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Clinic Double Header - Faceoff Academy & Defense
11/22/2016
  For Faceoff Guys, D Poles, LSMs, D Middies & Goalies   December...
Dragons Winter 2016/17 Travel Team Gear Package
11/18/2016
  We are also introducing a new uniform and gear package...
Dragons Recruiting Seminar - Featuring Special Guest Ken Miller
11/18/2016
A few weeks ago we held our first-ever recruiting seminar to a packed...
Dragons 7th/8th Wins LA Box League Title
11/18/2016
Dragons Launch Speed Lacrosse Saturdays!
11/18/2016
As expected, our Box on the Beach Halloween bash set off a frenzy...
WINTER 2016/17 BOYS & GIRLS LOCAL TEAM INFO
11/09/2016
  Fall 2016 was our most successful Fall Training season ever,...
Box On The Beach Recap
11/07/2016
  On October 26, we held our 3rd Annual TLN Dragons Halloween...
Dragons Show Up For SB Showdown!
10/17/2016
  Dragons Show Up For SB Showdown!   7/8 Wins...
Winter Tryouts Are Here!
10/17/2016
  Its Go Time!!!   Dragons Travel Team Tryouts...
2016/17 Coaching Line Up
10/17/2016
  Dragons Announce 2016/17 Coaching Line Up   With our...
Dragons Partners With Viewpoint School - Fall Training Opens
09/22/2016
DRAGONS PARTNERS WITH VIEWPOINT SCHOOL - FALL TRAINING OPENS   We...
Dragons Form SoCal Alliance For World Series
09/13/2016
  Tryouts on October 9th!   In the last couple...
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...
 
Clinic Double Header - Faceoff Academy & Defense

 

For Faceoff Guys, D Poles, LSMs, D Middies & Goalies

 

December 15, 5pm to 7pm at John Adams Middle School

 

Faceoff legend Brendan Fowler of Face-off Academy will host a special clinic for youth and high school players, and teach the tricks to a successful game at the X. You don’t want to miss this!

 

Brendan Fowler career highlights:

 

  • 2015 MLL All Star
  • Captain Senior Year at Duke
  • Member of 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division I National Championship teams
  • NCAA All time leader in Face-off Wins (339) and Face-offs taken (526) in a season
    4th Most Faceoff Wins in NCAA History (816)
  • 2nd Most Faceoffs Taken in NCAA History (1,340)
  • 4th All Time In NCAA Career Ground Balls (474)
  • 3rd Most Ground Balls in an NCAA Season (209)
  • Faceoff Specialist for Team USA Training Roster

This part of the clinic is open to all players in grades 4 and up from any club. Cost is $100.

 

Click HERE to register.

 

Part 2 of our Clinic Double Header is the return of our defensive clinic for D Poles, LSMs, D Middies, and Goalies. This clinic is a great opportunity to get a step ahead in your D game at every position on the field. Our coaching staff for this event includes:

 

Will Manning - Colgate

David Manning - Loyola Maryland

Andrew Buss - Bridgewater College

Thomas Flibotte - Bucknell

Mike Kutzer - Loyola Maryland

 

Some of the defensive work includes:

  • Stick work
  • Clears
  • Head fakes
  • Up and over passes
  • Ridges up the alley
  • Defense from X
  • Seahawk
  • Over the shoulder passes
  • Closing the gate
  • Defense at GLE
  • Footwork
  • Ladder
  • Blue Jay

This part of the clinic is open to all players in grades 4 and up from any club. Cost is $50.

 

Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016     

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: John Adams Middle School, 2425 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

Click HERE to register.

 


by posted 11/22/2016
Dragons Winter 2016/17 Travel Team Gear Package

 

We are also introducing a new uniform and gear package for the winter, which we are super excited about. We’ve been in the same stuff for 2 years now, and we felt it was time for a freshening. Plus, many of our player’s helmets actually have cracks in them (especially around the fasteners). The mandatory items are the uniform, socks, helmet and helmet wrap, which you can find HERE.

 

If you recently purchased a new helmet and do not want to buy another helmet, please let us know, but be sure to order the uniform and socks package, which is HERE.

 

We are once again offering the opportunity to request a jersey number, but only until end of business Friday, 11/4. We are placing the uniform order this weekend, so anyone ordering after end of business Friday, 11/4 will be assigned a number. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Optional items are gloves, which you can order HERE, and a G1 bag with a cobalt blue interior, which you can order HERE. Please be advised that the gloves take 3 months to arrive here in the US.

 

 

 

 

by posted 11/18/2016
Dragons Recruiting Seminar - Featuring Special Guest Ken Miller

A few weeks ago we held our first-ever recruiting seminar to a packed room and communicated some much sought after information. For those of you that missed it, you are in luck; we are holding another seminar and we’re taking things up a notch by featuring a special guest: Ken Miller.

Ken Miller is the founder of Long Island Sting and Empire Consulting. He has 20 years experience in supporting families in the recruiting process, and has helped over 500 families successfully enter DI and DIII programs. If you were at the first seminar, you saw how Ken Miller fits into the overall Dragons support program, and now we are fortunate enough to have him talk to us in person.  

Click HERE for more info on Ken Miller.

We suggest you register early for this seminar, because like our first one, it will fill up quickly.

Click HERE to register. There is no charge but we need to have a headcount.

