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LAYLL Season Recap
05/19/2015
On May 17 the Santa Monica Dragons closed out the 2015 LAYLL spring...
Boys Summer Camp Is Here!
05/07/2015
  Fire Lacrosse Camp is a new summer camp open to all players...
Dragons Gold Club Launches
04/20/2015
  As part of our athletics program we are proud to announce...
Greg Gurenlian and FOA Are Back!!
04/20/2015
  On May 27 we will replace our regular practice with a special...
Dragons Girls Kick Off Competition Program
04/20/2015
  The Dragons girls lacrosse program is entering the next phase....

04/20/2015
  Part of the ongoing mission at the Santa Monica Dragons...
We're Going To Philly!!!
04/10/2015
  Dragons 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four Trip Overview   We...
Dragons Publishes Teaching Methodology
02/10/2015
360º Player Development Methodology™   Our mission...
 
LAYLL Season Recap

On May 17 the Santa Monica Dragons closed out the 2015 LAYLL spring season with a U9, U11, U13 and U15 team in each of the divisional championship games. After the dust settled we took home two trophies and just missed on the other two.

 

Our 2/3 Green brought secured an impressive U9 championship victory against Leverage, in which they were able to show off the progress they had made since the winter. The third place finish by our 2/3 Blue shows how balanced our teams were and that our approach of fielding two equal teams, rather than an A and B, paid off. Our 4/5 Blue picked right up where last year’s 5th grade team left off, with a resounding victory over a strong Culver City team to clinch the U11 championship. 6/7 played SBLC to a tie in regulation and pulled out an amazing overtime victory to end in 3rd place in the U13 division. 6 Blue played one of their best halves of lacrosse this year, holding Factory’s older 7th grade team to a 4-4 tie at halftime, but eventually succumbing to the older team to finish second in U13. Again, the 2-3 finish shows the balance within the organization. 8 Blue played an amazing game against Factory and was ahead for most of the contest, but lost 9-8 in the final minutes of the game, in what can only be described as a heart-breaker. 4/5 Green, 6 Green and 8 Green all played their hearts out and notched victories in their consolation games over the last two weeks to represented the Dragons well. The league doesn’t rank the National Division teams so we don’t know where we ended up relative to other teams.

 

Our players put forth a strong and focused effort during the spring season and we are very proud of all of them. Our parents deserve a huge thank you for supporting the players and the Dragons organization over the last few months. We couldn’t do this without you! 

 

Thank you everyone for a great season.

 

Dragons Coaches & Staff


by posted 05/19/2015
Boys Summer Camp Is Here!

 

Fire Lacrosse Camp is a new summer camp open to all players from the LA area. It is run by the  same professional staff that runs the Santa Monica Dragons and focuses on the highest level of player development packaged into an exciting learning environment. In our inaugural year we are presenting two distinct offerings:

 

Elite Training Camp - This camp is open to advanced players in 4th through 8th grades. It runs from July 7 - 10 from 9am to 2pm. Elite Training Camp focuses on advanced skills development and positional training, as well as offensive and defensive strategies. A curriculum overview is at the end of this document.

 

Extravaganza Camp - This camp is open to players of all skill levels in 2nd through 8th grades. It runs from July 13 - 16 from 9am to 2pm. Extravaganza Camp focuses on the development of general lacrosse skills combined with summer lax excitement. A curriculum overview is at the end of this document.

 

 

Camp Details

 

Dates & Times: 

  • Elite Training Camp: Tuesday, July 7 to Friday, July 10 
  • Extravaganza Camp - Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16 
  • Camp hours are 9am to 2pm
  • Morning program: 9am to 11am
  • Lunch: 11am to 12pm
  • Afternoon program: 12pm to 2pm

 

Location:

Calvary Christian School

701 Palisades Dr

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

 

 

Lunch: Please send your campers with a bag lunch and plenty of water. Snacks, water and sports drinks will also be offered for sale on site.

