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Elite Express Teams - Sumer 2021

Winter/Spring Clinic and Player Evaluations - April 11, 2021

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Summer Event Schedule

Please register for an All-Express Team first, Elite team invites will be sent to registered players.


 

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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:

  1. Physical

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.

  1. Technical

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.

  1. Tactical

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.

  1. Psychological

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.

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.

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