BOYS TRAVEL TEAMS

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Tyler Meth
Director of Boys Travel
tyler@buildingblockslacrosse.com

WHAT SETS BUILDING BLOCKS LACROSSE BOYS TRAVEL APART

The Building Blocks Elite travel program is regarded as one of the most competitive travel clubs in the country. Based on two strong principles, our teams continue to flourish. The first is our participation in the most competitive tournaments possible. We play the toughest teams so that our players are always pushed to be at the top of their game. Our high school players are rountinely invited to attend the top recruiting events which help maximize college exposure.

The second principle is player development. We offer high level training at a level that no other travel club can offer. BBL initially started as year round training academy that offered skill instruction for some of the areas finest lacrosse players. Many of these players now compete on our youth, middle school or high school level travel teams. Last fall and spring our youth travel players were evaluated on their stick skills/Game IQ and athleticism. This gave each player a clear understanding on where they were and what they needed to improve upon. By focusing on individual development, we in turn saw our teams make tremendous progress.

An INSIDE LACROSSE article about the future of lacrosse and the increased emphasis on training and development mentioned how "Building Blocks Lacrosse in New Jersey is emerging as a creative force in establishing competencies that can be taught across each level of player development." (you can read the entire article at http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/img-academy-lacrosse-at-the-point-of-inflection/32614)

For the serious lacrosse player, BBL offers many other opportunities to play lacrosse throughout the year. Our various industry relationships have allowed us to participate in the Long Island Spring League, NXT spring league, various exhibition games and pre-season scrimmages. To us, innovation is key. We constantly challenge our individual players, teams and coaches to continually show improvement. This past season we integrated box training for all of our teams as we see what an impact a player can make on the field when he adds those additional skills.

Changes Made A Difference

Two years ago we split our program into high school and youth based teams. We continue to further hone our teams and their game play by focusing on age appropriate skills, team concepts and an even more intensified approach to showcasing our recruiting age players. Tyler Meth remained the overall head of boys travel and now participates more directly in the recruiting process.

8/HS PROGRAM
The college recruiting landscape is increasingly competitive, and more than ever BBL is a part of the national conversation with coaches. Our teams saw action in many exclusive events including Legacy Fall "Super 8," Autumn Gold Fall Showcase, Big 4 HHH Summer Champions League and Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Session #3. Both our Elite and Helix teams fared well this summer, making appearances in a variety of semi-final and championship games.

Recruiting showcases continue to be of prime importance and this summer our players represented BBL at Maverik Showtime, Adrenaline Black Card, Jake Reed Blue Chip, NXT Philly Fall/Summer Showcases and NLF Futures. This has resulted in recent commits to Syracuse, Villanova, Lehigh, Army and many more.

YOUTH PROGRAM
Summer of 2016 our youth teams won seven championships and were in the finals of many others. We saw this as a direct result of our focus on stick skills and small sided game play. Consistent coaching from fall through summer with an experienced staff helped install a strong foundation for both individual and team development. That, coupled with a newly designed playbook, enabled even our youngest players to understand our core philosophies.

In 2017, BBL is proud to send our 2022 team to the 3rd Annual World Series of Youth Lacrosse which takes place is Denver, CO. Teams from throughout the country have to qualify in their region in order to gain an invitation to the WSYL event out west. In March, the group went down to Maryland, compiling a record of 4-2, enough to gain an automatic bid. This group has already done a great job setting the bar high for the rest of the teams coming up though the program. Stay tuned to our social media channels to see a behind the scenes look at The Road to the Rockies with our 2022's.

OUR COACHES
Coaches who work for BBL not only have experience and a passion for the game, but also implement the higher level training aspects of our BBL Academy into their team practices. Our mid summer season travel parent surveys have consistently re-enforced that we have some of the best and most dedicated coaches in the industry who focus on the individual development of each of their players as well as winning games.

To be clear, this is an Elite program. Going forward we play to win, therefore playing time is not guaranteed. Our coaches do their best to provide even playing time, but have the flexibility to not do so based on the situation. Practices and tournament attendance are now mandatory. Before signing up to tryout for one of our teams, be sure that you and your family are to make the commitment that playing for an elite club requires

COACH METH
As Director of the BBL Boys Travel Program, Meth is instrumental in the management of our boy’s elite teams and can be credited with spearheading the growth and success of our boys program. As the head coach of the Sparta High School Varsity Boy’s team, he was named Coach of the Year in 2015 by the NJ Herald and led his team to a 15-3 record as well as a Rizk Division Championship. Meth has collegiate coaching experience working as an assistant coach at Immaculata University from 2012-2013. Meth is a Montclair State graduate, earning USILA All American Honors in 2012, named 2012 Conference player of the year, and Tournament MVP in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Meth also currently holds the Montclair State school record for all time leading goal scorer.
 
