Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Pride Lacrosse?
Pride is a Westchester based select lacrosse club with a simple philosophy: Work Hard, Learn the techniques and skills to become a better individual & team player, and Have Fun!
Our philosophy focuses on teaching the game in a way that it is fun for the players. Training sessions are built around teaching and reinforcing fundamental skills and using small-sided drills (such as 3x) aimed at getting players lots of reps and touches, creativity is encouraged.
Players will learn individual and team concepts that can be applied to any level of lacrosse they might play, whether it be modified, junior varsity, varsity, or collegiate.
We want our athletes to enjoy themselves while they learn the game and develop life long bonds with the clubmates.
Why Pride Lacrosse?
Pride was established due to the feeling that some programs are more focused on profit and promoting their own brand names rather than developing all of their athletes the right way. This is evidenced by the fact that programs look to upgrade their rosters each year, regardless of how many years athletes have played for their team or how much money you have paid them. They are always looking to put the 10 most talented athletes on the field. And because they are For-Profit and ultra-competitive, there is nothing wrong with that philosophy, however Pride looks to provide an alternative and establish a niche market.
What is the objective of Pride Lacrosse?
The objective and goal of Pride Lacrosse is provide a high quality, competitive lacrosse experience at an affordable rate which allows the athletes to improve and have fun. We are able to provide an affordable experience because Pride is a Not-for-Profit team. All of the fees go to paying the coaches, field time, uniforms and tournaments.
For whom is the club designed for?
Currently, the Pride has boys teams for graduation years 2023 (9th grade), 2024 (8th Grade), 2025 (7th Grade) & 2026 (6th Grade), 2027 (5th Grade), 2028 (4th Grade) & Pride Cubs 2029 (3rd Grade). We are also geared toward the multi-sport athlete and understand and accommodate conflicts due to others sports programs. Since we are a new organization, we are always looking to add teams each year in order to provide all ages/grades the Pride experience, including a girls team. Please contact us below if you are interested in helping us start a particular grade/team.
What does the program consist of?
The core program consists of training and tournaments in the fall, winter (indoor), spring (limited due to town teams) and summer. Included in the annual fee are 6-7 tournaments, 25-30 training sessions, field time, professional coaching, reversible jersey, shorts, personalized shooting shirt, helmet decals. Additionally, we participate in winter indoor leagues (not included in the annual fee) at House of Sports and/or A-Game Sports.
How long do the training session and tournaments last?
The typical Pride training session lasts 1.5 hours. There may be occasions where a session will last 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the team. Tournaments usually last one or two days in a given weekend. Games are broken up into (2) 25 min running halves or (1) 40 min running time and teams play 3-4 games.
What is required to participate in the club/tryout?
Since we are a competitive club, we do require previous lacrosse experience, and also require your attendance at one or both of our tryout (Usually Mid/late July). An active U.S. lacrosse membership, all the required gear, and your love and passion for the game of the lacrosse.
Where does Pride Lacrosse practice/play?
Pride’s home facility is at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. Our lacrosse director was the previous assistant coach of the Pace University men’s lacrosse team. We also participate in several tournaments in the fall and/or Spring/summer in Long Island, New Haven CT, Westchester, and New Jersey.