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!

**THANK YOU Kyle Sweeney for attending our practice on Wednesday, July 8th. Please see news articles below for details.

What is SCLC? See the "About SCLC" tab above for an explanation of who we are, the purpose and goals of our Club.

2015 Summer Lacrosse Program  Our 2015 Program started the week of June 7th, see Club News below. See the "About SCLC" tab above for our 2015 Invitation to Tryout, Program Fees and Coaching Staff. This website is updated frequently. Our Team pages contain all team specific information, such as Coaching bios and contacts, Player rosters and team-specific practices and games.

LETS STAY NACHO STRONG! SEE CLUB NEWS BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW!

**OUR SEASON IS OVER.  THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED! PLEASE JOIN OUR RELAXING CLUB WRAPUP PARTY ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH.

 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.
2015 Club Survey - now OPEN
07/23/2015
Our core mission remains to provide a cost-effective and competitive...
Season Ending Message - July 22nd
07/22/2015
As we wrap on our second Summer Club Program, it was great to see...
Message From Club Director Lemieux
07/20/2015
Hello All,   As our second Cougars Lacrosse summer program...
Springfield's Kaut Picked Up By MLL Florida Launch
06/24/2015
  Goaltender Austin Kaut (SHS Class 2010) was picked up this...
Sweeney Alumni Event - THANK YOU KYLE!!!
06/23/2015
THANKS TO KYLE FOR A MEMORABLE VISIT!  THANKS TO MANY WHO...
Lets get Nacho Strong!
06/10/2015
UPDATE 8/9/2015 - SCLC is proud to donate $1,000 to the Baratelle...
 
2015 Club Survey - now OPEN

Our core mission remains to provide a cost-effective and competitive tournament lacrosse experience; to develop and enhance player skills and lacrosse I.Q. while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship; to instruct in a consistent way while playing with “Springfield Pride,” and to integrate our exceptional alumni into the program as coaches and advisors.

We hope you agree that we delivered on our mission in 2015.

To help us get a better sense of where we are succeeding and where we need to improve, we designed a simple 10 question online survey.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback today @

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NGHWVK6

 


by posted 07/23/2015
Season Ending Message - July 22nd

As we wrap on our second Summer Club Program, it was great to see so many of our members in action last week. From the wet and wild scrimmages in West Chester on Wed, to the G4 vs Coaches matchup Thurs, to the U9D player/parent fastest shot contest Friday, to the HOT and humid Patriot Games tournament play Sat & Sun, all of the fun, learning and Springfield Pride that our Club offers was on full display!

In 2015 our Club expanded to accommodate > 120 members, up 35% from original 89 members in 2014. We truly appreciate the opportunity to work with so many great kids. Thank you to all our players, coaches, volunteers and families for a positive and fun experience!

Our core mission remains to provide a cost-effective and competitive tournament lacrosse experience; to develop and enhance player skills and lacrosse I.Q. while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship; to instruct in a consistent way while playing with “Springfield Pride,” and to integrate our exceptional alumni into the program as coaches and advisors.

We hope you agree that we delivered on our mission in 2015. To help us get a better sense of where we are succeeding and where we need to improve, we designed a simple 10 question online survey. Please take a few moments to share your feedback today @

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NGHWVK6

Below are some final highlights:

  • Backpacks For Sale – Club Director Lemieux has arranged for the sale of Springfield Lacrosse-branded backpacks, the same Royal Blue packs the SCLC Coaching Staff used this Summer. Packs are $38 each and can be monogrammed with a name for an added $5. Our own Dru Staud is coordinating orders through Tuesday, July 28th so please contact her ASAP at 5stauds@comcast.net to place your order.
  • Season Wrap Up Party – Don’t miss our relaxing, free family Club party at Crowell Park on Sunday afternoon, August 9th. More details, including RSVP request, to come.
  • 2016 Summer Program - We want you to re-enroll. Our Club will hold free tryouts in the Fall (late Oct / early Nov) for Summer 2016. We expect to again publish a 2016 calendar by the tryouts so you can safely plan next summer’s vacation/travel.
  • Lost n Found – STX shoulder pads with yellow inside lining and a #72 reversible pinnie were left at Halderman on Thursday. Contact us to claim your sons gear.
  • In Search of Photos – We recently expanded our photo archive online. We could use more  team and action photos, particularly for U9D, U9 and U13. Submit your best quality photos to us at info@springfieldlacrosseclub.com.

If you enjoyed our Summer Club Program, please spread the word. The larger our Club is, the more opportunities there will be for all members.

Until next year……..Stay positive and Be The Best!

SCLC


by posted 07/22/2015
Message From Club Director Lemieux

Hello All,

 

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!!

 

Thomas Lemieux
Head Lacrosse Coach
Springfield High School
(631) 457 0744

@sprlax - Twitter
http://shsboyslax.com

 

by posted 07/20/2015
Springfield's Kaut Picked Up By MLL Florida Launch

 

Goaltender Austin Kaut (SHS Class 2010) was picked up this week by Major League Lacrosse’s Florida Launch after playing a season with the Boston Cannons. Kaut joins the Thompson Brothers and Casey Powell in Boca Raton, Florida as the Launch re-tool.

http://www.floridalacrossenews.com/launch-very-active-at-mll-trade-deadline/

Some of you may have seen Austin up at Halderman this summer working with SCLC goalies and at The Meltdown coaching one of our high school teams. Be sure to congratulate Austin if you see him and thank him for selflessly giving back to our youth.

Below is a brief bio of Austin’s playing career to date:

Austin was a three-year starter at Springfield High School (graduating in 2010), earning All-Delco Player of the Year honors as a senior, named an All-American and garnering all-state recognition. Austin helped the Cougars capture a league title and served twice as captain. Austin played four seasons in goal with Pennsylvania State University, he was named Defensive Player of the Year two years in a row and became the first to earn four straight nods on the All-CAA First Team. In 2013, Austin was awarded the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award for collegiate lacrosse's best goalie and USILA All-America First Team honors.

Austin was selected by the Boston Cannon's in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.

SCLC


by posted 06/24/2015
Sweeney Alumni Event - THANK YOU KYLE!!!

THANKS TO KYLE FOR A MEMORABLE VISIT! 

THANKS TO MANY WHO ATTENDED AND HELPED PREPARE FOR THE EVENT. 

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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.

Our Club announcement includes exceptional quotes from Kyle’s teammates and can be found here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/16582/67050.pdf

Here are a few links to help educate our members about Kyle’s accomplishments:


by posted 06/23/2015
Lets get Nacho Strong!

Are you Nacho Strong?

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.

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Nick "Nacho" Baratelle, a recent graduate and lacrosse player at Springfield High School and an Assistant Coach with the 2015 C2 Team, is currently battling cancer. Here is a recent article about Nacho: Boys Lacrosse: Baratelle's battle an inspiration for Springfield

 
A special T-shirt featuring the Nacho Strong logo has been designed to honor Nacho and to allow the Springfield Lacrosse community to support the Baratelle family. 
 
T-shirts for $15 continue to be for sale at most SCLC events. All net proceeds directly benefit the Baratelle family.
 
Please join the entire Springfield Lacrosse Community in being Nacho Strong!

by posted 06/10/2015