Westminster Area Lacrosse. WAX is a youth program for beginners and experienced players. WAX provides instructional pockets program for boys and girls ages 5-6. Boys and Girls ages 7-8 play in a Carroll County League with limited travel. Boys and Gi
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Boys Indoor Schedule Posted 2/9/2016



Here are the remaining dates and times for Boys Indoor Lax time at Four Seasons in Hampstead.  Hopefully we won't have any more snow in February that will make us have to change this again.  Again tonights practice for Midgets 2/9 at 7:30 is cancelled due to SNOW.  Here is the remaining schedule leading into March.


Tuesday   Feb 16    7:30pm - 9:00pm  Midgets - All ages - Final Evaluation

Thursday  Feb 18    7:00pm - 8:30pm  Tykers-  Practice

Saturday  Feb 20    4:00 - 5:30 pm  Juniors - Practice

Saturday  Feb 20    5:30pm - 7:00pm  Lightning - Practice

Monday    Feb 22    6:30 - 9:30  Midgets  (Details to come for 3 hour breakdown)

Thursday   Feb 25  7:00pm - 8:30pm  Tykers - Practice

Saturday   Feb 27   4:00pm - 5:30pm  Junior - Practice

Saturday   Feb 27   5:30 - 7:00pm  Lightning - Practice

Tuesday   March 1   6:00 - 9:00  Midget - (Details to come for 3 hour breakdown)

Friday      March 4   7:30 - 9:00  Lighting - Practice


All Boys teams (except for Pockets) will be formed by first week in March if not sooner.  We will be using this indoor time until then for the boys to work on skills, drills, positions and basic fundamentals that are good to teach all of the age group at the same time.

The Midget Boys have 2 - 3 hour blocks which we will break up into time slots for certain groups.  After we meet with the Coaches we will post these details.



Registration is still open for all teams, however some may be at or reaching waitlist capacity so please don't wait.  Also if you can, pass the word along to friends and neighbors who might be interested in Lacrosse to sign up today.



Mark Slater has sent out and email about how Boys Pockets works and what you can be expecting.


If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail or call either one of us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  (acignatta77@gmail.com or mark_slater@attach.net)


Andy Cignatta

WAX Assistant Boys Coordinator

by posted 02/09/2016
Girls Tykers and Pockets Indoor Time

Our season is starting a little earlier this year thanks to a few hours of indoor time.  All girls are required to have a lacrosse stick, goggles and a colored mouth guard.  If you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact me.  All indoor clinics will be held at Four Seasons.

Tykers Clinics

2/19/16 (Friday) 6-7:30 p.m.

2/26/16 (Friday) 7-8 p.m.

3/4/16 (Friday) 6-7 p.m.


Pockets Clinics

2/22/16 (Monday) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

2/26/16 (Friday) 6-7 p.m.

3/5/16 (Saturday) 4-5 p.m.


Other info to note:

Our outdoor practices will begin March 15, 2016.

We will participate in the Gina's Warriors tournament April 3, 2016 at Friendship Valley Elementary.

Games will be held Saturday mornings between 9.am. and 12 p.m. beginning April 9th.

by posted 02/03/2016
Revised Boys Evaluation Schedule 02/01/2016

Wax families,


Thank you for your patience as we have been working to get the indoor times rescheduled that we lost due to the storm.  All evaluation and Clinic/Drill times will continue to be held at Four Seasons in Hampstead.

Boys Revised Evaluation Schedule

Friday 1/29    6:00 - 7:30pm  Lightning (All) for Evaluations

Friday 1/29    7:30 - 9:00pm   Midget (All) for Evaluations

Monday 2/1    7:30 - 9:00pm   Midget (All) for Evaluations (just added 1/30)

Saturday 2/6  12:30 - 2:00pm  Tyker (All) for Evaluations

Saturday 2/6  2:00 - 3:30 Lighting (All) Evaluations continued...

Saturday 2/6  5:00 - 6:30  Junior (All) Practice 

Tuesday 2/9   7:30 - 9:00pm  Midget Evaluations (Cancelled Due to Snow/Weather)


Please get there a few minutes early for Evaluations to get numbers pinned on and then come down to the field.  Coaches and Assistant coaches, please come down and help out.



Registration is still open for all teams, however some may be at or reaching waitlist capacity so please don't wait.  Also if you can, pass the word along to friends and neighbors who might be interested in Lacrosse to sign up today.



Mark Slater will be sending out emails about how Boys Pockets works and what you can be expecting.  If you have any questions, feel free to email or call either one of us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  (acignatta77@gmail.com or mark_slater@attach.net)


Andy Cignatta

WAX Assistant Boys Coordinator

by posted 01/28/2016
Boys Pockets information


Pocket Parents--
For those of you new to the WAX program...welcome aboard.
For the rest of you...returning Pockets from 2015 or re-starting at Pockets with a new player...welcome back to where it all begins.
Our Boys Pockets program starts on or about April 1 each year...the closest Sunday to that date.  So please do not worry that your boys are missing anything if you hear about indoor assessments or hear that teams are being formed (or see these things posted on the website)...that's everyone else in the boys program.
When:  Our target start date for 2016 is Sunday, April 3.  Mark your calendar.
Where:  The boys Pockets field is traditionally at East Middle School; we have used the mid-level field (between the soccer/lacrosse field and the track) which is to the left when facing the front of the school.  We are still sorting out field arrangements for the spring.  Some Sunday scrimmages may be with the developmental programs from other recreation councils; so aside from a couple of trips to nearby lacrosse program everything will be at East Middle School.  
Times:  We start out practicing on Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., and on one weeknight (Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday),  6-7 p.m. After several weeks of Sunday/week night practices, we form teams and play games on Sunday and continue with practices once during the week.

