2022-2031 Boys and their parents will be very excited to learn about our newly created 'OPEN FLEX TRYOUTS' format. Read below...
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New players in 2022-2031 grades should register now to join the Madlax All-Stars program. Tryouts will occur between July 18 and October 1st. We will constantly add tryouts to the schedule below once locked. You must register to attend tryouts.
Tryout Dates (Updated):
MASTER SCHEDULE for ALL TEAMS POSTED HERE
All Practices/Workouts/Tryouts will resume after Labor Day and you can only find that MASTER SCHEDULE POSTED HERE. Register today and we will contact you about attending the next team practice in September!
Madlax is the #1 ranked lacrosse program in the greater DMV (DC, MD, VA) and has teams ranked #1 in the entire country in 2021, 2024 & 2025. 2023 is #2 and all of our AAA level Capital teams are ranked in the top 10 in the nation for their grade!
This success is because of our culture and style of play, not just the amazing athletes and coaches. Our culture is set up so the boys develop at a faster rate than any other club in the area. We play a style that is fast, fun, unselfish and hard to stop or beat. We place to colleges better than any other club in the area by far since 1996. See proof, www.madlax.com/commitments. We do also have the DC area's best and most experienced coaches plus some of the very best athletes on our teams.
Madlax is the only VA and DC program who is a member of the prestigious NLF-National Lacrosse Federation and the NAL-North American Lacrosse, elite club organizations that run the nation's most competitive invitation only tournaments. We plan to offer A level Madlax-DMV teams in 2022-2031 grades and AAA level Madlax-Capital teams in 2022-2030 and we have roster spots open on EVERY SINGLE TEAM. We have seven full-time directors who will treat you like family and provide your son an opportunity to have an overall amazing life experience through lacrosse.
In order to make your lives easier during uncertain times, Madlax has started "Open Flex Tryouts" which essentially is a 'rolling' style evaluation process. Your son will have multiple opportunities to be evaluated in workouts and practices that we schedule now through October 1st. Once we see your son play once or twice we will be able to make him an offer hopefully for one of our amazing teams.
Your son will be properly & fairly evaluated by one or all of the following methods during OPEN FLEX TRYOUTS:
We hope this adjustment in tryout format helps Madlax attract the very best athletes once again so we can have a top ranked team in every grade 2021-2031. Due to high demand, we plan to offer a DMV team at every grade 2024-2031. We already have some very strong DMV A level teams in those grades since our DMV teams often practice with our Capital AAA level teams. Finally, we will ramp up our fall season programming since school and fall sports are so uncertain with more lacrosse practices and tournaments than normal.
REGISTER your child(ren) today!
Madlax All-Stars Academy is a Comprehensive Elite Lacrosse and Character Building Program for Boys.
The new fall Madlax All-Stars season will run from August into December and includes three segments for your son to play lacrosse. Since fall sports are cancelled for varsity and JV and youth football is likely very limited as well, Madlax plans to add practices and tournaments and RAMP UP our fall program!
Although we strongly support multi-sport athletes, we know that this fall and/or winter will be different so we are creating more programs so your amazing boys can continue to develop, have fun and compete on the highest level while learning from THE BEST COACHES in the DMV.
1. Practices/Scrimmages/Speed: Teams will now have two practices most weeks as field availability increases. One on a weeknight after 5pm and one on a weekend on either Saturday afternoon or early Sunday morning. In addition, we will hold speed and explosion workouts once a weeknight directed by a professionally certified speed trainer (likely SSI again). All practice sessions are 75-90 minutes broken up as 30-45 minutes of technical, positional skill work followed by 30-45 minutes of live half or full field. The live half & full field drills will be a way to input team concepts (offenses, defenses, rides, clears, EMO/MDD) as we prepare the boys for more fall tournaments. Players who attend these sessions can expect shooting, dodging, feeding, defense, speed, goalie and face-off specific training. The scrimmages will be fun, fast and with lighter body contact as we respect athletes bodies but we will build up the contact before games and tournaments.
2. Tournaments/Games: All Teams will play in more tournaments! 2021-2026 can expect four events while 2027-2031 will compete in 2-3 team tournaments or play days in October, November or even December! High school teams (2021-2024) will attend the highest level college recruiting tournaments on weekends where college coaches will watch them play (if allowed by the NCAA to scout). Youth teams (2025-2031) teams will compete against the best teams nationally in all-star tournaments on weekends. We will also likely schedule special single game events like the DMVLAX Friendly Fireworks that has attracted over 10K viewers. Each team will have a varied schedule which we will ultimately share and post on this page and the Master Calendar.
3. Clinics: Optional and extra focused positional clinics will be offered for EVERY LEVEL Madlax All-Star athlete. Elite goalie, face-off, dodging, shooting, defense clinics for all grades will be offered. Clinics are detailed here, www.madlax.com/fallclinics. Madlax Academy players all receive 15% off and should email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this code before registering.
