Lacrosse Clubs Overview
Our primary goal is player development. Through our emphasis on team chemistry, we maximize individual talent and team success. We believe in the value of competition, sportsmanship, and responsibility.
The Trilogy Lacrosse Curriculum is the organizational structure guiding our teams. The Curriculum maps out all practice plans, pre-game routines, and in-game strategies to ensure that each team receives the same excellent level of preparation. It was designed by the brightest minds of the game and is updated on an annual basis by Director of R&D, Matt Striebel, and CEO, Ryan Boyle. Within each scheme, Trilogy emphasizes aggressive and unselfish play on offense, a cohesive defense based on communication and slides, and a team-first attitude with clearly defined roles.
The strength of our Club Team program is our Coaches. You will not find a more passionate and dedicated coaching staff of effective communicators and teachers. All of our coaches are leaders in their respective communities and pass a corporate screening process. All are trained in our Club Team Curriculum. Team Coaches lead Training Camp, Practices, Training Sessions, and Tournament Play. We have a Goalie Coach for each region to address the special needs for this unique position. Lacrosse credentials are a given, our coaches are selected based on their ability to be positive role models in our players’ development.
Teams are not coached by Trilogy Lacrosse National Directors (Mitch Belisle, Ryan Boyle, Greg Downing, Brian Farrell, Matt Striebel, Michael Williams). National Directors do not coach at Practices, Training Sessions, Training Camp, or Tournament Play.
Team players earn priority access to special events and programs run by National Directors. All players are automatically qualified for our Invitation Only National Overnight Summer Camp. Featuring all of our National Directors surrounded by an accomplished Staff, this event combines the best instruction and competition in the country. Each camp participation goes through a vetting process that includes a letter of recommendation from their coach, a personal phone call with a Trilogy repsresentative, or a in-person invitation from a National Director following an event. This event was sold out in 2011 and we expect similar attendance in 2012. Team players also have access to the Trilogy Lacrosse Locker Room website. This special part of our site features archived webinars, exclusive videos, tips, tricks and drills, all-inclusive access to our National Directors and a calendar of events allowing you to interact with our team throughout the Spring.
Our Team instructional program is broken down into three components: Training Camp, Practices, and Tournament Play. Each has a specific goal and all are critical for individual and Team development. Consistent attendance will lead to better players and cohesive on-field execution.
Training Camp is at the beginning of the Summer season and focuses entirely on Curriculum implementation so Teams are competitive in Tournament Play. Practices are used as preparation for an upcoming Tournament and opportunities to make adjustments from past Tournament Play.
Training Camp and Practice Attendance is crucial to the team’s success. Players are expected to be at practice unless they have an “Excused” absence: another Lacrosse commitment or a Family Emergency. Our Attendance Policy will be outlined in the Team Invitation but missing these events will result in decreased playing time at the next Tournament. Training Session attendance will not be included in this Policy since they focus on the individual player and occur in the off-season.
Youth: 22 Players
High School: 25 Players
Our Teams play to win, but not at the expense of the development of each team member. Our objective is to put every player in a position to succeed. Every player will be given an opportunity to play. In addition to giving every team member opportunities for success, we will also be competing to win. This philosophy means that in special situations, such as Man-up and under two minutes left in the game, our coaches will insert the players that they feel give our team the best chance to win. Players may be asked to fill certain roles. In some cases, this will be a leadership position. In others, it will be more of a specialty role, such as wingplay or defensive midfield. We expect our players to enthusiastically accept the roles our coaches communicate for them to fill.
Our Teams cater to the entire family, not just the individual player. At every tournament we have a “section” where players, parents, siblings, and friends mingle between games in a family-friendly environment. This social component allows players and families to build lasting friendships.
Our High School teams play in competitive tournaments and are exposed to college coaches who are evaluating potential recruits and players for their programs. Trilogy strives to educate our players and families on the college search and recruiting process in a clear, informative manner that strives to put them ahead of the pack in finding the best fit for college. Trilogy hosts regular recruiting webinars, as well as Q&A sessions to make our families as well informed about the recruiting process as possible. The recruiting section on each club website includes up to date information on upcoming webinars as well as other material to guide players and families along on the process.