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Registration open for @BlackBearLC Lacrosse Academy for 5th through 8th graders

Friday, 8th December 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, Training, Youth, Posted 12/8/17
From Press Release

Black Bear is pleased to announce it has brought back it’s off-season training program with the formation of the BLACK BEAR LACROSSE ACADEMY in partnership with Back-2-Basics Lacrosse.

Winter 1 Starts Monday January 8th and is open to 5th through 8th grade players! Winter 1 features SIX-One Hour training sessions with a MAX of 36 slots available: 4 Goalies, 15 Defense/LSM, 17 Attack/Midfielders.

Each player that signs up will be given an EXCLUSIVE Black Bear Lacrosse Academy Shooter Shirt. Cost for Winter 1 is $260.00 PER player.
Register for Winter 1 TODAY

Black Bear’s Lacrosse Academy (BBLA) is for intermediate to advanced lacrosse players who are looking to take their game to the next level. BBLA’s curriculum is designed to develop a player’s fundamentals, lacrosse IQ, agility, footwork, explosiveness, and techniques in a fun/competitive environment for defensemen, attack, midfield, and goaltenders. Each session will focus on teaching position specific individual and team skills/concepts through demonstrations, repetition, and competition.

BBLA’s program focuses on giving players quality instruction to match their passion and desire to want to get better through the usage of small-group and position-specific instruction designed by Director Pat Jenkins, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Ursinus College, and Gary Mercadante, Founder of Back.2.Basics Lacrosse, LLC and Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Delaware Valley University. (Learn More about B2B Lacrosse Here). Our coaches believe in a quality not quantity approach.Our goal is measurable improvement. We believe that through our program every player can improve through goal-setting and quality coaching. Join The Movement, Get Better, and Rise With Us!

Register Here for Winter Session 1 for Grades 5th-8th

Location: All Sports Center 1501 West Main Street Trappe, PA 19426

Offensive Players| Development
Leading the offensive position work is BBLA Director and Coach Pat Jenkins, assistant lacrosse coach at Ursinus College. With Coach Jenkins, offensive players will learn:
Maximizing your dodge and dodging technique
Stick protection and using an aggressive defense to your advantage
Reading a defense and where slides are coming from
Feeding techniques
Crease play and how to finish inside with pressure
Shooting on the run and time/room shooting techniques
BBLA’s motion offense and finding the open man

Defensive Player| Development
Leading the defensive position work is Coach Gary Mercadante, head lacrosse coach at Delaware Valley University. With Coach Mercadante players will learn:
Fundamental stick skills for defensive players
4-Corners Approach: At X, Left Wing, Right Wing, Up Top
BBLA’s Inside-Out Banana Approach-Splitting the Field in Half
Dictating the man in 4-Corners Approach
Fire! Recover! Where-Here-STAY: COMMUNICATION sliding and recovering
Defensive ground balls and escapes
Checks: where to throw them and when to throw a check on your man

Goaltenders| Development
Leading the goaltender’s Coach Corey Shaffer, assistant lacrosse coach at Delaware Valley University and B2B’s Goalie Training Specialist. With Coach Shaffer, goaltenders will learn:
Fundamentals stick skill work for goalies
Tracking the ball and hand-eye quickness
Footwork, angles and positioning
Making saves on island shots and time and room shots
Leading a Defense: communicating Fire, Find and Fill
Get the Break Going: outlets and starting transition
Body positioning in relation to the ball
Honing a “next play” mentality

Black Bear Lacrosse Club prides itself in having the best quality coaches in the area. This program will allow players to have the opportunity to get superior small group training for an affordable price of only $260 per player.

Winter Session 1
Grades 5-8
Date Time
Monday, January 8th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, January 10th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, January 13th, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, January 15th, 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, January 17th, 7:30pm-830pm
Monday, January 22nd, 7:30-8:30pm


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