CORE LACROSSE

Winter Youth Boys Lacrosse Clinics
Learn to play the “fastest game on two-feet” from World-class players and proven


Winter Youth Boys Lacrosse Clinics:             Clinics will be conducted for area youth players
(5th thru 12th grade) interested in learning and playing the game during the winter. Instruction
will focus on skill development and lacrosse fundamentals. Players will drill and scrimmage every
session. Clinics are designed to be fast paced, fun and a serious learning and playing

Clinics are offered for three age groups:

1.      5th - 6th grade boys (9 sessions)
2.      7th -9th grade boys (10 sessions)
3.      10th–12th grade boys (9 sessions)

Defenseman and Attackman Specialized Positional Clinic:

We will again be offering our specialized clinic for defensemen and attackmen.
Enrollment in these clinics will be capped to 8 players by position only in order to offer
highly personalized and individual instruction for players looking to receive specific
coaching from our staff. Defenseman will be coached by Coach Lopez and Jack Reid
and attackmen will be coached by John Gormley.


All Saturday sessions will meet
9 times on the following dates
3-Jan, 10-Jan, 17-Jan, 24-Jan, 31-Jan, 7-Feb, 21-Feb
28-Feb, 7-Mar

All Wednesday sessions will meet
10 times on the following dates:                        :
7-Jan, 14-Jan, 21-Jan, 28-Jan, 4-Feb, 11-Feb, 25-Feb
4-Mar, 11-Mar, 18-Mar

Session                              Day and Time
    th    th
5 and 6 Grade                        Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am
7/8 Grade                            Wednesdays 6:00 pm
8/9t Grade                           Wednesdays 7:00 pm
10 - 12 Grade                        Saturdays 11:00-12:00
11/12 Grade Defenseman –             Saturdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Attack Specialized Clinic

NOTE: Last year ALL sessions were filled to capacity well before the first
session. Please register early to ensure a spot in the clinics and games

You may download the registration paperwork here: REGISTRATION FORM

You may also pick-up registration materials at the ZRINK in Glastonbury OR Herb’s Sport Shop in
West Hartford.

If you would like a registration mailed to you directly, please email Mario Lopez at
CHIEFLAX14@YAHOO.COM or call at 860-463-9919


Directed and coached by Mario Lopez

        Member World Champ TEAM USA ’99
         MLL 1 Team All-Pro Defenseman ’01
        All-American UMass ‘92
        Former NCAA Div. 1 Asst. Coach UMass
        15 years experience directing and teaching lacrosse at youth camps and clinics

Coach Lopez has played lacrosse at the highest level attainable having represented the United
States in international competition as a starting defenseman. He has played professional outdoor
lacrosse for the Bridgeport Barrage in Major League Lacrosse as well as pro indoor lacrosse for
the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. In addition, he has a coaching background
that includes 3 years as a Div. 1 NCAA assistant at Umass. He has coached locally at
Glastonbury High and Hall-West Hartford over the last 8 years. A CT state certified educator with
7 years experience as a middle school counselor, Coach Lopez currently teaches physical
education in West Hartford.

Offensive Instructor John Gormley

        Head Coach at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford
        All-American Attackman at Springfield College
            All Time leading scorer at Conard High School
            NCAA Div. 3 North – South All-Star Game MVP

Coach Gormley is the head coach at Kingswood-Oxford School and has greatly improved the
program with his knowledge of offensive skills, dodges, shooting and team concepts. John is
also an elementary physical education teacher and has experience working at a variety of youth
lacrosse camps.

Defensive Instructor Jack Reid

            3 time NCAA All-American '04 - '06
            Captained UMass to first ever National Championship game.
            1st UMass defenseman to ever earn First Team All American.
            2 time National Player of the Year candidate
            Drafted 10th overall in both the NLL and MLL Professional lacrosse leagues.
            Regarded as one of the best young defensemen in the professional ranks.
            High School All American under the tutelage of Mario Lopez

Jack is currently pursuing a career in lacrosse as the New England Territory Manager for
Cascade. In addition, he is dedicated to promoting the sport of lacrosse through educating and
coaching youth in the sport he loves.

Goalie Instructor Scott Hinchey

            4 year Member of the University of Massachusetts Lacrosse Team

We are pleased to add Coach Hinchey to the staff with his knowledge of all aspects of goal
tending. Scott is the only two-time Hartwell Award Winner in Glastonbury High School Lacrosse

Our philosophy is to teach the game the way it was meant to be played while ensuring that we all
have FUN! We believe participants will benefit tremendously as players under the guidance of
the staff.



Fees cover facility dues and instruction.

    th        th
5 and 6 Grade                   Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am           $205
7 / 8 Grade                     Wednesdays 6:00 pm                 $225
8 / 9 Grade                     Wednesdays 7:00 pm                 $225
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10 - 12 Grade                   Saturdays 11:00-12:00pm            $205
11/12 Def – Attack              Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm             $380
Specialized Clinic


All clinics and games held at ZRINK-Indoor Multi-Sport Facility in Glastonbury. This impressive
building has locker rooms, spectator seating and refreshment machines. It also boasts a huge
four-sided scoreboard and a fantastic sound system. Directions are available at



Players are required to bring a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, lacrosse gloves and stick.
Basketball sneakers, running shoes or indoor soccer shoes must be worn. Any non-flat bottomed
shoe (cleats) is NOT suitable for the plating surface. Players should also bring their own water

If you have any questions, please contact Mario Lopez at: CHIEFLAX14@YAHOO.COM or call

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