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The Cincy Royals are pleased to announce the 5th year of its Royals Academy program. This program is designed to give “Rising 7th-12th grade” girls (current 6th-11th graders) an opportunity to continue to develop their skills and lacrosse IQ. The program consists of four (4) clinics led by the Cincy Royals Coaching staff in partnership with Kevo Lacrosse for game opportunities.
Open to the first 40 registrants in each age group
MS (Current 6 - 7th grade)
HS (Current 8th-11th)
Each session will focus on specific skill development
Instruction provided by current college players, high school and middle school coaches
Each player will receive a Cincy Royals pennie
Flexibility / a BONUS 5th session will be offered (July 19th) to make up for any missed sessions!!
Opportunity to participate in the Kevo Girls League to test and practice the skills taught in our Academy (separate registration required)
When:Wed., June 14th – July 19th*
*includes the bonus 5th session
Middle school clinics will be held from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM**
High School clinics will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM**
** KeVo League immediately following the sessions -- Register with KeVo byCLICKING HERE!
Where: Otto Armleder Park, 5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati 45227
$150 - for 5 weeks of lacrosse stick skills and training**
Each session is pre-determine, however, based on the skill set of the girls involved we do reserve the right to alter some of the drills for safety purposes.
SESSION I: Wed, June 14th
Middle School - Stick skills/ drills you can do at home to improve your game!
High School – Improving stick skills and drills you can do at home!
SESSION II: Wed, June 21st
Middle School - Offensive movement - motion offense
High School - Team Defense
SESSION III: Wed, June 28th
Middle School - Defensive Skills
High School - Instant offense Plus Shooting for Power and Accuracy, Part 1
NO SESSION THE WEEK OF JULY 4th
SESSION IV – Wed, July 12th
Middle School - Winning the Draw... and what to do when you do win!
High School – Instant Offense, plus Shooting for Power and Accuracy, Part 2
BONUS SESSION V: Wed, July 19th
Middle School- Putting it all together!
High School- More fundamentals on the “Art of Shooting"
ABOUT Paul Eldridge, Cincy Royals Academy Director
Coach Eldridge is a native of Long Island and has been involved with lacrosse as a player and coach for over 50 years. During that span he has coached lacrosse at all levels -- from college to youth with an impressive four (4) HS boys’ state titles and five (5) HS girls’ state titles on his resume. Coach Eldridge was inducted into the OHIO Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002.
Summer Lacrosse for Current 4th & 5th Grade Girls.
The Cincy Royals are pleased to announce the 5th year of its Royals Youth Academy program. This program is designed to give current 4th & 5th graders an opportunity to continue to develop their skills and lacrosse IQ in a 12-session program led by Cincy Royals Coaching staff.
Open to the first 40 registrants - Girls: current 4th & 5th graders (2016-17 school year)
Two, 3-week sessions held on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Session #1: June 5th - June 21st
Session #2: June 26th - July 19th (off July 3rd & 5th)
Seven Hills School, Lower Turf - 5400 Red Bank Rd, Cincinnati
SIGN-UP for ONE SESSION or BOTH!
$150 per session or $275 for both
Each session will include solid skill development coaching and competitive interactive games to build field skills and awareness.
Our youth play a very challenging game called Chumash. Through Chumash, coaches afford players the opportunity to focus on their field skills in small, consolidated groups. This means giving the players more action time, more touches to build their skills.
Instruction provided by current college players, high school & middle school coaches.
Each player will receive a reversible Cincy Royals pinnie.
ABOUT Stewart Lewis, Cincy Royals Youth Academy Director
Coach Lewis is no stranger to lacrosse. He learned to play in high school, and earned the honor of “All New England” as a player. He continued to play college lacrosse at Denison University and proceeded to start the first lacrosse club in Cincinnati in 1973. Coach Lewis stayed active as a player well until the late 1980s.
In 2003, it was his daughter’s desire to learn the game that got him to renew his passion for the sport. He actively volunteered with the Anderson Lacrosse Club before developing the girls varsity lacrosse program at Seven Hills School, where he successfully coached for ten years. Through the years, coach maintained a goalie training program for area players and most recently coached the Xavier University Women’s Lacrosse Club.
Like all of the Royals coaches, Coach Lewis has passion for the game. He implements a rigorous and entertaining youth development program for the Cincy Royals Girls Academy. The Cincy Royals are lucky to have Coach Lewis on staff as it has seen the benefit of Coach’s energy with new players. He and his staff work extremely hard to build lacrosse skills, confidence in one’s abilities and, above all, love for the sport.
Making Lacrosse Available to More Cincinnati Youth
Conor Peck, Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Walnut Hills High School and Cincy Royals Boys Coach had a vision – create a grassroots lacrosse program allowing every student in the Cincinnati Public School district to have the same opportunities to learn and compete at the game of lacrosse like many others in Greater Cincinnati.
It is no secret that the most difficult part of putting together a lacrosse team or program is the cost of equipment and uniforms. To that, Coach Peck and Josh Hardin, Cincinnati Public Schools Athletic Director, have worked to form relationships with US Lacrosse, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the lacrosse community to secure donated new and/or used gear.
This Spring, Eagles Youth Lacrosse is proudly introducing affordable youth lacrosse to five (5) new schools in the Cincinnati area this year and have hopes to keep expanding. The schools that make up our 2017 rosters include: Sands Montessori, Kilgour Elementary, Fairview German Language School, Hyde Park School, and Pleasant Ridge Montessori.
“In the early stages of this idea, we were unsure of what the response would be like from our targeted schools,” says Peck, “After an overwhelmingly positive registration period, we are now fielding 2 teams for both boys and girls grades 3 through 6.”
Given the huge response, we are actively attempting to collect as much used gear and practice pinnies as possible, so that we can continue to help supply new players and programs. Anything you are willing to part with would be greatly appreciated.
Sincere thank you to the Cincy Royals for supporting our initiative. -Coach Peck