Cougar Lacrosse is a non-profit Summer Travel Lacrosse Program established for Springfield Youth and High School players with the following goals: Provide a cost-effective and competitive tournament lacrosse experience for all kids in the SAA and Springfi
 
 
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Welcome to the Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club!

THANKS TO ALL OUR PLAYERS, COACHES, DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR A MEMORABLE FIRST SEASON.

What is SCLC? See the below news message for an explanation of who we are and to understand the purpose and goals of our Club.

Tryouts SCLC – 2015 Summer Club team (U9, U11, U13) tryouts took place on Sunday, October 26 between 4-5:30 pm at Halderman Field in Springfield. Make up tryout were held on Sunday, November 2nd & 16th, each @ 10:30 am at Sabold Field in Springfield. Over 100 boys registered to tryout this year. THANKS FOR GREAT TURNOUT AND ENTHUSIASM! 

**RECENT** - 2015 Season Club Calendar.  See below. It is being updated regularly.

**RECENT** - Tentative Coaching Staff Announced. See below.

**RECENT** - 2015 Program Fees Announced. See below.

**UPDATE - ROSTER & REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT** See below.

If you have any questions or comments regarding registration, payments or the Club in general, please email the Board of Directors at the following e-mail address:

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club, Inc.
Don't Miss Alumni Game on Black Friday
11/24/2014
Springfield High School's Annual Alumni Lacrosse Game Friday,...
Roster and Online Registration Announcement
11/20/2014
Hello, Thanks to everyone for their cooperation, enthusiasm and...
2015 Program Fees Announced
10/26/2014
SCLC Summer Travel Lacrosse Program 2015 Pricing Details Regular...
2015 Coaching Staff Announced
10/24/2014
The below coaching roster is tentative and preliminary. Team compositions...
2015 Season - Club Calendar
10/19/2014
**Note - as more details are determined, our calendar will be revised...
What is SCLC? 2015 Club Tryout Announcement
10/17/2014
Good afternoon. This message is to re-introduce the Springfield Cougars...
Reminder Sunday Clinics - All Grades 9/14/14 through Decembe
09/14/2014
• Sunday Clinics - All Grades – 9/14/14 through December. These...
Springfield Lacrosse - Tentative Calendar 2014/15
08/17/2014
SPRINGFIELD LACROSSE Tentative Calendar of Events 2014-2015 Below...
Rules Governing Youth Lacrosse
05/02/2014
New to the sport?  Confused by the rules by age group?  Curious...
 
Don't Miss Alumni Game on Black Friday

Springfield High School's Annual Alumni Lacrosse Game

Friday, 11/28 @ 11 am @ Sabold Field


This is a great opportunity to get out and meet some of the most decorated lacrosse players in the world. Many Springfield Lacrosse alumni play lacrosse professionally. Three alumni competed on Team USA this past Summer.

The Alumni Game is a great atmosphere and a great way to introduce our kids to the Springfield Lacrosse tradition. SCLC members are encouraged to wear their jerseys and or shooting shirts. Please come out and watch some good lacrosse.

 


by posted 11/24/2014
Roster and Online Registration Announcement

Hello,

Thanks to everyone for their cooperation, enthusiasm and patience as the Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club (SCLC) conducted try outs on 3 separate weekends in October and November. We are excited to note that we received over 100 try out requests.

We’re pleased to announce the official Team Rosters for our 2015 Summer Travel Lacrosse Program.  Rosters can be viewed from each of our 4x Team pages organized by grade.  See www.springfieldlacrosseclub.com.

In case you missed it, our Club website now contains a detailed calendar of events, coaching designations and extensive program fee details (including installment payment options, extended payment options, financial need, etc.) among other useful information.

 Additionally, the online registration process is now available to you.  In order to secure your spot and avoid added fees, you must proceed to register each child online and process an initial deposit** no later than Monday, December 1, 2014.  Unchanged from prior year, your child must be a member of U.S. Lacrosse, details are available upon registering. New for this season, the Register Online process has 3 registration options available to each child: 1> Regular Player, 2> Developmental WITH Uniform and 3> Developmental NO Uniform. Individual player designations of “Regular” versus “Developmental” status have been assigned and can be viewed from the roster pages mentioned above.

The Register Online process can be found here - Register Online Hyperlink.

You may wonder why we need your commitment so far in advance. With possibly over 100 participants expected and tens of thousands of dollars in program expenses to commit to by early Spring, we simply cannot afford to wait for your “Yes” until after the Holidays. Please understand that SCLC has set its base program fees as low as possible to avoid an overall loss. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Lastly, should you have any questions about our program, roster designations, program fee details, etc. do not hesitate to contact us directly at info@springfieldlacrosseclub.com.

