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Spring Season is in the books but the hunger for lacrosse is still there so we are offering training sessions similar to last summer! We at BEAUTIFUL Belmar Park for our practices, as well as the re-done Santa Monica HS field across the street. These is the best field in LA, conveniently located off the 10 Freeway, right in Santa Monica, and just minutes from West Los Angeles and the Palisades. Our Dragons coaching staff continues to be recognized by parents and players as the best in town. Our players continue to improve, have fun and make new friendships, and our parents are building a community around the sport as well.

We place a high priority on a good coach to player ratio, which is often around 5-6 players per coach. Our groups are purposely small for the younger ages so players play more and spend less time standing around.

Come out and experience the Dragons Difference for yourself. Details below.

BOYS

BOYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(K/1/2/3)

#1 SUMMER OPEN TRAINING

  • What: Train & Play format. Warm up & training followed by small-sided game play.
  • Where: Belmar Park (INFO)
  • When: Monday/Thursday schedule, EXCEPT FOR WEEK 6 - 6 sessions a month.
  • Week 1 - June 13 & 16 - 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Week 2 - June 20 & 23 - 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Week 3 - June 27 & 30 - 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Week 4 - July 11 & 14 - 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Week 5 - July 18 & 21 - 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Week 6 - July 26 & 28 - 5pm to 6:30pm (This Week Only TU/TH)
  • Who: BOYS K/1 and 2/3 - These are open sessions! You do not have to be part of  Dragons to play. 
  • How Much: Just like for all our training, we are offering a la carte pricing. That means you can sign up by the session, or by the week. Session price is $45. Weekly price is $80.
  • Registration: Click HERE to register

 

#2 TOURNAMENT

  • What: Summer Solstice - Local youth tournament for 10U (~2nd/3rd grades), if we have enough demand.
  • Where: St. Johns Bosco
  • When: July 23 & 24
  • Who: 10U, based on demand
  • How Much: TBD
  • Registration: Coming Soon

 


 

BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL

(Rising 5th to 8th)

#1 SUMMER OPEN TRAINING

  • What: Train & Play program for new and intermediate players that focuses on developing strong fundamentals, small-sided game play, as well as basics of being an athlete.
  • Where: Santa Monica HS
  • When: Wednesday schedule - 3 sessions a month.
  • Session 1 - June 15 - 6pm to 8pm
  • Session 2 - June 22 - 6pm to 8pm
  • Session 3 - June 29 - 6pm to 8pm
  • Session 4 - July 13 - 6pm to 8pm
  • Session 5 - July 20 - 6pm to 8pm
  • Session 6 - July 27 - 6pm to 8pm
  • Who: BOYS that will be in 5th to 8th in the Fall - These are open sessions! Anyone is welcome so please tell your friends! 
  • How Much: Just like for all our training, we are offering a la carte pricing. That means you can sign up by the session. Session price is $45.
  • Registration: Click HERE to register

 

#2 TOURNAMENT

  • What: Summer Solstice - Local youth tournament for 12U (~4th/5th grades), if we have enough demand.
  • Where: St. Johns Bosco
  • When: July 23 & 24
  • Who: 12U, based on demand
  • How Much: TBD
  • Registration: Coming Soon

 


 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

#1 TRAINING PROGRAM

  • What: This program is intended to provide high-level training and combines it with local tournament opportunities. The focus is on getting better and having fun in a professional environment. 
  • Where: Belmar Park (INFO) & Santa Monica HS
  • When: Training schedule - 4 Sessions:
  • Session 1 - Wednesday, July 13 - 7pm to 9pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 2 - Wednesday, July 20 - 7pm to 9pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 3 - Tuesday, July 26 - 7pm to 9pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 4 - Thursday, July 28 - 7pm to 9pm @Belmar Park
  • Who: BOYS that will be in high school in the Fall. Intermediate to advanced skill levels.
  • How Much: We are offering a la carte pricing. That means you can sign up for each training session separately. Session price is $45.
  • Registration: Click HERE to register

 

