Welcome to the Southern Arizona Lacrosse Academy, home to the only youth lacrosse academy in Tucson. For the past 2 years we have been introducing the fastest sport on two feet to the youth programs of Tucson and the surrounding areas. We strive to offer
 
 
 
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Welcome to SALA Lacrosse, an Adrenaline Starz Affiliate!

Better than 1,000 days of diligent study,
is 1 day with a GREAT teacher!

...Japanese Proverb
 

Are you looking for the best Youth Lacrosse Program in Tucson?   Our program is now open to players from kindergarten through high school. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of the game to beginners, and also, provide playing experience to more advanced players, so that the kids can build the base for the future enjoyment of this great sport for many years to come.

We also want to build and develop an elite team at each age level that will be made up of players from all the Tucson Youth Lacrosse programs.  These teams will travel to tournaments where they will compete against other elite teams from all over the country.  This exposure to advanced competition at the highest level will raise the level of play in Tucson for years to come.


We hope that you will join us in the experience.  Our goal is to continue to grow the sport of lacrosse in Tucson with a combination of fun, instruction and tournament opportunities.


Practice Location: Rillito Park (1st and River)



Summer 2014 Early Session will begin 22 April!
Main Session will begin mid May!




Summer 2014 Schedule is as follows:
Practice Days

   SUNDAY
 
9:30am - 11:30am (K - 5th grade)

10am - 12am (6th - 8th grade)
10am - 12am (High School)

TUESDAY / THURSDAY
5:30pm - 6:30pm K - 5th grade)
6pm - 7:30pm 
(6th - 8th grade)
6pm - 7:30pm (High School)

 Baseline registration Fee for all ages = $175

Summer SALA Registration is NOW OPEN
by posted 04/06/2014
 

 

Please click the "Gray" REGISTER button on the top right side of the home page.

 
See you soon!

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2014 West Coast Starz Selections
by posted 03/26/2014
 


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Need your stick strung?
by posted 03/01/2014
 
Need your stick strung? Zach Johnson (U of A Mens Lacrosse, Attack) and All Play Sports provide top of the line custom stringing and supplies at great prices for SALA members.

They carry all Jimalax, East Coast Dyes (ECD), and Throne mesh and stringing products.

Want something in particular? They will order it for you!

Contact Zach via email at 
 or via text at 623-210-4082 for pricing or to set up an order.

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Best Clinic Ever Offered
by posted 11/12/2013
 
Don't Get Left Out, 3d Clinic Coming!!!

3d Lacrosse is bringing their revolutionary Box/Field Hybrid development system to Tucson in a private, comprehensive 2 day clinic, for SALA members only.  Registration is limited for maximum individualized instruction with Logan Bobzien, 3d Director of Training and Development and another 3d master instructor.

SALA coaches and registrants will experience intense training in this revolutionary system that will change your game forever.

Who - 6th - 12th graders
When - December 14-15, a three hour session each day, either morning or afternoon (TBA)
What - One day's training will be outdoors, the other will be indoor
Where - TBA
Cost - $100 for the weekend


At a weekend 3d camp this same instruction would cost over $500!

Registration Now Open. Sign up now, this will fill up quickly!

 
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by posted 07/22/2013
 
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West Coast Starz Sectional teams - Success in Boston, July 5-9th
by posted 07/13/2013
 

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The West Coast Starz (WCS) sectional teams (Northwest, Mountain, SoCal and Desert)  just completed a successful and fun trip to Boston.  The teams met at Logan Airport in  Boston on friday night, then had two days of practice and drills at Tufts University with the WCS coaches.  The boys went through drills and scrimmaged each other as preparation for the Legacy Invitational Tournament outside Boston.
 
The WCS sectional teams were selected in the early spring, comprising some of the best players in the West, dividing them by region and graduating class.  The WCS Desert team was made up of players from Utah, Nevada, Texas and Arizona.  Chris Sullivan (2015) was the only Southern Arizona player on either of the 2014, 2015 or 2016 Desert teams.
 
