Bel Air Lacrosse Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the lacrosse equipment shed?
It is located across from the Bel Air Library on E. Pennsylvania Avenue in the town of Bel Air. It is the brick building with green metal siding. Use 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 for GPS directions and the building is directly across the street.
Can my son try out for a travel team?
Yes. Travel teams are selected at the beginning of each season by the Program Chair, Age Group Commissioner and selected Age Group coaches.
Do travel players automatically make the team, if they were on it the previous year?
No. It is an open tryout for each age group. Players are evaluated based on the try out performance. Selections are based on Speed, Stick Skills, Use of Off-Hand, field awareness and athleticism. Our goal is to be fair and impartial in the selection process and award spots on the roster based on performance.
How are Travel Coaches selected?
Our coaches (95% of them are parents with son's in the program) in most cases, are selected after the evaluation process is over and the teams are selected as to promote fairness in the evaluation process.
What does it cost to play on a travel team?
Cost vary on tournaments that the team will play. Travel teams will play in a maximum of two tournaments. One pre-season and one post season.
Who should I speak to if I have a complaint, concern or comment?
Issues should start with the coach. If you do not get the answer or resolution you wanted, then you can contact the Age Group Commissioner. The Program chair is always available to discuss issues, but will defer first to the AGC (Age Group Commissioner).
Can I request a coach or my son playing with his friends on the same team?
No. Unfortunately there are over 400 boys in the program and we will not honor requests. You can email the AGC for your son’s age group and he may or may not be able to accommodate special requests based on hardships or mitigating circumstances.
How often does my son practice and where?
That depends on the coach and when his assigned practice times are. Practices for all Rec age groups (excluding clinic) will be twice a week and play games on Saturdays and / or Sundays with an occasional game Friday Night. Games and Practices are at one of the following fields: Ewing St. (Tyker and Pee Wee), Tollgate Park (Lightning, Midget and Juniors), Red Pump Elementary (Lightning and Midget) and Tucker Turf (all age groups). Clinic is held at Tucker Turf on Sunday Mornings.
Can my player play other sports during the lacrosse season?
This is totally up to you but keep in mind a few thoughts:
1. There are no refunds. Please do not ask. (Especially if practices for lacrosse and the other sport have conflicting days and / or times.)
2. Missing team practices may affect your player's enjoyment of lacrosse.
3. We believe you are committing to lacrosse for the season. As we do not ask that you miss the opportunity to play other sports outside of the lacrosse season, we hope you will provide a full committment to lacrosse when it is in season.