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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...
2016 FIRE BOYS & GIRLS SUMMER CAMP
05/27/2016
  Boys & Girls • 2nd Through 8th Grades • Beginner...
New Dragons Spirit Wear For Our Families
05/12/2016
  Almost every practice we get asked by a player or parent...
Dragons HS Summer Program
05/12/2016
  DRAGONS SUMMER 2016 HIGH SCHOOL TRAVEL TEAMS   Santa...
Dragons Return To NCAA Final Four!
05/12/2016
  The Santa Monica Dragons will return to the 2016 NCAA Final...
Girls 3v3 Tournament
05/12/2016
As we continue to grow and develop the Dragons girls program, we...
Dragons Girls Program Firing On All Cylinders!
05/01/2016
  The spring has brought tremendous growth and excitement to...
Kyle Harrison Holds Exclusive Clinic with Dragons
04/08/2016
  In the Fall of 2014, many Dragons players took part in...
Dragons Sweep Oceana Lax Fest
01/27/2016
 
7th Grade Travel Team (2021) Wins Sand Storm 2016
01/26/2016
 
Dragons App Available - Get It Now!
02/06/2015
Keeping track of teams, schedules and fields can be a hassle. We...
 
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
2016 FIRE BOYS & GIRLS SUMMER CAMP

 

Boys & Girls • 2nd Through 8th Grades • Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced Players

 

Fire Lacrosse Summer Camp is the only comprehensive lacrosse camp in West LA. We offer morning classes for younger players and full sessions for grades 4 through 8. Fire Lacrosse Camp mixes the right blend of fun and training for all skill levels and boys & girls. Whether you are just interested in trying the sport of lacrosse, or are serious about improving your skills, and training with the best coaches, this is the place to be. Our coaching staff is among the best on the West Coast and includes DIII national championship winners, pro players, DI players and All Americans, all of whom are dedicated to youth lacrosse:

 

Erik Krum - Salisbury University, 3x National Champion, played in the MLL and LXM

Matt Cannone - Salisbury University, 2x National Champion, DIII Attackman of the Year

Lantz Carter - Salisbury University, 2x National Champion, played in NALL

Will Manning - Colgate University, DIII defensive coordinator at Whittier College

James Burton - Salisbury University, 2016 National Champion - starting midfielder

Meghan Toomey - Salisbury University, 2x National Champion

Maddy Morrissey - Duke University, Ranked in the top 25 all-time for goals and assists

 

Dates: July 18-21

Location: Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California St., Venice, CA 90291

Check-In: 8:30am

2nd & 3rd Graders (all skill levels): 9am to 11am - $175 for all 4 days

4th to 8th Grade Beginner Players: 9am to 2pm - $225 for all 4 day

4th to 8th Graders Intermediate & Advanced Players: 9am to 2pm - $350 for all 4 days

Lunch: 11am to 12pm - Campers provide their own lunch

Equipment: Some loaner gear will be available for beginners

 

 

by posted 05/27/2016
New Dragons Spirit Wear For Our Families

 

Almost every practice we get asked by a player or parent if we have certain items available for purchase. We usually don't, so we decided to do something about it by starting an ONLINE STORE for our families. Now you have access to a full line of garments and designs in many styles and colors. The store offers 100% cotton, 50/50 and tri-blend t-shirts, zip hoodies, regular hoodies, both in light and heavy weights, tank tops and even sweats. The Dragons Online Store is a direct-to-garment set up. That means each garment is printed in your style when you order. This allows us to offer a lot of choices we normally couldn't if we had to make the apparel ourselves. All the profits from the store go to the Dragons Development Fund that helps support the growth of our organization.


by posted 05/12/2016
Dragons HS Summer Program

 

DRAGONS SUMMER 2016 HIGH SCHOOL TRAVEL TEAMS

 

Santa Monica Dragons high school lacrosse has come a long way since we fielded our first team in the winter of 2014/15. We are excited about our upcoming summer program, which has a renewed emphasis on player development and recruiting. We’ve assembled a top notch, 6-person coaching staff, that covers all positions. And our coaches are ready to put their collective relationships to work for our players.

