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 SS

My my My my
Club Message - Week of June 18th
by posted 06/17/2018

This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.

Girls Week #3 – This is our third week together after tournament (Summer Rise) showings for two teams over the weekend, with Grade 5 (2025) going the distance before falling 10-8 to regional NY Club T3 Cobras in Championship Game. 

The week ahead is a “regular” practice week for Girls. Review Team pages online for team-specific schedule & news.

Boys Week #3 – This is our third week together after first tournament (Meltdown) for all teams this weekend. Our Grade 4 (2026) Team went 4-1 on the weekend, narrowly missing playoff but securing 5th place out of 13 teams. Thanks to coaches and so many great families for supporting the boys all weekend! 

The week ahead is a “regular” week for Boys with all tournament teams attending the Boys Summer Slam, June 23rd & 24th. All Summer Slam players MUST be Registered/Waivered with tournament site this week. Each parent of a qualified player recently received an email invitation to JOIN your child to the correct team. 

Review Team pages online for team-specific schedule & news.

**Reminder** - Team Communication - Lots of questions here. All designated Coaches and Team Parents have the ability to message their teams by email/text and to post website content. In addition, ALL MEMBERS have the ability to directly message their teams using the SI Play App from Smartphone. After you download the App, you just need to enter the email account associated with the SCLC website and it will recognize you.

**Reminder** - Club Vacation. There will be no Club events from Fri., June 29th - Wed., July 4th, with some teams experiencing an even longer break in action. See Club/Team Calendars online.

**Reminder** - Lacrosse Conditioning Program – Thanks to our key sponsor Strength For Life of Springfield for teaming up to offer members this exciting training program. This 6 week program is for Boys & Girls leaving G4+,  is starting June 25th and so you must register your interest early this week. Link to the program description is below. Contact Ed or Jim @ SFL (   or    ) w/ questions.

SFL Summer Lacrosse Conditioning Program


**IMPORTANT** - Our coaches respectfully ask all parents & siblings to steer clear of the practice surface at Halderman. We recognize it's crowded at times & just ask everyone to walk AROUND fields as you come and go.  

^^NEW^^ - Pictures Wanted – We are always in search of quality team & player action shots for our website, especially for teams who have limited or no web content. Submit your photos and we’ll do our best to post them to your Team page. Can also post/share pictures using SI Play App.

**Reminder** - Use of Bounce Backs – Our Club has temporarily installed 3 quality bounce back nets near the scoreboard at Halderman Field. Members are always welcome to use them before or after practice or anytime.

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at 

Be The Best!


TopShare this

Club Message - Week of June 11th
by posted 06/10/2018

This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.


Girls Week #2 After last week's kickoff plus an early tournament for G4/3 over the weekend, week ahead is a “regular” practice week for Girls. Next Girls tournament is for the G5 and G7/6 teams (Summer Rise - West Chester) at the end of the coming week (tournament players only attend). Please review your Team page online for your team-specific schedule and news.

Boys Week #2 – After last week's kickoff, week ahead is a “regular” practice week for Boys, with the first Boy's tournament (The Meltdown - West Chester) ending the week (tournament players only attend). Please review your Team page online for your team-specific schedule and news.

^^NEW^^ - Meltdown Player Registration. All Boys tournament teams are attending The Meltdown, Saturday & Sunday, June 16th and 17th. Parents of all boys tournament players should proceed to register/waiver their sons (you already have received a separate invitation by email). If any confusion, parents can default to register/waiver their son here:

BOYS - Meltdown Player Waiver (general)

^^NEW^^ - Volunteers. Parents are encouraged to begin organizing for team specific tournament needs. If you would like to be a designated Team Parent, let us know so we can change your settings to allow you to communicate organizing details directly through your SCLC website account.

**Reminder** - Lacrosse Conditioning Program – Thanks to our key sponsor Strength For Life of Springfield for teaming up to offer members this exciting training program. This program is for Boys and Girls currently in G4+,  is starting soon and so you must register your interest. Link to the program description is below. Contact Ed or Jim @ SFL ( or   ) w/ questions.

