Thank you for visiting the Dragons Lacrosse website. We are a youth lacrosse club that offers everything from beginner sessions, to the most advanced training and competitive travel and recruiting teams for boys in grades K through 12, as well as girls in grades K to 8. If you're looking to be the best possible lacrosse player you can be and want to have an awesome team experience, you have found your home.
If you are a new family and want to learn more, please visit the BOYS PROGRAM CALENDAR and BOYS TEAMS, or GIRLS PROGRAM CALENDAR and GIRLS TEAMS navigation tabs respectively, at the top of this page. We have the following structure for Boys: Dragons (recreational), Dragons Select (advanced youth players), Dragons HS Elite (advanced HS players). On the girls side our Dragons program is designed for recreational players. Advanced girls are invited to check out our FIRE LACROSSE program.
If you have questions that are not answered on the website, feel free to E-MAIL us directly. When you are ready to register, you can click on the DRAGONS REGISTRATION link in the upper right. Our registration page contains as many as 15 registrations at a time, so please be sure to scroll down until you see what you are looking for.
News & Events
Welcome to the 2020 Spring Season! This post contains information regarding the upcoming season. Click HERE to register LEAGUE: Pacific Edge Lacrosse Association (PELA) SPRING TEAMS (team designations are by grade): Girls K/2 Girls 3/4/5 Girls 6/7/8 (our target is to have 2 teams for this group) GAME SCHEDULE: Game times and locations will be…Read More
Welcome to the 2020 Spring Season! This post contains information regarding the upcoming season. Click HERE to register LEAGUE: LA Youth Lacrosse League SPRING TEAMS: Boys K/1 Boys 2nd/3rd Grade Boys 4th/5th Grade Boys 6th/7th Grade Boys 8th Grade GAME SCHEDULE: Game times and locations will be posted as soon as we receive the schedule.…Read More
2020 Dragons Girls Winter Season The Dragons Winter Season is for players of all skill levels and will feature games against other LA clubs in the West LA League. LEAGUE: West LA League WINTER TEAMS: Girls K-2 (if there is sufficient interest) Girls 3rd, 4th & 5th (Elementary School) Girls 6th, 7th & 8th (Middle School)…Read More
DECEMBER TRAINING is a unique new program that combines LA’s top coaching staff with a demanding, yet fun curriculum that builds important skills and offers a very high rep count. It is the ideal winter training platform. Curriculum – Players will spend the session in small groups by position. After a joint warm up, players…Read More
"Dragons has been monumental in my growth as a player because they provided intense practices, encouraging coaching, and a family environment. The environment was unlike anything I had previously been a part of. Everyone wanted me to succeed and be happy, which made me want to play harder and get better."
Owen Gaffney - 2021
“Mason had a blast and loved playing with his buds and meeting some great new teammates as well. Bronson had a great time and learned a lot about being challenged with playing against bigger and older kids. Both have improved greatly from this season and your entire coaching staff, and I thank you for that. Every coach we came in contact with in your organization was top notch, friendly and great with the kids. Rarely do my boys say how much they liked the coaches in any sport they participate in. Here they regularly commented and recited things Coach Krum and Coach Max had told them. Thanks again and you have a great organization.”
“I have had all 3 of my kids attend the HLT sessions. My daughters are 16 and 12 years old and my son is 14. Lindsey does an amazing job working on a variety of strength, speed, and agility but what I find the most enticing part of HLT is Lindsey’s focus on the mental approach. Coach Lindsey stresses the importance of a positive attitude, what it takes to be a high performer such as getting a good night sleep and eating correctly. HLT is so much more than just a workout, she is offering the participants a view into what made her a successful Division 1 athlete and it has been great for all three of my kids.”
“Thank you, Lyndsey, for an inspiring and awesome HLT session yesterday! Dylan and Aidan had started off the afternoon resistant, reluctant, and frankly, unhappy about having to do more “conditioning” ... but both of them ended the session having had fun and looking forward to future sessions. Appreciate your encouragement and expertise.”
“My two kids are really enjoying Lyndsey’s Offseason HLT and attend weekly. What they like about her program is that they know they are getting a challenging workout but they don’t feel exhausted or drained from the sessions. They also appreciate Lyndsey’s interest in their self-care outside of the sessions, which has them focusing on nutrition and healthy habits. It is amazing that not only my daughter who is a Fire player but also my son can benefit from Lyndsey’s professional knowledge and passion for fitness and lacrosse. I think their commitment to the Offseason HLT program will greatly enhance their fitness levels when lacrosse tournaments commence this winter and it will make their tournament experiences all the more fulfilling.”
SEE WHAT IS BEHIND THE TESTIMONIALS
Born and raised in Denver Colorado, Erik moved to Manhattan Beach, CA in 2004 and graduated from Mira Costa High School where he was 2x All-American (2006 & 2007). Erik's next stop was Salisbury University from 2007-2012, where he won 3 national championships. As a senior, Erik was a First Team All-American, as well as the regular season highest goal scorer. In 2014 & 2015 Erik played for the Ohio Machine in the MLL. Since 2013 Krum has been athletic director for the Santa Monica Dragons. As such, Erik determines the annual curriculum, content of all programs and sets the tone for the behavior, attitude and work ethic on the field. Krum is one of the best motivators in the sport on the West Coast and is extremely close with his players. He is also lacrosse program head and head varsity coach at harvard Westlake.
Meghan Toomey - Program Director
Meghan has been at the head of Dragons Lacrosse since the inception of the girls program in 2014, growing the program from an 8 person roster to a full rosters of teams and several championships. Her vision and dedication for creating a unique club experience largely contributed to the rapid growth of the program. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Meghan was an All-American defender and captain at Salisbury University leading the program to two head varsity coach at Marlborough High School, and has previously coached the Los Angeles WDNT team and Under Armour Underclassman team. Meghan will be coaching all age levels and is the Program Director for Fire Santa Monica, as well as the overall Fire Lacrosse Program Director.
We strive to make playing lacrosse as simple and affordable as possible. We hold free clinics throughout the year, offer new players a free trial session and provide free loaner gear. We even have a LaunchPad program that provides guidelines on how to get into lacrosse and at what time of the year.
Over the last 6 years we have developed hundreds of boys into tournament level players and won close to 50 championships. Our high school boys compete at the highest level on the West Coast and are active in the recruiting process. The Dragons girls program serves as a development program and advanced players participate in Fire Lacrosse during tournament season.
The Annual Calendar
Dragons offers programming for boys and girls in K through 12 from September to the end of July. Fall is the best time of year to get started. In there winter we offer recreational and tournament teams, as well as high school recruiting for boys. In the spring we focus on participation in youth rec leagues. In the summer we are back to doing tournaments and traveling across the West and East Coast for recruiting events.
We take a long-term approach to developing boys and girls into the best possible and well-rounded student athletes they can be; on and off the field. Our coaching staff is the most expansive and knowledgable in the area and our 360º Player Development curriculum provides the structure for a path from elementary school to through high school.
The Team Experience
Imagine a place where you can just come and be yourself. A place where you can take as much or as little time as you need to develop your skills. A place full of positive energy and support. A place that is inclusive and supportive and easy to make friends in. That is the essence of the Dragons Lacrosse team experience.
We like to bring the lacrosse community together several times a year to just have fun or be part of a good cause. Every Halloween we host the Pumpkin Shoot on the beach in Santa Monica and we have several videos to show for it. Every June we host the Laps 4 Lax Fundraiser to bring everyone together for a fun and meaningful pre-summer event.