Frequently Asked Questions
The FCA Lacrosse Maryland Club is for any lacrosse coach, athlete, or family who loves lacrosse and has an openness or desire to grow in his/her relationship with God. FCA Lacrosse seeks to make disciples through our methods of ENGAGING, EQUIPPING and EMPOWERING coaches, athletes and families to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.
The FCA Lacrosse Maryland Club has tryouts once a year normally in the last two weeks of July. More information and details can be found at fcamdlax.com
The FCA Lacrosse Maryland Club utilizes the Team Snap sports management system to provide important information about upcoming practices, tournaments; as well as communications and reminders to players and parents. All families will receive instructions for joining and are required to use the Team Snap app. All other information can be found at fcamdlax.com
Players should bring their mouth guard, lacrosse stick, goggles, water, FCA Lacrosse reversible jersey and tennis shoes or cleats to every practice. All players must dress for the appropriate weather conditions.
Practice will start on time. Players should begin to arrive 15 minutes before practice to ensure they are ready to start on time.
Families should email the head coach as early as possible if they are unable to attend practice, a tournament game or a full tournament. We expect families to update their availability in Team Snap.
Practices are held at the following locations, the head coach will email the team with the proper location if changes occur.
- Meadowood Park: 10650 Falls Road Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
- Loch Raven Academy: 8101 Lasalle Road, Towson, MD 21286
- Goucher College: 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
- Loyola University: 2221 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21211
- Stevenson University: 11005 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
- McDonogh: 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
- Calvert Hall: 8102 Lasalle Road, Towson, MD 21286
- Friends School: 5114 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
- Concordia Prep: 1145 Concordia Drive, Towson, MD 21286
We do not require players to receive extra training; however, players can schedule in house training or coaching individually with our staff to increase fundamental skills.
The website is updated frequently to provide the most up to date information. www.fcamdlax.com
There is a tab on the website for each individual age year. If you have questions about information on the website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We monitor the weather very closely to ensure proper safety precautions are taken. We will update Team Snap if cancellations are made. We try to give as much notice as possible with cancellations; however, weather is hard to predict!
Tournament directors/organizations make the final call for tournaments. As soon as they inform each club about cancellations or changes, we will inform our families via Team Snap.
We will try to hold practice if there is light rain or rain showers. We would only cancel practice with rain if the grass fields were too saturated. We will not have practice during a thunderstorm.
Players will need to wear their FCA Lacrosse team uniform. If the fields are grass, we recommend cleats, if the fields are turf we recommend cleats, tennis shoes or turf shoes. It is the player’s responsibility to come prepared.
A volunteer parent, or two, will be assigned for each team as needed. This volunteer will be in charge of organizing refreshments and snacks for the tournaments. They will have a FCA Lacrosse tent and provide a table to use for each tournament. Also, we recommend bringing a collapsible chair to watch the games or use in between games.
For the first game of the tournament, players should be dressed, geared up and ready to start warming up no later than 45 minutes before game time.
During a tournament day, it is up to the discretion of the head coach to decide the time to warm up/gather for 2nd, 3rd, 4th games.
When a player commits to play for the FCA Lacrosse team, it is expected they will make every effort possible to be at ALL FCA Lacrosse practices and tournaments. Club is more elite than REC and therefore should take priority.
The best way to contact is via email. We will respond within a 24 hour period. Contacts can be found on fcamdlax.com or by email email@example.com.
Playing time is a combination of many factors: dedication of the athlete, fundamental skill level, coachability, effort, endurance and field sense. There is no guarantee of equal playing time.
No player is given a permanent position. Player positions are decided based on fundamental skills, endurance, effort and contributions to the whole team. The coaching staff may make changes in position assignments as needed to place the best team possible on the field or to help other players gain experience at different positions.
Contact the head coach first via email. Please allow 24 hours for a reply. If you still have unanswered questions, please email one of the directors. Parents are never to approach or address a coach or staff member following play.
Yes, injured players should still attend practices/tournaments when possible. They can support their teammates and participate in practice in various avenues.
Please inform the head coach as soon as possible after finding out about an injury via a phone call or email. We would like to have the injury and treatment information/protocol. Only a doctor, not a coach will decide if and when the player may return to practice.
FCA Lacrosse has a “No-Refund” policy. A player’s acceptance has the effect of denying another player an opportunity to play for FCA Lacrosse. Fees are not refundable or transferable. Fees for participation include the entire season. No refunds will be made to players who choose not to participate at any point after accepting for any reason. If a player is asked to leave the program by a director, a refund may be determined at that time.