SFL Summer Lacrosse Conditioning Program

**Reminder** - Extra Uniforms & Socks. Extra socks (SMALL, $10 each) and boys uniform articles (shorts in YXL and YS for $20 and Shooting Shirts in YM or YS for $10) are available, while supplies last. Send a message if you want to claim any item.  

##Important## - Halderman Congestion. Our facility becomes very busy at times, especially on Wed/Thur between 6:15 - 6:45. Please do not block resident driveways or park on Springfield Road, even temporarily.

##Important## - Member Conduct. A Club’s reputation is a direct reflection of the judgment and character of its members. Fortunately, we have a great group of families. All SCLC members, including Coaches, Players and Parents are reminded to always act with honesty, integrity and comply with US Lacrosse Code of Conduct (and rules of tournaments we participate in). Anyone with conduct-related problems, questions or concerns are invited to contact our Club Directors (contact info posted online) or submit a confidential inquiry online in our Feedback To Our Board page.

US Lax Code of Conduct

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at  

Be The Best!


TopShare this

Club Message - Week of June 4th
by posted 06/03/2018

This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.


2018 Summer Kickoff – This week begins our 5th season on the Boys side & 3rd season on Girls side. We are excited to put on another strong program; one with an emphasis on teaching and instruction, teamwork and pride and most of all fun! 

It’s worth pausing to reflect on why we do all this. We are here to allow all our kids access to a competitive lacrosse experience while playing and growing together as friends and engaging with our exceptional alumni. We ask everybody involved to approach this season with optimism and pride; together we have so much to be thankful for!

Boys Program - Boys have 4x separate tournament teams plus 1x U9 Developmental Team. Boys practices will commence on Tuesday as already reflected in each Team’s Schedule online. See your Team page online for team-specific details (including complete schedules and rosters) and messaging.

Girls Program Girls have 3x separate tournament teams plus 2x U9 Developmental Teams. Girls practices will commence on Wednesday as already reflected in each Team’s Schedule online. See your Team page online for team-specific details (including complete schedules and rosters) and messaging.

**Reminder** - All Uniforms will be handed out Monday, June 4th at Halderman Field from 6-7 p.m. See separate Club News article for complete details. 


^^NEW^^ - Parent, Director & Coaches >21 Social – Saturday, June 9th from 8-11:00 p.m.  All >21 members are invited to attend a social at Dukes Tavern from 8-11 p.m. $25 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.


**Reminder** - Safety Alert  As PM weather is often unpredictable and we have no shelter to offer your child in event of an emergency, we strongly advise you to never leave your child unattended at any practice sessions.

We are excited to welcome many new families to our Club in 2018. We are glad you are with us! Please familiarize yourself with our website, as new content is posted daily/weekly. With so much going on and nearly 200 members accross 10 teams, we cannot hope to cover everything in emails.


Questions, concerns…..email us at 

Be The Best!


TopShare this

Uniform Handouts - Monday @ Halderman Field (6-7 p.m.)
by posted 06/03/2018

Boys & Girls 2018 Summer Club Members,

Uniforms have arrived and are ready for distribution on Monday, June 4th beginning at 6 p.m. from Halderman (front lot) as planned.

Members who are paid in full are welcome to retrieve their Uniform Package and/or Supplementary Articles. 

Uniform Packages:

Girls Uniform packages (Jersey & Shorts) & Boys Uniform packages (Jersey, Shorts, Shooting Shirt) are only available to members who selected the full uniform option upon registration.

Supplementary Articles (while supplies last):

All Girls members, regardless of registration type, will recieve 1 pair of socks.

All Boys members, regardless of registration type, will recieve 1 Shooting Shirt and 1 pair of socks.


Should there be any extra or unclaimed jerseys, shorts, shooting shirts or socks, we will make them available to members for purchase @ cost.

