As a program founded by coaches, our focus is quality instruction above all else. Our success in tournament play and in helping players get recruited by college coaches is a result of our ability to train lacrosse athletes unlike any other program in the Southeast. With over 150 men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches in our organization, we are able to provide the appropriate instruction for your son or daughter wherever they are in their progression and allow them the opportunity to achieve their personal goals within the program.
Elite Lacrosse is for boys and girls players who are looking to compete against the top lacrosse teams in North America. Our high school Elite teams travel to prestigious recruiting tournaments while our middle school Elite teams attend highly selective tournaments that help prepare them for the recruiting events in their future. Our boys’ select teams are located throughout Atlanta and are intended to provide emerging players the opportunity to improve under the instruction of experienced coaches who follow the same curriculum used by our Elite teams.
The Warehouse is our 7500 square foot indoor facility where our talented group of instructors provides individual and small group training for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.
Absolutely. Almost all of our instructional offerings are open to players both in and out of our team programs. Our mission is to help create better lacrosse players without any bias toward where they choose to play travel, high school, feeder or rec lacrosse.
We select our Thunder and Atlanta Storm Elite teams in August of each year. Our Select teams are chosen later in the summer. The Thunder National tryouts are held in January. Check the tryouts page periodically for updates.
All of these questions are addressed within the Thunder pages of the website. Please refer to the appropriate program page for more information.
Many of our skill development clinics and warehouse training sessions are scheduled during the weekend and may fit into your vacation or travel schedule. Additionally, our National Teams’ rosters include players from across the country. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll contact you with information on how to be considered for admission to the program.
Respect the game, play fairly and follow its rules and regulations and show respect for authority.
Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during and after all games, practices or related activities.
Be courteous and respectful to opposing teams, players, coaches and the officials.
Be on your best behavior at team hotels and restaurants while traveling.
Refrain from the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language.
Abstain from using social media that in any way that may reflect negatively on the program, including making degrading comments about teammates, coaches, opponents, officials or other lacrosse programs. In addition to our club monitoring social media, college coaches are potentially watching so players should act accordingly.
Attend all practices not conflicted by a prior commitment and all tournaments/games you committed to upon registration.
Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, fans and officials at games and practices.
Encourage my child to play by the rules and respect the rights of players, coaches, fans and officials.
Agree to allow the coaches to instruct my child during game and practice situations and not interfere by offering additional instruction from the sidelines or give my child instructions counter to those of the coach. Unless asked for their assistance, parents are to stand on the opposite sideline during games and outside of the field space during practice.
Recognize that coaches are willing to discuss only my child or the coaching philosophies, but agree that discussions will take place at the appropriate time and place and never during or directly after a game or practice or in the presence of any players.
Ensure my child attends all practices not conflicted by a prior commitment and all tournaments/games they committed to upon registration.
Visit our warehouse section on the website and follow directions from there.
No, All sessions are small group lessons. Offensive and Defensive lessons are maxed at 6 players, Midfielders at 8 players and Goalies at 4 players.
When a time disappears, this means the lesson is Full.
Go into the Upper Hand App and cancel your lesson. This must be done 12 hours before your lesson.
Full gear bag, lacrosse stick, and athletic shoes (no cleats). Most lessons will be helmet and gloves only.
Yes 1 lesson for $75, 5 lessons for $275, 10 lessons for $500 and 20 lessons for $900. Unused lessons will not expire.
Yes, there will be a National Team. Anyone from the Elite and Select teams can tryout for the National Team. The high school teams will attend the Naptown Challenge in Annapolis, MD in July.
Yes, we will have youth national teams that will be selected and play in one event in July consisting of the best players from all the regional teams. That event is TBD.
Please register for the Elite tryout and email Rick Lewis at email@example.com to explain that your son will miss the tryouts. Once cleared by the doctor, we will set up an individual tryout for placement. We will have a spot for him on an Elite or Select team.
Please register for the Elite tryout and email Rick Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your son’s name, graduation year, and the date(s) he will miss. We will make every opportunity to provide a thorough and fair evaluation on the date(s) he can attend.
We will use evaluation notes from the first set of tryouts for placement.
Players will be notified if they are invited to the callback. A call back invitation does not guarantee placement on the blue or orange teams.
Those cut from the Elite program will be provided instructions to register for the Select tryout. Some players will receive a link to register for Select based on their performance at the Elite tryout.
Tryouts are held in early August and invitations will go out soon thereafter.
The Blue team is the top team, however both Elite teams will be very competitive and represent the best players in each class.
Yes. We will use the fall as an evaluation period for our summer teams. After the fall season our staff will evaluate each player based on level of commitment and performance on field. We reserve the right to move players between teams after the fall season.
Yes. We will use the fall as an evaluation period for our summer teams. After the fall season our staff will evaluate each player to assess level of commitment and performance on the field. If a player is not meeting expectations, we reserve the right to move a player down to the Orange team.
Thunder Select is a select level local travel club team. Tryouts are held for all teams and cuts are made for these teams.
The Select program is set up with a 6-week program in the fall and summer allows for players to choose to play in the fall season, summer season or in our yearly program.
Our Thunder Select teams will have 22 players per roster.
Elite tryouts don't guarantee a Select roster spot. All players need to tryout for all teams. You will not be charged extra tryout fee if you tried out for the Elite program.
Our club looks to promote players from within the program, if spots open up within the Elite program a tryout will be held to fill that roster spot.
The yearly cost ranges based on graduation year. We offer yearly pricing with payment plans as well as seasonal pricing.
We will play 2 fall local tournaments, and 3 summer tournaments 2 local and 1 regional (out of state).
Selections for the All-Star teams will be based on performances in both the select and elite teams. Coaches will evaluate players during the fall and summer.
The All-Star teams are made up of Atlanta only players, our National teams are made of up players from around the country.
The All-Star Teams will play in the Apex Invitational Recruiting Event in early July in New Jersey.
We will have 2020/21 and 2022 Teams offered for Thunder All-Stars.
Yes, Thunder All-Stars will have 5/6 practices before heading up to the event.
The cost of the All-Star team is $625.00