BBL Elite 2020's College Commitments
 
    Gabe   Craven   Navy   Goalie   Peddie  
    Kyle   Tietjen   Rutgers   Defense   Phillipsburg  
 
BBL Elite 2019's College Commitments
 
    Chris   Conti   Providence   Defense   DePaul Catholic  
    Ronnie   Hickman   Rutgers   Midfield   DePaul Catholic  
    Cam   Hollander   Bucknell   Face-Off   West Morris Central  
    Matt   McShea   Robert Morris   Midfield   Warren Hills  
 
BBL Elite 2018's College Commitments
 
    Justin   Brick   Frostburg   Defense   Sparta  
    Hunter   Brogan   Stevens Tech   Attack/Midfield   Cranford  
    Drew   Chilson   Saint Joseph   Midfield/Face-Off   Morristown  
    Ryan   Dancy   Rhodes   Attack   MKA  
    Stephen   Dwyer   Wagner   Midfield   Immaculata  
    Russell   Eberding   Army   Face-Off   Sparta  
    Garrett   Klurman   Monmouth   Midfield   Saint Joesph's Metuchen  
    Stelios   Kroudis   Villanova   Attack   Sparta  
    Tyler   Lawton   Syracuse   Midfield   New Providence  
    Thomas   Nardone   Lynchburg   Midfield   West Morris Central  
    Ryan   Ness   Lafayette   Goalie   Chatham  
    Ryan   Pedrani   Wagner   Midfield   Somerville  
    Sam   Pugliese   Jacksonville   Defense   Westfield  
    Joel   Scerbo   High Point   Midfield   Kingsway Regional  
    Ryan   Schmitz   Dickinson   Midfield   Madison  
    Nick   Spagnoletti   Washington & Lee   Goalie   Madison  
    Ian   Waresk   Gettysburg   Attack   Madison  
    Jesse   West   Lehigh   Attack   Sparta  
 
BBL Elite 2017's College Commitments
 
    Alan   Benson   Wittenberg   Attack   West Orange  
    Harrison   Brown   Wagner   Defense   Morristown  
    Will   Burckley   Jacksonville   Attack   Ridge  
    Michael   Connolly   Hamilton   Midfield/Face Off   Newark Academy  
    Nick   Cooper   Gettysburg   Attack   Gill St. Bernards  
    Andrew   Dipalma   Wentworth (WIT)   Midfield   West Orange  
    Peter   Dobbs   Holy Cross   Goalie   St. Peters Prep  
    Justin   Dunleavy   Florida Southern   Midfield   Hunterdon Central  
    Jake   Evangelista   Dickinson   Midfield   West Essex  
    Paddy   Finnegan   Montclair State   LSM   Sparta  
    Connor   Fitch   Holy Cross   Midfield   Cranford  
    Cole   Franchi   Gettysburg   Midfield   Morris Knolls  
    Mike   Freeman   Kean   Attack   Sparta  
    Sam   Hatfield   Kenyon   Attack   Morristown Beard  
    Chris   Hyde   Muhlenberg   Defense   Seton Hall Prep  
    Teddy   Kapp   Washington College   Attack   Ridge  
    Collin   Leigh   Utah   Face-Off   Seton Hall Prep  
    Zach   Lima   Rensselaer (RPI)   LSM   Seton Hall Prep  
    Anthony   Magnotta   Marist   Defense   Scotch Plains  
    Ollie   Martin   Kenyon   Defense   Pingry  
    Devon   McIntyre   Manhattan   Attack   Sparta  
    Kyle   McShea   Stevens Tech   Defense   Warren Hills  
    David   Metzger   Vassar   Goalie   Pingry  
    Shane   Plokhoy   NJIT   Midfield   Pope John  
    Stephen   Russo   Cleveland State   Goalie   Livingston  
    Randy   Ryan   Wentworth (WIT)   Goalie   North Hunterdon  
    Austin   Van Zant   Stockton   Attack   Boonton  
    David   Walker   Rutgers   Midfield/FO   Scotch Plains  
    Raymond   Wolak   Kean   Defense   Kinnelon  
 
BBL Elite 2016's College Commitments
 
    Michael   Altrui   Cortland   Defense   Madison  
    Christian   Atalese   Gettysburg   LSM   West Morris Central  
    Trevor   Benedetto   Monmouth   Attack   Mountain Lakes  
    Kyle   Beyer   Army   Defense   Morristown  
    Luke   Binder   NJIT   Defense   Sparta  
    Dom   Branda   Wagner   Attack   Don Bosco Prep  
    Jack   Bushey   Kean   Attack   Sparta  
    Nate   Carson   Vermont   Midfield   Chatham  
    Austin   Chang   Swarthmore   Attack   Pingry  
    Matt   Coppala   Widener   Attack   River Dell  
    Chris   Crowley   Gettysburg   Goalie   Delbarton  
    Kevin   Goettlich   Drew   Attack   Hanover Park  
    Joey   Goret   Muhlenberg   Attack/Midfield   Madison  
    Max   Hall   Gettysburg   Midfield   MKA  
    Brian   Hewett   Susquehanna   Midfield   Nutley  
    Richie   Hurley   Lycoming   Attack   Cranford  
    Nick   Irwin   NJIT   Midfield   Wayne Valley  
    Harris   Johnson   St. Lawrence   Midfield   Morristown Beard  
    Charlie   Keating   Holy Cross   Midfield   Ridge  
    Pat   Kennedy   Villanova   Defense   West Morris Central  
    Connor   Kirkwood   Scranton   Attack   St. Peters Prep  
    Owen   McCarthy   Hamilton   Midfield   Milburn  
    Chet   Morgis   Hartford   Midfield   Mountain Lakes  
    Kyle   Pienik   Elizabethtown   Midfield   Warren Hills  
    Garrett   Pope   Muhlenberg   Goalie   New Providence  
    Ryan   Pruss   Williams   Midfield   West Morris Central  
    Chris   Rylkov   Amherst   Defense   Don Bosco Prep  
    Jack   Spagnoletti   Skidmore   Goalie   Madison  
    Sean   Wood   Tampa   Attack   North Hunterdon  
    Thomas   Zusi   Washington & Lee   Attack   Pingry  
 