  • Date: November 30th
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Location: Lee Residence in Brentwood (address and event details will be e-mailed to registered participants prior to the event)

by posted 11/18/2016
Dragons 7th/8th Wins LA Box League Title


by posted 11/18/2016
Dragons Launch Speed Lacrosse Saturdays!

As expected, our Box on the Beach Halloween bash set off a frenzy of interest in Speed Lacrosse, and we are happy to announce our inaugural training sessions.

Dates: November 12 & 19, December 10 & 17
Time: 10am to noon
Location: 

Annenberg Community Beach House,
415 Pacific Coast Highway,
Santa Monica, CA, 90402 

Coaches: Erik Krum, Will Manning, James Burton
Cost: $100

Speed Lacrosse is a relatively new competition format developed by lacrosse legend Casey Powell. We will be introducing Speed Lacrosse competitions in 2017.

Speed lacrosse is played on a 40 yard x 20 yard field (can be any surface), with 2 small goals, a soft ball (we’ll be using tennis balls), without protective gear, in a 3v3 format. There is a ton more info on the Speed Lacrosse Website. We’ve become the first official West Coast affiliate of Speed Lacrosse and plan on turning this into a big part of our training curriculum. For advanced players, Speed Lacrosse is the ideal tool to work on ball movement, “soft hands” and general stick skills, as well as conditioning. For new and intermediate players, Speed Lacrosse is an ideal starting point with virtually no barriers to entry. Best of all, we’ll be playing on the beach.

In order to register for the Dragons Speed lacrosse sessions, you need to do two things:

  1. Become a Speed Lacrosse member (similar to becoming a US Lacrosse member)
  2. Register for SPEED LACROSSE SESSION 1 on the Dragons site (SESSION 1 is open to boys 4th grade and up only). Later sessions will include girls and younger grades.

To register with Speed Lacrosse, click HERE

To register for the Dragons Speed Lacrosse program, click HERE


by posted 11/18/2016
WINTER 2016/17 BOYS & GIRLS LOCAL TEAM INFO

 

Fall 2016 was our most successful Fall Training season ever, with over 100 players enrolled in different programs across LA. We are excited to carry this momentum into our Winter Local Season.

 

What makes Dragons unique is that we offer the highest level of training, and more of it. Our coaching staff is one of the best in Los Angeles, filled with former NCAA collegiate lacrosse players. And five of our coaches are full-time employees, making Dragons, and your sons’ and daughters’ development, their number one priority. In December and January alone, players in 4th grade and higher will be able to receive 20 hours of training on turf fields. We expect to add another 12 hours of practices in February, once the city assigns us our field space; for a total of over 30 hours during the winter season. You will be hard-pressed to find this much practice time, at this level of quality anywhere else. And we are confident that your investment in your kids will pay off in the form of better skills and a higher lacrosse IQ.

 

The Winter Local Season is for players of all skill levels and will feature games against other LA clubs in the West LA League. Key points:

 

  • Boys and girls teams for 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, 6th/7th and 8th (or Middle School)
  • Practices start on December 2, 1st game is January 7th, playoffs are February 25th
  • 3 practices in December, 2 practices a week in January and February (4th & up)
  • Game locations will be Santa Monica HS, Culver City HS and Marlborough (girls)

Click HERE to register for boys & girls 2nd/3rd grade

Click HERE to register for boys & girls 4th to 8th grade

 

Primary Coaching Staff: Dragons is probably the only lacrosse club in LA with an entirely professional coaching staff. All of our coaches have a deep understanding of the game of lacrosse, they are young, full of positive energy and share a love of teaching lacrosse to kids. Our curriculum is highly instructive, with a focus on making your kids better players. Primary boys coaches are Connor Buss, Brendan Smith and Andrew Layne. Primary girls coaches are Meghan Toomey, Maddy Morrissey and Paige Bonomi. Our primary coaches will be supported by assistant coaches, and in February many of our travel team coaches will join the rotation, upon completion of their duties with our travel teams. 

 

Connor is an excellent developmental coach that spends a lot of his time with younger players and has become quite popular with players and parents alike. Brendan has made teaching kids his life’s passion. He is a full-time PE instructor, as well as a varsity and youth lacrosse coach. Brendan connects very well with kids, and just like Connor, is popular with players and parents alike. Andrew represents our Philly connection. As you know, lacrosse is far more prevalent on the East Coast and Philly has become the most recent hotbed. Andrew played Division III lacrosse and brings some Philly toughness into our ranks. Meghan and Maddy (they call themselves M&M) are the dynamic duo of girls coaching. There is not a pair of girls coaches in LA, in any sport, that are this capable, positive and engaging. Girls simply love them, and they are extremely effective at getting players better at every age and skill level. Paige is our newest addition to the girls coaching staff and she brings the same passion and dedication as Meghan and Maddy. Full bios of all our primary coaches are at the bottom of this e-mail.

 

Practices & Games: Our provisional practice schedule for December and January is listed below. The practice schedule listed below is for reference and planning purposes only. Once you are registered and teams are formed, each team will receive an individual practice calendar, that will be posted on our website, and you will receive e-mail and text reminders for practices and games. This schedule is subject to change.

 

The February schedule will be published once we have been assigned field space by the city, which we expect will be mid-January. A GAME SCHEDULE will be posted as soon as it is provided to us by the league.

