DELAWARE LACROSSE ACADEMY is hosting OPEN tryouts for SILVERBACKS LACROSSE (current 7th grade boys through current high school Junior) for Summer 2018.

Date = Sunday, March 4th (poor weather make-up date)

Location =   Caravel Academy (Field Turf Stadium) – Bear, DE  19701

This is a one day tryout only.

Tryout times:

Silverbacks High School:    9:00 – 10:30 am   (includes 7th grade through HS juniors)

Cost to tryout =  $30.00 per participant.  FREE for Fall 2018 participants! 


– Fall 2016 IMG Nationals Tournament (FL) Intitee

– 2 program participants made 2017 Hotbeds All Star Game

– 2 program participants made 2017 Mid-Atlantic Showcase All Star Game

– 2 program participants made 2016 MVP All Star Game

– 3 program participants made 2016 Hotbeds All Star Game

– 6 program participants made 2015 MVP All Star Game

– 2 program participants made 2015 Top 205 All Star Game

– 1 program participant made Under Armour 2017 National Game

– 2 program participants made 2014 Hotbeds All Star Game

– 2014 Summer Sizzle Semi-Finalist (OT loss to tournament winner)

– 2 program participants made 2014 MVP 3 All Star Game

– 2014 DickÃ???Ã??Ã?¢??s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions (Tampa, FL) Ã???Ã??Ã?¢?? Invitee

– 2014 IMG Nationals (Tampa, FL) – Invitee

– 2013 DickÃ???Ã??Ã?¢??s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions (Tampa, FL) Ã???Ã??Ã?¢??


– 2013 IMG Nationals (Tampa, FL) – Invitee

– 2013 MVP Tournament Mixed Division CHAMPIONS


– We practiced 8 times last Fall – more than any other local club team

More practice = better chance for improvement

– Longer practice times.  We practiced over 2 hours each session!

Most clubs practice 1.5-2 hours.

– Each player receives (6) 2 hours if skill work based on position before practices (11-1 pm)

– 2 Tournaments per team.

– Superior Coaches – our staff is made up of college graduates NOT college

players.  Our staff members are coaches at the high school or college level

and are prepared to handle players of different skill levels and abilities.

– Coaching Consistency.  Our coaches stay with our program which helps with

teaching 1 system.  We assign coaches to stay with a team so these

coaches get to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the individuals they

coach which helps with building team chemistry and success.

– Player Marketing Assistance

– Recruiting, Financial Aid and Admissions Process Assistance

– Website to build FREE player profile to add bio information and highlight film


– Program partnerships – opportunity to play with other players and other

teams from other clubs.  We have partnered with 4 other clubs to help with

player exposure and playing opportunities.


Silverbacks Lacrosse Recruiting program operates under the Delaware Lacrosse Academy and has been in existence since 2008. In the past 10 years, we have had over 250 players graduate from our program with players at every college level. We are committed to helping players reach their potential and assist families through the admissions and recruiting process from start to finish.  All our coaches are college graduates and have had played college lacrosse. Also, our coaches have to be actively coaching at a high level.  Our Summer teams practice twice per week to give the most opportunity for improvement and advancement.

Our mission is simple – Development of the entire athlete.  Our philosophy as a coaching staff helps with the learning curve and the greater understanding of playing at a higher level – Teach Not Tell.  Playing at a faster and higher level combined with college level techniques helps players to read game situations, make assessments and decisions and apply proper, learned technique to instantaneous reactions that are practiced and refined within the program.  We want our players to know everything they can about all aspects of the game.  Better understanding equals a shorter read and react time creating the ability to play faster.

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