Olney Boys Lacrosse

Spring 2020

We are excited to announce the opening of 2020 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 2020 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 21st 2020 after which players will only be accepted as roster spots on specific teams are available. 

OBGC 2020 Lacrosse Program 

6U Scoopers Update: Scoopers program is strictly a completely instructional, stick only clinic format. Clinics will begin Sunday 19 April 2020 and end Sunday 17 May 2020. Clinics will run from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on the OBGC campus. These five sessions are intended to introduce the basics of the sport so the player is ready to excel in the following year in 8U when full pads are required. Full details to follow for all registered families. 

Spring Season: The Olney lacrosse program enters our seventh 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. WMYLC has adopted US Lacrosse age group guidelines. The new format is below.  

Scooper Boys – 6U (Kindergarten and first graders who are not ready to  compete with pads) $70 Instructional (Sticks Only) 
Bantam Boys – 8U (1st & 2nd grade) $195 Instructional Non-Competitive  Rec Teams 
Pee-Wee Boys –10U (3rd & 4th grade) $195 Instructional Competitive A & B Teams 
Midget Boys – 12U (5th & 6th grade) $195 Instructional Competitive A & B Teams 
Junior Boys- 14U (7th and 8th grade) $195 Instructional Competitive A &  B Teams 

Registration Deadline: 21 February 2020 

The age brackets for 2020 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 Sessions: If more than one team is formed in the Junior, Midget, Peewee, or Bantam age groups, OBGC coaches will grade and place players on teams based on a combination of age and 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 grading session on Sunday, February 29, 2020. 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. 

Practices: In general, practices will be held 2 times a week for 14U-10U and 1 or 2 times per week for 8U. This will be determined by the 8U coaches and parents. 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. 8U-14U games will be played on Saturdays. Home games will be at OBGC. Away game locations will vary but could be as far as an hour drive. Towards the end of the regular season 12U and 14U will have at least one mid-week game scheduled. The end of season championship tournament will occur on 5/30 & 5/31 for all age groups. 

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!!!       

Coaching Information 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.