We run into June (typically up to the first Sunday in June or about when school lets out).
Teams:  Teams are typically 10-12 players. We play games in a 7 v 7 format, two attack, two midfielders, two defense, and a goalie on the field per team.
Coaching Philosophy:  Fun first. Fun second and fun third. That's the long and short on coaching philosophy.
In the middle of all that fun, we focus on fundamentals...catch, throw, shoot, cradle, scoop, dodge, and defensive positioning. Typically we practice as a group in a three or four station format. When everyone is arriving, we have a start-up scoop and shoot drill in progress.
Next, we sort the boys into stations. Initially these would be the catching station, the throwing station, the scooping station, and the cradling station. We practice changing hands and cradling with both hands. As we progress through the season, we combine skill sets and add more. For instance, scoop and shoot or scoop and pass or cradle and dodge would be examples of combined skill sets. Drills are designed to have as many boys involved at one time as possible. We try to end practices with a game of some sort. Two practices during the season are reserved for running a full field clear; it takes the whole practice.
And it takes a lot of parents to make this all work.  We do have several parent coaches back with us this year. And I expect many of you will want to help out. The boys have almost as much fun as the parents.
Checking.  No checking, except when the ball in on the ground...typically we teach blocking out and man/ball.
Equipment.  We use a standard lacrosse stick and a pinky ball.  You provide the boy and the stick.  WAX provides a practice ball for each player.  I recommend that everyone get an STX AV8 as a starter stick; the AV8 is the stick we use for starter sets for our 7-8 boys.  It is a good basic stick.  We cut the poles down a bit for the younger boys. Play It Again is our official vendor. Jim Collins, the owner, has sticks and knows what you need. WAX families get a discount at Play It Again.  You do not need any other lacrosse equipment for this year.
((How to shorten a lacrosse stick for a youth player.  Here’s what to do.  Pull the plug off the bottom of the stick.  Measure from the top of the head down the pole and cut it off at 34 inches.  Put the plug back on.  That’s it.  A standard lacrosse stick is 40 inches.  Your son can use the 34 inch stick until he is in fourth grade.)) 
Otherwise, mouth guard and field shoes (cleats or spikes one would wear for soccer or football).
Each player receives a jersey tee shirt (for keeps) when we divide into teams.
The first order of business.  Between now and March 15, we need to round up a few more players. How many? As many as want to play...we have had 70-95 players each of the last four years.  9,349 may be too many, but anything under that is probably going to be okay.
We'll have a meeting for parents who wants to help out on the field (in March)...dads and moms.
Since you’ve all registered and know how easy it is…please direct anyone interested in participating to the WAX website at www.waxlax.org for getting signed up.
I, also, will be glad to answer any and all questions any of you have about Pockets. Send me an e-mail or just give me a call.
Mark Slater
WAX Boys Coordinator



by posted 01/27/2016
Revised Girls Evaluation Schedule

Thanks for your patience while we determined how to reschedule 9 hours of indoor time that was missed due to the snow.  All Evaluations are still at Four Seasons in Hampstead. 

GIRLS Revised Evaluation Schedule

Mon. 2/1        6:30-8:00p    Lightning- Both 4th & 5th grade

Mon. 2/1        8:00-9:30p    Midgets- 6th grade only

Tues. 2/2       7:30-9:00p    Midgets- 7th grade only

Wed. 2/10      6:00-7:30p    Midgets- Both 6th & 7th grade

Wed. 2/10      7:30-9:00p    Juniors

Tykers- Clinic has been rescheduled for Friday 2/19   6:00-7:30p

Pockets- Clinic Monday 2/22  6:30-7:30p

Girls Registrations- All of our Girls MYLA teams are full at the Lightning, Midget and Junior levels. We may add teams if the demand is there. Now is your last chance to be Wait Listed so we can get a count. Payment is not required to be added to the Wait List.

Pockets & Tykers- Registrations are still OPEN! Tell your neighbors and friends. We would love to have more new Pockets and Tykers to play lacrosse.

We're busy preparing for the spring season. Team practice nights will be determined by the coaches and field availability. This information will be available after teams have been formed. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Julie Moreland & Meghan Bunting

by posted 01/27/2016
Spring 2016 Age Brackets
Age Determination for 2016 Season

(Kindergarten and 1st grade)

Tykers: 9/1/06-8/31/08
(2nd and 3rd grade)

Lightning: 9/1/04-8/31/06
(4th and 5th grade)

Midgets: 9/1/02-8/31/04
(6th and 7th grade)

Juniors: 9/1/00-8/31/02
(8th and 9th grade)

by posted 06/11/2011
Carroll County Recreation and Parks ADA Statement

Westminster Area Lacrosse, WAX, is a member of the Westminster Area Recreation Council, and is part of Carroll County Recreation and Parks.

The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.


by posted 11/01/2010
CDC Concussion Training
The Center for Disease Control has online concussion awareness training for parents and coaches. Please click here to complete the online course, Head's up: Concussion in Youth Sports.
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