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Dragons Partners With Viewpoint School - Fall Training Opens
09/22/2016
DRAGONS PARTNERS WITH VIEWPOINT SCHOOL - FALL TRAINING OPENS   We...
Santa Barbara Showdown Tournament Info
09/19/2016
  This fall we are happy to introduce a new package called...
Dragons Form SoCal Alliance For World Series
09/13/2016
  Tryouts on October 9th!   In the last couple...
Jordan Pollard (2022) And His Family Need Our Help
09/13/2016
  Dear Dragons Families,   We are reaching out...
Dragons Fall Training Is Here!
09/06/2016
  The Fall Training program consists of 60-minute to 90-minute...
Exclusive Kyle Harrison Shooting Clinic On September 9th!
09/06/2016
  He’s baaack! Kyle Harrison is in town on Friday,...
Fall Registrations Now Open!
08/15/2016
  This page contains info on all open registrations for the...
BOX IS BACK! - REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH JULY 25
07/11/2016
  Box lacrosse has become an integral part of a well-rounded...
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...
 
Dragons Partners With Viewpoint School - Fall Training Opens

DRAGONS PARTNERS WITH VIEWPOINT SCHOOL - FALL TRAINING OPENS

 

We are excited to announce that Santa Monica Dragons has entered into a partnership with Viewpoint School to help manage the lacrosse program.

 

We believe this partnership will change the landscape of lacrosse at Viewpoint, as we build a feeder system within the school to teach students the sport at all age levels. And it aligns well with our overall mission of growing the sport of lacrosse and bringing more players into the Dragons family.

 

As part of the partnership, Dragons coaches will hold lacrosse-themed PE classes, as well as run the middle school and Varsity programs. Our first week of PE sessions just concluded, and they were very well received by the students.

 

In addition, Dragons will be hosting on-campus clinics for Viewpoint students of all skill levels in grades 2-12, starting Saturday, September 24th. Through these clinics, Viewpoint students will be able to hone their lacrosse skills given the opportunity to compete on a Dragons team year-round.

 

We are thrilled to welcome Viewpoint and its students into the Dragons family and look forward to strengthening our travel team ranks, especially on the middle school teams.

 

DRAGONS BOYS & GIRLS FALL TRAINING @ VIEWPOINT

 

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. Fall Training ends with a Closing Day on either October 28th or 29th for boys & girls that will include a 3v3 tournament, possible Halloween theme, as well as prizes. Highlights:

 

    •    Boys & girls, all skill levels

    •    2nd grade through HS - (HS not at all locations)

    •    Players may attend as many sessions, at as many locations, as they wish (we also offer session in Santa Monica, Venice, Calabassas, Hancock Park, South Bay)

    •    Free loaner gear is available (deposit required)

    •    Sessions run in September and October, and may extend into November

 

If you are a new player, this is the perfect time to get into lacrosse. If you are an intermediate player, Fall Training is great to keep your stick skills sharp.

 

If you have additional question, please contact

 

Location & Schedule:

 

Viewpoint School Main Athletic Field

  • Boys & Girls 2nd & 3rd: 3pm to 4pm
  • Boys & Girls 4th to HS: 3pm to 4:30pm
  • Every Saturday
  • Start September 24
  • Provisional End Date: October 29 (we will most likely extend by a session or 2 due to the later start.)

Click HERE to view the master schedule on our website.

 

  • Cost is $275 for grades 4 through 8 (same as last year). 
  • Cost is $195 for grades 2 & 3 (lower than last year).
  • Players may attend sessions in multiple locations at no extra charge
  • Players may attend their first session for free

Click HERE to register for Viewpoint 2nd & 3rd Grade

Click HERE to register for Viewpoint 4th to HS


by posted 09/22/2016
Santa Barbara Showdown Tournament Info

 

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: HS, 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

 

 

SANTA BARBARA SHOWDOWN - OCTOBER 15 & 16

 

Tournament Website: Santa Barbara Showdown

Schedule: Please visit the SCHEDULE PAGE on the SB Showdown website for details. SB Showdown uses the SincSports app. Click HERE to download for iOS. Click HERE to download for Android.

Field Map: Click HERE for a field map. 

Parking: There is a $10 parking fee each day.

Venue Information: Click HERE for SB Showdown location, or see below. 

