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Players must be residents of Maplewood or South Orange to register for Maplewood Lacrosse Club (MLC) programs. This policy was implemented to ensure that MLC can secure the number of volunteer coaches and administrators required to meet the needs of our high enrollment at all grade levels each year.

MLC participates in the New Jersey Junior Lacrosse League (NJJLL). Players may play for only one program
at a time in the NJJLL.

MLC is affiliated with US Lacrosse, the national governing body for lacrosse. A current US Lacrosse Youth Membership is required for participation in all MLC programs as it provides on-the-field insurance coverage, among other benefits. Annual enrollment may be completed as part of the MLC online registration process.

MLC programs serve grades K-8. Boys in grades K-2 are eligible to register for our 8-week “Little Laxer” spring clinic. Boys in grades 3-8 are eligible for league play.

Under no circumstances can players compete at a level below their current school grade. A player may play up one grade level, provided that the request is made by the player’s parent or guardian, and that permission is secured by the MLC Board and team coaching staff. Skill level, safety considerations and social readiness will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. As a rule, MLC recommends that all players compete at grade level.

For detailed player eligibility guidelines at the league level, see the NJJLL League Rules & Regulations guide