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Registration open for Dukes Young Guns tryouts on Aug. 12, 14 at Bryn Athyn Turf

Thursday, 8th August 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, Tryouts, Posted 8/8/19

Registration is open for the Dukes Young Guns tryouts on Aug. 12 and 14 at Bryn Athyn Turf Field.

Tryout Schedule 2019/2020:
August 12th: 2024-2027: 6:00-8:00PM
August 14th: 2024-2027: 6:00-8:00PM

Location: Bryn Athyn Turf Field (3002 Cairnwood Road Bryn Athyn, PA 19009)
Cost: One time fee of $25



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.


“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:
Jack Forster- Dukes Young Guns Director & Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Academy of the New Church Head Coach, 2007 Inside Lacrosse #3 overall recruit, Penn State Captain 2013, USILA All-American Attackman.
Professional Lacrosse experience with Chesapeake Bayhawks
Niko Amato- Dukes Young Guns Coach & Goalie Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
University of Maryland Captain, 4X ALL ACC (only goalie ever) 3X All American ,Voted nation’s top goalie in 2014 and ACC Player of the year.
Current Chesapeake Bayhawk Goalie, MLL
Current HC at Immaculata University
Kevin Forster- Dukes Young Guns Offensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Maryland & St.Joseph’s, 16th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse 2012
Academy of the New Church Offensive coordinator.
Pete Schwartz-Dukes Young Guns 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
Mike Noone- Dukes Young Guns Defensive Coach (Duke’s Alumni)
Lehigh University, Current PLL Archers Defenseman, MLL Champion with Ohio Machine.
Shane Sturgis- Dukes Young Guns Offensive coach (Duke’s Alumni)
All-American at Downingtown East, All-American Attackman at Penn State University, Academy of the New Church Assistant Coach.
Jack Rapine- Dukes Young Guns defensive coach. 2 time All -American at Upper Dublin HS. Starting defensemen for Johns Hopkins 2017,2018, 2019
Brett Baskin- Dukes Young Guns offensive coach. All American at La Salle College HS. Midfielder at Johns Hopkins.

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
-Discounted Winter Positional Training Sessions with the top Professional and College Players from the Philly area 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
  • 3-4 Summer Tournaments, – Full Under Armour Uniform and shooting shirt
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