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Welcome to the Santa Monica Dragons!

 

Thank you for visiting the Dragons Lacrosse and Fire Lacrosse website. We are a youth lacrosse club that offers everything from beginner sessions, to the most advanced training and competitive travel teams for boys & girls in grades 2 through 12, as well as recruiting support for HS athletes that want to play at the next level. If you're looking to be the best possible lacrosse player you can be, you have found your home.

 

If you are a new family and want to learn more, please visit the BOYS and GIRLS navigation tabs respectively, at the top of this page. We have the following structure for Boys: Dragons (recreational), Dragons Select (advanced youth players), Dragons HS Elite (advanced HS players). We have the following structure for girls: Dragons (recreational), Fire Travel (advanced youth and HS players), Fire NextGen (9th & 10th grade players looking for the highest training), Fire Select (11th & 12th grade players looking for the best training and recruiting support). Each of these programs is explained via tabs in the BOYS and GIRLS navigation.

 

CURRENT PROGRAMS (click name for more info):

 

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (click name for more info):

 

  • Spring Season (2nd to 8th grade - recreational players - Mar./May)

 

MORE - If you have questions that are not answered on the website, feel free to us directly. When you are ready to register, you can click on the REGISTER 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.

 

If you would like to join our NEWSLETTER MAILING LIST, please click HERE.

 

For a taste of what the girls lacrosse experience is like with us, watch the clip below.

 

 

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Fire Middle School Select Tryouts Announced!
02/13/2019
Two weeks from now our club program Fire Lacrosse will be hosting...
LA All-Stars Launches for Summer 2019
02/13/2019
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LA All-Stars Launches for Summer 2019
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FIRE HIGH SCHOOL SELECT TRYOUT INFO
02/05/2019
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Fire Middle School Select Tryouts Announced!

Fire Middle School Select Tryouts Announced!
Two weeks from now our club program Fire Lacrosse will be hosting a tryout for our Fire Select Middle School Team. Our Fire Select MS Team will go on an extended trip to Colorado to play in two highly competitive tournaments for their age group and play a local SoCal tournament as well. 
 
CLICK HERE to visit our Fire MS Select Team Page for more information about our Summer Programming. On this page we explain the details of the Fire MS Select Program. We also have a quick presentation explaining the Fire Select and Fire MS options for the summer and a fun tryout hype reel! 
 
SELECT TRYOUT INFO:
 
DATE         Wednesday, February 27th
TIME        7:00pm to 9:00pm
LOCATION    Santa Monica High School (601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA) - 1 hr free parking in Civic Lot across the street from field. 
FEE            $25.00
ROSTER        18 Players Total
GRAD YRS    2024 & 2025
REGISTER    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
 
 
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by posted 02/13/2019
LA All-Stars Launches for Summer 2019

LA All-Stars Launches for Summer 2019

The LA lacrosse scene is full of talented players. We believe that not enough is being done to get many of them together on the same roster during the summer. LA All Stars is designed to change that. We will field 4 single-grade teams from some of the most competitive school and club programs in LA, provide the teams with 6 2-hour practices, a tune-up tournament and then compete in the Denver Shootout. LA All Stars strikes a balance between giving players the training they need to keep improving, while also focusing on the recruiting process.

We will make a more comprehensive announcement regarding the complete Dragons boys summer HS program in the next 7-10 days.

For more info regarding LA All Stars, please contact   or  .

