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Welcome to the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association

The MSLCA is a volunteer organization of high school boy’s lacrosse coaches from throughout the state of Maryland whose purpose is to promote individual student-athletes and the high school boy’s lacrosse programs of Maryland.  MSLCA promotes high school lacrosse through statewide polls and rankings, pre-season and post-season All-State Teams, Senior All-Star game and the Freestate Tryouts and games.  The MSLCA also participates with The Kelly Foundation to honor the best players from throughout the state in the nominations and presentations of the Kelly Award given to the best individual player in the state as well as Division winners for each of the MPSSAA classifications and a North and South Private School winner.  The MSLCA also recognizes the accomplishments of past high school coaches through the MSCLA Coaches Hall-of-Fame. 

The MSLCA organizes and hosts the Mid-Atlantic Prospect Showcase (formerly the FREESTATE TRYOUTS) which has become one of the best recruiting opportunities for high school lacrosse players.  The Freestates and now Mid-Atlantic Prospect Showcase (M.A.P.S.) have the best high school lacrosse players from throughout the region tryout for selection to the prestigious MSLCA Freestate/M.A.P.S. Teams.  The Freestate/M.A.P.S. tryout process and games are one of the most heavily attended recruiting events in the nation. 


The Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (MSLCA) is excited to announce some pre-Covid changes to what was formerly the FREESTATE Tryouts. In 2019 the MSLCA sponsored the Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE (M.A.P.S.). Similar to the FREESTATE tryouts this progressive SHOWCASE event featured game play giving each individual player the opportunity to showcase their talents for the evaluators and college coaches. This year's MSLCA Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE are open to any interested player in the 2022, 2023, and 2024 classes. The Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE is NOT limited to players from Maryland high schools. Any interested player may register; this includes players from neighboring DC, VA, PA, DE as well as players that may be coming into the area for other lacrosse events.

The MSLCA Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE will accept player nominations from high school coaches as well as club coaches. The nomination process is free and easy!

This year's MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE will offer two different divisions. The 2023/2024 Division is for any uncommitted players in the 2023 or 2024 classes. With the new recruiting rules this is a can’t miss event for any 2023/2024 player serious about playing in college. The 2022 Division will be focused on uncommitted players in the 2020 class. The 2022 Division will have a heavy emphasis as a D2/D3 Showcase as well as DI coaches still looking to fill out their recruiting classes. With the later start (9/1) to the recruiting calendar and the Covid pandemic this is a prime oppornity for the Class of 2022 uncommitted players to be seen by college coaches.

The Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE is a can’t miss event for any Mid-Atlantic player looking to play in college.

Similar to the former Freestate Tryouts the MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE will offer each player with a day one showcase with the opportunity to get invited back for a second SHOWCASE featuring the best players from Day 1 in the  M.A.P.S. SELECT Games.

All registered players will receive a tryout jersey to be worn throughout the entire process. 

 Please see the FREESTATE M.A.P.S. page (from the left menu) for more information. 

Nomination and Player Registration info. and links can be found below on this page.

***INCLUDED in the registration price for M.A.P.S. is a free Cruitcast account. All M.A.P.S. games will be live-streamed by Cruitcast for any college coaches that are not able to attend. Additionally, all M.A.P.S. players will have FREE access to all game film from the entire showcase. Other tournaments charge hundreds of dollars for this film. The MSLCA has included this in the cost of the M.A.P.S. event which is already one of the cheapest showcase events anywhere. 



High school and club coaches:  please CLICK HERE to nominate players from the 2022, 2023, & 2024 graduation classes for this year's Mid-Atlantic Prospect Showcase. 



Parents/players:  please CLICK HERE to register for this year's Mid-Atlantic Prospect Showcase. The showcase is open to all players in the the 2022, 2023, & 2024 graduating classes. 

*Players do NOT need to be nominated in order to participate in the showcase. Any player interested in playing in college should attend the Mid-Atlantic Prospect Showcase.




The MSLCA would like to congratulate the winners of the following awards presented at the 2021 Kelly Award Banquet. The Kelly Award winners are posted on the Kelly Award page of the website.

MSLCA Man of the Year:                         

MSLCA Public School Coach of the Year:       

MSLCA Private School Coach of the Year:    

MSLCA Public School Team of the Year:       

MSLCA Private School Team of the Year:       

Overall C. Markland Kelly Award:     

Wynne Award (Top Goalie in State):     


MSLCA Coaches Dues:

The MSLCA is no longer collecting coaches dues. If you are not receiving emails please email to be sure you are added to the mailing list.

While there are no dues this year we need each and every coach to get involved in the MSLCA either through promoting our events to your players and/or helping at the events.

 If you already receive MSLCA emails you are on the email list. If you are a high school coach and have not been receiving emails please email the MSLCA with your school and your contact info and you will be added to the list.

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