Announcing Boys U12 Select Team - FALL 2017

Team Overview. Following the U11 Select team’s successful inaugural spring season, BLC will field a “select” team this fall for U12 boys (6th and 5th graders: birthdates 8/31/05-8/30/07). This team seeks 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. The team will practice two times per week and compete in at least four games or tournaments through the season. Training sessions will be led by experienced coaches. Interested players must try out for the fall team. As we encourage boys to play multiple sports at this age, and lacrosse is still a spring sport traditionally, we do not require the same level of commitment in the fall as in the spring. In the fall, we expect a commitment to attend 70% of practices and games (vs. 90% in the spring). Details for the falls season and plans for the spring season are below.

Select Program Format. The U12 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

Tryouts: For consideration, all players must attend at least one (but preferably both) of the FREE tryouts on Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 17th, 9:20a-10:40a at Pier 5 (Field 2). We encourage new and returning players to try out! 

Regular Season Practices

  • Sunday mornings September 24-November 19, 9:20a-10:40a at Pier 5 (Field 2)
  • Wednesday afternoons September 20-November 1, 5:00p-dusk at Nicholas Nequan Park, Boerum Hill (focus on stick skills)

Games/Tournaments: Up to four weekend (Saturday or Sunday) games or tournaments in the tri-state area in October and November. A subset of U12 Select players will also be invited to a tournament on Saturday, November 25(Thanksgiving Day weekend). 

Coaching: Experienced, dedicated coaches are key to the Select team experience. Seth Basham, who has coached for BLC for five years and led the Spring 2017 U11 Select Team, will be the head coach. There will be at least two assistant coaches. All coaches have significant college playing and/or youth coaching experience. We also anticipate guest coach appearances by some of the biggest stars of the game

Fees: $250 per player. To support additional tournaments and team equipment, fees are higher than for other BLC teams, but much lower than for most other club lacrosse programs. Fees also cover insurance, U.S. Lacrosse membership and a reversible jersey.  Need-based scholarships may be available.  

Spring 2018 Select Team: Note that players selected for the Fall 2017 Select Team are not committed to the team for the Spring 2018 season and will need to tryout again for the Spring 2018 team in early January. We anticipate that the Spring 2018 team will have pre-season indoor practices on Sundayafternoons, January-March. The regular season will run from March to Saturday, June 23, 2018 and include at least three scheduled events per week—we anticipate two mid-week practices and one weekend game/tournament or practice most weeks.   

Additional information: For more information about the team, please contact Head Coach Seth Basham (seth.basham@gmail.com), Team Manager Melina Mackall (melinamackall@mac.com) or BLC Director Joe Nocella (jnocella@brooklynlacrosse.org).