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MLAX HALLOWEEN LAX FEST
by posted 10/13/2019

 

MLAX MIDDLE SCHOOL HALLOWEEN LAXFEST

 

Come celebrate the end of a great fall lacrosse season with HALLOWEEN LAXFEST

Middle School COED scrimmage grades 6-8

costumes required

music, pizza, costumes, fun

Stagecoach Field

Wednesday, Oct 23 4:30-6:30pm

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FREE LACROSSE CLINIC
by posted 10/07/2019

FREE LACROSSE CLINIC

by True Lacrosse with Coach Stapor

Boys 3rd-8th grade

Tuesdays Oct 15th, 22nd, 29th, Nov 5th

Stagecoach Field

5-6pm

full equipment required

REGISTER HERE - no cost

Please complete the liability waiver:   https://cotruelacrosse.sportngin.com/register/form/720881587

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BOYS 6TH-8TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS
by posted 10/02/2019

 

MLAX Boys U12-U15 Spring Assessments

for 2020 Spring Team Formation

Register Here

Each year MLAX conducts player assessments for the spring season, U12-U15 team formations, in order to place players on the appropriate team for their skill level.  We do this with the goal of maximizing each player’s individual enjoyment of the sport.

The MLAX Team Formation Policy

For those that are not familiar with the MLAX team formation policy, it was developed in 2009 as a result of a study the MLAX board conducted into how Lacrosse leagues across the country did team formation.  The league has followed that policy every year since.  The basic tenants of the policy are the following:

For the U8-U11 age groups, teams are formed in the beginning years using the recreational goals of friends, geographic locations, schools, car pools, etc.  Those teams are then allowed to grow and develop together and player/team changes are managed through a Blind Draft methodology to ensure the highest level of fairness to all participants.

With the U12-U15 age groups, the MLAX policy is to form teams using player assessment to group kids of similar abilities together.  The objective is to give each player across an age division the best opportunity to develop and succeed.  It is not about winning, but it is about competing, developing every player, and keeping every player inspired for long term success at any level. Over the years we have found that a player playing on a team too high for his ability can become frustrated and dejected while a player playing on a team too low for his ability can experience the exact same emotions.  Thus, we believe the quest for assessments is to minimize those frustrations and provide an environment for each player where confidence is maximized and development and enjoyment of the game follow.  

MLAX does look at each age group individually to make sure we will have quality coaching resources for all teams and that each team will be competitive within their assigned CYLA division.  This process is conducted every year and new assessments are held each year to be fair to all players.

Assessment Details

The assessments for the 2020 spring MLAX season will take place at the following place, dates, and times:

Sunday, October 20th – Marshdale East Field

11:00am - 1:00pm:    U12 & U13 age divisions (6th & 7th grade equivalent)

1:30pm - 3:30pm:      U15 age division (8th grade equivalent)

All players are strongly encouraged to attend the session on Sunday, October 20th, however, a make up session will be held at the following date/time and location for any players who have an unavoidable conflict on October 20th:

Sunday, November 3rd – Marshdale East Field (call back and make-up session if needed)

The call back allows the independent assessors to get a closer and better look at individual players who have similar first session scores.

11:00am - 12:30pm:    U12 & U13 age divisions (6th & 7th grade equivalent)

1:00pm - 2:30pm:      U15 age division (8th grade equivalent)

Here are a couple of key points regarding assessments:

