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08/28/2016
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08/15/2016
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2016/17 FALL & WINTER PREVIEW
08/09/2016
  Dragons lacrosse has an action-packed program planned for...
Dragons Summer Review
08/09/2016
  On Memorial Day Weekend we kicked off our biggest summer...
FIRE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM - WINTER SEASON TRYOUTS
07/20/2016
  After a very successful inaugural summer tournament season,...
BOX IS BACK! - REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH JULY 25
07/11/2016
  Box lacrosse has become an integral part of a well-rounded...
Dragons Win 6/7 Division At Battle of LA!
06/08/2016
 
Thank You For a Great Spring Season!
06/08/2016
  Spring 2016 marked our 3rd year as a full club, and our...
Kyle Harrison Holds Exclusive Clinic with Dragons
04/08/2016
  In the Fall of 2014, many Dragons players took part in...
Dragons App Available - Get It Now!
02/06/2015
Keeping track of teams, schedules and fields can be a hassle. We...
 
Join Us For The First-Ever Dragons Soulride!

 

 

 

We are kicking off the 2016/17 Santa Monica Dragons fundraising event series!

Event number 1 is the Dragons Soulride at SoulCycle in Santa Monica at 2pm on September 17. We have rented the entire studio for a private ride! 

If you haven’t been to a SoulCycle class, it is truly a different exercise experience. SoulCycle doesn't just change bodies, it changes lives. With inspirational instructors, candlelight, epic spaces, and rocking music, riders can let loose, clear their heads and empower themselves with strength that lasts beyond the studio walls

This event will allow parents and players to get to know each other better and have fun, all while helping the cause. This event is open to all Dragons families, as well as your friends, so please spread the word and get the community engaged. All riders need to be registered by September 12th, so there is no time to waste. This will be a ton of fun but we are counting on your support to make it happen.

100% of proceeds will benefit our 501 c(3) Dragons General Fund which supports our coaches, provides scholarships and financial aid, as well as subsidies to run local rec leagues and free clinics in the community.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this upcoming event!

To reserve your spot, please visit our EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION PAGE. Or visit the site directly at dragonssoulride.eventbrite.com.

Spots are priced between $50 and $100, and the front row is sure to sell quickly. 

If you are new to SoulCycle, you will need to fill out a waiver form to use the facility. The waiver form is available for download HERE.

If you are bringing a minor, you'll need to fill out a minor release form. The release is available for download HERE.

If you have questions about this event, the Dragons program, or would like to make a direct donation, please contact .


by posted 08/28/2016
Fall Registrations Now Open!

 

This page contains info on all open registrations for the Fall period, which includes:

    •    Fall Training (Boys & Girls) - NEW

    •    Santa Barbara Tournament

    •    Defensive Clinic with Will Manning - NEW

    •    Girls Fire Tournament Team Tryouts

    •    Boys Box

 

 

BOYS & GIRLS FALL TRAINING 

 

The Fall Training program consists of 60-minute to 90-minute small group skill training sessions that takes place once-a-week. Fall training works on building strong fundamentals and includes throwing, catching, cradling, ground balls, shooting, dodging and footwork. We also plan on offering a 3v3 tournament for both boys & girls. Fall Training caters primarily to new and intermediate boys and girls in grades 2 through 8. Fall Training is the ideal program to prepare players for joining a team and playing competitively. 

 

Free loaner gear is available (deposit required).

 

Sessions run in September, October and early November and we expect to offer 8-10 sessions per location. The preliminary schedule (subject to change) is as follows: 

 

  • Santa Monica - Sunday mid afternoon
  • Venice/Marina Del Rey - Thursday 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Hancock Park - Saturday afternoon
  • Valley - Saturday or Sunday mid-afternoon
  • South Bay - midweek (time/day TBD)
  • Westchester - midweek (time/day TBD)
  • Mar Vista (pending)

Depending on where you plan on taking Fall Training, you will be able to combine it with the box schedule.