 

Brett Tietjen

Garden City High School ’98

  • 1997 Undefeated Class B New York State Champions. 
  • 1998 Nassau County Champions. 
  • 1998 All County
  • 1998 Nolan Award
Hofstra University ‘02
  • Major - Business Administration

NJIT

  • Master - Communications

SUNY Maritime

  • Assistant Coach 2003 – 2005

Loyola HS

  • Defensive Coordinator
  • 2016 and 2017 US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 3x Southern Section Champions - 2016/17/18

Los Angles Cobras Club Team

  • Founder & Head Coach
 
Erik Krum

Mira Costa High School ‘07

  • 2x All-American (2006 & 2007)
  • Holds the record for most points in Mira Costa history
  • CIF champions in ‘06

Salisbury University from ’12

  • 3x National Champion
  • First Team All-American (2012)
  • Major in social work and a minor in exercise science

LXM Pro Tour - 2013

Ohio Machine - 2014 & 2015

  • Santa Monica Dragons - 2013 to Present
  • Athletic Director

Harvard Westlake - 2015 to Present

  • Program Head - Lacrosse
  • Head Coach - Varsity
 

Riley Lasda

Ithaca High School '08-'11 (2-way Middie)

  • Captain '11
  • All American
  • Upstate Champion

Penn State '12-'13 (Offensive Middie)

  • Payed in 15 games

Albany '14-'15 (2-Way middie + LSM)

  • Played in all 37 games
  • 34 GB's
  • 13 caused Turnovers
  • 6 points

Latvian National Team (Close D)

  • Captain '18
  • 2 World Game appearances
  • 2 European Cup appearances 

Ithaca High School Girls Lacrosse '16 

  • Defensive Coordinator

Santa Monica Dragons '17-'19

  • Youth + High School

Harvard Westlake '17-'19 

  • Defensive Coordinator
 

Eli Lasda

Ithaca High School ’13

  • Captain ’13
  • 2 Time Upstate Champs

University at Albany ’17

  • 26 goals, 13 Assists
  • American East All Academic Team
  • Double Major: English & History

University of Nottingham ’18

  • Leading Scorer
  • Team MVP
  • Earned Masters in Public Policy

Latvian National Team ‘13 - Present

  • Starter for 2014, 2018 World Games as well as 2016 European Championships

Santa Monica Dragons

  • Youth & HS coach

Harvard Westlake

  • Varsity Coach - Offensive Coordinator 
 

Max Mercier

Camden Hills High School ’12

  • Team Captain ’11 & ‘12
  • 3x First Team All-Conference

Emmanuel College ’16

  • 3x GNAC Champions
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances ’14,’15,’16
  • Team Captain ‘16
  • Major: Business Management – Concentration in Sport Management

Santa Monica Dragons 

  • Youth & HS Coach
  • Operations Manager

Harvard-Westlake

  • JV Head Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Coach
 

Michael Delabar

Parkway Central HS 97' (St. Louis, MO)

  • 3 sport athlete 
  • Lacrosse/Soccer
  • Racquetball - State Champion

State Fair CC 98'

  • NJCAA Soccer National Champions 98'

Catawba College from 02'

  • 01'/02' Captain Soccer & Lacrosse
  • 2002 Catawba College Athlete of the year
  • 2002 NCAA DII All American for Lacrosse
  • 2017' Induction into Catawba College Sports Hall Of Fame

Thousand Oaks HS - 2015 to Present 

  • Program Head - Boys Lacrosse
  • Head Coach - Varsity
  • 2017 Marmonte League Coach of the Year

Los Angeles Cobras Club Team 

  • Assistant Coach - HS
 

LA All Stars will field 4 single-grade HS teams in the summer of 2019:

  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

We decided on the single grade approach because it puts our players in the best position to succeed. In the single-grade format, players will be competing against other players of similar size, athleticism and with a similar amount of lacrosse experience.

 
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Wednesday, May 29th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Monday, June 3rd: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Wednesday, June 5th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Monday, June 10th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Wednesday, June 12th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
 

Our goal is to put our players in the best possible situation to succeed. In addition to our practices, we will attend one tune-up tournament to work out kinks prior to the Denver Shootout.

  • SoCal Summer Kickoff, June 8 & 9, 2019 - OC Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Denver Shootout, June 14-16, 2019 - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO
 

 

 


by posted 02/13/2019
LA All-Stars Launches for Summer 2019

LA All-Stars Launches for Summer 2019

The LA lacrosse scene is full of talented players. We believe that not enough is being done to get many of them together on the same roster during the summer. LA All Stars is designed to change that. We will field 4 single-grade teams from some of the most competitive school and club programs in LA, provide the teams with 6 2-hour practices, a tune-up tournament and then compete in the Denver Shootout. LA All Stars strikes a balance between giving players the training they need to keep improving, while also focusing on the recruiting process.

