BBL NATIONAL PROGRAM
HOW DID THE BBL NATIONAL PROGRAM
With the changing landscape of club lacrosse and some of the bigger programs in the country opting for a 'National' team model - we were finally able to create what we think is the ideal model after expanding across the state of NJ starting in the Fall of 2021. With close to 100 kids at each graduation year in the program we wanted to give kids within the program a chance to play with other talented players throughout New Jersey.
HOW WILL THE NATIONAL TEAMS
Throughout the year we will be hosting seasonal National Combines. These combines will bring together not only all of our BBL players, but also our top coaches. Players will compete and get the highest level coaching possible as well as exposure to players their age. As the year progresses our National Program Staff will compile all evaluation data and notes to create a running depth chart for each age in the progra. Come spring, we will be meeting as a staff to select the final rosters - based on attendance, scoring and coaches' recommendations.
WHAT MAKES BBL NATIONAL UNIQUE COMPARED TO THE OTHER NATIONAL MODELS OUT THERE
Most National teams are meeting for the first time on a Friday night at a hotel and then playing the next day, with a coaching staff that the majority of the kids probably do not know. Understanding that most of the time these National Teams are in addition to a players' regular summer schedule we believe in a positive experience not only on the field, but off it as well. Players will have a practice schedule leading up to events run by coaches that they are familiar with. Systems that are taught throughout the year will be the focal point, rather than throwing together offensive and defensive sets that are different for every kid out there.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT COME SUMMER
OF 2022 AND BEYOND
In year one, we will be hosting National teams starting at the 2030 class all the way through 2023's. All players who are selected to one of our teams will gain additional National Team only practices in the summer plus one or two exclusive events in addition to their regularly scheduled events.
ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO HAVE A UNIQUE LOGO/MARK FOR BBL NATIONAL
Yes, BBL National will have its own branding and color way totally separate from the BBL Elite teams. More on this soon!