The Bay Area Lacrosse Club(Formerly titled the SPLax Club)
tryouts are the week of July 16th-19th for rising 5th graders – rising 11th graders!
For rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders tryouts will be held on Monday July 16th and Tuesday July 17th at Rolling Knolls Elementary School in Annapolis. Registration is at 5:30 pm and tryouts are from 6-8pm.
For Rising 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Graders tryouts will be held on Wednesday July 18th and Thursday July 19ths at Rolling Knolls Elementary School in Annapolis. Registration is at 5:30pm and tryouts are from 6-8pm.
If you are unavailable for these tryout dates, please contact club director, Kate Hickman, at email@example.com to set up an alternate tryout date!
To register, please go to www.splaxclub.org and click on the registration link at the bottom of the page. SPLax just announced its name change to the Bay Area Lacrosse Club and the website will be going through that transformation in the upcoming weeks. For now, all information on the Bay Area Lacrosse Club can be found at the SPLax website!
Why the name-change to Bay Area Lacrosse Club?
The title of SPLax reflects the history and heritage of this club, originally created as a way for Severna Park High School players to continue to play with one another through the summer and fall. Since then, our club has evolved to have members from the entire county and state, therefore we wanted a name-change to reflect our entire membership! No matter where you are from and where you play lacrosse in middle and high school, the Bay Area Lacrosse Club is its own community and a revitalized identity!
Bay Area Lacrosse Club is chartered to offer young women, 5th grade through 11th grade, the opportunity to develop and refine necessary skills to play lacrosse at the high school and collegiate levels. Players are coached to be team players that maximize their contribution to the success of the team. The Bay Area Lacrosse Club values the needs of our members and prioritizes communication with each team to constantly assess whether we are meeting these needs. Most importantly, we emphasize the importance of ENJOYMENT, COMMITMENT and UNITY among our club members while maintaining a highly competitive level to compete with clubs nation-wide.
The Bay Area Lacrosse Club is committed to developing lacrosse skills for girls within a healthy, instructional environment of knowledgeable, committed coaches and talented players. We believe that lacrosse is not an end, rather a MEANS to an end - a sport through which girls can learn the life lessons of teamwork, community and persevering through adversity while developing into well-rounded, driven young women. This club values each individual player and their needs over the pride and vanity that many lacrosse clubs can get caught up in. We strive to balance the competitiveness of club lacrosse with the joy, direction, purpose and life-lessons lacrosse can provide to girls if channeled correctly.
For 5th and 6th Graders: For our youngest teams, our club’s focus is heavily on instruction and community. We provide countless clinics, practice time with experience coaches and college players, and instruction on the basic mechanics and strategies of the sport of lacrosse. We also emphasize FUN and COMMUNITY with team-building trips and quality time with the girls and their parents. Establishing that foundation of unity in our young teams is critical to their future success and happiness!
For 7th and 8th Graders: These teams are in a transition phase where lacrosse becomes more serious and their focus is targeted on preparation for the high school level. For that reason, in these years, we start to intensify our practices, giving more complex instruction on team strategy, and enhancing our expectations and practicing of the basic fundamental skills. We give specific clinics on areas of weaknesses girls communicate to their coaches and have a high expectation of commitment and drive among our players.
For 9th-11th Graders: The number one priority in these years is college recruiting. Our teams are placed in the competitive divisions of the best recruiting tournaments to assure they will be seen by coaches, and are given the highest quality of coaching and instruction possible! We also offer a WEALTH of support through our recruiting coordinator and club director, Kate Hickman. We have an annual recruiting seminar and free monthly recruiting e-newsletter distributed to all sophomores and juniors. We create and distribute player profile cards to college coaches at all of our tournaments. Kate acts as the liaison between college coaches and the players to communicate interest in both directions and set up phone calls and visits. For personal, one-on-one guidance, Kate offers a recruiting mentorship program starting the fall of sophomore year. In this service, she meets personally with players and parents to make sure they take every correct step in this process and seeks the school that is a perfect fit for their academic and athletic goals. It is a personal mentorship that is much more than walking you through the process, and is focused on taking away as much stress and uncertainty as possible in this experience!