#2 TOURNAMENT PROGRAM

  • What: Summer Solstice & Summer Jamboree, two local tournaments that allow us to get in quality games in a relaxed environment to get more game experience. 
  • Where: St. Johns Bosco
  • When: July 23 & 24 (Summer Solstice) - July 31 (Summer Jamboree)
  • Who: HS players that will be in 9th to 12th grades in the Fall
  • How Much: TBD
  • Registration: Coming Soon

GIRLS

GIRLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(K/1/2)

SUMMER OPEN TRAINING

  • What: Train & Play format. Warm up & training followed by small-sided game play.
  • Where: Belmar Park (INFO) & Santa Monica HS
  • When: Monday/Wednesday schedule, EXCEPT FOR WEEK 6 - 6 sessions a month.
  • Session 1 - June 13 - 5pm to 6:30pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 2 - June 15 - 6pm to 7:30pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 3 - June 20 - 5pm to 6:30pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 4 - June 22 - 6pm to 7:30pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 5 - June 27 - 5pm to 6:30pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 6 - June 29 - 6pm to 7:30pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 7 - July 11 - 5pm to 6:30pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 8 - July 13 - 6pm to 7:30pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 9 - July 18 - 5pm to 6:30pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 10 - July 20 - 6pm to 7:30pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 11 - July 26 - 5pm to 6:30pm THIS IS A TUESDAY SESSION @BELMAR
  • Session 12 - July 28 - 5pm to 6:30pm THIS IS A THURSDAY SESSION @BELMAR
  • Who: GIRLS K/1/2 - These are open sessions! You do not have to be part of  Dragons to play. 
  • How Much: Just like for all our training, we are offering a la carte pricing. That means you can sign up by the session or the week. Session price is $45. Weekly price is $80.
  • Registration: Click HERE to register

 


 

GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

(Rising 5th to 8th)

SCHOOL GIRLS LEAGUE

  • What: This is a continuation of our very popular Spring program for new and intermediate players that will be in 5th to 8th grade in the Fall. We focus on teaching the fundamentals and then apply them in a small-sided game setting.
  • Where: Belmar Park (INFO) & Santa Monica HS
  • When: Monday/Wednesday schedule - 6 sessions a month.
  • Session 1 - June 13 - 5pm to 7pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 2 - June 15 - 6pm to 8pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 3 - June 20 - 5pm to 7pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 4 - June 22 - 6pm to 8pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 5 - June 27 - 5pm to 7pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 6 - June 29 - 6pm to 8pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 7 - July 11 - 5pm to 7pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 8 - July 13 - 6pm to 8pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 9 - July 18 - 5pm to 7pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 10 - July 20 - 6pm to 8pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Session 11 - July 25 - 5pm to 7pm @Belmar Park
  • Session 12 - July 27 - 6pm to 8pm @Santa Monica HS
  • Who: GIRLS that will be in 5th to 8th in the Fall - These are open sessions! Anyone is welcome so please tell your friends! 
  • How Much: Just like for all our training, we are offering a la carte pricing. That means you can sign up by the session or the week. Session price is $45. Weekly price is $80.
  • Registration: Click HERE to register

 

SUMMER REGISTRATION

BOYS

GIRLS

MEET OUR COACHES

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ERIK KRUM

  • Salisbury University
  • 3x National Champion
  • Harvard Westlake HS
  • Lacrosse Program Head
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  • Dragons Athletic Director
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RILEY LASDA

  • Albany University
  • Latvian National Team
  • Harvard Westlake HS
  • Defensive Coordinator
  • Defense
  • Dragons Coach
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ELI LASDA

  • Albany University
  • Latvian National Team
  • Harvard Westlake HS
  • Offensive Coordinator
  • Midfield
  • Dragons Coach

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VIRTUAL TRAINING

WELCOME TO DRAGONS VIRTUAL TRAINING!

COVID 19 has been a massive disruption to all of our lives and impacted us all. 5 weeks ago, we had to make a choice: sit on our hands and see how things develop, or embrace the challenge and provide our players with the best possible solution. We worked 12-hour days for a week and built a completely new program that is now well under way. We host 15-16 calls and engage around 200 participants every week.

More importantly, Dragons Virtual Training has a specific purpose. We are teaching players how to be better athletes on their own, when nobody is watching. This is something we have always stressed to our players. But when we are on the field and in the frenzy of day-to-day normal life, there simply isn’t time or desire to do more. Now, all we have is “working on our own.” We are in a semi-permanent state of working while nobody is watching.

