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Athena Travel Teams

Athena Lacrosse believes that you and your daughter should have the summer to travel, compete and have fun. As a result, we limit the travel team time constraints and requirements on your daughter and your family.

We have high school, middle school and youth travel teams (grad classes 2020 - 2027). See below for more information!

Please visit our Tryout Information section for information on tryouts.

To try out, please fill out the registration form and pay the tryout fee in our store.

2020 Summer Travel Team Tryouts have already taken place.

Please contact us to see if roster spots are available if you are still interested to join our teams.

Recruiting Info for Parents and Players

Below is information regarding college recruiting:

Recruiting Info Straight from the Experts

Eligibility Brochure

LaxPower Recruiting Guide

NAIA Information

NCAA Recruiting

NCAA Student-Athlete Resources

NCAA DIII Information

NJCAA Information

US Lacrosse College Recruiting Information

High School Travel Teams

Summer 2020 High School Team
Classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023
Where possible, we will select our travel teams based on graduation year.  If an appropriate number of players are not available for each graduating year, we will have an "open" team of mixed graduation years.

Teams will be finalized after invitations to join have been accepted/declined after tryouts.

Please note: rising freshman (class of 2024) are not permitted to play at IWLCA tournaments.

High School Schedules and Tournaments

Practice Schedule
Our high school team will practice 1-2 times per month in the fall and winter to begin to get to know the team and keep a stick in their hands. Practices will be indoors, dates/location TBD (likely Tallmadge Rec Center but still need to confirm availability).

We will break for the holidays and for the regular spring lacrosse season. Summer practices will begin again in June 2020 and will be 2-3 times per week in the evenings.

 

Tentative Fall/Winter Practice Schedule

   Sunday, October 6 at Bath Hill Park 1-3pm

   Sunday, October 27 at Bath Hill Park 1-3pm

Indoor practices - time/location TBA (tentatively at Tallmadge Recreation Center)

   Sunday, November 3

   Sunday, November 10

   Sunday, December 1

   Sunday, December 8

   one Sunday in January and February

SUMMER 2020 TOURNAMENTS (subject to change)

Ohio Lax Fest - June 6-7 in New Albany, OH (near Columbus)

MidAmerica Invitational - June 27-28 in Westfield, IN (near Indianapolis)

Pipe City - July 11-12 in Vernon Hills, IL (near Chicacgo)

     

Summer 2020 practice schedule TBA. This past summer, we had practices 4:30-6:30pm at Bath Hill Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June and July.

    

   **Fall 2019 Tournaments ("a la carte" tournament - not included in 2020 summer fees)

   IWLCA Presidents Cup - November 22-24, West Palm Beach, FL

       -This is the largest recruiting tournament, worthwhile to go if you can!

       -We will be taking a team to FL to compete in the Open division

       -Hotels must be booked through our tourney link (TBA) - be sure to list Athena Lacrosse as your team

   IWLCA Debut (2023 players only) - November 23-24, Wellington, FL

     -Please contact us if you are interested to play in this tournament.

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Middle School / Youth Travel Teams

Summer 2020 Middle School Team(s)
Classes of 2024 – 2025 (Middle School) and classes of 2026-2027 (Youth)
We will have multiple teams by graduating class depending on how many girls tryout/qualify for teams.  We may combine 2-3 graduation years if not enough girls qualify from the same graduating class.
There can be no more than six players from one OHSAA-sponsored school team on each travel team for our fall/winter practices.

Middle School / Youth Schedules and Tournaments

Practice Schedule
We will practice 1-2 times per month in the fall and winter so the girls can start to get to know each other and to keep a stick in their hands. We will break for the spring season and begin practices again in June. In the summer we practice twice a week and travel to tournaments on the weekends.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL Tentative Fall/Winter Practice Schedule

*TENTATIVE, subject to change

   Sunday, October 13 at Bath Hill Park 1-3pm

   Sunday, October 20 at Bath Hill Park 1-3pm

Indoor practices - time/location TBA

   Sunday, November 3

   Sunday, November 10

   Sunday, December 1

   Sunday, December 8

   one Sunday in January and February

SUMMER 2020 TOURNAMENTS (subject to change)

Ohio Lax Fest - June 6-7 in New Albany, OH (near Columbus)

The Grail - June 27-28 in Westfield, IN (near Indianapolis)

Pipe City - July 11-12 in Vernon Hills, IL (near Chicacgo)

     

Summer 2020 practice schedule TBA. This past summer, we had practices 6-8pm at Bath Hill Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June and July.

