Elite Express Teams - Fall 2020
2023 Make-Up Evaluations - October 1, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
2024 Make-Up Evaluations -October 1, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
2025 Make-Up Evaluations - September 30, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
2026 Make-Up Evaluations - September 30, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
2027 Make-Up Evaluations - September 30, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cox Road Athletic Complex located at 170 Cox Rd, Roswell, GA 30075.
October Practice Schedule
- Middle School (2025, 2025, & 2027) required Team Practice will be on Wednesday - 5:30-7:30pm beginning September 30, 2020. We expect to have additional optional/voluntary practice times for Middle School players on Tuesday or Thursday each week.
- High School (2023 & 2024) required Team Practice will be on Thursday - 5:30-7:30pm beginning October 1, 2020. We expect to have additional optional/voluntary practice times for High School players on Tuesday or Wednesday each week.
October Practices will be held at the Cox Road Athletic Complex (located at 170 Cox Rd, Roswell, GA 30075)
Evaluations will be led by Former US Men's National Team Coach Richie Meade and will follow the same format as the Team USA try-outs.
Participants will be evaluated on the following four (4) factors:
This refers to an athlete’s general athletic abilities and really is not sport specific. Footwork, coordination, quickness, speed are examples of physical evaluation criteria.
The technical domain gets into sport-specific skills such as throwing and catching, shooting, dodging and scooping. Essentially, you’re looking at the fundamental skills required to play the game. Of particular importance for older youth and high school players is the ability to execute these basic skills under pressure, on the run, and with both hands.
Tactical evaluation looks at how well the individual works within game simulations offensive and defensive scenarios. Tactical evaluation points will include player’s knowledge and execution of their responsibilities in on- and off-ball defense, communication with teammates, and their role in a motion-style offense.
This is all about their demeanor and approach to the sport. Are they coachable? How do they treat their teammates? How is their effort level? Are they respectful to coaches, opponents, and officials? These are traits that transcend lacrosse, but are of great importance when evaluating future members of a team.
Following the evaluations roster invitation will be given out along with game plans details time and financial commitments and other team information. The Fall 2020 Elite travel season is anticipated to include one (1) in state playing competition in Atlanta (Express Empire Invitational) November 28-29, 2020 and one (1) out of state elite playing competitions in Alabama (USS Alabama Invitational at Battleship Memorial Park) December 12-13, 2020. Practices will be held 1-2 times a week prior to competition
Teamwork is the fastest way to take a team to the top, and knowing what to do, and when to do it, is the fastest way to become an indispensable part of any team. Using teaching techniques developed and tested by special forces units, our program breaks down and applies principles to the specific elements of lacrosse. Guaranteed to give selected players the high level game knowledge they need to develop their game.