What is the Maryland United Lacrosse Club ?
The Maryland United Lacrosse Club, with the ‘headquarters’ in Arnold, MD is a lacrosse club based in Anne Arundel County. It is a girl’s lacrosse club, consisting of players with graduating years of 2020 through 2028 for the 2018/2019 season.
As of 2017, MD United has formed a partnership with API and Medstar to provide Conditioning, Sports Performance Training, Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and, Injury Prevention for all MD United athletes.
If I try out for the Maryland United Lacrosse Club and make it, what will the commitment be like?
Players are expected to attend practices and tournaments during the Fall, Spring & Summer. ( High School teams do not practice during the spring ).
In the fall, we will hold practices for all teams on Sunday afternoons at MACC from Sept. - late Oct.
Our elementary and middle school players have Skill sessions and, Conditioning/Training inside on Saturdays during the months of Jan./Feb at API in Gambrills . Our High School players are offered training/conditioning during the week/weekends.
Our Elementary/Middle school players participate in the NGLL Spring League ( March - May ). We begin outside practices ( Tuesday & Thursday evenings ) for all Elementary/Middle School teams in March at MACC. Those teams continue that schedule until the end of June.
High school players return to practices in May ( Tuesday & Thursday evenings ) after their high school season.
Where will you practice?
The Maryland United Lacrosse Club practices at the MACC facility on Davidsonville Road in Gambrills and, at API, our indoor facility in Gambrills .
What do my fees cover?
The Membership Fee for the 2019-2020 season is $650.00 and, is due when the player accepts their roster spot. Fees ( TBD ) are then collected in Sept. & Jan. Fees cover, fields, field maintenance, insurance, uniforms, coach's compensations, Winter Indoor conditioning & practices, NGLL league & tournaments.
Do I have to join US Lacrosse?
Yes, US Lacrosse provides additional insurance coverage for all of our players and coaches as well as US Lacrosse Magazine for one year. The tournaments we attend now require all players become members of US Lacrosse.
How do I join US Lacrosse?
Log on to www.uslacrosse.org and click on 'membership info.' You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your membership number.
Does Maryland United participate in any leagues?
We participate in the NGLL League . MDU players can play NGLL and Rec. League but, we ask that MDU be a priority.
Do All MDU players receive equal playing time?
Most tournaments are designed to provide opportunities for our high school players to be seen by, and, to gain exposure to, college coaches. ALL MDU athletes will receive an equal opportunity to compete but, we cannot guarantee equal playing time for any grad year. Typically, MD United has not had an issue with playing time due to the commitment and talent level of our players.
How many girls per team will the Maryland United Lacrosse Club carry?
We will carry approximately 21-22 (19-20 field players) girls per team, depending on the grad year. Because our services are extensive, this is the maximum number of girls we can handle and ensure the highest quality and best experience for all! ** MD United will have two teams in a grad year if there is enough talent present at tryouts to support two teams.
Can I play on the Maryland United Lacrosse Club and another club team?
Any player who makes the team must make the Maryland United Lacrosse Club her number one lacrosse commitment. You CANNOT play for any other team unless it is your High School or Rec. League team. A member of the Maryland United Lacrosse Club may not be a member of another lacrosse club.
How will the teams be chosen and who will be choosing them?
Teams are based on the player's high school graduation year. Our evaluations will determine your team placement. Prospective players should make it a priority to attend as many evaluations (tryouts) as possible. Players are evaluated by outside evaluators and, coaches from from grad years other than the year they are trying out for.
Players will be evaluated during tryouts based on:
2. Athleticism & Potential
3. Lacrosse field sense
4. Work ethic & persistence
5. Coach-ability & ability to execute direction
6. Skill - ball handling, etc.
Once a player is a member of a Maryland United Lacrosse Club, will they be required to try out again each year?
Yes, each player must try out each year for the purpose of determining team placement. If there were no tryouts, the competitive spirit and desire necessary to achieve a roster position would be compromised. Our tryouts ARE ALWAYS OPEN TRYOUTS! WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT!
What is our refund policy?
There are NO refunds after registration begins.
As a member of a Maryland United Lacrosse Team, will I have the same coach each year?
It is not our policy to change coaches every year, however, we cannot guarantee that you will have the same coach from year to year.
How will tournaments be chosen?
Maryland United Lacrosse Club will choose tournaments for our High School players that provide the best opportunities for competition and exposure to college coaches.
Tournament schedules for our Middle School players are based on location and opportunities for competition. BOTH teams in a grad year attend the same tournament.
Will college players be involved in the Maryland United Lacrosse Club?
We believe that college players are an important part of a club lacrosse program. The college players will be on the Maryland United Lacrosse Club staff as Assistant Coaches. These young ladies are at the height of their game and possess the strongest skills. The Assistant Coaches will attend practices and provide extra coaching sessions if desired . We believe this is the best way to utilize their expertise and impact the club players.
What type of experience does Maryland United Lacrosse Club have in running a club lacrosse program?
Our coaches have experience coaching youth, high school, college and club level lacrosse for more than a decade. Many of the coaches have played lacrosse in college, and/or have daughters that have played in college and beyond.
All of our high school grad year coaches have experience and knowledge of the recruiting process.
Does Maryland United Lacrosse Club charge for recruiting services?
Maryland United DOES NOT charge for recruiting services. We provide all of our players the information necessary to make an educated decision about playing at the collegiate level. It is an honor to be a part of their recruiting process.
Recruiting - Bev Altig and MC Rossing, Recruiting Director, are available 24/7 for players, parents and college coaches throughout the recruiting process.