PHILOSOPHY

 

We Build Lacrosse Players.  We understand that every player grows and learns differently.  Each of our Elite Travel Teams consists of players who are not only bring out the best in each other but also creates an environment where they can be successful individually on the field. It is our belief, to be the best you must compete against the best. We ensure that every year our players are seeing a wide range of the best programs in the country so they are continuously preparing to compete at the highest level.

 

 We believe there are two distinct characteristics of our program that sets us a part from other programs. The first is the foundational training we provide to our players within the competitive team environment. We focus on developing each of our players as a whole player, including position specific training on both ends of the field. We encourage our players to train “outside the box” and have many opportunities for them to grow through non traditional training.

 

One example of our out of the box training, is our girls box program which we have slowly been integrating over the past two years. With the focus of fast pace execution and quick thinking, we have seen a dramatic increase in our players individual stick skills and lacrosse IQ. We are continuing to development our box training and are integrity a Box-field hybrid into our summer programs.

 

The second characteristic we believe sets us apart from other programs is our coaching staff and the individual feedback they give each player on the team. While we do boast a competitive team environment, it is important for the development of each of our players for them to have individual feedback and training. It is our philosophy that all of our players are given specific feedback about what and how they can improve their individual game. Along with, feedback each time they are subbed out of a game, they are also given two written evaluations throughout the year, so they have a personalized training agenda to help them reach their highest potential.

 

In 2018 after partnering with Stick2Stick Lacrosse, we established BBL North. We are now able to offer the same top level training in a location that is more convenient for our families in Bergen County. Please visit the BBL North page for more information.

Team Structure-

 

We strive to provide two playing experiences for each graduation year. For our players in Third through Seventh grade the teams are created to provide the most positive and successful environment for each of our players. Developing confidence, and leadership skills alongside the game is important aspect of our youth program. We strive to place each player in the right environment so they thrive on the field.

 

In our High School Program we split the players into two levels, Black and Red. Again, we are focusing on creating the most competitive, yet positive and empowering environment for each of our players so they are able to achieve their personal goals on the field. We are very proud of the fact that every year we have players from BOTH our Black and Red teams commit to play collegiate lacrosse.

 

Communication-

 

We pride ourselves on communicating with our players as much as we can. We treat every member of BBL like they are our family. Because there is a lot of information that needs to be passed along throughout the year, each team will have a Team Parent Leader  (TPL) who will help facilitate getting that information to your team. They will also be the ones who help organize team dinners, tournament supplies and site seeing trips during out tournaments weekends. Aside from competing in some of the top tournaments in the country, our teams have A LOT OF FUN throughout the summer.

Seasonal Practices and Tournaments

Our programming varies by grade.

Fall: 5-6 practices and 2-3 tournaments (1 tourney for 4th grade)

Winter: 8-12 team practices

 

Spring: 6-8 team youth practices (no high school) .

 

Summer: Practices twice a week for six weeks and 3-4 tournaments (2-3 for 4th grade)

Recruiting-

 

Our philosophies on recruiting are inline with the philosophy of the IWLCA and NCAA. We understand this process is different for every prospective student athlete (PSA) and it is our goal to find the right fit for each individual player. As a club we strive to encourage our families to do their research. We provide many resources to help our families navigate this process. Each one of our PSA’s is given an individual recruiting plan, as well as access to our online college profile system that allows them to educate themselves on many different athletic programs, as well as help them gain exposure by providing on online profile that includes the athletes personal information, highlight reel as well as the ability to communicate directly with prospective programs. Our promise to our families is that if you want to play at the collegiate level, we will never stop helping you achieve that goal. We do not believe in the window of opportunity passing at a certain time and we are proud to say every year we have players commit to the school of their dreams as late as their senior year.

 

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COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

BBL Elite 2021's College Commitments

Annie Burton                         Brown                                           Midfield                       Oak Knoll

Greta Criqui                           Brown                                           Midfield                       Oak Knoll

Mia Fleming                          USC                                               Goalie                          Westfield

Katie McCarthy                     Virginia Tech                                 Midfield                       Ridgewood

Callie Riabov                         Dartmouth                                    Midfield                       Chatham

Haley Riabov                         Dartmouth                                    Attack                          Chatham

Riley Traynor                        Duke                                              Defense                       Red Bank Catholic

Morgan Connor                     William Smith                              Defense                       Chatham

Cooper Palm                         Univ. of Colorado                          Defense                       Glen Ridge

LJ Kehler                               Colgate                                          Midfield                       Westfield

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

BBL Elite 2020's College Commitments

Mia Van Wie

Ali Hatfield

Meg Hatton

Grace Dabulas

Mikaela Buoscio

Clare Culligan

MK  Doherty

Sara Ellinghaus

Ana Fowler

Ally Franz

Yael Gelman

Regan Hakes

Avery Jaffe

Sophia LaBanca

Tamer Luzi

Chloe McGlynn

Sophia McMahon

Erin O'Neil

Abby Romano

Livia Shine

Nannette Walls-Tarver

Jill McDonald

Jada Auletta

Kenyon

Kenyon

Tufts

Scranton

Elon

Lafayette 

Notre Dame

Middlebury

Bates

Colby

Vassar

American

Maryland

Denver

Dartmouth

William Smith

Stanford

Ohio State

Lafayette 

Vassar

Yale

Stevens Inst. Tech.