 

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

3300 Via Real

Carpinteria, CA 93013

 

Tournament Contact(s): 

Rick Lehman: (805) 886-1822 Mobile | 

 

Lodging: SB Showdown is a “stay to play” event.  Teams from 90 miles away or further are directed to book rooms through Traveling Teams.  

 

Lodging contacts:

Reservations: 800-430-1159

Customer Service & Support: 866-468-3268 x 808 | 

 

To view a list of the SB Showdown contracted hotels, please click HERE. DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, THERE MAY NOT BE MUCH ON OFFER ON THIS PAGE. WE ARE INTHE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH OUR OWN BOOKING AGENT AND WILL POST INFO AS SOON AS WE HAVE IT.

 

Player Registration Information: We have registered and pre-paid the tournament fees. You do not need to register your son or daughter, nor do you have to pay anything. There may or may not be an electronic online waiver, but we have no information on that yet. 


by posted 09/19/2016
Dragons Form SoCal Alliance For World Series

 

Tryouts on October 9th!

 

In the last couple years the World Series of Youth Lacrosse has started to capture a special place in the minds of families and players as a unique tournament opportunity for U13 players. Santa Monica Dragons has created a program that will mount a challenge at this tournament every year from now on. Our program focuses on a basic formula - pool the best players and put them in the care of the best coaches. And it doesn't hurt to run the program professionally and efficiently. 

 

Our program is called the SoCal Express National Team and it represents a partnership between Dragons, OC Crush, OC Rebels, Victory Lacrosse, as well as other surrounding clubs. This alliance creates a large player pool of talented players, and brings in the best coaches to guide our players through this almost year long journey.

 

The SoCal Express National Team tryouts take place October 9th and are open to all advanced U13 players. The age cut off has changed from last year and is now in line with US Lacrosse, which means players need to be born on or after 9/1/2003. Please check the age cutoff carefully, because you could be a young 8th grader or old 6th grader and be eligible to play this time around.

 

A big benefit of our National Team program is that schedules and practice locations are synchronized with the founding clubs for seamless integration and most efficient use of time. We were also careful not to overload the National Team agenda to avoid excessive costs and fatigue. As it stands, the team will be playing 18 to 20 games and 4-6 scrimmages. Practices will start in November in Santa Margarita, and be split between there and Santa Monica, once we enter 2017. 

 

Tryout Info:

 

  • October 9th, 5pm-7:30pm, Santa Margarita
  • Provides players playing box enough time to arrive at venue
  • Roster release in mid-October
  • 80% of roster spots determined by tryouts, 20% are at coaches’ discretion
  • Any player that meets the age and geographic requirements is eligible to participate in the tryouts, regardless of their club affiliation.

Click HERE to register for the tryouts.

 

As part of our effort we have put together an unparalleled coaching staff that partners up our best Dragons coaches with an incredible team of leaders from other clubs.

 

At the helm is lacrosse legend Glen Miles. Coach Miles has been around the game a long time and been a coach since 1990. On September 10th Glen Miles was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a truly great player. He was a three-time All-American midfielder at the United States Naval Academy, earning first team honors in 1986, and second team honors in 1984 and 1985. Additionally, Miles was selected as the national midfielder of the year in 1986 and played in that year’s North-South All-Star Classic. He finished his Navy career with 140 points scored (65g-75a), ranking 13th on the Mids’ all-time list. Miles was a member of the world champion 1990 U.S. Men’s National Team, and served as an alternate for the 1986 U.S. Team. He also enjoyed a 10-year post-collegiate career with the Mount Washington (Md.) Lacrosse Club. Miles has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame and the United States Naval Academy Hall of Fame.

 

Among his most recent coaching accomplishments, Miles led St. Margaret’s HS to two U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championships and he was named OCVarsity.com coach of the year in 2013 and 2015.

 

In total, our coaching staff represents the best balance of experience, IQ, leadership, youth and positive energy we can think of, and we are so excited to be able to have this group lead our players. The SoCal Express National Team coaching staff will include the permanent rotation listed below, and be supplemented with positional specialists as necessary.