WCS Desert (2015) beat Brady's Bunch, NJLC, New Hampshire Royals, Hooligans but lost a tough match to Laxachusetts.  The 2015 Desert Team was the #2 seed going into the playoffs (two WCS teams in final 4). They then lost in the semi-finals in a close 4 to 3 game against WCS - Northwest.  The boys were disappointed to miss a rematch in the finals with Laxachusetts.  All the games were well played and fast paced.
 
Overall a great weekend, lots of new friends and a wonderful experience.  The boys had fun but also had the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of the top college lacrosse programs in the country.

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LXM ATS Recap
by posted 06/24/2013
 


SALA had a great weekend at
LXM ATS San Diego.


SALA high school finished champions in the high school SKLZ division.

Middle school finished with a record 2-3 in the Maverik division and faced the Elite programs in the West.  Great job MS and we are inching closer with every tournament.

Groms - We are excited to announce the first entrance of a SALA team in the groms division. The boys fought hard and played against some of the best teams in the West. We look forward to seeing this team grow and excel in the future.

Thank you to all the parents for the support this weekend as well as in the future.  
We hope to see you all in the fall.


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SALA Lacrosse Academy Partners with Adrenaline Starz
by posted 01/28/2013
 


SALA Lacrosse Academy Partners with Adrenaline Starz

By: Hanly Heubeck

 

Adrenaline Starz is excited to introduce SALA Lacrosse Academy, which will serve as the sole regional Starz program for the Tucson area. Players will be eligible for West Coast Starz (NSCLA & Desert Sectional Team).  Adrenaline Starz is sponsored by industry leader STX Lacrosse.  SALA will receive the full benefits of the Adrenaline System including the famed Adrenaline Treatment and customized Adrenaline Training Programs to continue program growth. SALA coaches will also have the opportunity to submit player nominations for the Adrenaline Showcase, Adrenaline High Rollers, and Black Card Showcase.

 SALA Lacrosse Academy is a well established program in the Tucson area and is led by Bradley Watters, Mike Storie and Mike Kapp. All three directors designed the SALA program to advance the sport of lacrosse in the Tucson area by promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, and the development of fundamental skills. SALA Co-Director, Bradley Watters, is looking forward to the expansion of the program through Starz. “Our youth programs are continuing to grow exponentially and our partnership with Starz provides the ability to showcase our growing number of athletes from the Southern Arizona region. Adrenaline Starz is a great organization with a strategic vision that matches our goals; the future is bright for continued growth of lacrosse in Southern Arizona!”

The addition of SALA Lacrosse Academy marks the second Arizona Regional Starz program. SALA will look to pool talent from Tucson, while AZ Force will look to gather the top players from the Phoenix area. Together, these programs are poised to create the most elite teams in Arizona. “I am always impressed by SALA’s dedication to the growth and development of this sport. SALA becoming a Starz program is going to help the growth of lacrosse in Arizona exponentially and I look forward to watching the talent level of this program continue to grow,” stated Adrenaline VP, Rory Doucette.

Summer 2013 tryouts will be held on February 10, 2013, more information on the SALA Lacrosse Academy can be found at www.salalacrosse.com.  For more information on Adrenaline Starz and how to become a Starz affiliate, visit us at www.starzlax.com.  
 

http://www.adrln.com/blog/sala-lacrosse-academy-partners-with-adrenaline-starz/


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Exciting News...SALA joins Adrenaline Starz Lacrosse!!
by posted 01/26/2013
 

 

 

We are extremely thrilled to announce that SALA has become the newest regional Adrenaline Starz program.  SALA Starz will serve as the sole regional Starz program for the entire Southern Arizona area in an exclusive agreement with the premier lacrosse program in the west.  SALA players will be eligible for West Coast Starz (NSCLA & Desert Sectional Team) and the SALA club will receive the full benefits of the Adrenaline System including the famed Adrenaline Treatment.  Adrenaline Starz is sponsored by industry leader STX Lacrosse.