Howard

Midfield

Attack

Defender

Defender

Midfield

Midfield

Midfield

Attack

Attack

Attack

Attack

Attack

Attack

Midfield

Goalie

Attack

Midfield

Midfield

Midfield

Defense

Midfield

Defense

Goalie

Deleware Valley HS

Westminster School

Mountain Lakes

Westfield

Westfield

Madison

Oak Knoll

Ridgewood

Westfield

Chatham

Montclair

Mendham

Moorestown

Kinnelon

Chatham

Chatham

Saddle River Day

Mountain Lakes

Montclair

Montclair

Montclair

Mountain Lakes

Montclair

 

 

Madi  Bednarik  

Brianna  Falco  

Nicole  Ferrara   

Alonna  Gliksman  

Colleen  Graham  

Sophia  Holt  

Annie  McCarthy  

Caitlin  McHale  

Maddie  Murphy  

Lauren  Nuefeld  

Alessandra  Priolo  

Leah  Rutland  

Olivia  Shields  

Camryn  Stoner  

Jackie  Wolak  

Fran  Workman  

 

 

Queens University of Charlotte  

Monmouth University  

Ohio State  

Rutgers  

Marquette  

Virginia Tech  

Lehigh University  

Bucknell  

Monmouth University  

East Stroudsburg University  

Villanova 

Bucknell  

Bucknell  

Marist  

Notre Dame  

Michigan University  

 

 

Goalie  

Midfield-Defender  

Midfield  

Goalie  

Defense  

Defense  

Midfield  

Defense  

Attack  

Attack  

Defense  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

 

 

