2019 NGLL Spring League

 

National Girls Lacrosse League Website

New Middle School Team Policy -

For the classes of 2023 through 2028, we will be playing in the Spring of 2019 in the NGLL Mid-Atlantic region.  For the 2028’s, it will be a modified schedule that will be different than the 2023’s – 2027’s.  www.nationalgirlslacrosseleague.com. 

The league will start in mid-March with an eight-game schedule.  We will enter our M&D teams in a preseason tournament March 9 & 10 in Orlando, Florida (NGLL Kick Off) prior to the beginning of that league.   At the end of the season (mid-May), qualifying teams will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Region playoffs for the championships in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

**New this year will be the NGLL National Championships and the NGLL Festival on Memorial Day Weekend.  All M&D middle school (2023 – 2027) teams will be participating in either the championships or the festival.  The championships are solely for those teams who win their NGLL regions.  So only the Mid-Atlantic region champions will be allowed to go to that tournament at St Paul’s School in Baltimore.  The championships will be live streamed by Inside Lacrosse.  For the M&D teams who do not win their Mid-Atlantic region, we will participate in the NGLL Festival at Goucher College which will be a round-robin event with other non-regional winners from throughout the country.  Participants for both the NGLL National Championships and the NGLL Festival will be able to enjoy the benefits of our partnership with Inside Lacrosse by getting discounted tickets to the NCAA championships at Johns Hopkins University that Memorial Day Weekend. 

For practices in the spring, we tried to secure as many turf fields as possible because of the inclement weather in Maryland and unusable grass fields.  This is a major cost increase but we feel is necessary because of lost practice time with such bad weather the last few springs. We will be holding most of our practices at the Garrison Forest School and at Goals Indoor Arena.  In the summer, we will be back to Howard County Rec and Parks facilities because of availability.  The Spring practice schedule is posted at www.mndlax.com.

All fees for the practices, coaches pay, and tournaments for the spring will be assessed between January 1 and February 1.  There will also be a $18 per player fee to be assessed when you sign the NGLL national waiver.  This is consistent with every region in the country and is also new this year since NGLL has gone national with 11 different regions.  The team fees for the Mid-Atlantic league were lowered to offset the $18 per player fee.