2020-2021 Program Overview

Welcome to the Family.

At the core of all of our Penguins Select Lacrosse Club lacrosse teams is a relentless focus on player development. We are a program comprised of student athletes who strive to be the best possible version of themselves in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.

We work tirelessly to ensure that all players coming through our program truly understand the game of lacrosse and the commitment that it takes to play at the game’s highest levels.

We pride ourselves building young men of character in a team-first, family environment, teaching players to succeed beyond the lacrosse field, and instilling players with a passion for the game of lacrosse that has led to Penguins Alumni represented on rosters at all three levels of NCAA lacrosse as well as at top MCLA programs.

Our coaches are committed to holding our student athletes to the highest possible standard on and off of the field. Those who find success as a member of the Penguins team take their improvement seriously in practice and in games, are highly competitive, and are committed to putting in hours outside of structured practice and game time to reach their goals.

We strive to put our student athletes in an environment where they are surrounded by coaches and peers who are committed, driven, and team oriented and determined to get the most out of every opportunity to get better.

Please use the tabs below to learn more about the Penguins Select Lacrosse Club’s program in each season.

The next opportunity to tryout for Penguins Select Lacrosse will take place on September 27th, 2020 in Fitchburg, MA – please complete the form HERE to begin the registration process.

Please note Penguins programming for the 2020-2021 will still take place in our traditional practice locations. Penguins practices typically take place in Wellesley, Bedford, and Canton, MA. This is a one-time practice in Fitchburg for the Fall!

These tryouts are for our teams and programming taking place from September 2020 – August, 2021. Please note Penguins programming for the 2020-2021 will still take place in our traditional practice locations

Penguins Alumni are currently competing at All 3 divisions of NCAA lacrosse as well as for top MCLA teams across the country.

We are looking for committed, coachable, highly competitive, driven student athletes to join the Penguins Family this summer.

We want Penguins who love to compete hard, and this format allows us to better evaluate these qualities in future Penguins. 

Tryouts are open to 2021-2031 Boys who want to be considered for the Penguins Select Lacrosse 2020-2021 Fall, Box Lacrosse, Spring, and/or Summer seasons.

All players are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible, however players are only required to attend one session to be considered for the 2020-2021 Penguins program.

Families can choose to participate in as many or as few seasons per year as they wish. Tryouts take place in August, 2020 for September 2020 – August 2021 programming. Please scroll to the bottom to view tuition and payment FAQ’s. 

2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2029, 2030

Base Prices

Fall – $295

Box Session 1 (Nov 15th – Jan 15th) – $495

Box Session 2 (Jan 15th-March 15th) – $495

Summer – $995

Total Full Year = $2280*

*Tournament costs are an additional fee, and are billed after a player is selected for that tournament. This amount will vary based on cost of tournament and costs typically run between $75 and $250 per tournament depending on the event. Game film for high school tournaments is also an additional fee and varies by tournament. 

***All Penguins players must purchase a team helmet and decals (2020 cost, $225, Cascade S Helmet) as part of program participation***

2025, 2026, 2027, 2028

Base Prices

Fall – $295

Box Session 1 (Nov 15th – Jan 15th) – $495

Box Session 2 (Jan 15th-March 15th) – $495

Spring – $550

Summer – $995

Total Full Year = $2830*

*Tournament costs are an additional fee, and are billed after a player is selected for that tournament. This amount will vary based on cost of tournament and costs typically run between $75 and $150 per tournament depending on the event. 

***All Penguins players must purchase a team helmet and decals (2020 cost, $225, Cascade S Helmet) as part of program participation***

2031, 2032, 2033 (JRPs)

The Jr. Penguins are the development program for our Kindergarten, 1st Grade and Second Grade players. Most of our current Penguins come through the Jr. Penguins program. The program is focused on skill and fundamentals development in a fun, up tempo environment. Primarily comprised of innovative practice sessions designed to keep young players engaged while learning individual and team concepts, the Jr. Penguins will also compete in scrimmages and play days as opportunities arise.

Base Prices

Fall – $195

Winter Session #1 – $195

Winter Session #2 – $195

Spring – $195

Summer Season – $195

Total Full Year = $975


***All Penguins players must purchase a team helmet and decals (2020 cost, $225, Cascade S Helmet) as part of program participation***

Tuition and Payment FAQ’s

What is the Penguins refund policy?

All tuition payments made are non-refundable. For the 2020-2021 season players will be eligible to opt into USSC Insurance Plan which will cover the following:

  • Season Ending Injury
  • Season Ending Illness
  • Death
  • Mental Illness
  • Job Loss
  • Job Relocation
  • Short Term Illness
  • Short Term Injury

The cost will be 7% of the total season price (Example: $295 Fall Season = $22.13). Once a player is registered for a season, USSC will reach out separately about purchasing insurance plans. 

Is financial aid available?

Parents/Players will be required to fill out an application for financial aid for the 2020-2021 season. Please email [email protected] for more information. 

