Welcome to House Lacrosse Spring 2018
Olney Boys Lacrosse
We are excited to announce the opening of 2018 Lacrosse season and several opportunities throughout the season to enhance the experience for OBGC players and families. We look forward to another great year and hope you will take a minute now to register for the 2018 season. We will do our best to accommodate all who want to play but may need to limit the number of players once maximum team sizes are reached, so please register early. Important note – lacrosse registration will close on February 16th 2018 after which players will only be accepted as roster spots on specific teams are available.
OBGC 2018 Lacrosse Program
Scoopers Update: What once was old is new again! Scoopers program will return to a completely instructional, stick only clinic format. Clinics will begin Sunday 15 April 2018 and end Sunday 20 May 2018. Clinics will run from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on the OBGC campus. Full details to follow for all registered families.
Spring Season: The Olney lacrosse program enters our fifth year in the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC). For more information on WMYLC please visit their website at www.wmylc.org.
Age Brackets: OBGC Boys Lacrosse program offers lacrosse for novice and experienced players in the following age brackets. WMYLC has adopted US Lacrosse age group guidelines. The new format is below.
Scooper Boys – U6 (Kindergartners) $70 Instructional (Sticks Only)
Bantam Boys – U8 (1st and 2nd Graders) $195 Instructional Non-Competitive Rec Teams
Pee-Wee Boys –U10 (3rd & 4th graders) $195 Instructional Competitive A & B Teams
Midget Boys – U12 (5th & 6th graders) $195 Instructional Competitive A & B Teams
Junior Boys- 14U (7th & 8th graders) $195 Instructional Competitive A & B Teams
Registration Deadline: 16 February 2018
The age brackets for 2018 are in alignment with US Lacrosse recommendations for boy’s youth lacrosse. Coaches will be responsible for validation of birthdates, and will be required to present opposing teams with rosters prior to each game.
Grading Sessions: If more than one team is formed in the Junior, Midget or Peewee age groups, OBGC coaches will grade and place players on teams based on skill. Our goal, first and foremost, is to place boys on teams where they will have the best experience, learn the most and have optimal playing time. Weather permitting; we intend to have our first group grading session on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Detailed information will be communicated via email as the date nears. Please be sure to include your correct email address on your registration form and to check your email regularly throughout the day.
Equipment: OBGC provides uniforms and specialized goalie gear. All other personal equipment is the responsibility of the player. Boys require helmet, shoulder and arm pads, groin protection, gloves, lacrosse stick, mouth-guard and field shoes. Rib pads are recommended but not required. Please arrive at the first practice with all of your equipment.
Practices: Practices will be held 2-3 times a week. Practice fields and times will be determined once the permitting process has been completed. Additional practices may be held during weekend periods. Please bring water to every practice and be sure to take your trash with you when you leave.
Games: A complete game schedule will be provided as soon as the schedule has been set. U7-U12 games will be played on Saturdays, U14 games will be played on Sundays. Some mid-week games will likely be played as well. Regular season games conclude before the Memorial Day weekend with the annual WMYLC tournament.
Contact Information: If you have any questions about OBGC lacrosse, please contact us at Lacrosse@OBGC.com. For registration questions, please contact Administration@OBGC.com.
Thanks, and again, welcome to OBGC Lacrosse!!!
Coaches: We are in need of volunteers to help as coaches. No experience is required as OBGC is committed to help you with training. We will cover the cost of US Lacrosse level I training both on line and class room training for all Olney Lacrosse coaches. Information on training can be found at www.uslacrosse.org. Click on the Volunteer section for registration details.
Please spend some time at www.uslacrosse.org (see Coaches Education) to review the online courses for coaches.