Enjoy this new, fun feature for every team in the Madlax Program. The Team Pages for every team are linked above. I hope these team pages make your season more enjoyable and links parents, players, coaches and fans together easier. Madlax staff does not typically add or edit this team page. It is for parents and players. Team Managers have been granted edit control so send them pictures, videos, stats, etc and they can upload for your team. Anyone can add posts to the site. We encourage every team to add their rosters, practice and game schedule and write re-caps of each game.
The Girls All-Star travel Program started in August 2017 and is continues each season and includes weekly training workouts, league play and tournaments. The Madlax club program is based in McLean, VA with fall practices in DC and winter, spring and summer practices in McLean, VA. The All-Star program is year-round with winter, spring, and summer programs including leagues, play days, tournaments, clinics, and camps.
Email Girls Director Tylar Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madlax plays to win in tournaments and spring league games that have a Championship. 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. If players miss practices coaches reserve the right to not play or limit playing time in games and tournaments. Therefore, some players will not play at all unless we are leading comfortably. In scrimmages, play days, or showcases where there is NOT a championship, we will play everyone, although it will still not be even time.
Players should address playing time concerns directly with their coach on their own, but never the parents. 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, during a tournament in person, or in an email.
It is our wish that all parents try to remain positive and support the TEAM your child is on rather than focus solely on their playing minutes. Practices are where the most improvement is made and playing time is truly earned so consistent attendance is crucial.
Thanks for your support. Best of luck to your athletes.
Play With Passion - Madlax Directors and Coaches
You Should be Proud!
Your athlete just made a very strong lacrosse program and is going to get a lot better this year if she commits and works hard. She is a talented athlete and has a very bright future. Now that she has made it, I want to remind returning parents and inform new parents of how we see your roles ideally in Madlax MAGIC.
Stay Positive and Supportive!
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 trusting our coaching staff, you are allowing us to develop the athletes’ passion, skills, and overall understanding of lacrosse while acting in line with our C.A.S.E. initiative.
Don't talk to your athlete or coach from the sideline.
Talk with your athletes all you want after the game or before but please...NOTHING during the game. When the parents scream 'SHOOT!' or 'PASS!' or "Just RUN!," it is distracting and confusing for them. Let them learn and enjoy the experience on their own. When you do speak to your athlete about lacrosse, we strongly encourage you to only speak positively and about her effort or attitude instead of mistakes she made on the field; this will avoid burnout or fear of being scolded on the way home. Try to celebrate assists more than goals, ground balls more than hits and being coachable and a good teammate more than anything else. Also, please never stand on the bench sideline or on the endline if possible.
We understand you are making a sacrifice and taking a lot of time and spending a lot of money in having your athletes 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 athletes!