Who picks the teams?  What skills are evaluated by the coaches?

The coaches for a particular age group are responsible for evaluating the players and choosing the team. In addition, Legends Teams utilize evaluators from other teams and independent evaluators outside the program. Players are evaluated not only on their stick skills, but also on athletic ability, speed, lax IQ, team play, cooperation, commitment, attentiveness and coachability. There is also consideration for specific positions needed for the team - Goalie, LSM, Close Defense, etc. based on the Grad Year.


Do the coaches keep only the kids who made the team in prior years?

Every coach is responsible for evaluating all the players and giving each one a chance to make a team. Players who were on the team in prior years must try out like everyone else, but may be offered spots based on their demonstrated success with the team. There are generally openings on all teams due to kids moving, changing sports or other reasons.  Coaches are responsible for selecting players that will contribute to the success of the team to compete at the highest level possible.


Who will coach my son?  

Many Legends coaches are former Legends/Lutherville participants that went on to play the game at the collegiate and professional level.  However, more importantly, Legends coaches are selected based on their ability to deliver age-appropriate player development.  All coaches are background checked and USA Lacrosse certified.  This assures our coaches have not only the Lacrosse IQ, but understand how create positive environments that allows our players to grow and prepare for playing at the next level.  In addition, specialty clinics, skills sessions and position coaches will be involved in coaching your son to provide additional specialized instruction.  Legends utilizes college players, recent grads and specialty programs such as Goaliesmith to provide additional instruction outside of our normal practices.

When are the team selection decisions made?

Coaches may begin to make decisions regarding players immediately following the conclusion of the tryout. Offers are made at the coach's discretion.

What is the process for accepting an offer?

Parents will be notified by the coach and extended and offer. Offers can only be accepted by acknowledging the offer in writing immediately followed by paying a $600 deposit. While offers may remain open after acceptance period, only the written acknowledgement and deposit can secure a spot on the team. By accepting the offer, parents understand to commit to the team and its schedule.  Lacrosse will be the primary commitment during the spring season. If you have any concerns regarding your son's commitment level, please discuss directly with the coach.


Is my child guaranteed playing time?

We encourage all coaches to actively work to give players playing time based on their ability, attitude and effort. Each coach is given suggested guidelines based on the age group. However, minimum/equal playing time is not guaranteed.  


My child is an accomplished player and is good enough to make a team in an older age group.  Are they allowed to play up for an older Legends team?

While we recognize that some players could make an older age/graduation team, Legends generally does not promote players to play out of their designated age group. However, we understand there may extenuating circumstance (including age) and the affected coaches/director may make exceptions on a case by case basis after tryouts in the appropriate age group.


What are team sizes?

Team sizes are kept to reasonable levels based on number of players on the field and field size. Coaches will consider several factors regarding team size.  Coaches will limit team sizes to prevent situations that will limit playing time such as 4 midfield lines and multiple complete lines of attack, defense. We seldom put more than 22 kids on our oldest teams, unlike many other club teams in our area.


If my kid doesn't make the team, are there other options?

Yes!  Just because a child doesn't make the team should not dissuade him from taking advantage of other opportunities within Lutherville Lacrosse. There will be options to be placed on a rec/travel team based on ability level. It is our goal to have a place to play for all ability levels at every age group. Some kids need time and experience to hone their skills, develop their athletic ability or reach a level of maturity that complements involvement in a more competitive environment.


What is the cost of uniforms?

All Club teams will get a uniform package (every 2 years) and annual player gift (sweatshirt/sweatpants for example).  New players will receive a custom backpack as part of their Club Dues.


Do I have to buy a new helmet?

Players have the opportunity to purchase a custom Legends Helmet.  These helmets retail for $360 and are offered to players at a discount ($225 in 2024).  We also offer used Legends helmets at a further discount.  All custom helmets come with a custom helmet decal package.  Other custom club team helmets cannot be used.


Legends is less expensive than other programs, does this mean you don't offer as many opportunities?

No.  We offer the same opportunities as other private clubs in our area.  We are non-profit and can reinvest every $ into our program.  We also provide additional opportunities to our normal curriculum for players that want to "do more" out of season.


Does Legends require players to have a USA Lacrosse membership?  

Yes.  We require a USA Lacrosse membership in order to tryout.  More information can be found at


Is there a refund policy for dues installment payments?

Legends has a “No-Refund” policy. A player’s acceptance has the effect of denying another player an opportunity to play for Legends. Fees are not refundable or transferable. Fees for participation include the entire season. No refunds will be made to players who choose not to participate at any point after accepting for any reason. If a player is asked to leave the program by a director, a refund may be determined at that time.


What is the commitment level of our players.

We expect our players to attend as many practices and tournaments as possible (every practice should be your goal, but we certainly encourage multi-sport athletes and understand that conflicts arise outside of the Spring). During the Spring and Summer, lacrosse has to be the primary commitment over other sports.   For example, missing a Spring league game to attend a soccer game isn't fair to the team.  We strive to offer different practice days and skills sessions throughout the year which will allow our players to participate in the maximum number of practices.

What questions should i be asking of any club program for my son?

Questions you should be asking about your son’s perspective Lacrosse Club:

  1. What does it mean when a club program fields two teams at the same age/graduation year level?
  2. What level/division is the team expected to play in? How is this determined?
  3. Is there a skills development program?
  4. Is the skill program progressive and age appropriate?
  5. Are there options for position training?
  6. Are there options for speed, strength and conditioning?
  7. Are these options age appropriate?
  8. What is included (and not included) in the dues?
  9. Are there other costs?  If so, what costs?
  10. Where do teams practice- is it turf?
  11. When does the team practice- days of week, length?
  12. Is the organization a non-profit or for profit organization?
  13. Where do the profits go?
  14. What training do coaches receive to coach youth lacrosse?
  15. How many coaches per team?
  16. Is the head coach coaching 1 team only?
  17. Are the coaches background checked?
  18. What are the coaches responsibilities?
  19. Does the coach have a season plan?
  20. Does the coach have written practice plans?
  21. Is there a code of conduct for players, parents, coaches?
  22. How many players will the team carry?
  23. How many guest players will they add for summer tournaments?
  24. What are the clubs goals/mission statement?
  25. Does the program accept multisport athletes?
  26. Does the program REALLY accept multisport athletes?
  27. How do I decide on what practice to send my son to- in-season, out of season?
  28. What does Fall season include?
  29. What does Winter season include?
  30. What does Spring season include?
  31. When are Spring practices?
  32. How long are Spring practices?
  33. What leagues does the team play in?
  34. What division does the team play in?
  35. What tournaments does the club play in, how much travel is involved, including out of state, hotel required, air travel required?
  36. When does the season end?
  37. Can I go on Spring Break?
  38. Can I go on vacation before the season ends?
  39. When are next year’s tryouts?


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