Maineiax Lacrosse Club

2020 GIRLS TRAVEL TEAMS

Lacrosse is much more than a sport. Maineiax uses lacrosse to build friendships, teach life long lessons, create gateways to college, and provide an experience you cannot find anywhere else. Our travel teams are for elite players looking for more than just pick-up leagues. We practice and train to build fundamentals and game knowledge to become the best players and teammates as possible.

Our mission at Maineiax is to:

  • Develop and improve individual players to help them reach their fullest potential.
  • Emphasize team play and camaraderie to become better all-around lacrosse team players.
  • Play at some of the nation’s top events as well as regional tournaments.
  • Superior organization with consistent and efficient communication.
  • High-level instruction (college & elite HS coaches) under a model that meets the needs of all ages and ability levels.
  • High school teams will play at recruiting events flooded with college coaches, giving them the opportunity to be seen and recruited by NCAA DI, DII & DIII coaches.
  • Season dates: Summer (June -July), Fall (September-November) and Winter (January-March)

FALL TRAVEL TRYOUTS
@ Fitzpatrick Stadium (Portland)

Sunday, August 30
2021-2025s: 10:15-11:30am

Sunday, September 13
2021-2028: 1:00-2:15pm

Maineiax is creating an operating plan so that we are able to provide the safest and healthiest environment for our players and staff. Please understand that in doing so, there may be changes to our standard operating procedures in each program to keep our players and staff safe.

TRAVEL GOALS

  • Help grow the game of girls lacrosse in Maine 
  • Have players become more competitive, improve their stick work, be pushed to their full potential and grow their confidence
  • Become more competitive against regional and national club teams
  • Keep players from the same town together while also exposing them to new teammates from other towns
  • Meet the needs of every player in our program
  • Encourage school sport and multi sport participation
  • Play 100 days of lacrosse per year (includes school and rec programs)
  • Participate in league pick up games as opportunity to play with less coaching and structure
  • At the MS level, attend US Lacrosse sanctioned tournaments with the goal of qualifying for the US Lacrosse National Tournament (our girls 2023 team has qualified for Nationals this summer!)

FALL & SUMMER TRAVEL DETAILS (2021-2028s)

  • 2-hour practices that include individual and team feedback. 
  • Each player fills out a goals sheet during the season and coaches will provide each player with specific feedback at the end of the season.
  • All new players receive game jerseys and shorts. All players receive a shooting shirt. 
  • Summer Overnight Training Camp is recommended for all summer travel players. Players will spend two days together at Bates College working together, getting to know each other and having fun! More information can be found here
  • The number of teams is based on the number of players participating. We typically mix grades for middle school teams and group by age and skill level and high school teams by age. Maineiax reserves the right to change the grade levels of each team based on the players who make it. 
  • We are constantly evaluating if a player is getting challenged enough or is in over their head. If a player needs to be moved up or down, we will discuss with coaches and parents and move them to a more appropriate age group to ensure their development – even if it’s mid program.
  • All players must attend a tryout. Those not qualified to participate in tournaments, will be asked to be a practice player or participate in another Maineiax program as we have a place for every player and offer a variety of programs.
  • Recruiting and college guidance for high school players include on the field conversations with coaches, college search Q&A for parents and players and recruit email templates and advice.
  • Each team has team parents who help organize tailgates and hotel blocks at tournaments, weeks and months in advance.
  • Maineiax assumes that all travel players will participate in most practices and most tournaments. Players receive even playing time at tournaments, however, a player will get no game minutes if they have not attended any practices.
  • We do not prorate costs for missed tournaments or practices.
To print out an overview of our girls travel program, click here:  Maineiax Girls Travel Package

TRYOUT INFORMATION: AUGUST 30 & SEPTEMBER 13

  • See times above
  • All players must tryout and pay a one time $25 tryout fee at registration. 
  • All players must be registered to try out.
  • Summer travel players have a spot on our fall roster but should try to attend one fall tryout in September.
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COACHES

We take pride in giving players the best coaching possible, while growing the game in Maine and having as much fun as possible. We take the time to communicate our goals and expectations to our staff while helping them develop into the best coaches and mentors they can be. Our coaching philosophy includes:

  • Each travel team has two coaches (mix of college & elite HS coaches) who offer high level instruction under a model that meets the needs of all ages and ability levels.
  • Coaches are supportive to players & families while fostering teamwork and player development.
  • Coaches are energetic, positive, engaged and present.
  • At tournaments, coaches meet their team 1 hour before the first game to set goals and warmup. In between games, coaches meet with their teams to discuss goals met and areas for improvement.
  • Coaches send pre tournament emails about goals and also send a short tournament recap about the team’s experience within 48 hours of the weekend.
  • Cell phones are only used during practice to keep time for stations, to take video analysis of players or to take photos for the the website and social media.

