Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club 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 th
Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club - Providing A Tournament Level Summer Lacrosse Experience for the Youth of Springfield Since 2013
Welcome to the Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club!
Springfield Youth with MLL Lizards Goalie (Drew Adams, SHS 2005 & Greg
What is SCLC?See the "About SCLC" tab above for an explanation of who we are and the purpose and goals of our Club. See "2016 Summer" for the official 2016 Calendar, Coaching Staff and Fees and to review our Invitation to Tryout and to Register Online.
2016 Summer Lacrosse Program – Club wide tryout was held on October 18, 2015. Two make up tryouts were held, October 25th & November 8th. 2016 teams were announced in November 2015. Uniform Fittings occurred in February 2016. See "Teams" tab above. Click on "Rosters" from the left hand navigation after selecting your team.
**UPDATE** We have arranged for a free Goalie & Faceoff Clinic for our members on Monday, June 13th. To attend, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
**NEW** We are exited to announce our new Girls Youth Summer Lacrosse Program starting Summer 2016. See our website for details.
Many other details about this Summer, including practice, scrimmage and tournament dates, are also available. Check out our General Events Calendar and our Team Pages!
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:email@example.com.
To send anonymous feedback, use the "Feedback to our Board" option from the menu at left.
NCAA Championship Weekend - Watch Live, Cable and Internet
Don't miss the chance to watch great College Lacrosse this Memorial Day Weekend.
It all starts today, Saturday May 28th, with Mens Division I Semifinal games at the Link at 12 noon and 2:30pm. On Sunday, the DIII Championship game is at 1pm and DII Championship is at 4:30pm. On Monday, the DI Championship game starts at 1pm. Tickets for all games are reasonable, kid friendly and available to walk up. ESPN2 is carrying all Mens DI games live and the DII and DIII games are available on NCAA.com
For Women, the National Championships are held in Chester, PA at Talen Energy Stadium, home of Union Soccer. The game times are as follows Saturday, May 28th: Division III at 12pm and 3pm; Sunday, May 29th: Division I Championship at 12pm and Division III Championship at 4pm.
This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.
NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUEdenotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREENreflects Boys only content while REDtext reflects Girls only content.
^^NEW^^- 2016 Team Calendars Loaded. Online season calendars have now been loaded; see any Team page. Select “Schedule,” or “Multi-Schedule” if your family is involved with multiple teams, from the left hand navigation. After generating your custom event calendar, use the “Options” drop down menu located in the upper RH corner to automatically load your child’s team events directly to your personal Google, iCal or Outlook-based calendars. NOTE - There are a few minor changes from previously published dates. For example, the Boys First Club practice night is Tuesday, June 7th. Events continue to be subject to change. Calendar changes from this point forward will be automatically messaged to team members who have not personally opted out of this feature.
^^NEW^^- 2016 Boys Uniform Pickup – Monday, June 6th at Halderman Field from 6-7:30 p.m. All paid boys members are invited to retrieve their uniform package (Jersey, Shorts, Shooting Shirt and Socks). In addition, boys who did not purchase a complete uniform are invited to pickup their shooting shirt and sock set, while supplies last. Sorry, but we cannot make exceptions for any members who have not paid registration fees in full.
^^NEW^^- Parent, Director & Coaches >21 Social – Saturday, June 11th from 8-11:00 p.m.All >21 members are invited to attend a social at Dukes Tavern from 8-11 p.m. $20 per person fee (cash at the door) includes domestic draft beer, domestic bottles, wine, soda and assorted appetizers. Come say hello and kick off our season with the Springfield Lacrosse Community.
^^NEW^^- Goalie and Faceoff Clinic Registration Now Open. As previously announced, we are hosting concurrently run Goalie and Faceoff clinics on Monday, June 13th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Halderman Field. Kevin Keenan and friends are operating the Goalie clinic while Mike and Mark Gurenlian of The Faceoff Academy are operating the faceoff clinic. No experience is necessary and the clinics are free to all members; grades K-7. To register for either clinic, send a simple email to
with the clinic name (goalie or faceoff), your child’s name(s) and current grade(s).
^^NEW^^- John Nostrant Boys Lacrosse Camps. As detailed under the Club News section of our website, we invite you to consider these locally operated camps. All Springfield Youth will receive a 25% discount off of a full day registration using discount code: “springfielddiscount”.
