The Silverbacks Lacrosse Association (formerly the Newark Youth Lacrosse Club ) got its start in 1989. SBLA has grown since then to offer boys and girls in grades K through 8th grades the opportunity to play one of the fastest growing sports at the youth level. SBLA is a member of the Delaware Youth Lacrosse Association who organizes league games and tournaments during the Spring season that runs from early March through the end of May.
Our Goals and Philosophy at SBLA is to provide a safe, fun and positive environment that fosters good sportsmanship and citizenship while learning the skills necessary to play the great game of lacrosse.
"Come join the fastest game on two feet!"
Delaware Lacrosse Academy 8 Week Boys Camp
THE LACROSSE ACADEMY
A system based training program for Youth Boys
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2015 - 8 WEEKS!!!
Delaware Lacrosse Academy announces "THE ACADEMY"beginning this Fall for Youth Boys age 7 through 15. (not for high school aged players)
Our mission is simple - "Development" of the entire lacrosse player - proficiency with skills and techniques and strong knowledge of all aspects of the game. Through this our goal is to help make lacrosse stronger in the
surrounding schools, programs and communities.
Too much emphasis has been placed on "playing club" and not enough on skill development for younger players. Young players need a focused learning environment to increase and hone fundamentals while mastering basic techniques. Sound fundamentals and techniques prepare players for advanced strategies and level of play. In the Academy system, players will learn the proper way to play as an individual and in a team system. As players learn and show proficiency, they will be challenged to continue to achieve success by learning higher level skills and techniques.
The Academy will be a "system" based teaching platform - making sure that the individual player masters all skills and strategies in order to move to next set of skills and strategies.
Our philosophy of "Teach Not Tell" will help with the learning curve and the greater understanding of playing at a higher level. Our players will learn everything they can about all aspects of the game. Better understanding equals a shorter read and react time creating the ability to play faster. The Academy will help your son to become a smarter, faster player.
The Academy environment will be a fun, safe learning environment for players to learn "college level" skills and strategies and to learn how to apply these skills and strategies in a challenging practice environment to help players to practice how they should play - as fast as they can without sacrificing skill and technique.
Playing at a faster and higher level combined with college level techniques and strategies helps players to read game situations, make assessments and decisions and apply proper, learned technique to instantaneous reactions that are practiced and refined within the program.
ACADEMY PLAYERS RECEIVE
- Eight Sunday 2 hour practices beginning Sunday, September 13th through November 1st (weather permitting).
- Player Evaluation on first day - Sunday, September 13th
- "College Level" coaches with position-specific expertise.
- "College Level" techniques and strategies for optimal growth, development and understanding.
- Games and game-like situations in every practice.
- Player stick evaluation
- DLA Player Practice Uniform (shorts, shirt and reversible).
Dates = Sunday, September 13 - Sunday, November 1, 2015