Youth Program

The Penguins youth program develops players from 3rd to 8th grade and teaches a curriculum designed to progress as players  build lacrosse fundamentals and dynamic stick skills leading up to high school.

Program Overview

Building lacrosse players through dynamic coaching and curriculum

Year round programming that provides players an opportunity to get better each day. Penguins in the youth program will develop through a combination of training the fundamentals of lacrosse as well as exposure to game play and box lacrosse sessions.

2024-2025 Membership Details

  • Grades

    3th Grade - 8th Grade

  • Seasons

    Fall 2024, Winter Box 2024-2025, Spring Training 2025, and Summer 2025

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Program Highlights

  • October – February Indoor Skills Sessions at PrimeTime Sports Center

    2x week per age group

  • Fall and Summer Team practices outdoors at Babson College

    13-20 practices

  • Regional Tournaments

    Massachusetts - Rhode Island - New Hampshire - Vermont

  • Winter Box Lacrosse Program

    8-12 indoor sessions at Canton Sportsplex, Sunday
    mornings

  • Spring Training Sessions

    Practices and scrimmages against New England select teams

  • Access to NE Raiders super team
  • Access to JustPlay Sports online playbook

Youth Program Focus

  • Youth (2nd-5th)

    Focus is on player development and learning the game of lacrosse with multiple weekly skill sessions and game play. Teams will work toward competing at local tournaments throughout the Fall and Summer seasons. Emphasis is on players having a positive experience and having fun at practice.

  • MS (6th-8th)

    Focus is on preparing players to be high school lacrosse players. Emphasis on teaching players the core principals and players will have a well rounded knowledge as they begin spring season. Continued focus on skill fundamentals at practices and team concepts leading up to tournament play.,

Summer 2024 Tournaments
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    PrimeTime Shootout

    June 15th and 16th 2024

    UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

    2025- 2033

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    Brawlin at the beach

    June 22nd and 23rd, 2024

    URI, Kingston Rhode Island

    2025 – 2033

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    Mid-Summer Classic

    July 6th and 7th, 2023

    Umass Amherst, Amherst MA

    2025 – 2033

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    Vermont Lacrosse Classic

    July 13th and 14th 2024

    Essex, VT

    2025 - 2033

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    National Invitational

    July 20th and 21st, 2024

    Saratoga Springs, NY

    2025 – 2033

Fall / Winter 2024 Tournaments
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    Laxtoberfest

    October 20th, 2024

    Devens, MA

    2029 – 2034

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    Fall Classic

    October 26th | 27th, 2024

    TBD, MA

    2025 – 2034

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    Mid- Fall Classic

    November 3rd, 2024

    UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

    2025 – 2033

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    Colonial Clash

    November 11th | 12th, 2024

    TBD, MA | Amherst, MA

    2025 – 2034

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    Galactic Games

    January 2025

    MA | Hampton, NH

    2025-2034

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parent testimonials

What our parents Say

My son joined the PrimeTime family when he was in second grade. He was struggling to find a sport that he was comfortable playing having been through 2 years of cancer treatment and feeling well behind other kids athletically. The coaches and camps were wonderful, and they instilled in him a love for lacrosse. The confidence he gained from the program translated to his school work and motivated him to try other sports. He has grown up with Prime Time and is a proud Penguin! I cannot say enough about the organization, the coaches and their philosophy!

Lee Anne Howe - Stow, MA

This is our fourth year with the Penguins Program and as a parent I could not be happier. The communication and up front scheduling from the staff has been amazing and extremely valuable. The coaching that my children have been exposed to; whether through the mini camps, tournaments and clinics/camps throughout the summer has been first class, and the friendships my boys have made with their teammates has only sweetened the deal. The coaches instill a love of the game, and more importantly a respect for their teammates, opponents and officials. The coaches and staff also embrace the whole family. My youngest has always been made to feel a part of the program, and he is thrilled to start his lacrosse journey as a Junior Penguin. Two years ago, I selfishly tried to convince my 2022 to try out for a program closer to home. He was adamant that he stay a Penguin because he had fun, and he really loved his coach. I am so glad that I listened to him, and I continue to watch him develop with his younger brothers right behind him.

Bridget Sweet - Franklin, MA

Eight years ago my son played in his first lacrosse tournament. Jason and Tyler were just starting the PrimeTime program and my son proudly wore the PrimeTime pinnie. To this day, we still talk about that first lacrosse road trip to UMass. He was hooked and so it began, we became a Penguin family. For the majority of his years, he has been fortunate enough to have Coach Wellemeyer as his head coach. There are a lot of coaches out there that know the game. However, Coach Wellemeyer not only knows the game, he also has the ability to teach the game in a constructive and encouraging way that builds confidence in his players. The positive reinforcement my son has received from his coaches and the Penguin staff has, without question, instilled a passion for the game within him. The fall of 2016 will be his last season playing as a PrimeTime Penguin. I would like to thank Coach Wellemeyer and Coach Lenfest for an outstanding experience. PrimeTime Lacrosse over the years as put my son in front of hundreds of college coaches. We are very proud to say he has committed to Hartwick College to study business and play lacrosse.

Jeff Watson - Wrentham, MA