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Maplezone Sports Institute, Dukes Lacrosse Club announce partnership for events, tournaments

Thursday, 27th February 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Posted 2/27/14
From Press Release

Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI) and the Duke’s Lacrosse Club are proud to announce a strategic partnership that will see MSI become the official home for Dukes LC events.Maplezone - DukesLC

Dukes LC is a nationally recognized lacrosse club program, while MSI is a local leader in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse training. Together, they will provide excellent opportunities for lacrosse players to enhance their game, compete at a high level, and enjoy the benefits of a top notch facility.

“Duke’s LC is very excited at the opportunity of entering into a working partnership with MSI,” said Duke’s LC head coach Ebe Helm. “As a non-profit pay-to-play club with NO FEES, this will be the first time that Duke’s LC has ever entered into an agreement with any company, locally or nationally.

“The MSI partnership promises to be a unique and exciting opportunity to expand both the Duke’s national reputation as well as provide a home base for Duke’s LC locally.”

MSI offers year round lacrosse training at its indoor facility, the MSI Fieldhouse, located in Garnet Valley. The MSI Fieldhouse provides players the opportunity to take part in private and group instruction, team practices, and indoor leagues.

In addition to on-field instruction, practice times, and leagues. MSI offers off field training with its Sports Performance program, wherein athletes receive personalized workout routines from to improve their all-around athletic abilities.

“The incredible outdoor MSI facility being completed will allow Duke’s LC to invite and host some of the many national club teams that have been waiting to join Duke’s in their own hosted invitational tournaments and showcase events,” said Helm. “This Duke’s LC and MSI partnership promises to be a very special relationship for both parties and for the local lacrosse community.

“MSI’s unique brand of management, training and indoor turf fields for practices and tournaments are state of the art and will also serve as a backdrop for filming, interviews and much more for the current documentary being done on Duke’s LC by a national film studio.”

MSI will be complementing its indoor facility with a state-of-the-art outdoor complex, located just 2 miles from the MSI Fieldhouse. The MSI Sports Village will feature 7 multisport, fully lit, all turf fields, and will serve as host to premier lacrosse, baseball, softball, and soccer events, tournaments, and showcases.

“MSI is thrilled to be working with Ebe Helm and the entire Dukes LC organization,” said MSI Director of Lacrosse, Jeff Murray. “They bring a high level of integrity to the lacrosse community and are a leader in providing excellent playing and exposure opportunities for boys’ lacrosse players.

“We are also extremely excited about the opening of our outdoor complex, the MSI Sports Village. It will extend MSI’s ability to train athletes and be a host site for fall and summer lacrosse leagues, tournaments, and showcases.”


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