 

What To Bring:

  • Lacrosse gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Spare shorts & t-shirt
  • Hat
  • Cleats & running shoes

Cost:

Elite Training Camp: $350 - Click HERE to register 

Extravaganza Camp: $350 - Click HERE to register

 

Coaches:

 

  • Erik Krum - Active MLL player (Ohio Machine), 3x National Champion (Salisbury), 1st Team All-American, Santa Monica Dragons Athletic Director since 2013

 

  • Matt Cannone - 2x National Champion (Salisbury), national leader in points (2012), DIII Attackman of the Year (2012), 1st Team All-American, offensive specialist, drafted by NY Lizzards, offensive coordinator for Salisbury (3 years), full-time youth coach since 2014

 

  • Nick Mooney - 2x National Champion (Salisbury), Team Captain (2011), All American, defensive specialist, assistant coach at Widener University, full time youth coach since 2013

 

  • Dean Rossi - 3x National Champion (Salisbury), 1st Team All American, Short Stick Specialist Player of the Year, professional teacher, full time youth lacrosse coach since 2014

 

  • Lantz Carter - 2x National Champion (Salisbury), played in NALL, midfield specialist, full time youth lacrosse coach since 2013

 

Fire Lacrosse Elite Training Camp

Advanced Players Only - 4th Through 8th Grades

 

Date: July 7-10, 2015

 

Time: 

  • 9am - 2pm daily
  • Morning session: 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Lunch: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Afternoon session: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Daily Schedule - Tuesday July 7th

Morning session consists of individual skills session grouped by position

  • Attack: stick protection, dodging from x, inside shooting, outside shooting, the island, and positional knowledge
  • Midfield: stick protection, dodging from up top, shooting on the run,  time & room shooting, man to man defense, face-off wing play and positional knowledge
  • Defense: stick handling, stick checks, man to man defense, ground ball work, long passes, sliding, and positional knowledge
  • Goalie: footwork, positioning, hand-eye coordination, clearing passing and positional knowledge

Afternoon session consists of team sessions grouped by age/grade

  • Team Play: 2v2, 3v3, 4v3, 5v4, 6v5, 6v6
  • Half field scrimmage

Daily Schedule - Wednesday July 8th

Morning session consists of individual skills session grouped by position

  • Attack, Midfield, Defense, Goalies
  • Attack vs Defense: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, riding and clearing
  • Midfield vs Midfield: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, face-offs and wing play 

Afternoon session consists of team sessions grouped by age/grade

  • Team play
  • Full field: Fast breaks and scrimmage

Daily Schedule - Thursday July 9th

Morning session consists of individual skills session grouped by position

  • Skills testing: wall ball testing, shooting accuracy, face offs, radar gun (fastest shot)
  • Attack vs Defense
  • Midfield vs Midfield

Afternoon session consists of team sessions grouped by age/grade

  • Team play
  • Full field
  • Games

Daily Schedule - Friday July 10th

Morning Session consists of team sessions grouped by age/grade 

  • Attack vs Defense
  • Midfield vs Midfield
  • Man-up/Man Down - 6v5

Afternoon session consists of team sessions grouped by age/grade

  • Team play
  • Games
  • Camp awards & prizes 

 

 

Fire Lacrosse Camp Extravaganza

All Skill Levels - 2nd through 8th Grades

 

Dates: July 13 -16, 2015

 

Times:

  • 9am - 2pm daily
  • Morning session: 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Lunch: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Afternoon session: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

 

Daily Schedule - Monday July 13th

Morning session consists of skill work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Stick skills: Passing drills, Dodging Drills, Shooting Drills, Footwork
  • Lacrosse activity: Dodge Ball, Sharks and Minnows

Afternoon session consists of team sessions grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Competitive drills: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v3,5v4
  • Team play: Mini scrimmage, steal the Bacon
  • Camp awards for the day

Daily Schedule - Tuesday July 14th

Morning session consists of skill work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Stick skills
  • Lacrosse activity: dodgeball, musical ground balls, coaches choice
  • Competitive drills

Afternoon session consists of team work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Team play
  • Trick shot competition
  • Stick trick competition
  • Camp awards for the day

Daily Schedule - Wednesday July 15th

Morning session consists of skill work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Skills testing: wall ball, shooting accuracy with targets & water balloons, fastest shot with radar gun
  • Competitive drills
  • Lacrosse activity: Coaches choice

Afternoon session consists of team work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Mini stick game tournament 
  • Camp awards for the day

Daily Schedule - Thursday July 16th

Morning session consists of skill work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Stick skills
  • Lacrosse activity
  • Alternate game play: Flag football, capture the flag, etc.

