Boston Kings

ABOUT THE BOSTON KINGS

The Boston Kings offer year-round Elite Travel Teams in grades 3rd through 12th, Cross-Field Development Juniors Program for K-2nd grade, College Recruiting Prospect Days, Camps, Clinics, Positional Skills training, goalie training, face-off training and Tournaments.

The Boston Kings Elite Travel Teams are some of the strongest teams in New England and compete at the highest level tournaments in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region. Elite Lacrosse in a Team Environment is core to the Boston Kings philosophy.

Tryouts for the Boston Kings 2017/2018 Season will take place in July 2017. Subscribe to our list to be the first to know when tryouts are announced.

As a part of the annual program, each Boston Kings player, under the guidance of our elite coaching staff, will participate in:

  • Fall Tournaments, plus the Boston Kings Columbus Day Clash.
  • Fall practices & skills sessions
  • Numerous Winter Training Sessions in Hanover, Cohasset, Plymouth & in the different Kings Regions, with discounted rates on all Kings Lacrosse Programs
  • Summer Tournaments
  • Summer Mini-Camp
  • Summer Practices & skills
Kings Coach, John Todd, is winningest varsity lacrosse coach in Massachusetts history.  To learn more about our coaches, click link below.

Our Coaches

We pride our program in having the highest quality coaches that are the top teachers of the game in the area.  In all of our regions, our coaching staff represents the top coaches in the area, all with tremendous experience on the field both as players and coaches. 

Our Staff

2018-19 PROGRAM OFFERING

Player development is the goal, but not every club approaches it, or prioritizes it, in the same way. The Boston Kings have been a development first organization since our inception more than 10 years ago, and our focus has always been on the “distance traveled” by a player throughout a season, a year, and his entire youth lacrosse experience.

The arc is not the same for every player, but one thing we have come to understand is there are certainly different phases of development. With this in mind, The Boston Kings have modeled their program to reflect the priorities of each phase and maximize the development impact and overall enjoyment for each and every Boston Kings Player.

 

ABOUT SCOOPS LACROSSE

PreK-2nd Grade *

Early Introduction: OPEN TO ALL

Focus is to familiarize players with the sport, teach foundational skills, build confidence, and above all else have a blast.

*Multiple sessions and locations*

*Advanced 2nd graders welcome to move up to Kings Academy*

Boston Kings have partnered with Scoops Lacrosse to provide our Kings players and families with the best junior program out there!  

Working with youngest laxers is the focus of Matt Belson and his Scoops program, and nobody does it better!  So, The Boston Kings have entrusted our junior program to them!

Scoops offers a multitude of sessions around the south shore, so it will be easy to find one that is convenient to you.

CLICK HERE to go to Scoops site – And, we will see you when you graduate to our Boston Kings Academy!

ABOUT THE BOSTON KINGS ACADEMY PROGRAM AND ACADEMY TEAMS

The Boston Kings Academy is a OPEN development program that incorporates skills, small ball, and jamborees for all; while also allowing top players to advance to our Academy Tournament Teams.

Focus is to dive head first into individual skill development, while adding in small ball and situational play.

Program is offered seasonally, but savings for those that register for year.

  • FALL: $195
    • 6 Monday Evening Skills Sessions: 4 outdoor in Oct/Nov. 2 Indoor in Dec
      • 4 outdoor at Norwell High School turf:
        • Monday, Sept 24th: 6-7:00 PM
        • Monday, Oct 1st: 6-7:00 PM
        • Monday Oct 15: 6-7:00 PM
        • Monday, Oct 22: 6-7:00 PM
      • 2 indoor sessions at Cohasset Sports Complex
        • Wednesday, Nov 7th 5-6:00 PM
        • Wednesday, Nov 14th: 5-6:00 PM

      Columbus Day Clash Jamboree, Oct 8th @ UMASS Dartmouth – Cross Field Game Play

    • Top players will be invited to fall tournament team:
      • 1 additional team practice and 1 “real” tournament on Nov 4th – $150
  • WINTER: $375
    • 18 Skills – Same field as our 4th grade team skills (Wednesday’s at Cohasset and/or Monday’s @ The U)
    • 8 Throwback Thursday’s – Trashcan 3v3
  • SPRING: $195
    • Spring Academy league!
      • Five 90-minute spring sessions.  45 minutes of skills, 45 minutes of small ball.
    • Top players invited to PLL Spring League (additional cost – $195)
  • SUMMER: $595
    • Invite only tournament team(s)
      • Teamcamp, 4 practices, 2 tournaments
  • KIT: $150 All first-time Academy program players must purchase the KIT
    • Uniform: Pinnie, shooter, shorts, and helmet stickers
    • Kings Bag
    • Kings folder that consists of calendar, drills, different educational / positive message components that makes the kids and parents feel like they are in a real academy.
  • SEASONALLY = $795 Total

Program Open To Advanced 2nd Graders; all 3rd Graders; and 4th graders not interested (or able to) play with Boston Kings club teams.