 

  • Cost is $275 for grades 4 through 8 (same as last year). 
  • Cost is $195 for grades 2 & 3
  • First session is free for new players and beginners.
  • Players may attend sessions in multiple locations at no extra charge.
  • Players may pay by session at a cost of $45 per session.
  • PLAYERS THAT PLAN ON PAYING BY SESSION STILL NEED TO REGISTER AND VERIFY THEIR US LACROSSE ID.

Click HERE to register for Fall Training 4th though 8th grade.

Click HERE to register for Fall Training 2nd though 3rd grade.

 

 

 

BOYS FALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS

 

This fall we are happy to introduce a new package called the Fall Tournament Team, which is designed as a supplement to box, and to feed the hunger for fall field lacrosse. It is a very compact program with 4-5 midweek practices in Santa Monica and one tournament: The Santa Barbara Showdown on October 15 & 16, at the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds.

 

We visited the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds 2 years ago for a January tournament and it was one of the nicest venues we had ever played at. The tournament director for the SB Showdown mentioned that they make much better use of the venue than other tournaments in the past. For example, they have a much better vendor area, they open the grandstands to the families, and they also open the bar. The SB Showdown attracts teams from all over SoCal, many of whom we’ve never played before, so overall, this promises to be a great tournament experience.

 

We will be entering 3 teams: high school, 2021/22 Combo (7th & 8th graders) and 2023/24 (5th & 6th graders) Combo.

 

WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING BOX THE THIS WEEKEND TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR PLAYERS TO DO BOTH.

 

Registration is OPEN NOW. There are no tryouts for the Fall Tournament Teams, but we do anticipate the skill level to be intermediate to advanced. This is not a beginner program. You must have at least 2 years of lacrosse experience and have participated in a full tournament season in order to be eligible. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact us at .

 

Click HERE to register for Fall Tournament Team.

 

 

 

BOYS DEFENSIVE CLINIC WITH COACH MANNING

 

Will Manning is the new defensive mastermind at the Dragons. Many of you have met him or been coached by him and know how much lacrosse wisdom he imparts in a short amount of time. Over the summer we received quite a bit of interest in a defensive clinic, and we are happy to be able to offer one before the start of fall.

 

Date is August 27 from 9am to 11am at Airport Park. Cost is $50. Players in grades 4 through 12 are welcome. THIS CLINIC IS OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS, REGARDLESS OF WHICH CLUB YOU PLAY FOR.

 

If you have specific questions regarding this clinic, please contact Coach Manning at

 

Specific training players will receive includes:

  • Clears, Head Fakes and Dodges
  • Checks
  • Footwork
  • Stick Skills & GBs
  • 1 v 1 Defense from X and Up Top
  • 1 v 1 Defense from Goal Line Extended 

Click HERE to register for the D Clinic.

 

 

 

GIRLS WINTER SEASON HIGH SCHOOL FIRE TRYOUTS!

 

After a very successful inaugural summer tournament season, we plan on taking the FIRE program to the next level. We will be attending three marquee tournaments in the SoCal region and would like to invite our most committed and skilled players. 

 

Our winter season will start with a FIRE high school tryout to help our coaching staff get an idea of what our numbers are, and what each girl is able to contribute to the team. Be prepared to bring your A Game and show us what you have! 

 

FIRE Tryout Info:

When: Saturday, September 10th

Location: Marlborough School

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Cost: $35.00 tryout fee (includes a FIRE tryout pinnie)

It will be mandatory for each FIRE player to attend at least two out of the three tournaments listed below:

 

Surfstorm

November 12 & 13, 2016

SoCal Sports Complex

3300 El Corazon Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

 

Oceanside Hustle

December 3 & 4, 2016

SoCal Sports Complex

3300 El Corazon Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

 

Sandstorm 

January 14 & 15, 2017

Empire Polo Club 

Indio, CA 92201

 

Team practices will be held on the weekends to avoid any conflicts with Fall/Winter Sports and will begin in early October.

