Coaches: Molly Flores and Kellie Looney
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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 Aubrey Whittier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madlax plays to win in tournaments and spring league games that have a Championship. So, some players will not play at all unless we are leading comfortably in Championship format tournaments or spring league games. That score 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 games evenly and still be able to win a game no matter what the format. You will learn, however, that that doesn't 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. If players miss practices coaches reserve the right to not play or limit playing time in games and tournaments. That said, in high school recruiting tournaments or showcases, Madlax coaches will make every effort to play every player evenly.
Players should address playing time concerns directly with their coach on their own at any point, but again, never the parents. Players 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 or during a tournament in person or in email regarding playing time.
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. Parents are requested to encourage their players 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 daughter not play. Please trust that we are working hard in practices to help your athlete improve so they get 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 athlete.
Thanks for your support. Best of luck to your athletes.
Play With Passion - Madlax Directors and Coaches