All details for the upcoming 2018 Spring Season can be found here…
High School teams (2020, 2021, 2022) Do Not participate in Spring Leagues, and are on break during most of spring beginning March 1st.
(Teams resume practice two (2) days a week in preparation for summer tournaments immediately AFTER the MPSSAA Spring sports season concludes (Late May/June).
Spring season runs from March 1st through May 30th.
Youth teams (2023-2028) participate in three (3) practices a week until the season games begin around mid-March (NGLL) & typically April 1st (MYLA). Then (1-2) practices per week during the season. (Practice days and times vary and are chosen by the coach)
Youth teams will participate in two spring leagues, each with Playoffs and Championships.
(Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association, MYLA) & (National Girls Lacrosse League, NGLL)
Championships and Semi-Finals are generally held before Memorial Day weekend.
(Be sure to be in town and ready!).
The MYLA spring league is a travel league with games played throughout the Mid-Maryland region.
(Games generally occur either on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights and on Saturday).
The NGLL is a Club league, comprised of A and B divisions for each age group, that provides the highest level of competition for players in 4th through 8th grade; most HOCO games will occur on Sunday on HOCO fields.
(Over 120 teams will compete in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the SouthEast and MidWest).
HOCO does not participate in practices/tournaments on or around Easter or Memorial Day.
(Both MYLA & NGLL schedule games during Spring Breaks so please be sure to be in town and ready).
Practice Locations: Howard County Turf & Grass Fields
Frequency: 2-3 Week (Until Games Begin)
Practice Days: Mondays - Sundays (Vary, Set by Coach)
Time: 120 minute sessions - Usually between 5:00PM and 9:00PM (Mon-Fri), and 10:00AM and 4:00PM (Sat-Sun)
Who: 2028 - 2023
1. Practices in spring start in March wherein the girls have just completed winter workouts indoors, and where HOCO Girls have access to all of HCRP & HCPSS turf and grass fields. This makes HOCO unique in that our coaches have more opportunity and time where they can provide more 1 on 1 instruction (with focus' on positional and individual skill improvement) than other clubs.
2. The MYLA spring league is a travel league comprised of A, B and C divisions for each age group with games played throughout the Mid-Maryland region.(Games generally occur either on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights between 6PM and 8PM; and on Saturday between 8AM and 6PM).
3. The NGLL is a Club league, comprised of A and B divisions for each age group, that provides the highest level of competition for players in 4th through 8th grade; most HOCO games will occur on Sunday between 8AM and 6PM on HOCO turf fields.
HOCO Girls Lacrosse is looking for the most competitive, athletic, lacrosse-loving girls in Howard County and surrounding areas that want to develop their skills and Lax IQ (game understanding). Specifically, we want fun, motivated, fast, tough, exciting girls who will work hard as our coaching staff will providing a positive hard-working atmosphere that will challenge the girls to push beyond their comfort zones and strive for higher levels, continually reinforce the importance of honing fundamentals maximizing individual talents, and encourage our girls to expect from their teammates what they expect of themselves promoting team cohesion & dynamics.
Our coaches all utilize similar teaching techniques focusing on advanced individual skill development. Although Middle School girls (6th-8th graders) will be doing far more advanced concepts within each offense and defense than the Elementary School Girls (3rd-5th graders), the same general formations and concepts will be taught providing continuity and consistency season to season, year to year, and coach to coach in certain situations. That foundation enables a higher level of team success during competition.
Note: The Spring season ends May 30th and jumps right into Summer (our primary season) June 1st. Tournaments are posted and paid for BEFORE October. Be sure to be available and ready!
If you would like to tryout for a HOCO team please email our Girls Director and we will schedule a tryout for you at one of our scheduled team or group workouts. It is never too late to join HOCO as we offer supplemental or “rolling tryouts”.