Cannons Select Lacrosse was formed in 2006 by Joe Casalino - the varsity lacrosse coach at Northern High School - and Vic Goeller - the varsity lacrosse coach at Huntingtown High School - to keep local quality lacrosse players playing together during the off season and to prepare them for high school play and beyond. Since its creation, the Cannons Select Lacrosse program has continued to grow not only in number of players but also in age levels offered. The Cannons have fielded teams beginning at the U5 Chasers level, all youth age groups, High School Varsity and JV, and even at the Open Alumni Level made up of former Cannons currently playing at the collegiate level. Our teams are graduation year based.
Cannons alumni have played major roles at area high schools, such as Northern, Huntingtown, La Plata, Calvert, Calverton, St. Mary's Ryken, St John's College HS, DeMatha, Paul VI, Gonzaga, and McDonogh of Baltimore among others and are being recruited to play at Division I, Division II, and Division III colleges. This is an exciting time to be a Cannon!
Cannons Select Lacrosse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates under a pay-to-play policy. There are fees for participation in all Cannons Select Lacrosse activities, including league play and tournaments. Every player must pay the associated fees at the time of registration for all events and will not be considered registered for the events until payment is received by the Treasurer of the Cannons Select organization. Players who have not registered or paid in full will not be permitted to participate in the events until payment is received or agreed upon payment plan is in place. At the time of registration for an event, payment may be made in full or through a simple payment plan. Available payment plans vary depending on the amount of the fee and the time between registration and the start of the event. Cannons Select Lacrosse reserves the right to determine for which events it is practical to offer a payment plan option. The payment plans offered will ensure all registration fees are received prior to completion of the event.
The Cannons Select Lacrosse program follows a “no refund” policy. All Cannons Select teams and schedules are planned and budgeted based on a particular number of players on each team and at each position on those teams. Players are offered space on teams. Once a player “accepts” a roster space on a team, that slot is considered filled (or “sold”) and is no longer available to be assigned or “sold” to another player. The team is then considered closed and all other applicants are released.
Cannons Select Lacrosse is a nonprofit organization and our Board of Directors and most of our Cannons coaches are volunteers. To fulfill our mission of offering a cost effective select lacrosse program, the Cannons Select organization holds fundraising events, including an Annual Bull & Oyster Roast. Periodically, smaller fundraising activities may occur. Players and their families are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities to show support for the Cannons Select Lacrosse program and to ensure the organization has the funding necessary to maintain affordable fees for our players. Without strong participation from players and their families in our fundraising activities, the Cannons Select Lacrosse fees charged would significantly increase.