**Reminder** - Girls Summer Lacrosse. Thanks to over 50 who have formally registered for our new Girls Youth Summer Lacrosse Program. We continue to accept registrations. If your considering our girls program, we need to hear from you ASAP so we can make necessary provisions for girls kickoff on June 22nd. The Register Online link is below – girls please choose option is #4, “2016 Girls Youth Summer Lacrosse Program.”
**Reminder**- 2016 Boys Extra Sock Sets Available. While supplies last we are selling extra 2016 sock sets, first come basis, for only $10 a pair. You can request extras by sending an email to
with quantity and size details. 2016 sock sizing runs as follows: Small (youth shoe size 12-4), Medium (shoe size 5-9) & Large (shoe size 9-12).
**Reminder** - Boys Summer Volunteers. We are still in need of a handful of volunteers to assist in areas such as Team Parents; Uniforms & Photography. See our Volunteering page at following link to indicate your support.
[NEW CONTENT RE HERSHEY LAXFEST.......LAXFEST WAS CANCELED. We suggest that all those who have made hotel arrangements in Hershey contact the hotel ASAP to cancel your reservation(s). The Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel phone number is 717-564-5511 (press 0 to speak with hotel, do not press option 1) while the Wyndham Garden Harrisburg Hershey Hotel phone number is 717-558-9500.]
Lastly, we want to thank and welcome The Jeff Deblasi State Farm Agency for its generous sponsorship of Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club in 2016. As a local guy and Club member since 2013, many of you already know Jeff personally. Hopefully you will consider his team’s services for all your Auto, Home, Renter, Life, Health and other Financial Service and insurance needs. Jeff can be reached @ http://www.insurewithjeff.com/ or by calling 610-544-1900.
All Springfield Youth will receive a 25% discount off of a full day registration.
Use Discount Code: springfielddiscount
Join us for the 21st summer of the John Nostrant Lacrosse Camp. Over the last 20 years we have created the ultimate summer lacrosse environment with a combination of excellent instruction and fun. There are two awesome sessions this summer. You can register now at www.JNLacrosse.com
Winner of the Main Line's
"Best Lacrosse Camp Award"
Camp Session 1: June 27-30 Haverford School REGISTER
Camp Session 2: July 11-14 Haverford School REGISTER
Full Day and Half Day options
Camps for boys in grades 1st - rising 8th grade
THANK YOU for expressing interest in SCLC Girls Summer Program! We look forward to working with your daughter(s).
Registration is now openon the SCLC website. Please go to the SCLC website and click on About SCLC 2016 Register Online. When you get on the registration page please scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says 2016 Girls Youth Summer Lacrosse Program and click Register.
Logistics for this summer
2016 is a start-up year focusing on core skill building, lacrosse I.Q., teamwork and instructional learning in a practice-only format (no tournament play this summer). We hope to arrange the possibility of a local scrimmage(s) but we will inform you as soon as we make the final decision. We are going to have 4 teams which will be The White Team K-2nd, The Navy Team 3rd-4th, The Blue Team 5th-6th, and The Gold Team 7th-8th. All teams will be coached by Springfield High School Girls Lacrosse staff, alumni, and current players.
Practices dates are as follows:
June 22nd and 23rd
June 29th and 30th
July 6th and 7th
July 13th and 14th
July 20th and 21st
July 27th and 28th
Practice times are from 5-8pm. K-4th grade practice time is 5 to 6:30pm and 5th-8th grade practice time is 6:30 to 8pm at Halderman Field.
*If your child is already playing on a club team they can still play for SCLC. We understand that many of our girls play multiple sports and are on multiple teams. If your daughter can only make one practice a week we just ask that you let us know in advance.
*If your daughter is new to the game of lacrosse, please make sure she has goggles, a mouth guard, and a stick. If you are not sure what type of stick to get your daughter, we have a Longstreth Sporting Goods representative who is a former college lacrosse player who can also give you discounts and free shipping. Her email is . If you are just looking to go to Dicks or Models, any stick is fine for a beginner. I will say that the more expensive the stick, the more advanced it is.
Please feel free to email with any questions you may have!
This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders:
^^NEW^^ - Word seems to be spreading about our new Girls Youth (K-8) Summer Lacrosse Program. Thanks to 50+ who have already responded expressing their interest. We are now accepting registrations online. See the Register Online feature on our website. The Girls option is #4, “2016 Girls Youth Summer Lacrosse Program.” Here is the link, please read all instructions to ensure smooth registration.
