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.@Risingsonslax announces hiring of Samson as assistant coach; all tryouts coming soon

Sunday, 30th July 2017

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/30/17

The Rising Sons boys’ club program has announced that Villanova University assistant and former Conestoga coach Brian Samson – who led his team to three state championships – has been named as the defensive specialist for its high school teams and and assistant coach for the 2021 team.

Samson will play integral part in collaborating with all coaches in he program on skill development and team defensive packages, said director Tad Doyle.
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Samson has spent the last three years as an assistant at Villanova where he is the defensive coordinator in addition to having duties in recruiting, practice and game planning and video breakdown.

Prior to his time at Villanova, Samson built a powerhouse program at nearby Conestoga, which won three straight state championships and at one point hit the No. 1 spot in the national rankings. He led the Pioneers to PIAA titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and earned championship berths in 2008 and 2013. From 2009-12, his teams won four straight District 1 Championships, went 96-8 and finished no worse than 12th in the LaxPower National Coaches Rankings.

Samson took over the Conestoga program in 2001-02 and from 2006- 12 his teams posted a remarkable 145-24 (.858) record. Overall, he’s won six Central League titles from 2006 to 2013 and compiled an overall mark of 210-72 (.745) in his 13 seasons at the Conestoga helm.

Additionally, Samson was named the EPSLA Coach of the Year in 2009 and the Daily Local News Coach of the year twice. He’s also served as a head coach and assistant coach for the Philly team at the Under Armour Underclassmen Games for several years and also as an evaluator for the United States U-19 National Team.

A Radnor High School graduate, Samson played his collegiate lacrosse at Georgetown University and was a starting defenseman for three seasons before his graduation in 2000.

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Registration is open for the Rising Sons Tryouts for boys in the classes of 2020 to 2024. The 2020 tryout on Aug. 10 at Episcopal Academy from 6-8 p.m. is the only tryouts for that age class. The upcoming 2021-2014 tryouts will be second for those classes.

Open tryouts will be held at Episcopal Academy and Malvern Prep on these days:

Rising Sons 2020 – August 10 from 6-8 PM at Episcopal Academy
Rising Sons 2021 – August 9 from 6-8 PM at Episcopal Academy
Rising Sons 2022 – August 7th 6-8 PM at Episcopal Academy
Rising Sons 2023 – August 8th 6-8 PM at Episcopal Academy
Rising Sons 2024 – August 10th 6-8 PM at Episcopal Academy

Click here to register

Rising Sons 2020
Rising Sons is elated to announce that it has hired Adam Mueller as Head Coach of its 2020 team and will be holding open tryouts (free of charge) for the 2020 squad on Aug. 10 at Episcopal Academy. Mueller has been a staple in the Philadelphia lacrosse scene for years and possesses a pro resume that includes being named NLL Coach of the Year while taking three NLL teams to the playoffs (Philadelphia Wings, Minnesota, New York) as a head coach.

Mueller will also handle all Winter training for the entire Rising Sons club and assist the Rising Sons 2022 Team.

Mueller also was Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the US Men’s Team at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and played 11 years in the MILL and NLL with the Wings, Baltimore Thunder, Albany Attack and Detroit Turbos (Assistant Captain). He was a two-time World Champion as a player and led the Wings to another title as Offensive Coordinator.

Mueller also has trained some of the top players in the region. Mueller’s assistant for the 2020 team will be named in early August before tryouts.

Rising Sons 2021

Rising Sons is pleased to announce that it will be holding an open tryout for its Sons 2021 High School Team. Rising Sons 2021 is Philadelphia’s Elite Travel Team that trains year round with the top coaches in the region. Our training staff is nationally renowned and have very accomplished resumes. The Sons 2021 team will compete in the most challenging showcase events versus the nation’s top teams to maximize exposure. Our players receive direct invites to the top individual showcase recruiting events. With a mantra of “Just Get Better”, our training is centered around doing the little things right that will enable and prepare our kids to play at the high school and collegiate levels. We pride ourselves on teaching the kids how to compete.

Below is a snap shot of our program:
Fall- 8 practices and 3 Showcase Team Events
Winter- 8-10 Positional Training with the area’s top Trainers. Focus on positional skills and box skills.
Spring- Positional Skill Opportunities
Summer- 12-14 Practices, 3 Major Showcase Events which will conclude in June/1st Week of July. Practices/Skill Sessions continuing through July to enable kid to attend individual showcase events and prospect days sharp and with fresh legs.
The program will feature College Recruiting Guidance

Rising Sons 2022, 2023

The Sons 2022 and 2023 teams will compete in the most challenging tournaments. With a mantra of “Just Get Better”, our training is centered around doing the little things right that will enable and prepare our kids to play at the high school and collegiate levels. We pride ourselves on teaching the kids how to compete.

Below is a snap shot of our program:
Fall- 8 practices and 2 Team Tournament Events
Winter- 8-10 Positional Training with the area’s top Trainers. Focus on positional skills and box skills.
Spring- 10 Practice/Development Sessions during the Spring and local playdays.
Summer- 12-14 Practices, 4 Team Tournaments vs Elite Competition

Rising Sons 2023 coaches include:
Head Coach: Eric Jackson, Avon Grove Head Coach, 2017 PIAA State Champ, 2015 PIAA State Runner-up, 2013 Phillylacrosse.com Coach of the Year
Asst Coach: Tom Slate, Episcopal Academy Defensive Coordinator, 2007 PIAA State Champ (Downingtown East)
The 2022 coaches will be announced

Rising Sons 2024

The Sons 2024 team will compete in the most challenging tournaments. With a mantra of “Just Get Better”, our training is centered around doing the little things right that will enable and prepare our kids to play at the high school and collegiate levels. We pride ourselves on teaching the kids how to compete.

Below is a snap shot of our program:
Fall- 6-8 practices and 2 Team Tournament Events
Winter- 8-10 Positional Training with the area’s top Trainers. Focus on positional skills and box skills.
Spring- 10 Practice/Development Sessions during the Spring and local playdays.
Summer- 12-14 Practices, 4 Team Tournaments vs Elite Competition


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