THANKS TO ALL OUR PLAYERS, COACHES, DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR A MEMORABLE FIRST SEASON.
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. THANKS FOR GREAT TURNOUT AND ENTHUSIASM! More details, including makeup options, are available below. Click on the below Google Doc to register for the tryout.
$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
Online via Bank Transfer through SCLC website – ##preferred##
Online via Credit Card through SCLC website (incurs ~3.5% fee)
Cash/Check (payable to SCLC, Inc.) delivered to:
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
• 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:
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
• Tryouts Springfield AA - Initial Tryouts for "B" (5th/6th Grade) teams will take place in late Oct / early Nov
• 11/22-11-23 - Pumpkin Pie Tournament - Grades 2-6
Cost – approx. $80/player
• 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)
• Final Tryouts Springfield AA - "C" (3rd/4thGrade) and "B" (5th/6th Grade) will take place late Feb / early March
You may be wondering why all of our 2014 shooting shirts have Greg Campbell and his number 22 on them.
Springfield lacrosse has a rich tradition of elite players. Every year, Springfield Cougar Lacrosse Club will honor exceptional alumni by having the entire club wear that players name and number on our shooting shirts.
For our inaugural summer Greg Campbell was the unanimous choice. Greg is widely recognized as one of, if not the greatest player in Pennsylvania lacrosse history.
Greg was the captain of the 1992 state championship team that went 24-0. Greg held the Springfield records for most points in a single season, total points in a single game and most assists in a season.
Greg’s lacrosse honors are numerous including All-Delco; First Team All-State and All-American. Greg was also awarded the President’s Award for Excellence.
Springfield Lacrosse honored Greg as a Legend of the Game in 1999 and in 2009 he was inducted into the Springfield Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
"Greg is the reason I started playing lacrosse. The first game I ever saw was with Greg and the way he played made me want to enter this sport. When I finally met Greg, I treated him like a legendary God but he treated me like his friend. It changed the way I viewed sports stars." Kyle Sweeney
“Greg was the best player I have ever seen, on par with the Powells, Paul Rabil and anyone else I’ve ever played against. More importantly he was a better teammate and leader. My freshman year I was having a terrible time adjusting to varsity lacrosse. Greg was always supportive and never let me fail. He didn’t need to take the time for a freshman but he did and I am forever grateful.” Kevin Keenan
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