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Club Message - Week of July 9th
by posted 07/08/2018


This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.

Early July really exemplifies what our Club is about! Having fun & competing at a high-level. Alumni working nightly to pass on their passion, respect and knowledge to the next generation. Volunteers coaching and organizing for kids needs in NJ, MD and PA and families socializing, creating new bonds and strengthening existing ones.

This is Springfield Lacrosse!

Girls Week #6 – ONLY Girls Grade 4/3 Tournament and Dev Teams have events this week. Dev's are hosting a home Playday Tuesday then conclude season on Thursday. G4/3 Tournament Team has practice Wed/Thur then head to North East Maryland for Crab Cake on July 14-15. See Team Pages.

Girls G7/6/5 Teams season is over. Congrats to G5 (2025) for reaching the Championship Game @ Girls Summer Slam in NJ. 2025 went 10-2 this summer with 2 championship finals. Our Girls program has come a long way in only its 2nd Tournament Summer!!

Boys Week #6 – All Boys Teams, except 9U Tournament Team, have events this week. Dev's have an away Scrimmage with NXT on Wed night then conclude season on Thurs & Fri. G7/6/5 Tournament Teams practice Wed, Thurs, & Friday nights then head to Patriot Games July 14-15. Patriot Games schedule is LIVE on Tourney Machine. See Team Pages.

Boys 9U Tournament Team's season is over. Super job by 9U Coaches & Players for reaching the Championship Game @ NXT Cup. Awesome photos on 9U Team Page. With >60% of 9U Boys eligible to return to 9U Division next Summer, our future remains bright!!

**Reminder** - Club Wrapup Party – Save the date for relaxing Club Wrap-up Party on Sunday, August 5th with OUR Lacrosse Community (2-5 p.m.). All members and family are welcome and we expect to hold our Alumni Award Ceremony with multiple special guests, including MLL Star Drew Adams. RSVP link is to come.

##NEW## - Team Shop Merchandise. Our  popular Team Shop w/ BSN Sports will REOPEN for one week beginning on Monday with delivery in ~4 weeks time. If you like the merch many families are wearing or just missed out in May, this is your last chance to order for a while. Stay tuned, will message with link Mon.

##Sponsor Spotlight## – Thunderbird II Pizza – A fixture of our community for >25 years deeply committed to organizations like SCLC, Thunderbird Pizza delivers/caters high-quality food experience. 

More than just great pizza, cheesesteaks, hoagies and wings, TBird has an expansive and creative menu including the Speedy Gonzales Salad, Landers Italian Pizza, Cheesesteak & Buffalo Chicken Rollettes and many more items waiting for you to discover.

Find out what makes the TBird special by stopping by their store @ 188 Saxer Ave. (across from Wawa). Co-Owners and brothers Steve & Joe Landers are a friend of Springfield Lacrosse and are sure to treat you right!

**Reminder** - FIL World Championships - The 2018 FIL World Mens Lacrosse Championships from Israel will begin this Thursday, July 12th and span 10 days. ESPN and ESPN+ will carry >170 games with 14 games televised. Follow Team USA and Springfield's own FOGO Greg Gurenlian as they pursue Gold. See HERE for details. Good VIDEO.

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at   

Be The Best!

SCLC

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Club Message - Week of July 2nd
by posted 06/30/2018


This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.

Happy Independence Day to all. Just getting ahead a bit by publishing next week’s message.

**Reminder** - Club Vacation. There will be NO Club events between Fri., June 29th - Wed., July 4th, with some teams getting an even longer break. See Club/Team calendars online.

Girls Week #5 ONLY Girls Grade 7/6/5 Tournament Teams have events this week. Those teams practice Thursday night July 5th then head to Girl’s Summer Slam in Tabernacle, NJ, the weekend of July 7-8. See your Team Page.

Boys Week #5 ONLY Boys Grade 4 & 9U Tournament Teams have events this week. Those teams practice Thursday & Friday night July 5th & 6th then head to NXT Cup in West Chester, the weekend of July 7-8. Expecting to see NXT Cup game schedule up on Tourney Machine by the end of this weekend. Please register/waiver your sons with NXT website (see prior messaging). See your Team Page.

**Reminder** - Club Wrapup Party – Save the date for relaxing Club Wrap-up Party on Sunday, August 5th with OUR Lacrosse Community. All members and family are welcome and we expect to hold our Alumni Ceremony with Special Guest.

**Update** - Team Shop Merchandise. Our May Team Shop fundraiser through BSN Sports has shipped and should have been delivered direct to your home no later than Friday, June 29th.