In addition, this upcoming season we will be blocking off rooms in hotels for each tournament so that our “FIRE Fam" can be housed all in one place. We are very excited to continue this awesome journey with you all and cannot wait to meet back up for tryouts in September! 

 

If you have any questions please contact Coach Meghan at   or visit our website www.santamonicadragons.org

 

Click HERE to register for the Girls Fire Tryouts.

 

 

 

BOYS BOX

 

At the Santa Monica Dragons we’ve been integrating box into our curriculum for 3 years, and we run one of the most robust programs in LA. We started with one box team in 2013 and by 2015 were up to 4 teams and over 90 players.

 

This year we purchased real box goals and box specification goalie gear, which will help raise the experience to a new level. The league also published its division structure. This year there will be HS, JV, 7/8, 5/6 and 3/4. 

 

In order to maximize the experience for our youth players, we will be forming grade level combo teams. This is a new approach for us. It means that younger teams no longer have to worry about getting trounced by their own Dragons teams. For example, in last year's box season, our 6th and 7th grade teams were in the same division and had to play each other, with predictable results. This year, two equal teams will face each other, which we think will up the fun factor and increase the learning.

 

Registration for the 2016 Dragons Box Season closes Sunday night so we can start forming team. Don't get left out. Details below.

 

  • Season duration: August 29th to November 6th
  • Age levels: Intermediate and advanced players in 3rd to 12th grade in the 2016/17 school year.
  • Practice location: Mar Vista Rec Center
  • Practice times: Every Monday or Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm, except holidays such as Columbus Day on October 10th. A specific practice schedule will be posted once we have a better idea of the participation at the different age levels. In general, there will be 2 time slots: 4pm to 5:30pm for 3rd to 6th grades, and 5:30pm to 7pm for 7th grade through HS. Expect to practice once a week.
  • Games: Every weekend in the LA Box League in Torrance starting September 11th and ending November 6th.
  • Registration: This year we are running a tight registration window because we need to give the league an exact team count before August. Registration is HERE.

 

Since box is very specialized and not many organizations are teaching it, our training program is open to players from all clubs, regardless of whether or not you plan on playing with Dragons. And we also allow players to sign up just for the training, without having to play in the games. If you are interested in our “training only” option, please contact us directly:  .

 

We’re looking forward to a great box season!

 

Click HERE to register for Boys Box.

 

 

by posted 08/15/2016
2016/17 FALL & WINTER PREVIEW

 

Dragons lacrosse has an action-packed program planned for the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons designed to provide a pathway for entry level players, as well as offer options for high-end training and tournaments. We also added a new Fall tournament for those that can’t get enough of competitive field lacrosse. Below is a summary of our upcoming activities.


BOYS BOX

We’re in our third year of competitive box and our program is running strong. Practices start in late August, first game is September 11th. For more info click HERE to see the box web page.


BOYS FALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS

This fall we are happy to introduce a new package called the Fall Tournament Team, which is designed as a supplement to box, and to feed the hunger for fall field lacrosse. It is a very compact program with 4-5 midweek practices in Santa Monica and one tournament: The Santa Barbara Showdown on October 15 & 16, at the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds.

We visited the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds 2 years ago for a January tournament and it was one of the nicest venues we had ever played at. The tournament director for the SB Showdown mentioned that they make much better use of the venue than other tournaments in the past. For example, they have a much better vendor area, they open the grandstands to the families, and they also open the bar. The SB Showdown attracts teams from all over SoCal, many of whom we’ve never played before, so overall, this promises to be a great tournament experience.

We will be entering 3 teams: high school, 2021/22 Combo (7th & 8th graders) and 2023/24 (5th & 6th graders) Combo.

Registration is OPEN NOW. There are no tryouts for the Fall Tournament Teams, but we do anticipate the skill level to be intermediate to advanced. This is not a beginner program. You must have at least 2 years of lacrosse experience and have participated in a full tournament season in order to be eligible. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact us at .


