Madlax has rolled out a new and exciting line of lacrosse clinics for boys and girls ages 6-18. Eight unique clinics for every level player. Whether a beginner or elite level player, you will find one or two that work perfectly and will get you better before the spring outdoor season.
Outstanding coaches, organized clinic plans in a first class facility at the Dulles SportsPlex in northern Virginia.
Register today as many have a low maximum number of players and will fill up soon.
Elite Speed - Advanced Clinic (NEW!!!)
GIRLS featuring Claire Bordley and Mary Minshall (NEW!!!)
Defense & Ballers
Shooting & Dodging
All are linked here,
Madlax-Florida All-Stars competed in their first fall 2013 tournament this past weekend. All teams compted well and played hard. They each seemed to improve dramatically as the tournament went on.
The High School ORANGE team finished the 1st day 3-0 in the very competitive "ELITE" division. They lost to eventual Champion, the Swashbucklers and then to the finalist MD Roughriders.
Their great performacne was even mentioned on insidelacrosse.com here, http://www.insidelacrosse.com/news/2013/11/11/paradise-shootout-10-who-impressed
Next is the Derek Pieper Tournament for every team November 23-24.
Madlax has posted the new and exciting schedule for Madlax-Capital All-Stars for this winter season. Register today to play in one or two box league with your teammates.
Details and season outline is found here, www.madlax.com/winter
Congratulations to the 7 Madlax-Capital teams who advanced to the Final 4 and made playoffs on 10/27 in the next level fall Sunday league. You will all play a semi-final and final game (if you win semi) on Sunday. Good luck!
Madlax-Capital Playoff Teams:
Madlax #3 (2016/17 Orange)
Madlax #5 (U15AAA) - Undefeated
U15AA Orange - Undefeated
U13AA Orange - Undefeated
Play With Passion
For Tryout Times & Location CLICK HERE
For Fall/Winter Tournament and Practice Details CLICK HERE
We have updated the rosters after 1 week of games. All new players must pay for the fall season to make it official. www.madlax.com/fall
The Madlax-Capital program just wrapped up a week of tryouts and watched over 375 players come through. We are proud to post the teams for the fall. Welcome to all the new players selected! We will see you on September 8th as we start with league games!
See all Fall ROSTERS and Sunday league schedules here, www.madlax.com/fall
The following individuals who tried out for Madlax California have made the program. We will be determining teams over the course of the next few weeks and they will be decided before the first tournament. Accept your invitation by registering here!
3. Positional and/or Speed Workouts (for U9 - Seniors)
These are FREE and included for all Madlax All-Stars who are part of the Academy (u9-2014 class). These are more than just practices. Most of these focused workouts are NON-CONTACT so there is very minimal risk of injury but BRING FULL PADS as occasionally we willl go 4v4 or 6v6. We will split into multiple groups on the two fields by age to increase reps. We will run shooting, dodging, defense, goalie and face-off specific coaching and drills. These workouts are a FANTASTIC opportunity and advantage and a great way to get better this fall! Most Fridays we will also do 30 minutes of speed and explosion training. It is run by a certified speed coach, Coach Justin Kavanaugh, one of the best speed and strength trainers in the DC area! He can help you get faster and stronger! One age group each week may have a normal spring-like team practice half field practice. We will input offenses, defenses, EMO and MDD as neccessary also for each age group so we perform better in games and tourneys.
Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
Schedule: For 9/13 ONLY
4:45-6pm for U9, U11, U13
6-7:30pm for U15 and ALL HS Grades 2014-17
Location: Langley Fork Park Lower Fields - Grass
Schedule: For 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 ONLY
4:30-6pm for U9, U11, U13, U15, All HS Grades 2014-17 (Note: We have 2 fields and will split by age for drills plus these workouts are generally lighter contact)
6-6:30pm Speed/Explosion Training for all Grades
Location: Langley Fork Park Lower Fields - Grass
Schedule: For 11/1 ONLY
4:30-6pm for All HS Grades 2014-2017 ONLY. Get ready for recruiting tournaments!
Location: Langley Fork Park Lower Fields - Grass
Many players and parents often ask me whether or not their son should quit other sports to "focus" on lacrosse. My answer is always the same, an emphatic "No way!" Throughout my coaching career the best lacrosse players I've witnessed also excel in other sports. Perhaps the most well known example of a multi-sport lacrosse player who excelled is the legendary Jim Brown. He is a member of both the NFL and US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and arguably the greatest athlete to ever pick up a lacrosse stick. Playing multiple sports will increase your ability across the entire athletic spectrum. Unless you've completely fallen out of love with a certain sport, please do not give it up.
