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08/06/2015
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DRAGONS FALL 2015 PROGRAMS

Registration for the Santa Monica Dragons 2015 Fall programs is now open. This season we are offering:

 

  • Boys & Girls Lacrosse 101
  • Boys Fall Training Sessions
  • Girls Fall Ball
  • Boys Box Lacrosse
  • Elite and Travel Team Tryouts

Details on each program, as well as a link to registration, is listed below. We also have a new FAQ PAGE for new parents. And we are running a 10% early bird registration discount until 8/15.

 

1. Boys Lacrosse 101

  • Description: Basic lacrosse training for beginners that covers throwing, catching, cradling and GBs. Each session includes 4 weekly classes of 60-90 minutes. Length varies by age group.
  • Session 1: September - 9/12 to 10/3. Click HERE to register for September session.
  • Session 2: October - 10/10 to 11/2. Click HERE to register for the October session.
  • Location: Specific field location and times will be announced as soon as we hear from the city.
  • Eligibility: Beginners in 2nd through 8th grades
  • Tryouts: N/A - open enrollment
  • Uniforms: N/A
  • Equipment: Players need to bring helmet, gloves and stick. Click HERE for rental gear info. 
  • Pricing: $100 per session. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: BOYS LACROSSE 101 - SEPTEMBER and BOYS LACROSSE 101 - OCTOBER

2. Girls Lacrosse 101 - Santa Monica

  • Description: Basic lacrosse training for beginners that covers throwing, catching, cradling and GBs. Each session includes 4 weekly classes of 60-90 minutes. Length varies by age group.
  • Session 1: September - 9/12 to 10/3. Click HERE to register for September session.
  • Session 2: October - 10/10 to 11/2. Click HERE to register for the October session.
  • Location: Specific field location and times will be announced as soon as we hear from the city.
  • Eligibility: Beginners in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Tryouts: N/A - open enrollment
  • Uniforms: N/A
  • Equipment: Players need to bring stick and goggles. Click HERE for rental gear info.
  • Pricing: $100 per session. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: GIRLS LACROSSE 101 - SANTA MONICA - SEPTEMBER and GIRLS LACROSSE 101 - SANTA MONICA - OCTOBER

3. Girls Lacrosse 101 - South Bay

4. Boys Fall Training Sessions

  • Description: General lacrosse training for intermediate players, as well as an opportunity for advanced players to keep their stick skills sharp. Fall training sessions promote overall skill development and training to get players ready for the winter season. Mostly a practice format with a possible 3v3 game day, and ending with the annual Dragons Halloween Pumpkin Shoot.
  • Season: September/October - 8 weekly sessions of 60-90 minutes.
  • Location: Specific field location and times will be announced as soon as we receive our field space.
  • Eligibility: Intermediate and advanced players in 2nd grade through HS.
  • Tryouts: N/A - open enrollment
  • Uniforms: N/A
  • Equipment: Players need to bring full gear.
  • Pricing: $275. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: BOYS FALL TRAINING SESSIONS

5. Girls Fall Ball - Santa Monica

  • Description: Self-contained elementary and middle school league that practices once a week and has one modified 7v7 game day a week. Players register as individuals. The goal is to start to form the nucleus of teams and get into the habit of regular practices
  • Season: November/December - 11/2 to 12/6 (1 practice and 1 game per week - 8 total sessions)
  • Location: Specific field location and times will be announced as soon as we hear from the city.
  • Eligibility: 3rd to 8th grade players that have completed AT LEAST Lacrosse 101. 
  • Tryouts: N/A - open enrollment but NO BEGINNERS
  • Uniforms: Pinnies provided by league (cost included in fee).
  • Equipment: Players need to bring stick and goggles.
  • Pricing: $275. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: GIRLS LACROSSE FALL BALL SANTA MONICA

6. Girls Fall Ball - South Bay

  • Description: Same program as Girls Fall Ball in Santa Monica, but the practice will be held at a field in the El Segundo area. However, all games will be played in Santa Monica. Specific times and location will be posted towards the end of August. 
  • Equipment: Players need to bring stick and goggles. 
  • Pricing: $275. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: GIRLS LACROSSE FALL BALL SOUTH BAY

7. Boys Box Lacrosse

  • Description: High-intensity training based on the Canadian “pure box” model. Program varies by age group. For a full description of the box program, please visit the BOX PAGE on our website.

