2019 Winter Lacrosse - Player Development Program

For lacrosse players who want to take their game to the next level!

Updated Tuesday January 1, 2019 by Gloucester Lacrosse Association.

The Gloucester Griffins JR B Lacrosse Club are running a player development program for experienced peewee and bantam lacrosse players who want to take their game at the next level! The camps are designed with the competitive player in mind, but open to all who want to develop their skills and give them an edge on the floor to play at the highest calibre possible.

The Griffins will also offer a 'Junior Griffins development & spring training camp' for midget and junior age players that will have the opportunity to play with the Griffins JR B Club as full-time junior players or affiliated player call-ups in 2019.

Instruction will be overseen by our large cast of current and ex Gloucester Griffins staff and players with skill sets ranging from JR B, all the way to the NLL! Take your game to the next level.

  • Offensive concepts taught include: Introduction to the basic 2 man game – picks/rolls, cutting, general offensive systems, how to run a weak side/strong side offence on the ball/off the ball;
  • Defensive systems & concepts taught include: Proper defensive positioning, defending pick and rolls, defending on ball vs off ball;
  • Transition tactics include- how to attack/defend transition (2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3).
  • Specialized goalie instruction will also be available from NLL. SR A, JR A and JR B instructors!

 

Program Details

 

  • Who:
    • PW/Bantam (birth year 2005-2008)
    • Midget/Intermediate/Junior (birth year 1998-2004)

 

  • When: Eight sessions, 90 minutes each, between February 10 – March 31, 2018
  • Where: Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena, 1450  Du Parc Avenue, Rockland, Ontario
  • Cost: $100.00 for all 8 sessions, plus $20 for a pinnie if you don't have a Griffins' one or drop-in for $20 per session
    • Note: drop-in participants must purchase a pinnie for $20 or already have one at their first session

Dates:

  • Sunday Feb. 10    
    • 2:00-3:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 3:30-5:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Tuesday Feb. 19
    • 7:00-8:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 8:30-10:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Sunday Feb. 24
    • 2:00-3:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 3:30-5:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Sunday Mar. 3
    • 2:00-3:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 3:30-5:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Sunday Mar. 10
    • 2:00-3:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 3:30-5:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Sunday Mar. 17
    • 2:00-3:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 3:30-5:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Thursday Mar. 21
    • 7:00-8:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 8:30-10:00 PM - Midget/Junior
  • Sunday Mar. 31   
    • 2:00-3:30 PM - PW/Bantam
    • 3:30-5:00 PM - Midget/Junior

Preregistration is required using the attached form so that we will have the necessary personal information and can ensure the proper number of instructors and pinnies by age group.

Contact Dave Smith (glenda_dave@sympatico.ca), President/GM, Gloucester Griffins JR B Lacrosse Club for additional details.

 

PW/Bantam Program Overview

The PW/Bantam (11-14 years) will be tailored to teaching and improving individual and team skills that will allow the players to play competitive lacrosse for the GLA at an 'enhanced' level in 2019; including basic individual skill development such as passing/catching at an elevated pace while under pressure, focusing on skill development and floor awareness (positioning) during all drills at a high intensity pace. Individual coaching, will be available as required, to focus on improving weaker skills specifically.

Midget/Intermediate/Junior Program Overview

The Midget-Junior (15-21 years) will be tailored to teaching individual and team skills, including the introduction and development of communication techniques within offensive and defensive strategy that they will require to play JR B lacrosse in 2019 or within the next few years (bearing in mind that midget players may affiliate up to the JR B team); and will include the integration of the JR B Griffins’ defensive systems and offensive concepts, how to structure a five man offence and defensive concepts including playing a defensive wall system and how to attack/defend transition (2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3).

 

Experienced Coaching

 

The program will be instructed by the Griffins JR B coaching staff and executive members consisting of:

  • Head Coach, Jeremy Kearns (JR B, SR B),
  • Assistant Coach Derek Bailey (JR C, JR B, SR B),
  • Assistant Coach Kevin Wallace (JR B, JR C), 
  • Assistant coach Mike Maunders (JR B, SR B),
  • Assistant Coach Frank Sinfield (JR C, JR A, NCAA),
  • Assistant Coach Tyler Collins (JR B, SR B), 
  • Former Assistant Coach Francis Dostie (NLL, MSL, JR A, JR B),
  • Former Goalie Coach Brett Perras (JR B, JR A, NLL, SR B),
  • Executive member Robbie Woods (JR B, JR A, SR B) and
  • guest instructors: James Leitch (JR B) and Brandon Fournier (JR B, SR B).

2019 Winter Lacrosse Registration Form - Hosted by Griffins Jr B