We will make a more comprehensive announcement regarding the complete Dragons boys summer HS program in the next 7-10 days.

For more info regarding LA All Stars, please contact   or  .

 

Brett Tietjen

Garden City High School ’98

  • 1997 Undefeated Class B New York State Champions. 
  • 1998 Nassau County Champions. 
  • 1998 All County
  • 1998 Nolan Award
Hofstra University ‘02
  • Major - Business Administration

NJIT

  • Master - Communications

SUNY Maritime

  • Assistant Coach 2003 – 2005

Loyola HS

  • Defensive Coordinator
  • 2016 and 2017 US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 3x Southern Section Champions - 2016/17/18

Los Angles Cobras Club Team

  • Founder & Head Coach
 
Erik Krum

Mira Costa High School ‘07

  • 2x All-American (2006 & 2007)
  • Holds the record for most points in Mira Costa history
  • CIF champions in ‘06

Salisbury University from ’12

  • 3x National Champion
  • First Team All-American (2012)
  • Major in social work and a minor in exercise science

LXM Pro Tour - 2013

Ohio Machine - 2014 & 2015

  • Santa Monica Dragons - 2013 to Present
  • Athletic Director

Harvard Westlake - 2015 to Present

  • Program Head - Lacrosse
  • Head Coach - Varsity
 

Riley Lasda

Ithaca High School '08-'11 (2-way Middie)

  • Captain '11
  • All American
  • Upstate Champion

Penn State '12-'13 (Offensive Middie)

  • Payed in 15 games

Albany '14-'15 (2-Way middie + LSM)

  • Played in all 37 games
  • 34 GB's
  • 13 caused Turnovers
  • 6 points

Latvian National Team (Close D)

  • Captain '18
  • 2 World Game appearances
  • 2 European Cup appearances 

Ithaca High School Girls Lacrosse '16 

  • Defensive Coordinator

Santa Monica Dragons '17-'19

  • Youth + High School

Harvard Westlake '17-'19 

  • Defensive Coordinator
 

Eli Lasda

Ithaca High School ’13

  • Captain ’13
  • 2 Time Upstate Champs

University at Albany ’17

  • 26 goals, 13 Assists
  • American East All Academic Team
  • Double Major: English & History

University of Nottingham ’18

  • Leading Scorer
  • Team MVP
  • Earned Masters in Public Policy

Latvian National Team ‘13 - Present

  • Starter for 2014, 2018 World Games as well as 2016 European Championships

Santa Monica Dragons

  • Youth & HS coach

Harvard Westlake

  • Varsity Coach - Offensive Coordinator 
 

Max Mercier

Camden Hills High School ’12

  • Team Captain ’11 & ‘12
  • 3x First Team All-Conference

Emmanuel College ’16

  • 3x GNAC Champions
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances ’14,’15,’16
  • Team Captain ‘16
  • Major: Business Management – Concentration in Sport Management

Santa Monica Dragons 

  • Youth & HS Coach
  • Operations Manager

Harvard-Westlake

  • JV Head Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Coach
 

Michael Delabar

Parkway Central HS 97' (St. Louis, MO)

  • 3 sport athlete 
  • Lacrosse/Soccer
  • Racquetball - State Champion

State Fair CC 98'

  • NJCAA Soccer National Champions 98'

Catawba College from 02'

  • 01'/02' Captain Soccer & Lacrosse
  • 2002 Catawba College Athlete of the year
  • 2002 NCAA DII All American for Lacrosse
  • 2017' Induction into Catawba College Sports Hall Of Fame

Thousand Oaks HS - 2015 to Present 

  • Program Head - Boys Lacrosse
  • Head Coach - Varsity
  • 2017 Marmonte League Coach of the Year

Los Angeles Cobras Club Team 

  • Assistant Coach - HS
 

LA All Stars will field 4 single-grade HS teams in the summer of 2019:

  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

We decided on the single grade approach because it puts our players in the best position to succeed. In the single-grade format, players will be competing against other players of similar size, athleticism and with a similar amount of lacrosse experience.