U9 (2nd/3rd grade)

  • Training: 10 training sessions of one-hour each, from 4pm to 5pm every Wednesday in Mar Vista, starting September 2. 
  • Games: May include scrimmages and possible game in November against another U9 team. 
  • Cost: $285. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: U9 BOYS BOX LACROSSE

U11 (4th/5th grade)

  • Training: 8 training sessions of 90 minutes each, from 4pm to 5:30pm every Monday in Mar Vista, starting August 31. 
  • Games: LA Box Lacrosse League (games in Torrance), possible participation in California Cup, as well as local scrimmages. 
  • Cost: $325 FOR THE TRAINING PORTION. Costs for league and/or tournament participation will be determined at the end of August. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: U11 BOYS BOX LACROSSE

U13 (6th/7th grade)

  • Training: 10 training sessions of 90 minutes each, from 5pm to 7pm every Wednesday in Mar Vista, starting September 2. We anticipate U13 to have the largest number of participants so we have assigned more practice time to better manage the larger group. 
  • Games: LA Box Lacrosse League (games in Torrance), possible participation in California Cup, as well as local scrimmages and a possible jamboree with Mad Dog. 
  • Cost: $375 FOR THE TRAINING PORTION. Costs for league and/or tournament participation will be determined at the end of August. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: U13 BOYS BOX LACROSSE

U15/HS (8th, 9th & 10th)

  • Training: 8 training sessions of 90 minutes each, from 5:30pm to 7pm every Monday in Mar Vista, starting August 31. 
  • Games: We presently do not have a league spot for this age level, so the focus would be on the California Cup in November. 
  • Cost: $325 FOR THE TRAINING PORTION. Costs for any potential league or tournament participation will be determined at the end of August. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: U15/HS BOYS BOX LACROSSE

8. Travel Team Tryouts

  • Description: Travel Team tryouts for the winter season will take place in mid-September. A specific date will be announced once we receive our field space allocation.
  • Cost: $30. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

9. Boys Elite Tryouts

  • Description: Elite tryouts will take place in mid-September. A specific date will be announced once we receive our field space allocation.
  • Cost: $30. 10% early bird discount applies until 8/15.
  • Registration: ELITE TRYOUTS

by posted 08/06/2015
Dragons Box Is Back!

 

Box lacrosse has become an integral part of a well-rounded player development program at all age levels. Proof of the effectiveness of a box-infused curriculum can be found everywhere, but the most recent and best example is probably the national championship win by the University of Denver, which has consistently had a focus on players with a box background. 

 

At the Santa Monica Dragons we’ve been integrating box into our curriculum for 2 years now. Our box season generally runs from September to November and we focus on teaching “pure box”, the Canadian version of the sport. Box isn’t just field lacrosse in a smaller area with smaller goals. It is a different game and we focus on teaching the fundamentals properly. 

 

Below is a breakdown of our Fall 2015 Box Program by age group. Since box is very specialized and not many organizations are teaching it this fall, our training program is open to all experienced players, regardless of whether or not you plan on playing with Dragons. In fact if we get enough players, we can put together internal teams that play each other, which would provide the highest level of competition.

 

At this point we are posting information and registration for the training portion of our program. The league/tournament portion of our schedule will be finalized at the end of August when we know our player count and we have more feedback from the league. We will primarily be playing in the Leverage box league that host games in Torrance. Details are listed in the individual age categories below.

 

U9 (2nd/3rd grade) will have 10 training sessions of one-hour each, from 4pm to 5pm every Wednesday in Mar Vista, starting September 2. This is a new program for us. We previously did not train kids in box at the U9 level, but based on the talent and work ethic we observed in the Spring/Summer we will give this a try. U9 may have scrimmages as part of the training sessions.  And there may be a game for U9 in November against another U9 team, but we won’t know until September. Cost is $285. Click HERE to register. We are now offering early bird discounts of 10% if you register before 8/15, so don’t delay.

 

U11 (4th/5th grade) will have 8 training sessions of 90 minutes each, from 4pm to 5:30pm every Monday in Mar Vista, starting August 31. We have a slot for a U11 team in the Leverage league that plays in Torrance, and that may turn into 2 slots, but we won’t know until the end of August. There may also be an opportunity to participate in the California Cup, and there may be an opportunity to play local teams outside the Leverage league. Cost is $325 FOR THE TRAINING PORTION. Costs for league and/or tournament participation will be determined at the end of August. Click HERE to register. We are now offering early bird discounts of 10% if you register before 8/15, so don’t delay.

 

U13 (6th/7th grade) will have 10 training sessions of 90 minutes each, from 5pm to 7pm every Wednesday in Mar Vista, starting September 2. We anticipate U13 to have the largest number of participants so we have assigned more practice time to better manage the larger group. We have a slot for a U13 team in the Leverage league that plays in Torrance, and that may turn into 2 slots, but we won’t know until the end of August. There may also be an opportunity to participate in the California Cup. And we are looking at scheduling an independent Jamboree with Mad Dog, and there may be an opportunity to play local teams outside the Leverage league. Cost is $375 FOR THE TRAINING PORTION. Costs for league and/or tournament participation will be determined at the end of August. Click HERE to register. We are now offering early bird discounts of 10% if you register before 8/15, so don’t delay.

