Boys Win State Championship, Girls Advance to State Semifinal.
The 2021 season marked the first opportunity for our former players to compete in the Maryland State Playoffs since the formation of the URC Lacrosse Program. The Boys and Girls who graduated from Urbana High School in 2021 were members of the very first season of URC Lacrosse.
The philosophy of the URC Program is to build relationships and fundamentals needed to succeed at the High School level and the proof is in the hardware! We work hand in hand with the High School Coaches to support them and prepare our athletes to succeed under their Leadership.
25 of the 28 members of our State Championship Boys Lacrosse team played together in the URC Program.
17 of the 20 members of our State Semifinalist Girls Lacrosse team played together in the URC Program.
Registration Opens Soon
Jan. 17th - MLK New Player Clinic at FISC
Jan 17th - Uniform Store open
Feb. 1st - Deadline to receive Uniform by Week 1
Feb. 5th - Late Registration Fees begin
Feb. 14th - New Player Clinic at Hagerstown YMCA
Feb 23rd - Registration Closes
Feb. 25th - Final Team Counts Due to League
March 5th or 6th - Coaches Training
March 7th - Practices begin if fields are available
March 11th - Schedules Posted
March 15th - Rosters Due
March 19th/20th - Week 1 Games
April 16th/17th - No Games
May 21st - Boys End of Year Tournament
May 22nd - Girls End of Year Tournament
We hope to share more details shortly but due to the current COVID restrictions, nothing firm has been decided.
If you are registering multiple children who are in different grades, selecting the "add participant" option will add the second child to the same team. You need to select the proper grade level team for each child. To be sure you are on the correct form, look at the navy blue header bar on the top of the registration questions.
If you have registered incorrectly, we can fix it when we move players from the registration section, to the roster section. They will be added manually to the correct team. As long as their grade is entered correctly in the form, we will be able to put them on the correct team even though they were registered for the wrong grade.
We will not know our field allocations and team numbers until early March. We will not be able to determine the days and times for team to practice until we have all of that information. Please be patient as we collect all of the information and figure out the best option for all of our teams.
URC Lacrosse is now entering its 8th season. In order for the league to continue, there needs to be an emergence of new leadership. The current board has been in place for at least 5 years and the members will not be here forever. If you are interested in learning how the organization runs, would like to take on a leadership role, please let us know as this board is would love to have shadow members this year who can step in next season. Without the parents, there will be no more league and 4 of the 7 board members are retiring at the end of this season.
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. Our goal is to allow players to build relationships with their teammates and learn to love the game. We base our success off the number of athletes who return to play the following year, not wins and losses. Those come in High School based on the foundation that is build while playing together at a young age and learning the fundamentals of the game.
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 boys and 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 will open Shortly
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.