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Boys Summer Travel Team Info: 

In this section we’ll be outlining our amazing boys summer travel program for players currently enrolled in grades 4 through 8. This program is open to returning Dragons travel players, as well as new players that participate in our tryout process (see below). We are very proud of what we have put together for the summer and we look forward to your participation.

This is a lot of information, but it can and will help answer most if not all of your questions.  To save you the trouble of emailing us, please be sure to read through to the bottom to learn about:

  • Our Teams
  • Tryouts
  • The Sports Academy Retreat
  • Tournament Info

Scroll down the page to get specific information.

 


Our Teams:

Dragons 4/5 Blue (2024/25):  This team is for players in 4th or 5th grade in the current school year. We are looking to add 4-5 qualified players at different positions to the roster via our supplemental tryouts (see below). Please keep in mind that this team is for advanced players only. It operates at a very high level for its age and has already won a major West Coast tournament. Coaches are James Burton and Kevin Hinton (click HERE to see coaches bios). This teams’s schedule will be:

  • June 16-18: Denver Shootout (Denver, CO)
  • June 21 & 22: Sports Academy Retreat (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • June 24 & 25: Riptide (Oceanside, CA)
  • July 21 - 23: Tinseltown Throwdown (Irvine, CA)

*Practices are twice a week, starting in late May and will take place at Santa Monica HS.

Dragons 6 Blue (2023): This team is for players in 6th grade in the current school year. This team represents a mix of very experienced and very athletic players. It is new to the Dragons line-up but already showing a lot of promise. We will add several advanced players at different positions to the roster via our supplemental tryouts (see below). Coaches are Mike Kutzer and Wade Winebrenner (click HERE to see coaches bios). This teams’s schedule will be:

  • June 16-18: Denver Shootout (Denver, CO)
  • June 21 & 22: Sports Academy Retreat (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • June 24 & 25: Riptide (Oceanside, CA)
  • July 12 & 13: Legends Western Invitational (Salt Lake City, UT)

*Practices are twice a week, starting in late May and will take place at Santa Monica HS.

Dragons 7 Blue (2022): This team is for players in 7th grade in the current school year. It has a solid core and we are primarily looking to add tough, strong and athletic defensemen and midfielders. Players will be added to the roster via our supplemental tryouts (see below). Coaches are Riley Lasda and Jason Foreit (click HERE to see coaches bios). This teams’s schedule will be:

  • June 16-18: Denver Shootout (Denver, CO)
  • June 21 & 22: Sports Academy Retreat (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • June 24 & 25: Riptide (Oceanside, CA)
  • July 12 & 13: Legends Western Invitational (Salt Lake City, UT)

*Practices are twice a week, starting in late May and will take place at Santa Monica HS.

Dragons 8 Blue (2021): This team is for players in 8th grade in the current school year. 8 Blue is the best in its age group in LA with very limited openings. If you feel that you are a top players at your position and would like to play with us, please attend our supplemental tryouts (see below). Coaches are Erik Krum and Andrew Buss (click HERE to see coaches bios). This teams’s schedule will be:

  • June 16-18: Denver Shootout (Denver, CO)
  • June 21 & 22: Sports Academy Retreat (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • June 24 & 25: Riptide (Oceanside, CA)
  • July 12 & 13: Legends Western Invitational (Salt Lake City, UT)

*Practices are twice a week, starting in late May and will take place at Santa Monica HS.


Tryouts:

The Dragons model is based on steadily developing players and teams over time. We generally do not take apart and reassemble teams via a tryout process. Instead, we add players to each team based on our specific openings. If you are presently not playing with Dragons but would like to do so in the summer, you need to attend one of our practices so our coaches can evaluate you. There is no tryout fee. Below is a list of dates and times for each team.

4/5 Blue: Friday, April 21 - 6:30pm to 8pm & Friday, April 28 - 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Blue: Friday, April 21 - 6:30pm to 8pm & Friday, April 28 - 6:30pm to 8pm
7 Blue: Friday, April 21 - 6:30pm to 8pm & Friday, April 28 - 7:30pm to 9pm
8 Blue: Friday, April 21 - 7:30pm to 9pm & Friday, April 28 - 7:30pm to 9pm

All practices/tryout sessions take place at Santa Monica HS.

In order to participate, you need to contact Randy Grube at  , or register directly on the Dragons Website, HERE. For insurance reasons, walk-ups are not permitted.


The Retreat:

Part of our mission is to develop players into complete athletes. To this end we've held many athletics sessions and we constantly emphasize fitness. By organizing our first-ever retreat at the Sports Academy, we're taking this approach to the next level and exposing our players to the most sophisticated physical and mental training available today. Players will spend 2 days at the facility and we'll hold a lacrosse practice at the end of each day. This is an all-inclusive program included in the summer package.

