INFO

 

We understand their is a lot of information that is sent to our families and therefore there may be a lot of questions. Grace Foca our travel coordinator, is always on hand to help all of our families when it comes to hotel needs. In addition, we ask our families to first check their online parent portal and then the website before reaching out to our directors.

COACH RUSSELL

 

Tyler Russell (BBL Elite Youth Director)

  • Hometown: Livonia, NY

  • Playing Experience: Rochester Institute of Technology 2009-2012

  • Coaching Experience: Livonia HS, Kean University, NJIT and the Rochester Institute of Technology Men’s Lacrosse Programs

  • Accolades: 2011 USILA Honorable Mention All-American, 2012 USILA 2nd Team All-American, 2012 USILA Scholar All-American, 2012 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year

  • Coaching Expertise: Offense

  • What I most enjoy most about coaching lacrosse is …

    • Watching a young student-athlete realize their true potential when doing something.

  • BBL classes differ from our rivals’ classes because …

    • Not only are they structured, but our coaches provide all student with a path to success. Our BBL coaches genuinely care about the players they are training and work with them on a week to week basis ensuring that they are improving.

YOUTH PHILOSOPHY

 

The Boy’s Youth program at BBL has grown to be one of the strongest in the country. The philosophy of the program at the youth level roots in the individual player and building them from the ground up. Our year-round training platform focuses on keeping the stick in the players hand throughout the calendar year; while also mixing in competition against the best in the area.

 

TEAM STRUCTURE

 

The BBL Youth Elite program consists of teams from 3rd grade through 7th grade

 

Fall: 6 practices and 2-3 tournaments (Extra Training for 3rd Graders with additional games)

Tournaments we travel to:

Lehigh King of the Mountain

NXT Harvest Classic

North American Lacrosse Association Fall Invitational

Tri Star Lacrosse Invitational

 

Winter: 6 Position-Specific Indoor Practices

 

Spring: 8 practices plus additional playdates and positional training

 

World Series of Youth Lacrosse: Open tryouts in January/February followed by 8 team practices in March leading up to the WSYL Qualifier

  • Mid-Atlantic Qualifier

  • Additional WSYL practices throughout April and May

  • 2-3 Playdates

 

Summer:

 

Practices twice a week starting in June with a program wide bootcamp weekend and 4-5 tournaments (2029 has 4 tournaments)

 

  • Tournaments we travel to:

    • Adrenaline Platinum Cup

    • North American Lacrosse Association Summer Invitational

    • Tristar Lax Clash Millon Championship Event (2028-2024)

    • Crabs Young Guns

    • PrimeTime Invitational

    • Lehigh Lax Fest

    • NXT Bluehen NXT Meltdown

    • Liberty Rising

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