Middle School Laxing on the Eastern Seaboard

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Trilogy Middle School Aces East
Lacrosse has its ups, and downs.

When it comes to the creme de la creme of the lacrosse world, all eyes start on the Eastern seaboard. And when looking for a capital, what makes a better argument than Baltimore, Maryland?Cue the perfect setting for Trilogy Lacrosse Middle School Aces East.

Temperatures hanging in the mid-90s all week didn’t slow down the most talented eleven to fourteen year old lacrosse competition the Eastern seaboard had to offer. Over 110 young athletes from Boston to the Carolinas, and nearly everywhere in-between, came together at Towson University for five days of intense lacrosse education. Brought together by lacrosse icon Ryan Boyle and the Trilogy Lacrosse crew, you would be hard-pressed to find such a pure concentration of 2021-2023 talent anywhere else.

All of the action took place across a massive 200,000 square foot turf playing surface, with another turf field perfectly suited for lacrosse immediately adjacent. The fields could be divided in countless ways to optimize practice time. With the reputation and focus of lacrosse at Towson, there was no doubt that the complex was adequately suited for the future all-stars of the game.

From 9am to 9pm, the student-athletes were tested on and off of the field. Since the recruiting clock is on once an athlete hits high school, Trilogy designed this event to help build a strong foundation for Middle School lacrosse players. Trilogy staffers spent the weekend preparing the group – mentally and physically – to take their skills to the next level. Instead of slip ‘n slides and dodgeball, these young men went through combines, film analysis and educational seminars.

Trilogy, founded in 2005, has continued to boom under the direction of some of the most focused minds in the lacrosse industry. Through constant expansion, Trilogy now offers four editions of the Middle School Aces event: New England, UMass-Amherst; Midwest, Hanover College; South, University of Georgia; and of course East, Towson University. Each week-long camp features top talent from the region selected through recommendations and an application process.

I was on-hand 24/7 the Middle School Aces East event, and I couldn’t help but realize the wealth of lacrosse knowledge available to these kids throughout the week was uncanny! Just take a look at this staff:

  • Co-founder & CEO, Ryan Boyle – ESPN Analyst, 4x NCAA All-American at Princeton from 2001-2004, 2x Ivy League Player of the Year, 2001 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, MLL Midfielder 2004-2014, NLL Forward 2005-2011, Team USA at 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Lacrosse Championships
  • Senior Staffer, Brian Farrell – Head Coach of Boys’ Latin, MLL Defenseman 2011 – 2016, 2x Captain at the University of Maryland, 3x NCAA All American
  • National Director, Joe Banno – 2x All-American at Haverford College, MLL Goaltender 2013 – 2016
  • Ben Rubeor – Head Coach of Loyola Blakefield, MLL Midfield 2008 – 2016, 2x NCAA All-American at Virginia, 2x Tewaaraton Finalist
  • Bill McGlone – MLL Midfielder 2006 – 2014, NLL Forward 2007-2014, 2x Captain at the University of Maryland, 2x NCAA All-American
  • Austin Sims – Current Princeton Tiger, Second-leading Tiger goal scorer in 2016, Team USA at 2016 U19 World Lacrosse Championships

The lacrosse-wisdom-to-camper ratio had to be one of the best in the country this summer. Every minute of the camper’s experience was thoroughly planned out, and any free time inevitably led to more quality time with staff.

Aces East Video Content

From drills, to combines, to scrimmages, the group was kept busy. Scroll along with me as I share my week at Trilogy Middle School Aces East – the following photo essay is an attempt to motivate youth players, current middle school athletes, and parents alike to grow the game of lacrosse and elevate their lacrosse experience. We’re convinced that Trilogy is doing things the right way!

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There’s so much room for activities!
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Guidelines and expectations.
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Words of wisdom.
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Some of the most attentive athletes I saw all summer.
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Coach Austin Sims, flexin’ on em.
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Goalies know what they’re talking about! Listen up!
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Coach Banno droppin’ knowledge!
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Is this their numbers or shot speed?
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Class is in session with Professors Boyle & McGlones
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Relax and take notes!
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Perfect backdrop for a night of lacrosse!
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The lacrosse gods were smiling on the way Trilogy works to Grow the Game!
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Top-notch goalie training!
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I’m hot! I’m two! Slide!
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Strollin’ round town.
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The crow’s nest.
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Coach Boyle has it all figured out.
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Regathering the focus before more of Day 3!
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Rallying the troops!
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Burning rubber!
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Sorry, Coach! I’ll let you get back to it!
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Sticking to the game plan with Coach Bill McGlone!
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No cleats in the dorm! Wait…
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Coach Farrell setting the story straight with his defense!
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Post all-star game shot!
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Whoa. Those lines.
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What it looks like to win a Trilogy Lacrosse raffle!
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Here’s your help!
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Making the save!
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Surveying the kingdom… Tourney time!
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Best view in the house!
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Each player stayed locked on the games, even when they weren’t on.
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All smiles.
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Focus.
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On the spot.
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Recruiting wisdom from Coach Ryan Boyle.

 

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How to Talk to Coaches 101
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All ears.
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Stretch it out.
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Rolling deep.
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Coaches getting after it too!
Coach Rubeor soaking up a perfect day for lacrosse!
Coach Rubeor soaking up a perfect day for lacrosse!
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Work it out!
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I’m utterly impressed from what this man has built!
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Soft hands, small ball…some of the best games to play!
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Snuck it in, trust me!
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Pew. Pew.
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Fake and go! Simple as that.
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Selling out for the play!
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Triple threat position!
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Setting up the show!
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Small ball for big results!
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Combine 40 yard sprint.
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Anything for the faster time!
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No time to waste at the combine!
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Getting after it!
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Fastest kid in camp!
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Shuttle speed!
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Ahh! Yes! Lacrosse!
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Down. Set, WHISTLE!
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Make it even!
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Awesome battle all week from these two!
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Lacrosse has its ups, and downs.
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Push it! Push it!
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Goals in a game?
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Grinding it out as the sun falls in Towson!
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And….roll!
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Scrimmaging was a main focus of the week!
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A little twister action?
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The great Darby Boyle, one of the best in the business!
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Grinders.
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Goalies got their fair share of work this week!
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Clear!
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Coming in hot!
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Plenty of time for scrimmaging let them gauge their skills!
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Talent.
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Saving shots into the sun is NO FUN!
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Building Blocks on the move!
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Baltimore boy weighing out the options.
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Next stop: Top shelf! These shooters are serious!
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Raw strength.
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1 on 1, drive to the cage!
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Poles can push it too!