BOYS U10 SELECT TEAM – WINTER/SPRING 2018

Only a few spots remain!

Following the success of inaugural BLC U11 Select Team in 2017, BLC launched a U10 Select Team in 2018. The season is off to a great start with early season indoor practices at a brand new indoor turf facility. We have a few spots still open on the team—contact BLC Select Director Seth Basham (seth.basham@gmail.com) for more information and to arrange an evaluation of your player. This team is for boys who were not yet 10 years old by LAST August 8/31/17 (birthdays 8/31/07-8/30/09, mainly 3rd and 4th graders) interested in making lacrosse their primary spring sport.

Select teams seek to compete at the highest levels of youth lacrosse in the tri-state area with the goal of advanced player development at the individual and team level. This team will practice 2-3 times per week and compete in at least 14 games or tournaments through an extended season through mid-June. Training sessions will be led by experienced coaches. Players are expected to make lacrosse their primary spring sport, with a commitment to attend 90% of practices and games.

Program details are below.

Early Season Indoor Turf Field Practice Sessions at Socceroof (Sunset Park):

  • Sundays 10:30a-12:00p: Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11
  • Fridays 5:30p-7:00p: Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9

Regular Season Practice Sessions:

  • Saturdays 8:30a-10:15a March 3-May 19, Pier 5 Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Sundays 9:30a-11:00a March 18-June 17, Boys & Girls High School
  • Wednesdays 5:00p-6:30p March  14-June  20, Von King Park (Bed Stuy)
  • Thursdays 5:30p-7:00p March 1-June 21, Pier 5 Brooklyn Bridge Park

Games/Tournaments: We plan at least 14 games/tournaments that will supersede practices. Most games will be on Saturdays in NJ, LI, CT, Westchester or NYC (including Pier 5), with a couple games on Sundays. June Saturdays will be for tournaments.

Coaching: Experienced, dedicated coaches are key to the Select team experience. Tim Pratt is leading the U10 team. A native of Long Island, lacrosse runs in Tim’s blood. He was a star defenseman at Adelphi College and has been coaching for years. As an assistant coach for the BLC Select teams last year, Tim was top-notch in teaching individual and team concepts with passion and unflappable dedication. Tim is be assisted by experienced coaches Bo Peabody and Romesh Gunaratnam. Seth Basham, who helped develop the Select program and head coaches the U12 Select Team, will be actively involved.

Fees: $599 per player. To support paid coaching, additional field/gym time and additional games/tournaments, (along with insurance, U.S. Lacrosse membership and uniforms), fees will be higher than for other BLC teams. These fees are still much lower than for most other club lacrosse programs. Need-based scholarships may be available.  

Select Program Format. The U10 Select team program will be modeled after the Spring 2017 U11 Select team. See a recap of Spring 2017 team’s game/tournament schedule, winning-record results and events here. See an article about the team in the Brooklyn Eagle here. See a message from a star supporter of the team here.

Additional information: If you are interested in the team, please contact BLC Select Program Director Seth Basham (seth.basham@gmail.com). Seth can answer questions as can Head Coach Tim Pratt (tpratt99@aol.com), Team Manager Melina Mackall (melinamackall@mac.com) or BLC Director Joe Nocella (jnocella@brooklynlacrosse.org)