Note: The fall season usually ends right before Thanksgiving but since indoor box season is up in the air we will continue fall season into December unless we learn otherwise that we can go indoors in the winter. In a normal winter, Madlax boys can play (a) Capital Northstars Box Team or (b) CBLL indoor box league or (c) positional clinics. More information & details are here, www.madlax.com/winter
Play With Passion - Madlax Coaches
You Should be Proud!
Your son just made a very, very strong lacrosse program and is going to get a lot better this year if he commits and works hard. He is a talented and athletic young man and has a very bright future. Now that he has made it I want to remind returning parents and inform new parents of how we see your roles ideally in Madlax All-Stars.
Stay Positive and Supportive!
It's an exciting time to watch your boys play on game day and it can be frustrating at times, trust me, we know. All coaches are trained, experienced and understand the game at a high level having played and/or coached at the collegiate level. The Directors and coaches have a specific training plan and goals within each team. We simply ask that you are always trusting and supportive of the coaches. If you have an issue with a coach please email the directors but never address a coach right after a game or directly.
By being supportive of Madlax and the coaches and understanding and trusting of our process you're helping the boys develop their passion for the game of lacrosse. You are also making it a much more fun environment for them to play in. Although Madlax plays the best players to win in league games and playing time is never guaranteed (read written playing time policy here), we are not a win at all cost club. In fact, it is more important that we are developing the boys skills and overall understanding of the lacrosse while acting in line with our C.A.S.E. initiative. Ideally we are enabling the boys to have fun while they work hard to improve. There is a greater chance of this happening for your sons if you stay positive and supportive!
Don't talk to your son or coach from the sideline.
When the parents scream 'SHOOT!' or 'PASS!' or "Just RUN!" it is distracting and confusing for them. Often times it is just plain wrong and frustrating for coaches. It's hard not to get caught up in it for players this young. It is VERY hard. We get that. We know we even have some parents who have played college lacrosse but even those parents must refrain from coaching and speaking to your sons during games. Talk with your sons all you want after the game or before but please...NOTHING during the game. Let him learn and enjoy the experience on his own. Also please never stand on the bench sideline or on the endline if possible. We would also strongly encourage you that when you do speak with your son about lacrosse that it is positive and about his effort and attitude more than about plays or mistakes he made on the field. You will burn him out if that is all he hears and he just wont want to play anymore for risk of being scolded in the car ride home. Try to celebrate assists more than goals, ground balls more than hits and being coachable and a good teammate more than anything else.
We understand you are making a sacrifice and taking a lot of time and spending a lot of money in having your sons play Madlax. We take this fact seriously and therefore try to maximize our time with them. The players who commit and attend the most will have the greatest experiences. Thank you for bringing them to every practice and game and taking on these simple roles as a Madlax parent. Please communicate early and often if you have to miss something or be late for academic or personal reasons. We look forward to a fun and very successful season coaching your boys!
ENJOY the Season!
Play with Passion,
Cabell Maddux, Madlax Founder
Madlax plays to win in tournaments and spring league games that have a Championship. So, some boys will not play at all unless we are leading comfortably in Championship format tournaments or spring league games. That lead amount is the head coaches decision as it varies from team to team. In scrimmages or play days or showcases where there is NOT a championship we will play everyone although it will still not be even time. Ideally, Madlax coaches can play everyone in game evenly and still be able to win a game no matter what the format but as you will learn, that doesnt always happen.
Playing time is not guaranteed or promised for any player on any team. It is earned. The coaches have the right to play the best players to help Madlax teams win any game. That said, in high school recruiting tournaments or showcases, Madlax coaches will make every effort to play every player evenly. Coaches will almost always use a set EMO and MDD team which alters playing time as well.
Boys should address playing time concerns directly with their coach on their own at any point, but again, never the parents. Boys might ask, "Coach, what can I do or what do I need to do better to earn more playing time?" If parents still want to discuss playing time they may email a director 24 hours after a game but should never address a coach on the field regarding playing time.
It is our wish that all parents try to remain positive and support the TEAM your son is on rather than focus solely on his playing minutes. Parents are requested to encourage their sons to work harder in practice to earn playing time. Practices are where the most improvement is made and playing time is truly earned.
That said, the Madlax directors and coaches understand it is hard to watch your son not play. Please trust that we are working hard in practices to help your son improve and we hope he is as well so eventually he is getting more minutes. We always try to preach that a player who has 1 shift in a game or 15 shifts can have equal impact if you treat every shift as a chance to prove yourself. Finally, practices are where players improve the most and earn playing time more so than in games so emphasize attendance there for your son.
Thanks for your support. Best of luck to your sons.
Play With Passion - Madlax Directors and Coaches