We are excited to announce BLU registration for summer travel and is now open! Please navigate to ourregistration site and register as soon as possible. We have simplified our registration process this year. Here’s how the registration and team placement will work:
10u - HS will register in the same place within the registration system. Players will be placed on either elite or select teams within their division. Our goal is to build teams based on graduation year to build team chemistry and strong bonds over the years for each player is involved in our program. This is a proven strategy in all travel team sports that has been in place for decades. We strive to have an elite team and any number of select teams per graduation year, but that is totally dependent on the # of participants we have in any given year. Based on per-registration numbers and evaluation participation, these are the teams and divisions that we are forecasting for this season.
9u – comprised of 2028 and under players
10u/11u – comprised of 2026 & 2027 players
12u select – comprised of the 2nd round players based on evaluations of 2025/2026 players.
12u elite – comprised of the best 2025/2026.
14u elite – comprised of the best 2023/2024 players
14u select – comprised of the 2nd round based on evaluations of 2023/2024 players
HS Select – comprised of the 2nd round based on evaluations of 2020-2022
HS Showcase Elite – comprised of the best 2020-2022 players. Please keep in mind that our goal is to have a team for all players to play on, from elite to select, to developmental for each graduation year, but this is totally based on the number of players that join the program.
The HS Elite team will be charged slightly more, so additional costs for that team are noted on the registration page. Some players have been selected for the HS Elite team based on the first try out and will receive invitations via email invites. The remaining players will be selected based on their performance at the second tryout. Players unable to attend the first tryout will have an opportunity to be evaluated for the elite team at the second tryout.
9u registration – based on demand we will have a 9u program for players having graduation date of 2028 and later.
12u and 14u elite teams are selected by evaluations. Players selected for the elite teams based on the first evaluations should receive invitations via email in the next few days. 12u and 14u team selections and announcements will be finalized the first week of practice, May 6th.
Camp registration - for players that want to improve various aspects of their game, but are not able to participate in tournaments this year
To guarantee the best experience for our BLU program, we are in the final phase of vetting the tournaments we will attend. We will make this announcement as soon as possible. The dates of our summer tournament dates are as follows:
June 22- 23
June 27-29 - We could potentially take our elite teams to this tournament if there is enough interest.
BLU strives to fill the needs for all aspects of Lacrosse development, from high level of competition for experienced players to beginner level training for the new players. The more participants we have the more we can offer and the better our summer program will be. The sooner our registrations are in, the better we can plan. It’s imperative that players register as soon as possible to allow us to determine the number of teams travelling to tournaments, hotel bookings, staff size, and equipment needs for our summer program.
We will be holding our 2nd and final tryout on Friday April 26th at Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. This tryout is for ALL high school boys with graduation years 2020-2022. These tryouts are not only for the High School Elite Showcase travel team, but for our select travel teams as well. Please attend this session even if you are not trying out for the Elite Showcase team. This is the last tryout we will have before selecting all High School teams. Players that attended the first try out that wish to be re-evaluated are encouraged to attend the second tryout session. We need all players to complete our second tryout registration form regardless of previous registrations.
BLU - we are sending this communication in response to the questions we have received regarding our evaluations/try outs this weekend and our summer programs. We hope you find this helpful and please don't hesitate to send us additional questions if you need additional information.
1. Why is the HS evaluation so long?
Times for HS registration start at 2:30 with a hard start at 3 pm. Our plan is to end around 5 but have secured the indoor field until 6. Based on how many players there are and indoor field being smaller and we want to many sure everyone has ample time to show their skill set.
2. Why are HS tryouts being held at Blackwatch?
Because the weather has foiled all of our attempts to have our tryouts and given the tight schedules this time of year, we must have tryouts this weekend, rain or shine. Blackwatch offers us the guarantee that we will have a dry field for tryouts. IF THERE IS A RELIABLE BREAK IN THE WEATHER, we will move tryouts to Spain Park HS. We will make that announcement closer to the weekend.
3. What if we can't attend this weekends evaluations or tryouts?
There will be a Second evals/tryout opportunity for for those that are out of town or had other commitments. Date for HS will be announced and 12u/14u will be the week of May 5th.
9u and 10u will have evals once we start our program the week of may 5th. We will structure teams on registration numbers and whether the tournaments offer 7v7 or 10v10.
4. What does BLU offer for players that want to train this summer but not travel?
We will be announcing our newly formatted skills camp program soon. This year we will be doing this separate from travel team practices. Groups will be broken up by age and skill set and will have a small group training session atmosphere. We will reinforce our skills instructions with small sided games throughout the training season. BLU will also offer private lessons from it's coaching staff to players seeking more individual attention to improve specific parts of their game.
5. When will registration open?
Registration will start next week on April 15. We will close registrations based off of team sizes. Players will be invited to join either elite or select teams based on team size. The elite teams will hold 22 players and select will be 22 -25. We will have a wait list for players wishing to play but did get placed on a roster. It is imperative that players register ASAP so that we can begin to finance our fields and tournament costs.
BLU we are very sorry for the short notice, but our efforts have been hampered by weather and field availability. We will be having evaluations for its youth (12u - 14u) summer travel teams on April 13th at Briarwood Christian School. Evaluations will be done by graduation year (see schedule below). Evaluations are used to place players on elite or select teams within each age division. We will be selecting the top 15 players for the elite teams during this session. We will select the remaining 7 for the elite teams during the second evaluation which will be during the first week of practice starting on May 6th. 9u and 10u evaluations will also take place during the week of May 6th. The next 22 ranked players will be placed on the select teams for that age division. If you haven’t pre-registered for BLU(boys only -- 9u -14u), please do so by filling out our online form. Please do not fill out this form if you have done so already.
BLU we are very sorry for the short notice, but our efforts have been hampered by weather and field availability. We will be having tryouts for the HS Elite Showcase team on Sunday April 14th 2:30 - 6:00 at Blackwatch Sports Performance. If our field location changes, we will make that announcement as soon as possible. This tryout is for ALL HS students -- rising 10th through 12th graders for the 2019-2020 school year. We will be selecting the top 15 players for the HS Showcase Elite team. We will also have a HS A and B teams base off of participation and demand. We will select the remaining 7 for the elite teams during the second evaluation which will be announced at a later time. If you haven’t pre-registered for BLU (boys only), please do so by filling out our online form. Please do not fill out this form if you have done so already.
Dear BLU family, we have received quite a few questions about whether we will field elite and development teams. Our goal is to field at least one team for each graduation year. Our long term goal is for that graduation year to play together for years to come. Of course if we have enough players to field multiple teams for each age bracket, then we will gladly do it .
What does this mean for tournament teams? Some of our tournaments will have 10u, 11u, 12u,13u, 14u, etc. For these tournaments,our hope is to field at least one team for each division. We have done our very best to vet tournaments such that they will meet the needs of our club and have all the divisions we need.
Here are the projected graduation years and their tournament slotted age groups:
11u - 2026
12u - 2025
13u - 2024
14u - 2023
15u - 2022
HSb - 2022/2021/2020
HSA - 2021/2020/
Here are the age groups broken down by tournament:
Tournaments are no doubt a moving Target as clubs make changes and wreak havoc on the schedule. If this happens and one of the divisions were dropped, for example say u13, we would take our 2024 team and place them in the U14b division. We hope this clarifies our goal for our summer program and encourages you to join us for a fun filled action packed summer lacrosse season. Please stay tuned for try-out announcements as we are having to navigate a very busy time of the season to identify a time best suited for our coaches and all the players.