Eclipse Lacrosse Club Announces Summer 2019 1st & 2nd Grade Practices

Eclipse Lacrosse Club, the premier club lacrosse program in Connecticut, is excited to announce our 1st and 2nd Grade Summer Practice/Clinic Schedule (HS Graduating classes of 2029 and 2030). This is for athletes who are currently in 1st or 2nd grade for the 2018 - 2019 School Year. 

We believe that young lacrosse players in our area would be better served by increased practice time and more lacrosse development. We design our practice structure with this in mind. At the end of each practice session, we will organize our own game play situations and scrimmages (with a heavy focus on learning the game).   

In our practice setting, every player gets many more repetitions through drills than they do during a game.  An attackman may touch the ball 5-10 times in a game.  However, in our practices that same attackman will touch the ball 20-30 times per drill. This increased amount of repetitions leads to much more individual and team development. 

Secondly, throughout the summer we staff over 60 different coaches. By increasing the amount of practice time, we also increase the exposure each player has to different coaches.  We rotate coaches through our 1st and 2nd grade practices so that at the end of the week, each player has been coached by many more coaches than a traditional coaching staff of 2-3 per team.

When compared to the classic camp or clinic structure, our practices maintain the best possible coach to player ratio. In the past we have bolstered our coaching staff to have 1 coach for roughly every 5 kids.

We take great pride in introducing current 1st & 2nd graders to our program. We have seen incredible numbers at our older grades tryouts each year due to the experience players have in our 1st/2nd grade summer.

1st and 2nd Grade Practice Details
Practice Dates (Two Separate 4 Day Sessions)

SESSION 1:

Monday, June 17th

Tuesday, June 18th

Thursday, June 20th

Friday, June 21st

SESSION 2:

Monday, June 24th

Tuesday, June 25th

Wednesday, June 26th

Thursday, June 27th

Time

4:30 - 6:15pm   We will have a guest speaker at the end of each practice day - example: a college coach Q & A or pro lacrosse player shooting demo.  We ask that all players arrive 15 minutes early each day (Please arrive at 4:15pm).
Practice Structure

Each day the players will be divided up into station work focused on improving the lacrosse skills and abilities. We will keep players of the same age/ability together to make sure all kids have the best experience. Players will improve their catching and throwing, shooting, dodging, ground balls, defense, and team skills. Practice days are high energy and high intensity with many coaches on the field with the kids.  

T-Shirt & Reversible

Every player will receive an Eclipse T-Shirt and Reversible
Autograph Ball

Every player will receive an Orange Lacrosse Ball.   After each practice, players will be allowed to collect autographs from our guest coaches and pro-lacrosse players.

Location

Water Tower Turf Field 1, New Canaan, CT

Coaches
At Eclipse sessions players are exposed to multiple coaches (Professional Players, Former Professional Players, College Players, Former College Players, High School Coaches, and Eclipse High School Players).

2029 / 2030 Practices are directed by Eclipse Directors.

Registration

Players can attend 1 session or both sessions. Discounted price if a player attend both.

Session 1 & Session 2 COMBINED Registration:  Click HERE

Session 1 ONLY Registration: Click HERE

Session 2 ONLY Registration: Click HERE


If you have any questions, please contact us at 203-350-9187 or eclipselacrosseclub@gmail.com

Regards,

Eclipse Board of Directors