SummerBounce Overnight Camp 2016
The highlight of MetroLacrosse’s summer programming, SummerBounce is a 5 night, 6 day camp hosted at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire. Metro participants join boys and girls from other urban lacrosse programs across the country (including Dallas, Harlem, Denver, Baltimore, Houston, San Francisco, and Long Island) for a week of lacrosse, team building, enrichment, and outdoor activities. Players are split into teams of 12 and live in dorms with their teammates and coaches/counselors, who will guide them through the their on-field and off-field activities. The camp is free to attend, although it is the responsibility of your home program to assist in transportation to and from the New Hampton School. MetroLacrosse participants will be bussed to and from their home field.
There are two weeks of camp – separated by grade level:
Week 1: July 10th-15th (open to players entering the 6-8th grade in the fall of this year).
Week 2: August 7th-12th (open to players entering the 9th-12th grade in the fall of this year).
How to Register:
Current eligible MetroLacrosse participants should have received an email with a registration link by May 7th. If you did not receive an email but believe you should have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Metro participants will be specifically invited by their home program, which has received all of the camp information and registration info via email. Please communicate with the lacrosse program you currently play for to get that information.
The deadline to register for camp through the registration link is May 24th. Once you are registered you will receive an email regarding the required paperwork and the “parent handbook,” which will answer many questions you might have about the camp.
The required paperwork deadline is Saturday, June 18th. This includes the paperwork from out-of-state and non-Metro participants.
MetroLacrosse offers a one week half day program for players entering 4th-8th grade. The days will consist of lacrosse sessions to improve the skill and fitness of participants and classroom sessions to allow the participants to explore the topics of leadership, health and nutrition, and community service. A healthy lunch will be provided to participants. Summer LacrosseFIT is a great way for kids to improve their lacrosse skills and stay active through the summer while developing strong relationships with peers and mentors through the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. curriculum.
Eligibility: Players entering 4th – 8th grade who have previously participated in any MetroLacrosse program
Location: Chelsea High School, 299 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150
Transportation will be provided to and from Franklin Field
Cost: $20 to help offset the cost of buses and lunches
MetroLacrosse provides employment opportunities for 10-15 teen participants through its Coaches-In-Training and MLK Summer Scholars Program. CITs are trained as coaches by MetroLacrosse staff and receive additional professional development training through the MLK Summer Scholares program. The job is 8 weeks of coaching young people at various summer camps across the city. CITs are responsible for all aspects of planning and executing sessions. In addition to coaching, CITs are required to help with several small projects throughout the summer.
Dates: July 5th – August 19th
Eligibility: Residents of Boston, ages 15-19, who are current or former MetroLacrosse participants – preference goes to current Bulldogs players
Spring Youth Programs
Any 3rd through 12th grade boy or girl who lives or attends school in Boston or Chelsea is eligible to play on a MetroLacrosse team. MetroLacrosse offers four levels of play to address both the athletic and emotional growth of our players:
- The Rookie League is open to 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls.
- The Youth League is open to 5th and 6th grade boys and girls.
- The Junior League is open to 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.
- The High School League is open to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade boys and girls.
Rookie and Youth Spring Season (3rd-6th grade)
The 10 week spring season is the primary season of play for MetroLacrosse Youth teams. Players can sign up to have their home field be at Chelsea High School or at Franklin Field in Dorchester. Practices will be held 2 nights per week with games and special events on Saturdays. Youth teams will play on a modified field and will participate in games against other MetroLacrosse teams, with the opportunity for outside competition and clinics midway through the season. Bus transportation will be provided for any games or events that are not scheduled to be played at their home field.
