SixFifty Lacrosse is excited to announce the Summer 2017 schedule for our SeaWolves Select Travel Team programs for 10U, 12U, & 16U 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.
“My son had a great time playing with the SeaWolves last fall/winter, making great friends, playing new positions and improving his skills. Case in point, my son went from playing starting defense on the Coyotes “B” team last year to playing starting middie on the Coyotes “A” this year. A lot of the credit goes to Matt and JT.” – Robert Dykes
“My son has told me that the most fun he’s had playing lacrosse was playing Seawolves last summer/fall.” – Jeff Swope
- 7 SUMMER PRACTICES:
- 10U – Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm – May 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12
- 12U – Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm – May 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12
- HS-16U – Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm – June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13
- 3 SUMMER TOURNAMENTS:
- 7v7 Summer Showdown (June 3, San Francisco Polo Grounds)
- Battle of the Bay (June 24/25, San Francisco Polo Grounds)
- All West Showcase (July 15/16, Morgan Hill)
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!