The Madlax National Program aims to offer 5th-12th grade boys from around the US and Canada an exciting and memorable lifetime lacrosse experience.
A goal is to provide Madlax National Team Members with a truly exceptional and memorable life experience beyond just great lacrosse. So, with that in mind, players will take part in unique non-lacrosse team building exercises (surfing, hiking, swimming, water-skiing, etc.), a longer, more focused elite training camp before each event, leadership seminars and special trips. We will still try to always compete in the most competitive tournaments in the country but we will also try to select events in unique locations like Lake Placid, NY, Vail, CO, Hershey, PA, Southern California and Florida. Coaches and Directors will emphasize the whole experience (not just wins) but especially creating friendships with teammates from across the country that will hopefully last at least through college. As greater emphasis is placed on being a good teammate and person and enjoying the high level lacrosse and coaching then the wins and championships will take care of themselves! It will always remain a huge honor to be selected so we want every Madlax National player to take pride in being selected to be part of our Madlax family and this exciting National Team approach.
Play With Passion - Madlax National Team Directors
|Nov. 23-24, 2019||2020-2023 - East Coast Showcase & Invitational||Landon School, DC Area|
|January 3-5, 2020||2023-2026 - The Club Lacrosse Nationals powered by USCLUBLAX||Orlando, FL|
|June 16-18, 2020||2023-2028 - The Vail Shootout (Capital Teams but some National Players will be invited)||Vail, CO|
|July 5-8, 2020||2021-2027 - Naptown National Challenge||Annapolis, MD|
These discounted hotel blocks are from July 6-10, 2019 for The NAPTOWN NATIONAL Challenge (games are 7/8-10, 2019). Please book and stay here together with your teammates to make it a more enjoyable experience for all!
You can always cancel later but it is smart to BOOK NOW and SAVE!
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Outside players not on a Madlax team who meet our criteria can now apply!
The Madlax NATIONALS Teams are comprised of the best 20-26 players per grade from ALL regional Madlax All-Star programs; Capital, Virginia, Maryland and Oregon. It also has players from our Partner Programs in Texas, Florida, Maryland, and Canada. Directors from Regional and Partner programs currently recommend their own players so players from those program do NOT need to apply. Players not on a Madlax team who meet our criteria MUST apply and can be selected as well.
A Madlax Selection Committee made up of all Madlax regional program directors and select coaches from regional and partner programs will choose the rosters for the teams and post each spring for the summer event and each fall for the winter event. Every recommendation and application is given a fair consideration and equal opportunity to have players considered. There is no official tryout so you need to be seen live or scouted by video. Players can be added or replaced at any point all year based on performance for your Madlax regional team or graduation year National Team.
You can also earn a coveted National Team roster spot in a few other ways:
1. GET NOTICED at a Madlax Showcase! Players that show their talent at a Madlax Showcase could be directly invited to join the National Team. Click Here for more information about Madlax Showcases.
2. National Team Tryouts - Attend a Madlax-Capital seasonal tryout (offered 2-3 times for each grade) with intention being evaluated for the National. Since so many players on the National teams play for Madlax-Capital we welcome players from around the country to attend any of our seasonal tryouts.
Summer Tryout Schedule HERE (all grades)
Fall Tryout Schedule HERE (all grades)
Spring Tryout Schedule HERE (only 4th-8th graders)
Play With Passion - Madlax Nationals Coaching Staff
The Madlax National Program is extremely excited to host you and your boys on this once in a lifetime lacrosse experience! This trip is about more than just lacrosse. Although we will aim to play high level lacrosse and win Championships, it is an opportunity for the boys to play with guys from around the US, make new friends and enjoy Annapolis and Washington, DC, places you may have never been before with your family. They will likely learn new advanced lacrosse techniques from an outstanding coaching staff as well. Enjoy the 4th of July in DC or wherever with your family and travel safe to DC! Go Madlax Nationals!
Your registration fee includes: New Game Jerseys, New Game Shorts, New T-Shirt, Helmet Decals and a Team Events on Saturday and Sunday. Madlax will also set up tents for every team to organize food/drinks on their own at the fields.