FALL TRAINING - (BOYS & GIRLS)

The Fall Training program consists of small group skill training that takes place once-a-week. It caters primarily to new and intermediate boys and girls in grades 2 through 8. Fall Training is the ideal program to prepare players for joining a team and playing competitively. Sessions run in September and October (we may extend into November) and will take place in Santa Monica, LA and the Valley. For the first time ever we will offer free loaner gear and a free trial session for beginners. A specific schedule and location will be announced in the next 7-10 days.


BOYS WINTER TRAVEL SEASON

The schedule for the boys winter season will once again include Vegas and Sandstorm, and we have added Del Mar because it fits well into the calendar this year. The Air Station Shootout will replace last winter’s Oceana Lax Fest.

Blackjack Classic (same as last year’s “2015 Vegas”)
December 3 & 4, 2016
Heritage Park
350 South Racetrack Road
Henderson, NV 89015

Adrenaline Challenge
January 7 & 8, 2016
Del Mar Polo Grounds
14555 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92014

Sandstorm 
January 14 & 15, 2017
Empire Polo Club 
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201

Air Station Shootout
January 21 & 22, 2017
OC Great Park
6950 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618


GIRLS WINTER TRAVEL SEASON

After a very successful inaugural summer tournament season, we plan on taking the girls program to the next level. We will be attending three marquee tournaments in the SoCal region and would like to invite our most committed and skilled players.

Surfstorm
November 12 & 13, 2016
SoCal Sports Complex
3300 El Corazon Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Oceanside Hustle
December 3 & 4, 2016
SoCal Sports Complex
3300 El Corazon Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Sandstorm 
January 14 & 15, 2017
Empire Polo Club 
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201


WINTER LOCAL SEASON (BOYS & GIRLS)

We will once again enter teams in the West LA Winter League. Teams will form in early December and the season lasts from January until the end of February. Expect 1-2 practices a week, depending on the availability of field space. Games take place every Saturday.


by posted 08/09/2016
Dragons Summer Review

 

On Memorial Day Weekend we kicked off our biggest summer tournament season yet with a trip to the NCAA Final Four in Philly. Our summer 2016 program features 11 teams battling it out in 7 tournaments, up and down the California coast, as well as in far flung places such as Denver and Vail. Below are some snapshots from our different stops.

 

 


by posted 08/09/2016
FIRE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM - WINTER SEASON TRYOUTS

 

After a very successful inaugural summer tournament season, we plan on taking the FIRE program to the next level. We will be attending three marquee tournaments in the SoCal region and would like to invite our most committed and skilled players. 

 

Our winter season will start with a FIRE high school tryout to help our coaching staff get an idea of what our numbers are, and what each girl is able to contribute to the team. Be prepared to bring your A Game and show us what you have! 

 

FIRE Tryout Info:

When: Saturday, September 10th

Location: Marlborough School

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Cost: $35.00 tryout fee (includes a FIRE tryout pinnie)

 

It will be mandatory for each FIRE player to attend at least two out of the three tournaments listed below:

 

Surfstorm

November 12 & 13, 2016

SoCal Sports Complex

3300 El Corazon Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

 

Oceanside Hustle

December 3 & 4, 2016

SoCal Sports Complex

3300 El Corazon Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

 

Sandstorm 

January 14 & 15, 2017

Empire Polo Club 

Indio, CA 92201

 

Team practices will be held on the weekends to avoid any conflicts with Fall/Winter Sports and will begin in early October.

 

In addition, this upcoming season we will be blocking off rooms in hotels for each tournament so that our “FIRE Fam" can be housed all in one place. We are very excited to continue this awesome journey with you all and cannot wait to meet back up for tryouts in September! 

 

If you have any questions please contact Coach Meghan at or visit our website www.santamonicadragons.org


by posted 07/20/2016
BOX IS BACK! - REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH JULY 25

 

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. 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.

 

At the Santa Monica Dragons we’ve been taking this approach to integrating box into our curriculum for 3 years, and we run one of the most robust programs in LA. We started with one box team in 2013 and by 2015 were up to 4 teams and over 90 players.

 

Last season Dragons made quite a few appearances on the home page of MaxLaxLA.com. Our JV team won its division in the LA Box League, and both our 7th and 8th Grade won their California Cup divisions.