 

Adrenaline VP, Rory Doucette states, “I am always impressed by SALA’s dedication to the growth and development of this sport, SALA becoming a Starz program is going to help the growth of lacrosse in Arizona exponentially and I look forward to watching the talent level of this program continue to grow”.

 

This historic alignment represents the first of its kind in Southern Arizona and will provide unprecedented access for SALA members to exclusive national recruiting events and teams.  Very soon you will receive notice of our tryouts for our 2013 Summer Travel Teams.  We will also be providing information about an upcoming Starz event where our 2013 Travel Team members will be evaluated by Scott Hochstadt and Xander Ritz from Starz Lacrosse for West Coast Starz and other Adrenaline Recruiting Showcase events which will be held in February.

 


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High Rollers 2012
by posted 11/17/2012
 

Teddy, Chris, Brad, Billy, Stephen, and Chase. Alec is also there but not pictured.
Congratulations to some of our boys from SALA who were invited to attend this years High Rollers Event in Coronado.  60+ recruiters are in attendance and our boys from Tucson are doing very well.  Another great event to help grow lacrosse out West.



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BREAKING AND EXCITING NEWS - AUSTRALIA, ADRENALINE, & 3D
by posted 09/30/2012
 
Hello All,

I am very excited to pass along 2 very exciting pieces of news in the SALA world...

First, for the first time ever we have successfully placed Tucson players in 2 very prestigious, invitation-only events.  Based upon our recommendations, and their affiliation with SALA, several boys have been accepted to the 3D Blue Chip Camp and the Adrenaline High Rollers Tournament.  Check out each of their websites and you will see the massive list of college recruiters and scouts that will be attending each of these events.

Again, these boys were selected because they are excellent players, but also, only through their affiliation with SALA.  We have been assured by the folks at Adrenaline and 3D that we will continue to have the opportunity to recommend outstanding players in our program in the upcoming years as well.  They have also asked me to participate as a coach at the 3D camp, which gives us greater exposure and access.

Secondly, we are now finalizing plans to bring one of our teams to Australia this summer. Tentatively we are planning to travel from June 29th to July 13th and play a variety of teams in Melbourne, Victoria.  Since this type of trip requires a lot of planning and lead time, we will be picking this Australia travel team during this Fall SALA session.  That means if you want your son to be part of this once in lifetime experience, he needs to be registered for the Fall session.

I am tremendously proud and excited about the above news.  We can only continue to increase the opportunities for our boys if we encourage growth within out schools and neighborhoods, so please help me spread the word.

Thanks,

Mike
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Jim Brown - Greatest Lacrosse and NFL Running Back...
posted 06/01/2012
 

NFL Running Back...a Legend


 

 

Lacrosse Legend...
Jim Brown Accomplishments

 

1.Lacrosse Hall of Famer

2.3 Times Pro Bowl MVP

3.3 Times NFL MVP

4.3 Times UPI NFL MVP


 
Class: 1983
School/Affiliation: Syracuse University
 

Considered by many to be the greatest to ever play the game of lacrosse, Jim Brown began his lacrosse career at Manhasset High School in New York where his midfield play earned him All-Star honors for three years.

At Syracuse University, Brown's all-around athletic ability became evident, as he lettered in four sports and was voted the school's Athlete of the Year in 1956-57. Brown was a Second Team All-American Selection in 1956, and earned First Team Honors in 1957, finishing second in the nation in scoring his senior year. Many believe his last game was his greatest moment as a lacrosse player, as Brown scored five goals in one-half of play against the nation's top players in the 1957 Collegiate North/South All-Star game.

Brown went on to achieve great success with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Although he is best remembered for his gridiron exploits, Brown is quoted as having said, "I'd rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh."


 


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SALA High School Highlights...
by posted 05/16/2012
 

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Motivational Lacrosse Video
by posted 04/17/2012
 
More videos posted under "Resources"...



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