BBL Elite 2015's College Commitments
 
    Will   Barnett   Union   Attack   Chatham  
    Matt   Basile   Kings   Goalie   Warren Hills  
    Matt   Boyd   Vassar   Goalie   West Essex  
    Nick   Carnovale   Stevens Tech   Face Off   Seton Hall Prep  
    Patrick   Caulfield   Manhattan   Defense   Chatham  
    Luke   Christiano   Lehigh   Midfield   Cranford  
    Mark   Christiano   Rutgers   Midfield   Cranford  
    Nick   Clayton   Manhattan   LSM   Sparta  
    Daniel   Delargy   Montclair State   Attack   Morristown  
    Will   Demartin   Gettysburg   Midfield   St. Peters Prep  
    Zach   Eberding   Stevens Tech   Attack   Sparta  
    Danny   Fay   Colorado Mesa   Defense   Cranford  
    Skyler   Francisco   Montclair State   Midfield   Sparta  
    Cal   Fullerton   Bowdoin   Midfield   Lawrenceville  
    Carter   Haines   Tampa   Midfield   Seton Hall Prep  
    Tommy   Heller   Gettysburg   Attack   Livingston  
    Kevin   Kerby   Widener   Attack   Scotch Plains  
    Erik   Lanyi   Susquehanna   Midfield   Sparta  
    Roberto   Locascio   Villanova   Defense   West Essex  
    Clay   McCollum   Hamilton   Attack   Pingry  
    Michael   McHale   Colby   Defense   Oratory  
    Joe   McHale   Providence   Midfield   Seton Hall Prep  
    Jack   McKenna   Holy Cross   Midfield   Oratory  
    Joe   Norton   Kean   Midfield   Boonton  
    Lawson   Penny   Washington & Lee   Midfield   St. Peters Prep  
    Andrew   Quinn   Muhlenberg   Defense   Seton Hall Prep  
    AJ   Schmitz   Quinnipiac   Attack   Madison  
    Connor   Sheridan   Misercordia   Midfield   Sparta  
    Jacob   Sieber   NJIT   Midfield   North Hunterdon  
 
BBL Elite 2014's College Commitments
 
    Sean   Adelhelm   Scranton   Defense   Mendham  
    Trevor   Baptiste   Denver   Midfield   Morristown Beard  
    Matt   Carfaro   Scranton   Attack   Mendham  
    Michael   Carlino   McDaniel   Goalie   St. Peters Prep  
    Ross   Coapman   Trinity   Attack   Mendham  
    Cillian   Connor   Colby   Midfield   Newark Academy  
    Gabe   Greenberg   Ithaca   Midfield   Milburn  
    Brendan   Halpin   Hartford   Midfield   Cranford  
    Jake   Kaplan   Tufts   Defense   Westfield  
    Alex   Kennedy   Stevens Tech   Goalie   West Morris Central  
    Griffin   Marcus   Franklin & Marshall   Attack   Blair Academy  
    Danny   McCarthy   Montclair State   Midfield   Caldwell  
    Chris   Melligon   Skidmore   Midfield   Pingry  
    Jared   Roche   Mount St. Mary's   Defense   Watchung Hills  
    Will   Ulrich   Haverford   Defense   Newark Academy  
 
BBL Elite 2013's College Commitments
 
    Tyler   Alexander   Swarthmore   Midfield   Milburn  
    Kyle   Asman   Arcadia   Defense   Livingston  
    Joe   Burke   Washington & Lee   Midfield   St. Peters Prep  
    Rob   Butko   Amherst   Defense   St. Peters Prep  
    Dan   DePasquale   Chestnut Hill   Defense   Livingston  
    Bret   Goldstein   Bucknell   Defense   St. Peters Prep  
    Tom   Kovar   Lafayette   Midfield   Newark Academy  
    Brett   Mangan   Wagner   Attack   Columbia  
    Andrew   Mcgrath   Middlebury   Midfield   Delbarton  
    Tyler   Monoco   Franklin & Marshall   Defense   St. Peters Prep  
    Dylan   Rothenberg   Colby   Goalie   St. Peters Prep  
    Nathan   Weinrauch   Hamilton   Attack   Milburn