  • All new players that did not play in the spring are encouraged to attend assessments.
    • U12All players wishing to make the most competitive team must attend assessments. Assessments will be conducted like a lacrosse practice and all players are encouraged to attend. If a player is not interested in playing on the most competitive team, he can choose not to attend assessments and he will be placed on another team in the spring.
    • U13All players wishing to make the most competitive team (U13 Fairbanks) must attend assessments.  
    • U15All players wishing to make the most competitive team (U15 Behrhorst) must attend assessments.  If you do not attend you will default to your team from last year (U15 Sweatt or U15 Fesenmeyer).
    • In all cases we are at the mercy of the total registration numbers for each grade and thus we have to reserve the right to make changes to any team!
    • If a player is interested in gaining the experience of an assessment process (to prepare for high school), players are able to attend the assessment and revert back to their original team.   
  • In unique cases where players cannot attend assessments due to injury or similar circumstance players will be placed on the appropriate team by determination of a Placement Committee comprised of MLAX board members and that specific grade's coaching staff.  A player's reason for not attending at least one of the sessions will be given careful consideration when determining placement.
  • Each player will be given a numbered jersey to wear during assessments.
  • Each player must indicate a preferred position in which they would like to be assessed. However, this position may not be the position he is ultimately chosen for - attack/midfield, defenseman, or goalie.
  • 3-4 independent assessors will be assigned to each age level and will assess players on 2 categories:  overall Lax IQ, and overall Lax skills to include offense, defense, and stick skills.
  • Results from the assessments will be used to construct teams.

All players will need to register for assessments. There is no cost but you do need to have a current US Lacrosse membership for insurance and liability purposes (most of you are probably current).  Register

If you are aware of any 6th – 8th grade boys who are interested in playing lacrosse next spring but may not be on the MLAX email distribution list – please feel free to forward this email along!

I'm sure we've forgotten something to tell you so if you have any questions please email info@mountainlax.com and we'll get you answers.

See you Sunday, October 20th!

 

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GIRLS 6th-8th GRADE ASSESSMENTS
by posted 09/18/2019

 

Girls 6th - 8th grade assessments for Spring 2020 team placement

REGISTER HERE

MLAX conducts a girls’ player assessments for spring season team formation in order to place players on the appropriate team for their skill level.  We do this with the goal of maximizing each players’ individual enjoyment of the sport.

*All 6th-8th grade girls are encouraged to attend both assessment dates, but should attend at least one assessment date. If you do not attend, we will rely on coach feedback for 2020 Spring placement. Please register to attend.

Assessment Details:

Sunday, October 27th 3-5pm

Sunday, November 3rd 3-5pm

Where:  Marshdale Field

Cost:  There is NO cost, but you still need to register as well as have a current US Lacrosse membership for insurance and liability purposes (most of you are probably current).

All girls in grades 6-8th new or returning are expected to attend Attending the clinics are good opportunity to work on your skills for the spring season and helps us to get to know the talent we have at each grade level to register teams in the right AYL division.

Here are a couple of key points regarding assessments:

  • All players are encouraged to attend both assessments.

  • In unique cases where players cannot attend assessments due to injury or other circumstance players will be placed on the appropriate team by determination of the coaching staff. 

  • Independent assessors will be assigned to each age level and will assess players on 4 categories:  stick skills, offense, defense, overall Lax IQ.  They will also be looking for coachability and effort.

  • Results from the assessments will be used to construct teams.

I'm sure we've forgotten to tell you something so if you have any questions please email info@mountainlax.com and we'll get you answers. 

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MOUNTAIN FAIRBANKS 2019 CYLA U12 WHITE B CHAMPIONS
by posted 06/02/2019


Congratulations 2019 CYLA Champs!

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MOUNTAIN WITWER 2019 CYLA U15 WHITE B CHAMPIONS
by posted 06/02/2019


Congratulations 2019 CYLA Champs!

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MOUNTAIN HUTCHEN U13 LAX JAM CHAMPS
by posted 05/09/2019


 

 

Congratulations to Mountain Hutchen U13 Vail LAX Jam Champs!

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CONGRATS MLAX U15
by posted 05/06/2019


 

It was an All-Mountain U15 Championship at the 2019 Vail LAX Jam Tournament!

 

Congratulations to all players and coaches!

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WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN LACROSSE
by posted 04/12/2019

If you need information or have questions please feel free to contact us atĀ info@mountainlax.com. NEW FAMILIES to our mountain community please join the MLAX mailing list for registration notices and updates. WE ARE MOUNTAIN!

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