StickStar just completed Its 15th summer of traveling select teams. WOAH! We are SO appreciative of everyone who supports us - the players, parents, coaches, programs and tournaments who allow us to help grow the game. We have learned so much about development, where we need to focus, and where we fit in the lacrosse landscape across the country. We are in a great spot but have room to improve and a plan to do so.
First and foremost, we are THE PROGRAM most dedicated to development across the Region. We have proved this with our seminar approach. We hit the road and have done so for years! Whether it’s Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Tulsa or OKC, we are coming to YOUR city. WE GET OUT THERE.
THE PROGRAM we have developed is real. This past summer, we fielded teams from 2025 – 2019, rising 6th graders through rising seniors; basically, that is top to bottom. Our teams demonstrated consistent skill, execution, and understanding of concepts that we teach across the board. We have a top to bottom system which differentiates us from most of the programs, regardless of classification, across the state. We will dive into THE PROGRAM discussion in the coming weeks with more content. RIGHT NOW, though, we would love for you to JOIN US! Register today to see what our training environment looks like!
August – Join the Program Opportunities & Player Down Time
September / October – WKND PRAX begins along with Seminars.
Seminar locations being finalized shortly.
November / December – Local Competition Opportunities & Winter Combine
January / February – Travel Tourney Opportunities (Field & Box)
As mentioned above, we will hold weekly practice at Greenhill every Saturday from 930 – 1130 am starting Sept. 9 and going through Oct. 27th. There will be one weekend off - Oct. 13 / 14 - as we will head up to Oklahoma for the Potawatomi Showcase (details coming shortly). Again, we will have Seminars across the Region along with added, instructional skill sessions (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP). As much as we would like to cover everything in practice, there is simply more value to add from a skill and technique standpoint. We will have these instructional sessions on Monday nights, under the lights at SMU.
We made the decision this year to pass on travel to Baltimore this fall for a variety of reasons:
As we believe in our fully developed program, the time has come to roll out the Program Player. It is our first time to have an annual fee, but it is time. It will serve as a way to get everyone in the Program Kit as we continue to make the full conversion to the Khaki STX Rival. Our experience with them over the summer largely exceeded expectations. Training as a program means we must all look the part. We will, therefore, launch the Program Player Kit. We will wear it whenever we train and, sometimes, when we compete. A wave of Flag Pennies will be visible across all local competition, identifiable across the board. Finally, Program players will receive certain, exclusive incentives (training & other). We look forward to our consistent look program-wide!
Fall 2018 will be an exciting time for StickStar!
Join THE PROGRAM leading the way across the Region in development!
Nov. 10 / 11 – Cowboy Cup - 22s through 25s (21s – 19s are encouraged to attend Prospect Camps and Individual Events.)
Nov. 17 / 18 – LoneStar Shootout - 19s through 25s
Dec. 1 / 2 – Longhorn Shootout - Oklahoma United exclusive tourney
Dec. 8 / 9 – Bitter Lax Festival - 19s through 25s
Jan. 5 / 6 – Adrenaline Challenge - 21s through 25s
Feb. 16 / 17 – Resolute Midwest Classic - 23s through 25s
***There is a potential for a 26 team but we will not force it. If we accrue enough players, we will get them going. Everything is a function of our judicious growth philosophy!***
As we continuously refine our approach to development, please, stay dialed in to StickStar on Twitter & Instagram @StickStarLax and on Facebook. We are growing judiciously and look forward to including you in our growth! REGISTER FOR OUR JOIN THE PROGRAM EVENTS ACROSS THE REGION! Links may be found under the Upcoming Training banner of the Training/Development tab. We are pumped!
Zane Zoda is a member of #TheProgram. ARE YOU?