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City Lax Staff/Coaches Help Lead Denver Outlaws to First MLL Championship

August 24, 2014 - 6:59 PM

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In thrilling fashion the Denver Outlaws won their first MLL Championship 12-11 over the Rochester Rattlers.  The Outlaws championship breaks a nine year streak of the Outlaws going to the playoffs but never winning it all.

Denver City Lax Program Manager, Eric Law (Attack #15), and Development Volunteer/Board of Director, Dillon Roy (Defense #91), each played a critical role in helping the Outlaws secure their first Steinfeld Cup.  Dillon has collected some serious hardware this summer, after winning the FIL World Championship with Canada previously this summer.

Both Dillon and Eric are the only two Colorado natives on the Denver Outlaws roster – making the championship especially nice as the Steinfeld Cup now resides in their home town!

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This Outlaws Championship also marks a special victory for Outlaws super vets – Lee Zink and Jesse Schwartzman – who have been working hard since 2006 and 2007 respectively to win it all with the Outlaws.

City Lax has been fortunate to have a strong relationship with members of the Denver Outlaws.  In addition to Dillon and Eric, Mac Freeman (President of the Denver Outlaws) has been a long time supporter, City Lax Coach and Board of Director.  Lee Zink, Jeremy Noble, Cameron Flint, Terry Ellis, Ken Clausen, and Dylan Sheridan have also been kind enough to give their time and support.

Go Outlaws!

2014 City Lax Banquet

August 19, 2014 - 7:43 PM

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On Monday, August 18, participants, families, coaches, and friends from all City Lax teams gathered at the City Park Pavilion to celebrate the 2014 season.

The City Lax Banquet is always special because a large number of people come together to celebrate the success of all the City Lax student athletes.  The Banquet also serves as a great way to wrap up our Summer programming and kick off the Fall.

 

Home from New Hampshire

August 17, 2014 - 10:13 PM

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Nine Denver City Lax high school student athletes traveled across the country to New Hampton, New Hampshire to attend the SummerBounce lacrosse and leadership camp hosted by MetroLacrosse.

All of the kids had a great time, learned a lot, and challenged themselves mentally and physically.  This experience is a great opportunity for our high school student athletes to meet individuals from around the country and to learn key skills that will make an impact in their lives on and off the lacrosse field.

The City Lax group was chaperoned by Mike Reilly, a local Colorado lacrosse and football player, who recently graduated from Dartmouth University.

SummerBounce is hosted by MetroLacrosse, a Boston organization that brings together youth from urban lacrosse programs across the United States for a week-long overnight camp held at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire.  In addition to lacrosse, daily activities include group team building exercises, classroom enrichment sessions and outdoor challenges.  Campers stay in dorms and each day rise early and work and play late.

2014 City Lax Fall Season Schedule

August 13, 2014 - 9:39 PM

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It’s time to get back out on the lacrosse field and tune up your skills.  We’ve got an excellent lacrosse schedule mapped out for this fall.  Check out what we’ve got planned and register below.  Look forward to seeing you on the field!

 

2014 FALL SEASON CLINICS

High tempo workouts focused on stick skills, shooting, ground ball work, fitness/agility, and games!  Register now to take part in (7) fall clinics sure to make you a better player while having fun.

Dates: (7) Thursdays – 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Who: 2nd-8th grade boys and girls

Where: MLK Rec Center (38th & Oneida)

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2014 FALL BREAK CAMP

Come get excellent lacrosse instruction & make your Fall Break a productive one!  Register now to take part in two full days of lacrosse instruction.  Camp days will include lacrosse instruction, games, fitness & enrichment discussion groups.  Register now!

Dates: 10/20 and 10/21 (DPS Fall Break)

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Who: 2nd-8th grade boys and girls

Where: MLK Rec Center (38th & Oneida)

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Week Long Backpacking and Camping Trip!

August 1, 2014 - 7:29 PM

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A group of five Denver City Lax student athletes just returned from a week long backpacking and camping trip in Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming.  City Lax partnered with Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a non-profit organization who specializes in outdoor wilderness expeditions for urban youth, in order to make the trip happen.  Read up and take a look at some of the images below that captured the once in a lifetime experience.

Individuals grow the most when they are put in unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations.  Immediately the group experienced a culture shock.  We were in a new environment with no electricity, running water (bathrooms/drinking water), shelter, or phone/communication with the outside world.  Each of us also had 30-50 lbs backpacks on with all of the food, supplies, and gear we would need while in the backcountry.  The first two days were the hardest, but the group began to bond and acclimate to the surroundings.

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Every day each youth participant was assigned a new role – navigator, water master, educator, cook, sweep.  These roles, combined with the overall experience, gave each City Lax student athlete the opportunity to hone their leadership, communication, decision making and responsibility skills.

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The beautiful setting made it easy to appreciate where we were.  Over the course of the week, we saw few people as we hiked roughly five miles a day through forest and around the base of massive mountain peaks.  Each night we set up camp at one of the many beautiful lakes created by the melting snow from the mountains above.

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There were many challenges that the group of City Lax participants, and adults, overcame throughout the week.  Some were physical, but many were mental.  Being away from family and the amenities of home were difficult, but the group pushed through the challenges and showed a great deal of perseverance.

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We’d like to give a special thank you to Big City Mountaineers, and the three adults who led our week long adventure – Andrew, Chris and Carl!

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