 

Girls 2/3 Winter Schedule (December & January only)

  • Friday, December 2nd, 7pm-8pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 9th, 7pm-8pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 16th, 7pm-8pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 1: Saturday, January 7th
  • Sunday, January 8th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 2: Saturday, January 14th
  • Sunday, January 15th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 3: Saturday, January 21st
  • Sunday, January 22nd, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 4: Saturday, January 28th
  • Sunday, January 29th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 5: Saturday, February 4th
  • Sunday, February 5th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS

Girls 4/5 Winter Schedule (December & January only)

  • Friday, December 2nd, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 9th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 16th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Tuesday, January 3rd, 6:30pm-8pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 6th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 1: Saturday, January 7th
  • Tuesday, January 10th, 6:30pm-8pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 13th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 2: Saturday, January 14th
  • Tuesday, January 17th, 6:30pm-8pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 20th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 3: Saturday, January 21st
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 6:30pm-8pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 27th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 4: Saturday, January 28th
  • Tuesday, January 31st, 6:30pm-8pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, February 3rd, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 5: Saturday, February 4th

Girls Middle School Winter Schedule (December & January only)

  • Friday, December 2nd, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 9th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 16th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Tuesday, January 3rd, 7pm-8pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 6th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 1: Saturday, January 7th
  • Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 13th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 2: Saturday, January 14th
  • Tuesday, January 17th, 7:30pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 20th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 3: Saturday, January 21st
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 7:30pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, January 27th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 4: Saturday, January 28th
  • Tuesday, January 31st, 7:30pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, February 3rd, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 5: Saturday, February 4th

Boys 2/3 Winter Schedule (December & January only)

  • Friday, December 2nd, 7pm-pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 9th, 7pm-8pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 16th, 7pm-8pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 1: Saturday, January 7th
  • Sunday, January 8th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 2: Saturday, January 14th
  • Sunday, January 15th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 3: Saturday, January 21st
  • Sunday, January 22nd, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 4: Saturday, January 28th
  • Sunday, January 29th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Game Week 5: Saturday, February 4th
  • Sunday, February 5th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS

Boys 4/5 Winter Schedule (December & January only)

  • Friday, December 2nd, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, December 9th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 16th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 6th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 1: Saturday, January 7th
  • Sunday, January 8th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 13th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 2: Saturday, January 14th
  • Sunday, January 15th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 20th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 3: Saturday, January 21st
  • Sunday, January 22nd, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 27th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 4: Saturday, January 28th
  • Sunday, January 29th, 10am-11:30am @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, February 4th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 5: Saturday, February 4th

Boys Middle School Winter Schedule (December & January only)

  • Friday, December 2nd, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Friday, December 9th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, December 16th, 7pm-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 6th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 1: Saturday, January 7th
  • Sunday, January 8th, 12pm-2pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 13th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 2: Saturday, January 14th
  • Sunday, January 15th, 12pm-2pm@ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 20th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 3: Saturday, January 21st
  • Sunday, January 22nd, 12pm-2pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, January 27th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 4: Saturday, January 28th
  • Sunday, January 29th, 12pm-2pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Friday, February 4th, 7pm-9pm @ John Adams Middle School
  • Game Week 5: Saturday, February 4th

Additional Training: We’ll be offering 2 new programs that will help players improve their skills. Those programs are separate from the local team calendar and open to all players. On November 12th, we’ll be starting Speed Lacrosse, which will help our players improve on stick skills, ball movement, inside finishing, conditioning and overall lacrosse IQ. Speed Lacrosse will take place on the beach in front of the Annenberg Community Beach House on Saturday morning from 10am to noon. We will also offer positional clinics that focus on defense for long poles, defense for midfielders, face-offs and goalie training. The first clinic is scheduled for December 15 at John Adams Middle School from 7pm to 9pm and will feature Brendan Fowler (Duke 2014) from Faceoff Academy, the leading face-off teaching organization in the world.

 

Boys Uniform: Boys local teams will be using the same uniforms as last Spring and Summer, which is a 3-piece set that includes shorts, a reversible and a shooter shirt. Price is $85 and the uniform is available in our online store. In order to ensure deliver by the first week of January, we need all orders to be placed by November 25. If you have a uniform from one of the prior seasons, you do not need to purchase a new one.

 

Click HERE to purchase a boys uniform.

 

Girls Reversible: Girls local teams will be using the same reversible as last Spring and Summer, which is a white/neon green reversible. Price is $35 and the reversible is available in our online store. In order to ensure deliver by the first week of January, we need all orders to be placed by November 25. If you have a reversible from one of the prior seasons, you do not need to purchase a new one.

 

Click HERE to purchase a girls reversible.

 

Helmets and Helmet Wrap: We do offer a Dragons helmet for local teams, but it is not mandatory. The helmet is a Cascade CPX-R, and fits players in 4th grade through high school. The helmet is $185. We also offer a Dragons helmet wrap, which is essentially a really cool Dragons decal that goes on the helmet and costs $45. Both items are available in our online store, and if you are interested in purchasing them, we need orders to be in by November 25th. Please DO NOT confuse this helmet and wrap with the 2016/17 Travel Team helmet and wrap. Those are only available to travel team players and more expensive.

 

Click HERE to purchase a Dragons CPX-R helmet.

Click HERE to purchase the Dragons CPX-R helmet wrap.

 

Loaner Gear: If you are new to the sport or are not quite sure what to buy yet, we do have loaner gear available at no cost. However, we do require a $100 deposit. If you require loaner gear, please e-mail James Burton at to make arrangements. Gear will be provided on the field at the first practice, in exchange for a $100 deposit check.