There will be a signup sheet for extras (first come, first served) on Monday night or you can send a simple message to   with your request.

Handout Volunteers Needed

We need ~4-6 hands to help with the Handout on Monday. Please arrive by 5:45 if able to help. 

Sizing Problems?

All Uniform Packages have been delivered to your specific sizing selections from months ago. We don't order extras for most articles and we can't reorder because of long lead times.

We understand it can be stressful to find a sizing choice does not fit well. It happens. Let us know and we'll do our best to find an alternative and match you up with another parent looking to trade. 

Unable to Make Handout?

Uniform Packages can be released to another parent for distribution, without advance notice.

Supplementary Articles will be available again for handout later in the week so not critical to change plans to pickup a pair of socks, for example.

TopShare this

2018 Summer Lacrosse Program Kickoff
by posted 05/28/2018


SCLC Members & Families,

Quick message to inform that our 2018 Summer Lacrosse Program is on track to begin the week of June 4th as planned.

Club website is fully updated for Girl's and Boys with Teams, Calendars, Coaching Staff's and Event Details posted.

Take a moment this week to familiarize yourself with our content.

Also, uniforms have arrived and we'll kickoff the season with Uniform Handouts on Monday, June 4th @ 6 p.m. from front parking lot of Halderman Field. Handout volunteers needed. Boys practices begin Tuesday, June 5th and Girl's start Wednesday, June 6th.

As we get underway, we'd like to highlight local businesses that have partnered with SCLC in 2018. Please be sure to THANK THESE OWNERS for supporting an affordable & competitive lacrosse experience for our children!

  • Strength For Life of Springfield [PRIMARY] - Helping you achieve your personal best, by focusing on improving in three key areas: physical, intellectual and emotional strength. Co-owners & and their motivated crew of personal trainers strive to help you meet your personal health goals. Conveniently located accross from the Springfield Mall @ 1440 Wallingford Road, SFL offers personal training and group classes for adults and teens.

  • Jack Clark & Sons Rubbish Removal – Family owned and locally operated since 1976, Jack Clarck & Sons has all your trash and disposal needs covered. 5-year Club sponsor, thank you !!!!!

  • State Farm Insurance - DiBlasi AgencyThe Jeff Diblasi, State Farm Agency is a Full Service Insurance Agency. Jeff can help with your Auto, Homeowners, Renters, Life, Health and other Financial Service Products. 3-year Club sponsor!!! Ask our own to help insure what matters to you.

  • Thunderbird II PizzaA leader in community reinvestment in Springfield, Thunderbird Pizza passionately supports organizations like SCLC that make this a great place to live and work. With an ever expanding quality menu, catering and specialty offers, be sure to think Thunderbird this season. 2-year Club sponsor, thanks  for supporting us!!

  • JK GymnasticsJK Gymnastics offers motor skill development programs for children age 6-months to 3-years. For ages 3-12, JKG offers non-competitive gymnastics classes to build confidence, strength, coordination and flexibility for students of any ability. Whether you want to learn how to tumble, get some exercise or just have fun, you will find something that meets your gymnastic needs. 3-year Club sponsor, thanks to for supporting us!!!

  • Devon Prep - Devon Prep is a private, Catholic, college prep school, grades six to twelve, focused on the holistic education of young men for life. NEW Club sponsor for 2018. Thanks to for supporting the lacrosse community!

These local businesses are directly responsible for helping to keep costs under control and never leaving out any Springfield Kid that wants to play!

Off we go!  Club messaging will kick off next week, with Team messaging shortly thereafter.

Be The Best!


TopShare this

Summer Lacrosse Conditioning Program - Starts Monday
by posted 05/27/2018



Lacrosse Parents,

Our primary sponsor, Strength For Life of Springfield, is proud to again offer SCLC members to join their Summer Lacrosse Conditioning Program.

In 2017, > 20 members benefited from this dynamic and focused program.

