The BBL North Elite Girls Travel program consists of 8 teams in Bergen County. The region is directed by Michelle Bradbury, a former Georgetown player. Michelle played at Moorestown High School where the team was state champions three of her four years. She earned three varsity letters, All-County Honors, All-State Honors and Team Captain. She went on to play both field hockey and lacrosse at Georgetown University where an early injury ended her collegiate play. Highlands Lacrosse Association: Co-President - 2013-Present; Girl's Commissioner - 2008-2013. 10 years of youth coaching experience at all levels. Director of Girl's Lacrosse Curriculum - Laxceed 2014-Present. Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership Advisory Board Member - 2014-Present. She is the founder and owner of Stick2Stick Lacrosse which culminated in the partnership with BBL.
There are two things that set us apart from other clubs in the area.The first is our training which is second to none. BBL was founded on the principle of improving the quality of lacrosse in New Jersey. Our travel program and year round training academy work together to provide our teams with the skills, drills and knowledge that all of our players need to perform at the highest level. During our team training, we work on team concepts, improving lacrosse IQ, and individual stick skills.
The second key differentiator is our focus on empowering the girls both on and off the field. All of the coaches that we hire must reflect this philosophy when working with our players. Coaches are encouraged to give specific player feedback during games as well as during practices. At the end of the summer, each player receives an evaluation that details her strengths and also where she needs improvement. We treat our teams as "family" and encourage our parents to do the same. Recently we created an Instagram account just for our girls teams. This gives them a venue to cheer each other on and share their accomplishments both on and off the field. (Visit: http://instagram.com/bbglax).
We are currently offering training in Bergen county at The Arena in Paramus and the Super Dome in Waldwick for the Fall and Winter. Click here for details.
Seasonal Practices and TournamentsFall:
Grades 4 - 6 will have an optional (recommended) fall schedule of 3 practices and 1 tournament.
Grades 7th and 8th will have 3 practices and 1 tournament.
The high school teams will have 3 practices and 2 tournaments.
Grades 5 - 8th will have 3 practices.
Practices twice a week for six weeks and 3-4 tournaments (3 for 4th grade - 7th grade)
Practices twice a week for six weeks and 4 tournaments (8th - 10th grade)
Practices twice a week for six weeks and 3 tournaments (11th grade)