Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between MC Elite and MC Lacrosse?
Our Club offer 2 levels of programs designed to provide opportunities for every player: MC Lacrosse is our rec program (K-8th grade), and MC Elite is our travel-team program (4th-11th grade). MC Lacrosse teams practice and play local games in the fall and the spring. No tryout is required and sign ups typically open in late summer for the fall season and in January for the spring season. MC Elite Travel teams are tryout-only. Tryouts are typically held in mid-June. We roster 2 teams for each grade-level from 4th through 11th grade. The travel season runs from September through early July and practices are year-round.
Do I need to live in Montgomery County to play MC Elite?
Can I play other sports?
What is the time commitment required to play on an MC Elite team?
- Fall – 2 practices per week (Sept through Nov); 3-4 tournaments
- Winter – 6 winter practice sessions focused on Stick Skills (mid Dec through late Feb); indoor league (traditional or Canadian box)
- Spring – Middle School: 2 practices per week (March through May); spring NGLL league
- Spring – High School – no practices; all players are playing on their HS teams
- Summer – 2 practices per week (mid May through June/early July); 4-5 tournaments
What is the level of participation expected of each player’s family?
How are tryouts handled?
Tryouts are held In June for rising 4th thru 10th grade. For our junior class teams, we will hold tryouts only for vacant positions. Returning junior players will participate in the tryouts but for the purpose of team placement (Midnight/Carolina). Players are only known by their tryout number and not by name. Tryout results are announced within 3 days; however, team placement decisions may be made after the first several practices.
Where do your teams practice?
Our primary practice location is the turf field at Stone Ridge School in Bethesda. Our secondary practice location is Connelly School of the Holy Child on their Turf field. Winter sessions are held indoors in the gym at Stone Ridge.
What is your philosophy on playing time?
What are the club fees?
2022-2023 season fees are $2,875. Fee includes uniform, practice pinnie, practices, all tournaments, spring league (middle school), player development, certain fitness sessions, and recruiting assistance. Not included in the club fees are: winter leagues (middle school), specialty clinics and travel expenses.