Southern Elite Lacrosse Academy
Every athlete should diversify their potential by being active and involved throughout the year in a variety of sports and academic endeavors. Lacrosse Academy is an environment that offers active athletes the opportunity to keep a stick in their hand, while also being involved in other sports and/or other extra-curricular activities that may peak during the Fall. Our program endorses the multi-sport athlete, believes in the athlete developmental model, the natural progression of physical and mental growth patterns for children in the age group we work with, and the cross-training benefits that other Fall sports provide for our players.
Lacrosse Academy is our fall program for players interested in sharpening skills to prepare for spring season and a time where new players can come and learn the basic skills associated with the game. The academy sessions are small group, fee-based lessons offered for any child wanting more detailed instruction or more personalized skill development. Southern Elite Lacrosse emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, honor and respect for the game. Our coaching staff teaches the "FUN"damentals of the game through positive coaching and proactive leadership. Our program focuses on development of every athlete regardless of skill level.
Equipment needs for Academy sessions:
Helmet and mouthpiece
Chest protector, elbow pads, gloves
Cleats or tennis shoes (practices are on grass field)
Playbook - Composition style notebook with graph paper or blank pages inside
*If you need assistance learning more about lacrosse gear and/or you are in need of equipment for the academy and would like to purchase from the club, there will be specific details announced on a pre-season meeting after registration has closed......stay tuned.
Details on sessions:
The Lacrosse Academy sessions begin September 24, 2017 and the last session is December 14, 2017. Registration is now open. Players can choose from the following options:
Sunday ONLY - 6:00pm -7:30pm; $125.00
Thursday ONLY - 6:00PM -7:30pm; $125.00
Sunday AND Thursday - 6:00pm - 7:30pm; $200.00
Gay Lemon Fields - 207 April Lane, Ocean Springs, MS
*We will do our best to work with Mother Nature. All weather announcements will come as automatic alerts from our website 45 minutes prior to the start of sessions. Please help us during times of weather situations and do not text repeatedly - player safety is FIRST. We will update everyone once we have ensured that every player is safely positioned indoors.
Important dates to put on your calendar:
September 20th - Ocean Springs Homecoming Parade (SEL walks in this event - details to come)
September 20th - SEL Season Kickoff Party - (Pizza party at The Gazzo Home immediately after parade)
September 24th - Academy sessions begin
October 7th/8th - US Lacrosse Coaches Certification Clinic and Player Clinics; Hammond, LA (optional)
November 11th /12th - Destin Surf-n-Turf 7 v 7 tournament (not included in registration but we hope to bring teams - details to come on fees for this event if your player is interested)
November 18th - November 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday - NO ACADEMY SESSIONS
November 26th - Sessions resume
December 14th - Last Academy Session
Southern Elite Lacrosse emphasizes integrity and committment. We focus on player accountability and team progress. Southern Elite fosters unity and develops players by correlating life lessons to challenges experienced on the field. We hold our parents to high standards of fostering an environment for player growth, by letting go just enough to enable each player to learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and experience bravery in a new zone. We hold our players to standards of being brave enough to stand out with leadership, instead of needing to fit in. It is in these values our players grow not only as individuals but as a TEAM.