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Registration open for @DukesYoungGuns tryouts starting August 15 (new date) at ANC

Friday, 10th August 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, Tryouts, Posted 8/10/18

Registration is open for the Duke’s Young Guns tryouts on three days in August at Academy of the New Church.

Tryout Schedule 2018/2019:
August 15th:
2022-2023: 6:00-7:30PM

August 18th (originally Aug. 11):
2024-2025: 10:00-11:1130 AM
2022-2023- 12:00-1:30PM

August 20th:
2026-2027- 6:00-7:30PM

Location: Academy of the New Church- 2775 Buck Rd., Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Cost: One time fee of $50

Registration Link

Duke’s Young Guns Mission:
“We are a special group of people and players. Each of you are hand picked as both lacrosse talents and as individuals whose high moral values represent not only our Duke’s team and organization but also your families and communities. To be a member of the Duke’s Young Guns team, you must pledge yourself to a higher accountability that demands you be a better person then you are a player through example and a standard of conduct at all times. You represent all aspects of Lacrosse (tradition, sportsmanship, community) and you must be willing to live this Mission Statement, be willing to challenge yourself to achieve excellence even when you don’t think it’s possible and play with a deep reservoir of heart at all times.”

Duke’s Young Guns is for players in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades where our focus will be on practice and training, introducing and preparing you for the recruiting process, competing in High Level Invitationals, Tournaments and preparing you as a player and person for High School and beyond. We want to share in your growth and enhance that Experience so you will always be able to look back at School and Dukes Lacrosse as a Very Special time.

Quotes from Parents:
“I wanted to thank you all for your help with the Young Gun’s program. You’ve not only been impressionable on my son as good coaches, but also as an outstanding group of accomplished individuals who serve as outstanding role models both on and off the field.”

Coaching Staff

Rob Forster- Dukes Young Guns Head Coach & Director (Duke’s Alumni)
Penn State 4 year Starter, Led team in goals 2007,2008,led team in points 2009.
Academy of the New Church Head Coach- Friends League Champs 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Jack Forster- Dukes Young Guns Coach & Director (Duke’s Alumni)
Academy of the New church Assistant Head Coach, 2007 Inside Lacrosse #3 overall recruit Penn State Captain 2013, USILA All-American
Professional Lacrosse experience with Chesapeake Bayhawks

Niko Amato- Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach & Goalie Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
University of Maryland Captain, 4X ALL ACC(only goalie ever) 3X All American ,Voted nations top goalie in 2014 and Acc Player of the year.
Current Chesapeake Bayhawk Goalie, MLL
Current HC at Immaculata University

Pete Schwartz-Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach & Offensive Coach & Two way midfield Coach (Duke’s Alumni). Harvard Captain, 2x All-Ivy, 2x All-New England and an Ivy league championship.Scholar All-American
Professional Lacrosse experience with Chesapeake Bayhawks

Jack Rapine- Dukes Young Guns defensive coordinator. 2 time All -American at Upper Dublin HS. Starting defensemen for Johns Hopkins 2017,2018 (will be a junior this year)

Brett Baskin- Dukes Young Guns offensive coordinator. All American at LaSalle College HS. Midfielder at Johns Hopkins.

Kevin Forster- Dukes Young Guns Offensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Maryland & St.Joseph’s, 16th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse 2012

Randy Forster- Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach & Defensive Coach
Penn State-Goucher
Abington Lacrosse Club Coach

Team Includes
-Fall Practice’s on Sunday’s at Academy of the New Church High School
-Summer Practices on Wednesday Nights at Academy of the New Church High School
-Winter Positional Training/Practice on Sundays at Academy of the New Church High School
-Top Club Coaching in Pennsylvania for Positional and Team Concepts
-Discounted Camps and Clinics run by our Staff
– 1-2 Fall Tournaments, NXT Spring League (not included in team fees)
– 3-4 Summer Tournaments, – Full Under Armour Uniform and shooting shirt

2023- $2,100
2024- $1,950
2025- $1,750
2027-2028- TBD

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