Mount Olive  

Sparta High School  

Morristown  

Somerville  

Chatham  

Mountain Lakes  

Ridgewood High School  

Oak Knoll  

Watchung Hills  

Sparta High School  

IHA  

Madison  

Westfield  

Pope John  

Saddle River Day  

Chatham  

BBL Elite 2019's College Commitments

BBL Elite 2018's College Commitments

Natalie  Bond  

Carolyn  Carerra   

Hope  Gallardo  

Emma  Genovese  

Keeghan  Heher  

Tessa  Luzi  

Michaela  McMahon 

Eliza  McNamara  

Hailey  Mead  

Katelyn  Mead  

Catherine  Moriarty  

Sydney  Paoletti  

Elisabeth  Ralph  

Faith  Reilly  

Shea  Smith  

Haley  Tietjen  

Kate  Wells  

Paige  Wonsowicz  

Ann  Wray  

Stanford  

University of Vermont  

Furman  

High Point  

Richmond  

Lafayette  

University of Pennsylvania  

Millersville  

Michigan  

Michigan  

Florida  

Columbia  

Wofford  

Bucknell University  

Princeton  

Holy Cross  

Muhlenburg  

Stockton  

University of Mount Olive  

Midfield  

Defense  

Defense  

Midfield  

Defense  

Defense  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Defense  

Attack  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Defense  

Westfield  

Saddle River Day  

Mountain Lakes  

Warren  

Morristown Beard  

Chatham  

Saddle River Day  

Mahwah  

Sparta  

Sparta  

Westfield  

Westfield  

Pascack Valley  

Mountain Lakes  

Pingry  

Mountain Lakes  

Morris Knolls  

Waldwick  

Indian Hills  

BBL Elite 2017's College Commitments

Samantha  Alfano  

Ava  Anderson  

Schuyler  Bixby  

Dierdra  Daly  

Elizabeth  Doherty  

Lila  Hutchins  

Kimmy  Jenkins  

Diana  Kelly  

Eliza  Kielty  

Hannah  Liddy  

Juliana  McGuire  

Abby  Morgan  

Parker  Yarusi  

Sarah  Zeto  

Gettysburg  

Cornell  

Dartmouth  

Vanderbilt  

Notre Dame  

Bates  

High Point  

Notre Dame  

Boston University  

Denver  

Babson  

Vanderbilt  

Denver  

High Point  

Defense  

Midfield  

Attack  

Attack  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Defense  

Attack  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Goalie  

Westfield  

Verona  

Chatham  

Oak Knoll  

Oak Knoll  

Westfield  

Mountain Lakes  

Oak Knoll  

Pingry  

Westfield  

Sparta  

Chatham  

Westfield  

New Providence  

BBL Elite 2016's College Commitments

Bridget  Ballard  

Sarah  Bedard  

Lindsey  Caroll  

Claire  Cassie  

Rebecca  De Rosa  

Gwyn  Devin  

Stephanie  Dowling  

Emily  Fernandez  

Julia  Gretsky  

Chloe  Harris  

Holly  Lloyd  

Daniella  McMahon  

Julia  Nelson  

Marie  Nemeth  

Hallie  Rosenburgh  

Hannah  Ross  

Sarah  Ross  

Emily  Shields  

Shelby  Taylor  

Kiera  Vrindten  

 

Loyola University  

Delaware  

Radford  

Penn State University  

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute  

Vanderbilt  

Susquehanna University  

Elon  

Wesleyan University  

University of Louisville  

Loyola  

Stanford  

Franklin & Marshall  

Gettysburg  

Virginia Tech  

Denver  

Dartmouth  

University of Southern California  

Dartmouth  

Dartmouth  

Midfield  

Attack  

Attack  

Defense  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Goalie  

Midfield  

Attack  

Defense  

Attack  

Defense  

Defense  

Goalie  

Chatham  

Mountain Lakes  

Warren  

Westfield  

Fairlawn  

Westfield  

Gov. Livingston  

Boonton  

Westfield  

Williston Northampton  

Glen Ridge  

Saddle River Day  

New Providence  

Westfield  

Westfield  

Cranford  

Cranford  

Westfield  

Westfield  

Watchung Hills  

BBL Elite 2015's College Commitments

Alyssa  Cox  

Lindsey  Ewertsen  

Allison  Ferrara  

Kathryn  Giroux  

Antonia  Kaz  

Natalie  LeBeau  

Casey  O'Brien  

Samantha  Paoletti  

Dakota  Pastore  

Talia  Price  

Mckenzie Rambush 

Allie  Rogers  

Amanda  Romano  

Morgan  Ryan  

Meghan  Siverson  

Virginia Tech  

Columbia  

Louisville  

Dartmouth  

Wesleyan University  

Skidmore  

Florida Southern  

Boston College  

Rutgers  

Manhattan  

Dickinson College  

Princeton  

Elon  

Georgetown  

Louisville  

Defender  

Attack/Midfield  

Midfield  

Midfield  

 

Attack/Midfield  

Midfeld  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Attack  

Attack  

Attack  

Attack  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Westfield  

Montclair  

Morristown  

Kent Place  

Montclair  

Mountain Lakes  

Morristown  

Westfield  

Somerville  

Kinnelon  

Madison  

Kent Place  

Montclair  

Oak Knoll  

Morristown  

BBL Elite 2014's College Commitments

Anna  Baumeister  

Maddy  Bowles  

Lara Brachman-Goldstein

Gianna  Falcone  

Molly  Fishter  

Nicole  Kalamaras  

Victoria  Kalamaras  

Alexis  Kardias  

Becca  Kraus  

Kennedy  Krauss  

Emilia  Lopez-Ona  

Casey  Madura  

Kathleen  O'Connor  

Olivia  O'Loughlin  

Mary  Randazzo  

Lexi  Smith  

Anna  Tanji  

Cornell  

Lafayette  

Haverford  

Salisbury  

University of Michigan  

Columbia  

Columbia  

University of Southern California  

Union  

Princeton  

University of Pennsylvania  

Louisville  

Villanova  

Vassar  

University of Massachusetts  

Vanderbilt  

Holy Cross  

Midfield  

Attack  

Attack  

Goalie  

Midfield  

Attack  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Defense  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Defender  

Attack/Midfield  

Defender  

Midfield  

Midfield  

Attack/Midfield  

Summit  

Chatham  

Kent Place  

St. Elizabeth's  

Madison  

Mountain Lakes  

Mountain Lakes  

Westfield  

Westfield  

Chatham  

Princeton High  

Chatham  

Oak Knoll  

Oak Knoll  

Westfield  

Oak Knoll  

Westfield  

Information-

 

We understand their is a lot of information that is sent to our families and therefore they may have a lot of questions. Grace Foca our travel coordinator, is always on hand to help all of our families navigate the sea of tournament hotels and waivers. We have an open door policy on feedback. We always strive to be better, so if any of our families have questions, or concerns, we encourage them to contact Grace or Coach Sam, so that they can provide you with additional information or address your concerns.

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