Category Archives: Club Teams

Inner City Lacrosse: Encore Brand Lacrosse And Johnny Christmas Hosted Free Lacrosse Clinic For The Brooklyn Crescents Club (Video)


Johnny Christmas and Encore Brand Lacrosse travel to Brooklyn to host a free lacrosse clinic for the Brooklyn Crescents in conjunction with the esteemed Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.  The collaboration was a success, showcasing the sport to an entire crowd, Spike Lee and world renown hip hop artist.  ENCORE BRANDs mission continue
ACTION IS CHARACTER

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(C) (3) non profit organization.  The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is the leading youth lacrosse organization in NYC. Our club teaches boys and girls grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We build young men and women of character through lacrosse.  Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. These clinics feed the different competitive team levels that play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area.  Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates play at local high schools, a number of boarding schools and several are playing in college. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players. http://www.brooklyncrescents.com/

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(C) (3) non profit organization. The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is the leading youth lacrosse organization in NYC. Our club teaches boys and girls grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We build young men and women of character through lacrosse.
Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. These clinics feed the different competitive team levels that play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area. Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates play at local high schools, a number of boarding schools and several are playing in college. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players.
http://www.brooklyncrescents.com/

Lacrosse Injury Prevention: US Lacrosse Releases “How To Make Proper Contact In Men’s & Boys Lacrosse” Online Instructional Course (Video)


US Lacrosse BannerThe US Lacrosse new online instructional course, How to Make Proper Contact in Men’s & Boys’ Lacrosse, is available free of charge to all of its members at uslacrossecourses.org.

After several years of development and collaboration with professionals in martial arts, gymnastics and other contact sports, US Lacrosse has developed the course to help reduce the number of injuries resulting from illegal and hard hits by teaching proper technique to deliver and receive contact in men’s and boys’ lacrosse.

The course, featuring host Sam Bradman (LXM Pro Tour), is a valuable resource for coaches, players, parents and officials. It navigates the user through nine units of written and video instruction, graphs, drills and other US Lacrosse resources for members to use and refer to as often as needed. The units cover a range of topics including: what is making contact in lacrosse, age-appropriate contact, injuries and contact, receiving contact, making contact, and more.

Find out more at USLacrosse.org.

Inner City Lacrosse: “Brooklyn Lacrosse” Is A Two-Year Old Non-Profit Group Utilizing Top Former College, Professional Players To Coach Over 450 Girls And Boys, Ages 5 To 15, In New York City Area


Brooklyn Lacrosse Banner

Our Mission is to bring the sport of Lacrosse to the youth of Brooklyn, emphasizing Fundamentals, Teamwork, Respect and Brooklyn. The essence of our organization is the belief that Lacrosse should be made accessible to all children, despite the various barriers of entry that exist in urban areas; such as cost, perception, and logistics.
Through community initiatives and outreach we strive to open up endless opportunities for the youth in Brooklyn through the sport of Lacrosse
We are the only Lacrosse Organization in Brooklyn whose coaches were National Champions (Div 1 and 2), Hall of Famers and Professional League Players.
Our program is open to boys and girls from Pre-K through 8th grade.
http://www.brooklynlacrosse.org/

“…(Brooklyn Lacrosse) began with a free summer clinic in Prospect Park in 2012…Joe Nocella, 43, a former architect and lacrosse player at City College who now runs a bike shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn, started with 30 boys and predicts that 450 girls and boys will play this spring, the traditional lacrosse season. The practice sessions at Brooklyn Lacrosse, for ages 5 to 15, cost $99 for the season; they started on Sept. 8 and are to run through November. In the spring, teams will play tournaments…”

By LIZ ROBBINS

By LIZ ROBBINS

But across New York City, the image of lacrosse is shifting. Nonprofit groups have been attracting a racially and economically diverse population to play a sport, created by Native Americans, that has long been associated with elite prep schools and colleges.

Fall is the sport’s traditional off-season, but last Sunday, Joshua and Jordyn, 6, joined 300 other children on a turf field at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5, for practice with Brooklyn Lacrosse.

US Lacrosse First Stick GrantThe club is a two-year-old nonprofit group offering instruction at a reduced cost. It broke off from the Brooklyn Crescents, the borough’s longest running club, which has been playing since 2006 at Poly Prep Country Day School, in Bay Ridge. The Crescents, still thriving, enrolled 250 players this fall.

Mat Levine, 61, known as lacrosse’s godfather in New York City, started his club, Doc’s NYC Lacrosse, in 1996, when his children were playing. Since then he has expanded the club from Manhattan to the Bronx and Queens. Mr. Levine, who grew up on Long Island and played lacrosse at Williams College, also founded a nonprofit group, CityLax, eight years ago to introduce the sport to high schools in underserved neighborhoods.

Participation in lacrosse in city high schools has nearly doubled since 2009, mostly because of girls’ teams, said Eric Goldstein, the chief executive of school support services for the Education Department (who played in the city’s first public program, at Jamaica High School in 1985). In the last school year, 1,169 public school students played varsity or junior varsity lacrosse, up from 679 in 2009. In the same period, girls’ varsity programs grew to 21, from 10; only girls’ wrestling is growing faster.

