The WAX boys program offers traditional spring lacrosse beginning in March and running through June each year. Registration generally is open in September for the spring season up till March. Each age group has a name which covers the following ages and school grades:
2023 Age Grouping
U15 – JUNIORS (8th and 9th graders) Birth Year falls between 9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009
U13 – MIDDIES (6th and 7th graders) Birth Year falls between 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2011
U11 – LIGHTNING (4th and 5th graders) Birth Year falls between 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2013
U9 – TYKERS (2nd and 3rd graders) Birth Year falls between 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2015
U7 – Pockets (K-1st graders) Birth Year falls between 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2017
Boys pockets has a WAX 101 level which is for Pre-K as well.
We offer a $10.00 discount for additional siblings and a maximum family cost of $395.00.
Ages 4-6 play in the Pockets and Pockets 101 programs, with no contact, and only using a stick, mouthpiece, and soft ball. Players also have the opportunity to play goalie in full gear at this age.
Pockets in Pads:
2023 we will be creating one team of first grade boys to play in pads in the Carroll County league in a 8v8 on a smaller field. This is for first grade players with prior experience, and can demonstrate an ability to compete above the traditional WAX Pockets format. This ormat will still be highly instructional, but with full pads and limited contact.
Ages 7-8 play in the Carroll County league league usually at the 8v8 level. This is played on a 75% size field, with full pads and limited contact.
Lightning, Middies, Juniors:
Ages 9-10 (Lightning), 11-12 (Middies), and 13-14 (Juniors) play in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association.
Equipment: Helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouthpiece, cleats (for outdoor play), chest protector (for goalies), protective cup.
If this is your first time purchasing equipment please see this guide: https://www.uslacrosse.org/players/youth
Goalie Chest Protector
Effective January 1, 2021, all goalie chest protectors must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE performance standard, ND200. This requirement is mandatory in the US Lacrosse boys’ and girls’ youth rules, the NFHS boys’ and girls’ high school rules, and the NCAA men’s and women’s rules. All products that meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200, must be certified by the Safety Equipment Institute and include the NOCSAE Lacrosse label.
All field players must have shoulder pads or protectors that also meet the NOCSAE performance standard ND200.
If you have any other questions in regards to purchasing equipment please contact one of the boys coordinators.
Helmets, shoulder pads and chest protectors MUST have the logo below. The logo on the helmet may be subdued and have a picture of a helmet on it.
Parents if you plan on helping to coach this upcoming spring, please take a moment and register to coach on our website. The link can be found under the same registration page where you registered your player. Please take a few minutes to do this because without our volunteer coaches, this program doesn't happen for all the players. Thank you in advance!
January 25, 2023 & February 1, 2023 - Spring Evaluations
TBD - Field set up day / We need lots of Volunteers so please reach out if you're able to help out.
March 15th - Outdoor practices begin!
End of March / beginning of April - Games begin
WAX Day- May 6, 2023
Save the date now!
All team pictures are scheduled for this day.
All WAX players will have a home game scheduled.
Post-Season Tournaments - Coaches will reach out with more details (these are optional for teams and additional fees will apply)
The coordinator for the boys program is Paul Lewis -
and the assistant coordinator is Blake Kellner -
. If you have any questions, feel free to email us anytime.