The WarPigs boys tournament team with WMLAX, started just a couple years ago with 2 teams, and now has expanded to 5 summer teams, and a few winter teams. Coaches emphasis is on team play. We do not have try outs, and we do not cut players. This is a first come first serve basis team. We limit the teams to no more than 25 team players. Coaches will teach heavy stick skills, teamlacrosse play, and positioning skills. Players are expected to come in with good conditioning and be ready to start. Although we expect players to come in ready to play, we are here to work with players individually and with the team to expand their skills and experience. This team is not built to dominate tournaments, but to help players build skills, and to be leaders and contributing team players. We win as a team, and lose as a team, that is first and foremost. Teams are also expected to interact up and down the age levels. We expect our older players to set good examples, interact, and give positive feeback to the younger plays. Although making practices and tournaments and playing on a regular basis helps quite a bit for the teams, practice and touraments can be missed without penalty of playing, if coaches are given enough notice. We understand that its summer. Families and players have summer plans and we encourage that. At tournaments we establish a large area where our teams can all hang out, as well as parents, to encourage cross age group, and cross school system interactions. We are a lacrosse family and with that comes the large group interactions on tournament weekends. WMLAX supplies most everything that is needed for tournaments. Tents, Tables, water, gatorades, etc. We do however encourage families to bring sharable items. The more the merrier, and the more fun it can make it for both parents and players. If you have questions please talk to one of our coaches. Fun, exciting, and welcoming game play is our goal. Thanks for being a part of the WMLAX team.
Tournaments for Summer 2022:
Bardown – 10u,12u,14u,16u,18u – 6/18-6/19 – Kalamzoo MI
Summer Showdown – 10u,12u,14u,16u,18u – 7/16-7/17 – St Joeseph MI
Round Robin tournament team play hosted by WMLAX – Northview HS – (6/25-26, or 7/9-10, or 7/30-31)
Teams invited to round robin West Side, Bandits, and M3Elite. WMLAX teams will be decided based on teams participating
Costs will be $400 for the summer.
This includes a take home Warpigs uniform, all the practices, entry into the events, and access to additional summer program practices.
West Michigan Lacrosse is a non-profit organization expanding the sport of lacrosse for all individuals. West Michigan Lacrosse is dedicated to teaching the sport of lacrosse and the skills needed to be successful in both lacrosse and in society. A multi-faceted coaching approach provides an inviting and fun atmosphere from our clinics, summer sessions, and our tournaments. Kids of all ages, skill levels and kids from all areas across West Michigan are welcome. Our coaching philosophy is heavy on skills & drills, with some game play thrown in. We want everyone to play, and have opportunities for new players to blossom while learning the game. Our advanced players fine tune their play with focused skills work, so they are ready to take the next level. Our job is to make the game fun and exciting, while teaching the skills for lacrosse, and teaching your kids how to be good leaders on the field and in the community.