 

Pricing: We have developed a 2-tier registration package to better accommodate younger players and their entry into the sport.

 

2nd/3rd Grade Boys & Girls: $255 for season. Includes coaching fees for practices and games, field space, practice pinnie and league fees. This fee is about $100 less than last year to account for the fact that this age group practices less than the older age groups. It is a pretty incredible deal, because if you amortize the fee over the game and practice coaching hours, it comes out to less than $10 an hour.

 

4th Grade to 8th Grade Boys & Girls: $465 for season. Includes coaching fees for practices and games, field space, practice pinnie and league fees. This fee is about $100 more than last year to account for smaller team sizes, more coaches and between 30 to 34 hours of training. Although higher, this fee is also an incredible deal because when amortized over game coaching hours and training hours, it also comes out to less than $10 an hour.

 

Coaches Bios:

 

Brendan Smith - Brendan hails from Massachusetts, was a first team All-State lacrosse player in high school and named to the national All-Star team in 2002. He received several Division 1 scholarship offers but chose football instead and as a 4 year starter at safety for Northwestern University, was named All Big10 Conference in 2006 & 2008. Brendan has a passion for coaching and mentoring kids, and has been in the West Los Angeles youth community for some time now, currently working as a PE teacher at Carlthorp. Brendan was a Viewpoint Lacrosse assistant coach from 2011 to 2013 and has been on the football staff for 8 years. He will be taking over as head coach of the Viewpoint Varsity lacrosse program this fall, and has been actively working with the Dragons Fall Training program since September. Brendan’s role with us will continue to expand as we enter the Winter season.

 

Connor Buss - Connor is originally from Severna Park, MD, a small suburb between Baltimore and Annapolis. Lacrosse was religion growing up at his house and after playing for 12 years in high school and college, Connor has made the jump to the West Coast. He has established himself as a premier player development coach, working with athletes that are entering the sport or trying to get to the next level. Connor has been with Dragons since last year’s fall training sessions, and has developed a loyal following among our younger players. Connor will primarily work with newer and younger players, helping them make the jump on to competitive teams.

 

Andrew Layne - Andrew grew up in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, located right outside Philadelphia. He played high school lacrosse at Malvern Prep, where he competed for the state championship in 2008. He played midfield at Cabrini University, a Division III program in Philadelphia, where he served as co-captain his senior year. Cabrini won their conference (CSAC) all four years, and went to the quarterfinals twice in the NCAA tournament during his tenure. Andrew helped coach the Newport Beach Surf Dawgs in 2015, and joined the Santa Monica Dragons staff this year. As a long time midfielder, he has a passion for playing offense & defense, and will focus on teaching the skill sets needed at both positions.

 

Meghan Toomey - Meghan was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and has been playing lacrosse since the first grade. She attended St. Mary's High School, where she was a three sport athlete. After high school she wanted to keep pursuing lacrosse, which landed her at Salisbury University. At Salisbury, Meghan played for the women's lacrosse team (2010-2014) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing Management. As a four year defensive starter for the Seagulls, Meghan won 4 conference championships, had 3 national championship appearances, won two national championships (2013 and 2014), and was voted to the NCAA All tournament team (2013/2014). Meghan was also a 2nd team all American in 2013 and captain of her team in 2014. Meghan is club director for the Dragons and Fire girls programs, working with players at all age levels. She is also head coach of Varsity Lacrosse at Marlborough School.

 

Maddy Morrissey - Maddy grew up in a small town outside of Syracuse, NY and played soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse for Skaneateles High School. Her love for the game of lacrosse started when she was in 4th grade and took of from there. Maddy committed to Duke University in her junior year of high school to play for Kerstin Kimel. Morrissey graduated from Duke University in 2014 as a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team with a degree in Psychology and minor in Evolutionary Anthropology. She was selected to the All-ACC second team as a senior (2014), was a four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and a 3x All-ACC Academic Team selection. During her career at Duke she was a starting midfielder for 3 years, seeing action in 76 contests with 56 starts. She is one of 22 players in program history to top the 100-point plateau. Morrissey’s team made it to four consecutive NCAA quarterfinals appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2011. After graduation, Maddy was a volunteer assistant coach at Elon University in North Carolina and a club lacrosse coach for the Carolina Fever. Maddy joined Dragons in 2015 and has been a key part of growing the our girls program into what it is today. Morrissey is assistant coach of Varsity Lacrosse at Marlborough School and sits on the board for US Lacrosse’s Greater LA Chapter.

 

Paige Bonomi - Paige is a lacrosse player born and raised in Long Island, and she played both basketball and lacrosse at Northport High School. Before graduating high school, Paige was a dedicated member of the Long Island Yellow Jackets elite lacrosse team, where she was accompanied by some of the most successful lacrosse players on Long Island. In the following summers, she worked as an assistant on the Yellow Jackets coaching staff, and took a 7th grade team through their high school careers. Her junior year at Northport she committed to play for USC’s Division I program as an attack player. Paige played under head coach and former Team USA Captain, Lindsey Munday and in the fall of 2012, made history as a member of the inaugural USC women’s lacrosse team. After facing a career-ending knee injury, Paige continued to work closely with the team, working as a player coach as well as a coach for the Trojans Select club lacrosse team. Paige graduated from USC with a Bachelor's Degree in English Creative Writing, and a minor in Psychology. Paige recently joined Dragons and brings the same passion and positive energy as Meghan Toomey and Maddy Morrissey.


by posted 11/09/2016
Box On The Beach Recap

 

On October 26, we held our 3rd Annual TLN Dragons Halloween event and it was an amazing evening on the beach. For those of you that don't know, every year before Halloween, we get together with TLN and shoot on pumpkins, generally have fun, and film the whole thing. And we do it all in costumes.

