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.@THEDUKESLC Young Guns announce tryouts for 2021-2024 teams

Thursday, 4th August 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 8/4/16

Registration is open for The Duke’s Lacrosse Club Young Guns tryouts and Ricky Whelan Clinics at Shipley School.Dukes Young Guns

Tryout Schedule
Saturday August 27th 12pm-1pm–Walkup registration (2024-2023,)
Saturday August 27th 2-pm-3pm–Walkup registration (2022-2021)
130pm-3pm Dukes YOUNG GUNS 2024-2023 tryouts
330pm-5pm Dukes YOUNG GUNS 2022-2021 tryouts

Sunday August 28th, Sept.11th, Sept.18th, Sept.25th, Oct.2nd Ricky Whelan ( Dukes Young Guns ongoing tryouts)
1pm-2pm Dukes Young Guns (2024,2023,2022,2021)
2pm-4pm Dukes Young Guns Tryouts

Sunday October 9th Last Fall Tryout Dates

Sunday October 9th 12pm-1pm–Walkup registration (2024-2023,)
Sunday October 9th 2pm-3pm–Walkup registration (2022-2021)

130pm-3pm Dukes YOUNG GUNS 2024-2023 tryouts
330pm-5pm Dukes YOUNG GUNS 2022-2021 tryouts

Cost: $20
Location: Shipley School
Address: 814 Yarrow St, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Registration for tryouts:

Team Includes
-Year round practice on Sunday’s 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
-Box Lacrosse Training at ANC Hockey Rink
– 1-2 Fall Tournaments, Indoor Box Lacrosse League, 1 Spring Tournament, 3-4 Summer Tournaments
– Full Uniform

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 who’s 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 its possible and play with a deep reservoir of heart at all times.

Duke’s Young Guns is for players in 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.

As coaches our job is to teach the game the right way, harp on the fundamentals X and O strategy of the game of lacrosse and prepare these guys for the next level of lacrosse. While doing this we make sure to compete every practice, have fun, and make the kids not just better players but more importantly better people! It is something our staff takes very seriously. We were all fortunate enough to be coached by not just great coaches but great role models. That is why we coach! We love the game of lacrosse but also love being around younger players in order to help mentor them and help achieve their goals( as a lacrosse player and as a human being).

The Dukes Young Guns Coaching staff hopes that you choose to be apart of something very special! There is no doubt in our minds that your family will have the greatest club lacrosse experience with us. It is our mission to make that happen and we hope you see all the hard work and dedication we have put into something we all care so deeply about!

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.
In his first two seasons as Lasalle Offensive Coordinator Rob coached LaSalle to a state championship and runner up in 2012-2013.
Academy of the New Church Head Coach- Friends League Champs 2014,2015,2016
Jack Forster- Dukes Young Guns Assistant 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 first ever home game in NCAA tournament.Ranked 2nd in Goals in PSU history.
Professional Lacrosse experience with Chesapeake Bayhawks
Tucker Durkin- Dukes Young Guns Defensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Johns Hopkins University Captain
4 year starter at Johns Hopkins: (started every game that he played at Johns Hopkins)
3X All American 2X William C. Schmeisser Award winner as the nation’s top defenseman.
MLL- Drafted 3rd overall and starts for the Florida Launch/ Team USA Member and voted to the ALL WORLD Team (Voted Most outstanding defender at 2014 World Games)
Widely regarded by MLL coaches he competes against and by his piers as the best defenseman on the planet

Dave Sowers– Wissahickon HS graduate, Penn State University – Mens’ Club team , Started coaching high school sports in 1989, Abington Boys’ Assistant 1998, Upper Moreland Girls Head Coach 2001 and Assistant 1999-2000 coach of the year, Hatboro-Horsham Boys’ Head Coach 2002-2010 2x coach of the year, CCLC coaching staff (Upper Dublin Youth) 2005-present, Wissahickon Boys’ Assistant 2011, Mesa Fresh 2016 Co-Head Coach 2012-2016, National Championship – Dicks Tournament
Upper Dublin Boys’ Head Coach 2016 and Assistant 2012-2015

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 Defensive Coordinator at Chesnut Hill College

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

Kevin Forster- Dukes Young Guns Offensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Maryland & St.Joeseph’s, 16th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse 2012
Randy Forster- Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach & Defensive Coach
Penn State-Goucher
Abington Lacrosse Club Coach

Mike Poppleton- Dukes Young Guns Faceoff Coach & Two way midfield Coach
Johns Hopkins University
2013 USILA All American
Current Rochester Rattlers, MLL
Highest carreer and single season face-off win % in JHU history

Mike Noone- Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach & Defensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Lehigh University, 2013 All American
Led Lehigh in Caused Turnover in 2012 &2013, 3X All-League selection
2X Patriot League Champion, 2012 Runner-up for Patriot League Defenseman of the Year
-Starting Defenseman for the Ohio Machine MLL

Matt Rambo- Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach (Summer Only)& Offensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Ranked #2 overall recruit in 2013/ University of Maryland Starting Attackmen
Austin Pifani- Dukes Young Guns Assistant Coach(Summer Only) & Defensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Starting defensemen for University Of North Carolina (All American and Captain) National Champion



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