Sincerely,

Board of Directors – Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club, Inc.

 

 ** We’d like to encourage everyone to consider the “Bank Transfer” payment option through our Club website, in lieu of credit cards. For those who regularly access their banking data online, the Bank Transfer option (powered by Dwolla) is a simple and secure way to help our Club save a meaningful amount of fees. For reference, a bank transfer through Dwolla is typically less than $1.00 versus ~3% on credit card transactions.

 


by posted 11/20/2014
2015 Program Fees Announced

SCLC Summer Travel Lacrosse Program

2015 Pricing Details

Regular (Tournament Participating)

  • $550++, unchanged from 2014
  • $250 non-refundable deposit due Monday, December 1, 2014
  • $300 balance due no later than Monday, March 30, 2015

++ $580 for all registrations & deposits after 12/1/15)

Developmental (Non-Tournament Participating)

Member choice = $250 w/ full uniform** OR $200 without uniform

  • $100 non-refundable deposit due Monday, December 1, 2014
  • $100 or $150 balance due no later than Monday, March 30, 2015

** $225 for all late additions (> 3/30/15) - uniform option not available

Payment Options

  1. Online via Bank Transfer through SCLC website – ##preferred##
  2. Online via Credit Card through SCLC website (incurs ~3.5% fee)
  3. Cash/Check (payable to SCLC, Inc.) delivered to:

SCLC Treasurer

123 Parkview Drive

Springfield, PA 19064

## Bank transfers are preferred because fees incurred by SCLC are often less than $1 per transaction vs. ~3.5% on credit card transactions. For reference, in 2014, SCLC incurred nearly $1,000 in credit card fees.

Installment Payment Option

Unfortunately, our website cannot accommodate multiple payment scenarios. If you would prefer the flexibility of paying your balance due by March 30th, by making periodic installments, we’d be pleased to accept any proposal you have.

You can request an installment payment plan by emailing us at   . Installment payments must be paid in form of cash or check (see above) and will be manually applied against the members balance online by an Administrator.

Extended Payment Option

For those who desire to extend the payment of their balance due beyond March 30th, an extended payment option is available at a flat rate of $30 per member.

The extended payment option allows you to extend your final payment to no later than Monday, June 1, 2015. If payment in full is not completed by this date, the member cannot join the team without consent of the Board

You can request the extended payment option at any time by emailing us at   .

Discounts and Financial Assistance

SCLC has set its base program fees as low as possible to avoid an overall loss. Notwithstanding, we do acknowledge the very real financial commitment involved in our program, especially for families that have more two or more members enrolled. We want everyone to be able to play.

If you have a financial hardship and need additional flexibility, or outright financial assistance, including with respect to purchasing lacrosse gear, please reach out in confidence to any member of our Board of Directors or email us at .

Refund Policy

Unfortunately, refunds cannot be made except in the event of a documented injury. Refunds, if issued, would be net of any uniform, credit card & other fees already incurred, and would be pro-rated if processed after June 1st.

If you have an unusual circumstance and need to request a refund, please notify us immediately at .  All refund requests require the consent of our Board of Directors.


by posted 10/26/2014
2015 Coaching Staff Announced

The below coaching roster is tentative and preliminary. Team compositions subject to change based on level of interest and age and grades of registered members. 

Under Age 13 (U13) Generally, all players must be 12 years old or younger on August 31, 2014. Includes those currently in grades 6-7.
 

Rory Friel - Head Coach
Joe Venit - Assistant Coach
Zac Methlie - Assistant Coach

Under Age 11 (U11) Generally, all players must be 10 years old or younger on August 31, 2014. Includes those currently in grades 4-6.
 
U11 Team #1
John Cugini - Head Coach
Sean Duffy - Assistant Coach (floating between teams)
Mike Gurenlian - Assistant Coach

Steve Halko - Assistant Coach

U11 Team #2:

Jason Orlando - Head Coach
[TBD] - Assistant Coach
Lucas Spence -Assistant Coach

 
Under Age 9 (U9) Generally, all players must be 8 years old or younger on August 31, 2014. Includes those currently in grades 1-3. 
 
Kevin Keenan - Head Coach
Jim Kennedy - Assistant Coach
Mark Gurenlian - Assistant Coach

Brian Todaro - Assistant Coach
 

Ed Grafstrom - U9 Developmental Coordinator

Tom Lemieux - U9 Development Coordinator

Alex Grafstrom - U9 Developmental Assistant

Jake Crowther - U9 Developmental Assistant


by posted 10/24/2014
2015 Season - Club Calendar

**Note - as more details are determined, our calendar will be revised accordingly.  Changes to previously published dates will be shown in BLUE color.