 

SoCal Express National Team Coaching Staff:

 

  • Glen Miles - Head Coach - Navy
  • Erik Krum - Attack Coach - Salisbury
  • Will Manning - Defensive Coach - Colgate
  • James Burton - Midfield Coach - Salisbury
  • Adam Guy - Defensive Coach - OWU
  • John Gabriel - Attack Coach - NEC

Tournament/Game Schedule:

 

  • December 10 & 11 - Tune Up Tournament @ Sin City Showdown, Las Vegas, NV 
  • February 18 & 19 - Western Region Qualifier @ OC Great Park
  • March (Date TBD) - Scrimmages against 2021 teams
  • May & June (Date TBD) - Scrimmages against 2021 teams
  • June 19 to 21 - Vail Lacrosse Tournament, Vail, CO
  • July 2 to 4 - World Series Finals, Denver, CO

Practices

 

  • November 13 & 20 - Tune up practices (Santa Margarita)
  • February & March - Spring practices (Santa Margarita & Santa Monica)
  • May & June - Summer practices (Santa Margarita & Santa Monica)

If you have questions, please feel free to contact randy@santamonicadragons.org.


by posted 09/13/2016
Jordan Pollard (2022) And His Family Need Our Help

 

Dear Dragons Families,

 

We are reaching out to you today with a piece of extremely sad news. Devin Pollard, father of Jordan Pollard on our 2022 travel team, has suddenly and tragically passed away.

 

Devin Pollard was a reliable, hard working, family man and was only 32 years old. Devin was a devoted father to his five young children and husband to Naomi.  He died suddenly while at home with his wife and kids. He got out of bed around 4am, as he always did, to go to work as a project manager for a large construction company in Santa Monica. However, he inexplicably passed out on the floor, and never regained consciousness. Funeral services are pending the completion of an autopsy.

 

Our thoughts are with Jordan and the Pollard family in this time of crisis.

 

And we would like to ask for your help. Devin had no life insurance, and even though both he and Naomi worked hard to support their family, they did not have a lot of money. Devin was committed to creating a different life for Jordan and his other children. One that was better than the one he had growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Devin made great strides and managed to move his family to Lawndale from South Central 3 years ago. Our hope is that we can help support his dream of having Jordan and his children grow up in a safer community.

 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to benefit the Jordan’s family and we welcome all donations. All contributions will go to Jordan’s family.

 

Click HERE to donate now.

 

And please help spread the word!


by posted 09/13/2016
Dragons Fall Training Is Here!

 

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. Fall Training ends with a Closing Day on either October 28th or 29th for boys & girls that will include a 3v3 tournament, possible Halloween theme, as well as prizes. Highlights:

  • Boys & girls, all skill levels
  • 2nd grade through HS - (HS not at all locations)
  • 4 locations for boys: Santa Monica, Venice, Calabassas, Studio City
  • 6 locations for girls: Santa Monica, Venice, Calabassas, Studio City, Hancock Park, South Bay
  • Players may attend as many sessions, at as many locations, as they wish
  • Free loaner gear is available (deposit required)
  • Sessions run in September and October

If you are a new player, this is the perfect time to get into lacrosse. If you are an intermediate player, Fall Training is great to keep your stick skills sharp. And if you are a Dragons family with friends that want to get involved, now is the time to get them on the field!

 

If you have additional question, please contact  . Registration closes September 25th. Click HERE to register.

 

Boys Locations & Schedule:

 

Santa Monica @ Grant Elementary School

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 1pm to 2pm

Boys 4th to 8th: 2:30pm to 4pm

Every Sunday

Start September 18

End October 23

 

Venice/Marina Del Rey @ Oakwood Recreation Center

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Boys 4th to 8th: 4:30pm to 6pm

Every Thursday

Start September 22

End October 27

 

Calabassas @ Viewpoint School

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 3pm to 4pm

Boys 4th to HS: 3pm to 4:30pm

Every Saturday

Start September 24

End October 22 (may get extended by a week or 2)

 

Girls Locations & Schedule:

 

Santa Monica @ Grant Elementary School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 1pm to 2pm

Girls 4th to 8th: 1pm to 2:30pm

Every Sunday

Start September 18

End October 23

 

Venice/Marina Del Rey @ Oakwood Recreation Center

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Girls 4th to 8th: 4:30pm to 6pm

Every Thursday

Start September 22

End October 27

 

Hancock Park @ Marlborough School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 10am to 11am

Girls 4th to HS: 10am to 11:30am

Every Saturday

Start September 17

End October 29

 

Calabassas @ Viewpoint School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 3pm to 4pm

Girls 4th to HS: 3pm to 4:30pm

Every Saturday

Start September 24

End October 22 (may get extended by a week or 2)

 

South Bay @ Grandview Elementary School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Girls 4th to 8th: 4:30pm to 6pm

Every Monday

Start September 19

End October 24

 

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 (lower than last year).
  • 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.


by posted 09/06/2016
Exclusive Kyle Harrison Shooting Clinic On September 9th!