Dates: Season runs from the week of April 11th through June 18th
- Boys: Monday, Wednesdays (6-7:30pm) & Saturday mornings
- Girls: Tuesday, Thursday (6-7:30pm) & Saturday mornings
- Boys: Tuesday, Thursday (6-7:30pm) & Saturday mornings
- Girls: Monday, Wednesdays (6-7:30pm) & Saturday mornings
*all Saturdays are 90 minutes to two hours in the 10am-1pm time period depending on the age group*
Eligibility: Boys and girls who live or go to school in Boston or Chelsea and who are in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade
Junior Spring Season (7th-8th grade)
The 10 week spring season is the primary season of play for MetroLacrosse Junior teams. Our Junior program is the next step in refining your skills as a lacrosse players as well as a teammate. Players can sign up to have their home field be at Chelsea High School or at Franklin Field in Dorchester. Practices will be held 2 nights per week with games and special events on Saturdays. Our Junior teams will participate in games against other MetroLacrosse teams as well as other local lacrosse teams. Transportation will be provided for games and events that are not scheduled to be played at their home field.
Dates: Season runs from April 11th through June 18th
- Boys: Monday, Wednesdays (6-8pm) & Saturday mornings
- Girls: Tuesday, Thursday (6-8pm) & Saturday mornings
- Boys: Tuesday, Thursday (6-8pm) & Saturday mornings
- Girls: Monday, Wednesdays (6-8pm) & Saturday mornings
*all Saturdays are 90 minutes to two hours in the 10am-1pm time period*
Eligibility: Boys and girls who live or go to school in Boston or Chelsea and who are in 7th and 8th grade
High School Spring Season
The 11 week spring season is the main season of play for the high school Bulldogs team. The Bulldogs home field is at Moakley Park in South Boston; all high schoolers from Chelsea and Boston participate on the same team starting in high school. Practices/classroom time will be held 4 nights per week with games and special events throughout (occasionally on Saturdays). Both boys and girls teams will play a full 8-12 game schedule against other high school programs in the Metro-Boston area. Practice attendance is incredibly important at the high school level, and will affect game day playing time. The high school program aims to develop skill both on and off the field for participating players, with the help of an experienced and dedicated staff!
Dates: March 21st-May 20th
Practice Locations: Moakley Field, South Boston or at the MetroLacrosse office in Jamaica Plain
Eligibility: Boys and girls who live or go to school in Boston or Chelsea and who are in 9th-12th grade
Rookies, Youth & Juniors Fall Season
Fall season is 8 weeks long with practices twice a week on a weeknight as well as two Saturday mornings. Sessions are held at your local field on Tuesday and Thursday in Dorchester under the lights (Ronan Park, 135 Adams Street, Dorchester | Important Directions), Monday and Wednesday in Chelsea (Chelsea High School | map). There will also be two special events on Saturday mornings at Franklin Field (130 Talbot Ave, Dorchester | map) . There will be a bus to take players from Chelsea to Dorchester on the Saturdays. This is a great chance for new participants to learn the basics of the game and for returners to sharpen their skills.
Registration: Opens in August
High School Fall Season
Fall season is 8 weeks long and practices are held weeknights. Tuesday and Thursday nights are at Ronan Park in Dorchester, 6:00-7:30pm. Participants are required to get themselves to and from practice. No transportation is provided. This is a great chance for new participants to learn the basics of the game and for returners to sharpen their skills. Boys and girls who live or go to school in Boston or Chelsea and who are in 9th-12th grade are eligible to participate.
Registration: Opens in August
Rookie, Youth & Junior Season
The winter season is a 7 week program consisting of one lacrosse session per week in January and February. Indoor balls are used and the only equipment needed is a lacrosse stick, which will be provided to new players. Practices will be filled with drills, games, and conditioning to help players get ready for the upcoming spring season. Boys and girls who live or go to school in Boston or Chelsea and who are currently in 3rd-8th grade are eligible to participate.
High School Winter Workouts
This winter season consists of weekly “workouts” that will be held at the MetroLacrosse office in Jamaica Plain. The teams will meet once a week from 6-7:30pm to work on fitness, stick skills, and lacrosse IQ (film/chalk talk). Several other dates may be added as the season progresses, including workouts at other facilities in the area. Boys and girls who live or go to school in Chelsea and Boston currently in the 9th-12th grade are eligible to participate.