Afternoon session consists of team work grouped by age/grade or skill level

  • Team play
  • Campers vote on last activity
  • Camp awards 

by posted 05/07/2015
Dragons Gold Club Launches

 

As part of our athletics program we are proud to announce the launch of the Dragons Gold Club. This is a testing regimen designed to measure the improvement of our players and to motivate them to work harder. The standards designed by the coaches are purposely difficult to attain. If your player has what it takes to make the Gold Club, that should be considered a significant achievement. Membership in the Gold Club will be rewarded with a limited edition shirt. The first testing day is April 25 as part of our regular practice.

 

 

Dragons Gold Club First Test Day from randy grube on Vimeo.


by posted 04/20/2015
Greg Gurenlian and FOA Are Back!!

 

On May 27 we will replace our regular practice with a special clinic by The Face Off Academy to up our face-off game. The session will run from 6pm to 9pm at SamoHi and the cost is $100. There will be no regular practice. Greg Gurenlian, Chris Mattes and Jerry Ragonese, all active MLL players, will fly out from NY to conduct this session. Below are details:

 

Eligible Players: Face Off Academy has recommended that we include 5th grade and above. If your son is in 2/3 or 4th, please consult your coach to see if this is something appropriate. This is a VERY demanding 3-hour session that requires a lot of mental focus. It will be difficult for younger players to keep it together for this long and we can’t have disruptions. This clinic is limited to 60 players. Priority will be given to Dragons. If we have empty spots we will welcome guest players that meet the required criteria.

 

Registration: All players must be registered online by May 8. Click HERE to register.

 

 

Below is more info on The Face Off Academy

 

Greg Gurenlian

 

Jerry Ragonese

 

Chris Mattes

 

The Face Off Academy is dedicated to developing the lacrosse skills of every athlete through the highest quality of instruction. We strive to create well-rounded athletes with the ability to contribute to their teams offensively, defensively, and at the faceoff x. While physical skills are important, The Face Off Academy recognizes that many times the mental game can be the difference between a good player and an elite player. Therefore, we place great emphasis on strengthening these skills. Although lacrosse is our main focus, we also seek to develop young men of character. The Face Off Academy, above all else, takes pride in developing young men who are confident, and believe in hard work and discipline.

 

The Face Off Academy focuses on developing the following core techniques:

 

  • Stance
  • Moves
  • Counters
  • Groundball Work
  • Wing Play
  • Stickwork
  • Shooting (ie. on the run) 
  • Lacrosse IQ

 

Most importantly, The Face Off Academy believes in live repetition as a way to improve as a face off specialist.


by posted 04/20/2015
Dragons Girls Kick Off Competition Program

 

The Dragons girls lacrosse program is entering the next phase. Last Sunday, April 19, we started playing 4v4 games to prepare the girls for competing against other teams. We chose this format because of the many advantages it offers versus traditional full-field games.

  • The smaller space, forces kids to play good lacrosse
  • It provides more reps in front of the goal, which creates more teaching moments. You’re basically playing the most important part of the game and cutting out the transitions.
  • Coaches can see everything and provide more guidance
  • Kids spend more time playing lacrosse and less time running around playing “field hockey”
  • Coaches can group kids by skill, size, physical ability and any number of parameters
  • Kids get more playing time, more touches
  • This format forces kids to play their positions, not chase the ball

We had a blast and hope that other organizations can soon join us. Below is a video of the first day.

