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High School Bullets Program

A view of the program for rising 9th through 12th graders.

This is consisting of players with graduation years of 2019-2022.

Fall:  September, October, November
The Bay State Bullets will enter their fourth year in the fall of 2018.  Talented and committed players who have accepted a spot within our full 2018-2019 Bay State Bullets program year. 

Once tryouts have concluded in August and our teams have been selected, the players will take part in a three-month outdoor fall season that runs from September to November.  We will hold either a training session or will attend a tournament on Sunday’s between September 11th and November 20th.  We will attend one Bullet Play Day, two 1-day tournaments and one 2-day tournaments.  This intensive training is designed to cultivate player/coach camaraderie and provide necessary learning time to prepare players and teams for a fast paced start to the club season. 

Fall Tournaments-

  • Fall Foliage -- Harvard University -- September
    UNH 7v7 -- UNH -- October
  • NE Showcase -- Longmeadow, MA -- November 4th
  • Presidents Cup -- Orlando, FL -- November 17-19 (2020s & 2021s)
  • MidAtlantic -- Timonium, MD 00 November 10-11th


Each team will be assigned one head coach.  The head coach will work in collaboration with varied staff assistant coaches.  The consistency of our leadership is a critical staple in evaluating player strengths and weaknesses.  A solid individual player evaluation allows the coach to truly individualize instruction.  This also gives the coach the opportunity to place players in the most productive positions to succeed.  Our assistant coaching staff rotation will provide all players the opportunity to work with different coaches and different coaching styles.  The consistent head coach and rotating assistant coach model is something we feel is an essential part of player and team development. 

A strong relationship between the high school club coach and his/her players is essential for many reasons.  Possessing knowledge of the player’s lacrosse, athletic and academic abilities as well as having a solid understanding of her team building and interpersonal skills is of paramount importance. Our Bay State Bullets coaches will need a big picture understanding of players as we guide our prospective college-bound lacrosse players though the recruiting process.

Winter:  December, January and February (concludes in mid-March)
Team Training:  Starting November 26th and running through March 18th - our team will hold 12 practices.  The team practices will be held on Sunday mornings at Teamworks in Northboro.  The practice will run either 7-9am or 8-10am.  Skill development, team tactics, strength and conditioning and competitive fitness testing will all be areas of focus.  The training staff will work to put players in positions of both leadership and playing success as they enter high school pre-season.

Functional Training:  In addition, we will also hold functional training optional sessions on Saturday’s at The Edge in Bedford. Functional training is a term used for position specific focus. Bullets staff will facilitate these sessions.  The participating players will be broken up into positions during the training period. Skills are taught and repeated with and without pressure. Small-sided games are facilitated to allow for skill application.


Spring:  March, April, May (concludes in early June)
The Bullets coaches are completely hands off when it comes to training and competing.  We understand that the High School team is priority.  Our position during March through early June is to support from a far.  We will continue to assist with college recruitment.  If necessary, we will work alongside the high school coach regarding recruitment communication and assistance.

Summer:  June, July
Our Bullets season is in full swing when the weather heats up. Our players will have trained with their high school teams, they will have had an opportunity to participate in "Center Hash" leagues and clinics, attend tournaments, and become acclimated with their coaches and teammates.  Now they are ready to play and compete for the titles in local, regional, and national tournaments.  We will hold weekly summer practices in the months of June and July.  These practices are held predominantly at Framingham State University. 

Summer Tournaments-

  • IWLCA New England Cup -- UMass Amherst -- June
  • Project120
  • Summer Sizzle -- Somers, CT -- July
  • IWLCA Capital Cup -- Midlothian, VA -- July


August:  
Tryouts- Get ready for Bullets 2019-2020

Tuition:
High school tuition for the year costs $1925.00.  The tuition will be divided into installments:

Deposit upon acceptance of roster spot - $100.00
Payment 1: $456.25 due September 1
Payment 2: $456.25 due October 1
Payment 3: $456.25 due November 1
Payment 4: $456.25 due December 1

 

Our Practice Facilities Per Season

FALL-  Saturday or Sunday afternoon/evening at Lincoln Fields in Lexington, Framingham State University, and the Edge in Bedford.

WINTER-  Practices and indoor winter clinics are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the morning/afternoon at Teamworks in Northborough and the Edge in Bedford.  

SPRING-  All spring league (NECLL) games and spring practices are held on Saturdays in the afternoon/evening.  Held at Lincoln Fields in Lexington, Framingham State University, and the Edge in Bedford.

SUMMER- Week night practices hosted at Lincoln Fields in Lexington, Framingham State University, and the Edge in Bedford.

 

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