 
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Wednesday, May 29th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Monday, June 3rd: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Wednesday, June 5th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Monday, June 10th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
  • Wednesday, June 12th: 7-9pm @ Santa Monica HS
 

Our goal is to put our players in the best possible situation to succeed. In addition to our practices, we will attend one tune-up tournament to work out kinks prior to the Denver Shootout.

  • SoCal Summer Kickoff, June 8 & 9, 2019 - OC Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Denver Shootout, June 14-16, 2019 - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO
 

 

 


by posted 02/13/2019
FIRE HIGH SCHOOL SELECT TRYOUT INFO

FIRE HIGH SCHOOL SELECT TRYOUT INFO

by posted 02/05/2019
Dragons Boys & Girls Spring Registration Is Open Early Bird Disc

Dragons Boys & Girls Spring Registration Is Open Early Bird Discount Expires 2/12 - Act Now!
Boys Program Info

The Dragons Spring Season is for players of all skill levels and will feature games against other LA clubs in the LAYLL. 

LEAGUE: LA Youth Lacrosse League

SPRING TEAMS:

  • Boys 2nd & 3rd Grade
  • Boys 4th & 5th Grade
  • Boys 6th & 7th Grade
  • Boys 8th Grade

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 son the best player he can be. You can read up on our boys coaches HERE.

GAME SCHEDULE: Game times and locations will be posted as soon as we receive the schedule. The first game day is Sunday, March 10th. The final game day of the season will be Sunday, May 19th. There will be 10 game weekends during the season. You can expect to have a game every Sunday between these days with the exception of Sunday, April 21st (Easter). Below is a list of game weekends:

  • Sunday, March 10th
  • Sunday, March 17th
  • Sunday, March 24th
  • Sunday, March 31st
  • Sunday, April 7th
  • Sunday, April 14th
  • Dragons Spring Break is April 15th to April 21st Sunday, April 28th
  • Sunday, May 5th
  • Sunday, May 12th
  • Sunday, May 19th

GAME LOCATIONS: While plans aren’t completely locked in by the league, games will be played at different fields around Los Angeles, including Culver City HS, Santa Monica HS, Campus El Segundo and Palos Verdes HS.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Spring is our primary training season because we receive a consistent allocation of field space from the City of Santa Monica. Practice information is listed below.

  • Boys 2nd & 3rd Grade - Two practices a week @1 hour each (22 practices total)
  • Boys 4th to 8th Grade - Two practices a week @ 1.5 hours each (22 practices total)

The practice rotation for the Spring season is listed below. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT PRACTICE DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade: M 5:30-6:30pm @ Lincoln, W 5:30-6:30pm @ JAMS North
  • 4th & 5th Grade: M 5:30-7:00pm @ Lincoln, W 5:30-7:00pm @ JAMS North
  • 6th & 7th Grade: M 7:00-8:30pm @ SAMO, W 7:00-8:30pm @ SAMO
  • 8th Grade: M 7:00-8:30pm @ SAMO, W 7:00-8:30pm @ SAMO

First practice is March 4th.
Last practice is May 15th.

REGISTRATION: 

  • Boys 2nd & 3rd Grade - Click HERE to register 
  • Early Bird Special Through 2/12: $375.00 - After 2/12: $425
  • Boys 4th to 8th Grade - Click HERE to register
  • Early Bird Special Through 2/12: $695.00 - After 2/12: $745

We hope to see you out on the field this spring! If you have any questions please reach out to  . Go Dragons! Oh, and please follow us on Instagram and Facebook: @santamonicadragons.

