Maineiax Lacrosse Club
2018 SUMMER & FALL TRAVEL TEAMS
Lacrosse is so 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 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 people as possible. Our mission at Maineiax is to develop and improve individual players to help them reach their fullest potential. We emphasize team play and camaraderie by working together to become a better all-around lacrosse player.
The Maineiax travel program gives players an opportunity to play at some of the nation’s top events and to learn from the best coaches in the area (college and high school coaches). This format gives players the opportunity to train, practice, and play at the next level, while having as much fun as possible. We have travel teams for elite athletes seeking college recruitment* as well as competitive players who simply want to play beyond the fields in Maine. Our high school teams will play at events flooded with college coaches and recruiters. Competing at some of the most competitive recruiting tournaments in the country will give them the opportunity to be seen and recruited* by NCAA DI, DII & DIII coaches.
2018 TRAVEL DETAILS: 2019-2025s
Our biggest goal is to help grow the game of girls lacrosse in Maine and to help our players improve! We help them to become more competitive, improve their stick work, be pushed by teammates around them, while also becoming more competitive against regional and national club teams.
Our travel teams are mixed rosters at all grade levels where players are placed on a team by ability AND grade. The number of teams is based on the number of players that season. Those who are not seen as qualified to participate in tournaments, even if they were on a travel team previously, will be asked to be a practice player or participate in another Maineiax program. We have a place for every player, so we welcome all players to tryout as we will have a variety of programs offered.
We understand schedules are busy, however, Maineiax assumes that all travel players will participate in most practices and most tournaments. Players will not be allowed to only play in tournaments and will get no game minutes if they have not attended any practices. We do not prorate costs for missed tournaments or practices.
All players must tryout and pay the $25 tryout fee. All players must be registered to try out and should attend one tryout date but are welcome to attend both. Summer travel players have a spot on our fall roster but should try to attend one fall tryout. Fall tryouts have passed. If you’re interested in trying out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 PAYMENT INFORMATION
$999 High School Summer Travel Player | $899 High School Fall Travel Player
$799 Middle School Summer Travel Player | $699 Middle School Fall Travel Player
$699 HS Summer Practice Player | $599 HS Fall Practice Player
$599 MS Summer Practice Player | $499 MS Fall Practice Player
Presidents Cup Only (invite only):
$150 includes cost of tournament & 2 practices; select “Presidents Cup only” option on fall registration.
Practices include Sunday, October 28th from 2-4pm at Deering High School and Sunday, November 11th from 2:00-5pm at Memorial Stadium (across street from Deering grass fields).
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
CT clubs: $1200-$1475 plus tournament fees (up to $200 per tournament)
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 email@example.com.
*Source: USA Today
- A $250 deposit is due at registration and will be refunded if the player does not make the team.
- The remaining balance is due on June 1st & July 1st for summer players and September 15 & October 15 for fall players. We offer payment plans and scholarships. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 above.
FALL PRACTICES & TOURNAMENTS
Practices (in Portland) and tournaments are all on Sundays in the fall (with the exception of one MS tournament on Saturday).
Sunday, September 9: MS teams 1:30-3:30 pm / HS teams 3:00-5:00 pm @ Deering High School
Sunday, September 16: MS teams 1:30-3:30 pm / HS teams 3:00-5:00 pm @ Deering High School
Sunday, September 23: MS teams 1:30-3:30 pm / HS teams 3:00-5:00 pm @ Deering High School
Sunday, September 30: All teams at Maine LaxFest @ Wainwright Sports Complex
Sunday, October 7: MS teams 1:30-3:30 pm / HS teams 3:00-5:00 pm @ Deering High School
Saturday, October 13: Middle School teams at The Chill
Sunday, October 14: High School teams at The Chill
Sunday, October 21: MS teams 1:30-3:30 pm / HS teams 3:00-5:00 pm @ Deering High School
Sunday, October 28: 2022-2025s at Laxer’s Ball / 2019-2021s 2:00-4:00 pm @ Deering High School
Sunday, November 4: 2022-2025s 2:00-4:00 pm @ the MAC / 2019-2021s @ NE Showcase
Sunday, November 11: MS teams games 1:30-3:00 pm @ the MAC / HS teams 2:00-4:00 pm @ Memorial Stadium (across street from Deering grass); Presidents Cup teams will practice 2-5pm on Memorial.
Sunday, November 16-18: HS Black & Green teams @ Presidents Cup in Florida (new rosters TBD)
SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Practices are in Portland during the week from mid-June through mid-July with tournaments on the weekends.
Tuesday, June 12: MS teams only 5:00-7:00 pm @ MAC
Thursday, June 14: MS teams 4:00-6:00 pm and HS teams 5:30-7:30 pm @ Deering High School
Tuesday, June 19: MS teams 4:00-6:00 pm and HS teams 5:30-7:30 pm @ MAC
Thursday, June 21: MS teams 4:00-6:00 pm and HS teams 5:30-7:30pm @ Deering High School
Wednesday, June 27: All teams – Maineiax Training Camp 4:30-8:15 pm (overnight or day option) @ Bates College
Thursday, June 28: All teams – Maineiax Training Camp 9:00 am-8:00 pm @ Bates College
Tuesday, July 3: MS teams 4:00-6:00 pm and HS teams 5:30-7:30 pm @ MAC
Thursday, July 5: MS teams 5:00-7:00 pm @ Deering High School and HS teams 5:00-7:00 pm @ Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, July 10: MS teams 4:00-6:00 pm and HS teams 5:30-7:30 pm @ MAC
Thursday, July 12: MS teams 5:00-7:00 pm @ Deering High School and HS teams 5:00-7:00 pm @ Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, July 17: HS teams only 5:30-7:30 pm @ MAC
SUMMER TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
- Each team/players gets to play in 3 tournaments per season. HS players choose 3 out of 4.
- Tournament schedule is below but subject to change
- 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.
- All teams will attend 3 regional or national tournaments (at least one IWLCA recruiting tournament for high school teams each season).
- 2-hour practices include individual and team feedback.
- Each player will fill out a goals sheet during the season and coaches will provide each player with specific feedback at the end of the season.
- All players will receive new game jerseys and new players will also receive shorts.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Summer Training Camp is recommended for summer players.
- 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.
- Absences must be communicated beforehand so we can plan accordingly.
- The practice player cost is $599 (HS players) and $499 (MS players). These are players who the coaches determine are more fit to practice only or who don’t want to travel to tournaments.
- 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 travel teams are recommended for experienced players.
The above program is played at the following locations (unless noted):
Deering High School – Leland Street, Portland (outdoor grass fields) for September and October practices
Memorial Stadium – Leland & Ludlow Street, Portland (outdoor Fieldturf) for summer/fall practices
Maine Athletic Complex or “The MAC” – 1173 Riverside St, Portland (indoor FieldTurf) for November practices
Portland Sports Complex or “The Dome” – 512 Warren Ave, Portland (indoor FieldTurf) for November practices