Organizing and Supporting the sport of Lacrosse in the Madison, WI area

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Organizing and Supporting the sport of Lacrosse in
South-Central Wisconsin

Here you will find information on the Madison area boys and girls high school teams,
youth teams, field locations, rules, area tournaments, and much more.


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Role of Parents
Please remember these positive points and help us all to enjoy a...
Board Members needed
Madison Area Lacrosse Association (MALA) currently has three...
2015 Boys Youth Official's Training
Anyone that is interested in becoming a boys youth...
Role of Parents

Please remember these positive points and help us all to enjoy a season of fun, fast and exciting lacrosse.

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The Role of Parents
You, the parent, are equally as important to your child's positive lacrosse experience as the coach of the team. In order for your child to get the most out of playing lacrosse, it is important that you do the following:

One: Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Positive reinforcement encourages learning and fun. Research has shown that a ratio of five positive statements (compliments, positive recognition) for each negative statement (criticisms, corrections) is ideal for helping young athletes do their best. Try to maintain a 5:1 ratio in your comments to your child.

Two: Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience, not whether the team won or lost. Some questions that you might ask before asking about the final score include: "Did you try as hard as you could? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything today that might make you a better player in the future?"

Three: Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials,opponents and your child’s teammates. "Honoring the Game" is an important part of what US Lacrosse represents. Help us by honoring the game in your behavior as a spectator.

Four: Let your child set his own goals and play the game for himself, herself. Be your child’s "home court advantage" by giving him or her your unconditional support regardless of how well he or she performs.

Five: Let the coach coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he or she is playing. Use positive reinforcement with your child’s coach. Let the coach know when he or she is doing a good job.

Six: Respect the decisions of the referee or umpire. This is an important part of honoring the game. Your child will pay more attention to how you act than to what you say.

Seven: Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others.

Eight: Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program, whether it’s school sponsored or recreational, to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.

Nine: Get involved! A great way to support your child's lacrosse experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program. Some of the ways you can get involved: keep the scorebook, run the clock, line the fields, manage equipment, chaperon trips, raise funds, organize clinics and team social events, update the team web site, photograph players and organize carpooling.

Ten: Sit back and enjoy the game. Remember, lacrosse is played for FUN.

by posted 02/05/2015
Board Members needed

Madison Area Lacrosse Association (MALA) currently has three open board positions (listed below). MALA is the entity responsible for ensuring our league is run accurately;  follows the US Lacrosse and Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation guidelines set forth; scheduling games and officials; and more. Our goal is to have strong representation for all teams on the Board, which includes members from large, medium and small programs.

If you are interested in joining  MALA to help continue the growth of lacrosse in our area, please reply. Keeping these positions filled is crucial to the future growth of the game in Wisconsin. The board meets on the 1st Wednesday each month. Please forward this to all of your program contacts/members. Thank you for your help in keeping lacrosse strong and growing.


Section 2.08. The President.

The president shall be the chief executive director of MALA, and shall have general supervision over the activities and operations of MALA. The president shall sign, execute, and acknowledge, in the name of MALA, deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments, authorized by the Board of Directors, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the MALA membership, or by these bylaws, to some other director or agent of MALA; and, in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of president, and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors. The president is the liaison to The Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation. The President will preside at monthly MALA meetings. 

Section 2.14. The Treasurer.

The treasurer shall have or provide for the custody of the funds or other property of MALA; shall collect and receive or provide for the collection and receipt of moneys earned by or in any manner due to or received by MALA; shall deposit all funds in his or her custody as treasurer in such banks or other places of deposit as the Board of Directors may designate; shall, whenever so required by the Board of Directors, render an account showing all transactions as treasurer, and the financial condition of MALA; and, in general, shall discharge such other duties as may be assigned by the MALA membership or the president. The treasurer shall collect fees from all teams for MALA sponsored events, pay officials for MALA sponsored events, and work with HS, youth, and Tournament coordinator to set fees for MALA events. 

Section 2.16. The Communications & Marketing Director.

The Communications & Marketing director will (1) maintain and keep current contact information each Program’s Members (representatives) on the MALA website, including each Program’s President and Treasurer, (2) work with the MALA high school and youth directors to ensure the coach’s listing and contact information for each team is kept current on the MALA website, (3) develop and maintain the MALA marketing budget, (4) report to the MALA board the effects of local marketing efforts, (5) develop local sponsor and media relations for chapter events, programs and initiatives, (6) coordinate all media coverage and publicity of MALA events, (7) be responsible for all programs and other promotional materials for MALA-sanctioned events, (8) give direction to the Webmaster, and (9) serve as the primary contact for the WLF Communications Director for disseminating WLF information to the MALA membership, having such information posted it to the MALA website and emailing it to the MALA membership as appropriate 

by posted 01/26/2015
2015 Boys Youth Official's Training
Anyone that is interested in becoming a boys youth lacrosse official, we will be having our annual classroom training on Sunday, March 15th and Sunday, March 29th at Dahmen's Pizza (6654 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705) from 12-4. Please note that you must attend both 4 hour classroom sessions as well as the "on-field" training session (Sunday, March 22nd  Woodside Sports Complex, Wisconsin Dells, WI) to become a certified boys youth lacrosse official. Anyone is welcome to audit the training sessions for free. Food will be provided. All officials, however,  will be required to pay a training fee before the end of the last classroom training session (that fee will not be determined until next month, however, it is expected to be around $45) The requirements for officiating boys youth lacrosse games are as follows:
1) Attend both classroom sessions
2) Attend an on-field training session
3) Be at least a sophomore in high school
4) Be an active US Lacrosse member
5) Pass the on-line US  Lacrosse official's certification exams 
Anyone that is interested in becoming a youth official for 2015, please email me  ( ) your name, phone number, age, and years officiating by February 16th.

Jeremy Sullivan

by posted 01/19/2015
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