The Spring Season is our primary training season. It is the time of the year where we have predictable field space at a nice location for a 3 month stretch, as well as regular games every Sunday. There are no tryouts for the Spring Season and all new players are welcome. All new players that were not on either a local or travel team in the Winter will be assessed by the coaches at a practice and placed on the appropriate team.
Our Winter Travel teams will continue on, more or less unchanged as “Blue” teams. Our Winter Local teams will continue on as “Green” teams, with the exception of our Local Middle School Team. This team’s structure does not conform with the LAYLL division structure so we will either create new teams, assign players to other teams, or do a combination of both.
Each team will practice twice a week and we will try to have 2 coaches at most practices.
Our training in the Spring will follow our Development Ladder, and we will also introduce specialty face-off training some Saturdays from 4pm to 5pm, as well as Goalie 101, also on some Saturdays from 4pm to 5pm (details will follow in late February). We will again schedule a session with the Face-off Academy, and we are actively pursuing other opportunities as well.
All practices are at SamoHi on either Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Games are on Sundays, and primary locations are Campus El Segundo, SamoHi, PV HS or Culver City HS. Additional locations may be added. The first practice of the Spring Season is February 24th and the last practice is May 21st. The first game is March 6th and the championship games are on May 22nd. During the Spring we will also feature some special events, such as a Dragons trip to see Notre Dame play Maryland on March 5th.
Dragons Boys Summer Travel Team Tryouts on February 27th
Dragons 2016 Summer Travel Team Tryout Info
February 27th @ Santa Monica HS - Save The Date!
The Santa Monica Dragons just finished up our most successful winter travel season ever, and we are already looking forward to the summer. We will be holding summer tryouts on February 27th at Santa Monica HS as follows:
4th/5th Travel: 2pm to 3:30pm
6th Travel: 2pm to 3:30pm
7th Travel: 4pm to 5:30pm
8th Travel: 4pm to 5:30pm
HS Travel: 6pm to 7:30pm
Our summer schedule includes the following events:
NCAA Final Four - May 27-30, Philadelphia, PA (no HS) - For more info on what the Philly trip is about, please take a look at the 2015 Philly Info Page.
Denver Shootout - June 17-19, Denver, CO
Vail Lacrosse Tournament & Showcase - June 20-22, Vail, CO
TBD - early July - we are evaluating 3 options and will have info by 2/27
Girls lacrosse is hot! From 2000 to 2014 the sport grew 109% at the NCAA level, more than doubling growth of the second fastest growing sport - track and field.
Santa Monica Dragons are here to help you unlock all the benefits of lacrosse for your daughter in a fun, positive and competitive learning environment.
This winter our girls participation tripled over last year, and we look forward to taking this momentum into the spring.
The Dragons girls program offers the best, and only full-time coaching staff in the area. Coach Meghan Toomey and Coach Maddy Morrissey both have a stellar college career behind them, and both have proven their ability to work with young girls. They represent the best combination of knowledge and youthfulness in LA.
Our Spring program for U9 (2nd/3rd Grade) and U11 (4th/5th Grade) runs from March 2nd to May 21st, offering the most convenient and flexible schedule around. Our schedule allows parents to navigate life more easily, or take in as much lacrosse as possible. (Click HERE to see the full Spring schedule.)
Players in both the U9 (2nd/3rd Grade) and U11 (4th/5th Grade) age groups have the option of attending as little as 1, and as many as 3 practices a week, on either Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Games days are every second Saturday, and we play 2 games per game day.
All activities take place at Santa Monica HS, an easily accessible, state of the art field.
It is also very important to note that as of now, we are the only girls youth recreational program in our area that is structured after US Lacrosse age groups and rules of U9 (2nd/3rd Grade) and U11 (4th/5th Grade). This is very important for the development of the girls because in many leagues, one division covers 3 school grades; e.g. K-2, elementary school, etc. A 3rd grader playing against a 5th grader is just not as good for development as a 3rd grader playing with 2nd graders.
Aside from the practices and games, we are integrating fun activities that show girls the full spectrum of the lacrosse world. These activities include a 3v3 tournament (May 15th), a visit to USC and HS games (several options), as well as a Bring-a-Friend Clinic (May 1st).
Our fees of $395 for the 3-month season represent a great value at about $8 per hour of field time.
Click HERE to register. Sign up by 2/10 and receive a 10% discount. Registration deadline is 2/26 and late fees apply after that date.
Join The Dragons At the Pacific Coast Shootout - March 5th
Join us on March 5th as we trek down to OC to watch Notre Dame play Maryland in the Pacific Coast Shootout. Please use promo code "Dragons" when you purchase your tickets and the event organizers will donate 20% of our ticket purchases to our scholarship fund.
In 2014, the Dragons 2022 team brought home the U11 trophy and our first-ever Vegas Championship. This year the 2021 team followed up by winning the highly competitive U13 title. On the way to the championship the 2021s beat in-state rival RC (San Diego), Denver Elite, Burnaby Mountain (Canada), Factory, Seattle Starz and Advnc (San Francisco), to go 6-0. This stands in stark contrast to last year’s Vegas tournament when the 2021 went 1-4 in the same division. What a difference a year makes.
The tournament started off well for the 2021s with a convincing 8-2 win over RC. The team was prepared, focused and determined. The momentum from the game 1 win carried over into the rest of the day and the we ended with only 8 goals scored against and a #1 seeding. Sunday morning took a 180 degree turn. In cold conditions the 2021s came out flat and unfocused against a determined Factory team. Although we prevailed 9-0, the scene on the field wasn’t confidence-inspiring. That led to a tense match-up with Seattle Starz, whom the 2021s had lost to by more than 12 goals last year. The game was very physical and the refs let the boys play. But strong performances in goal, on D, in the midfield and on attack had the 2021s tied with Seattle at the half. In the second period the Dragons boys took the game over, not allowing Seattle to get into a rhythm. The 2021s went up by as many as 5 goals before taking a convincing victory with a score of 9-5.
Then came the championship game against Advnc. Once again the 2021s came out a little shaky, making bad passes, dropping balls and making poor decisions. Advnc took advantage of all their opportunities and was up 4-3 at the half. Then things got worse. Advnc went on a 3-0 run and stretched the lead to 7-3 with approximately 10 minutes left on the clock. But the Dragons just kept chipping away, scoring 4 unanswered goals to tie it with 2:30 left. After winning the ensuing face off, the 2021s called a time out to set up a potential game-winning goal. The strategy worked and with a little over a minute left, Dragons were up 8-7 and Advnc never managed to get another shot off. After the win, 2021 head coach Erik Krum stated: “Winning Vegas means a lot to this team because we’ve been coming here for 3 years. We lost in the championship our first year, went 1-4 in 2014 and had to come from behind twice in this tournament. I am very proud of the players. They were calm and confident and knew they would get the job done. They trust in each other. Overall this was one of our best tournaments.”
A big thank you goes out to all the players for their hard work, and the parents for their support.
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.
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