PAYMENT & REGISTRATION

Maineiax is committed to keeping the price of travel affordable to every Maine family. A study conducted in 2017 by TD Ameritrade found that the cost of competitive or elite teams was on average up to $500 per month, per child with over 20 percent of teams costing $1,000 per month. The cost for club soccer teams ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 per year.* We are below the national average for girls lacrosse clubs. The cost for girls lacrosse clubs in New England range from $975-$10,000. Examples of certain clubs in the following states include: NH clubs ($975-$1750), MA clubs ($1300-$10,000) and CT clubs ($1200-$1475) plus tournament fees up to $200 per tournament. *Source: USA Today

The cost of Maineiax travel covers the following: coaches salary, facility fees, tournament fees, training camp, travel gear, and administrative fees. We want all Maine players to have access to our travel teams so if you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please email maineiaxclub@gmail.com. 

Summer Travel Cost:
High School Player (2020-2024) – $675 + $25 tryout fee 
Middle School (2025/2026) & Youth Player (2027/2028) – $575 + $25 tryout fee 

Fall Travel Cost:
High School Player (2020-2024) – $675 + $25 tryout fee (includes 12 practices, no tournament fees* included at this time)
Middle & Youth Player (2025-2028)  – $575 + $25 tryout fee (includes 10 practices, no tournament fees* included at this time)
*Tournament fees ($50-$100 per tournament depending on cost of tournament) will be added later IF tournaments take place

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • All players must tryout and pay a one time $25 tryout fee at registration. 
  • A $250 deposit is due at registration and is refunded if the player doesn’t make the team. Full payment is due by June 30th for summer players and October 15 for fall players. 
  • We offer payment plans, sibling discount and scholarships. Email us at maineiaxclub@gmail.com to inquire.
  • Deposits and partial payments can be paid here. Checks should be mailed to Maineiax Lacrosse Club, 36 Bruce Hill Rd, Cumberland, ME 04021. 
  • To check your balance and to pay in full click the registration button below.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

2020 FALL PRACTICES

High school will have 12 practices and Middle School/Youth will have 10 practices. All practices will be in the Portland area once or twice a week on weekends (when no tournament) from September through November. 

High School & Middle School Practices (subject to change):
Saturday, September 19 – 12:00-2:00pm @ Memorial Stadium 
Saturday, September 26 – 2:00-4:00pm @ Memorial Stadium
Sunday, September 27 – 1:00-3:00pm @ Fitzpatrick Stadium
Saturday, October 3 – 2:00-4:00pm @ Memorial Stadium (High School only)
Sunday, October 4 – 1:00-3:00pm @ Fitzpatrick Stadium 
Saturday, October 10 – 2:00-4:00pm @ Memorial Stadium 
Saturday, October 17 – 12:00-2:00 @ Memorial Stadium – Cancelled due to weather
Sunday, October 18 – 1:00-3:00pm @ Fitzpatrick Stadium (Middle School only) / Legacy Tournament (HS teams)
Saturday, October 24 – 1:30-4:30pm @ Memorial Stadium (High School only) – Scrimmages vs. GSE (game times tbd)
Sunday, October 25 – 1:00-3:00pm @ North Yarmouth Academy (grass and turf fields)
Saturday, October 31 – 2:00-4:00pm @ Memorial Stadium *Halloween inter-squad 5v5 Queen of the Hill games*
Sunday, November 1 – 1:00-3:00pm @ North Yarmouth Academy (grass and turf fields)
Saturday, November 7 – 2:00-4:00pm @ Memorial Stadium (high school only) *Rescheduled from 10/17*
Sunday, November 8 – 1:00-3:00pm @ North Yarmouth Academy (grass and turf fields) *Inter-squad full field and 5v5 Queen of the Hill games*

2020 FALL TOURNAMENTS

  • Teams typically attend 3 regional and/or national tournaments (at least one recruiting tournament for high school teams each season) during each season. We will attend tournaments if COVID permits and tournament fees will be added later. We are also looking into friendly games with other local NH clubs. 
  • Travel expenses (transportation, meals, hotels, etc.) are NOT included in travel fee and players are responsible for arranging them and getting to tournaments on their own.
  • Tournament fees will be added later IF we’re able to attend tournaments. 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

WINTER TRAVEL DETAILS

@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland

MAINEIAX FUTURES TRAVEL TEAMS:
3rd-6th grades
Sunday practices
2 local 4v4 tournaments

MAINEIAX MS/HS TRAVEL TEAMS:
7th-12th grades
Sunday practices

2 local 4v4 tournaments + 1 out of state tournament 

A program designed just for our MS and HS past and current travel players in the “off season” and for those youth players new to travel! The pace will be high-intensity reps as players rotate through stations to work on wall ball routines, speed training & fitness, positional skill work and team concepts in small sided games. We will create a competitive atmosphere while pushing players to compete at a higher level while improving their strength and game awareness! Players will practice together and placed in groups to play in two 4v4 indoor tournaments at the MAC. MS and HS teams will also play in one out of state 7v7 tournament! The perfect opportunity to compete with advanced players while keeping up your skills in the winter months before your school season!

