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Memphis Program Defined


 

Don’t Just Do It- Do It Right!

 

“Never mistake activity for achievement” John Wooden

Players, Parents and Coaches,

As we enter our 13th year of No-Excuse Lacrosse we continue to adapt to the ever changing elite travel team environment and the needs of our dedicated families.  Summer schedules, recruiting timelines and the pressures to focus on one sport will continue but the one thing that will always remain the same, the dedication of our coaches to our players and families.

Goal of No-Excuse Lacrosse:

To provide an opportunity and venue for athletes having the talent and desire to compete at a higher level.  At the same time, creating memorable team experiences that develop players’ character, discipline and integrity.  Excellence, sportsmanship, and competitiveness define No-Excuse Lacrosse.  Through advanced instruction we strive to enhance the quality of lacrosse in the mid-south and showcase that quality to the lacrosse community at large.  Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country; for eleven years we have helped fuel that growth by developing quality players in Tennessee. 

How does No-Excuse Lacrosse produce quality teams and players?

We maximize individual talent through an emphasis on team chemistry. We will encourage aggressive, and unselfish play offensively; a cohesive defense based on communication with a team-first attitude and clearly defined rolls.

No-Excuse teams will travel to some of the best regional and national tournaments in the country.  We have built a strong reputation of quality based on character and discipline on and off the field.  Advanced competition and high level coaching, will greatly improve every players game.  At the high-school level, we will focus on maximizing collegiate exposure.  Players will learn what it takes to get recruited, and what it requires to play at the highest-level.  We have partnered with the premier recruiting service in the country to help manage this daunting process for players, parents and coaches.

What are we looking for when selecting players?

Simply,  players are chosen because they exhibit a desire to play at the next level and demonstrate qualities that will help their team play to the best of their ability.  The criteria include, stick-skills, field vision, lacrosse IQ, size, speed and raw athletic ability.  Players must be coachable, persistent, determined, and have a positive, “team-first” attitude.

For the players selected, your hard work and dedication is expected.  Never allow your ego to get bigger than your game. Remember no matter how talented any player is, “You are only as good as your last game.”  

Basics for the Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 No-Excuse Season

Fall Practice 

Sunday afternoon practices will begin Mid-October to build the fundamentals needed for a successful spring and summer.

*If your son is playing a fall sport that conflicts with practice we understand that current season sport needs to be the priority.

Summer Practice 

Six weeks of practice, beginning the 3rd week of May, all players will practice 3 times a week during the summer typically every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Regional Tournaments

Each player is guaranteed three Regional Summer tournaments per year. We attack each fall with Sunday afternoon practices to build the fundamentals needed for a successful spring and summer.

Regional Tournaments:

  • We try to space the 3 tournaments throughout the summer.
  • Usually starting the first weekend in June and ending the first weekend in July.

        

Recruiting Tournaments:  

There will be recruiting opportunities for our Elite Varsity and JV players.  Rosters for each recruiting tournament will be compiled separately and at the sole discretion of No-Excuse Lacrosse.  Recruiting tournament dates have not yet been determined and will be billed separate from players yearly fee. 

Uniforms & Gear:

We have new uniforms each season:  Reversible Jersey, Uniform shorts and shooter shirts will be included in your fee.

Cost:  Per Player/Per Year;

This includes all Practices, , Uniforms, and Regional Tournaments.  Parents have the option to pay in four installments. 

Division:

2023-2025- (11th-9th grade)- $1600

2026-2029- (8th-5th grade) $1500

2030-2032- (4th-2nd grade) $1250

Payment Plan is available  $400 at registration remaining funds will be collected in 3 additional separate payments. 

December1st,  February 1st, April1st, 

*Sibling Discount Available, 10% off 2nd sibling and 15% off 3rd