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ARE YOU NEW TO CLUB LACROSSE?

Are You New To Club Lacrosse?

First, you're not alone as lacrosse is the fastest growing youth sport in the country right now. Don't worry if your daughter has never played club level lacrosse before, as she has just proved her mettle at tryouts and  earned her position amid her peers. Second, you are in the right place at the right time as HoCo Girls teams are proving to be some of best, highly skilled, competitive teams making up one of the most unique and fastest growing lacrosse clubs in the nation.

As a member of HoCo Club your daughter has access to some of the best turf & grass fields in MD. This affords us the ability to offer more practices, and competitive games in one location than any other club in the region. Subsequently allowing us to develop players in half the time (and expense) of some other clubs because we have more opportunity to provide continuous 1on1 instruction and consistent reinforcement of fundamentals by coaches, which is often lost as players age up.

Our site has a tremendous amount of info so check out the information on the FAQs , About Us or Parent Portal tabs. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you.

At the bottom of the page you can find links to PDF's of the girls youth & high school lacrosse books, as well as the current season’s rule changes and interpretations from US Lacrosse. This is a great resource for parents and players that would like to learn the game.


This is Lacrosse

Produced by US Lacrosse

Please note: Some rules have been modified since the production of this video. Nonetheless, we hope you’ll find the video to be helpful in your understanding of the game.

2019 New Rules Webinar

Produced by US Lacrosse

Here are links to PDF's of the girls youth & high school lacrosse books, as well as the current season’s rule changes and interpretations from US Lacrosse. This is a great resource for parents and players that would like to learn the game.

Are you new to lacrosse as a sport?

Are you new to lacrosse as a sport; and find yourself feeling  lost or confused trying to find what you're looking for? 

Did you hear about the sport from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more? Did you stumble upon our website in your search?

First, you're in the right spot as lacrosse is one of the largest sports in Howard County. HCLP offers youth and high school age level programs for girls and boys at various levels of skill. What is HCLP? The Howard County Lacrosse Program (HCLP) is one of the largest and long standing programs in the country that works in partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks (HCRP). Short descriptions pertaining to the HC Lax Clinic, HC Lax Recreation, HC Lax Select, HC Lax Adaptive, and HoCo Club lacrosse programs may be found below. If you have a child that is interested in lacrosse check out the following information to properly guide you to the correct program for your athlete and their chance to get in on all the action and fun!

HC Lax is the spring recreational lacrosse opportunity for players of all skill levels in Howard County. Whether you are a beginner who would just like to learn the game, an athlete who plays other sports, or an avid & strong lacrosse player, HC Lax is the program for you!

Clinic - This age group is focused on teaching the game in a cooperative and instructional environment and is designed for participants in kindergarten and pre-K, but first year players in first grade can benefit from the skills taught in this instructional group as well.

Recreation - (Girls U8) This age group is focused on teaching the game in an instructional environment, while starting to add in game play. Score will not be kept for scrimmages/games. (Girls U10) This age group is focused on developing a technically sound set of lacrosse skills and athletic movement skills necessary in lacrosse with instructional game play, while starting to instill a sense of competition. (Girls U12) This age group is focused on combining technical skills with tactical understanding of the game to develop as a well-rounded lacrosse player, while also improving physically and psychologically in a competitive setting. (Girls U15) This age group is focused on combining technical skills with tactical understanding of the game to develop as a well-rounded lacrosse player, while also improving physically and psychologically in a competitive setting.

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Adaptive - an adaptive lacrosse program for athletes with disabilities, ages 6 & up. The goal of our program is to give athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities a true lacrosse experience. Equipment and/or rules may be modified as necessary to meet each individual athlete’s needs. Coaches will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and skills development.

HoCo Club (the site you're on) is the highest level of competitive lacrosse offered in the Howard County, whose players train year round, traveling to play against top level competitive lacrosse clubs at tournaments during fall and summer; as well as play in nationally ranked spring leagues for chance to compete at US Nationals. HoCo Girls teams are looking for the most competitive, athletic, lacrosse-loving girls in Howard County and surrounding areas who want to develop their skills and Lax IQ (game understanding). HoCo Girls teams are selected by open tryouts held during the late summer and early fall and participation is not restricted by residency. Teams are generally organized by graduation year subject to age requirements.

It is never too late to join HoCo!!!! Schedule a “supplemental tryout” here.  

Our site has a tremendous amount of info so check out the information on the FAQs , About Us or Parent Portal tabs. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you.

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