 

He’s baaack! Kyle Harrison is in town on Friday, September 9th, and will conduct a 2-hour shooting clinic, exclusively with the Santa Monica Dragons.

 

This is a unique opportunity to learn the secrets to better shooting from one of the masters of the game. Kyle Harrison is one of the most decorated active players with a storied career that includes an NCAA Division I championship in 2005 with Hopkins, the 2005 Tewaaraton Trophy, a pro career in the MLL (most recently with the Ohio Machine), as well as several stints on the US National Team: http://www.iamkyleharrison.com.

 

The clinic is limited to 40 players.

 

When: Friday, September 9th, 7pm to 9pm

Where: Santa Monica HS

How Much: $125

 

Register Now!

 

 

 

Santa Monica Dragons K18 Clinic from randy grube on Vimeo.


by posted 09/06/2016
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
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
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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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 (10/1) 
Agoura High School - Agoura Hills OPEN (10/1) 
Airport Park - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
Calvary Christian School - Pacific Palisades OPEN (10/1) 
Campus El Segundo - El Segundo OPEN (10/1) 
Chatsworth, CASL - Canoga Park OPEN (10/1) 
Clover Park - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
Culver City High School - Culver City OPEN (10/1) 
Del Mar (San Diego Polo) - Rancho Santa Fe OPEN (10/1) 
Dick's Sporting Goods Pk - Commerce OPEN (10/1) 
El Segundo High School - El Segundo OPEN (10/1) 
El Segundo Rec Park - El Segundo OPEN (10/1) 
Empire Polo Club - Indio OPEN (10/1) 
Esperanza High School - Anaheim OPEN (10/1) 
Evolution PT - Culver City OPEN (10/1) 
Field of Dreams - San Pedro OPEN (10/1) 
Grandview Elementary - Manhattan Beach OPEN (10/1) 
Grant Elementary School - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
Harvard Westlake School - Studio City OPEN (10/1) 
Heritage Park - Henderson OPEN (10/1) 
John Adams Middle School - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia OPEN (10/1) 
Lincoln Middle School - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
Los Amigos Park - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
LXMATS- Irvine, CA - Irvine TBD (10/1) 
LXMATS- Los Vegas, NV - Henderson TBD (10/1) 
LXMATS- San Fernando - San Fernando TBD (10/1) 
LXMATS- Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara TBD (10/1) 
LXMATS- Tuscon, AZ - Tuscon TBD (10/1) 
Manhattan Beach MS - Manhattan Beach OPEN (10/1) 
Mar Vista Park - Mar Vista OPEN (10/1) 
Marlborough School - Los Angeles OPEN (10/1) 
McKinley Elementary - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
Oakwood Recreation Ctr. - Venice OPEN (10/1) 
Oceana Lax Fest - Goleta TBD (10/1) 
Orange County Great Park - Irvine OPEN (10/1) 
Pacific Lax Fest - San Diego TBD (10/1) 
Palisades High School - Pacific Palisades OPEN (10/1) 
Palos Verdes High School - Palos Verdes Estates OPEN (10/1) 
Radisson Blu Warwick - Philadelphia OPEN (10/1) 
Radnor High School - Radnor OPEN (10/1) 
Rancho Bernardo HS - San Diego OPEN (10/1) 
Richmond Elementary - El Segundo OPEN (10/1) 
Santa Barbara Polo Field - Carpinteria OPEN (10/1) 
Santa Monica High School - Santa Monica OPEN (10/1) 
SoCal Sports Complex - Oceanside OPEN (10/1) 
The Rinks HB - Huntington Beach OPEN (10/1) 
US Lacrosse Champ - San Jose TBD (10/1) 
US LAX- U15 Nationals - Aurora TBD (10/1) 
Viewpoint School - Calabasas OPEN (10/1) 
Vista Hermosa Sports Pk. - San Clemente OPEN (10/1) 
Westchester Rec Center - Los Angeles OPEN (10/1) 
Wilson Park - Torrance OPEN (10/1)