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We are excited to announce that Sullivan Lacrosse is partnering with Southlake Girls Varsity Head Coach and Program Director Heather Jack to bring Dragon Select to 5th through 8th grade SCLA girls lacrosse players!
Sullivan Lacrosse, who strives to provide the highest quality training and select team (Select Dragons) experiences to lacrosse players in Southlake, Texas and the surrounding North Dallas/Fort Worth community, is the latest organization to join the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA).
The program was founded by Bart Sullivan, currently the Head Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Program Director for Southlake Carroll High School and former Bellarmine University Head Coach (2010-2011). Sullivan was also a standout defender at the University of Denver and a big proponent of incorporating box lacrosse at the grass roots level in the US.
“I am extremely excited to bring USBOXLA to Southlake, Texas,” said Sullivan. “Once our kids and parents see what real box lacrosse is like, I am confident they are going to fall in love with the game just like they have field lacrosse”... Click here to read the full article
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I believe what makes lacrosse so great is the unique combination of beauty and violence that is inherent in our sport. Lacrosse requires a skill set similar to soccer and basketball as well as the combative mentality of football and wrestling. This is a huge reason why we see the sport growing at such a rapid rate – it attracts the skillful kids as well as the physical kids. My experience shows that most boys begin playing lacrosse because they are naturally more drawn to one of these aspects of lacrosse rather than both; they either want to master the stick skills or they want to hit someone! Therefore, the process of developing all kids into good all-around players takes time, patience, and understanding from the kids, parents, and coaches.t
Speedball Lacrosse is a fast paced 4v4 lacrosse game where each player must compete on both offense and defense. It is played on a small field using small goals and no goalies. All players will use short-sticks and will be outfitted in standard lacrosse protective equipment.
Teams are made up of 6-8 players and can choose to have an actual coach or just a parent chaperone.
Less Players + Smaller Fields = More Action and More Fun per Player!
Fast paced play allows each kid to experience both offense and defense!
We will crown Speedball Lacrosse Champions at each age group!
The 4v4 format makes it easy to grab a few friends and form your own team!
Do you have what it takes to become a Speedball Lacrosse Champion?
The first Speedball tournament will take place on MEMORIAL DAY MAY 27th, 2013 at North Park in Southlake!
All Dragon Select players recieve free entry into the tournament, you just need to form your own teams and REGISTER HERE!
I believe that it is crazy for our youth lacrosse players to play on the same size fields, with the same number of players, with the same general rules, and same general strategies as high school and college players. My proposal is that we need to make three Modifications to the way youth lacrosse is played and make the game more geared toward skill and athleticism and less toward rules and strategies for the younger age groups.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Kristyn Rochester to our Dragon Select staff to help with organizational and administrative duties. Kristyn brings a wealth of knowledge to our program with 20+ years as a competitive gymnastics coach and as a parent of lacrosse players in the Southlake community. Her ability to help our organization from the “Parents Perspective” will play a huge role in making Dragon Select the best experience possible for our clients. She will get to work immediately in helping plan out our summer travel tournaments. Kristyn can be reached at:
Dragon Select General Manager
This is a fascinating video about the scientific research done in the field of human motivation. It is extremely relevant to lacrosse coaching and the way that we motivate our players and fellow coaches. Do you want to create robotic players and coaches or do you want to create innovators and problem solvers?
Check out this presentation by the USYSA about the benefits of small-sided games as well as the danger in full-field games for youth players. The evidence is all backed up by scientific research. The idea of small-sided games for youth kids is no longer a revoluntionary opinion, it is ABSOLUTE FACT! It is time we move toward the same model for youth lacrosse!
3 Dragon Select Teams competed in the 2012 Longhorn Shootout this past weekend. Each team played great and represented our core values in every game. Our 7/8 A Team (comprised mostly of 8th graders) took home 2nd place. Our 7/8 B Team (comprised of all 7th and 6th graders) competed up in the 7/8 Division and finished 2-2 on the weekend with some very impressive play against older and more phyisically mature competition. Our 5/6 Team came one goal shy of making the semi-finals and also displayed a great level of skill, confidence, and maturity.
Thank you to our players, parents, and coaching staff for personifying the core values of Sullivan Lacrosse over the weekend!
The future is very bright for Dragon Lacrosse!
7/8 Dragon Select A Team; 2012 Longhorn Shootout Runner-Up
Check out this video of our High School Dragons working on defending the wing dodge. We call this drill "1v1 Wing Dodge - D no sticks"
Sullivan Lacrosse, LLC is a lacrosse training company founded by Southlake Carroll head coach Bart Sullivan. The purpose of this company is to provide the highest quality training and select team experiences to lacrosse players in Southlake, Texas and the surrounding North Dallas/Fort Worth community. In addition, sullivanlacrosse.com will constantly be updated with various resources for coaches, players, and parents on subjects such as coaching strategies and recruiting materials.
Character – use lacrosse as a means to develop courage, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, competitive spirit, and life-long friendships
Coaching – provide the highest quality off-season training that will allow kids to maximize their gains while continuing to cultivate a love for lacrosse
Commitment – use my personal knowledge, contacts, and resources to help kids develop a plan to reach their individual lacrosse goals
Culture – encourage kids to remain focused on their “in-season” youth or high school team rather than make my “select” team the center of attention
Community – become an integral and responsible member of the North Dallas/Fort Worth lacrosse community
Sullivan while coaching at Bellarmine University
Bart Sullivan is currently the Head Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Program Director for Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, TX.
He comes to Southlake after spending 2011 and 2012 as the Director of Training for 3d Lacrosse. During his time at 3d Lacrosse, he oversaw all aspects of instruction including creating practice plans, educating coaches, and developing cutting edge training systems that could be implemented at all levels. While working for 3d, Bart also served as Assistant Coach at Arapahoe High School in Denver, CO. In 2012, he helped lead Arapahoe to a 19-0 record and their second ever Colorado State Championship while at the same time earning Colorado Assistant Lacrosse Coach of the Year honors.
From 2010 – 2011 Bart Sullivan was the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky where he also served as an assistant coach for two seasons. Under Sullivan’s leadership, the Knights posted the best record in program history since moving to a full D-I schedule in 2010.
Prior to Bellarmine, Sullivan had coaching stops at Denison University in 2007 and at his alma mater, the University of Denver, in 2008. As an assistant at Denison, he helped the Big Red to an 11-4 record and an appearance in the Division III NCAA tournament, the 15th appearance in the program’s history. After just one season at Denison, Sullivan went back to Denver to help coach the Pioneers to a 10-7 record and a birth into the NCAA tournament for the second time in the school’s history. At Denver, Sullivan coached face-offs and a defense that held opponents to just 9.9 goals per game.
Sullivan was a standout member of the men’s lacrosse team at the University of Denver from 2003-2006. Playing in 59 games and starting the final 31 games of his career on defense while helping the Pioneers to three Great Western Lacrosse League Championships including the school’s first outright title in 2006. In his senior season, Sullivan was named team captain and went on to help Denver earn their first ever NCAA tournament bid. As a junior he was named the team’s Defensive MVP and was a member of 2005 Face-Off Classic All-Tournament team. Recently he has been named to the University of Denver Lacrosse All-Decade Team.
Sullivan graduated from the University of Denver in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts of in mathematics. Bart, his wife, and their son now reside in Keller, Texas.