Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/25/13
Registration is open for the 7th Annual Ricky Whelan Dukes Developmental Program, an instructional series that leads to the tryouts for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club.
The program – featuring five sessions – is scheduled to begin on Sept. 8th and continue for five Sundays. The times are tentatively scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. the first two weeks and 4-to-6 pm the remaining weeks. Coach Joe Proud and the Harriton Boys Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting the clinics.
Walkup registration will start 45 minutes before the sessions. The Dukes tryouts are tentatively slated for Oct. 13th Site to be determined. The official tryout date and location will be announced later.
Ricky Whelan was a Dukes alum who died suddenly in his sleep seven years ago. He exemplifies the quality of player and person the Dukes wish to associate with.
The Dukes believe in a program that provides each player with fundamentals instruction, especially in the off-season – with schemes and philosophies that encourage players to “read and react” to what is in front of them and create tempo or play at different speeds.
This program is for intermediate to advanced high school players. Advanced 8th grade or 7th graders who wish to attend need to contact Coach Jason Christmas (JOHNJC32XMAS@aol.com).
The clinics will be emphasizing high intensity drills and skill sets to improve players’ reaction time and decision making in unsettled/settled transition pressure situations. Up tempo pace will be encouraged defensively and offensively from 1v1 situations to 2v1 and mandown/manup scenarios all the way up to 6v6 settled sets.
These sessions will give players preparation for the Dukes tryouts while improving lacrosse IQ and field sense.
The clinic does fill up quickly so you are encouraged to preregister.
Preregistration fees ($375 for all 5 sessions or $80 at walkup registration ) can be mailed and must be received before September 7th. Discount rates (5 members per team) $10 off. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE US LACROSSE MEMBERS AND POST CURRENT MEMBERSHIP ID.
Please make checks out to: Jason Christmas
Mail all paperwork to:
214 Maple Terrace
Ardmore, PA. 19003
Please send Dukes Waiver and Dukes Player Info sheets
Walkup registration is $80 per Sunday.
Harriton High School Turf field
600 N. Ithan Ave.