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SUMMER TRAINING & TOURNAMENT PROGRAM
Great Lakes Lacrosse Invitational (Lansing)
We are planning to host a total of ten 1.5-hour trainings including as many scrimmage nights as we can schedule with regional teams. Evening play will be held at Macomb Corners Park (25 Mile east of Luchtman Road) in the NE corner of the park behind the baseball diamonds and the maintenance barn. If we schedule away scrimmages with other teams, we will announce the venue for those games.
TRAINING & SCRIMMAGE dates are as follows and players are required to contact our coaches if they cannot attend a given date:
All Practices are 7:00-8:30 PM
Wed/Thurs. June 15-16 All Players
Wed/Thurs. June 22-23 All Players
Wed/Thurs. June 29-30 All Players
*NO PLAY JULY 4 WEEK*
Wed/Thurs. July 13-14 All Players
Wed/Thurs July 20-21 All Players
Coach Kayla began her lacrosse career at Regina High School and was recruited to play at the collegiate level for Siena Heights University. She played as a midfielder for the Saints and was also part of their first team to qualify for the national tournament in 2018. Coach Parks currently holds multiple records at SHU including most draw controls in a game and season and most ground balls in a game and season. Parks was also 2nd team all WHAC in 2017 and 2018 as well as Academic All WHAC in 2017 and 2018. Coach Parks has coached previously at Homestead Lacrosse Club in Fort Wayne, IN and locally at Chippewa Valley High School. She is currently the head coach at Rochester University.
Coach Carlee is the Head Coach of Henry Ford II’s varsity girls team and played attack for Lawrence Tech University where she was a scholarship player and WHAC champion in her junior year. Carlee played high school lacrosse at HF2 and enjoys giving back to her alma mater where she worked as an assistant before taking over as head coach. Carlee played travel lacrosse in high school to help prepare for her spring season and looks forward to helping lead our girls in their summer tournament season.
Coach John founded the Motor City Machine Lacrosse Club in 2018 after starting East Side Lacrosse in 2006. John is a US Lacrosse Certified Coach for Women’s Lacrosse and coached the first girls youth and high school teams at Motor City. He currently leads our intro to lacrosse and off-season advanced player training. Coach John played lacrosse for DeLaSalle and club lacrosse for MSU before coaching youth lacrosse in 2006. Coach earned multiple championships in the U13 through U17 divisions in 2009-2011, 2014 and 2015. Coach John is proud of his youth and high school alumni who have gone on to win high school State and CHSL championships and play for D1, D2, NAIA college and professional box lacrosse teams.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What experience does my player need to play summer tournament lacrosse?
The requirements vary by age group with less experience being required at the youth levels vs. high school. That said, one of our program goals is to lift up the level of high school play in our area. As a result, we only require one year of experience in order to play and teams will be rostered and placed in tournaments according to team strength where tournament hosts permit.
- When is the registration period?
Summer registration is open between mid-April and the first week of June however teams may be filled before registration officially closes. Partial season options are available to avoid summer vacations.
- What is included in the registration fee?
Player registration fees are intended to cover uniform costs, practice and training time charges, field usage fees, ref and tournament fees, equipment and coaching costs.
Travel costs including room and board (where applicable) are not included and must be accounted for by each player’s family. We will not be providing a team bus or chaperoned travel for our tournament events.
- How can I register my child?
Online registration can be completed via the registration link on this page.
- How much are the registration fees?
Registration fees will vary for each team dependent upon the number of practices, games, tournaments, coaches and uniform costs and will be reported on this page.
- Will the team be staying in the same hotel at distant venues?
We will notify everyone of individual tournament requirements for hotel reservations as some require we use certain properties. If not, we will establish a hotel property that will serve as our home base for the weekend but your stay there will not be mandatory. Please note that we believe camaraderie away from the field is important however our coaching staff will not be responsible for watching your player away from the field. Please plan to have an adult parent or guardian with your child during the tournament weekends.