FLN is proud to announce it will host its first summer clinic at Dean College in the summer of 2018. Our clinic is for players going into grades 2-6 and will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, July 9th - 12th, The cost is $275 per player.
Below is more specific information regarding the clinic. To register please click on the following link.
For a printable copy of the information below please click on the following link. FLN Bulldog Lacrosse Clinic Brochure
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.
Our Clinic has a low Player to Coach Ratio. We will keep our ratio to 8-1.
At the end of the week your child will we receive an evaluation sheet with links to videos to help further improve play.
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.
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.
Team Defensive Shape
Transition from (Off.-Def.) / (Def.-Off.)
Team Offensive Spacing
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 - $275
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.
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