NAPTOWN NATIONAL CHALLENGE SCHEDULE. Annapolis, MD Area. July 6-10, 2019
Travel/Lodging: CLICK HERE to BOOK Discounted Team HOTELS
VIDEO of all 5 games and/or Highlight Reel: CLICK HERE
Coaches by Teams:
2020: Coleman Walsh, Brian Townsend, Cam Badour
2021: Josh Peck, Billy Falatko, Nate Williams
2022: Bruce McCulloch, Neal Hicks, Bryant Boswell
2023: Matt Rienzo, Charlie Horning, Danny McKinney
2024: Cabell Maddux, Pat Debolt, Zach Johnson
2025: Harrison Holak, Adam Broeckaert, Robert Schain
2026: Charlie Horning, Gavin Legg, Michael McCormick
7/6: Arrive in time so you can make these required practices.
7/6: Practices will be held at The Landon School.
2026 Practice: 4-5:30pm on Freed Field Grass
2024 & 2025 Practice: 4-5:30pm in Stadium Turf
2022 & 2023 Practice: 5:30-7pm on Freed Field Grass
2020 & 2021 Practice: 5:30-7pm in Stadium Turf
7/6: 5:30-8pm: Welcome Dinner Pool Party for all players and parents at the Landon Pool plus NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER GEAR HAND OUT! We hope to get the pool open so bring your suits!
7/6: 8pm: Check in to Hotels in DC/Bethesda area on own. Head home if local.
7/7: Practices will be held at The Landon School.
2024 Practice: 10:45-12pm on Freed Field Grass
2025 & 2026 Practice: 9:30-10:45am on Freed Field Grass
2022 & 2023 Practice: 9:30-10:45pm in Stadium Turf
2020 & 2021 Practice: 10:45-12pm in Stadium Turf
12pm: Get lunch and drive to Audi Field (DC United stadium) on own. Players get tickets for free. Parents must buy. See below.
1:15pm: Meet PLL & Madlax coaching STAFF at Audi Field. Tickets will be handed out there in person so do NOT be late. (Meet outside main entrance to stadium near fan zone)
Immediately following practices all players will be asked to attend and participate in festivities at the PLL - Premier Lacrosse League Game & Experience at Audi Field the amazing, new DC United Stadium in DC! Parents should get lunch on own and drive all boys to stadium on own. Players will all receive Game Tickets handed out when we meet at the stadium at no cost. Parents, family, fans and friends can BUY PLL TICKETS HERE on own if they want to attend the game also and sit with Madlax players & coaches. We will have unique experiences as part of our Madlax-PLL spirit package program we are setting up with PLL so boys can have fun and bond off the field. It will be special.
7/7: 5:30pm after PLL Game … Check-In to Hotels in Annapolis Area on own. Dinner on own. Get to bed by 10pm or so and prepare for games the next morning!
7/8: 2-3 games per team! Meet coaches 1 hour prior to first game at the field. Teams are seeded based on Monday records for Tuesday playoffs. Meals on own all day. Teams can and should organize own team dinners since all seven Madlax teams are spread at six different locations.
7/9: 3-4 playoff games per team. 2024-2026 teams have playoffs and Championship Games! 2020-2023 teams have playoff games. 2020-2023 teams who advance to Championship will be on NBC TV on Wednesday! Meals on own all day except possible program dinner party on Tuesday evening.
7/10: Championship Games Only on NBC for 2020-2023 at 2, 4, 6 & 8pm. 2023 is always first usually at 2pm. GO MADLAX NATIONALS
Activities & Fun Things To Do:
1. Arrive early and be part of 4th of July Massive Fireworks Show & Celebration on the Washington Mall
2. See the DC Museums and Memorials
3. Water Sports on the Potomac River
4. Enjoy Town of Annapolis and see The Naval Academy
5. See Georgetown University while in DC
6. Walk through lacrosse hall of fame in Navy Stadium
Parents to Remember: Parents are always 100% responsible for their sons. Parents must oversee boys in between games and get boys to fields for practices and games at least 50-60 minutes early with all equipment and sticks. Behavior on and off the field must be exemplary. Boys must always be respectful everywhere and represent Madlax and your family well or risk being benched or even sent home. Coaches may set curfews if there are early games, so parents are asked to follow these easy requests.