We are excited to announce the opening of 2015 Lacrosse season and several opportunities throughout the season to enhance the experience for OBGC players and families. We look forward to another great year and hope you will take a minute now to register for the 2015 season. We will do our best to accommodate all who want to play but may need to limit the number of players once maximum team sizes are reached, so please register early. Important note - lacrosse registration will close on February 22nd 2015 and no players will be accepted after the registration closes.
OBGC 2015 Lacrosse Program
Scoopers Update: As a reflection in the changing times, our Scoopers program will be moving to an all pads required program for the spring 2015 season. We are working with vendors to secure “start-up” packages at whole sale friendly rates. Negotiations are still pending. Please check in before acquiring any equipment for the season. While the emphasis will still be on instructional based format, there will be a condensed game schedule held at the end of the season.
Summer 2015 Tournament Season: OBGC will be offering opportunities for OBGC rec teams to compete in summer tournaments. The number of tournaments will be determined at some point during the season. It will cost extra to participate, but will be affordable and provides an excellent opportunity for interested teams to play high level of competition against teams throughout the area and beyond. Costs will be directed towards tournament fees and practice field reservations. Stay tuned for more information!
Spring Season: The Olney lacrosse teams enters our second year in the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC). For more information on WMYLC please visit their website at www.wmylc.org.
Age Brackets: OBGC Boys Lacrosse program offers lacrosse for novice and experienced players in the following age brackets.
Scooper Boys - U7 (Under 7 years of age as of 8/31/2014) $90 Instructional
Bantam Boys - U9 (Under 9 years of age as of 8/31/2014) $220 Instructional Non-Competitive Travel Teams
Pee-Wee Boys –U11 (Under 11 years of age as of 8/31/2014) $220 Competitive Travel A & B Teams
Midget Boys – U13 (Under 13 years of age as of 8/31/2014) $220 Competitive Travel A & B Teams
Junior Boys- U15 (Under 15 years of age as of 8/31/2014) $220 Competitive Travel A & B Teams
Registration Deadline: 22 February 2015
The age brackets for 2015 are in alignment with US Lacrosse recommendations for boy's youth lacrosse. Coaches will be responsible for validation of birthdates, and will be required to present opposing teams with rosters prior to each game.
Grading/Tryouts: If more than one team is formed in the Junior, Midget or Peewee age groups, OBGC coaches will grade and place players on teams based on skill. Our goal first and foremost is to place boys on teams where they will have the best experience, learn the most and have optimal playing time. Weather permitting; we intend to have our first group practice/tryout on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Detailed information will be communicated via email as the date nears. Please be sure to include your correct email address on your registration form and to check your email regularly throughout the day.
Equipment: OBGC provides uniforms and specialized goalie gear. All other personal equipment is the responsibility of the player. Boys require helmet, shoulder and arm pads, groin protection, gloves, lacrosse stick, mouth-guard and field shoes. Rib pads are recommended but not required. Please arrive at the first practice with all of your equipment. We will be collecting the jersey at the end of the season for reuse so please take care of your uniform. The savings from not having to incur the cost of new uniforms every year benefits OBGC and allows us to further enhance our program as well as to help cover the increasing field and referee expenses. Players get to keep their game shorts and shooter shirts!
Practices: Practices will be held 2-3 times a week. Practice fields and times will be determined once the permitting process has been completed. Additional practices may be held during weekend periods. Please bring water to every practice and be sure to take your trash with you when you leave.
Games: A complete game schedule will be provided as soon as the schedule has been set. Games will be played on Saturdays. Mid-week games will likely be played as well. Regular season games conclude before the Memorial Day weekend with the annual SMLYA tournament.
Contact Information: If you have any questions about OBGC lacrosse, please contact us at Lacrosse@OBGC.com. For registration questions, please contact Administration@OBGC.com.
Thanks, and again, welcome to OBGC Lacrosse!!!
Coaches: We are in need of volunteers to help as coaches. No experience is required as OBGC is committed to help you with training. We will cover the cost of US Lacrosse level I training both on line and class room training for all Olney Lacrosse coaches. Information on training can be found at www.uslacrosse.org. Click on the Volunteer section for registration details.
Please spend some time at www.uslacrosse.org (see Coaches Education) to review the online courses for coaches.