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EDGE 2020 - 2021 Varsity Academy Enrollment Now Open

09/04/2020, 4:00pm EDT
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EDGE 2020 – 2021 Academy Overview – VARSITY PROGRAM

We are looking forward to another successful year in the academy. We are eager to resume training and preparing you for the college recruiting period. Below is a summary of schedule, costs, and details for the 2020-2021 season. This year, we must be mindful with our health and safety measures, group sizes and guidelines and protocols to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff.

*NOTE* If you are a new academy member and interested in the program, please contact program director Alan Tsang (a.tsang@edgelacrosse.com), prior to registering to discuss your son's interest and fit in the program

2003 COACHING STAFF:

Head Coach – Aaron Moroney

Assistant Coach – Bill Begley

We are excited to welcome back Coach Aaron Moroney and Bill Begley to the staff for the 2003 team for the 2020-2021 season. Coach Aaron has been involved with this team for many years now and is excited to continue with the recruitment and development of the 2003 age group.

Season Overview
The next 12 months are the most critical in the recruiting process. This is what you have all been working towards. With open communication now permitted, college coaches can communicate with potential recruits. Due to the current global climate, coaches and recruiting will rely heavily on film, coaches’ recommendations and selective in-person evaluations. Club support is extremely important this year as we lend our expertise and experience to help each family navigate the recruiting process. The recruiting process is unique for every family and we encourage you to schedule a Zoom meeting with Stu and Bill this fall to discuss your son’s recruiting timeline and next steps.

What’s New in 2020 – 2021

We are excited to roll out some new and exciting new programming for our members. We are always looking for new and creative ways to give our members an edge.

Speed Training: We will be having a 2x World Champion Sprinter and former CFL pro working with our Varsity teams this fall. The goal is simple, get faster.

New practice plans and positional training: We will be introducing some new staff coming on board this year that will bring fresh new drills, positional training and development, team concepts and training to the table.

Guest Coaches: We will have frequent guest coaches, former alumni, pro players, National team players and NCAA/Pro coaches out to practice to help run and oversee practice and development.

Film: We will regularly film practice and training for the varsity team. We will use the film to review systems and send highlights to college coaches.

Themed Training: Through our contacts in the NCAA, we will host themed practices from our favourite schools and run a customized practice sent over from their coach! We’ll provide firsthand experience to the training, intensity and focus college practices are run. 

Training Schedule
Our training schedule will remain the same as it has the previous two years for our 2003 and 2004 teams. All practices and training will take place centrally in Mississauga/GTA.

Fall – September 16 – November 13

We will train as a team 3x a week, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. We have an optional 4th night of training in Oshawa on Monday nights for players that can make it. Please complete this separate form if you plan to attend the MONDAY night sessions - https://forms.gle/gzJMVEYmshtMtzXw5 - no cost to academy members


Total of 4.5 hours of training x 9 weeks = 40.5 total hours

Monday 9-10pm

Oshawa Civic

Tuesday 830-10pm

Paul Gilbert Field

Thursday 830-10pm

Paul Gilbert Field

Saturday 230-4pm

Paul Gilbert Field


Fall Scrimmages
We are finalizing dates for the following local events

  • We will have a home and home with Everest
  • We will have a home and home with the Hill
  • We will have a home and home with Ottawa Capitals Lax – possible neutral site
  • We will have a home and home with Evolve/ULL All Stars
  • We will look for games with CUFLA club teams

Fall Events

  • Top Prospects will be an individual based event Sept 25-27 featuring the Top 40 2022 players with guest coaches, a college coaching panel, combine and skills testing component streamed on LSN
  • We are working on a weekend event vs Team Iroquois for mid October – streamed on LSN
  • The Hill is hosting an event Oct 31, Nov 1 and we will be attending

USA Travel
We are considering an extended trip from Nov 13-22 for our 2022 team. We will review and discuss all guidelines, protocols and restrictions with families and review again as a team before any final decisions are made.

  • Nov 14 – Fall Lax Showdown – boutique event near MD/DE border
  • Nov 15 – North American Lacrosse – DE
  • Nov 16 – Rest day/online school
  • Nov 17-19 – Training with Calvert Hall, possible ex game with Annapolis Hawks, Crabs, FCA, etc/online classes, possibility for college visits
  • Nov 20 – travel to Long Island
  • Nov 21 – Warrior Fall Classic
  • Nov 22 – NLF Fall Invitational

January – February NCAA Scrimmages
We are looking into opportunities to travel to the US in early 2021 to scrimmage college teams. DI programs can host international games in the pre-season. We have previously arranged this with Cleveland State, Robert Morris, Yale and Bryant.

March Break Camp

We are exploring a US trip to IMG Academy to host our Varsity team for 5 days during March Break. This trip would be a training camp for our team to spend 5 days together training and preparing for the upcoming summer season.

Winter – Dec 1st – April 24

Tuesday: 8-10pm, every other week. Rather than have families travel in each week for 1 hour, we will be training every other week for 2 hours indoors. (Winter Break Dec 15 – January 15)

Saturday: 130-3pm Team Practice (Winter Break Dec 15 – January 15)
 

Spring – May 1st – June 5th

Teams will train 3 hours each week in preparation for summer recruiting events. Training will take place on weekends and possible weeknight, dependant on Junior and HS schedules.

Total Field Hour Summary

Fall – Sept 16 – Nov 13

Time

Duration

# of Weeks

Total

Monday

9-10pm

1

6

6

Tuesday

830-10pm

1.5

8

12

Thursday

830-10pm

1.5

9

13.5

Saturday

230-4pm

1.5

9

13.5

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Dec 1st – April 24

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

8-10pm

2

11

22

Saturday

130-3pm

1.5

16

24

 

 

 

 

 

Spring May 1 – June 5

 

 

 

 

Tues/Sat

TBC

3

6

18

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL TRAINING

 

 

 

109 hours
 

Summer Events

Apparel and Equipment Deliverables

  • Red/White Jersey / Shorts
  • Red/Black Practice Reversible
  • Team Hoodie
  • Team Jacket
  • Custom Gloves
  • Team Track Pants
  • Short sleeve shooting shirt
  • Long sleeve shooting shirt
  • Hat
  • New Member Add-Ons
    • Team Helmet $325
    • Team Bag $60

2020-2021 Fee Structure $6500

Included in fees:

  • All 2020 – 2021 lacrosse training hours (Approx 103 hours scheduled)
  • Coaches training hours and fees
  • Fitness and Speed Training
  • Guest coaches (NLL/Team Canada/PLL/MLL/NCAA
  • Film from local events, scrimmages, and US events
  • Team Recruiting Seminar
  • Nutrition Seminar and Support
  • Fitness testing and reporting
  • Player report cards (2x season)
  • Team management
  • Website hosting
  • Program supplies
  • 1 on 1 recruiting support and player evaluation meeting
  • Film review and highlight video support

Not Included in Fees:

  • This year, with travel not guaranteed, we have lowered the enrolment fee and removed the coaches travel budget and coaching stipend. In the event of travel this fall or 2021 summer. These costs will be added to the tournament budget by the team manager
  • Tournament Fees – tournament fees are paid equally by attending players
  • Top Prospects Showcase
  • 2021 All Canada Games

Registration
Please complete this google form to secure your son’s position in the 2020-2021 program:
https://forms.gle/agueviDJG33eiWcb6

Yours in Lacrosse,

Bill Begley - Varsity Academy Director – bill@edgelacrosse.com
Stuart Brown – Founder, President – sbrown@edgelacrosse.com
Alan Tsang - Program Director – a.tsang@edgelacrosse.com

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