We have carefully crafted the Madlax-California program with multi-sport athletes in mind. We realize that there are a great number of student-athletes who play football, soccer, basketball, wrestling and more... This is why our fall/winter program has a minimum time commitment. During the sports-heavy fall season, other than tryouts, we have very few practices. The bulk of our development is targeted between November and January. And times that we do hold practice are scheduled for Sunday's in order to have minimal impact on other sports. We do not want you to have to choose!
That being said, if you aspire to play lacrosse in college, we must stress the importance continuing to participate in lacrosse during the fall and winter months. There are a great many college prospects fighting for a limited number of roster spots. The winter (November / January) are still important recruiting months. In November, Division I coaches are scouring for last minute adds to their 2015 classes and Division II, III, and MCLA are still looking to finalize their rosters for 2014 graduates. This is an exceptionally important time for juniors and seniors. For freshman and sophomores, this is a great time to be put on college coaches watch list for the upcoming summer.
We know that balancing your son's schedule can be complicated. We strive to ease this process for each and every Madlax family. If your son is telling you that he wants to quit another sport so that he can focus his efforts on lacrosse, we highly recommend urging him to reconsider. You don't have to just take our word for it; Please consider the following quote from the University of Virginia Head Coach, Dom Starsia...
"It’s not a requirement to play multiple sports but way more often than not our guys are multi-sport athletes and the best athletes at their school. They are competitive kids who do not want to sit around while other sports are being played. I am always saying, ‘You learn to play lacrosse team defense and team offense on a football field, a soccer field, a basketball court,’ etc... I wince when a young athlete tells me that he is giving up football to concentrate on lacrosse. There is nothing you can do on your own that would be of greater advantage to your athletic development as a lacrosse player than going to football practice everyday."
The Recruiting Landscape has changed immensely over the past few years. In many ways, the summer and fall recruiting circuits have become something that is required to get "noticed" by college coaches. There are pros and cons to this, but for the most part it has provided more kids with the opportunity to play college lacrosse. In addition, the overall level of play has improved. With this change has come travel lacrosse clubs. Many tout their ability to get a young man recruited. There is no doubt, each club has its benefits and drawbacks, but read on to find out why Madlax will be able to do the best job in getting you recruited. The Madlax Difference!
Just the other day I was on the phone with Coach Amplo from Marquette regarding one of our student athletes in Madlax. I had a great conversation with him about our young player. Since we were both college coaches we understood there is no beating around the bush. Honesty is the only policy and both of us spoke candidly with each other about where things stood. This benefits everyone! The student athlete is going to win because he will end up somewhere he is happy (Marquette or otherwise). In addition, Coach Amplo will most definitely want to talk to us about players because he knows he is going to get facts.
These are relationships we have cultivated throughout the country. Our staff including Matt Blamey, Co-Director, and Cabell Maddux, Founder, with east coast roots, have valuable relationships and connections with college programs at all levels throughout the country. They know they are talking to current college coaches who are going to help them get the right young men to the right places. These relationships cannot be overlooked when you are looking for value added from your club team. There are few if any other programs that can have the personal touch on the National stage that Madlax has. Madlax has been placing young men into colleges since 1999 and has a proven record to suppot that here, www.madlax.com/commitments. It is the Madlax Difference!
In addition to our relationships, we know what coaches are looking for. We are current college coaches and are recruiting ourselves right now. We know what we want for our team and we know what other coaches want. So often it is all about getting the hardest shot, scoring the most goals, taking the ball away, etc. While college coaches certainly appreciate the numbers, they look at so much more than that. In fact, they will cross kids off in spite of those things if they don't have the right attitude, etc. At Madlax we stress CASE. We know what it takes and will help you develop to be prepared and be noticed in the college recruiting process. It is the Madlax Difference!
As a member of our program you will be assessed everyday. This assessment process allows us to identify young men who need to get additional exposure as opposed to those that need to spend more time developing. We have catered our schedule as such and created opportunities to 'guest play' with Madlax-Capital, nominate you for a Madlax National Team, an extremely prestigous honor, and recommend you for invitational tournaments. We will work to make sure that you are getting the exposure that is right for you so you can maximize your recruiting opportunities and end up at the school that is the best fit for you. Again, see the list of past commitments from Madlax!
Recruiting is a maze with a lot of dead ends and road blocks. As college coaches, we understand the maze. Our goal is to help you navigate the maze without costing your family a fortune. We will recommend college playing opportunities from NCAA D1 to MCLA lacrosse. At Madlax, working hand-in-hand with you, we will streamline the recruiting process. It is the Madlax Difference!
Join our program and get to experience the Madlax Difference today! REGISTER HERE