  • Date: June 21 & 22
  • Venue: Sports Academy, 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Newbury Park, CA 91320
  • Teams Attending: 4/5 Blue, 6 Blue, 7 Blue and 8 Blue.

FAQ: What is the Sports Academy?

  • 96,000 sq. ft. of 24/7 supervised, access controlled space
  • 5 volleyball courts & 2 indoor beach volleyball courts
  • 5 full sized basketball courts & 5,000 sq. ft. turf field
  • Batting cages & pitching mounds
  • Yoga therapy & cycling training studios
  • Comprehensive biomechanics lab
  • Sport specific performance training
  • Integrated sports medicine, therapy & rehabilitation
  • Sport psychology, nutrition & wellness
  • Academic support and learning center
  • Private work/study areas & lounges
  • Dieter’s CQD® Training Center
  • Character development & increased mental acuity
  • Healthy, nutritional food & beverages
  • https://sportsacademy.us

 


Registration:

Summer registration is invite-only. Returning Dragons Blue players will receive an invitation e-mail with a registration link by the end of the weekend. New players, please contact   to set up tryout participation.


Tournament Information

DENVER SHOOTOUT JUNE 16 - 18 

Teams Attending: HS Elite, 8 Blue, 7 Blue, 6 Blue & 4/5 Blue
Tournament Website: Denver Shootout 
Schedule:

CLICK HERE for the preliminary schedule and outline for the weekend

First game is Friday after 4pm and last game is over by 3pm on Sunday

Field Map: CLICK HERE for a field map
Tournament Format & Rules: CLICK HERE for rules and overall format for the tournament
Venue Information:

Dicks Sporting Goods Park

6000 Victory Way

Commerce City, CO 80022

Lodging:

In order to compete in the tournament, all teams must book their hotel accommodations through HBC Event Services.  The stay-to-play policy is in place to help increase the amount of room nights available to teams and to help HBC Event Services negotiate the best possible rates for our attendees. CLICK HERE for the available hotel options.  Please feel free to contact HBC Events directly if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.

 

  • PHONE: (505) 346-0522 (Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm MST)
  • EMAIL:      
Ground Transportation: CLICK HERE for more information on how to get around once in Denver.
Player Registration Information: We have pre-paid the tournament fees. You do not need to pay anything. However, you need to register your player by the deadline June 1st.. Please CLICK HERE to go to the 3d registration page.
Attending Recruiters: CLICK HERE to check out the list of college coaches attending this touranment
Highlight Film Options: CLICK HERE to learn more about Elavation Video and highlight film options.  Please email   to discuss team packages as well or if you have any questions. For event-specific pricing and options CLICK HERE
Additional Skills Clinic: The Denver Shootout will host a FREE clinic to any interested player on Friday June 16th, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  The clinic is also open to the public. The clinic will be run by Division I and III college coaches and is open to both boys and girls at all ages and positions. To register your player for the clinic please CLICK HERE.
All Star Game Information: The college coaches attending the Denver Shootout select All-Stars in each high school division, as well as the 2021 division, to play in an All-Star Game which takes place on Saturday evening. College coaches will also coach the teams during the all-star games. The names of the players selected for the All-Star teams will be posted online and at the tournament on Saturday. All players selected should meet on the field 15 minutes prior to the game to get their All-Star Game jerseys and meet their coaches. For more information CLICK HERE and visit the 3d All-Star game page.
Weather Policy: Please CLICK HERE to see the tournament weather policy.  Unlike sunny SoCal, it isn't always sunny in Denver.  Make sure to check the weather for the weekend before you start packing.  If it calls for rain we advise you to bring extra socks, large trash bags (for putting your bags in), zip-lock baggies for your cell phone, umbrellas, and raincoats.  If you have extra cleats we suggest you bring those as well.  To avoid blisters and smelly shoes it is important to keep your feet as dry as possible.  CLICK HERE for Denver weather at weather.com.

 


RIPTIDE - JUNE 24 & 25 
Teams Attending: Fire HS, Dragons HS, 8 Blue, 7 Blue, 6 Blue & 4/5 Blue
Tournament Website: Riptide
Schedule: 2017 Schedule will be posted closer to the date. CLICK HERE to be redirected to 3d Schedule & Results page.
Field Map: CLICK HERE for facilities information.
Tournament Format & Rules:  CLICK HERE for rules and overall format for the tournament.
Venue Information:

SoCal Sports Complex

3300 El Corazon Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92056

Lodging:

In order to compete in the tournament, all teams must book their hotel accommodations through Maverick Sports Travel.  The stay-to-play policy is in place to help increase the amount of room nights available to teams and to help Maverick Sports Travel negotiate the best possible rates for our attendees. CLICK HERE for the available hotel options.  Please feel free to contact Maverick Sports Travel directly if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.