For more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/nyregion/adding-diversity-to-lacrosse-in-new-york-city.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Lacrosse Tournaments: “2014 US Lacrosse Youth Regional And National Championships & 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship Festivals In Denver”


2014 US Lacrosse Championships and World Lacrosse Festivals

Youth Club Lacrosse: NLL’s Colorado Mammoth And 3d Lacrosse Launch Colorado Box Lacrosse League; “Powerful Combination Of Training, Contacts, Players, Facilities And Operations”


Colorado Mammoth and 3D Lacrosse Launch Colorado Box Lacrosse League

The Colorado Mammoth and 3d Lacrosse announced today the joining of forces to launch the Colorado Box Lacrosse League, the definitive future of youth and high school box lacrosse in the state of Colorado.
The new league will be jointly owned, operated and managed by the two undisputed leaders in box lacrosse in the state. The Colorado Mammoth brings a world of assets including: professional players, the Pepsi Center, event management expertise, and associated resources to the partnership. 3d Lacrosse brings world-class training, leagues, club teams and event operations to the venture. Together, the new league sets a standard for box lacrosse that the combined parties believe is unsurpassed both locally and nationally.

3d Lacrosse BannerThe new Colorado Box Lacrosse League will begin operations this winter with youth and high school divisions accommodating recreational, elite, and high school teams in indoor rinks across metro Denver.  The Jr. Mammoth and 3d Lacrosse have consolidated their own individual leagues from past years to form the new league to build a bigger, brighter future for all players involved.  For more information on the new league and to register for this coming winter season, visit www.JrMammoth.com or www.3dlacrosse.com.

colorado mammoth“In just a few short years, 3d Lacrosse has altered the pre-collegiate lacrosse landscape on a national level,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett. “The Mammoth and 3d Lacrosse will be exponentially more impactful to the development of lacrosse players by working together.”

“After working independently for a number of years, it was not too hard to figure out that a joint approach would better serve the community and players in the long-term,” said 3d Lacrosse Chief Operating Officer Greg Waldbaum.  “The combined resources of the two entities make for a powerful combination of training, contacts, players, facilities, and operations that is undeniable, and bringing it together makes all the sense in the world.  We are pleased and honored to be working with Steve and the Mammoth organization and look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial future.”

The new League and entity intends to operate year-round with league play, clinics, tournaments, and training all revolving around the game of box lacrosse.  3d Lacrosse has built a local and national powerhouse based on its own box / field hybrid methodology and the Colorado Mammoth has been one of the most successful NLL franchises in the history of the game.  Together, the two entities bring an enormous amount of experience and expertise around the game of box lacrosse.

About the Colorado Mammoth

The Colorado Mammoth is arguably the model franchise in the nine-team National Lacrosse League (NLL), a professional box lacrosse league that was founded in 1987. Playing at Pepsi Center to crowds of more than 16,000 fans per game in its 11-year history, the Mammoth boasts a passionate and loyal fan base. The Mammoth is wholly owned and operated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the same company that owns the NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, MLS Colorado Rapids and NDP Lacrosse.

About 3d Lacrosse

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, 3d Lacrosse has quickly become one of the premier training, event, and select club lacrosse operations in the country. Founded by former Division I coach Jamie Munro, 3d Lacrosse has operations, offices, teams and events throughout the nation.  Munro earned All-America honors at Brown, played professionally, coached at Yale and Denver, is a current men’s Division I analyst on ESPNU and is a regular contributor to Inside Lacrosse. For more information on 3d Lacrosse, please visit www.3dlacrosse.com.

Club Lacrosse: “2014 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships” To Be Held In Aurora, CO On July 21-23; 32 Boys & Girls Lacrosse Teams To Compete


US Lacrosse 2014 U15 National Championships

US Lacrosse today named Aurora, Colo., host of the 2014 US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited. The sixth annual championships, which feature as many as 32 boys’ and 32 girls’ teams from around the country, will take place concurrently July 21-23 at Aurora Sports Park, just east of Denver.

3d Select National (Colo.) became the first team with a majority of players from the West to win the boys’ national championship in 2013, while the Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.) girls won their first national championship after falling in the semifinals in 2011 and 2012. The 2013 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships drew 56 teams from 22 states.

US LacrosseTeams that participate in the championships may purchase discounted tickets to the July 17-19 playoff games of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s World Championships, which US Lacrosse is hosting at nearby Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver.

“We are thrilled to team with Visit Aurora to bring our signature youth tournament to the West for the first time, and to give our U15 teams the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime FIL World Championships,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “In addition to high-level competition, our youth tournaments emphasize sportsmanship and building relationships among teammates and opponents. Players, coaches and families will have the chance to connect with the world lacrosse community when they attend the World Championships.”

The 2014 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships will extend automatic invitations to the top four teams and “Keeper of Lacrosse” Sportsmanship Award winner at the 2013 event, the top four teams at each US Lacrosse Regional Championship in 2014 (dates and sites below), and a limited number of at-large teams via an application process. Team registration for regional championships and application forms for at-large bids are expected to be available at uslacrosse.org in September.

“Aurora is thrilled to host the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships at Aurora Sports Park,” said Gary Wheat, president and CEO of Visit Aurora. “This is a wonderful event that will introduce our city to US Lacrosse and the high level of competition associated with these championships.”

Aurora Sports Park is a 220-acre site that includes 23 fields, seven picnic shelters and five concession areas. It becomes the third venue to host the championships, joining Cedar Lane Park (Bel Air, Md., in 2009) and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in 2010-13).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2012-13/news/090613_us_lacrosse_u15_national_championships_head_to_colorado_for_2014

Club Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The “Nor Cal Braves” Lacrosse Team (San Francisco, CA) At The 2013 Adrenaline Elite Shootout On July 12-14


Nor Cal Braves Lacrosse LogoThe Nor Cal Braves Lacrosse Program was founded in 2009 as a one-off tournament team for the region’s top young players.  The goal was simple, provide first-class coaching for the area’s most promising players to help prepare them for college.  Four years later the program has grown into one of the largest & most comprehensive showcase and development programs in the state.