Westminster Area Lacrosse (WAX) is a recreational youth lacrosse program providing sporting opportunities for girls and boys ages 4-14.
Located in Westminster, MD, WAX offers lacrosse programs throughout the calender year.
The WAX boys program offers traditional spring lacrosse beginning in March and running through June each year. Ages 4-6 play in the Pockets program, with no contact, and only using a stick and soft ball. Ages 7-8 play in the Tykers division of the CarBalCo league. This is played on a 75% size field, 7 v 7, with full pads and limited contact.
Ages 9-10 (Lightning), 11-12 (Midgets), and 13-14 (Juniors) play in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association.
During the summer, WAX offers a Tyker Nation clinic for Tykers age children, as well as for boys moving up from Pockets the following year.
Begining in late August, WAX offers Fall Ball each Sunday until Halloween. This is broken down by age group and includes a short practice followed by games. Each age group's Fall Ball runs approximately 90 minutes each week.
Early November through March, WAX boys play in the Four Seasons indoor league in Hampstead, MD. Games are by age group. Additionally, WAX runs a clinic for new players and Tykers at the Four Seasons complex during the indoor season.
WAX is excited to offer your daughters the opportunity to learn the skills of the game, grow as an athlete and a person, and have fun while playing lacrosse. The Girls program starts at age five and continues through age 14. We follow US Lacrosse rules. All levels play with eye protection and a colored mouth guard. Additionally, we use a certified lacrosse ball.
Assesments begin in mid to late January, team assignments are made after assessments and the season begins mid March or early April and runs through June. All teams practice one-two nights per week in addition to their games.
Pockets: age 5-6 play other in-house WAX teams and are part of the Carroll Girls League. Games will also be played against other county programs in the league. Freedom traditionally holds a Pocket Playday at the end of the season.
Tykers: age 7-8 play other in-house WAX teams and are part of the Carroll Girls League. Games will also be played against other county programs in the league. Freedom traditionally holds a Tyker Playday at the end of the season.
Lightning: age 9-10 play in the MYLA league.
Midget: age 11-12 play in the MYLA league.
Juniors: age 13-14 play in the MYLA league.