Summer Clinic

Thanks to all of you who made our First Summer Lacrosse Clinic a Success. We have a "save the date" week for next year. Our clinic will run from July 8-11. More details to come. for Grades 2-6.

Co-Directors

Our clinic Co-Directors bring a variety of lacrosse experiences for the instruction of players.

Brien Keller - Director Franklin Lacrosse Network

- In the field of education, with a Master’s Degree from Providence College, for over twenty-two years in the following capacities; Teacher, Principal, Intramural/Camp Director, Coach.

- Over twenty years of coaching experience with kids aged three to eighteen in a variety of youth and teen sports including Varsity Lacrosse, Soccer, and Basketball.

- Consultant to Franklin Youth Lacrosse U9 program.

-Director and Coach of Franklin Club Lacrosse (Grades 3-6) which are competitive with regional lacrosse club teams in Massachusetts.

Matt Schairer - Head Coach Of Dean Lacrosse

- Has been an Assistant Coach at Endicott and UMass Lowell (Div I).

- College Lacrosse Player at Keene State.

- Earned Litte East All Conference Honors each year at Keene State as well as All-New England

- Attended King Philip High School

Our Clinic Pedagogy

Our teaching of lacrosse comes from best practice and providing the environment for kids to learn from the game and have fun.

We emphasize a “learn by doing” approach through modeling a skill and providing time for players to replicate it in a realistic setting.

Players are also "engaged in creative small-sided games" where they can demonstrate learned skills in a fun environment.

We provide a structure where players are given multiple opportunities to "think tactically" based upon what an opponent decides.

Instruction

Our Clinic has a low Player to Coach Ratio. We will keep our ratio to 8-1.

Evaluation

At the end of the week your child will we receive an evaluation sheet with links to videos to help further improve play.

Daily Schedule

Our daily schedule will include a variety of lacrosse training and related experiences for our players. We will provide multiple opportunities and diverse activities to ensure that kids will have fun while improving in the game of lacrosse.

Technical Skills

Our training will focus on ability level instruction in the following areas.

Throwing/Catching, Cradling, Dodging, Face-Offs, Ground Balls, Individual Defense, Shooting, and Stick Improvement.

Tactical Skills

Team Defensive Shape

Transition from (Off.-Def.) / (Def.-Off.)

Team Offensive Spacing

Small-Sided Games

We believe in games that involve fewer players on each side. This environment allows for players who are more connected to the play. It also allows for a higher frequency of individual technical and tactical involvement.

Learning without Helmets

We know that having a lacrosse helmet on all day in the summer heat is not optimal.

Players will get an opportunity to participate in games that do not involve lacrosse equipment but reinforce technical and tactical skills learned.

Additionally kids will spend some time in an air-conditioned classroom to learn in an interactive way of how to improve targeted skills.

Tuition

Tuition - $275

Includes...

Exclusive Play on Grant Field (Turf)

Clinic Lacrosse Pinnie

Daily Lunch Provided at Smith Dining Center on the Dean College Campus

Food includes entrees, pizza, ice cream machine and other food choices.

Individual and Team Award

Individualized Player Evaluation

To register please click on the following link.

FLN Bulldog Summer Clinic On-Line Registration Form

Any other questions?

You can reach me at franklinlacrossenetwork@gmail.com

or text me at 5085078250