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NorthStar Lacrosse Announces Summer Clinics

Northstar Lacrosse will hold two clinics starting on June 15, 2015 for boys and girls:  To get information about the boys clinic Click HERE, for girls Click HERE

 

 


 

Beat the Heat - Play Indoor! 

SECOND FACILITY LOCATED IN NW HOUSTON IS AVAILABLE

The facility is currently putting a schedule together for summer 2012 and needs a estimate of teams interested. Proposed dates of the season will run from early June.  A second session 2 weeks after the first session ends.  Each session will be 5 weeks long.  Games will be played on Saturday or Sunday depending on the number of teams.  The schedule will require a minimum of 4 teams per division- Middle School - High School and Adult.  If your team plans on participating please contact me immediately for more information.  A deposit will be required to hold your spot. Registration will begin shortly.

Thanks for your support!

Tim  



UNC Summer Camp - Houston

 

Texas Heat Lacrosse brings the UNC Lacrosse program to Texas a couple of times per year to run what many call the best instructional camp they’ve ever attended. What’s different about this camp than the others? Aside from receiving lacrosse instruction from some of the most accomplished and talented coaches and players in country, we focus on teaching players the Texas Heat and the Carolina ways. The tremendous feedback and results we consistently receive speak for themselves.

Camp Details: This summer, we will be bringing the UNC staff back to Texas to run an instructional event in Houston on June 14-16. The camp will be for grades 3 – 12. The camp will be divided into 2 sessions, with youth (3rd – 8th grade) in the morning from 9:15am – 12:15pm, and a high school session in the evening from 5:30 – 8:30pm.  The camp will be located at Spillane Middle School Park in Cypress. The camp price is $299/player, but we are offering an early-registration discount price of $265 if you sign up fore the camp before the end of March. The number of participants will be limited so register today to take advantage of the discount and reserve your spot!    http://texasheatlacrosse.com/texas-heat-lacrosse-camps-with-unc/

 


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Angie Kensinger of St. John's School and Ray Botto of Clear Lake were among the 20 coaches awarded as a  2012 Double-Goal Coach from PCA.

From the PCA Website:   "We are thrilled to reveal the 2012 winners of PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Awards Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Thanks to the hundreds of nominators and testimonial writers who brought to our attention so many inspirational coaches. The overall quality of the nominees and our 50 finalists is heartening to anyone who cares about youth sports.
Congratulations to all those named below for serving youth in their communities through the Double-Goal Coach model of pursuing both wins and the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports."

Angie and Ray are one of 3 in the lacrosse community to receive the award this year. This award accepts nominations from all sports and all youth levels. This is quite an accomplishment!


 Army and Air Force Face-off for Annual Beating Cancer With a Stick 

The third annual Beating Cancer with a Stick features Army vs. Air Force on March 10, 2012. BCWAS is presented by The Kinkaid School and benefits The Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Visit the website for tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more!

 


Houston Lacrosse article featured in Health & Fitness Magazine - read the article online here.  


Real Canadian Box Lacrosse Coming To Texas
The Texas Box Lacrosse Association (TBLA) is currently forming leagues in Austin, Dallas and Houston with the potential to add San Antonio in the very near future.  TBLA will host leagues for youth (beginning Late May 2012) and adults (beginning in Feb. 2012).

The youth leagues will have the following age groups:
Mini-Tyke (Ages 4-6)
Tyke (Ages 7-8)
Novice (Ages 9-10)
PeeWee (Ages 11-12)
Bantam (Ages 13-14)
Midget/JV (Ages 15-16)
Jr. A/B (Ages 17-18)

Youth leagues will feature not only games but an educational component to teach the players the true Canadian style of play. Box lacrosse is one of the fastest growing components in the lacrosse world and improves the play of any level player very rapidly. And hey who doesn’t want to play lacrosse in the summer months in Texas in a 72 degree arena rather than 110 degrees on the field.

This is NOT meant to replace field lacrosse, but to add to the education of the Texas lacrosse player and make them better players on the field.

TBLA will be bringing in current and former professional players from the NLL to put on clinics and add to the educational component that makes these leagues so valuable. Each week players will get a one hour, multi team practice/skill session as well as a game day.