**Advanced academy players can be invited to our fall and summer tournament teams.

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Under the direction of Chris McGuirk (Boston Kings) and Matt Belson (Scoops), our Academy is the perfect transition from juniors to our Elite Youth Club Teams.

This is an open program heavy on skills and small ball.  The kids get great coaching and high reps in an environment that stresses equal measures of intensity and fun.

ABOUT THE BOSTON KINGS ELITE TRAVEL TEAMS

Full year, all-inclusive individual skills, team training, and tournament team program.  Focus is building complete lacrosse players and teammates.  

FALL BALL:

  • Fall ball practices(4 Sunday or Monday Evenings) and 2 tournaments (Pick from: Oct 8th, Oct 28, and Nov 4th)*

WINTER SKILLS:

  • Robust winter weeknight skills and small ball (40+ locally):  You pick what you can make!
  • Mondays at The U in Hanover, Tuesday’s in Plymouth, Wednesday at Cohasset Indoor, Thursday’s at The U, and Sunday mornings in Plymouth

SPRING:

  • Claddagh Games Indoor Small Ball Jamboree (Mid March)
  • Elite Spring League (PLL)* (invite only)- Top League in New England! – No conflict with town lacrosse
    • For the Spring PLL league, we will field a max of 2 teams/grade (AA and A), and those teams will be filled by invite. The PLL is now the premiere spring league in New England, and we need to ensure that our Kings players who participate are our top players in terms of ability and (maybe more importantly) commitment.

SUMMER:

  • Full summer Tournament Season:
    • Teamcamp (Mid June), Practices, and 3 tournaments.

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Hustle, Effort, Energy, Teamwork, Respect, Discipline

These are core values at Kings Lacrosse. Kings Lacrosse ranks as one of the premier lacrosse clubs and training/instructional programs in the country.

Our Kings players participate in Fall Skills, Fall Tournaments, as well as the Fall Kings Clash. Kings Lacrosse allows our players to participate in over 50+ skills sessions during the winter season, including position specific training for Goalies and Face-offs. Winter Skills are offered at multiple locations including: Cohasset, Hanover, Wilbraham, Plymouth, Taunton and Franklin. During the spring season, our Club Teams play in the exclusive Premier Lacrosse League, the Top Spring League in New England. The Spring & Summer season for our Kings players offers team camp, multiple practices as well as 3 or 4 tournaments.

Our Kings Coaches are passionate teachers of the game. Our coaching staff includes College All-Americans, Team USA Members, Professional Indoor and Outdoor Players, Hall-of-Fame Members, as well as the winningest Coach in Massachusetts History.

TRYOUT INFORMATION

LOCATION: Norwell Clipper Community Complex

  • Thursday Night, July 19 
    • 6:30-7:30: 2027 & 2026 & 2024
    • 7:30-8:30: 2025
    • 8:30-9:30: 2023
  • Sunday Morning, July 22               
    • 9-10:00 : 2027 & 2026    
    • 10:00-11:00: 2025           
    • 11:00-12:00: 2024           
    • 12-1:00: 2023

ABOUT THE BOSTON KINGS VARSITY PREP

Focus is to transition players from a youth development focus, to a high school preparation focus.

More Skills and Intensity

  • 4 Fall Boston Kings Practices (Sundays)
  • 4 Fall Combines at Lincoln Sudbury with Foundations, and New Hampshire Tomahawks
  • 2 Fall Tournaments
  • Over 50 local winter skills
  • Spring PLL League (for 8th grade only)
  • Claddagh Games Joint Smallball Jamboree in Plymouth in March
  • Full summer tournament schedule (team camp, practices, 3 tournaments)

Showcase Events and Recruiting Support

  • Columbus Day Clash, Oct 8th – Included in tuition!
    • 8th grade games only – 9th grade recruiting showcase (30+ New England Colleges represented)
  • Exclusive invite to New England Lacrosse Showcase camp (Lincoln Sudbury, Mid-June)
    • 8th and 9th grade – Invite only – 75+ college coaches in attendance

Boost Lacrosse Fitness Partnership

  • Boost Lacrosse is the premier lacrosse fitness training outfit on the south shore.  All Varsity Prep players will have discounted pricing and special offers/opportunities to work out with Coach Murphy and his top trainers.

