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Comprehensive Summer 2010 Elite/Travel Lacrosse Team Info

Posted by Barry Marenberg on October 27, 2009

As you might have seen from Chiefs Commissioner John Shahpazian’s email, November is the time of year that the summer 2010 elite lacrosse teams hold their tryouts.  There is typically a significant time commitment for the summer teams and there is also travel involved to the different lacrosse tournaments held on weekends over the summer (there may also be a significant registration fee to cover uniforms, equipment, tournament fees, coaching fees, etc.).  If you are typically away for weekends or an extended period of time over the summer, these teams might not be appropriate.  Furthermore, competition to make the teams is usually intense so these teams are usually for players with a year or more of competitive lacrosse experience.  The following are teams in the area for which our players can try out:   

(1) Breakaway Lacrosse – tryouts for 5th and 6th graders will be held on Saturday 11/14 from 1-3pm on the turf at New Providence H.S.  Breakaway is coached by the head lacrosse coaches of NPHS (Bill Rentiers) and GL (Tyler Brown).  A sign-up sheet was attached to John Shahpazian’s email.  If you need another one, e-mail me and I will send to you. 

(2) Trilogy Lacrosse (www.trilogylacrosse).  Tryouts for 5th and 6thgraders will be held Sat. and Sun. November 14th and 15th at Van Brunt Field at the Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ.  Trilogy Lacrosse was founded by Ryan Boyle (one of the best lacrosse players ever) and is run by Ryan and a number of the best college and professional lacrosse players.

(3) 2 Knights Lacrosse (www.2knightslax.com).  Tryouts for 5th and 6th graders will be held Saturday, November 28 from 12-2pm at Soccer Centers in Somerset, NJ.  2 Knights lacrosse is run by Chuck Apel, the head lacrosse coach at Bridgewater-Raritan H.S.

(4) Patriot Lacrosse (http://www.leagueathletics.com/?snid=185388163&org=patriotlax.com#55737).  Tryouts for 5th grade will be Monday 11/16 from 6-8pm at the Indoor Sports Pavilion in Randolph.  Patriot Lacrosse is run by Chuck Ruebling, the head lacrosse coach at Delbarton.  (Tryouts for 6th grade is Monday 11/23).

(5) Leading Edge Lacrosse (www.leadingedgelacrosse.com).  Tryouts for 5th grade will be held 11/20 and will take place at Power Time Sports Indoor Turf field in Flemington, NJ.  Leading Edge allows 4th graders to try out to play on the 5th grade team.

(6) Morris Select Lacrosse (http://www.morrisselectlax.com/).  Tryouts for 5th grade will be held November 15 from 1-4pm at Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison, NJ.  Morris Select is run by Pat Scarpello, the head lacrosse coach at FDU. 

In order to try out for any of these teams you must first visit the desired league website, complete an application (printable off the league websites) and pay a try-out fee.  Most of these programs also hold different clinics throughout the winter and spring.  Details about the clinics are also on the websites. 

As Commissioner Shahpazian aptly stated in his e-mail, playing on a Summer Travel/Elite Team is a great experience for any youth lacrosse player.  It gives them a great opportunity to learn new skills from experienced coaches, play lacrosse at a higher level of competition and make new friends along the way.

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