 

We have also optimized our schedule to support our efforts to get players recruited. For a high school player, his club travel team is only one of several outlets he will utilize over a summer in an effort to get noticed. Our new schedule is based entirely in California, making it very affordable and easy to attend. This frees up time and resources for elite opportunities such as showcases and East Coast tournaments. At the same time, we picked the highest caliber events with the most recruiting opportunities inside California. Our tournament schedule is as follows:

 

  • Summer Storm, June 11 & 12, SoCal Sports Complex, Oceanside, CA
  • Pacific Lax Festival, June 25 & 26, San Diego, CA
  • Riptide, July 8 - 10, Del Mar Polo Grounds, San Diego, CA

 

Practices start Wednesday, May 25th at Santa Monica HS. Practice schedule through Summer Storm is:

 

  • Wednesday, May 25th, 7pm to 9pm
  • Friday, May 27th, 7pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, May 28th, 4pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday, June 1, 7pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, June 4, 4pm to 6pm

 

Additional practices will be scheduled in the next 7-10 days, when we receive our allocation from the city. We anticipate 2 weekday sessions per week. 

 

Registration is now open. Prices go up May 15. To register, please click HERE. The registration you are looking for is called: 

 

BOYS SUMMER 2016 8TH GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOL TRAVEL TEAM REGISTRATION

 

If you have questions or would like to nominate a player for consideration, please do not hesitate to e-mail or .

 

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER COACHING STAFF

 

ERIK KRUM (Offense - Attack) - 2x high school All-American (2006 & 2007), 3x National Champion (Salisbury), 1st Team All-American (2012), LXM Pro player (Team Maverick), MLL player (Ohio Machine), full-time Santa Monica Dragons Athletic Director since 2012, head coach Harvard Westlake School.

 

KEVIN DONOVAN (Offense - Midfield) - Patriot League Champion (Lehigh University 2012), Patriot League Academic Honors, Lehigh Leadership Council, offensive coordinator at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (built #1 ranked offense), Dragons coach since 2015, head coach at Palisades Charter High School.

 

MATT CANNONE (Offense/Defense) - 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), coached for Team 91 in Long Island, full-time Dragons coach since 2014, Harvard Westlake School offensive coordinator.

 

WILL MANNING (Defense) - HS All-American (2008), Nassau County Defensive Player of the Year (2008), 4 year starter at Colgate (DI) as starting LSM/defenseman, ranked #9 in the nation (2012), advanced to NCAA Quarter Finals (2012), Dragons coach since 2015, defensive coordinator at DIII Whittier College.

 

MIKE LEVIN (Goalie) - Grew up in Rochester, NY. High School All-American in lacrosse. All-American at DI Brown in 2002 and 2004, All-Ivy League performer from 2002-2004, New England Player of the Year in 2004. Major League Lacrosse (MLL) from 2004 to 2010, MLL All-Star in 2006 and 2009, 2 MLL championships - Rochester Rattlers (2008), Chesapeake Bayhawks (2010). Dragons coach since 2014.

 

ERNEST MELERO (Face Off) - Helped lead Manual Arts High School to its first two winning seasons. All-American (2010) his senior year. Recruited to DIII Tufts University (2011-2014) where he won 4 NESCAC Championships and one National Championship. Face off specialist. Dragons coach since 2015.

 

Registration is now open. Prices go up May 15. To register, please click HERE. The registration you are looking for is called: 

 

BOYS SUMMER 2016 8TH GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOL TRAVEL TEAM REGISTRATION

 

by posted 05/12/2016
Dragons Return To NCAA Final Four!

 

The Santa Monica Dragons will return to the 2016 NCAA Final Four in 2016. Dates for the trip are May 27 to May 30. This year we will be taking our 4/5 Blue (2023/24), 6 Blue (2022) and 7 Blue (2021) travel teams. We anticipate playing 2-3 games per team, spread out over Sunday and Monday. Of course we'll be watching the NCAA Championships, tailgate and sight see again. And we are working on repeating the ball boy opportunity from 2015. For more info on the opportunity, please visit the 2016 NCAA Final Four Page. A video of the 2015 trip is below.

 


by posted 05/12/2016
Girls 3v3 Tournament

As we continue to grow and develop the Dragons girls program, we will keep adding new and fun opportunities to learn the game of lacrosse. In May of 2016 we are hosting our first 3v3 tournament for girls in what we hope will develop into an annual tradition.

When: May 15th

Where: Santa Monica High School

Time: 9:30am to 11:00am

Grades: 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th and Middle School

 

What is 3v3 Lacrosse? 3v3 is a form of lacrosse played widely on the East Coast that uses a very small field with 1 goal, no goalie and 3 players on the field per team. It is very similar to half-court basketball.

 

Why do we play 3v3 Lacrosse? 3v3 is a great developmental tool because players focus on passing, use of space and moving their feet. There are more touches per player and everyone is involved in the action. Games are quick and girls get to play multiple times in a short amount of time.

