From the Bay State Bullets Director, Stacey Freda
I've worked within the club sports scene for over 15 years. In that time I learned that each club has its own nuances, which make it unique. I firmly believe there is a club out there for every talented, committed and motivated player.
When a player and her family decide to research a lacrosse club, there are many components to consider. Club philosophy, level of competitiveness, college connections are just a few. Lacrosse has exploded in the last decade, and as a result, club offerings have changed to fit the ever-evolving nature of this fast-growing sport. Club philosophies range from full commitment expectations, to pay-as-you go flexibility. Now, prospective club participants have a wide range of programs with which to shop and explore. If you are a prospective lacrosse player researching the club option, here are a few questions that might help you find the right club lacrosse fit.
Questions to ask as you start your club shopping:
When you find the answers to these questions, you might feel more prepared to make your decision. Cost, location, and playing on the same club team as your friends are all essential to create a positive club experience for each player. But, there is one critical question you need to ask.
The most important question: is the coach a good fit for me?
It is my belief, through years of experience, that finding the right coach fit is of paramount importance. Individual player success requires a strong coach-player relationship. I have a better chance of reaching players and aiding in their development when there is mutual respect.
Do you have what it takes to be a Bay State Bullet?
The Bay State Bullets are seeking special players who are committed to improving their technical skills, as well as developing their lacrosse IQs. We are also actively searching for players who embrace a selfless attitude, and look to make their teammates better by their ability to play within a cohesive unit. We understand, for many players, the ultimate goal is to compete and excel on their high school teams, and eventually, college teams, as well.
Where did the name Bay State Bullets come from?
A bullet train can reach speeds of 200 miles an hour because they use magnetic levitation. How do I know this? Because my son loves trains. Our family has spent many summer weekends chasing Thomas the Tank Engine along his New England scenic railroad stops. As he outgrew Thomas the Tank, his love for the cheerful, blue steam locomotive evolved into a fascination for fast trains.
The bullet train is synonymous with record-breaking speeds and sleek designs that optimize conditions for high-level performance. Much in the same way, Bay State Bullets focuses on improving speed, agility, and all the necessary lacrosse skills, we design a track for success for each player.
Just as the bullet train provides adventurous journeys to new places, Bay State Bullets is thrilled to provide a developmental track for lacrosse players who are passionate about improving their game.