Each week throughout the first session of the Stealth Lacrosse Academy has brought on new challenges for the participants as they learn the indoor game and compete for a spot on the Junior Stealth squad. With just two sessions left before the Junior Stealth is selected, Academy Director Lewis Ratcliff is bringing in the big guns this weekend to further prepare the players for competition throughout North America.
Stealth players have frequented the Academy as instructors, each lending a hand in the participants’ development in all aspects of the game. Along with Ratcliff, Stealth captain Jason Bloom, defensemen Tyler Codron and Chris O’Dougherty, transition players Chet Koneczny and Jon Burton and forward Joel Dalgarno are among the Stealth stars to offer their expertise.
This weekend, just a week before the Junior Stealth selections are made, some new faces will be in attendance to add more specific training. Stealth Head Coach Chris Hall, one of two men to lead two teams to an NLL Championship, will provide strategy and game play instruction.
The young goaltenders at the Academy will get some help in making the transition to indoor from Tyler Richards, who led the Stealth between the pipes during the 2010 postseason, and 2010 Minto Cup winning goaltenders Dan Lewis and Chris Seidel.
The defense will get some further guidance from 2010 NLL All-Rookie team member Matt Beers, seven-year NLL vet Curtis Hodgson and third-round draft pick David Joyce.
As usual, Ratcliff will be running the show with help from Bloom and O’Dougherty. All positions on the floor will be covered by some of the top lacrosse players at each position. It will be an exciting day full of lacrosse, as the area’s youth continue to learn the indoor game and gain experience that will help them in the box or on the field.
The second session of the Stealth Lacrosse Academy is scheduled to begin on November 6th at the Woodinville Indoor Soccer Center. Session two will feature even further box lacrosse instruction, along with a three-on-three tournament and a session on the turf at the Comcast Arena at Everett, home of the Washington Stealth.
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