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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.

Tryouts SCLC – 2015 Summer Club team (U9, U11, U13) tryouts will take place on Sunday, October 26 between 4-5:30 pm at Halderman Field in Springfield. More details, including makeup options, are available below. Please arrive by 3:45 to gear up and sign-in. Click below Google Doc to register for the tryout.

Cougar Lacrosse - Summer 2015 Club Teams

(Click above to complete the Google Doc form)

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.

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

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

Please ignore the roster designations currently showing in the 2015 Season team pages, carried forward from the 2014 Season.  They will be revised after the tryouts are completed.

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
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...
Tryout Date Announced - Summer Club Teams
10/08/2014
Please arrive by 3:45 pm to gear up and sign-in! **UPDATE - MAKE...
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...
Greg Campbell #22 - Alumni Recognition
07/18/2014
You may be wondering why all of our 2014 shooting shirts have Greg...
Rules Governing Youth Lacrosse
05/02/2014
New to the sport?  Confused by the rules by age group?  Curious...
 
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
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

Alex Grafstrom - U9 Developmental Assistant

[TBD] - 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)**

** 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

Practice Routine – 12 x 90 minute sessions, Wednesday & Thursday evenings between 5-8 pm

Makeup Practices, as necessary – target Fridays

Last Practice – Thursday, July 16, 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 – June [TBD], 2015

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
Tryout Date Announced - Summer Club Teams

Please arrive by 3:45 pm to gear up and sign-in!

**UPDATE - MAKE UP OPTION**

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

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

**UPDATE - TIME CHANGE**

Tryouts Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club

2015 Summer Club team (ages U-9, U-11 & U-13) tryouts are expected to take place on Sunday, October 26th between 4-5:30 pm at Halderman Field in Springfield.

More details, including makeup date(s), should be available soon. Details are beginning to be refreshed on our Club website  (www.springfieldlacrosseclub.com). 

Questions should be directed to info@springfieldlacrosseclub.com or any member of the Board of Directors.

Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club


by posted 10/08/2014
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
Greg Campbell #22 - Alumni Recognition

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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by posted 07/18/2014
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