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 nine 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, Naval Academy, Michigan, Ohio State, Denver, Bryant, Providence, Holy Cross, UMass, Villanova, Bucknell, Colgate, Fairfield, Hobart, Georgetown, Lehigh, Lafayette, Boston University, Richmond, Middlebury, Williams, Wesleyan, Union, Amherst, Colorado College, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Colby, Bates, Trinity, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Gettysburg, Dickinson, F&M, St. Lawrence, Salisbury, Stevens Tech, Roanoke, Washington College, Tufts, and other top division I, II, and III college lacrosse programs.
Ct Charger 2014/2015 Boys Teams are in the processes of being finalized and announced. We are trying to manage this process to build the most competitive teams we can. We realize that many players have tried out for multiple teams and are weighing their options. We have already made it clear that we think the Chargers is the team to choose, but unfortunately this selection process and getting commitments from players will take time to actually finalize the rosters.
We are not posting rosters for that reason. We will be e-mailing and calling players/parents of players that are being offered spots on teams over the next few days. We are hesitant to “force” players to make a decision on the spot, but in fairness to others waiting for these coveted spots we are going to require a commitment by September 22nd to allow us to be ready for our first official fall practices. We will expect a $500 non-refundable deposit by September 30th to hold your spot in the program.
To those players/parents that do not receive a phone call/e-mail by this weekend please understand that this does not mean the player has definitely not made the team. We will clearly have to offer spots to players off our waitlist as we have players opt out of their position in the program. We will do this in a timely manner next week. We also will consider building a second team from players off the waitlist if there is a strong enough interest in the grad years that we had a large turnout for tryouts. We will send an e-mail to get a pulse on the interest on this as well.
Thank You for your interest in the Charger Program and for your patience with this selection process.
Chargers Offerings as part of the program:
College Recruiting Information Night (Fall) with a night for each class (2018 class, 2017 class, and 2016 class)
College Recruiting Division (We have a minimum of 8 Coaches working with players and families on college recruiting assistance)
Multiple Weeks of skills training at multiple facilities
Fall practices for High School players to prepare for Fall Recruiting Showcases
Summer Mini Camp for High School Players (Prior to the start of Summer Tournament Season)
Summer Youth Mini Camp
Summer practices for youth and high school teams prior to tournaments
All tournaments (fall and summer) are ala cart and you only pay for the tournaments you attend
We attend 3 - 4 tournaments in the summer and all are optional to attend
Welcome Chris Madalon, Director, Goalie Operations
The CT Chargers are pleased to announce the addition of Chris Madalon to the coaching staff as Director, Goalie Operations. In his new role Chris will work with goalies at all levels to develop the unique skills of goaltending as well as provide guidance in the ever-evolving college recruitment process. We are excited to have Chris on staff – he brings an element to our club that is invaluable. Our goalies, boys and girls, will benefit tremendously from the ability to work with a skilled and seasoned veteran in the cage such as Chris Madalon.
Coach Madalon is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina and ACC first-team goalie. Chris is a two-time HS All American at Darien High School. He helped his team win three FCIAC and two State Championships during his tenure, while posting an overall record of 64-3. For the past two years, Coach Madalon has been a part of the Darien High School coaching staff working with the goalies and defense.
Coach Madalon is also the Co-Founder of Next Save Lacrosse, a company he and his brother, Matt Madalon, started in 2012. Next Save Lacrosse offers expert level goalie instruction and introduces goalies to the most advanced drills and strategies used to compete at the highest level of lacrosse. Coach Madalon will be bringing his experience and expertise to our Chargers program.
In addition, Coach Madalon is presently pursuing his Masters and Certification in Elementary Education with completion by May 2014.
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