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Warriors 2012 Summer Lacrosse

Warriors Lacrosse is partnering with Code Lacrosse to host this year's youth summer lacrosse program.  This program is open to all boys in rising 5th through rising 9th grades, regardless of experience or where they played in the spring.  This is a great program for boys of all experience levels.  New players will be taught the fundamentals; experienced players will be able to sharpen their skills while getting a lot of playing time through scrimmaging. 

The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity to improve as a lacrosse player, while having fun playing lacrosse during the off-season.  The theme and focus of the program is "Attitude and Effort"!!  While improving as a lacrosse player, the kids will also learn how important attitude and effort are in becoming a good lacrosse player and person.

  • Season dates are June 26 through August 2
  • Sessions will be held every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Deep Run Park (Ridgefield Parkway, near Glenside Rd)
  • Cost is $165 per player.  Each player will receive a t-shirt. 
  • Players must provide their own equipment.
  • Prizes will be given out each night (hats, shirts, shorts, etc.).

Registration
Online registration will be open from 5/21/2012 - 7/6/2010.  


Structure

Sessions will be split into two parts.  The first 30 minutes or so will focus on developing skills and fundamentals through drills and instructional sessions.  The rest of the time will be spent on game situations and strategies, along with a lot of full-field scrimmaging.  No experience is necessary.  New players are welcome and encouraged to come learn how to play lacrosse.  Our coaches will teach you how to play lacrosse.

While this program is structured, it is pretty informal with a relaxed atmosphere.  There are no assigned teams - the coaches plan each session according to the group of kids that are present.  Since it is the summer time, we understand a lot of people will travel and miss some of the dates.

Staff

Steve Ceperich will be the director/head coach for this year's summer program.  This will be the 8th year that Steve has helped run this summer program.  Steve has more than a decade of lacrosse coaching experience in Richmond including middle school boys at West End Lacrosse Club and the last few years coaching the Deep Run High School varsity team.  Steve is a member of the Warriors Lacrosse Board of Directors and is one of the founders of Code Lacrosse, which promotes lacrosse through camps, clinics and youth lacrosse throughout central Virginia.  Steve will be joined by some of the area's top youth lacrosse coaches from Warriors Lacrosse and Code Lacrosse, current and former college players including some special guests from D-1 powerhouses and professional lacrosse teams. 

Equipment

To fully participate in this program, players will need to have all of the mandatory equipment, including stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, and arm pads.  Players are responsible for their own equipment and the Club does not provide any.  Please see the Equipment page for more information on equipment.

Players

As mentioned above, this program is open to all boys.  We typically have players from several different teams and programs in the area.  Last summer, In addition to our own Warriors Lacrosse players, we also had kids from other area lacrosse programs including:  Tuckahoe, St. Christopher's, Collegiate, Shady Grove YMCA, and Ashland/Patrick Henry.  We feel that this is a great benefit of this program as kids will get to meet and play with kids from other schools and programs that they may face next spring.  This really helps to build good sportsmanship among the different lacrosse teams in the area. 

About Code Lacrosse...
Code Lacrosse was founded in August 2010 with the mission to increase the level and depth of lacrosse in the 804 Area CODE.  We firmly believe that the foundation of a great lacrosse player is a great person and therefore a CODE OF CONDUCT is crucial to compete at every level.  To date we have hosted several camps and clinics, Travel Teams and hosted after school programs in Richmond City Elementary Schools. 

To better support the growth of the sport we will also be hosting coaching clinics and publishing a Code Coaches Curriculum to help bring more coaches into the game.

We look forward to growing as an organization and increasing the impact that we can have on lacrosse in the 804, the young men that choose to play this game and their families.