^^NEW^^- 2016 Boys Sock Sets have arrived; all 2016 members receive 1 free pair. NOTE - These are a different style than provided in 2015. 2016 sock sizing runs as follows: Small (youth shoe size 12-4), Medium (shoe size 5-9) & Large (shoe size 9-12).While supplies last we are selling extra 2016 sets, first come basis, for only $10 a pair. You can request extras by sending an email to
with quantity and size details.
^^NEW^^ - Boys Summer is looking for a handful of volunteers to assist in areas such as Team Parents; Uniforms & Photography. See our Volunteering page at following link to indicate your support.Thank you for pitching in to make this Summer our best yet!
^^NEW^^ - Hershey Park tickets have arrived(>150). Send no messages please, Deb DePetris will soon be in touch with everyone who ordered to arrange pickup. Hopefully everyone enjoys the park!
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**Reminder** - Our Boys Program continues to add a variety of events, including: U9D, 2024 and 2023 Team scrimmages with West Chester Lacrosse on various dates and free Goalie and Faceoff Clinics on Monday, June 13th. Keep an eye on our General Events Calendar and Club News online for more specifics.
Just a quick note to share with our members news of great local lacrosse to enjoy this Spring. Consider reinforcing your child's Spring playing experience and build a better understanding and passion for Lacrosse by watching the game at its best!
The Springfield High School Boys Lacrosse season is underway. Always great to see a local crowd supporting our young men. Check out the SHS Lax full season schedule here:
Don't miss out on opportunities to attend live local college lacrosse action from Divisions I, II & III. Cabrini College, Lehigh University, Villanova University, St. Joseph's University, Princeton University, etc. are all within an easy drive. The NCAA Mens Lacrosse Championships are coming back to Lincoln Financial Field May 28-30. See http://www.ncaa.com/championships/lacrosse-men/d1
You may want to bookmark the following link where you can find the ESPNU Men's Lacrosse programing guide searchable by date:
This message is to remind of a few upcoming Club-related deadlines:
The third and final installment payment of $250 for tournament participating players is due by Wednesday, March 30th. Members must be current with payments to allow uniform selection/ordering on Thursday, April 1st. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. Details online. Extended payment option details, found online, are repeated below:
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 Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 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
As our second Cougars Lacrosse summer program comes to an end, a quote comes to mind that I think is fitting for what we are doing…."Culture eats strategy for breakfast." The “culture” that we are trying to instill here in Springfield is one of Family, Tradition and Community.
There are good reasons that very few programs in the country can do what we routinely do here. It is a ton of hard work and the parents of most programs do not buy into the culture philosophy. Ours is a very special program to be a part of and I want to thank the parents especially for embracing the bigger picture. I always say that we have the best parents in Springfield, and I mean it. None of this would be possible without you all. Thank you!
To the Board of Directors of Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club, the countless hours you all put into this is unbelievable! Thank you all! Special thanks go out to Mike & Deb DePetris. Without them, there is no way this club happens. If it does, it is a complete unorganized mess. I can't even begin to tell you all how much time those two dedicate to our Club.
To the Coaches, it is such a special opportunity to have so many alumni coaching our current Cougars. That was our main goal from day 1, and it has been awesome to see so much Cougar Pride on one field all summer long!
Finally, to the Players. You are the reason we do this. We want you all to have the best possible experience, one filled with opportunities, during your time in Springfield. The improvements I saw on each team from the first practice were remarkable. I'm proud to be the head coach of this program and would not trade my seat for any other in the country!!
The future is bright here in Springfield - Let's continue to show our sense of community and pride by supporting each other throughout the next ten months. Make sure we are all doing the right thing on and off the field!! Enjoy the rest of the summer!!
Head Lacrosse Coach
Springfield High School
(631) 457 0744
THANKS TO MANY WHO ATTENDED AND HELPED PREPARE FOR THE EVENT.
On Wednesday, July 8th, we are holding a special recognition event to honor Kyle Sweeney, our 2015 Campbell Alumni Award recipient. The award ceremony will begin at ~6:15 p.m. and we hope ALL members will attend.Please wear your 2015 Sweeney shooting shirts.
UPDATE 8/9/2015 - SCLC is proud to donate $1,000 to the Baratelle family.
UPDATE 7/5/2015 - Continuing our efforts to raise several thousand dollars for the Baratelle family, we are excited to announce you can still order NACHO STRONG tee shirts, especially in Youth Large size. Look for Jess McBride at most major Club events.
UPDATE 7/4/2015 - Together the Springfield Lacrosse community has raised ~$2,000 to date. SCLC expects to make an additional donation of excess dues following the conclusion of our 2015 season.