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Freedom Lacrosse Program

FLP’s Philosophy:
To provide the resources and environment to develop our boys and girls as both “good sports” and fundamentally sound lacrosse players. Specifically, our goals at each level are as follows:
Pockets - players learn the fundamentals of Lacrosse through non-competitive, instructional in-house play. The girls’ game consists of eight players to a side with no checking.  For boys, the players will wear all the equipment that Tykers wear. There will be 1-practice during the week & 1-practice on Saturday. The Saturday practice will eventually be followed by a coach-refereed scrimmage. 

Tykers - are taught the basics of field Lacrosse. The boys’ game consists of full-contact Lacrosse. The boys can rent a helmet, shoulder pads and elbow pads from Play it Again Sports in Ellicott City. The girls’ game has no checking. The focus is on teaching fundamentals of field lacrosse.  While there is light competition, the focus is not on the score.                       
Lightning, Midget, Junior (A,B,C) : players participate in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association (MYLA) and travel throughout Carroll, Baltimore, Harford, and parts of Howard Counties.

A level - Participants   will be coached and challenged to compete at a higher level, while developing skills with fundamental reinforcement. Strong player/parent commitment required.
B level - Participants   will be competitive, but not ready for A-competition. Commitment required based on coaches discretion. Fundamentals will continue to be enforced.
C level – Focus is on fundamentals and teaching basic lacrosse skills for new players, players of C-level ability or players that have strong commitment in other spring activities. Less focus on competition.

Age Determination for 2017 Season

Pockets: 9/1/09-8/31/11
(Kindergarten and 1st grade)

Tykers: 9/1/07-8/31/09
(2nd and 3rd grade)
Lightning: 9/1/05-8/31/07
(4th and 5th grade)
Midgets: 9/1/03-8/31/05
(6th and 7th grade)
Juniors: 9/1/01-8/31/03
(8th and 9th grade)


ADA STATEMENT: Accessibility Notice: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.