 

 

 

 

 

Registration for the 2016 Dragons Box Season is now open. Details below.

 

  • Season duration: August 29th to November 6th
  • Age levels: Intermediate and advanced players in 3rd to 12th grade in the 2016/17 school year.
  • Practice location: Mar Vista Rec Center
  • Practice times: Every Monday and Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm, except holidays such as Columbus Day on October 10th. A specific practice schedule will be posted once we have a better idea of the participation at the different age levels. In general, there will be 2 time slots: 4pm to 5:30pm for 3rd to 6th grades, and 5:30pm to 7pm for 7th grade through HS. Expect to practice once a week.
  • Games: Every weekend in the LA Box League in Torrance starting September 11th and ending November 6th.
  • Registration: This year we are running a tight registration window because we need to give the league an exact team count before August. Registration is HERE.

Since box is very specialized and not many organizations are teaching it, our training program is open to players from all clubs, regardless of whether or not you plan on playing with Dragons. And we also allow players to sign up just for the training, without having to play in the games. If you are interested in our “training only” option, please contact us directly: .

 

We’re looking forward to a great box season!

 

Below are two clips from prior seasons so you can see what box games and box practices are like.

 

Sights And Sounds Of Box - U13 from randy grube on Vimeo.

Dragons Box Clinic With Zack Greer - 5th & 6th Grade Session from randy grube on Vimeo.


by posted 07/11/2016
Dragons Win 6/7 Division At Battle of LA!

 


by posted 06/08/2016
Thank You For a Great Spring Season!

 

Spring 2016 marked our 3rd year as a full club, and our upward momentum continues. We fielded a record 13 boys & girls teams for almost 200 players; we once again got 3 teams into the championship round of the LAYLL (more than any other club); we ran our own girls rec league, as well as our first-ever girls 3v3 tournament. To say that we were busy is an understatement. And we got the summer off to a very good start by more than doubling the size of our high school program, and fielding our first-ever girls high school team.

Congratulations to our Dragons families for all your accomplishments this Spring, and THANK YOU for all your support throughout the season. We could not do this without you and we look forward to seeing you on the field again this summer. As a little keep-sake, we posted pictures of all our teams into this e-mail. Enjoy.

If you are interested in our summer local and travel teams for boys and girls, please click HERE.

If you are interested in our Summer Camp for boys and girls, please click HERE


by posted 06/08/2016
Kyle Harrison Holds Exclusive Clinic with Dragons

 

In the Fall of 2014, many Dragons players took part in an injury prevention class taught by Kyle Harrison. Since then, Kyle Harrison has moved to Charlotte, NC, and K18 sightings have become increasingly rare in LA. So we were especially excited when he reached out to our athletic director Erik Krum to set up an exclusive Dragons clinic on his most recent trip. The invite-only event took place April 5th at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, and was open to twenty 7th and 8th graders. 

 

The clinic was an amazing, fast-paced experience that was full of technical know-how and lacrosse IQ, but also highly motivational. Two hours flew by and seemed like minutes. And each player went home with a huge smile on his face, exhausted, and a lot wiser.

 

We are glad we were able to provide this experience to our families. And we will continue to bring special events like this to the Dragons, as more and more lacrosse personalities reach out to athletic director Erik Krum.

 

To see what the clinic was like, please take a look at the video below.

 

 


by posted 04/08/2016
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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This section will help you find your way around our site. Everything can be accessed with 1 click via the 8 navigation tabs at the top of the page. The primary tabs are ABOUT, PROGRAMS and USEFUL STUFF.

ABOUT contains info on how we got started, our philosophy, our coaches, the championships we've won and how to contact us.

Under the PROGRAMS tab you can read up on what and how we teach, and what we offer each season. And if you are a new parent, it will explain our annual calendar, as well as the development path we've created for new players and the system we created to support advanced players.

USEFUL STUFF is just that, links to our store, information on the fields we play on, a new parent FAQ and more.

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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