SixFifty Lacrosse is excited to announce the Fall/Winter 2016/2017 schedule for our SeaWolves Select Travel Team programs for BU11, BU13, BU15, BU17, & BU19 teams. These SixFifty teams are designed to give talented young lacrosse players the opportunity to take their game to the next level and to play against higher-level competition while interacting with messages, leadership lessons, and team-building activities designed to foster social and emotion growth as well. These program are a complement to, not a replacement for, players’ regular season club teams.
Much of our coaching philosophy has been developed using effective tools like John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success,” Joe Erhmann’s “Inside Out Coaching,” and the Long Term Athlete Development Model used in Olympic athlete development. In the “LTADM,” boys of 9-12 years of age fall under the “Learning to Train” phase while boys of 12-16 years of age fall under the “Train to Train” phase. The key to success for both age groups is focusing on the process and development of good habits, as opposed to just winning at all costs or excellent individual outcome alone.
This is a critical time of life athletically, socially, and psychologically. We must gauge the progress of each child individually and thoughtfully, keeping in mind that development during these years can be part of a broad spectrum of capabilities. There is no cookie- cutter formula for teaching young athletes!
Each team is comprised of players invited to two Try-Out sessions and evaluated according to athletic, social, and emotional factors as related to lacrosse. The purpose of these evaluations is not to hastily put together a collection of skilled individuals alone but rather to develop a cohesive group of young people that are motivated and committed to growing and learning together. Age-appropriate social maturity and ability to cope with challenging situations will be as important as stick skills and knowledge of the game.
- 7 FALL/WINTER PRACTICES:
- Sept 24 (Tryouts for new players) – 9-11am @Menlo-Atherton High School
- Oct 1, 15, 22; Nov 12; Jan 7, 14 – 9-11am @Menlo-Atherton High School
- 6 FALL/WINTER TOURNAMENTS:
- Halloween Shootout (Oct 29, Treasure Island)
- Turkey Shootout 7 vs 7 (Nov 19, Petaluma)
- Braveheart 7 vs 7 (Dec 3, Monterrey)
- Gold Rush (Dec 10/11, Petaluma)
- Kings Showcase (Jan 21/22, San Francisco)
- Icebreaker 7 vs 7 (Jan 28, Petaluma)
Thank you so much for your interest! Please drop me an email at email@example.com if you would like to pursue this opportunity for your child.
If you are interested in receiving an invitation to upcoming Try-Outs, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch. Thank you!