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Black Bear Lacrosse holding tryouts on Sunday; announces alliance with AILA

Saturday, 14th September 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, Tryouts, Posted 9/14/13

Try outs for Black Bear North, Black Bear South and Black Bear Gwynedd teams are set for Sunday September 15th at Phoenixville High School’s brand new turf complex.Black Bear Lacrosse

Black Bear North (West Montco/East Berks County) tryouts are 12-3pm with u11-u13 players trying out from 12-1:30pm and u15-2017 players 1:30-3pm.

Black Bear South (Chesco/Delco County) and Black Bear Gwynedd Players (East Montco) will be trying out from 3:30-6:30 with u11-u13-u15 from 3:30-5pm and 2017-2016-2015 HS players will be trying out from 5-6:30pm.
Black Bear’s coaching staff boasts many of the most qualified and knowledgeable teaching coaches in the area. Through quality coaching, year round playing opportunities, fall tournaments/practices, and off season position specific training, Black Bear members are given every opportunity to reach their FULL potential and compete at the next level.
To maintain the competitive edge, new for 2014, Black Bear is pleased to announce it is now an American Indoor Lacrosse Association integrated program. This means that in addition to the exceptional on-field training Black Bear has always provided, players and coaches will also learn the bio mechanics, principles, strategies and tactics of indoor lacrosse and how to transfer these skill sets to their field game from AILA President Johnny Mouradian and his AILA staff.

Black Bear’s 2014 coaching staff includes:

Jon Heisman, Head Coach Bishop Shanahan, Sean Tischler, Head Coach Kennett High, Grady Wise, Head Coach Phoenixville HS, Bryan Churchey, Head Coach Perkiomen Valley, Brady McCormick, Head Coach Upper Merion, Bryan Arra, Assistant Coach Neumann University, Kevin Gallagher, Goalie Coach Swarthmore College, Eric Carruthers, Offensive Coordinator Bishop Shanahan, Colbe Klein, Head JV Coach Salesianum HS, PV’s attack coach Steve Kurylo, PV’s face-off coach Mike Gee, PV’s Defensive Coordinator/JV Head Coach Chris Defeo, Rob Devers, former assistant Coach at Upper Merion. The coaching staff is rounded out by former and current college and pro players including: Erik Fink, John Hoffman, Bill Bouvier, Bill Clinton, Scott Carruthers, John Hoffman, Jack Lammy, Rob Grant, Bill Cook, Jose Almonte, Ethan Heisman, Rob Foster, Chris Eccles and Jeff Poake.

To learn more about Black Bear Lacrosse please visit our website at or you can follow us on twitter @blackbearlax or @BlackBearNorth1 or facebook @ Black Bear Lacrosse!


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