##Sponsor Spotlight## – Strength For Life – Far more than a local gym, Strength for Life of Springfield offers you the ability to develop and apply strength in all aspects of life. They believe that in order to live the best life possible, one’s focus must be on improving physical, intellectual and emotional strength

When you join SFL, there is a two-way commitment to achieve your health goals. Their certified trainers tailor workouts to your specific needs, guide you through proper form & technique, talk you through challenges, and cheer you on as you excel through each step. They even have options for teens looking to safely begin their personal strength journey

Find out what makes the SFL Team special by stopping by their studio @ 1440 Wallingford Road (across from Springfield Mall). Co-Owners and Personal Trainers Ed Winfield and Jim Gallagher are a friend of Springfield Lacrosse and would love to meet your family!

^^NEW^^ - FIL World Championships - The 2018 FIL World Mens Lacrosse Championships from Israel will begin Thursday, July 12th and span 10 days. ESPN and ESPN+ will carry >170 games with 14 games televised. Follow Team USA and Springfield's own FOGO Greg Gurenlian as they pursue Gold. See HERE for details. Good VIDEO.

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at  

Be The Best!

SCLC

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Club Message - Week of June 25th
by posted 06/24/2018


This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.

Girls Week #4 – This is a busy week with all Girls teams traveling to scrimmage West Chester on either Mon. or Tue. + “regular” practices on Wed. & Thur. Pay attention to your team calendar online as some scrimmage times and locations changed last week.

NOTE - Boys also practice Wed/Thur so Halderman should be extra busy those nights.

Boys Week #4 – This past weekend was another strong showing for SCLC Boy’s @ Summer Slam. Congrats to Team 2026 AND Team 2024/25 for each winning their divisions! Second year in a row we captured 4th grade division and was truly impressive in 2024 with half our team playing up by grade. Remarkable outcome for a Township-based Club competing against all large Regional-based Clubs. Thanks to so many families for organizing for a memorable event!

The Boys have a "regular" practice week with all teams @ Halderman on Wed. & Thur. before Club Vacation starts. 

Second & Final Girls Tournament  The 2x oldest Girls teams will attend the Girl’s Summer Slam in Tabernacle, NJ, on July 7-8. The G4/3 Girls team is traveling to the Crab Cake in North East, MD, the weekend of July 14-15. 

Third & Final Boys Tournament - The 9U & 2026 Boys teams will attend the NXT Cup in Downingtown on July 7-8 and the 2x oldest Boys teams will attend the Patriot Games in DelCo (TBD) the weekend of July 14-15. 

**Reminder** - Club Vacation. There will be NO Club events from Fri., June 29th - Wed., July 4th, with some teams getting an even longer break. See Club/Team calendars online.

^^NEW^^ - Club Wrapup Party – Save the date for relaxing Club Wrap-up Party on Sunday, August 5th with the Springfield Lacrosse Community. All members and family are welcome and we hope to hold our Alumni Ceremony.

**Update** - Team Shop Merchandise. Our May Team Shop through BSN Sports will hopefully be delivered soon. Some items may be shipped direct. Look for updates from Shannon Delaney. We raised few hundred dollars; thank you all!

**Reminder** - Extras For Sale – We have various extras for purchase. Message us to claim any item.

·   Socks (unisex) – Small sizes ($10 each)

·   Boys Short – 1x YM; 1 YL ($20 each)

·   Drew Adams Shooting Shirt – 4x YS; 2x YM; 1x YL ($10 each)

·   Boys Jeserys – 1x YXL #38 (no name); 1x YL #11 (customized) ($20 each)

·   Girls Practice Pinnies - avail. in 4 sizes (YS/M, YL/XL, AS/M, AL/XL) ($20 each; @ WC scrimmages Mon/Tue night)

##Corporate Sponsors## – We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors for supporting us. These local businesses are responsible for helping to keep costs under control and never leaving out any Springfield kid!

·   Strength For Life – Primary Sponsor. Find your own strength for life, across from the Springfield Mall.

·   Jack Clark & Sons Rubbish Removal – 5-year sponsor!!!!  Thank you Jim Clark!!!!

·   State Farm Insurance – 3-year sponsor!! Ask our own Jeff DiBlasi to help insure you.

·   Thunderbird II Pizza – 2-year sponsor! Thx Steve Landers @ TBird for supporting the Lax Community!

·   JK Gymnastics – 2-year sponsor! Ask Judy Kennedy-Puppio (JK) about their gym activities for ages 3-12!

·   Devon Prep – NEW sponsor! Thx to Pat Kane for joining our team!

