Cardinal Girls Lacrosse Club was founded in 2005 to provide a higher level of lacrosse experience for girls in the Northern Virginia region. The goal of the club is to develop the player's skills and offer an enhanced and more competitive team experience for girls dedicated to the game of lacrosse. Girls will have an opportunity to play with their more highly skilled regional peers and to learn the game from experienced coaches (many of whom have played the game competitively post high school.) Cardinal will participate in a number of tournaments in and around the Mid-Atlantic, competing against the top club teams. The Cardinal experience is intended to be a blend of intense skill development in practices and games, coupled with exposure to positive female role models and fellow athletes.
The season is broken into 2 distinct sessions: Summer (June - July) and Fall (September-November). Tryouts for the teams occur in late August each year. Practice is an essential component of the team experience and attendance is expected.
Cardinal continues to expand their reputation as a leading program in the Mid-Atlantic and we welcome you to explore all the club has to offer.
2014/2015 Season Tryout Dates Are Set!
Cardinal will be holding tryouts for the 2014/2015 season over the weekend of 23-24 August. Specific date/time/locations for each team to be announced later.
Cardinal is starting up our new 2021 team for this summer season and will be open to rising 6th graders (graduating class of 2021) and very experienced rising 5th graders (graduating class of 2022).
Practice Schedule: The Cardinal schedule does not conflict with the NVYLL season. Our 2021 team will practice once a week on Saturdays during May and will typically practice twice per week on weeknights during June and early July, starting once the NVYLL season has completed. Practices will be held at fields in Oakton, Vienna and Langley.
Tournaments: The Cardinal 2021 team will be playing in the following three tournaments this summer. Please note that one of them will require an overnight stay.
Rock the Fields, June 21-22, Bel Air, MD (rockthefields.com)
Beach Blast, June 27-29, Lewes, DE (beachblastlaxtourney.com)
Club National Championships, July 10-13, Boyds, MD (clubchampionship.net)
Tryouts: Tryouts will be held over two weekends at Waples Mill Elementary School at 11509 Waples Mill Rd in Oakton. Tryouts will be from 4-6pm on Saturday, April 26th and 4-6pm on Saturday, May 3rd. Players are expected to attend both sessions.
Please register for tryouts under the REGISTRATION SYSTEM tab on the Cardinal Girls Lacrosse Website (www.cardinalgirlslacrosseclub.com). Registration will close at midnight on April 24th. We cannot accept walk-up registrations.
These tryouts will be just for the summer 2014 season. Girls will be asked to tryout again on August 23/24th for the full Cardinal playing year (Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015).
Coach: Jean Counts (Oakton High School Girls Lacrosse Coach)
Costs: The cost for the summer season will be $625. This includes practices, tournament registrations and a Cardinal pinney that they girls will use for practices and tournament play. Players will also be required to join US Lacrosse in order to be covered by the club’s insurance policy.