As a Player and Family, JOINING DUKE'S LACROSSE CLUB is a Big Decision, a Big Commitment and an Important Life Decision. Your Choice of Duke's Lacrosse Club will not only Guide you now but it will Shape you're Future Path to a College Education and Define you Academically, Socially and as a Lacrosse player. Please Review the process below for Joining Duke's Lacrosse Club as you Embark on the Journey of a Lifetime.
HOW DO I JOIN DUKE'S LACROSSE CLUB?
To Join the Duke's Lacrosse Club, you must First review the FULL Duke's Website @WWW.THEDUKESLACROSSE.COM. Next, Carefully Review who we are Link by Link paying Extra attention to the Duke's Mission Statement so you Understand not only who we are but what we stand for to Insure that Both you as a PLAYER, you as a PERSON and your FAMILY Understand the Importance and Structure of the Duke's Lacrosse Club.
We are not a FIT for Everyone so make sure you truly want to be apart of our Club/Organization. These Comprehensive Links Describing who we are will answer all your Questions and prepare you and your Family for the Incredible Experience that is DUKE'S LACROSSE CLUB.
In Particular, the LINKS of WELCOME & INTRO, HOME and ABOUT US are very Specific in Describing the Importance, Understanding and Expectations that Players, Parents and Families alike need to Embrace as you Review what it means to be a Duke's PLAYER and a Duke's FAMILY. Please review these Links Thoroughly.
Now that you are Ready to Join the Duke's Lacrosse Club, please Download, Complete and Mail in the Duke's Player Information Sheet and Introduction Note.
See Player Information Sheet Download @ PLAYER INFORMATION SHEET.
Your INTRODUCTION NOTE should Accompany your PLAYER INFORMATION SHEET and describe WHO you play for BOTH in Club Lacrosse if appropriate and High School. Describe WHERE or from WHAT AREA you come from and Play; Provide a Basic Schedule of your Practices, Tournaments and Events so that if Possible, we can have a Coach come out to See you. The last item in your Note should Include a short Statement as to why you and your Family would be a GOOD FIT for the Duke's Lacrosse Club. Once we Receive you're Mailed Player Info Sheet and Introduction Note, we will Confirm Receipt with a Phone Call/Email/Text and then Forward to the Appropriate Coaching Staff for your Age Group.
MAIL Player Information Sheet and Introduction Note to:
COACH EBE HELM
38 RIDLEY AVE.
ALDAN, PA. 19018
Now that you have Completed the Administrative Processing Part of JOINING DUKE'S LACROSSE CLUB, let's look at the Opportunities and Time frames where you can COMPETE and be Seen/Evaluated. Duke's has RESTRUCTURED their Club Organization Combining YOUTH Ages with HIGH SCHOOL Ages so the Overall process to Join Duke's LC has Changed.
Your First Opportunity to be Seen and COMPETE to Join Duke's Lacrosse Club for Any Age Group will come starting in late July or at the beginning of August when we Conduct a Series of EVALUATIONS through both Months which serve as a Combination of EVALS/TRYOUTS & RICKY WHELAN CLINICS. This Competition will be UNIQUE because it not only Encompasses ALL AGE GROUPS Competing for these Duke's Elite Youth and Elite High School Roster Spots but also because Players will Meet their Age Group Coaches and apart from just the Competition, these CLINICS will add the Dimension of TRAINING and DEVELOPMENT in these Sessions even as these MULTI EVALUATIONS are Occurring.
The Specifics of Day/Dates, Times, Locations, Costs and all other particulars will be posted on the Duke's Website @ SCHEDULE FOR ELITE AGE GROUPS so you will be Fully Informed.
Expect that not only will New Players like yourself be Competing to Join a Duke's Elite Age Group Team but Understand that ALL Current Duke's Players who had been Rostered in their Respective Age Groups for the previous Fall and Summer Seasons will be COMPETING as well !!!
So, this Series of MULTI EVALUATIONS is not only your Initial Introduction to the Competition of Joining Duke's Lacrosse Club but it also presents you with you're FIRST Opportunity to be Selected as an AUTOMATIC ADD PLAYER to a Duke's Team Roster for you're Respective Elite Age Group. You can now see that these EVALS/TRYOUTS & RICKY WHELAN CLINICS are a VERY IMPORTANT Opportunity to Start you on you're Journey to Potentially Joining the Duke's Lacrosse Club.
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Consider Submitting your Paperwork BEFORE the Summer Season so if Coaches or Age Groups have a Need or if they want to Evaluate you as a GUEST PLAYER in advance of Formal Evaluations in Late July or August then they can do so at a Summer Practice or Summer Tournament.
The next Opportunity to be seen and Evaluated by us will be in the Fall when we Conduct a Combination of TRYOUTS/TRAINING SESSIONS/RICKY WHELAN DEVELOPMENTAL CLINICS that Dukes Lacrosse Club sponsors. The First Tryouts/Training Sessions/Clinics begin in late July or August before Continuing thru September and into October. These Clinics are not only TEACHING TOOLS through the Multi Training Sessions provided but they also serve as Evaluations and Tryout Looks that are a Great Opportunity for players to be seen by the Duke's Coaching Staff. Again, Information Specifics as to Day/Dates, Times, Locations and Costs will be Posted and Announced on the Duke's Website Links and Publicized via Mass Media and our Social Media Outlets.
College Coaches Like Dave Pietramala of Syracuse, John Tillman of Maryland, Jim Berkman of Salisbury, Kevin Cassese of Lehigh and many other Notable Coaches have Spoken at these Clinics in the past. In addition, based upon Performance these TRAINING SESSIONS/CLINICS as previously stated serve as a Valuable Function and Vehicle for Players to be Selected as AUTOMATIC ADDS in advance of Tryouts or the Tryout process so there is Significant Value on many Levels for Players and Families to Attend.
If you are Unable to attend these Developmental Clinic Sessions or the Tryout at the end of the Clinic Sessions then make sure you've Communicated by Emailing Coach Ebe Helm @ DUKESLAXX13@AOL.COM so we have your Information on File and can Look for other Potential Opportunities to See You.
Please additionally Review our Ricky Whelan Developmental Clinics using the link @ THEDUKESLACROSSE.COM - RICKY WHELAN CLINICS to see the Rich History of these Whelan Clinics.
Hopefully you now have a Full Understanding of how and what it means to JOIN DUKE'S LACROSSE CLUB. It is an EXCITING moment and Opportunity in a young man's Life. Good Luck and Best Wishes as you start you're Journey with Duke's Lacrosse Club.