Registration has now been reopened for all teams except Girls 5th & 6th, and Girls 1st & 2nd. In order to ensure a quality experience for our players, we need to keep a close watch on Coach to Player Ratios as well as total team numbers. Too many players on a team, playing time suffers. Too few on a team and running an effective practice is an obstacle. We would like to reopen those two teams, but in order to do so, we need more coaches so we can form other teams at those grade levels. If you are interested, please contact us via email.
During the Week of February 4th, if you have completed your registration, you will be emailed a link to order your Uniform. You will select the size and the name on the back. Numbers have been assigned and will be placed on uniforms based on the name and grade level.
We are changing the process this season to avoid any issues with uniform ordering, sizes and names. You will have the ability to select the correct size, and enter the name on the uniform through your order. Numbers have been assigned based on your preferred choices. Unfortunately, not all requests were able to be met. In order to ensure that we do not have issues with double numbers on a team, no one within 3 grade levels of another player will have the same uniform number. You will be able to wear these uniforms and number for the remainder of your time with URC.
Registration costs have been significantly reduced since the uniforms will be purchased by the players, and can be worn for multiple years with no confusion of double numbers on teams.
Order turnaround is 5 weeks. To ensure uniforms are available for Week 1, all orders must be placed by February 18th. Any orders placed after that date may not arrive by the first game and your son or daughter will not be permitted to play until the uniform arrives.
Tuesday February 6th
- Uniform Fitting (non mandatory)
- UHS 6-8pm
Tuesday February 13th
- Uniform Fitting (non mandatory)
- UHS 6-8pm
Sunday February 18th
- FINAL DATE TO ORDER UNIFORM
- If you do not order a uniform by this date, you will not have one
Wednesday February 28th
- Final Team Counts due
Saturday March 3rd
- Team Play Day Noon-8pm @ UHS
Saturday March 10th
- Team Play Day 1-8pm @ UHS
Thursday March 15th
- Practice begins
Saturday March 24th
- Hood College Play Day
Saturday April 7th
- First weekend of games
Saturday April 14th
- Boys Games @ UHS
Saturday May 12th
- Urbana Day
Saturday & Sunday June 2nd & 3rd
- End of Season Tournament
**Dates subject to change once final game schedule is released
Learn More About Our Organization
The Urbana Recreation Council Lacrosse Organization was formed to allow those living in the Urbana High School feeder area a platform to begin developing relationships and building teams that will be successful throughout their years in our school system. Age groups are available for Kindergarden through 8th grade. The URC Lax Organization is a volunteer based organization and would not be possible without the devoted community members who selflessly give of their time to provide an environment of enjoyment and education for our young athletes.
Club or Rec??? How about BOTH
One of the questions we receive regularly revolves around club players. Many of our teams have boys or girls who play a full club schedule and a full rec schedule, we encourage it!! It can be done, and it has been done. If it is important, you will find a way...if its not, you will find an excuse. 14 of the 18 girls pictured here played club as well.
Players on the club level are preparing themselves for the future by competing on teams that draw attention from colleges.
Players on the rec level are preparing themselves for the future by competing on teams with the girls they will play with in High School.
No coach in our program will punish players for choosing to play both a club and rec schedule. We understand that club coaches often require practice participation and we understand that these practices take priority over the rec practices.
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for the athletes in our community to play together and develop strong relationships with the teammates they will have in High School. The premise of the URC Lacrosse program is to prepare athletes in the Urbana feeder pattern to play at a high level together.
If you are concerned your club schedule will interfere with the rec schedule, please communicate with the coach for that age group and come up with a plan of how conflicts will be handled.
Registration for spring season is now open!
Get registered for your league before all the spots are filled.
Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By Division
This age group is for our beginners from Kindergarden and younger. Teams will be very small but may practice as a larger group to ensure continuity of skills. Teams play a 4 game regular season and an end of year play day.
- Basic Stick Skills
- Catching & Throwing
- Defensive Positioning
- Sharing the ball
This age group is for players in 1st and second grade. Experiences vary in this age group but we do the best we can to differentiate practice skills and time. Teams play a full league schedule of 8 games and an end of the year tournament. Teams will be formed with a mix of experienced and new players.
- Catching & Throwing
- Introduce non-dominant hand skills
- Introduce Defensive help positioning
- Sharing the ball on the move
This level is for our 3rd and 4th grade players. At this level there will be a variety of skill levels from no experience to multiple years of experience. At this age level we will begin to separate teams based on experience and skill. The league has an option for developmental teams at this age group if there are a number of younger players. Teams will play a full league schedule with an end of season tournament or play day.
- Catching & Throwing with Non-Dominant hand
- Defensive help & Positioning
- Intermediate Game rules
- 7 v 7 game
This age group will be for our players in 5th and 6th grade. This will be the first group to play on a full size field with 11 v 11. Teams will be split based on experience and skill level if there is a need for multiple teams. Teams may play a 10 game regular season schedule with an end of season tournament.
- Offensive Plays and Set pieces
- Non-Dominant shooting and play
- Secondary defensive help
- Position specific roles
- Defensive sets and variety of schemes
This age group will be for our 7th & 8th Grade players. The flow of this level will be as close to High School level as we can make it. Teams will work closely with High School coaches and players and will compete in a full 10 game schedule and end of season tournament.
- Proficiency in Catching and Throwing with both hands
- Offensive philosophy & plays
- Defensive Philosophy & plays
- Teamwork and Chemistry will be a huge factor
- Competing at a high level
These groups will vary year to year based on interest. There are numerous summer tournaments available and if there is enough interest at a level, we will try to field teams to play in summer tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
- High level competition
- Having Fun
- Understanding the landscape of Lacrosse
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The Urbana Recreation Council (URC), located in Urbana, MD, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as defined by the IRS. URC is a member of the Frederick County, Maryland Association of Recreation Councils and serves the communities of Urbana, Ijamsville, and other surrounding communities.