HAMPTON ROADS SHOWCASE
2021 Summer Program
Supplemental Tryouts for High School Teams to be Held Sunday, May 23. Call (443) 690-7683 for More Information.
Home to ten of the last eighteen high school All-Americans in Hampton Roads, the Tidewater Patriots provide committed lacrosse players reasonably-priced, elite instruction from outstanding, veteran coaches. The mission is simple: help boys become the best that they can be by actually teaching them -- and the results are tangible: the Patriots are the most competitive and longest-running travel program in the area, with numerous program graduates successfully competing at the college level. All nine of the program's 2020 graduates were recruited to play at the NCAA level.
The Patriots primary focus is on player development and the perfection of skills and lacrosse IQ. Patriots teams typically conduct 12 two-hour practices over the course of each season with all sessions being overseen by program director Chris Swanenburg. A former Division I head coach, Swanenburg brings 20 years of NCAA coaching and recruiting experience to the Patriots and has developed future All-Americans and professional players alike. Many of the best players in the region have come through the Patriots program and Coach Swanenburg's connections have opened doors at the college level for tens of players.
For the summer of 2021, at the youth level, the Patriots will field 10U, 12U and 14U teams with the 10U squad competing as a 7v7 team. With sufficient interest, additional youth teams will be added, with practices being held where the majority of players reside. At the high school level, the Patriots will field two teams.
Open tryouts for all youth teams will be conducted on Sunday, May 2. Open tryouts for the high school teams will be conducted on Sunday, May 16.
Pre-registration for all tryouts is required. Interested individuals must submit both a tryout fee of $20 (which will be applied to Patriots team dues upon selection to a team) and an Application & Waiver Form to Coach Swanenburg via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, all participants (including returnees) must be members of US Lacrosse.
Practices will be conducted every Sunday in May until Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday practices will be held during the month of June through the end of the tournament season. The Patriots' primary practice location will be Kiln Creek Park in York County. The Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg and Norfolk Collegiate in Norfolk will also serve as a practice locations.
As for tournaments, all teams will compete in the Summer Celebration in Williamsburg on Sunday, June 20.
The 12U and 14U teams will also attend the ECD Capital Classic in Poolesville, Maryland on June 26 and June 27 while the high school teams will attend the Legends Eastern Invitational in Richmond, also on June 26 and June 27.
The cost of participation, which includes all practice sessions and tournament entry fees, is as follows:
Newcomers to the program will be required to purchase a fully sublimated Patriots uniform set at a nominal fee.
Should you have any questions regarding the evaluation process, teams or program, please contact Coach Swanenburg at (443) 690-7683 or at email@example.com.
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