 

U15/HS (8th, 9th & 10th) will have 8 training sessions of 90 minutes each, from 5:30pm to 7pm every Monday in Mar Vista, starting August 31. We presently do not have a league spot for this age level. The likelihood of this being a pure training program with occasional independent games is very high. There may also be an opportunity to participate in the California Cup. Cost is $325 FOR THE TRAINING PORTION. Costs for any potential league or tournament participation will be determined at the end of August. Click HERE to register. An early bird discount of 10% applies if you register before 8/15, so don’t delay.

 

 

FALL 2015 DRAGONS BOX COMPETITION SCHEDULE UPDATE

 

U11 (4th & 5th Graders): We will field 1 team in the Leverage League that plays in Torrance on Sundays. This team will also play in the California Cup in Huntington Beach on October 31 & November 1. The U11 age level is presently full. If you are interested in playing U11 box, please contact us immediately so we can waitlist you in case someone drops out or decides to do practice only. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFO.

 

U13 (6th & 7th Graders): We will field 2 teams in the Leverage League that plays in Torrance on Sundays. Both teams will also play in the California Cup in Huntington Beach on October 31 & November 1. The U13 age level has 7 open slots that will be available on a first come first-served basis. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFO.

 

U15 (8th Graders): We will field a stand-alone 8th grade team to play in the California Cup in Huntington Beach on October 31 & November 1. If you are planning on playing Dragons travel teams or any type of elite play in the Winter, the box program is the best way to get prepared for the season. Registration closes on 8/24 and the team will be limited to 15 players. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFO.

 

High School (9th - 12th graders): High school will have a scrimmage on October 17 against one or more teams from the Leverage League. And they will compete in the California Cup in Huntington Beach on October 31 & November 1. If you are planning on playing Dragons travel teams or any type of elite play in the Winter, the box program is the best way to get prepared for the season. Registration closes on 8/24 and the team will be limited to 15 players. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFO.

 

REGISTRATION - There are two registrations for the competition portion of the box program:

 

U11/U13 - This covers the league fees, California Cup, as well as coaching fees for game weekends. Cost is $235. Click HERE to register.

 

U15/HS - This covers the California Cup, scrimmage, as well as coaching fees for game weekends. Cost is $100. Click HERE to register.

 

A quick word of clarification on the cost of box lacrosse. Box lacrosse is more expensive than field lacrosse because there are between 25% to 30% fewer players on a team, depending on how organizations manage their teams. So as a result, a box program is about 25% to 30% more expensive than a field lacrosse program. 

 

California Cup Info - Those of you that played in this tournament last year will remember that the event is held at The Rinks in Huntington Beach, which is a great facility. This year, the following organizations have already confirmed participation: SurfDawgs, Team West Coast, Waves and Encore. Teams that are likely to participate include Booth Indians, Team NorCal, Battle Born Box Lacrosse, Buku and Mad Lax. More info is on the California Cup Website.


by posted 08/05/2015
Dragons App Available - Get It Now!

Keeping track of teams, schedules and fields can be a hassle. We finally have an app that makes all this simpler. Follow the links below to see the League Athletics app in Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Or go straight to the respective app stores from your phone and search for "League Athletics." Once you have the app installed, all you do is sign on with the user ID you use to manage your Dragons account and select "Santa Monica Dragons". The app populates itself and you can see our teams, rosters, schedules, fields and other info.

If you need tech support or want more info, visit the League Athletics mobile app page.

 

Android app on Google Play 


by posted 02/06/2015
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If you are new to the Dragons, this section helps you find information on the site. Many of you will want to know about our background and the environment we create for our families (ABOUT). You may also want to know more about our curriculum (DEVELOPMENT) (ATHLETICS). Next you’ll want to know what types of programs we run, and at what time of the year (SEASON INFO). If you are the parent of a child that has never played before, you probably have basic questions about lacrosse gear, purchasing uniforms and more (FAQ). If you are the parent of a more advanced player, you might be interested in our coaches backgrounds (COACHES). If you have questions that are not answered on the website, feel free to contact us at randy@santamonicadragons.org. When you are ready to register, you can click on the orange button in the upper right. Our registration page contains as many as 15 registrations at a time, so please be sure to scroll down until you see what you are looking for.


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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 

Fall 2015 programs include:

 

- Boys Box Lacrosse

- Boys & Girls Lacrosse 101

- Boys Fall Training Sessions

- Girls Fall Ball

 

For more information CLICK HERE.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

- Travel Team Tryouts for Winter 2015/16

- Elite Tryouts for Winter 2015/16


RECENT ACTIVITIES

 

2015 Philly Final Four Trip

2015 Summer Season

- 2014/15 Winter Season

2014 Box Lacrosse Program

2014 Fall Ball

Lacrosse 101

Athletics & Injury Prevention

2014/15 Tryouts & Assessments

AYL Season Review

 

 

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