This year we decided to change things up bit and took our Halloween party to the beach to play some Speed Lacrosse. Since our official Speed Court Kits hadn't arrived yet, we set up our box goals and played a bunch of 3-minute games in the sand. Right away, the training benefit and fun factor for our players became evident. By using a tennis ball, players were much softer with their hands, and the rules don't allow crank shots, so the passing and inside finishing rose to a new level. Colin and Samir from TLN came up to us half way through the event while we were watching 5th and 6th grade, and said: "What is going on? The talent out here is insane!" That was great to hear and made us very proud of our players.

We were also extremely happy to see the large number of high school players that took time out of their busy schedule and showed up for Box On The Beach.

Next week we'll announce a formal Speed Lacrosse training program for November and December that will continue what we started last night.

We can't wait! It was truly one of the funnest, most productive things we've done. Please enjoy the pictures below.

 


by posted 11/07/2016
Dragons Show Up For SB Showdown!

 

Dragons Show Up For SB Showdown!

 

7/8 Wins Championship; 5/6 Makes Championship Round; HS Advances To Semis

 

Our boys had a great weekend in Santa Barbara, going undefeated in all divisions on Saturday, and taking home some hardware on Sunday. And since the Santa Barbara Showdown is not a travel team tournament, the results are all the more impressive. All Dragons teams at the event were mixed ages and skill levels. Congratulations go out to all our players and coaches for a job well done! A huge "thank you" goes out to all our families for their strong support of our boys and the program. We have some amazing video clips from the event and some cool pics as well, so keep scrolling down.

 

 

Dragons 7/8 OT Goal In Championship Game At Santa Barbara Showdown from randy grube on Vimeo.

Dragons 7/8 @ Santa Barbara Showdown - Nick Butler Throws Rusty Gate from randy grube on Vimeo.


by posted 10/17/2016
Winter Tryouts Are Here!

 

Its Go Time!!!

 

Dragons Travel Team Tryouts Take Place 10/28

 

It is that time of year again. We are kicking of our winter season season with tryouts for all travel teams in grades 4 through 12. Date and Location:

 

Friday, October 28

Check In: 6:30pm to 7pm

Tryouts: 7 to 9pm

 

John Adams Middle School

2425 16th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

Please be aware that parking may be challenging because typically a soccer group is on the field right before us, so give yourself enough time.

 

This year it is more important than ever for all players to attend the tryouts. As you know, we have many new and experienced coaches, and we are going to look at all players with fresh eyes. There will be no make-up tryouts.

 

Online registration is required and there is a $30 tryout fee to cover the cost of the field, coaches stipends and administrative costs. There will be no walk up registration like in the past. We need to know participation ahead of time so we can prepare the tryout sheets. Thanks for your understanding.

 

Click HERE to register.

 

Please contact us if you have questions and we look forward to seeing you on the field.

 

For those that haven’t seen the winter schedule on the website or our previous newsletters, here it is:

 

Blackjack Classic (same as last year’s “2015 Vegas”)
December 3 & 4, 2016
Heritage Park
350 South Racetrack Road
Henderson, NV 89015

 

Adrenaline Challenge
January 7 & 8, 2016
Del Mar Polo Grounds
14555 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92014

 

Sandstorm 
January 14 & 15, 2017
Empire Polo Club 
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201

 

Air Station Shootout
January 21 & 22, 2017
OC Great Park
6950 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618


by posted 10/17/2016
2016/17 Coaching Line Up

 

Dragons Announce 2016/17 Coaching Line Up

 

With our winter season around the corner, we’d like to kick things off this year by announcing our revamped and expanded coaching staff. We’ll be taking the level of quality in our program to a new high so we’ve made a renewed commitment to bringing in the best mentors and coaches for our players. Our 2016/17 staff includes champions from DI and DIII, big-name lacrosse schools such as Salisbury, Johns Hopkins, Colgate, Loyola Maryland, UNC, Tufts, Lehigh and Bucknell, as well as players with professional and international experience. Needless to say, we are beyond excited about the quality, diversity, experience and depth of the 16 excellent coaches that will be teaching and mentoring our boys and girls. 

 

If you’ve been playing with us in the fall, you’ve already noticed the change. We have 4 coaches at almost every box practice and game; we have a 1:4 coach to player ratio for fall training; and our Santa Barbara practices have included 2 coaches per team and 30 minutes of position-specific training per practice.

 

Dragons continues to be the best place to get the highest level training and most comprehensive all-around lacrosse experience.

 

Details on winter season tryouts and registration, as well as an announcement about our new recruiting information sessions will follow shortly. 