The 2018 Program is designed for Lacrosse Players (Boys & Girls currently in G4 ) and starts Monday, June 25th. Cost is only $144 for 12x sessions (or $12/session).

The complete program is described at the following link:

Strength For Life - 2018 Lacrosse Conditioning Program

If you are interested or have questions, contact the SFL Team directly:

  • Ed Winfield ( )
  • Jim Gallagher ( )

Be The Best!


TopShare this

by posted 05/18/2018


The 2018 Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club Team Store is now OPEN for business!! See below.
Now through Thursday, May 31st only.
Please click on the link below to view our spirit wear items and spread the word or the link to our lacrosse community and supporters!There’s something for everyone in the Team Store (mens, women, youth) and a portion of the proceeds support our Club.
Go Cougars!


BSN Our Team. Our Gear.

Welcome to My Team Shop for:
Cougars Lacrosse 2018

Please click on the link to check out our spirit wear to support our club!!

Shop Opens:


Shop Closes:


Use this access code to shop our gear.

How to Order | FAQS

Sent on behalf of: Shannon Delaney

TopShare this

Kyle Sweeney - Love Letter To Lax
by posted 10/08/2017

For those who missed it, 2017 saw the professional retirement of 2 of the greatest Springfield lacrosse alumni ever. In this edition, we feature Kyle Sweeney, SHS Class of 1999. Kyle retired from the MLL as the All-Time Leader in games played! Congratulations Kyle!

News article is below followed by a link to Kyle's Retirement Letter (great references and photos to his Springfield roots).  


Philly legend Sweeney (@sprlax) announces retirement from pro lacrosse

Friday, 1st September 2017 


Categories Boy's/Men'sPro  


Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/1/17
From Press Release and Staff Report

New York Lizards defenseman Kyle Sweeney – a Springfield-Delco graduate and 3-time champion with the old Philadelphia Barrage who also starred for many years with the Philadelphia Wings – announced his intention to retire from Major League Lacrosse Thursday in a heartfelt letter posted in The Players’ Tribune. After 15 seasons in the league, Sweeney ranks as the all-time MLL leader in games played with 170.

Sweeney was selected in the third round by the Bridgeport Barrage in the 2003 Collegiate Draft. He followed the team when it moved to Philadelphia shortly afterwards. Sweeney anchored the defensive unit that helped the Barrage win the MLL championship in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and when the team folded in 2008, Sweeney moved to Washington Bayhawks for one game, then over to the Boston Cannons, which he led to win the 2011 MLL Championships. In 2014 he moved back to the Bayhawks, now located in Chesapeake. In 2017, he will begin playing for the Lizards.“At age 36, I know that Father Time is certainly catching up to me, but I can still play in this league,” Sweeney wrote in a story that appeared on The Players’ Tribune. “I probably could for a few more years.”

Sweeney was selected to the MLL All-Star Game nine times, been named All-MLL three times, and has won the Steinfeld Cup four times. He is ranked sixth all-time in groundballs with 500.

Sweeney finished his career with 41 goals, 27 assists and 68 points. Sweeney appeared in a total of 10 games with the Lizards this past season and picked up 17 groundballs. New York was the fourth different franchise that Sweeney played for in his career.

The Wings drafted Sweeney in the eighth round (83rd overall) of the 2003 NLL Entry Draft. He followed the team when it moved to Connecticut as the New England Black Wolves. He retired from indoor play in 2015.

Sweeney played for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2006 and 2010. In 2010, his team won the World Lacrosse Championship in Machester. He also played for Team USA in the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Sweeney was a four-year standout at Georgetown University. He was named ECAC Rookie of the Year in 2000. He was a two-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, and three-time USILA All-American, and holds Georgetown’s all-time ground ball record with 229. He served as co-captain of the 2003. Academically, he was a double major in International Business & Marketing as well as minor concentration in Sociology.

Sweeney earned high school All-American honors, was selected as the All-Central League MVP and named to the All-Delaware County team as a senior at Springfield-Delco. He also played football and basketball at Springfield.