 

 

 


by posted 04/20/2015

 

Part of the ongoing mission at the Santa Monica Dragons is to use lacrosse to help kids attain better outcomes. Last year we helped spawn a new organization called City Lacrosse that focuses solely on bringing lacrosse to inner city kids in LA. At present City Lacrosse works with the ICEF group of charter schools to conduct once-a-week lacrosse training in PE, and once-a-week team practices at Crenshaw HS. Our coaches have been involved from the beginning and are an instrumental part of getting this program off the ground. It is still early days but it has already been a rewarding experience and we've made many new friends. Below is a video clip that shows some of the first few practices. Please note how many girls are involved!

 

 


by posted 04/20/2015
We're Going To Philly!!!

 

Dragons 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four Trip Overview

 

We are planning a multi-day, action-packed trip to Philly to play some games against good teams, watch some of the best lacrosse in the country, and to get immersed in Old World culture, as well as the East Coast lacrosse experience. The planned portion of the trip will be Saturday and Sunday, and coaches will be in attendance both days. However, participants are welcome to arrive earlier and stay longer. The trip includes tailgating at the stadium, watching some Final Four games, eating cheesesteaks, playing some games against good East Coast teams and offers plenty of opportunities to sightsee around historic Philadelphia. See below for details.

 

 

A quick word on the games. From the beginning we’ve been trying to accommodate as many travel teams as possible. But since these games are privately organized and not part of a league or tournament, we are working with friends of friends to get this set up, secure field space, etc. As it worked out, the friends on the Philly side have sons in 5th and 6th grade, so it was simple to set games for 4/5 Blue and 6 Blue. There is no built-in 8th grade connection so we are still working on games for 8 Blue. Hopefully we’ll have something in another week, and if not, we will let you know. 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Friday, May 22

  • Arrival day. 

 

Saturday, May 23

  • 10:00am - Tailgating in the Lincoln Financial Field Plaza and Fan Fest activities in Lot K. Feel free arrive at your leisure. Tailgating goes on most of the day.
  • 12:00pm - Lunch served at the Dragons tent
  • TBD - Visit by Steve Stenersen, CEO of US Lacrosse to talk about developments in the sport, safety, as well as the changing landscape of recruiting.
  • 1:00pm - Div I Semi-Final Game 1                                
  • 3:30pm - Div I Semi-Final Game 2 (optional)
  • Cheese Steak dinner at either Tony Luke’s, Pat’s or Geno’s. This will be very informal and you’ll be responsible for getting yourselves there.                    

 

Sunday, May 24

  • 10:00am to 2:00pm - 3 games per team in Radnor. Games for 4/5 Blue and 6 Blue versus St. Catherine’s (Canada), Radnor Town Team and Conestoga Town Team. Plans for 8 Blue TBD.
  • 1:00pm Div II Championship Game (optional)                           
  • 4:00pm Div III Championship Game (optional)

 

Monday, May 25

  • 10:00am - Tailgating in the Lincoln Financial Field Plaza and Fan Fest activities (optional)
  • TBD - Possible informal tour of University of Pennsylvania athletic facilities and Franklin Field (optional)
  • TBD - “Rocky Run” at the Philadelphia Art Museum (kids might need to see the movie first…)
  • 1:00pm - DI championship game (optional)

 

Somewhere in this itinerary we will also try to get a DI coach and/or former World Team player to meet the boys. We’re still working on details.

 

 

 

Hotels

 

We decided to look for hotels in Philly’s City Centre, with really easy access to all the sightseeing and historical sights. This maximizes the overall experience and seems more worthwhile since we are making quite a long trip. 

 

However, this is a VERY busy weekend in Philadelphia. We tried securing room blocks at several hotels but were unsuccessful because the hotels are full. We were able to secure a block of 20 rooms at the Radisson Blu, so book quickly if you are interested. Rooms are $150 a night and are held under “Santa Monica Dragons”. Rooms are available for booking Monday 4/13.

 

The only major drawback to the Radisson Blu is that it does not have a pool. But then, most hotel pools in Philly are indoors anyway, so sitting by the pool isn’t quite what we might expect. If you want a hotel with a pool, the Hyatt has rooms available on an individual basis. The Hyatt is close to the Radisson Blu. The Hyatt is a smaller hotel and has only 175 or so rooms, and they are almost sold out for Saturday night. Prices start at around $250 for a room with a King bed.