SUMMER PRACTICES

Locations:
Falmouth Community Fields: 19 Winn Road, Falmouth, ME (go to second set of grass fields)
Deering High School: Presumpscot Park, Portland, ME (behind Deering High School, the parking lot is off Leland Street)
Memorial Stadium: Leland & Ludlow Streets, Portland, ME (behind Deering HS, parking on Leland Street or by grass fields)
Fitzpatrick Stadium: 239 Park Ave, Portland, ME 
North Yarmouth Academy: 148 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME
More info can be found here

Girls High School Practices (subject to change):
June 22 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:15-7:15pm (all teams)
June 24 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5pm (all teams) – cancelled due to weather
June 28 @ Falmouth Community Park, 12-2pm (all teams)
July 1 @ Falmouth Community Park 3-5 (2024s) or Fitzpatrick Stadium, 5-7pm (2021-23s) – new times and location!
July 7 @ Deering High School, 4-6pm (2023/2024s) or 6-8pm (2021/2022s)
July 9 @ Memorial Stadium 5-7 (2021/2022s) and Deering High School 5-7pm (2023/2024s) 
July 10 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5 – all teams (6/24 makeup date)
July 14 @ Deering High School 4-6pm (2024sor 6-8pm (2021-2023s) – cancelled due to weather
July 16 @ Fitzpatrick Stadium 5-7 (2024s) and Memorial 5-7pm (2021-2023s)
July 21 @ North Yarmouth Academy Turf & Grass Fields 5-7pm (all teams)
July 23 @ Memorial 5-7pm (2021-2023sor Deering High School 5-7pm (2024s) (location updated)
July 24 @ Deering High School 4-6pm (2021-2023sor Memorial 4-6pm (2024s) – rescheduled from 7/14
July 26 @ Holderness School (NH) for North Country Lax Games (3 games)
July 28 @ Memorial 5-7pm (2024s) or Fitzpatrick Stadium (2021-2023s) 5-7pm

Girls Middle School/Youth Practices (subject to change):
June 22 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5pm 
June 26 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5pm
June 29 @ Falmouth Community Park, 4-6pm – cancelled due to weather
July 1 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5pm – new time and location!
July 6 @ Memorial Stadium, 4-6pm
July 8 @ Deering High School, 5-7pm – cancelled due to weather
July 10 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5 – 6/29 makeup date
July 13 @ Memorial Stadium, 4-6pm – cancelled due to weather
July 16 @ Fitzpatrick Stadium, 5-7pm
July 17 @ Falmouth Community Park, 3-5 – 7/8 makeup date
July 20 @ Memorial Stadium, 4-6pm
July 22 @ Deering High School, 4-6pm
July 24 @ Deering High School, 4-6pm – 7/13 makeup date
July 26 @ Memorial Stadium, 2-4pm
July 28 @ Memorial Stadium, 5-7pm (updated time)

SUMMER TOURNAMENTS

  • All teams will attend 3 regional and/or national tournaments (at least 2 recruiting tournaments for high school teams each season) 
  • Travel expenses (transportation, meals, hotels, etc.) are NOT included in travel fee and players are responsible for arranging them and getting to tournaments on their own.
  • Tournaments are still TBD based on COVID-19 restrictions. 

PROGRAM NOTES

  • Maineiax travel teams are recommended for experienced players.
  • We do not offer discounts for missed practices or tournaments.
  • US Lacrosse membership is required for all players for insurance and liability purposes, no exceptions.
  • Summer Training Camp is recommended for summer players.
  • Absences must be communicated beforehand so we can plan accordingly.
  • Recruiting and college guidance for high school players include on the field conversations with Lauren, Brett or Heidi, college search Q&A for parents and players and recruit email templates and advice. For additional advice and individual meetings at an additional cost, please contact Lauren Reid Kane at lauren@crossecoach.com. 
  • Maineiax does not guarantee you will be recruited. Many intangibles are involved in the recruiting process.  The most appealing factor to college coaches are good grades, sportsmanship, the ability to be a good teammate while also being a top player.
  • Maineiax reserves the right to change a program at any point or move players to a different program during the session.

The above program is played at the following locations (unless noted):

Memorial Stadium – Leland & Ludlow Street, Portland (outdoor Fieldturf) 
Fitzpatrick Stadium – 256 Deering Ave, Portland, ME (outdoor Astroturf) 
Maine Athletic Complex or “The MAC” – 1173 Riverside St, Portland (indoor FieldTurf)