For more info visit our Spring Web Page.

Take Me to The Registration Page!
 

Girls Program Info

The Dragons Spring Season is for players of all skill levels and will feature games against other LA clubs. 

LEAGUE: PELA (Pacific Edge Lacrosse Association)

SPRING TEAMS:

  • Girls 1st & 2nd Grade (Dragons Girls 1/2)
  • Girls 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade (Dragons Girls 3/4/5)
  • Girls 6th, 7th & 8th Grade (Dragons Girls 6/7/8)

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 daughter the best player she can be. Primary girls coaches:

  • Meghan Toomey
  • Lyndsey Munoz
  • Annie Cook
  • Jamie Wand
  • Aubrey White
  • Makena Carter

GAME SCHEDULE: Game times and locations will be posted as soon as we receive the schedule. The first game day is Saturday, March 9th. The final game day of the season will be Sunday May 4th for Dragons Girls 1/2, Sunday, May 12th for Dragons Girls 3/4/5 and Sunday May 19th for Dragons Girls 6/7/8. You can expect to have a game every weekend with the exception of Saturday/Sunday, April 20th & 21st (Easter)

  • Dragons Girls 1/2 & Dragons Girls 3/4/5 plays only on Saturdays
  • Dragons Girls 6/7/8 can play either on Saturday OR Sunday

Below is a list of game weekends:

  • March 9th & 10th
  • March 16th & 17th
  • March 23rd & 24th
  • March 30th & 31st
  • April 6th & 7th
  • April 13th & 14th
  • Dragons Spring Break is April 15th to April 21st
  • April 27th & 28th
  • May 4th & 5th
  • May 11th & 12th
  • May 18th & 19th - Dragons Girls 6/7/8 only

GAME LOCATIONS: While plans aren’t completely locked in by the league, games will be played at different fields around Los Angeles, including Culver City HS, Santa Monica HS, Campus El Segundo, Airport Park, as well as other locations.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Spring is our primary training season because we receive a consistent allocation of field space from the City of Santa Monica. Practice information is listed below.

  • Dragons Girls 1/2 - One practice a week @1.5 hours each (10 practices total)
  • Dragons Girls 3/4/5 - Two practices a week @1.5 hour each (20 practices total)
  • Dragons Girls 6/7/8 - Two practices a week @ 1.5 hours each (22 practices total)

The practice rotation for the Spring season is listed below. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT PRACTICE DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

  • Dragons Girls 1/2: W 5:30-6:30pm @ JAMS North
  • Dragons Girls 3/4/5: M 5:30-7:00pm @ Lincoln, W 5:30-7:00pm @ JAMS North
  • Dragons Girls 6/7/8: W 7:00-8:30pm @ SAMO, F 7:00-8:30pm @ SAMO

First practice is March 4th.
Last practice is May 17th.

REGISTRATION: 

  • Girls 1/2 - Click HERE to register 
  • Early Bird Special Through 2/12: $375.00 - After 2/12: $425
  • Girls 4th to 8th Grade - Click HERE to register
  • Early Bird Special Through 2/12: $485.00 - After 2/12: $535

We hope to see you out on the field this spring! If you have any questions please reach out to  @santamonicadragons.org. Go Dragons! Oh, and please follow us on Instagram: @dragonsg_lax and Facebook: @santamonicadragons.

For more info visit our Spring Web Page.

Take Me to The Registration Page!

by posted 02/05/2019

Academy of Lacrosse, the umbrella for Dragons & Fire is a 501 c(3) non-profit. Please click the button if you would like to support our efforts and make a taxdeductible donation.

Fire Lacrosse is a new force on the girls lacrosse scene. It is the Elite division of Dragons Lacrosse and offers girls dedicated to the sport a chance to play at a higher level and to reach higher goals. Fire is backed by an incredible coaching staff that trains our players, guides them through tournaments and actively supports them in the recruiting process. We have an amazing team environment and a great attitude. Click HERE for more info.

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