KC Blue Lion Lacrosse Club was founded in 2008 to provide youth and high school lacrosse players in the Kansas City area the opportunity to compete year round on both a regional and national level. KC Blue Lion Lacrosse Club fields teams in the following groups: Boys: U-19, U-17, U-15, U-13, U-11 and U9. Girls: U-19, U-17, U-15, and U-13.
KC Blue Lion Lacrosse is excited to announce our first organizational fund raising weekend- November 15th/16th- This weekend we will host both a clothing drive and an organic product sale all staged in the warehouse behind Fitness Alliance 15445 Metcalf Road.- The Location of this event has changed due to the extreme cold forecast for this weekend. All boys Lonestar Shootout Team practices have been relocated to this facility for this weekend. The team practice times will be emailed to each team by Wednesday evening. Given the relocation and rescheduling of these practices we will have a second collection opportunity December 7th-December 11th at Inside 68 sports indoor field facility- more details to follow.
The Clothing Drive will be conducted by a locally owned business started 11 months ago- The Clothing Fund.com- Their business provides organizations the opportunity to ask players and families to “CLEAN-OUT THE CLOSETS” and donate all unwanted/needed clothes, shoes, coats, hat, belts, etc. in any condition. The donations are weighted and the organization is paid 15 cents/lb. The donated clothing is then sold to a re-seller who sorts and sells the highest quality goods to charitable thrift stores- the remaining items are donated to US and third world countries. The Clothing Fund.com overall objective is to repurpose donated clothing and keep as much as possible out of landfills. We are asking all players/families to donate between 3 to 5 large trash bags full of clothing. Please reach out to neighbors, friends extended family etc. All donated items need to be brought to the Clothing Fund company container sometime during the weekend of November 15th/16th-
The organic produce sale will be held Saturday Nov 15th from 10:30-1:30 in the warehouse- 15445 Metcalf. All produce sold is being provided by Door to Door Organics- 100% of fund raised go directly to KC BLUE Lion Angel Fund- Please bring family and friends to try out this healthy, fresh and 100% organic produce.
The proceeds of both events will be used to establish the BLUE LION ANGEL FUND. This fund will be used for player scholarships granted on both an individual and team-by-team basis. Individual players may apply for funds on a financial need basis and teams will be allowed to request funds to offset the rapidly increasing cost of college-recruitment tournament registration fees such as the SandStorm Tournament – now $3000.00/2500.00 per team.
In order for this to be successful we need everyone’s support. Please ask your friends and neighbors: everyone has old items that they need to get rid of and you are doing a service for the community. This is a very easy ask. Any player who contributes a minimum of 3 bags will be given a long sleeve t-shirt designed in honor of our very own KC Blue Lion Angel - Jack Cook #5. Players who do not contribute 3 bags may purchase the t-shirt for $10.00.
Individual prizes will be awarded to the top 3 players who bring in the most pounds of clothing. Additionally we will have a Blue Lion team challenge. The KC Blue Lion team that collects the most bags will be recognized and rewarded with a pizza party and a Blue Lion Spirit wear item. The team winner will be determined by the team which brings in the most poundage throughout the 2 donation sessions- be sure your team gets credit by marking the number of bags you donate and your team on the Clothing Fund Tally sheets this weekend.
Introduction to Lacrosse Beginner and Advanced Beginner Programs- Boys and Girls age 6 to 12
The five-week program is designed to introduce the concepts and fundamentals of lacrosse to new players or players with less than 6 months lacrosse experience. The sessions will teach basic individual techniques of throwing, catching, cradling as well as introduce team concepts and positioning. Equipment will be available for purchase the first Sunday of camp. This is ideal for all beginners interested learning more about the sport prior to the Spring KCYLL Season
Coaches: Current KC Blue Lion Players recognized as area All-Stars at their respective high schools
Class times Sessions
Boys and Girls: Saturday January 10th, 24th, 31st, February 7th, 21st
Time: 5:00- 6:00
These classes will run simultaneously. All players new to the game are asked to attend the beginner session.Players who have mastered the art of catching and throwing should registrer for the advanced beginner session.
Inside 68 sports lacrosse conditioning and skill work
KC Blue Lion Lacrosse is excited to announce our 2014 training program offered in partnership with 68 Sports. The format will consist of 30 minute of lacrosse skill work directed by our Blue Lion Coach, Ryan Zupa followed by 30 minutes of speed, agility, and overall conditioning training directed by the Inside 68 trainers. The training program will be offered twice a week on both Monday and Thursday afternoon
5:00-6:00- HS Boys minimum three year lacrosse experience
5:30-6:30 4th-8th Boys: minimum two year lacrosse experience
6:00-7:00 8th-12th Girls: minimum two year lacrosse experience
Five week training session will be offered beginning:
Monday October 20th.
Session choices are as follows
10/20-11/20 Session 1
12/1-1/8 Session 2 (excludes the week of Christmas)
* Select Tournaments will only include our top teams in each age grouping. Team Selection/placements will be held in May prior to our summer tournaments. Players selected for our top teams will be asked to commit to be a member of this team though January 31,2014 unless their birthday requires a change in player category effective August 31, 2014. This commitment will include adhering to mandatory practice/ training schedule and availability for at least 1 tournament in each season- ie Spring/ Summer-Fall-Winter KC Blue Lions will have tryouts for our top "Select Teams" in the following age divisions HS Boys - 2015/2016( graduation years), HS Boys 2017, U-15 Boys, U-13 boys, U-11 Boys -- HS Girls -2015-2017, U-15 girls
Other age divisions such as Boys U-9 and Girls U-13 - will be divide into 2 equal teams if new player interest mandates more than one team.