Dragons Virtual Training EMPOWERS our players to make productive use of their time to become better athletes, lacrosse players, and also to engage their mind.

 

WE JUST ADDED A VIRTUAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO.

Dragons Virtual Training is designed as an online "sports school" to give players a well-rounded curriculum that is paired with a 5-day a week calendar to interact with teammates and coaches. Pillars of Dragons Virtual Training are:

  • Structure & Schedule
  • Diverse Learning
  • Connection & Community
  • Independent Work & Accountability
  • Sense of Accomplishment & Fun

Here is the typical SCHEDULE for the week:

  • Monday - Individual Training assignments are sent out
  • Tuesday - Live session with Coaches
  • Wednesday - Workout Wednesday with 3 sessions: Footwork, Stickwork and Circuit
  • Thursday - Live session with Coaches
  • Friday - Goalie session & Parent Forum

Many players participate in 5 sessions a week, most do at least 3. 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"Thanks for all your team is doing for the kids - Lyla is loving it!! 

I even shared with my son's soccer team what you are doing as a model for sports teams - you could totally host an entire webinar on how to keep sports going in pandemic - you've got a great program going!!"

Dr Lori Baudino, BC-DMT

STRUCTURE & SCHEDULE

Zoom calls have replaced fields. This video shows you how our coaches and players interact with each other on our new "fields". And it shows that a lot of meaningful work can be done in a virtual program. Also, if you take a look at the captions in the lower left, you can get a feel for the structure of the schedule.

DIVERSE LEARNING

A quick word about our CURRICULUM. Our Individual Training assignments focus on building overall body strength. Footwork and Stickwork are both lacrosse specific. Everything is designed to work indoors, in a small space. The Live sessions reinforce the Individual Training, but we also spend a considerable amount of time working on mindset development, lacrosse IQ, as well as the roots and meaning for the game. We assign homework after every session and we do a lot of in-class participation such as “wear your favorite shirt” day, or “tell us about someone that inspires you.” We will also start to add outdoor classes for players with more space at their disposal to work on shooting and dodging exercises. We end the week with a call just for parents to talk through any questions regarding Virtual Training.

On our Zoom calls we work with players on both mental and physical aspects of being an athlete. In this video you can see a collection of vision boards made by girls and discussed in a live session, as well as shooting videos that were sent in to us as part of a homework assignment.

THE BACK END

Dragons Virtual Training has a fully integrated back end. We use TeamSnap for:

  • Rosters
  • Schedules
  • Messaging
  • File uploads (reference videos, training assignments, drill descriptions)
  • Statistics

When you participate in Dragons Virtual Training it feels like a normal season. You are on a roster and can see your teammates. You get to know your coaches. Every event is scheduled and you receive notifications and reminders prior to each event. The Zoom call link for each event is embedded in the schedule notification so you can click right through. No searching for the e-mail with the link at the last second. Players can always access reference documentation in the Media folders of TeamSnap. If we e-mailed it, you can be pretty sure that it is in a Media folder.

STATISTICS

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An important feature to point out is STATISTICS. We try to hold our players accountable for their Individual Training. To that end we have set up the TeamSnap Statistics feature to allow players to record weekly numbers for wall ball, running, jump rope, footwork, stickwork, circuits and more. At the end of the week we publish the team and individual top 3 statistics. This video shows a few of our players completing their Individual Training.

 

CONNECTION & COMMUNITY

Although we are not able to see each other on the field as we are used to, the level of communication between teammates has gone up dramatically. Last week a group of middle school players organized a birthday celebration for a fellow player all on their own, without interaction from parents. Virtual Training provided the consistent interaction and structure necessary for players to create their own "project groups" and to get things done on their own.

DRILL LIBRARY

One more important thing to point out is that we have our own DRILL LIBRARY that players can reference as part of their training. We already have close to 50 videos up and add more material continuously.

REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS

Dragons Virtual Training is now open to all boys & girls in K-8 at an all-inclusive cost of $45 per week.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Randy Grube at randy@santamonicadragons.org.

