Winter Lacrosse Training
WINTER TRAINING PROGRAM
Preparation for the spring lacrosse season begins in January with 10 – 1.5 hour training sessions in January, February & March. Training is available for players in grades 3-12.
Known as “Spring Training“ to many Macomb-area lacrosse players, the East Side Winter Training sessions will focus on high-rep fundamental stick skill / footwork and competitive team play in a small-field situation. East Side Alumni currently playing at UDM, Canisius and Western Michigan will join current high school lacrosse coaches from Dakota, DeLaSalle and LC North who are looking to help prepare their next stars!
New players without prior playing experience must complete East Side’s Introduction to Lacrosse sessions before joining the experienced-player training sessions. All instruction is age-appropriate and will be focused on quickly getting each player prepared for their spring season.
Players in grades 2-8 who do not have a school team to play for can join one of our Spring Teams.
WINTER TRAINING PROGRAM
Also known as our “Spring Training”, we will offer 10 Training Sessions as follows for each age group:
SUNDAY TRAINING FOR GRADES 7-12:
PREMIER SPORTS CENTER (PSC) – 7:30-9 AM on JAN 7, 14, 21, 28; FEB 4, 11, 18, 25; MARCH 4, 11
(The PSC is located at 14901 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY TRAINING FOR GRADES 3 thru 6:
BROTHER ROBERT ACTIVITY CENTER (BRAC)
4:00-5:30 PM on SATURDAYS, JAN 13, 20, 27, FEB. 3, 10, 17
1:30-3:00 on SUNDAYS, FEB. 25, MARCH 4, 11, 18
(The BRAC is located at 8777 Common Rd, Warren, MI 48093)
See below for some common Q&A on our Winter Training program…
Who Can Participate in the Winter Training?
Players in the 3rd-8th grades who have completed either a prior Introduction to Lacrosse or played for a Spring Team are welcome to participate in the Training. All school grade references are to the current school year at the time of registration. Players will be assigned to age and/or skill-appropriate groupings with their spring teammates in the following divisions: 3-4th Grade Division / 5-6th Grade Division / 7-8th Grade Division / High School Division
What do I need to participate in the training?
Full equipment! Registrants will only be permitted to participate if they come outfitted with all of the necessary protective gear incidental to the sport of lacrosse (including protective cups and mouth guards). It is the responsibility of all participants and their parent/guardian to adhere to these requirements. You can find the list of required equipment here.
Where can I find new or replacement equipment or sell used equipment?
Please let us know if you have an equipment need or items to sell and we will connect you to families in need. firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any games played during winter training?
While all sessions will feature competitive play, a separate Winter League offering may be offered to registrants looking to compete against local teams.
Is the training required to play for a Spring Team?
There is limited time for coaches to prepare their teams between the mid-March start dictated by the MHSAA and early April tournaments and games. With often inclement or undesirable weather in March complicating that effort, many coaches strongly encourage their players to participate in our Winter Program. The session develops sound fundamentals and warms all of our players up for a quick start. Please check with your coach or team administrator and see if there is interest in team registration for the training sessions.
Can we pick which sessions we are able to make and participate in only a few sessions on a pro-rated cost basis? We are unable to permit pro-rated participation for the sessions. It seems every players misses one or two sessions due to a second sport or family conflicts. With indoor time at a premium and players benefiting from their teammates attendance at as many sessions as possible, we encourage everyone to do their best in attending the 10 sessions.
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