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LTLC- Lutherville-Timonium Lacrosse Club- Boys

Our Philosophy and Approach

Let’s face it, Club Lacrosse has gotten out of control. At its highest levels, the focus is on teams rather than players, oftentimes at the expense of player development OR, it’s a matter of bringing the club experience to the B/C level player for an exorbitant cost with limited playing time.  It’s an unsustainable path that is not benefiting the game or most importantly the player. 

LTLC wants to provide a club option for our talented players so they can stay in the program and play with their friends and classmates. 

We can offer resources that are equal to or better than local club organizations at much more reasonable costs by leveraging our access to Baltimore County Recreation and Parks fields, including lighted turf fields (Seminary Turf will be resurfaced this summer). 

In addition, we want our players to be afforded the opportunity to play at a high level while still being able to participate in other sports. 

We are committed to having the best coaches that put player development first and the national team rankings last and we will have all US Lacrosse Certified Coaches that are invested in the game, your kids and LTLC. 

Finally, we want to educate and provide parents with some perspective as they look into more competitive options for their kids while dispelling the notion that private club teams are the only option.  Click here to read an article that every Lax Parent should know by US Lacrosse. 

If kids are not selected for the Club team, they will be welcome to play for our Rec teams which offer opportunities to play based on age and ability.  

Goals

  • Focus on player development through player focused learning
  • Developing players to their highest potential
  • Compete at the intermediary club level to encourage multi-sport participation

Age-Appropriate Player Development

  • Utilize a Lacrosse Curriculum approach following the US Lacrosse Player Progression Book
  • Follow age-appropriate training, athletic, and lacrosse learning
  • Provide coaches, parents, and players with a clear set of age-appropriate goals for each season

USL Athlete Development Model

 A focus on the following areas in everything we do with our players:

  • Program Designed for Player Development
  • Multi-Sport Participation
  • Small-Sided Games & Free Play
  • Physical Literacy
  • Trained Coaches
  • Fun and Kid-Centered

Playing other Sports

  • We strongly encourage players to participate in Fall and Winter sports
    • (soccer, football, basketball, hockey, swimming, etc.)
  • Allows players to become multi-dimensional athletes and better develop their physical abilities

Coaching / Administration

  • Head Coaches will be at minimum US Lacrosse Level 2 Certified. 
  • All coaches receive extensive training to ensure age-appropriate instruction and player development.
  • Coaches will be committed to their team, not coaching several other teams.
  • Specialty coaches will be utilized for defense, face-offs, and goalies.
  • Each team will have a designated Team Manager to facilitate all logistics.

 

LTRC/LTLC'S CURRENT IMPACT ON LACROSSE

LTLC/LTRC Lacrosse was well represented in the Mens D1 Championship Game.  No less than 4 former LTRC players were on the field on Championship Monday including:

  • Championship Game MVP- Alex Rode-Goalie-UVA
  • Ryan Conrad-Middie-UVA
  • Jack Simmons-Middie-UVA
  • Matt Brandau- Attack- Yale

Pretty amazing statistic folks, feel free to share with your friends and family! 

 

PROJECTED TEAMS FOR 2019/2020

2027- Coach- Jeff Lange

2028- Coach- Harry Begg

2029- Coach- Jamie Pezzulla

2030 (Development Team)- Coach- Greg Permison

LTRC’s Boys Lacrosse administration is led by the Club Director. This NON-PAID position leverages the resources of the larger LTRC Lacrosse program and ensures a common player curriculum is implemented. This curriculum approach helps graduate players each year by focusing on age-appropriate skill and athletic development. 

LTRC Lacrosse Club Director- Jeff Lange

Fees

While Club teams will play as LTRC and use LTRC facilities, Club Teams in these age groups are self-funded due to its elective nature. All money collected will go directly toward the Club Teams and administered through LTRC.  Every player is expected to contribute an equal amount to cover the costs.

2020 Estimated Cost per player: $400-$650 based on age group.

What is covered by the Fee: 

  • League and referee fees
  • Tournament entry fees
  • Team provided player swag/niform package including shooter shirt, socks, helmet sticker package, practice pinneys, backpack or equivalent 
  • Indoor field rental fees
  • Winter skills program

Value for Your Money

  • Individual Player Assessment provided to parents

  • Participation in MYLA league (team specific)

  • Participation in Greater Howard County Club Lacrosse Conference- largest Club League in US (team specific)

  • Participation in multiple pre-season scrimmages with area clubs and post-season club tournaments

  • Opportunity to play at US Lacrosse Tierney Field 

  • Dedicated program goalie coach 

  • Dedicated program face-off coach

  • Dedicated long stick defense coach

  • ​Priority for turf practices (2027-2029)- Seminary Turf (resurfaced scheduled for August 2019)

  • Indoor winter skills sessions

  • Opportunities for Fall play, both indoor and outdoor

  • Opportunities for US Lacrosse sponsored events- MLL Games, PLL games/instruction, 6V6 tournaments, etc. 

  • Coach Development Program with All Head Coaches US Lacrosse Level 2 Certification

 Calendar for Player Tryouts

  • Our next scheduled tryout is the end of July/Beginning of August 2020.