Maineiax Lacrosse Club

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)

2024 Summer Tryouts @ Maine Athletic Complex:

2025-2033s (rising 4th-12th grades)

Tryouts have passed. We are looking for more 2029-2032 players.

Please inquire at maineiaxclub@gmail.com

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!)

SUMMER & FALL TRAVEL DETAILS (2025-2033s)

  • Travel seasons includes 1-2 hour practices with individual and team feedback and 2 or 3 travel tournaments. Middle school teams attend three regional tournaments while high school teams travel to regional and national recruiting tournaments. 
  • 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 players receive a shooting shirt. An apparel/gear store will open for players to order game jersey and shorts at additional cost. 
  • 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. Players are not able to attend tournaments when missing multiple practices in a row leading up to games. 

TRYOUTS:

  • All players must attend one tryout but can attend all tryouts. 
  • All players must be registered to try out (see link below). 
  • Summer travel players have a spot on our fall roster but should try to attend one fall tryout in July and/or August.
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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 $1000-$10,000. *Source: USA Today

The cost of Maineiax travel covers the following: coaches salary, coaches travel expenses, facility and field fees, tournament fees, equipment, 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. 

Travel Cost Per Season:
All packages include a $250 deposit at registration which includes a non-refundable $50 tryout fee. Players who do not make the team or decide not to play will be refunded minus the $50 tryout fee. You have the option to pay in full OR pay deposit + 4 installments at the end of the registration process. 

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • A non refundable $250 deposit (includes the $50 tryout fee) is due at registration and is refunded if the player doesn’t make the team.
  • Payment is collected in installments automatically through the registration system. 
  • We offer payment plans, sibling discount and scholarships. Email us at maineiaxclub@gmail.com to inquire.
  • To check your balance and to pay in full click the registration button below.
  • All Summer Travel players have a roster spot on our Fall team. If you plan to play both seasons, register for Summer + Fall to receive the 10% discount before April 1st.

2024 SUMMER PRACTICES

Girls Middle School (2029-2033s) Practice Schedule:
June 11 – Girls Middle School (29-31s) @ North Yarmouth Academy, 5:30-7:30pm (grass & turf) – no 32/33 practice
June 13 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ Falmouth Community Park, 6:30-8:00pm 
June 17 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ Memorial Stadium & Deering High School, 5:00-7:00pm
June 19 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ Falmouth Community Park 1C, 5:00-7:00pm *girls pictures & picnic at 1B, 7-8pm
June 24 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ Falmouth Community Park 1B, 5:00-7:00pm
June 26 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ Memorial & Deering, 6:00-8:00pm
July 2 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf)
July 9 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf)
July 10 – Girls Middle School (29-31s) @ Memorial/Deering, 6:00-8:00pm – no 32/33 practice
July 11 – Girls Middle School (29-33s) @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf)

Girls High School (2025-2028s) Practice Schedule:
June 18 – Girls High School @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf)
June 19 – Girls High School @ Falmouth Community Park 1B, 5:00-7:00pm *girls pictures & picnic at 1B, 7-8pm
June 20 – Girls High School @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf) *Recruiting Q&A 5-6pm
June 25 – Girls High School @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf)
June 27 – Girls High School @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00pm (grass & turf)
July 2 – Girls High School @ Falmouth Community Park 1B, 5:30-7:30pm
July 8 – Girls High School @ Falmouth Community Park 1B, 5:30-7:30pm
July 10 – Girls High School @ Falmouth Community Park 1B, 5:30-7:30pm
July 16 – Girls High School @ Falmouth Community Park 1B, 5:30-7:30pm
July 17 – Girls High School @ Memorial Stadium & Deering High School, 6:00-8:00pm

Locations:
Falmouth Community Park: 19 Winn Road, Falmouth. 1A is very first field, 1B is middle set of fields and 1C are the last fields
North Yarmouth Academy: 148 Main Street, Yarmouth (grass and turf)
Memorial Stadium: Leland & Ludlow Streets, Portland (turf field behind Deering High School, parking on Leland Street or by grass fields)
Deering Grass Field: Presumpscot Park, Portland (grass field behind Deering High School; the parking lot is off Leland Street)igi

2024 SUMMER TOURNAMENTS

  • Teams attend regional and/or national tournaments (at least one recruiting tournament for high school teams each season) during 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.
  • The following tournament schedule is subject to change. Maine Elite 2025-2027s will have the option to choose Sizzle or the Rise if they do not want to attend both Mid Atlantic and Capital Cup. 

IWLCA NE Cup
NE Wave
MidAtlantic Showcase (Maine Elite Team only)
VT Classic
Summer Sizzle
IWLCA Capital Cup (Maine Elite Team only)
The Rise (Grad years play on different days!)

2024 GIRLS FALL PRACTICES

Practice schedule TBD

Locations:
Falmouth Community Park: 19 Winn Road, Falmouth. 1A is very first field, 1B is middle set of fields and 1C are the last fields
North Yarmouth Academy: 148 Main Street, Yarmouth (grass and turf)
Memorial Stadium: Leland & Ludlow Streets, Portland (turf field behind Deering High School, parking on Leland Street or by grass fields)
Deering Grass Field: Presumpscot Park, Portland (grass field behind Deering High School; the parking lot is off Leland Street)

2024 GIRLS FALL TOURNAMENTS

  • Teams attend 3 regional and/or national tournaments (at least one recruiting tournament for high school teams each season) during 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.
  • 2024 Fall schedule will be similar to the 2023 schedule below: 

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)