PROGRAM VISION 2022

Fallston Rec Boys' Lacrosse will continue to provide the opportunity for boys to maximize their potential and have fun at multiple skill levels. The Tyker (7-8), Lightning (9-10), Middie (11-12), and Junior (13-14) age groups will all be "travel" teams. Softstick (3-4) and Clinic (5-6) will be "in-house" programs.

Where registration numbers permit, we will be expanding the program to three distinct levels of competition depending on player skill and level of commitment:

  1. Fallston Rec In-House (Softstick (3-4) and Clinic (5-6) age groups only)
  2. Fallston Rec Travel League
  3. MYLA "Club" (Currently 2030 Only)

Here is a high-level breakdown of the planned 2022 Fallston Boys Lacrosse offerings:

Softstick and Clinic

Softstick (3-4)

The Softstick (3-4) program will continue with the proven, successful format that has been in-place over the past decade. Open to boys ages 3 and 4, this program acts as an introduction to the sport of lacrosse in a fun, non-contact setting. This is an in-house program where our youngest players are instructed on lacrosse basics. Softsticks will practice once per week starting in April. Sticks and t-shirts are provided by the program.

Clinic (5-6)

The Clinic (5-6) age group is an in-house program utilizing modified rules and smaller fields to introduce young players to the skills and concepts of lacrosse. Players at this age group will be required to wear full lacrosse equipment and will learn the basics of teamwork and field-play. Clinic teams will practice twice per week early in the season and will progress to playing in-house games later in the season. Lacrosse equipment for the Clinic age group can be provided by the Fallston Lacrosse Program but players will be responsible for providing their own sticks, cleats, mouthguards, and protective cups.

Travel League

We plan to have at least one combined age travel team for the following age groups:

Junior (13-14) - Middies (11-12) - Lightning (9-10) - Tyker (7-8)

The commitment for these teams will be:

  • Evaluations will be held in January/February – Participation at least 1 evaluation will be required to qualify to be selected for the more competitive teams at each age group
  • Team roster and competitive level will be set by at coaches discretion
  • Equipment - Fallston Rec will continue to provide helmet, gloves, arm pads, and shoulder pads for registered Tyker players. Older age groups will be required to provide their own equipment.
  • Spring: 2-3 practices per week.  Participation in the MYLA rec travel league on Saturday and/or HARCO Travel league on Sunday
  • Summer:  Tournament participation will be determined by team and by coaches
  • Total Cost:  Tournament participation will determine any necessary additional fees in addition to the registration fee

MYLA "Club"

The Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association has re-designated their "A" division at each age group as "Rec Club" moving forward. These are single graduation year teams that will be playing at a slightly higher competitive level than typical rec teams. For the 2022 season there will be just one Fallston MYLA Club level team at the 2030 (4th grade) age group.

Scheduled practices, clinics and leagues will vary by team. Here is a typical commitment:

  • Tryouts Held In November, 2-3 tryouts required, teams chosen at Coaches discretion
  • Winter: 6 – 8 practices, potential indoor league
  • Spring: 2-3 practices a week and 1-2 games per week. Saturday games will be in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association (MYLA) or a club/advanced league. Sunday may include club league games (TBD).
  • Summer:  Tournaments to late June / early July with practices for these events
  • Total Cost: Tournament participation will determine any necessary additional fees in addition to the registration fee

The Fallston Boys Lacrosse Program is dedicated to providing the best lacrosse experience possible for all of our players and families. Join us to make 2022 another fantastic season of the best lacrosse around!

Thank you,

The Fallston Boys Lacrosse Program Board