 

Dragons Coaching Staff Bios

 

Erik Krum - Born and raised in Denver Colorado, Erik started playing lacrosse, hockey and football when he was in the 3rd grade. He moved to Manhattan Beach, CA in 2004 and graduated from Mira Costa High School where he was a 2x All-American (2006 & 2007). Erik still holds the record for most points in Mira Costa history. Erik's next stop was Salisbury University from 2007-2012, where he won 3 national championships. As a senior, Erik was a First Team All-American, as well as the regular season highest goal scorer. And he is still 10th on the list of all time goal scores at Salisbury University. Erik graduated with a major in social work and a minor in exercise science. Upon graduation Krum returned to Southern California and joined the LXM Pro Tour, where in his second year he led team Maverik in points. In 2014 & 2015 Erik played for the Ohio Machine in the MLL. Krum has been athletic director for the Santa Monica Dragons since 2013, and as such, he helps determines the annual curriculum, content of all programs and sets the tone for the behavior, attitude and work ethic on the field. Krum is one of the best motivators in the sport and is extremely close with his players. This year he’ll be working primarily with our 2021 and 2022 travel teams. Krum is also head coach of Varsity Lacrosse at Harvard Westlake School.

 

Will Manning - Will is a through and through Long Island lacrosse player. He was a top defenseman at renowned Garden City High School, and a player on the first-ever Long Island Express team. Will then went on to play Division I at Colgate. He was a 4 year starter, and his team made the NCAA quarterfinals in 2012. Will coached at the Millon Lacrosse camp for 5 years, acting as field director his last 2. Manning also coached at Team 91, 3d, as well as The Cate School. Currently, Will is defensive coordinator and recruiter for Whittier College, the top Division III program west of the Rockies. This spring Manning will take the reins as defensive coordinator at Palisades Charter High School, further cementing his position in the LA lacrosse community. Will has taken a very active hand in developing our Dragons curriculum, and helped develop our practice formats for the winter season. He heads our defensive coaching staff and as such will interact with players at all age levels, and he will be a primary coach in our HS program.

 

James Burton - James grew up in St. Helena, California, a small town in the heart of the Napa Valley. He started playing soccer and basketball at a very young age, and didn’t get into lacrosse until he entered middle school at Sonoma Country Day. He attended Cardinal Newman High School where he was a 3x All Conference Selection, and he earned Conference Player of the Year and All American his senior year (2011). James then moved on to play Division III at Salisbury University where he won a national championship in 2012 and 2016. Following an All-Conference, 50 point junior season, he broke out his senior year (2016), totaling 84 points (33 goals and 51 assists), earning USILA Second Team All-American and First Team All Conference. He topped off his season by leading his team to a national championship victory with 5 goals and 3 assists. James graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in both Communications and Athletic Coaching. He joined us over the summer and has quickly become a key member of our staff. James will be working closely with our 2022 and 2023 travel teams.

 

Meghan Toomey - Meghan was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and has been playing lacrosse since the first grade. She attended St. Mary's High School, where she was a three sport athlete. After high school she wanted to keep pursuing lacrosse, which landed her at Salisbury University. At Salisbury, Meghan played for the women's lacrosse team (2010-2014) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing Management. As a four year defensive starter for the Seagulls, Meghan won 4 conference championships, had 3 national championship appearances, won two national championships (2013 and 2014), and was voted to the NCAA All tournament team (2013/2014). Meghan was also a 2nd team all American in 2013 and captain of her team in 2014. Meghan is club director for the Dragons and Fire girls programs, working with players at all age levels. She is also head coach of Varsity Lacrosse at Marlborough School.

 

Maddy Morrissey - Maddy grew up in a small town outside of Syracuse, NY and played soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse for Skaneateles High School. Her love for the game of lacrosse started when she was in 4th grade and took of from there. Maddy committed to Duke University in her junior year of high school to play for Kerstin Kimel. Morrissey graduated from Duke University in 2014 as a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team with a degree in Psychology and minor in Evolutionary Anthropology. She was selected to the All-ACC second team as a senior (2014), was a four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and a 3x All-ACC Academic Team selection. During her career at Duke she was a starting midfielder for 3 years, seeing action in 76 contests with 56 starts. She is one of 22 players in program history to top the 100-point plateau. Morrissey’s team made it to four consecutive NCAA quarterfinals appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2011. After graduation, Maddy was a volunteer assistant coach at Elon University in North Carolina and a club lacrosse coach for the Carolina Fever. Maddy joined Dragons in 2015 and has been a key part of growing the our girls program into what it is today. Morrissey is assistant coach of Varsity Lacrosse at Marlborough School and sits on the board for US Lacrosse’s Greater LA Chapter.

 

Kevin Donovan - Kevin played at Lehigh University from 2008 to 2012, earning the Patriot League Champion his senior year. That same year Donovan accumulated 20 points, received Patriot League Academic Honors and was on the Lehigh Leadership Council. From 2013 to 2014, Kevin Donovan was offensive coordinator at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he built an offense ranked #1 nationally, as well as #1 in total points and extra man. During his tenure, the McGill team had an undefeated regular season in CUFLA and finished runner up in the national championship. Since then Kevin has coached at Adrenaline, 3D and he is presently the head coach at Palisades Charter High School. Kevin has been a Dragons coach since 2015 and is chiefly responsible for developing the Dragons high school program.