YOUTH (2025-2026) Tentative Fall/Winter Practice Schedule

*TENTATIVE, subject to change

   Sunday, October 13 at Bath Hill Park 1-3pm

   Sunday, October 20 at Bath Hill Park 1-3pm

   November - February: Sunday evenings 1-2x per month, exact dates/times/location TBA (Akron area)

   

Youth Tournaments

Ohio Lax Fest - June 6-7 in New Albany, OH (near Columbus)

Pipe City - July 11-12 in Vernon Hills, IL (near Chicacgo)

Summer 2020 practice schedule TBA. This past summer, we had practices 6-8pm at Bath Hill Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June and July.

Athena Referral Program

Know someone looking for their summer lacrosse family? Our referral program helps current players pay for their summer season while also giving a discount to new players they refer!

Athena Lacrosse’s Commitment to You

Unlike programs that
1.) make unrealistic promises (“all of our players get into Division 1 programs”),
2.) just look to churn and burn players (“we take anyone as long as they can pay”) or
3.) don’t care if they help your daughter by putting her in the best position to excel (e.g. take teams to tournaments they go 0-5 at), Athena Lacrosse’s staff strives to do everything possible to improve your daughter’s fundamental skills (stick skills and lax IQ) and help her achieve her future goals, whether it is to play in college or to be the best high school player she can be. To that end, our staff does the following:

Give you an honest evaluation of your daughter’s ability

Our staff has over 40 years of combined experience coaching, playing lacrosse and helping players. We use that knowledge and experience to help guide your daughter through the college recruiting process so that she finds a school at which she can succeed both academically and athletically. For example, if your daughter is 5’1″, runs a 5.8 40-yard dash and carries a 2.6 GPA, we will not set her and you up for failure by making unrealistic promises that we can get her into The University of Maryland (national D1 champs). Instead, we will work to get her into a D3 school where she can handle the academics and compete athletically.

Use our network of college coaches to find a place for your daughter to play in college

Unlike some of the other programs out there who know only a few college coaches and are only willing to email them, our coaching staff will utilize an extensive list of college coaches that we will actually call on your daughter’s behalf.

Make calls on your daughter’s behalf to the college programs of her choice

We want to stress what was stated above. In an effort to help your daughter get recruited by the schools she has a strong interest in attending, our staff calls the coaches at those schools to impress upon them your daughter’s qualifications and desire to play for them. College coaches have repeatedly told club coaches, parents, and prospective players that this is the number one thing that programs, players and parents can do for their recruitment.

Work to improve your daughter’s lacrosse ability so that she can succeed at the next level

Our coaches will work diligently with your daughter to develop and implement solid fundamental skills and lax IQ through our practices, clinics and camps. These give our players the opportunity to improve their skills and lax IQ while receiving the detailed small group instruction that will allow her to be best prepared to showcase her talent in front of college coaches.

Attend tournaments that allow your daughter to showcase her talent in front of college coaches

Our coaches work with the college coaches and tournament directors to ensure that we are attending the top tournaments and competing against the correct level of teams so that our players will get recruited. It does your daughter no good, and actually harms her chances, to attend a tournament and play against teams with much higher or lower skill levels. We will find the right fit for our players at every tournament we attend.

Focus exclusively on your daughter

We will make sure to effectively communicate with both players and parents to ensure we are all following the same path. On the field, our coaches will help develop the skills your daughter needs the most focus on to help her achieve her lacrosse goals.

Off the field, we will be asking each student athlete to do her part by being a person of the highest character on and off the field, and achieving the highest level of academic grades she can provide for herself. Nothing will be more beneficial to any student athlete than her grades; grades give you the best opportunity to be recruited!

Please understand we do none of the above for those not fully committed to our travel teams.