Frequently Asked Questions about Olde English
Olde English Lacrosse is a year-round, tournament travel and player development program for boys in graduation years, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027 living in the greater Philadelphia region. The program brings together like minded players (and their families) who have fallen in love with the game of lacrosse and desire to develop their individual and team skills in a challenging and fun environment.
Olde English is a three-season. not for profit lacrosse program. Our players come together from clubs as far east as Doylestown and as far west as Chester county, fielding competitive, grade-based travel teams for the advanced player as well as progressive, development squads for the emerging youth player. When the springtime returns, our players return to their respective clubs to be leaders both athletically and personally. As we're a not for profit organization, we are able to keep fees low and to make the program as accessible for as many families as possible.
While there are many legends, there really is no history. When the founders first came together, they wanted the program to truly be a coalition of youth clubs so they chose a name that couldn't be tied back to any individual youth program.
Olde English serves two needs in the youth lacrosse community - provide a competitive opportunity for players to maximize their potential as players and to cultivate the growth of youth lacrosse in Southeast Pennsylvania. As a result, we offer both competitive travel programs for the advanced player and a innovative player development programs for the progressing youth player.
Ideally yes. Our program is structured to run from early June through early March and our goal is to help our players evolve their skill sets over this period, building on fundamentals every week and adding more structured team concepts over time. But,we also recognize that every family is different and purposefully structured our program into seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter) to allow players to enroll at different points in the year and for different lengths of time.
Olde English Lacrosse is open to boys in graduation years 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027.
While there is some variation based on season, tournament and game schedules, the regular commitment is one just day per week.
Olde English is a player development program first. Tournaments are the reward for the weeks of effort that the boys put into practices and a chance to put new concepts to work in a game environment. When we attend a tournament, we go to be successful but the tournament itself is secondary to seeing the players progress. Not being able to attend a game or practice should never deter a family from joining.
We believe it's important to teach our players to be competitive but not at the expense of seeing each and every one of them progress. Games are an opportunity to put to work the lessons learned and apply the skills they have honed - and for that reason we adopt a "best and balanced" game approach. We will always play to be competitive but more than anything we play to provide another learning opportunity.
To be a good lacrosse player, it's important to be good at other sports as well. We encourage our players to find and experience different sports, different coaches and develop new and different skill sets. During the fall and winter months, our sessions are generally held on days with the least conflict with other youth sports programs (Typically Sundays).
The next enrollment and player evaluation period is for Winter 2016 and Summer 2017 and applications are being accepted now. If you need more information, please call (302) 690-2187 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a not for profit, our goal is to keep fees to a minimum. Summer 2016 fees are $425 and excess dues will be applied to upcoming fall and winter seasons. Fall/Winter 2016 dues are anticipated to be between $300 and $400.
Practices are held in centrally located facilities to make the program as accessible as possible to players and their families. Updated information for the 2017 Summer season will be available soon.
To learn more or to enroll your child in the Olde English Program, please contact Travis Meredith, Program Director at (302) 690-2187 or email at email@example.com