Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/9/16
From Press Release
Saint Edmond’s Academy (Wilmington, DE) has partnered with Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists and Mesa Fresh Lacrosse to offer a more expanded lacrosse program to its students beginning with the spring 2016 sports season.
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists has generously sponsored the Academy’s program allowing for the purchase of much needed equipment, and team gear. DOS’s financial support enabled the Academy to establish the Lancer Juniors Program which will offer after school instructional sessions for boys in the Junior Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
This program will focus on the introduction of the sport as well as the development of basic lacrosse skills. The Academy has a proud tradition of producing excellent lacrosse players with well over 20 alumni currently playing at the high school level, and/or committed to play in college, or already playing at the collegiate level.
“We’re hoping to increase awareness for this expanded program among our current families and the greater community,” says Brian Wong a current Saint Edmond’s Academy parent and Lacrosse Liaison for the new partnership. “Combining the highest level of education with the best lacrosse development is a winning situation for our boys.”
The Academy noted the following as advantages of the program:
Coaching by experienced lacrosse instructors and a competitive schedule suited to maximize the playing time for
boys of all levels.
Practices, games, and additional training right after school will allow more time for studies and diversification of
A funded program with strong financial support from sponsors.
Focus on development and team style of play.
JK‐2ndJuniors program, plus three teams 3rd through 8th grade.
In addition to the lacrosse program offered to students during the academic year, Saint Edmond’s Academy also offers summer lacrosse options to students in the outside community. Saint Edmond’s welcomes back Rippin Rope Lacrosse to the campus which offers sessions for both boys and girls this summer. Lacrosse clinics will also be offered on campus this summer, powered by Mesa Fresh Fever, with instructional sessions for boys grades Junior Kindergarten through 2nd grade and more intense training sessions for boys grades 3 through 8. These sessions, under the supervision of Mesa Fresh Lacrosse instructors, are one or two hour sessions focusing on intensified small group positional and skills training.
Groups will be divided based on age and skill level. Saint Edmond’s is very excited to partner with both programs to offer top of the line summer lacrosse options to the community. Additional information on the Academy’s summer lacrosse programs and online registration can be found by visiting stedmondsacademy.org/summer‐at‐st.eds.