 

David Manning - David hails from North Carolina, where he was a 4 year starter at Chapel Hill High School from 2007 to 2011. His team won the state championship in 2008 and he was an NCHSAA All-American. During the 2008/09 season David played on Varsity basketball as well. In 2011 he joined Loyola University Maryland where he left quite the track record. In 2012 he was on the Division I Lacrosse National Champion team. In 2014 and 2016, his team secured the Patriot League Championship. In 2016 Manning was the recipient of the John H. Mohler Award as the top male student-athlete who excels in athletics, scholarship, and character. He was a pre-season Honorable Mention All-American, and was captain of the Loyola Maryland team that made it to the semi-finals of the Final Four. Later in 2016 he was drafted as the 43rd pick in the 2016 MLL draft by the New York Lizards. His coaching experience includes several seasons with both Carolina Cannons and Rival Lacrosse. David plays close defense and started coaching with Dragons in September, and has already taken a leadership role with both our Fall Training and Santa Barbara Tournament program. In the winter he will take over our 7th grade travel program and be a core part of our defensive coaching staff.

 

Andrew Buss - Andrew is a recent graduate of Bridgewater College in Virginia, where he played for 4 years in the ODAC conference.  He is originally from Severna Park, MD where he grew up playing lacrosse with his two older brothers.  Andrew was a part of Bridgewater's first full recruiting class, where he was a four year starter in goal and served as a team captain his junior and senior year.  At Bridgewater, Andrew was a 3x All Academic ODAC team member, and he was on the 2016 ODAC Ray Rostan Sportsmanship Team. Prior to joining Dragons Andrew was an assistant coach under Bear Davis, head coach of the MLL’s Ohio Machine, at Archbishop Spalding High School. Andrew is a core part of our defensive coaching staff and will specialize on working with goalies.

 

Dave Taylor  - Dave represents the most well-rounded and seasoned addition to our coaching staff and is sure to bring a lot of value to the education of our boys. He graduated from the Landon School in Maryland in 1999, was an All-American, holds the all-time season goal scoring record, and won the HS national championship with his team. Dave was a top 5 national recruit and ended up playing at UNC and later Tufts, while squeezing a 2 year research fellowship in Shanghai, China in between the two gigs. Taylor graduated Tufts early in ’03 and spent the next four years as a US Army Officer, Ranger and tactical commander in Afghanistan, then transferred to DC to become an intelligence officer. Dave continued to play lacrosse, captaining the Belgian National Lacrosse Team from 2010 to 2014. He was a top 10 scorer at the Euro's in 2012 and World's 2014. Dave’s coaching experience includes a stint as skills coach for the International School of Brussels from 2010 to 2013, a skills coach for the China National Development Program in 2012 and 2013, as well as the role of offensive skills coach for top-ranked St. Ignatius HS. Dave joined Dragons in September and will primarily work with HS and middle school players.

 

Mike Kutzer - Mike hails from Syracuse and boasts an impressive lacrosse background. At Fayetteville Manlius High School he was an ADIDAS All-American, won the Coaches’ award and earned All-CNY and All-League honors. From 2011 to 2016 Mike played Division I lacrosse at Loyola University Maryland as defensive midfielder. During his time at Loyola the team was Patriot League Champion in 2014 and 2016, and a Final Four participant in 2016. When not playing, Mike coached youth lacrosse at Syracuse University, Loyola University, Cornell University, Rhino Lacrosse Camp and Burn’em Lacrosse Club. Mike joined the Dragons this fall and will take an active role working with our midfielders at all age groups, helping them to improve their skills on both sides of the ball.

 

Adam Stork - Adam was born and raised in Penn Yan, New York, where he played three sports in high school: basketball, football and lacrosse. Although he didn’t take up lacrosse seriously until 9th grade, Adam played a lot of box lacrosse and progressed quickly. His knack for the game and athletic ability got him on to the roster at Division III Salisbury, where he was an offensive and defensive midfielder from 2012 to 2015. During that time he won 1 NCAA championship and 3 CAC titles. Adam has been with us since September and is a core part of our box coaching staff. Adam excels at picking out weaknesses in individual players during practices and working with them to correct those weaknesses. Adam will be working with all teams as part of the core defensive staff, and specialize more in younger age groups.

 

Brendan Smith - Brendan hails from Massachusetts, was a first team All-State lacrosse player in high school and named to the national All-Star team in 2002. He received several Division 1 scholarship offers but chose football instead and as a 4 year starter at safety for Northwestern University, was named All Big10 Conference in 2006 & 2008. Brendan has a passion for coaching and mentoring kids, and has been in the West Los Angeles youth community for some time now, currently working as a PE teacher at Carlthorp. Brendan was a Viewpoint Lacrosse assistant coach from 2011 to 2013 and has been on the football staff for 8 years. He will be taking over as head coach of the Viewpoint Varsity lacrosse program this fall, and has been actively working with the Dragons Fall Training program since September. Brendan’s role with us will continue to expand as we enter the Winter season.

 

Trevor Brown - Trevor hails from Rumford Rhode, Island, where he was a 4 year letter winner in lacrosse at the Salisbury School. He helped his lacrosse team to a four-year record of 44-14 with three conference championships, was a 2x First Team All-SENE player and a first team all-state selection as a sophomore. He totaled 73 goals and 69 assists during his HS career. While doing all this Trevor also played four years of football as a wide receiver and safety and helped his team to a conference championship in 2004. In addition, Trevor ran 2 years of track. Upon graduation he spent his college career playing for Johns Hopkins University as a midfielder. Trevor joined us over the summer and some of you met him at our end-of August defensive clinic. Trevor will be working with players in all age groups.

