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)

SUMMER TRAVEL TRYOUTS

2023-2025s: April 3rd - 5:30-7:00pm @ Fitzpatrick

2026-2029s: April 10th - 5:30-7:00pm @ Fitzpatrick

2025s - 2nd Tryout Date, May 1st - 9:00-10:30am @ the MAC

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 & WINTER TRAVEL DETAILS (2023-2029s)

  • 5-week travel season includes 2-hour practices with individual and team feedback and three 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.
To print out an overview of our girls travel program, click here:  Maineiax Girls Travel Package

SUMMER TRYOUT: April 3rd (23-25s) & April 10th (26-29s)

  • All players must attend a tryout. A one time $25 tryout fee is included in travel package cost. 
  • 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 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 $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:
2023s-2025s – $1050 (includes Sports Recruit profile)
2026s – $950 
2027s-2028s – $850
2029s – $750 
All packages include $25 tryout fee, 10 practices + 3 travel tournaments (except 2029s will attend 2 tournaments)

Fall Travel Cost:
High School Player (2022-2025) – tbd
Middle School (2026-2028) – tbd
All packages include $25 tryout fee, 8 practices + 3 travel tournaments

Winter Travel Cost:
All Players (2022-2028) – $450 (by invitation only; 2021 Maineiax travel players or Maine Elite players)

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • All players must attend a tryout. A one time $25 tryout fee is included in travel package cost. 
  • 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.

2022 SUMMER PRACTICES

Teams will have 10 practices twice a week from mid June-mid July.

High School & Middle School Practices (subject to change):
June 14 @ North Yarmouth Academy, 6:00-8:00 pm (2026s-2029s only)
June 16 @ Fitzpatrick Stadium, 5:00-7:00 pm (2026s-2029s only)
June 21 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00 pm (all teams)
June 23 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00 pm (all teams)
June 28 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (all teams)
June 30 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (all teams)
July 5 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (all teams)
July 7 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (all teams)
July 12 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (all teams)
July 14 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (all teams)
July 19 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (2023s-2025s only)
July 21 @ Falmouth Community Park, 5:00-7:00pm (2023s-2025s only)

2022 SUMMER 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.

2021 FALL PRACTICES

Teams will have 8 practices. All practices will be in the Portland area on weekends from mid September – mid November.

High School & Middle School Practices (subject to change):
Sunday, September 12 @ North Yarmouth Academy: 1-3pm on grass (2025-2028s) / 3-5pm on turf (2022-2024s)
Sunday, September 19 @ North Yarmouth Academy: 1-3pm on grass (2025-2028s) / 3-5pm on turf (2022-2024s)
Sunday, September 26 @ North Yarmouth Academy: 1-3pm on grass (2024s & 2026-2028s) / 3-5pm on turf (2022s, 2023s & 2025s)
Saturday, October 2 @ North Yarmouth Academy: 2-4pm on turf and grass (all teams)
Sunday, October 3 @ North Yarmouth Academy:  3-5pm on turf and grass (2022-2024s) 
Sunday, October 10 @ North Yarmouth Academy: 1-3pm on grass (2025-2028s only) 
Sunday, October 24 @ North Yarmouth Academy1-3pm on grass (2024s & 2026-2028s) / 3-5pm on turf (2022s, 2023s & 2025s)
Sunday, October 31 @ North Yarmouth Academy1-3pm on grass (2025-2028s) / 3-5pm on turf (2022-2024s)
Sunday, November 14: HS teams 1-3pm @ North Yarmouth Academy / MS teams 1-3pm @ MAC 

2021 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.

2021 WINTER PACKAGE

6 week Winter Travel package includes:

  • 3 practices @ the MAC: Dec. 27th, 28th and 29th: 9:30-11:00 am Middle School; 11:00am-12:30pm High School
  • Box Lacrosse Program @ the MAC: Sundays, January 9 – February 6: 2:00-3:00 pm Middle School; 3:00-4:00pm High School. More info can be found here
  • One tournament: Taunton, MA (see below)
  • Indoor play = Faster play, improved stick handling, quicker transitions, defensive body position, improved off ball movement, goalies see more shots, improved shooting accuracy, improved reaction times, high tempo reps and enhanced lacrosse IQ!
  • 2021 Maineiax travel players or Maine Elite players are eligible. 

2021 WINTER TOURNAMENT

  • 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.
  • Boston Strong, 7v7 indoor tournament – Taunton, MA

    Saturday, February 12 (Middle School, 2026-2028s) | Sunday, February 13 (High School, 2022-2025s) 
    More info can be found here

     

PAYMENT INFORMATION

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)