New High School Lacrosse Team forms in Williamsburg

Many thanks to Coach Charlie Turner for his efforts in bringing a boys high school lacrosse team to Williamsburg VA

imageSpring signals the return of baseball, track, tennis and soccer for many greater Williamsburg athletes. But for a continually growing segment of the population, lacrosse is becoming the sport of choice for the warmer weather.

Walsingham is perhaps the only Williamsburg school that has been able to meet the demands of establishing a lacrosse program. With a boys varsity team in place, the Trojans introduced a middle school girls team this spring.

And the Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse League has also been a great option for youth interested in the sport.

But there has still been little opportunity for high school boys. Realizing this, a few prospective players and coaches banded together with the common interest of forming a new team in Williamsburg. After several years of planning and with the support of the Hampton Roads Lacrosse League, a chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, the Williamsburg JV High School team makes its debut this spring.

The squad, better known as the Royals, is made up of ninth, 10th and 11th grade boys from Warhill, Jamestown and Lafayette high schools. And the team includes both players with experience in the sport and some that are brand new. The team will compete with high school teams that include Grafton, Menchville, Poquoson ,Tabb , York, Cox , Currituck ,First Colonial, Grassfield ,Great Bridge, Hickory , Kellam, Maury, Princess Anne from the York County, Newport News, Poquoson, Va Beach, Chesapeake and Outer Banks areas

Charlie Turner is the Royals head coach, and is thrilled for this lacrosse expansion in greater Williamsburg.

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Read more about other youth lacrosse opportunities in Williamsburg VA here

Lacrosse Camps

Camp Information
Camps are a very important part of becoming a great lacrosse player. No other opportunity offers complete immersion in the sport. Eat, sleep, and play lacrosse with players and coaches from around the country and globe.

Skills are learned and developed much faster than under normal after-school-practice conditions. For younger players, the important basics are thoroughly reinforced. For high school level players, camps serve as not only a learning and playing experience, but also as a college scouting and recruiting vehicle.

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All-America Lacrosse Camp (Boys) (Girls) – Ages 9-17
(Coach Petrone attended in 1989, 1990, 1991!)
Westminster, Maryland
Collegiate (Richmond) Summer Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls camps available) – Multiple levels, multiple dates.
Richmond, Virginia   Phone: (804) 741-9714
Eagle Lacrosse Camp* (Boys)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia and Wingate University, Wingate, North Carolina
Lacrosse Academy (Boys)
Lexington, Virginia   Phone: 410-828-4338
Old Dominion University Lacrosse Camp (Girls)
Norfolk, Virginia   Phone: 757-683-4358
Rising All-American Lacrosse Camp (Boys)
Hampden Sydney, Virginia   Phone: 804-392-5972
Roanoke Lacrosse Camp (Boys)
Salem, Virginia   Phone: 540-375-2340
Triple Edge Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls camps available)
Fairfax, Virginia    Phone: 877-392-6177
University of Mary Washington Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls camps available)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
UVA Lacrosse Camp (Boys) (Girls)
Charlottesville, Virginia   Phone: 804-295-3285
Washington & Lee Lacrosse Camp (Boys) (Girls)
Lexington, Virginia   Phone: 888-824-LAX1
Woodberry Forest School Lacrosse Camp* (Boys) – Ages 11-16
Woodberry Forest, Virginia   Phone: 540-672-6004

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Youth Lacrosse in Williamsburg VA

Williamsburg VA now has a boys high school lacrosse opportunity. 2013 marks the debut year for the Williamsburg Royals. The team  is made up of ninth, 10th and 11th grade boys from Warhill, Jamestown and Lafayette high schools.In coming years they will field a varsity team as well as a JV team

Charlie Turner , the Royals head coach,  is thrilled for this lacrosse expansion in greater Williamsburg.

“In many ways, we have already met our primary goal for this season: to get on the map,” said Turner in a recent interview. “Our parents and players have made a great commitment to field the team, compete throughout the season and establish ourselves within the [HRLax] league.”

In addition to the Royals HS team  the Williamsburg Warrior Lacrosse Club (HRLax Member) has  Boys teams from U9 to U15 playing in HRLAX. At the U9 level they have 2 teams now and at the U11 level they will field 3 teams in 2012. They also  have Girls teams at all levels from U9 through High School.  More info here

Another  option would be to play for the Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse Club (Non-affiliated), otherwise known as the “Blue Warriors”.  The team fee for varsity is $525 and JV is $477 (non-refundable) and does not appear to include US Lacrosse Membership. (Those fees have increased approximately $100 over previous year.) The fees can be paid in three installments with the first payment due on July 1, 2011 according to the team’s participation agreement posted on their website. The team also offers a scholarship for those needing financial aid. The team’s coaches present the team as an “elite” team, often referred to as a travel/tournament team and they played several private schools last year that generally do not list the games in their official schedules. Essentially, this is a select team that recruits players from throughout the area and only accepts those players  that the coaches select.  Most of the player’s are experienced and play at a skill level that is comparable to some of the private schools in the state.

According to Laxpower the team finished the season at 15 – 5 and was ranked second among it’s non-VHSL counterparts in Virginia. The most notable season highlight was a close loss to number one ranked Blue Ridge School with a score of 9 -12 at home. Unfortunately, none of the statistics are listed on either team’s website. At least five of their games required travel to northern Virginia and Charlotte, NC requiring overnight stays while the last game of their season was played against St. Albans School in downtown Washington, DC on a Monday night.

Generally, teams such as this operate in the summer after the normal lacrosse season and many are excellent opportunities for advanced players to be recruited at the collegiate level. Some good examples would be the Hampton Roads Ironclads, Peninsula Patriots, and Team Venom in Richmond which are  all coached by experienced coaches with extensive collegiate connections. The “blue warriors” team does not appear to have competed in any college recruiting tournaments nor do they list any of the coaches experience. They do have at least five former players that have made the lacrosse team at Virginia Military Institute, one of which is the varsity coach’s son.

Contacts: JV- Monty Hill email:  cell: 757-869-5102  & Varsity-Mark Hofmeister email:  cell: 757-876-5222