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at  

Be The Best!

SCLC

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Club Message - Week of June 18th
by posted 06/17/2018


This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.

Girls Week #3 – This is our third week together after tournament (Summer Rise) showings for two teams over the weekend, with Grade 5 (2025) going the distance before falling 10-8 to regional NY Club T3 Cobras in Championship Game. 

The week ahead is a “regular” practice week for Girls. Review Team pages online for team-specific schedule & news.

Boys Week #3 – This is our third week together after first tournament (Meltdown) for all teams this weekend. Our Grade 4 (2026) Team went 4-1 on the weekend, narrowly missing playoff but securing 5th place out of 13 teams. Thanks to coaches and so many great families for supporting the boys all weekend! 

The week ahead is a “regular” week for Boys with all tournament teams attending the Boys Summer Slam, June 23rd & 24th. All Summer Slam players MUST be Registered/Waivered with tournament site this week. Each parent of a qualified player recently received an email invitation to JOIN your child to the correct team. 

Review Team pages online for team-specific schedule & news.

**Reminder** - Team Communication - Lots of questions here. All designated Coaches and Team Parents have the ability to message their teams by email/text and to post website content. In addition, ALL MEMBERS have the ability to directly message their teams using the SI Play App from Smartphone. After you download the App, you just need to enter the email account associated with the SCLC website and it will recognize you.

**Reminder** - Club Vacation. There will be no Club events from Fri., June 29th - Wed., July 4th, with some teams experiencing an even longer break in action. See Club/Team Calendars online.

**Reminder** - Lacrosse Conditioning Program – Thanks to our key sponsor Strength For Life of Springfield for teaming up to offer members this exciting training program. This 6 week program is for Boys & Girls leaving G4+,  is starting June 25th and so you must register your interest early this week. Link to the program description is below. Contact Ed or Jim @ SFL (   or    ) w/ questions.

SFL Summer Lacrosse Conditioning Program

 

**IMPORTANT** - Our coaches respectfully ask all parents & siblings to steer clear of the practice surface at Halderman. We recognize it's crowded at times & just ask everyone to walk AROUND fields as you come and go.  

^^NEW^^ - Pictures Wanted – We are always in search of quality team & player action shots for our website, especially for teams who have limited or no web content. Submit your photos and we’ll do our best to post them to your Team page. Can also post/share pictures using SI Play App.

**Reminder** - Use of Bounce Backs – Our Club has temporarily installed 3 quality bounce back nets near the scoreboard at Halderman Field. Members are always welcome to use them before or after practice or anytime.

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at 

Be The Best!

SCLC

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Club Message - Week of June 11th
by posted 06/10/2018


This message is to share the latest Club news and reminders.

NOTE - Throughout, text in BLUE denotes general Club info applicable to all members, while text in GREEN reflects Boys only content while RED text reflects Girls only content.

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Girls Week #2 After last week's kickoff plus an early tournament for G4/3 over the weekend, week ahead is a “regular” practice week for Girls. Next Girls tournament is for the G5 and G7/6 teams (Summer Rise - West Chester) at the end of the coming week (tournament players only attend). Please review your Team page online for your team-specific schedule and news.

Boys Week #2 – After last week's kickoff, week ahead is a “regular” practice week for Boys, with the first Boy's tournament (The Meltdown - West Chester) ending the week (tournament players only attend). Please review your Team page online for your team-specific schedule and news.

^^NEW^^ - Meltdown Player Registration. All Boys tournament teams are attending The Meltdown, Saturday & Sunday, June 16th and 17th. Parents of all boys tournament players should proceed to register/waiver their sons (you already have received a separate invitation by email). If any confusion, parents can default to register/waiver their son here:

BOYS - Meltdown Player Waiver (general)

^^NEW^^ - Volunteers. Parents are encouraged to begin organizing for team specific tournament needs. If you would like to be a designated Team Parent, let us know so we can change your settings to allow you to communicate organizing details directly through your SCLC website account.

**Reminder** - Lacrosse Conditioning Program – Thanks to our key sponsor Strength For Life of Springfield for teaming up to offer members this exciting training program. This program is for Boys and Girls currently in G4+,  is starting soon and so you must register your interest. Link to the program description is below. Contact Ed or Jim @ SFL ( or   ) w/ questions.

SFL Summer Lacrosse Conditioning Program

**Reminder** - Extra Uniforms & Socks. Extra socks (SMALL, $10 each) and boys uniform articles (shorts in YXL and YS for $20 and Shooting Shirts in YM or YS for $10) are available, while supplies last. Send a message if you want to claim any item.  