Sweeney also played for the original Duke’s Lacrosse Club’s men’s teams and was a key member of the “Four Horsemen” of standout defensemen as dubbed by founder Ebe Helm.

“I’ll always appreciate how our parents didn’t hesitate to support this new interest of ours,” wrote Sweeney in his retirement letter. “They agreed to buy us all the necessary lacrosse equipment (which wasn’t cheap) and to sign us up for the town league. Looking back as an adult, I realize how big a sacrifice it was. We were a middle-class family. My parents both worked full-time, and in fact they both had second jobs almost my whole childhood. My dad tended bar at night throughout my childhood and my mom managed a restaurant in the summers. They were selfless.

“We were a typical family in Springfield, a suburb outside of Philly where the cookie-cutter, single-family houses date back to the middle of last century. The community prides itself on hard work and family, and we love our sports (mostly football, basketball and hockey … and a little lacrosse). It’s almost a clichÃ, but because we didn’t have a lot, we valued each other that much more. That’s a big reason why a lot of my high school friends have either stayed in Springfield or returned there to raise their own families.”

TopShare this

2017 Season Ending Directors Message
by posted 07/26/2017

Hello all,

As our fourth summer with SCLC finished this past week, we just wanted to share some thoughts.

First, the Springfield Lacrosse Community is as strong as ever owing in no small part to the loyalty, support, dedication and enthusiasm of our members. This Club, our Club, is continuing to bring our community together. The bonds that grow between the players, alumni, HS players & their families are tangible and something to be proud of. These bonds will serve us well in the years ahead.

Second, we believe we are meeting our objectives and furthering our mission. Nearly 200 boys and girls in 2017 had quality practices; passionate hands-on coaching; challenging game play; fun and learning. We hope you agree and we’ll be asking for your feedback soon.

Third, we’re especially grateful for the opportunities SCLC provides our alumni. One of the biggest benefits of our model is the alignment of our alumni coaches & youth players. And the benefit here goes beyond the youth. It’s important for our HS and recent alumni to realize the positive role model they can be for others. Being involved in our Club enables them to be more confident, assertive and prepared for career and life in general. And it draws the Alumni back to our community regularly.

Fourth, its important to reflect on the fact that our Club is entirely volunteer driven. Without the year-round dedication of a few and the in-season support of many selfless volunteers, we could not put on such a quality summer program. THANK YOU!  Special thanks to Jessi Gougler, Mike & Deb DePetris and the Board of Directors for their tireless support of our program. If YOU feel a calling to join us in our mission, please let us know.

In closing, we know that you have a lot of Club Lacrosse choices, some of which have clear strengths compared to SCLC. When you evaluate the total package, however, we believe that SCLC offers the most compelling, well-rounded and cost effective opportunity for your child to have a positive summer lacrosse experience. We are thankful that you are with us and look forward to many summers ahead.

As we close out summer and begin a new school year, please remember to look out for one another and keep doing all the right things, on and off the field!

BE THE BEST & see you Sunday, August 6th at the Wrap-up Party!

Tom Lemieux

     Club Director & SHS Boys Lacrosse Head Coach

Sarah Damato

     Assistant Girls Lacrosse Program Director & SHS Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach

TopShare this

2017 Campbell Alumni Award - Greg Gurenlian
by posted 07/08/2017

It is with great pride that SCLC honors Greg Gurenlian, SHS Class of 2002, as the 2017 recipient of the Campbell Alumni Award.

This season, all our boy's are wearing Greg's name and #32 on their shooting shirts.

Please read and share with your child our complete announcement, including quotes from fellow Alumni, here:


If you want to watch more about Greg, check out the following links:

Please join us on Sunday, August 6th at Crowell Park for a brief ceremony to acknowledge Greg's contributions to the Springfield Lacrosse Community. Greg will be joining us to share what Springfield Lacrosse means to him.

Be The Best!


TopShare this