JUST ADDED: BOYS HS VIRTUAL TRAINING

Nobody really thought that we would spend the Spring launching Dragons Virtual Training, but here we are. And to be honest, we have become quite good at this new form of training. Mostly because the core value of Virtual Training is the same as on-field training: we are providing the coach-player relationship, the team experience, as well as a reliable routine that gives players something to look forward to.

Our High School program is different from our youth program in that it has a 5-day a week structure and is intended as a framework to support players on their individual paths.

MONDAY - FRIDAY PROGRAM

SOMETHING EVERY DAY

EACH DAY HAS A THEME

GUEST SPEAKERS

WORKSHOPS

MOTIVATIONAL TALKS

RECRUITING SUPPORT

COLLEGE COACH SESSIONS

INDIVIDUAL WORKOUT PLANS

GROUP WORKOUTS

THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  1. Motivation Monday - Sets up the week with a motivational talk and working session via Zoom. Individual raining plans are also discussed a this session. 
  2. Tuesday Recruiting Check-In - We talk to players in a small group setting to see whom they are e-mailing, what the status of their reel is, what questions they have. The goal is to make sure all players are doing SOMETHING and they are getting the advice they need.
  3. Workout Wednesday - HS players join the existing Dragons weekly workout routine that consists of footwork (3pm), bodyweight circuit (4pm) and stick work (5pm).
  4. Thursday & Friday is open for workshops and guest speakers. The specific schedule will vary weekly. Guest speakers will be professional athletes or college coaches. Workshops can be any number of things: Time management, video editing, how to write a letter, etc.

REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS

The HS program has a very flexible registration component. You simply sign up by the week. If you want to skip a week, you can do so. Weekly cost is $45. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Randy Grube at randy@santamonicadragons.org.

FOR WHEN THINGS RETURN TO NORMAL...

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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.

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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.

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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

JOIN US FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN JAMBOREE

By santamonicadragons | October 10, 2019

We are giving our Halloween Jamboree a whole new look this year with tons of games, contests and prizes. Players will have a ton of fun and we’ll be raising money for a good cause: the growth of lacrosse in LA! Date: October 30 Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Location: Perry’s Cafe, 2400 Ocean Front Walk,…

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BOX HOLIDAY PICK UP SERIES

By santamonicadragons | October 9, 2019

Box Lacrosse is a must for any aspiring top-level player. It is one of the most highly regarded training tools and has put many players on the college recruiting path. Not to mention, box is a TON of fun. In order to give players more playing opportunities, Tri Valley Roller Hockey Rink is hosting pick…

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DRAGONS HS WINTER 2019 SCHEDULE

By santamonicadragons | October 1, 2019

This year’s winter high school schedule is the most diverse we have ever had. We are offering an unprecedented combination of box lacrosse and field lacrosse, as well as some very high-level, targeted East Coast recruiting opportunities. Below is a list of our team tournaments. Registration for the Team Tournaments has been simplified to give…

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DRAGONS HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITING TRIP INFORMATION

By santamonicadragons | October 1, 2019

Our recruiting trips are on an RSVP basis. For more information and to express interest, please contact Randy Grube at randy@santamonicadragons.org. Big 12 Lacrosse Invitational The Big 12 Invitational is open to players in the 2021 and 2022 grad years. The showcase will have 80+ coaches on site from major DI and DIII schools. It…

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Testimonials

"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.” 

Matt Gavia

“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.”

Kevin Doyle

“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.”

Malena Law

“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.”

Katie Turnbull

SEE WHAT IS BEHIND THE TESTIMONIALS

Dragons Directors

Erik Krum - Athletic Director

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.

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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.

New Players

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.

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Advanced Players

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.

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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.

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Player Development

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.

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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.

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Events

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.

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COLLEGE COMMITS
CHAMPIONSHIPS
INCREDIBLE COACHES
AWESOME PLAYERS

Boys Championships

2018 OCBLL JV Gold Champions
2018 OCBLL JV Gold Champions
2018 LAYLL Champions
2018 LAYLL Champions

Girls Championships

2019 PELA MS-A Champions
2019 PELA MS-A Champions
2018 PELA MS-B Champions
2018 PELA MS-B Champions