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DRAGONS SELECT YOUTH TRYOUTS ON AUGUST 26TH

 

Date: August 26th

 

Location: Santa Monica HS

 

Time: 3pm to 5pm

 

There is a nominal $20 tryout fee. Registration is required. Click HERE to register.


 

 


DRAGONS SELECT TRAINING & TOURNAMENTS PROGRAM - SEASON PARAMETERS

 

Dragons Select (Youth) Start Date: 10/21/2018

Dragons Select (Youth) End Date: 2/24/2019

Thanksgiving Break: (11/21/2018 - 11/25/2018) - NO TRAINING 

Christmas Break: (12/21/2018 - 1/3/2018) - NO TRAINING 

 

A specific training schedule will be announced once we receive our field space allocation from the City of Santa Monica. Each team can expect anywhere from 1 to 3 sessions a week. This will include a game simulation session where we focus on game play, LAX IQ and competitive drills, a technical session where we focus on individual skills and positional training, as well as run club on the beach.

 

The tournament options are listed below. Please keep in mind that the final schedule will be determined based on actual tournament registrations. In other words, if we assemble a competitive roster by the registration deadline, we will attend that tournament. This means your individual schedule could consist of anywhere from 1 to 5 tournaments, depending on your appetite and overall participation. Deadlines for tournament registration will be posted when we announce Membership and Tournament Pricing.

 

We plan on fielding single grade teams for 6th, 7th and 8th grade and all the tournaments we selected allow us to play that structure. 4th/5th will be a combo team and HS will be 2021/22 and 2019/20 combo teams.

 

DRAGONS SELECT (YOUTH) TOURNAMENT LIST 

 

Battle at the Balloon 

October 27 & 28, 2018

OC Great Park, Irvine, CA

 

OC Fall Brawl

November 17 & 18, 2018

OC Great Park, Irvine, CA

 

War on The Shore

December 8 & 9, 2018

OC Great Park, Irvine, CA

 

Adrenaline Challenge

January 5 & 6, 2019

Del MarPolo Grounds, Del Mar, CA

 

Air Station Tournament

January 26 & 27, 2019

OC Great Park, Irvine, CA

 

Tournament details and tournament selection criteria will be shared with the players that end up making the Tournament & Training roster.

 

A practice schedule will be posted when we announce the rosters, the week after the tryouts.

 

DRAGONS SELECT MEMBERSHIP PRICING 

 

This season we will be introducing new membership pricing that we feel better suits our families because it splits the cost of training and tournaments. Going forward, each player will become a member and pay a membership fee. Memberships will be split into Youth and High School because Youth has a longer training season. Membership fees include:

 

  • Game simulation sessions, skills sessions and run club
  • Coaches stipends for practices
  • Field space 
  • Equipment
  • Administrative fees

The membership fee will NOT include tournament cost (see below). Membership pricing will be announced once we receive our field space from the city of Santa Monica and are able to define our specific training schedule.

 

DRAGONS SELECT TOURNAMENT PRICING

 

This season, each tournament will be priced out and charged separately. The tournament costs will include the following:

 

  • Tournament fee
  • Coaches stipend
  • Coaches travel costs 
  • Administrative fees

Below are some basic guidelines regarding the tournaments:

 

  • You have to be a member to play tournaments.
  • You can be a member and not play tournaments.
  • Each tournament roster will capped at 20 to maximize playing time.
  • Players can sign up for tournaments based on the practice depth chart.

This pricing allows us to add more tournaments or drop a tournament and pick ones that better works with the team schedule if needed. Overall it will allow everyone more flexibility and lead to the best result on the field. 

 

Tournament Pricing will be announced when we announce Membership Pricing.


What Does It Mean To Be On A Travel Team?

Being on a travel team is a BIG commitment. Please do not forget that. This is not something you do on the side. And it is not something you squeeze in between a bunch of other activities. You need to be prepared to make lacrosse a priority during the winter season. Your son will have a practice 1-2 times a week, depending on the month and play in 4 tournaments. Your coaches will expect your son to be on the field for all practices and games. That is a lot of lacrosse. You need to make sure that you can commit the time to make this work.

 

What Does It Mean To Play For Dragons?

Dragons is an organization dedicated to training, developing and empowering kids on and off the field. We started in 2012, and some of our players have been with us for 5 years now. The change we’ve seen in them as athletes and people is tremendous. We know our players and we believe in them. And we teach what it means to be a good teammate. The sport of lacrosse has a lot to give and we cover it all.

 

What Is Our Model?

We are local! We pride ourselves on being part of the community, yet still developing players to compete at the highest level. We are not a regional mega-team that draws from a 100-mile radius. 90% of our players come from less than 5 miles away. Our basic philosophy is to build solid teams and to keep them together. This allows players to develop as a unit but also as individuals. Kids develop at different speeds. Some come out of the gate strong, then have a hard time in middle school until they find their stride again in high school. Others seem to always be a bit behind, and were it not for one special quality, would probably not be on a higher level team. But then they accelerate late in middle school and just blow you away in high school. It is a most amazing process. But it is a process, and we believe it is one that works best by giving kids the time they need to develop.

 

What Success Have We Had With Our Approach?

Our dedication to training and development has led to a lot of success on the field. Since 2012 we’ve won over 35 league and tournament championships, and our teams have won every major winter tournament on the West Coast. Our approach works and we look forward to having you as part of our family.