Are sibling discounts available?

Families with two or more players in the program will receive 10% off each individual season price per player. This will be deducted after registration is completed and will be taken off the final payment plan in the season. 

Fall Season 

October 4th – November 29th

  • 4 team practices on Sundays in the MetroWest Area 
  • 2-3 Team Tournaments

Past Fall Tournaments:

Bulldog Bash – New Haven, CT
Crimson Classic – Cambridge, MA
Mid Fall Classic – Amherst, MA
Battle at the Barracks – Devens, MA
Fall Classic – Lancaster, MA
Fall Brawl – Smithfield, RI
Colonial Clash – Lancaster, MA
Scarecrow Classic – Taunton, MA
3d Mayflower – Taunton, MA
CT Cup – Cheshire, CT
NXT Invitational  – Milford, DE
IMG Nationals – Bradenton, FL
Dick’s Tournament of Champions – Wesley Chapel, FL*

 

*Winter Field Lacrosse Event

Winter Box Lacrosse Seasons 

As members of USBOXLA, we are one of New England’s only opportunity to play REAL box lacrosse.

“I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game.  If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.  The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse, far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field.  Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.” – Bill Tierney, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, University of Denver

“Every kid should play box lacrosse.” – John Desko, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Syracuse University

“Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game.” – Paul Rabil, Co-Founder PLL

Box Session 1 (November 15th – January 15th)

  • 5-6 Thursday Scrimmages — Canton Sportsplex, Canton, MA
  • 5-6 Sunday Practices — Canton Sportsplex, Canton, MA

Box Session 2 (January 16th – March 15th) 

  • 5-6 Thursday Scrimmages — Canton Sportsplex, Canton, MA
  • 5-6 Sunday Practices — Canton Sportsplex, Canton, MA

Past Box Lacrosse Tournaments:

Fusion Winter Classic – Reading, PA

Fusion Northeast Regional – Hatfield, PA

Galactic Games – Hampton, NH

Spring Season (2025, 2026, 2027 2028 Players Only)

March 27th – May 22nd

 

The 2021 Spring league will run 8 total weeks, starting on March 27th and ending on May 22nd. Each team will play 6 weeks of games against other local clubs plus one week of playoffs, and all teams will skip the weekend of April Vacation. Penguins will field teams at the 2025, 2026, 2027, and 2028/2029 age levels. Each team will have dedicated practice once a week in the MetroWest area and play one game each weekend.

Summer Season

  • One Day Mini Camp featuring multiple lacrosse development and team building sessions
  • 10-12 Team Practices in the MetroWest area
  • 1-5 Tournaments

Past Summer Tournaments:

Philly Summer Invitational – Downingtown, PA
FLG in 3d – Boyds, MD
Legacy Invitational – Devens, MA
IL Invitational – Milford, DE
Tri State – West Windsor, NJ
Ocean State Showdown – Providence, RI
Mid Summer Classic – Amherst, MA
Lake George National Invitational – Fort Ann, NY
PrimeTime Shootout – Wellesley, MA
Bulldog Brawl – Smithfield, MA
CT Cup – Cheshire, CT
RI Classic – Newport, RI
Albany Power Shootout – Albany, NY
Stowe Lacrosse Festival – Stowe, VT

2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033 (JRPs)

The Jr. Penguins are the development program for our Kindergarten, First Grade,  Second Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade players. Most of our current Penguins come through the Jr. Penguins program. The program is focused on skill and fundamentals development in a fun, up tempo environment. Primarily comprised of innovative practice sessions designed to keep young players engaged while learning individual and team concepts, the Jr. Penguins will also compete in scrimmages and play days as opportunities arise.

Base Prices

Fall – $195

Winter Session #1 – $195

Winter Session #2 – $195

Spring – $195

Summer Season – $195

Total Full Year = $975

Throughout the year, we offer additional training and development opportunities for Penguins Select Lacrosse families at an additional cost. Penguins will receive a registration link for these programs by email upon deposit. Please see below for some examples. 

Murfit

Strength, conditioning and mobility training with an emphasis on injury prevention, and helping Penguins athletes move well. Programmed and led by Penguins Head Athletic Performance Coach Matt Murphy, these one hour sessions are offered in conjunction with our Fall, Winter Session 1, Winter Session 2, Spring, and Summer seasons at the PrimeTime Sports Center in Natick, MA.

Fall and Winter Skills

Intense, high tempo, small group sessions designed to give players hundred of repetitions in a controlled environment at the PrimeTime Sports Center in Natick, MA. Small group size allows coaches to assist players in mastering crucial skills and concepts and address players and specific training needs.

Penguins Fall Lacrosse League

Six weeks of games in September and October for Penguins Select Lacrosse players. Open to non-Penguins players.

Skill Specific Training 

Highly focused training sessions featuring Penguins coaches and guest coaches including top Premier Lacrosse League pros.

Plus…

Individual and small group training, guest speakers, turf time at the PrimeTime Sports Center, and other innovative programming.

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