 

Thomas Flibotte - Thomas grew up playing lacrosse in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He attended Cohasset High where he played football, lacrosse, and wrestled. In lacrosse he was a 2x All-American and a state champion. As a senior he won a state wrestling championship at 171lbs., and he rushed for a thousand yards in football. Thomas then went on to Deerfield Academy to do a post graduate year, where he played football and lacrosse. After his post graduate year he was ranked the #6 post graduate lacrosse player by inside lacrosse. He went on to play for Bucknell University where he would start all four years as an offensive midfielder, leading the team as captain his senior year and graduated with 81 goals, 12 assists and 93 points in 61 games. He never missed a game in 4 seasons. Thomas was an all league selection in 2013, 2014, and 2016. Thomas’s older sister Gabriella was a 2x national champion at Northwestern, and his older brother Mark was an All-American at Bowdoin. Thomas joins us for this fall, supporting both our Fall Training and tournament teams at all age levels. 

 

Dayton Gilbreath - Dayton hails from Washington where he played at Bainbridge Island High School and was team captain from 2005 to 2008. In 2009 he joined the Air Force Academy, where he played all four years and was again, team captain in 2012. Dayton was 1st Team All League for all of his 4 years and the league rookie of the year in 2009. During his 4 years at the Air Force Academy, Dayton would return home to Washington each summer, where he created position-specific clinics and focused on working with up to 100 high school players a year, helping them understand and get ready for the recruiting process. Upon graduation, he was transferred to Okinawa, Japan, for 3 years, where in his spare time he set up 3 lacrosse leagues for kids ages 8 to 18, and coached the high school group. Dayton will join Dragons in December, when he is transferred from his present position to Los Angeles. He is a close defenseman and will join our core defensive staff.

 

Connor Buss - Connor is originally from Severna Park, MD, a small suburb between Baltimore and Annapolis. Lacrosse was religion growing up at his house and after playing for 12 years in high school and college, Connor has made the jump to the West Coast. He has established himself as a premier player development coach, working with athletes that are entering the sport or trying to get to the next level. Connor has been with Dragons since last year’s fall training sessions, and has developed a loyal following among our younger players. Connor will primarily work with newer and younger players, helping them make the jump on to competitive teams.

 

by posted 10/17/2016
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
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
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
Partners

Dragons are the first West Coast affiliate of Speed Lacrosse.

Dragons works with LA City Ducks Youth Football to provide opportunities for talented young players.

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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.

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 

- 2016/17 Winter Travel Teams

- 2016/17 Winter Local Teams

- Speed Lacrosse


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

- 2017 Spring Season


RECENT ACTIVITIES

 

2016 Box Season

2016 Fall Training

2016 Fall Tournament Team

- Fire Summer Camp

- Boys & Girls Summer Programs

- Boys & Girls Spring Season

Boys Travel Teams

Girls & Boys Local Teams

Boys Box Lacrosse

Boys & Girls Lacrosse 101

Boys Fall Training Sessions

Girls Fall Ball

2015 Philly Final Four Trip

2015 Summer Season

- 2014/15 Winter Season

2014 Box Lacrosse Program

2014 Fall Ball

Lacrosse 101

Athletics & Injury Prevention

2014/15 Tryouts & Assessments

AYL Season Review

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Agoura High School - Agoura Hills OPEN (12/8) 
Airport Park - Santa Monica OPEN (12/8) 
Annenberg Beach House - Santa Monica OPEN (12/8) 
Calvary Christian School - Pacific Palisades OPEN (12/8) 
Campus El Segundo - El Segundo OPEN (12/8) 
Chatsworth, CASL - Canoga Park OPEN (12/8) 
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Culver City High School - Culver City OPEN (12/8) 
Del Mar (San Diego Polo) - Rancho Santa Fe OPEN (12/8) 
Dick's Sporting Goods Pk - Commerce OPEN (12/8) 
El Segundo High School - El Segundo OPEN (12/8) 
El Segundo Rec Park - El Segundo OPEN (12/8) 
Empire Polo Club - Indio OPEN (12/8) 
Esperanza High School - Anaheim OPEN (12/8) 
Evolution PT - Culver City OPEN (12/8) 
Field of Dreams - San Pedro OPEN (12/8) 
Grandview Elementary - Manhattan Beach OPEN (12/8) 
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Harvard Westlake School - Studio City OPEN (12/8) 
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Manhattan Beach MS - Manhattan Beach OPEN (12/8) 
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Marlborough School - Los Angeles OPEN (12/8) 
McKinley Elementary - Santa Monica OPEN (12/8) 
Oakwood Recreation Ctr. - Venice OPEN (12/8) 
Oceana Lax Fest - Goleta TBD (12/8) 
Orange County Great Park - Irvine OPEN (12/8) 
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Palisades High School - Pacific Palisades OPEN (12/8) 
Palos Verdes High School - Palos Verdes Estates OPEN (12/8) 
Radisson Blu Warwick - Philadelphia OPEN (12/8) 
Radnor High School - Radnor OPEN (12/8) 
Rancho Bernardo HS - San Diego OPEN (12/8) 
Richmond Elementary - El Segundo OPEN (12/8) 
Santa Barbara Polo Field - Carpinteria OPEN (12/8) 
Santa Monica High School - Santa Monica OPEN (12/8) 
SoCal Sports Complex - Oceanside OPEN (12/8) 
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US Lacrosse Champ - San Jose TBD (12/8) 
US LAX- U15 Nationals - Aurora TBD (12/8) 
Viewpoint School - Calabasas OPEN (12/8) 
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