##Important## - Halderman Congestion. Our facility becomes very busy at times, especially on Wed/Thur between 6:15 - 6:45. Please do not block resident driveways or park on Springfield Road, even temporarily.

##Important## - Member Conduct. A Club’s reputation is a direct reflection of the judgment and character of its members. Fortunately, we have a great group of families. All SCLC members, including Coaches, Players and Parents are reminded to always act with honesty, integrity and comply with US Lacrosse Code of Conduct (and rules of tournaments we participate in). Anyone with conduct-related problems, questions or concerns are invited to contact our Club Directors (contact info posted online) or submit a confidential inquiry online in our Feedback To Our Board page.

US Lax Code of Conduct

This weekly email is only a summary. Please review our website at least once a week, especially your Team page(s). Web content is revised daily.

Feedback, questions, concerns…..email us at  

Be The Best!

SCLC

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2018 Summer Lacrosse Program Kickoff
by posted 05/28/2018


RESENDING AS WE HAVE QUITE A NUMBER OF LATE REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER PROGRAM

SCLC Members & Families,

Quick message to inform that our 2018 Summer Lacrosse Program is on track to begin the week of June 4th as planned.

Club website is fully updated for Girl's and Boys with Teams, Calendars, Coaching Staff's and Event Details posted.

Take a moment this week to familiarize yourself with our content.

Also, uniforms have arrived and we'll kickoff the season with Uniform Handouts on Monday, June 4th @ 6 p.m. from front parking lot of Halderman Field. Handout volunteers needed. Boys practices begin Tuesday, June 5th and Girl's start Wednesday, June 6th.

As we get underway, we'd like to highlight local businesses that have partnered with SCLC in 2018. Please be sure to THANK THESE OWNERS for supporting an affordable & competitive lacrosse experience for our children!

  • Strength For Life of Springfield [PRIMARY] - Helping you achieve your personal best, by focusing on improving in three key areas: physical, intellectual and emotional strength. Co-owners & and their motivated crew of personal trainers strive to help you meet your personal health goals. Conveniently located accross from the Springfield Mall @ 1440 Wallingford Road, SFL offers personal training and group classes for adults and teens.

  • Jack Clark & Sons Rubbish Removal – Family owned and locally operated since 1976, Jack Clarck & Sons has all your trash and disposal needs covered. 5-year Club sponsor, thank you !!!!!

  • State Farm Insurance - DiBlasi AgencyThe Jeff Diblasi, State Farm Agency is a Full Service Insurance Agency. Jeff can help with your Auto, Homeowners, Renters, Life, Health and other Financial Service Products. 3-year Club sponsor!!! Ask our own to help insure what matters to you.

  • Thunderbird II PizzaA leader in community reinvestment in Springfield, Thunderbird Pizza passionately supports organizations like SCLC that make this a great place to live and work. With an ever expanding quality menu, catering and specialty offers, be sure to think Thunderbird this season. 2-year Club sponsor, thanks  for supporting us!!

  • JK GymnasticsJK Gymnastics offers motor skill development programs for children age 6-months to 3-years. For ages 3-12, JKG offers non-competitive gymnastics classes to build confidence, strength, coordination and flexibility for students of any ability. Whether you want to learn how to tumble, get some exercise or just have fun, you will find something that meets your gymnastic needs. 3-year Club sponsor, thanks to for supporting us!!!

  • Devon Prep - Devon Prep is a private, Catholic, college prep school, grades six to twelve, focused on the holistic education of young men for life. NEW Club sponsor for 2018. Thanks to for supporting the lacrosse community!

These local businesses are directly responsible for helping to keep costs under control and never leaving out any Springfield Kid that wants to play!

Off we go!  Club messaging will kick off next week, with Team messaging shortly thereafter.

Be The Best!

SCLC

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SCLC Team Shop - SHOP WILL REOPEN SOON
by posted 05/18/2018


Our  popular Team Shop w/ BSN Sports will REOPEN for one week beginning on Monday July 9th with delivery in ~4 weeks time. If you like the merch many families are wearing or just missed out in May, this is your last chance to order for a while. Stay tuned, will message with link Mon.

THE TEAM SHOP HAS CLOSED AND WAS DELIVERED BY JUNE 30, 2018. THANK YOU!

The 2018 Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club Team Store is now OPEN for business!! See below.
Now through Thursday, May 31st only.
 
Please click on the link below to view our spirit wear items and spread the word or the link to our lacrosse community and supporters!There’s something for everyone in the Team Store (mens, women, youth) and a portion of the proceeds support our Club.
 
Go Cougars!
 