2015 Season - Club Calendar

Tryout Schedule:

Summer 2015 Tryout – Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Halderman Field, Springfield)

Parent Information Session – Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 4:30 p.m.

Make Up Tryout - Sunday, November 2nd @ 10:30 a.m. (Sabold Field, Springfield)**

Make Up Tryout - Sunday, November 16th @ 10:30 a.m. (Sabold Field, Springfield)**

** You must notify Jason Orlando, Assistant Club Director, at in advance to attend the makeup session.

Tournament Schedule:

Tournament #1 Meltdown – June 20-21, 2015

7th Annual Meltdown Lacrosse Tournament (Abington, PA), www.meltdownlax.com/

Tournament #2 Lax Evo – June 27-28, 2015

Lacrosse Evolution 2015 Evolution Games (Downingtown, PA), www.lacrosseevolution.com

Tournament #3 Patriot Games – July 18-19, 2015

8th Annual Patriot Games Summer Showcase (Bucks County - PA), www.patriotgameslax.com

Practice Schedule:

Location - Halderman Field, Springfield

First Practice – Wednesday, June 3, 2015 EXCEPT U13 STARTING TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

Practice Routine – 12 x 90 minute sessions, Wednesday & Thursday evenings between 5-8 pm EXCEPT U13 PRACTICES TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Makeup Practices, as necessary – target Fridays

Last Practice – Thursday, July 16, 2015 EXCEPT U13 ENDING WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015

Uniform Timeline:

Uniform Fittings – Week of March 23, 2015 @ various times/locations [may be moved up]

Uniform #/Size Designations Due From Parent – Monday, March 30, 2015

Club Uniform Order Date – Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Uniform Pickup (if paid in full) - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Registration & Payment Timeline:

Registration and Deposit Deadline – Monday, December 1, 2014

Final Payments Due++ – Monday, March 30, 2015

++ Extended payment options are expected to be available. Member must be current with payments to allow uniform selection/ordering on April 1st.  

Board Meetings & Socials:

Post Tryout Meeting - Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.

Board Meeting – Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.

Board Meeting – Sunday March 29, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.

Board Meeting – Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.

Parent/Board/Coaches Social Event – [TBD], 2015 [AFTER SAA INTRAMURAL CHAMPIONSHIPS]

Weekly Coaches/BOD Meetings – 4x Thursdays in June/July after the last practice

Season Wrap Up Party – [Sunday], August [9], 2015


by posted 10/19/2014
What is SCLC? 2015 Club Tryout Announcement

Good afternoon. This message is to re-introduce the Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club, Inc. (SCLC) to the Springfield youth lacrosse community and invite everyone to join our free tryout session on Sunday, October 26th.

With the growth of the summer tournament format over the past several years, lacrosse is increasingly a year-round sport and more popular than ever. However, there are only a few summer club teams for our boys to choose from and these club teams are “for-profit,” quite expensive and, in certain situations, do not provide the teaching younger players need.

The SCLC was established as a PA non-profit Corporation in 2013. The primary goal of SCLC was to operate a summer travel club team that provides all boys in the Springfield school district (SSD) with numerous benefits, including:

  • a cost-effective and competitive tournament lacrosse experience;
  • allow Springfield teammates to play together in a more intense/competitive format;
  • instructing players, year-round, in a consistent way; and
  • integrating Springfield’s exceptional alumni as coaches and advisors.

Our first summer season in 2014 was quite a success. We had the pleasure to work with 88 boys over a 6-week period as we fielded four teams to compete at three local, high-quality, multi-day tournaments. We are eager to build upon our summer program in 2015 and so we are excited to invite all boys in the SSD currently in grades 1-7 to join our free tryout on Sunday, October 26th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. **NOTE TIME CHANGE**

The tryout is in a group format, operated like a clinic and takes place at Halderman Field in Springfield @ 570 West Springfield Road. Full gear is required to attend the tryout. The only thing we need you to do before the tryout is to complete the below Google Doc sign up form so that we know who you are and that you are coming.

Cougar Lacrosse - Summer 2015 Club Teams

(Click above to complete the Google Doc form)

Concerned because you have a conflict with the tryout date/time…For those who want to tryout but cannot attend the date/time offered, the Google Doc has a field to capture your preference for a makeup tryout. Nobody will be left out!

