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Howard County Recreation & Parks offers lacrosse programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to adult recreational players.

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Mighty LAXers Lacrosse (3-4 yrs)
Calling all Mighty LAXers! This high energy curriculum introduces children to important fundamentals of lacrosse such as scooping, cradling, and shooting. Age appropriate equipment is used to provide children with a safe and fun experience in every LAXers class! Parents are also encouraged to follow the coach's instructions to assist in the games and activities. Info: Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or abartell@howardcountymd.gov

CLICK HERE to view all of the preschool sports programs. 

After-School Lacrosse (8-10 yrs)
The school day is over and it’s time to LAX it up! First-time players or those wanting to improve skills focus on the fundamentals of passing, catching, cradling, defense and overall team play in a fun and exciting environment. Meet outside school office; coach escorts players to the field. Info: Brian Wyman, 410-313-4705 or bwyman@howardcountymd.gov.

Elementary School

  • Fall, winter and spring Introduction to Lacrosse clinics
Middle School

  • Middle School Indoor Lacrosse 
  • Lacrosse Winter Tune-Up

High School

  • Lacrosse Winter Tune-Up

 

For more information, please contact Ray Hall at 410-313-1689 or ARHall@howardcountymd.gov.

Hero's Lacrosse League (5-14 yrs)
This league is for new and experienced players who want to build their skills during the summer. Participants are placed on teams and play one game per week throughout the summer.

Howard County Lacrosse Program (5-14 yrs)
For Boys and Girls. This is a recreational/instructional league with new and experienced players placed on teams and participating in regular practices and games. 

  • HC Lax (recreational) in the spring
  • COBRA (travel) in the spring with fall tryouts
  • HoCo Summer Club 


HCRP Boys High School Lacrosse Leagues
 
Off-season summer and fall leagues for local high school lacrosse teams.

 
Shooting Stars Girls Instructional Lacrosse League (7-13 yrs)
This lacrosse program is for beginner and advanced players who want to improve their skills and further their knowledge of the game of lacrosse without the commitment of playing year round. The first half of each session is a clinic and focuses on skill development. The second half of each session are games and game-like scenarios. Clinic time is separated for players based on experience. 



Fast Break Instructional Lacrosse League for Boys (8-11 yrs)
The fastest game on 2 feet just got faster! With this new brand of high speed, low contact lacrosse, players quickly learn more of the fundamentals of the game through quick repetitions and fast speed game play. Each session is an hour and a half long, structured as a 45-minute joint practice with another team, followed by a 45-minute game against that team. Games are held on smaller fields, have fewer players on the field and allow for maximum skill building. Please register for the section that corresponds to the high school your child is districted to go to. Please also answer the school question in registration as the High School your child is districted to attend, in case we need to split one region into two separate teams. Players from those local high schools are the coaches of these teams and home fields will be in those regions. Mandatory equipment: lacrosse helmet, gloves, mouth guard and stick. No sticks over 42" in length.

  

  • 8-9 years (Age Determination: September 1)
  • 10-11 years (Age Determination: September 1)

Instructional Lacrosse League for Boys (Grade 7-8)
This lacrosse program is for players who want to improve their skills and further their knowledge of the game of lacrosse without the commitment of playing year round. The first half of each session is a clinic and focuses on skill development. The second half of each session is an official game with referees. Coaches are local high school players and adult volunteers; please contact us if interested in volunteering. Age determination is September 1.

 

 

Mighty LAXers Lacrosse Camp (3-5 yrs)
Preschoolers have fun in this exciting introduction to the sport of lacrosse! Learn the basics of scooping, passing, catching, cradling and shooting while having a blast in a team environment. Experienced coaches use age appropriate games and activities to encourage active involvement and development of social skills. Info: Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or abartell@howardcountymd.gov


Introduction to Lacrosse Camp for Boys & Girls
(5-12 yrs)

First-time players or those wanting to improve on their fundamental lacrosse skills, come practice stick work, shooting, ground balls and basic lacrosse concepts. Fee includes t-shirt and use of all equipment including helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads and stick for boys and protective eye-wear and stick for girls.You must bring a mouth-guard. Friday is reserved as a rain date. Info: Ray Hall, 410-313-1689 or arhall@howardcountymd.gov.


Lax Rats Lacrosse Camp for Boys (7-17 yrs)

Lace up your cleats and grab your lacrosse stick for this great new camp. Run by the Holmes brothers *who are current and former University of MD Lacrosse players), this camp has a lot to offer the rising lacrosse player. They cater to all skill levels and beginners are welcomed. Some of the fun events scheduled include a lacrosse combine, daily work on lacrosse skills specific to each players position and team concept including EMO, man down defense, riding, clearing and offensive and defensive strategies. Info: Derrick Thompson, 410-313-4736 or dethompson@howardcountymd.gov


Shooting Stars Lacrosse for Girls with Erin Schade (7-17 yrs)
All-American Erin Shade is directing this camp. Novice or experienced players , come build fundamental skills and enjoy one of the fastest games on foot. Receive instruction in proper stick handling, offensive and defensive techniques and strategies from some of the country's top college coaches and players. Participate in daily scrimmages, drills, games, contests and fun! Goalkeeping instruction offered. Fee includes t-shirt. Info: Derrick Thompson, 410-313-4736 or dethompson@howardcountymd.gov

Adult leagues (men's open, Masters/35+ and Grand Masters/45+ leagues), hosted on HCRP turf fields across the county.  Leagues operate in spring, summer and fall seasons.  Division offerings may change seasonally based on demand. 

Men’s Fall Pick-up Lacrosse

Keep your lacrosse skills tuned in this fun social pick up lacrosse program. Teams will be split up at the beginning of each session, and games will be played with those teams. Wednesday nights on the Rckburn Branch Park turf fields. Referees will be provided. Must bring a reversible light and dark colored jersey.

Information: Derrick Thompson, 410-313-4736, dethompson@howardcountymd.gov

Men’s Fall Pick-up Lacrosse

Keep your lacrosse skills tuned in this fun social pick up lacrosse program. Teams will be split up at the beginning of each session, and games will be played with those teams. Wednesday nights on the Rockburn Branch Park turf fields. Referees will be provided. Must bring a reversible light and dark colored jersey. Info: Derrick Thompson, 410-313-4736 or dethompson@howardcountymd.gov

Lacrosse Tournaments

Lax Fest

Saturday, June 10- Western Regional Park

Recreation League Championship games

 Adult Lax

Saturday, June 10-11- Blandair Regional Park

Pre-season adult tournament for summer league teams. 

National High School Lacrosse Showcase

July 7-13- Blandair Regional Park and Oakland Mills

Click here for more information. 

The National High School Lacrosse Showcase (NHSLS) was created to allow high school teams across the country to compete that most likely would not meet during the spring season and for the players to receive recruiting exposure.

Maryland Lacrosse Showcase

July 29-30- Blandair and Oakland Mills

Click here for more information/registration. 

Maryland Lacrosse Showcase is an elite national individual recruiting showcase, open to rising sophomores through seniors. 

IWLCA Showcase

November 4-5- Western Regional Park

Click here for more information/registration. 

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), Corrigan Sports and HCRP are excited to announce an Official IWLCA event for uncommitted athletes, The Recruit Experience!