Training Partnership With Foundations Lacrosse

  • NEW partnership with Foundations Lacrosse!  Foundations is a top club operating out of the metro west area.  They are loaded with amazing coaches and trainers (10+ college all americans on staff!) and they are completely in sync with our methodologies and lacrosse development philosophies.
  • We will have cooperative training combines with Foundations in the fall and winter, and we will be “sharing” players where applicable for fall and summer tournaments (9th grade and up).

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Our Varsity Prep program is run by Dave Quinn & Kirk Douglas. Their sole focus is bringing our 8th and 9th graders from standout youth lacrosse players to impact high school players.    This enhanced program features the following additions to the youth model:

  • Standard weekly skills will now be mixed 8th and 9th grade.  And, Varsity prep players will also be encouraged to attend our high school skills on Sundays.
  • In addition to their weekly skills, Varsity Prep players will have more cooperative training with high school level players and coaches.
  • Boston Kings Varsity Prep Players will be eligible for an invitation to the New England Lacrosse Showcase camp. We are the only club program that has been granted the ability to participate.  The showcase is invitation only and made up of the top high school programs in the northeast.
  • Training partnership with Foundations Lacrosse out of Lincoln Sudbury giving our players access to even more high level training and coaches.

ABOUT THE BOSTON KINGS SHOWCASE TEAMS

Focus is to showcase and support our players with the interest, commitment, and ability to play lacrosse at the college level.

Low Base Fee and A’ La Carte Showcase Tournament Teams

More training and schedule flexibility

  • 4 Fall Combines at Lincoln Sudbury with Foundations, and New Hampshire Tomahawks (Sundays in Sept/Oct) – Included in Base Fee
  • Over 10 local winter skills (Sunday mornings) – Included in base fee
  • Claddagh Games Joint Smallball Jamboree in Plymouth in Mid-March – Included in base fee
  • Summer Team Camp (Mid June) – Included in base fee

Showcase Events, Tournaments, and Recruiting Support

  • Columbus Day Clash, Oct 8th – Included in base fee
    • 30+ New England Colleges represented)
  • Exclusive Online Player Recruiting Profile – Included in base fee

A La Carte tournaments – Elite Showcase Tournament Teams With Boston Kings & Foundations Lacrosse

  • Rosters built based on player availability and competitive fit.  To ensure we have the best teams possible at each event. – Not included in base fee

Boost Lacrosse Fitness Partnership

  • Boost Lacrosse is the premier lacrosse fitness training outfit on the south shore.  All Varsity Prep players will have discounted pricing and special offers/opportunities to work out with Coach Murphy and his top trainers – Included in base fee

Partnership With Foundations Lacrosse

  • NEW partnership with Foundations Lacrosse!  Foundations is a top club operating out of the metro west area.  They are loaded with amazing coaches and trainers (10+ college all americans on staff!) and they are completely in sync with our methodologies and lacrosse development philosophies.
  • We will have cooperative training combines with Foundations in the fall and winter, and we will be “sharing” players where applicable for fall and summer tournaments.

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Hustle, Effort, Energy, Teamwork, Respect, Discipline

These are core values at Kings Lacrosse. Kings Lacrosse ranks as one of the premier lacrosse clubs and training/instructional programs in the country.

Our Kings players participate in Fall Skills, Fall Tournaments, as well as the Fall Kings Clash. Kings Lacrosse allows our players to participate in over 50+ skills sessions during the winter season, including position specific training for Goalies and Face-offs. Winter Skills are offered at multiple locations including: Cohasset, Hanover, Wilbraham, Plymouth, Taunton and Franklin. During the spring season, our Club Teams play in the exclusive Premier Lacrosse League, the Top Spring League in New England. The Spring & Summer season for our Kings players offers team camp, multiple practices as well as 3 or 4 tournaments.

Our Kings Coaches are passionate teachers of the game. Our coaching staff includes College All-Americans, Team USA Members, Professional Indoor and Outdoor Players, Hall-of-Fame Members, as well as the winningest Coach in Massachusetts History.

BOSTON KINGS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

BOSTON KINGS STAFF

Chris McGuirk
Boston Kings Director
Greg Traynor
Boston Kings Director