 

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel

220 South 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: (215) 735-6000

Room rates: $150 per night for double room

http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-philadelphia

 

Hyatt at The Bellevue 

200 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19102

Tel: (215) 893-1234

Room rates: $225+ for a king room

http://philadelphia.bellevue.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?src=agn_mls_hyt_lclb_gplaces_belle 

 

 

 

 

Tickets

 

We have organized a group ticket block in club level seating sections C20 and C24. Tickets are $135 and are good for all 3 days. Seats are midfield and are larger and offer better padding than regular seats. Here is a description of club level seating from the website:

 

Eagles Club Seat members have access to 40,000 square foot climate controlled lounges that were completely renovated for the 2014 season. The renovation will give Club Seat members expanded food and beverage options. In addition, the renovation included new carpet, flooring, paint, Eagles imagery, new furniture, larger televisions and three (3) 16 x 19’ LED video boards.

 

Tickets need to be placed as a group order ahead of time by the registration deadline (see below), and will be handed out at practice before we depart for Philly.

 

There are obviously cheaper options available, but based on the feedback we’ve had from people that have attended the event and this stadium multiple times, we don’t want to sit in the sun and we don’t want to sit in the end zone areas. We figured that if we are making the effort to fly all the way to Philly for this, we might as well enjoy our time in the stadium.

 

 

 

 

Tailgating & Parking

 

Tailgating at the Final Four is a big part of the event. The venue has a large Fan Festival set up in Lot K with all kinds of activities open to everyone. There is plenty to do and many people to meet. Dragons will be renting a 20 x 20 tent that we will use as a home base while at the stadium. The tent will be set up Saturday, Sunday and Monday. However, we will only provide food and programming on Saturday. Lunch on Saturday will be catered and include chicken cutlet sandwiches, hoagie trays, pasta salad, fruit bowl, vegetable trays and drinks (you’re on your own for alcohol). 

 

 

Parking is available in the outlying lots and prices vary. There is a $50 weekend parking pass available for purchase but it does not have to be bought in advance. The venue has a very informative web page with parking info and directions at: http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/parking/

 

 

 

Registration

 

Registration for the Philly Final Four Trip is a TWO PART PROCESS through our website. Step 1 is to register your player (if your player is playing in the games) on the Dragons registration page. Step 2 is to complete the Non-Player Registration in our online store.

 

The reason we are splitting the registration into PLAYER and NON-PLAYER is to be able to accommodate families that are making the trip and are playing in games, as well as those that are not. And we want to give families the flexibility of bringing as many or few members along as possible. 

 

Registration will close on 4/15 so we can get an accurate headcount for tickets, food, tailgating, etc. There are two parts to the registration:

 

 

Player Registration

 

This registration needs to be completed for every player participating in our Sunday games.

 

This registration includes:

 

1. Coaches travel, lodging and stipend

2. Field rental

3. Insurance

4. Ref fees

5. ONE 3-day club level ticket for the NCAA Final Four

6. 3-day access to the Dragons tailgating tent

7. Catered lunch and refreshments on Saturday in the Dragons tailgating tent

 

Cost is $500 per player.

 

This registration covers ONLY THE PLAYER. Parents, siblings and other family members and friends should purchase the Non-Player Registration from our online store. You’ll need to purchase 1 Non-Player Registration per person.

 

If you are coming along just to hang out, have fun, sight-see and watch some good lacrosse, you only need to purchase the Non-Player Registration for each person attending.

 

CLICK HERE REGISTER MY PLAYER NOW

 

 

Non-Player Registration

 

This package is for parents, siblings, friends and players not participating in the Sunday games.

 

This registration includes:

 

1. ONE 3-day club level ticket for the NCAA Final Four

2. 3-day access to the Dragons tailgating tent

3. Catered lunch and refreshments on Saturday in the Dragons tailgating tent

 

Cost is $250 per person.

