Girls Lacrosse Commissioner
Girls Lacrosse Commissioner
****UPDATE: One of the AAGLO (Anne Arundel Girls Lacrosse Association) board members reached out directly to US Lacrosse for clarification. Per US Lacrosse, everyone should wear approved goggles, but referees will not be instructed to individually certify goggles. If a player is found to not be in compliance with any piece of equipment, the result is the other team is awarded a free draw. The player is still eligible to play.
If your daughter has relatively new goggles and you feel comfortable with her safety, you should not feel the need to rush out to buy new goggles. If you are in the market for new goggles, please make sure they are in compliance and stamped SEI or ASTM F3077-17.
If your daughter is using DeBeer goggles, you should strongly consider purchasing new goggles, as they filed bankruptcy in 2015 and are 2-3 cert updates behind current standards.******
Starting in January 2020, US Lacrosse now requires all players to have certified goggles in order to be able to play. Anne Arundel County follows US Lacrosse rules, so will be enforcing this for peewees, middies and juniors. Please make sure your daughter has certified goggles. If your daughter is in sticklettes and you haven't purchased goggles yet, I would advise purchasing certified goggles, as she will need the appropriate goggles once she's in peewees. Specifics from US Lacrosse are below.
2019 Anne Arundel County Middie Champs
We would like to congratulate the 2019 Girls Middie Lacrosse team, which not only won the Anne Arundel Arundel County Middie B Championship, but went undefeated for the season. This great group of girls had a great season and a tough couple playoff games, but ultimately came out on top.
The team was coached by head coach Steve Shehade and assistant coaches Megan Allison and Dave Small.
Please join us in congratulating them on a wonderful season. GO WILDCATS!!!
Congrats to Head Coach Bobby, and assistant Coaches Joe and Amy on their county junior girls lacrosse championship.
|Sticklettes||Grades K-1-2||Sticklettes focus on fun and instruction. This is the first level of “county” play. Games will be played 6v6 without referees. No official standings or records are maintained.|
|Peewees||Grades 3-4||The peewee level is an instructional league with a focus on game play. Practices begin in early March and are held at Four Seasons Elementary School fields. Games with other County teams will be played and refereed by County Officials . No official standings or records are maintained. There is no checking at this level and scores are not recorded in this 8 v. 8 format (7 on field plus a goalie for each team). The big change from Sticklettes is the addition of goalkeepers. Games are played on weekends with some games played during the week.|
|Middies||Grades 5-6||The Middie league is a step above the instructional level and places more of an emphasis on the game of lacrosse. While the focus is always skill building, this level is broken into three divisions. As such, players will be placed by ability. Players and teams will be classified in A, B, or C levels according to skill. Games with other County teams will be played and refereed by County Officials . The “Middies” play 12 v 12 around the county on weekends and occasional weekdays. There is Modified Stick checking at this level.|
|Juniors||Grades 7-8||The Junior league places more emphasis on the game of lacrosse. This level is broken into three divisions. As such, players will be placed by ability. Players and teams will be classified in A, B, or C levels according to skill. Games with other County teams will be played and refereed by County Officials . The Juniors play 12 v 12 around the county on weekends and occasional weekdays. Stick checking is allowed.|
What equipment will I need? – Each girl will need to provide their own stick, mouthpiece and eye goggles. Specifications for equipment can be found at the US Lacrosse rulebook. http://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/girls-rules.aspx GORC does provide basic equipment for girls interested in playing goalie; however, girls who wish to play goalie full-time in the older age groups are encouraged to purchase their own equipment.
When will practices begin? Practices for Juniors, Middies and Peewees will begin the first week of March, weather permitting. Sticklettes practices will begin mid-March.
Where will practices be held? - Practices will be held at local GORC fields, either at GORC Park or Piney Orchard Elementary School. Middies and juniors may have some practices at the Arundel High turf field, particularly early on in the season.
Can I request a specific coach? You may request a specific coach; however, GORC does not guarantee placement with the requested coach, and failure to be placed with the requested coach will not be grounds for a refund. For Middies and Juniors, depending on the number of girls who register, girls will be divided by skill or by grade level. For Peewees and Sticklettes, GORC will consider age groups, years of experience as well as coaching requests in dividing the teams.
When will games be held? – Game schedules are at the discretion of the county. For Juniors, Middies and PeeWees, games typically begin the last week of March or the first week of April. Although the county does try to space out the games as much as possible, there can be anywhere from 1-3 games played each week, including some games during the week. Sticklettes games usually begin late April/early May and have typically been held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.