Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/22/16
From Press Release
NXT Lacrosse Club Boys‘ teams will hold open tryouts for the 2016-17 season on 27-28 at The Proving Grounds, while NXT 2020, NXT’s latest high school team, will be formed from tryouts on the 27th and 28th.
There is a $35 cost to try out. Players are encouraged to attend both days of tryouts if at all possible.
“We’ve always held steady with our tryouts in September, but this year we’re excited to get the ball rolling earlier in August. We want to have more competitive tryouts at every age group and we want to start practicing as units earlier in the fall season,” NXT LC Boys Director Marty Kupprion said. “We are extremely excited to see the area’s best lacrosse players at the Proving Grounds, starting with our Hype Night Camp in August. We expect NXT 2020 to be one of the top high school teams in the country for the duration of their career. We usually have around 200 players at high school tryouts, so it’s definitely a tough, grueling tryout, but making the team is worth it in the end. The youth tryouts are always well-run and guarantee a ton of touches in a fast-paced but positive environment with tons of coaching.
All tryouts are completely open, regardless of where a player played the year before. NXT LC has produced more than 55 collegiate commitments in its first four high school teams, and once a player makes the high school team, he’s on there for the next three years. NXTevents runs the country’s best lacrosse events, so NXT LC teams get the opportunity to play in top-notch tournaments at elite facilities. NXT LC high school players are guaranteed admission to the Philly Showcase and Philly Freshman Showcase, the nation’s two best recruiting events.
“In addition to our excellent high school program, our youth program continues to get stronger and stronger. In the past 12 months, it’s gone to a new level thanks to lots of constructive feedback from our players and parents,” Kupprion said. “We trained more consistently this past year, we introduced family feedback meetings and we’ve had more great coaches interact with each team. NXT has added some awesome coaches to our staff, many of whom will continue to coach the same age groups. I believe that our passionate young faceoff and goalie coaches continue to deliver feedback that most club staffs can’t match.”
NXT’s year-round model includes outdoor practices at the Proving Grounds and indoor practices at Main Line Sports Center, events in the fall and summer, box lacrosse training and a box tournament in February, recruiting support, club picnics, clinics and camps. NXT LC’s coaching staffs will be announced in the near future. Youth teams take place in three fall events, while high school teams do more. Winter practices include both positional and box practices before NXTevents’ Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships and one other box event.
In the spring, NXT 2021, NXT 2022, NXT 2023 and NXT 2024 will also play in NXTLeagues‘ Mid-Atlantic Spring Lacrosse League, the East Coast’s top youth spring league. NXT 2025 and NXT 2026 won’t participate in the league, but they will continue to train on a weekly basis. All teams practice 10 to 12 times over the course of the summer and attend four or five events.