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!

What is SCLC? See the "About SCLC" tab above 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 26th at Halderman Field. Make up tryout were held on Sunday, November 2nd & 16th, each at Sabold. Over 100 boys registered to tryout this year.

2015 Summer Lacrosse Program  Our official Club Calendar, Coaching Staff, Program Fees and Policies, Roster & Registration Announcements are each shown below.  This information is updated frequently.

Uniform News. Thanks to everyone for getting their selections in timely. Player number selections have been updated on each team's roster page. We expect to supply custom socks for each member this year and to have extras available for purchase (while supplies last). See news below.  NEWOur uniform order has arrived and we expect to hand out the first week of June.  

*NEW* - We recently added several new coaches to our U9 Developmental program and so we have excess capacity for new U9 Developmental Players (non-tournament participating). Anyone interesting in registering or referring a U9 recruit (age 9 on or before August 31, 2014), please contact .

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: info@springfieldlacrosseclub.com.

To send anonymous feedback, use the "Feedback to our Board" option from the menu at left.

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club, Inc.
News - Spirit Wear, Uniforms, U9 Dev Openings & SHS Game
05/18/2015
Hello, This message is to inform members about a few news items: First,...
Club Sock Details - Now Accepting Orders
03/19/2015
Parents, We expect to supply custom socks for each paid member this...
In Search of a Few Volunteers
03/17/2015
We are in need of volunteers to help our non-profit Club bring the...
Hit The Wall - Great Article To Share (12 Hands of Lacrosse)
02/13/2015
http://laxjournal.com/news/players/Columns/08-13-get-reps-12-hands-of-lacrosse
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...
 
News - Spirit Wear, Uniforms, U9 Dev Openings & SHS Game

Hello,

This message is to inform members about a few news items:

First, SCLC has opened an on-line Team Shop through BSN Sports featuring new Springfield Lacrosse Spirit Wear for players and parents as well. The Team Shop website and access code are shown immediately below. A portion of proceeds benefit SCLC but the Team Shop is only open until midnight on Monday, June 1st to ensure timely delivery of items during the season.  Upon arrival, all orders will be available for pick up at: The Keenan’s, 778 West Rolling Rd. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Marnie Keenan at 610-543-6471.

 https://www.bsnteamsports.com/index.php

Access Code: keenan5MJ 

Second, our uniforms and socks have arrived and are being sorted and packed for members. As communicated, we expect to handout uniforms during the first week of June to all members who have paid in full.  More to come.

Next, we wanted to spread the word that we are interested in taking on more U9 developmental players this summer. This part of our program was so successful last year, we decided to separate the U9 developmentals, add dedicated coaches and take advantage of great fields at Halderman. Anyone interesting in registering or referring a U9 recruit (age 9 on or before August 31, 2014), please contact .

Last, hopefully everyone’s had a chance to see and support our SHS team this season. After three playoff wins, they have secured a bid into the State Championships (2nd straight year) starting on Wed, May 27th. In the meantime, they battle in District 1 playoffs……next game is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th @ 6:00 p.m. against CB East @ WC Henderson High School (400 Montgomery Ave, West Chester, PA 19380).

Hopefully everybody as a great Memorial Day Weekend!

SCLC


by posted 05/18/2015
Club Sock Details - Now Accepting Orders

Parents,

We expect to supply custom socks for each paid member this year free of charge. Socks are expected to be white with a royal blue stripe and gold outline at the top with an "S" in gold with a blue outline on back. 

We expect to order limited quantities of extra socks that will be available for sale (first come, first served basis) for ~$10 a pair (while supplies last). 

Sock sizing by shoe size are shown below:

Sock Size Fits Shoe Sizes
Small Youth 4-9
Medium 9-11
Large

10-13

 

If interested in purchasing extras, please send your request to with the number of pairs and size(s) specified.

SCLC


by posted 03/19/2015
In Search of a Few Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to help our non-profit Club bring the best quality experience to all our members.  

The following are open positions where you can get involved.  No experience needed, full support and guidance provided:

  • Team Lead Volunteer Coordinators (1x Team) - serve as Parent leader, coordinating the involvement of other team members and parents in support of coaching staff. Duties primarily in season (June to mid July).

 

  • Team Parent Volunteers (2x Team) - assist in coordinating organization and setup for all or some of 3x multi-day tournaments: 1> Meltdown – June 20-21, 2015 (Abington, PA), 2> Lax Evo – June 27-28, 2015 (Downingtown, PA), and 3> Patriot Games – July 18-19, 2015 (Bucks County - PA)

 

  • Merchandise / Spirit Wear Coordinators (2x Club) - Help organize uniform distribution and/or resale of Club merchandise. Duties primarily in season (June to mid July).

 

  • Season Wrap-Up Party Coordinators (2x Club) - help Directors organize and put on Club season-wrap up party, tentatively set for Sunday, August 9, 2015.

 

  • Social Media and/or Photography (1-2 x Club)- help establish an update a social media web presence for SCLC.  Help to gather team and player images for sharing on social media and or website.

Please contact if interested in helping out.

SCLC


by posted 03/17/2015
Hit The Wall - Great Article To Share (12 Hands of Lacrosse)

http://laxjournal.com/news/players/Columns/08-13-get-reps-12-hands-of-lacrosse


by posted 02/13/2015
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.
 

Tom Lemieux - 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
Mike Gurenlian - Assistant Coach

Steve Halko - Assistant Coach

U11 Team #2:

Jason Orlando - Head Coach
Sean Duffy - Assistant Coach (floating between teams)

David Wasson - 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

Alex Grafstrom - U9 Developmental Assistant

Jake Crowther - U9 Developmental Assistant

Dan Wasson - U9 Developmental Assistant

Colin Blake - 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)

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 Fitting #1 – Sunday, February 15th (9:30-11:30 am) @ SHS Gold Gym

Uniform Fitting #2 – Sunday, March 1st (9:00-11:00 am) @ SHS Gold Dym

Uniform Fitting #3 - Sunday, March 8th (9:00-10:00 am) @ Ampro

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

Club Uniform Order Date – Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Uniform Pickup (if paid in full) - Tuesday, June 2, 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 @ 7:30 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 – Dukes Tavern, June 13, 2015 @ ~8 p.m. [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