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The directors of HAVOC Lacrosse and The Long Island Dune Dawgs Lacrosse programs are excited to announce the combining of our programs. This merger will ultimately meet the needs of ALL athletes!  HAVOC Lacrosse will remain a "travel" team challenging the needs of all developing athletes, while our Dune Dawgs Lacrosse program will be a "select" team, challenging the needs of more advanced athletes.  
Both programs will receive college level instruction and focus on the philosophies HAVOC Lacrosse and Dune Dawgs Lacrosse were founded on: discipline, hard work, motivation and knowledge of the subject matter.  These principles are the cornerstones of success. We will empower our players with winning attitudes, skill development and instill within them certain basic values such as leadership, determination, self-confidence, emotional control, mental toughness, as well as the ability to accept responsibility.
We will saturate our athletes in skill development through planned, disciplined, intricate practices. Practices developed and instituted by College level coaches. We believe that all athletes need to have consistent reinforcement of fundamental skills.  All players are different and this is why differentiated instruction should be taken into consideration when teaching fundamentals, selecting positions, and motivating young players.  Repetition is a key to learning and feedback from players is important in maintaining functional drills.  All drills will be associated to the game; we do not drill for the sake of drilling, but for the advancement of our players.
We also believe that TEAM cohesiveness is crucial.  We want our athletes to experience the true sense of what it means to be part of a TEAM (Responsibility, bond, dependence, goals, familiarity).  Athletes need to feel comfortable, and know they can depend on their team; from their team-mates to their  coaching staff, all the way down to the sidelines including parental support. 

We believe poise under pressure is the mark of a true champion, and coaches must lead our athletes by example. Poise is the end result of preparation, knowledge of your opponent, and confidence in one's own ability to make accurate decisions.  Athletes will get a genuine sense of what it means to be part of a WINNING team; because our athletes will focus on what is truly important; becoming a more skilled lacrosse player, while also gaining values strengthened through the team. 


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2012 Summer Tryout Clinic - Session 2 Schedule
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US Lacrosse Adopts Age-Appropriate Youth Rules
 BALTIMORE - The US Lacrosse Board of Directors voted Saturday...
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2012 Summer Tryout Clinic - Session 2 Schedule
2012 Summer Tryout Clinic - Session 2

Date:   Friday, October 7, 2011

   3rd and 4th Grade              6:00pm - 7:30pm
            5th and 6th Grade              7:30pm - 9:00pm

Where: Dowling College Athletic Fields
             Brookhaven Campus
             1300 William Floyd Parkway
             Shirley, NY 11967
Evaluations will consist of a 90-minute period where our staff will immerse athletes in various drills, while our directors and qualified staff will evaluate all athletes.

  • Registration is based upon your current grade
  • Tryouts are open for grades 3 - 6
  • Registration is $20 for anyone who attended the September 10th tryout*
  • Registration fee is $40 for advance registration
  • Registration fee is $50 day of the of Tryout Clinic 
* Please bring the pinny you received at the first tryout. 
by posted 09/20/2011
US Lacrosse Adopts Age-Appropriate Youth Rules
 BALTIMORE - The US Lacrosse Board of Directors voted Saturday to approve age-appropriate, national playing rules for youth boys' lacrosse and youth girls' lacrosse, as recommended by the US Lacrosse Men's and Women's Game committees, respectively. The vote implements the rules for the 2012 season, including the annual US Lacrosse Regional and National Championships slated for June and July, respectively.

"Ensuring a positive youth lacrosse experience remains at the core of US Lacrosse's operations, and passage of the youth rules represents an important first step in moving the youth game from good to great," said Lee Stevens, chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors.

The link provided below gives more detail on the rules specifics.
by posted 09/20/2011
Another Successful Summer Season Comes to A Close!!!
Another exciting and successful season for the LI Dune Dawgs has come to a close.  The Dune Dawgs entered into five tournaments this year in the U10 divisions, coming away with a championship for the Shamrock Shootout, the Indian Rock tournament, and going undefeated in three others.  Those tournaments were the Hofstra Pridefest,  Hofstra Blue and Gold Tournament, and capping the season off with a 6-0 record at the Stowe Laxfest U11 hosted by Bitter Lacrosse.  LI Dune Dawg players can take pride in knowing that they were able to compete, as well as, beat opponents from Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Albany and North Carolina at the festival.  In total, the LI Dune Dawgs tournament record for the 2011 travel season was an amazing 20 wins, and 0 losses.   
Team Directors Phil Polo and Mike Shotts both commented, “They are extremely proud of the year that the team had, and are looking forward to the future that is in store for the program”. 
Team Tryouts will be taking place within the first two weeks of September at the Dowling College athletic fields located on William Floyd Parkway, in Shirley NY.  Please keep checking back for the specific dates and times for the tryouts. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

posted 08/07/2011
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