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SPRINGFIELD COUGARS LAX CLUB INC

BSN Our Team. Our Gear.

Welcome to My Team Shop for:
Cougars Lacrosse 2018

Please click on the link to check out our spirit wear to support our club!!

Shop Opens:

05/17/2018

Shop Closes:

05/31/2018
 

Use this access code to shop our gear.

  SPLAXX18  
 
SHOP u! â–¸
How to Order | FAQS

Sent on behalf of: Shannon Delaney

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Kyle Sweeney - Love Letter To Lax
by posted 10/08/2017


For those who missed it, 2017 saw the professional retirement of 2 of the greatest Springfield lacrosse alumni ever. In this edition, we feature Kyle Sweeney, SHS Class of 1999. Kyle retired from the MLL as the All-Time Leader in games played! Congratulations Kyle!

News article is below followed by a link to Kyle's Retirement Letter (great references and photos to his Springfield roots).  

www.theplayerstribune.com/kyle-sweeney-lacrosse-retirement/

Philly legend Sweeney (@sprlax) announces retirement from pro lacrosse

Friday, 1st September 2017 

 

Categories Boy's/Men'sPro  

 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/1/17
From Press Release and Staff Report

New York Lizards defenseman Kyle Sweeney – a Springfield-Delco graduate and 3-time champion with the old Philadelphia Barrage who also starred for many years with the Philadelphia Wings – announced his intention to retire from Major League Lacrosse Thursday in a heartfelt letter posted in The Players’ Tribune. After 15 seasons in the league, Sweeney ranks as the all-time MLL leader in games played with 170.

Sweeney was selected in the third round by the Bridgeport Barrage in the 2003 Collegiate Draft. He followed the team when it moved to Philadelphia shortly afterwards. Sweeney anchored the defensive unit that helped the Barrage win the MLL championship in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and when the team folded in 2008, Sweeney moved to Washington Bayhawks for one game, then over to the Boston Cannons, which he led to win the 2011 MLL Championships. In 2014 he moved back to the Bayhawks, now located in Chesapeake. In 2017, he will begin playing for the Lizards.“At age 36, I know that Father Time is certainly catching up to me, but I can still play in this league,” Sweeney wrote in a story that appeared on The Players’ Tribune. “I probably could for a few more years.”

Sweeney was selected to the MLL All-Star Game nine times, been named All-MLL three times, and has won the Steinfeld Cup four times. He is ranked sixth all-time in groundballs with 500.

Sweeney finished his career with 41 goals, 27 assists and 68 points. Sweeney appeared in a total of 10 games with the Lizards this past season and picked up 17 groundballs. New York was the fourth different franchise that Sweeney played for in his career.

The Wings drafted Sweeney in the eighth round (83rd overall) of the 2003 NLL Entry Draft. He followed the team when it moved to Connecticut as the New England Black Wolves. He retired from indoor play in 2015.

Sweeney played for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2006 and 2010. In 2010, his team won the World Lacrosse Championship in Machester. He also played for Team USA in the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Sweeney was a four-year standout at Georgetown University. He was named ECAC Rookie of the Year in 2000. He was a two-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, and three-time USILA All-American, and holds Georgetown’s all-time ground ball record with 229. He served as co-captain of the 2003. Academically, he was a double major in International Business & Marketing as well as minor concentration in Sociology.

Sweeney earned high school All-American honors, was selected as the All-Central League MVP and named to the All-Delaware County team as a senior at Springfield-Delco. He also played football and basketball at Springfield.

Sweeney also played for the original Duke’s Lacrosse Club’s men’s teams and was a key member of the “Four Horsemen” of standout defensemen as dubbed by founder Ebe Helm.

“I’ll always appreciate how our parents didn’t hesitate to support this new interest of ours,” wrote Sweeney in his retirement letter. “They agreed to buy us all the necessary lacrosse equipment (which wasn’t cheap) and to sign us up for the town league. Looking back as an adult, I realize how big a sacrifice it was. We were a middle-class family. My parents both worked full-time, and in fact they both had second jobs almost my whole childhood. My dad tended bar at night throughout my childhood and my mom managed a restaurant in the summers. They were selfless.

“We were a typical family in Springfield, a suburb outside of Philly where the cookie-cutter, single-family houses date back to the middle of last century. The community prides itself on hard work and family, and we love our sports (mostly football, basketball and hockey … and a little lacrosse). It’s almost a clichÃ, but because we didn’t have a lot, we valued each other that much more. That’s a big reason why a lot of my high school friends have either stayed in Springfield or returned there to raise their own families.”

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