Concerned that your son may not be ready for tournament play The SCLC summer travel lacrosse program is specifically designed to provide everyone with an opportunity to participate. No cuts will be made and everyone gets to be part of the Springfield team! For those who may not be ready for competitive tournament play, we offer a Developmental option at a substantially reduced cost. The Developmental option allows your son to attend all 12 practice sessions and receive a complete uniform package (Jersey, Shorts & Shooting Shirt).

Unsure about the financial & time commitment…We are a non-profit organization and many of us have our own children in the summer program. We understand the demands on your time and money and we are doing everything to balance quality and value. Though we have not yet published our membership fees for 2015, they are expected to be consistent with 2014 rates @ $550/Regular and $250/Developmental. For reference, regional summer club teams often charge $1,000 or more. We intend to publish our 2015 rates, payment schedule options and a detailed 2014/15 calendar before anyone is asked to make a financial commitment. In the meantime, please make every effort to attend our free tryout so we can reserve your spot.

Springfield Lacrosse has a long history of success. Through SCLC-sponsored programs, our boys will have even greater opportunities to develop their lacrosse skills at an early age. We believe the success of SCLC is vital to our ability to continue and build upon the proud tradition of Springfield Lacrosse.

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who might not be on our regular mailing list.

Please visit our website where we will be posting updated content regularly @ www.springfieldlacrosseclub.com

Please share your comments and feedback with us by contacting any of our Board members directly or by emailing us at

Sincerely,

The Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club, Inc. Board of Directors

Tom Lemieux (Club Director)

Jason Orlando (Club Assistant Director)

Mike DePetris

Brian Gougler

Ed Grafstrom

Kevin Keenan

Jim Kennedy

Rob O'Brien

Mike Spence


by posted 10/17/2014
Reminder Sunday Clinics - All Grades 9/14/14 through Decembe

• Sunday Clinics - All Grades – 9/14/14 through December.

These clinics will take place on most Sundays in the late afternoon / early evening at Memorial Field scheduled as best we can around Eagles games. Watch the website for exact times:

http://www.eteamz.com/springfieldaaboyslax/

Clinics are run by the "B" and "C" Travel Team coaches. The clinics are not mandatory but are highly recommended. This practice time will give the coaches time to familiarize themselves with the players and the opportunity to work with the kids on age/skill appropriate drills to improve their lacrosse talent and further develop their lacrosse I.Q


by posted 09/14/2014
Springfield Lacrosse - Tentative Calendar 2014/15

SPRINGFIELD LACROSSE

Tentative Calendar of Events 2014-2015

Below is the tentative schedule for Springfield Lacrosse for the upcoming Fall and Winter months. Exact dates, times and information for events will be e-mailed later in the fall.

September

Sunday Clinics - All Grades – 9/14/14 through December.

These clinics will take place on most Sundays in the late afternoon / early evening at Memorial Field scheduled as best we can around Eagles games. Watch the website for exact times:

http://www.eteamz.com/springfieldaaboyslax/

Clinics are run by the "B" and "C" Travel Team coaches. The clinics are not mandatory but are highly recommended. This practice time will give the coaches time to familiarize themselves with the players and the opportunity to work with the kids on age/skill appropriate drills to improve their lacrosse talent and further develop their lacrosse I.Q.

• Tryouts SCLC – Summer Club team (U9, U11, U13) tryouts take place late Sept / early Oct

October

Tryouts Springfield AA - Initial Tryouts for "B" (5th/6th Grade) teams will take place in late Oct / early Nov

November

11/22-11-23 - Pumpkin Pie Tournament - Grades 2-6

Cost – approx. $80/player

December

Winter Leagues - Grade 6 – Maple Zone (Cost approx. $150)

Dec-Feb Grade 5 – Maple Zone (Cost approx. $150)

Grade 4 – Maple Zone (Cost approx. $150)

Grades 1-3 – Ampro (Cost approx. $90)

February

Final Tryouts Springfield AA - "C" (3rd/4thGrade) and "B" (5th/6th Grade) will take place late Feb / early March

Please feel free to call me with any questions.

Thanks,

Ed Grafstrom

Springfield Lacrosse

(610) 909-1007

springfieldlaximu9@gmail.com


by posted 08/17/2014
Rules Governing Youth Lacrosse

New to the sport?  Confused by the rules by age group?  Curious about the rules governing Youth Lacrosse?  

See the following link to the official US Lacrosse guide:

http://www.uslacrosse.org/portals/1/documents/pdf/participants/players/2014-boys-youth-rules.pdf


by posted 05/02/2014