Here is what some top NCAA D-I coaches are saying about BOXLA:

“I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game. If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12  play box lacrosse  exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the   ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of   physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”
Bill Tierney
Head Coach, Denver University
6x Nation Champion Princeton University
Hall of Fame Coach

 “When you watch Canadian kids [box lacrosse players] score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, ‘Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?’”
Dom Starsia
Head Coach, University of Virginia
4x National Champion
Hall of Fame Coach

 The founders of this league have played box lacrosse and field lacrosse at the highest levels and live right here in Texas.  More info can be found at:

Or by emailing the TBLA directly at: info@texboxlax.com

 


 

T99 Showcase All-Star game to include the Houston Hurricanes!

We are all familiar with the T99 Showcase, this year June 2-3 in Dallas. This event is a huge opportunity for Texas high school players to show their talents to > 50 college specifically interested in Texas players. Last year, the organizers started a showcase game on the Friday evening before the Showcase. One team each from Austin, Dallas and Houston participate only by invitation, and since only one game is going on at a time, the players get the undivided attention of all of the coaches. The Hurricane Lacrosse Club has been invited to bring the Houston team to these Friday June 1 games! 

Over the years the biggest shortcoming of the T99 Showcase itself has been the uneven level of talent on the field during the Saturday and Sunday games and the lack of team play. This Friday evening round robin will feature boys selected from their areas with higher talent levels, thus providing a better chance to show well.

We will be taking a team of Houston area All-Star level players to show their stuff in this awesome event. Travis Bryan (Syracuse) and Zach Fenton (Duke) will be coaching. This team is not limited to prior/current "Hurricane" players. Players from any and all clubs, programs, and schools in the greater Houston area are encouraged to tryout for the "Cane T99" team. This is by far the best opportunity to get the undivided attention of the scouts and coaches at T99. If you are planning to go to T99 or only want to play in the Friday invitational games, try for a spot on the Cane T99 for this event to boost your exposure!

Tryouts will be on Sunday afternoon, March 25.  If you are unable to make the tryout, contact me or Travis (tgbryan@gmail.com). 

The cost is 50 dollars per player for this event. This includes our share of field rental, referees, and a Cane T99 pinney.  There will be four practices leading up to the T99 so we can all be on the same page and the players can work well together. Note that this Cane T99 group is not obligated to participate in the Hurricane program the rest of the summer. We understand that we will draw players from other programs who will want to play with this group only for this event. That is fine with us! Simply put, this is a great opportunity for Houston players aiming to play in college and we want to showcase your talents!

Tryouts will be on Sunday afternoon, March 25.  If you are unable to make the tryout, contact me or Travis (tgbryan@gmail.com).

Check the website (
www.hurricanelacrosse.com) for exact time and location over the next few weeks. There will be online registration and a $10 dollar tryout fee payable in advance online. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE THE TRYOUT!

Contact
dlintner@hurricanelacrosse.com, klintner@hurricanelacrosse.com or cgentry@hurricanelacrosse.com

 


Local Coach  is head of the 2012 Irish National Development Team

Ireland Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse in Ireland, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Arnold as Head Coach for the 2012 Irish National Development Team (also known as Éire).  This team will be competing in the Festival Tournament which is taking place alongside the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June 2012. 

This tournament will feature club teams from around Europe and the rest of the world.  The Irish National Development Team (Éire) has been in existence since 2006 and operates as a feeder team for the senior national team, and over the years a significant number of development team alumni have progressed to the senior national team. 

On the occasion of this appointment, former Irish National Team Captain and current CEO of Ireland Lacrosse Michael Kennedy said, "We are extremely happy to have Chris on-board again as part of our programme - Chris lived in Ireland from 2007-2009 and during that time had a major impact on the development of our players and our programmes, working as Head Coach for the University College Dublin (UCD) team which would become the powerhouse team of Irish lacrosse, and assisting with the establishment of the Irish Lacrosse League (ILL), which is now in its third year of operation. 

Chris was also Head Coach of the senior Irish national team at the 2009 Celtic Cup tournament in Scotland, where the team finished in third place.  We are therefore very excited to have Chris involved with the next generation of new Irish players and his experience and enthusiasm for the game has been, and will be, a real asset to our programme."  Prior to his move to Ireland, Chris coached at Tampa Jesuit High School in Florida for several years, and in 2009 he moved to Austria where, among other things, he acted as Head Coach of the Austrian national team at the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester, England. 

Chris is currently the Head Coach of the varsity lacrosse team at Kingwood High School and is heavily involved in other lacrosse development initiatives in the Houston area.

Further information about Ireland Lacrosse is available at www.irelandlacrosse.ie and further information about the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships is available at http://www.ec12lacrosse.com/en