 

 

Charlene Concepcion
888-243-3441 ext 704

 

John Northcott
760-815-9994

Player Registration Information: We have pre-paid the tournament fees. You do not need to pay anything. However, you need to register your player by the deadline June 1st.. Please CLICK HERE to go to the 3d registration page. 
Attending Recruiters: CLICK HERE to check out the list of college coaches attending this tournament.
Highlight Film Options: CLICK HERE to learn more about Elavation Video and highlight film options.  Please email  to discuss team packages as well or if you have any questions.  For event-specific pricing and options CLICK HERE.
Additional Skills Clinic: The Riptide 2017 tournament will host a FREE clinic to any interested participant on Friday June 22nd, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at the SoCal Sports Complex. The clinic will be run by Division I and III college coaches and is open to both boys and girls at all ages and positions. CLICK HERE to register if you are interested in attending.
All Star Game Information:  The college coaches attending the Riptide at Oceanside will select All-Stars in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 divisions, to play in one All-Star Game which takes place on Saturday evening. College coaches will also coach the teams during the All-Star game. The names of the players selected for the All-Star teams will be posted online here and at the tournament Headquarters Tent on Saturday afternoon. All players selected should meet on the field 15 minutes prior to the game to get their All-Star Game jerseys and meet their coaches. 4:15 PM - 2018/19/20 All-Star Game - Field TBD. For more information CLICK HERE and visit the 3d All-Star game page.

 


LEGENDS WESTERN INVITATIONAL - July 12 & 13
Teams Attending: 8 Blue, 7 Blue & 6 Blue
Tournament Website: Legends Western Invitational 
Schedule:

For Travel Purposes players should be prepared to play by 8:00 am on Wednesday & Thursday, July 12th & 13th.  Games should be over by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 13th, 2017. CLICK HERE for schedule page on the Legends website.

Field Map: CLICK HERE for field map
Venue Information:

Regional Athletic Complex

2350 Rose Park Lane

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Lodging: We will be reserving a block of rooms for the team.  Please stay tuned for a reservation link.
Player Registration Information: We register as a team.  There are no immediate requirements for individual player registration that we are aware of at this time.
Attending Recruiters: CLICK HERE for 2017 Confirmed Recruiters
*Recruiters will be added as they confirm
Highlight Film Options:

CLICK HERE to learn more about GameTime Highlight Film packages.  Also contact Randy at   to learn more about team packages.

Surrounding Area:

The Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex is six (6) miles / seven (7) minutes from the airport.

The Salt Lake International Airport is served by all major U.S. airlines, including Delta’s second largest hub.  With 800+ daily flights, it’s ranked first in the nation by the DOT for on-time arrivals and departures.

170 restaurants and pubs fantastic shopping all within convenient distance of hotels and Athletic Complex

 


TINSELTOWN THROWDOWN - JULY 22 & 23
Teams Attending:

4/5 Blue

Tournament Website:

 
Tinseltown Throwdown
Schedule: CLICK HERE for the schedule
Field Map: CLICK HERE for the field map
Venue Information:

OC Great Park

6950 Marine Way

Irvine, CA 92618

Lodging: NONE
Player Registration Information: We will be registering the teams. Each family will receive e-mails with waiver information prior to the tournament.
Directions Beginning June 1, the Marine Way entrance will be closed to allow for construction work for the future Marine Way extension. To enter the park for, please use the Trabuco Road entrance, off of Sand Canyon between the I-5 and Irvine Boulevard. This entrance will serve as the main entrance to the Great Park until construction is complete on Marine Way
Parking CLICK HERE for parking image
Surrounding Area
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RESTAURANTS NEAR THE FIELDS
THINGS TO DO
Weather Policy

In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, the Events Director reserves the right to

  • Reduce game times in order to catch up with the schedule.
  • Finish game before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions
  • Reschedule games, if possible.
  • Convert tournament to a “Festival” format (reduction of minimum game number) without playoffs or championships to provide the majority of teams the opportunity to play as many games as possible.

Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the website.  However, the weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as weather clears and fields are playable.

If lightning is observed at any location, play will be suspended immediately.  If it is the second hald, the game will be considered final and the score at that point will be recorded.  If it is the first half, when play resumes it will be the start of the second half.  Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on times.  If the start of the second half suspended game delays the onset of the subsequent game the following actions will occur:

  • The game suspended will play one 20 minute running half
  • Subsequent games will begin immediately after proceeding games (teams will warm up on the sideline prior).  These games will consist of two 20 minute running halves until games are back on schedule.
  • Once games are back on schedule they will revert to two 25 minute running time periods.

This page displays program offerings for Summer 2017. Please keep in mind that the most current schedule information is on the SCHEDULE PAGE.

For other seasons, please select the appropriate season tab under PROGRAMS. For info on past seasons, please click on PAST SEASON INFO.