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Welcome to the CT Chargers
Program Overview: CT Chargers is a premier lacrosse program based in southern New England that supports positive youth development as the foundation to build more than just athletes. We deliver access to instructive opportunities through athletic, academic, and personal lacrosse development. It is the goal of CT Chargers to provide outstanding instruction as well as prepare each individual player for his own specific experience as a top level player. Our highly qualified coaching staff will utilize premier facilities and training methods to educate and prepare every player for elite level lacrosse Player development is arguably the most important and least emphasized component of premier lacrosse clubs. CT Chargers is dedicated to continuously replicating the tempo and dynamics of elite play while developing individuals to reach their full playing potential.
Program Achievements: Over the past ten years, the CT Chargers program has established some of the strongest relationships in collegiate lacrosse, helping to expose and place players from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts into the country’s top institutions, including Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Cornell, Brown, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Loyola, Syracuse, Naval Academy, Michigan, Ohio State, Denver, Bryant, Providence, Holy Cross, UMass, Villanova, Bucknell, Colgate, Fairfield, Hobart, Georgetown, Lehigh, Lafayette, Boston University, Richmond, Vermont, Middlebury, Williams, Wesleyan, Union, Amherst, Colorado College, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Colby, Bates, Trinity, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Gettysburg, Dickinson, F&M, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, Salisbury, Stevens Tech, Roanoke, Washington College, Tufts, and other top division I, II, and III college lacrosse programs.
This fall, the CT Chargers will offer a full fall season, complete with full practices, clinics, and tournaments, allowing all available players the opportunity to compete through the autumn months. We will begin with tryouts and transition immediately into a fall league, ending with tournaments in November.
We will hold tryouts in early September that will encompass BOTH the fall 2015 and summer 2016 program offerings. ALL PLAYERS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, and the registration website will ask each player his preferred position and seasonal program of interest. (Fall 2015, Summer 2016, or both). Walk-ins are strongly discouraged, as understandably, it makes the logistics of evaluations very difficult. For high school players, the registration process specifically requests availability for events selected for your graduation year (details and dates will be provided on a grade-by-grade basis). After tryouts, rosters will be posted based on both fall and summer selections. For fall events, immediate confirmation of attendance and payment must be made to solidify and finalize rosters. The fall events have become critical to recruiting process, so it is assumed that all players registering to try out are fully available for each tournament. If plans change, please notify your coach ASAP.
FALL LEAGUE PLAY
For the four weekends after tryouts, we will offer fall clinics and gameplay. This is open enrollment, but players will either be selected based on tryout evaluations or through coaches’ recommendations. YOU DO NOT NEED TO TRYOUT FOR CHARGERS OR BE SELECTED TO A FALL OR SUMMER TEAM TO PLAY IN FALL LEAGUE PLAY. Each session will have the same high intensity drills and situational gameplay as the tryouts with a rotation of the full elite Chargers coaching staff. Each 90 minute session will end with either mini 7 v 7 scrimmages or full field games if numbers permit. There is a $120 fee that covers coaches, fields, and a new Chargers reversible pinney if one was not provided during tryouts.
League Play will be held at newly turfed field Veterans / Puglio Park - 3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06606
For players who make the elite fall Chargers teams, we will attend two or three tournaments depending on age group in November (NXT, UPLax, CT Cup, Adrenaline Invitational, Sound Classic, Crimson Classic, and more). Entry fees will be a la carte and all players are invited to play in the weekday indoor practices at the Sono Fieldhouse. Practices are included in each tournament fee and there is no additional cost to play. Players are invited to play in all practices, even If only playing in one tournament. Summer 2016 players are also invited to play at no additional cost. There will be more practices added in November.
Practices for fall Chargers teams at SoNo Field House - 365 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Norwalk, CT 06854
2017 and 2018 Teams:
Thursday 10/1, 10/15, and 10/29, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
2019 and 2020 Teams:
Wednesday 9/30, 10/14, and 10/28, 6:30pm-8pm
2021 and 2022 Teams:
Wednesday 10/7, 10/24, and 11/4, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We have established an email address specifically for your action lacrosse photographs.
Submitted pictures will be posted on our CT Chargers website’s home page picture slide show.
By submitting your pictures to the email address, you are granting us permission to display them on our website. We reserve the right to select those pictures that will be displayed, based on our discretion. We will not identify a player’s full name in the photo caption, or post a photo where a nameplate is visible. Pictures will be posted only for a limited period of time.
If you do not know if you are currently a member, you can check on-line here. You need to enter your name, gender and date of birth and then click off YES, I am a member or former member. The site will tell you your USL number and if you need to renew your membership.