 

Format: 

  • No goalies
  • 3 players on field per team (teams can have up to 6 players for substitution)
  • Teams will be made by coaches
  • 3 games per team
  • 7 minutes per game (generally a 10 minute break before next game)

For more info, please visit our 3v3 Page.


by posted 05/12/2016
Dragons Girls Program Firing On All Cylinders!

 

The spring has brought tremendous growth and excitement to the Dragons girls program. Participation has grown from 12 players in 2015, to 60 players in 2016. We are fielding 2 teams each in 2nd/3rd grade and 4th/5th grade, as well as a middle school team. To accommodate the growth, Dragons have created a rec league that also includes Culver City Tsunami and West LA. On May 1st we held another very well-attended “Bring A Friend Clinic”, and this summer we are launching tournament teams for U11, U13 and High School, and we are offering summer sessions, as well as a girls summer camp for beginners and advanced players from July 18 to 21. We’re glad to be part of the movement that is growing girls lacrosse in LA. And just like on the boys side, our coaching staff is making the difference. Led by our program head Meghan Toomey, our coaches include:

 

Meghan Toomey - Salisbury University (2014)

Maddy Morrissey - Duke University (2014)

Taylor Thornton - Northwestern University (2013)

Trena Hill - Syracuse University (2014)

Kaitlin Stewart - Jacksonville University (2014)

Casey Brogan - University of Oregon (2015)

Halie Lear - Salisbury University (2014)

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 05/01/2016
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 Sweep Oceana Lax Fest

 


by posted 01/27/2016
7th Grade Travel Team (2021) Wins Sand Storm 2016

 


by posted 01/26/2016
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.


  STAY IN TOUCH WITH DRAGONS

Feel free to join our e-mail list to receive program updates and news. You can also contact us directly if you have specific questions.


CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 

Winter 2015/16 programs include:

 

- Boys Travel Teams

- Girls & Boys Local Teams

 

For more information CLICK HERE.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

- Boys Summer Travel Teams Tryouts

- Girls & Boys Spring Season


RECENT ACTIVITIES

 

Boys Box Lacrosse

Boys & Girls Lacrosse 101

Boys Fall Training Sessions

Girls Fall Ball

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

Upcoming Games
In the Online Store
Dragons Custom Player Hoodie

Hoodies are back in stock in limited quantities and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Field Status
Ace Adams Field - Philadelphia OPEN (6/25) 
Agoura High School - Agoura Hills OPEN (6/25) 
Airport Park - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Calvary Christian School - Pacific Palisades OPEN (6/25) 
Campus El Segundo - El Segundo OPEN (6/25) 
Chatsworth, CASL - Canoga Park OPEN (6/25) 
Clover Park - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Culver City High School - Culver City OPEN (6/25) 
Del Mar (San Diego Polo) - Rancho Santa Fe OPEN (6/25) 
Dick's Sporting Goods Pk - Commerce OPEN (6/25) 
El Segundo High School - El Segundo OPEN (6/25) 
El Segundo Rec Park - El Segundo OPEN (6/25) 
Empire Polo Club - Indio OPEN (6/25) 
Esperanza High School - Anaheim OPEN (6/25) 
Evolution PT - Culver City OPEN (6/25) 
Field of Dreams - San Pedro OPEN (6/25) 
Grant Elementary School - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Heritage Park - Henderson OPEN (6/25) 
John Adams Middle School - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia OPEN (6/25) 
Lincoln Middle School - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Los Amigos Park - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Manhattan Beach MS - Manhattan Beach OPEN (6/25) 
Mar Vista Park - Mar Vista OPEN (6/25) 
McKinley Elementary - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
Oceana Lax Fest - Goleta OPEN (6/25) 
Orange County Great Park - Irvine OPEN (6/25) 
Palisades High School - Pacific Palisades OPEN (6/25) 
Palos Verdes High School - Palos Verdes Estates OPEN (6/25) 
Radisson Blu Warwick - Philadelphia OPEN (6/25) 
Radnor High School - Radnor OPEN (6/25) 
Rancho Bernardo HS - San Diego OPEN (6/25) 
Richmond Elementary - El Segundo OPEN (6/25) 
Santa Monica High School - Santa Monica OPEN (6/25) 
SoCal Sports Complex - Oceanside OPEN (6/25) 
The Rinks HB - Huntington Beach OPEN (6/25) 
Vista Hermosa Sports Pk. - San Clemente OPEN (6/25) 
Westchester Rec Center - Los Angeles OPEN (6/25) 
Wilson Park - Torrance OPEN (6/25)