 

If you are registering for a player that is participating in the Sunday games THIS IS NOT YOUR REGISTRATION. You need to complete the Player Registration. If you are a parent, or buying tickets for family members and friends, THIS IS YOUR REGISTRATION.

 

As an example of how the registration works, if you are one adult traveling with your son, you need to purchase 1 Player Registration and 1 Non-Player registration, for a total of $750. If you are bringing additional family members, please be sure to purchase a Non-Player registration for each of them.

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE NON-PLAYER REGISTRATION NOW

 

 

Appendix (Useful Links For Sightseeing Etc.)

 

Lincoln Financial Field

1 Lincoln Financial Field Way

Philadelphia, PA 19147

http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com

 

Hyatt at The Bellevue 

200 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19102

Tel: (215) 893-1234

http://philadelphia.bellevue.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?src=agn_mls_hyt_lclb_gplaces_belle

 

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel

220 South 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: (215) 735-6000

Room rates:

http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-philadelphia

 

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill 

One Dock Street, (2nd and Walnut Streets)

Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Phone: (215) 238-6000

http://www.sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com

 

Tony Luke's Lincoln Financial Field - Home of the Philadelphia Eagles

Section 114, 1020 Pattison Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19148

Phone: (215) 339-6700

http://www.tonylukes.com

 

Pat’s King of Steaks

1237 E. Passyunk Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19147

http://www.patskingofsteaks.com/index.html

 

Geno’s Steaks

9th and Passyunk

1219 South 9th St

Philadelphia PA, 19147

(215) 389-0659

http://www.genosteaks.com

 

Academy of Natural Science

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

http://www.ansp.org

 

Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St. 

Philadelphia, PA 19103

https://www.fi.edu

 

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/what-to-see/

 

Love Park

John F Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St.

Philadelphia,  PA 19102

http://www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/philadelphia/love-park/

 

Penn’s Landing

Delaware River from Market to Lombard Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

http://www.visitphilly.com/outdoor-activities/philadelphia/penns-landing/

 

Philadelphia Art Museum

26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19130

http://www.philamuseum.org

 

Independence Hall

Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19106

http://www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm

 

Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

http://muttermuseum.org

 

South Street

Old City 

Philadelphia, PA 19147

http://southstreet.com

 

Yards Brewing Company

901 N. Delaware Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

http://www.yardsbrewing.com


by posted 04/10/2015
Dragons Publishes Teaching Methodology

360º Player Development Methodology™

 

Our mission is to develop complete athletes through the sport of lacrosse. The 360º Player Development Methodology™ (“360” or “360 Methodology”) focuses on 6 Core Components that make up player development: athletics, stick skills, edge, game IQ, team concepts and conduct. 360 is more comprehensive than traditional lacrosse training. It ensures a balanced approach to training players and provides a high degree of transferability. That means what a player learns with 360 also works to enhance other sports experiences. It is much more than just an investment into lacrosse. Below is a list of the specific elements that make up the 6 Core Components of the 360 Methodology.

 

Athletics

  • Acceleration
  • Top speed
  • Lateral movement
  • Stop and go ability
  • Change of direction
  • Backwards movement
  • Conditioning
  • Footspeed
  • Physical toughness
  • Mental toughness

Game IQ

  • Position play
  • Game strategy
  • Ability to adapt
  • Plays
  • Offensive sets
  • Man up, man down

 

Stick Skills

  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Cradling
  • Shooting
  • Ground Balls
  • Throwing Checks
  • Proficiency with BOTH hands

Team Concepts

  • Leadership
  • Family
  • Identity
  • Focus
  • Consistency
  • Positive attitude
  • Work habits
  • The journey versus the goal

 

Edge

  • Putting in extra work off the field when nobody is watching

Conduct 

  • “Do the right thing”
  • “Leave the place better than you found it”
  • Applying conduct to BOTH on- and off-field activities

 

The application of the 6 Core Components for different age levels is managed through the 360 Curriculum. The specific application of the 360 Curriculum at practices and games is conducted via Practice Plans, which in turn are made up of Drills.

 


by posted 02/10/2015
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