Youth Lacrosse

Jr. NLL Tournament

Dates: Friday August 23rd-Sunday August 25th

Location: Toronto Rock Athletic Center

Introducing our 2019 Jr. Swarm rosters:

PeeWee

#33 – Andrew Ashe
#5 – Conor Killoran
#13 – Darrell Schuman
#42 – Eli Brown
#46 – Curtis Ricks
#44 – Michael Read
#21 – Cole Greenfield
#11 – Lavor Booker
#32 – AJ Dillard
#24 – Tiedrell Ansley
#8 – Marcus Porter
#4 – Austin Scott
#10 – Oronhiatehka Maracle
#3 – Liam Banks Jr.
#7 – Gavin Young
#50 – Devon Satterly
#40 – Holden Satterly
#28 – Parker Maracle
#19 – Ryden Bomberry

Bantam

#77 – Clifton Tullar
#12 – Jack Cornwell
#8 – Rarihwenote Macacle
#31 – Kasey Lahache
#2 – Tehorahkwanaken Albany
#11 – Tehahente Albany
#24 – Owen Moore
#15 – Alex Martin
#48 – Austin Stephenson
#44 – Luke Waters
#9 – Jase Macauley
#13 – Connor Hulme
#36 – Langdon Eno

Midget

#74 – Chris Redding
#3 – Kyle Wheeler
#45 – Jay Williams
#19 – Nick Schaller
#2 – Eddy Ferrede
#8 – Liam Calhoun
#25 – Max Benoit
#12 – Cory Martin
#23 – Hunter Johannes
#34 – Donny Scott
#77 – Brant Satterly
#18 – Tryton Benedict
#9 – Ben Baker
#6 – Dawson Bloch
#4 – Owen Vanloon
#16 – Andyn Bero
#22 – Shane McDonough
#7 – Louis Alfred
#99 – Kyden Burns

2019 Jr. Swarm Tryouts

The last chance to Tryout for the team will be on Monday July 8th from 6-8pm at Pickneyville Park (4707 S Old Peachtree Rd, Norcross, GA 30071). This is an outdoor rink located behind the baseball field complex.

**$50 Tryout Fee — Payment must be made in cash or check on the day of the tryout.

To register, emails forms to Paige Favor.

What is the Jr. Swarm Program?

The Jr. Swarm program is intended to help grow the game of box lacrosse in Georgia. Members of the Jr. Swarm program participate in a form of box lacrosse that is played by amateurs across Canada and professionally in the NLL. Jr. Swarm players are exposed to a more traditional version of the sport that allows for more physical play while adding more padding for player safety. Jr. Swarm teams will compete in national and international box lacrosse tournaments.

Benefits of Playing on the Junior Swarm:

  • Coached by Swarm Professionals!
  • Exposure to collegiate and pro lacrosse coaches during Jr. NLL tournament
  • Player Development is our No. 1 focus
  • Box Lacrosse helps enhance your Field Game (Box players are exposed to quicker stick skills, tighter passing lanes and smaller shooting windows)
  • Opportunity to travel across the country with your teammates and family
  • Players receive (2) 2019-20 Swarm Season Tickets

Age Levels:

  • Pee Wee: 11 & 12 year olds (Born Between Jan. 1, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2008)
  • Bantam: 13 & 14 year olds (Born Between Jan. 1, 2005 – Dec. 31, 2006)
  • Midget: 15 & 16 year olds (Born Between Jan. 1, 2003 – Dec. 31, 2004)

2019 Jr. Swarm Program

Compete with Junior teams from all over North America in the Jr. NLL Tournament- August 23rd-25th in Toronto, Ontario

Cost: $1,300

Program Fee Covers:

  • 16+ Practice Hours over the Summer from Swarm Professionals
  • A custom Jr. Swarm long-sleeved jersey and short
  • Jr. Swarm Shooter Shirt
  • (2) 2019-20 Swarm Season Tickets (9 Regular Season Games, Plus Playoffs)
  • Jr. NLL Tournament (Includes additional coaching from Swarm players and coaches)
  • Exclusive opportunities during Swarm home games

(Travel Expenses are not included in the fee… Airfare, Hotel, Food, Passport Fee, Transportation, Etc.)

Parents will also be responsible for purchasing a membership for USBoxla to practice and play in the Jr. NLL Tournament.

Questions About Jr. Swarm?

2017 Junior Swarm Gallery

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Jr. Swarm Coaches

Head Coach – Drew Petkoff

  • Former defenseman with the Georgia Swarm
  • 6-year NLL pro with Georgia, New England, Buffalo and Toronto
  • Has played in two NLL Champion Cups (Toronto, 2010-11)… Won the title in 2011
  • Two-time Mann Cup Champion with the Brampton Excelsiors from 2008-09 (Canada’s indoor championship)
  • 2006 Founder’s Cup Champion with the Oakville Buzz (Jr. Lacrosse in Canada)
  • Georgia Youth and High School Field Lacrosse Coach
  • Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario

Assistant Coach – Shayne Jackson

  • Forward and assistant captain on the Georgia Swarm
  • Seven-year pro in the NLL, all with the Swarm; selected by the Swarm in the first round (No. 4 overall) in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft
  • Played in the Swarm’s first NLL Finals in team history, winning it in 2017
  • 2011 Minto Cup with the Whitby Warriors (Jr. lacrosse in Canada)
  • Named First-Team NCAA DII All-American twice at Limestone College; named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award in 2011
  • Won 2009 and 2010 NJCAA championships with Onondaga C.C.; named 2010 NJCAA Player of the Year
  • Hometown: Bowmanville, Ontario

Assistant Coach – Bryan Cole

  • Transition player on the Georgia Swarm
  • Three-year pro in the NLL, all with the Swarm; selected by the Swarm in the first round (No. 4 overall) of the 2016 NLL Entry Draft
  • Played in the Swarm’s first NLL Finals in team history, winning it in 2017
  • Member of four NCAA Final Four teams and three NCAA championship appearances in five seasons with University of Maryland
  • Played for four seasons (2011-2014) with the Burlington Chiefs (OJALL) and one (2010) with the Oakville Buzz (Jr. lacrosse clubs in Canada)
  • Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
  • Cole will not be coaching at the tournament due to his MLL schedule

Assistant Coach – Nick Sagraves

  • Swarm Equipment Manager
  • Georgia Youth & High School Field Lacrosse Coach
  • Former four-year lacrosse player at University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Additional Coaches

During the Jr. NLL Tournament, additional Swarm players and coaches who live in the Toronto area will join the team on the bench as instructors.

“If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12 play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens on a field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”

Coach Bill Tierney, 6x NCAA Champion & Denver University Coach

“When you watch Canadian kids score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, ‘Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?”

Coach Dom Starsia, 4x NCAA Champion & University of Virginia

“I knew that if I wanted to be one of the best players in the world, I would have to dedicate myself to both the indoor and the outdoor game. Playing indoor lacrosse has been a great thing for my career.”

Casey Powell, NLL/MLL All-Star

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