The New York Riptide announced today the launch of the Jr. Riptide, a program for youth lacrosse players in the New York metropolitan area. The community program will kickoff with the formation of a travel box lacrosse team that will compete in the annual Jr. National Lacrosse League Tournament in Ontario, Canada on August 23 – 25, 2019. Tryouts for the Jr. Riptide team will take place in June in Long Island, New York and Mt. Olive, New Jersey.
“We are excited to launch the Jr. Riptide program and allow youth lacrosse players throughout the New York metropolitan area an opportunity to increase their skills and compete against the other NLL junior lacrosse teams,” said Regy Thorpe, Head Coach and General Manager, New York Riptide. “As an organization we are committed to helping grow the game of lacrosse at all levels, and this program is just the beginning of our grassroots initiatives.”
Youth interested in trying out for the Jr. Riptide should visit www.NewYorkRiptide.com/JrRiptide to register and for more information. Coaching staff for the team will include current and former professional lacrosse standouts, as well as goalie expert and former Team USA player Ginny Capicchioni. Thorpe along with Riptide players will also be involved with the program.
The Jr. Riptide program is part of the team’s broader community outreach efforts as they work to establish strong ties in the New York metropolitan area through partnerships and programs supporting lacrosse, and other key youth sports, players, teams and organizations.
New York Tryouts
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6th and Thursday, June 13th
Peewee (born in 2006 & 2007): 7:00 p.m – 8:15 p.m. (Floor 2)
Bantam (born in 2004 & 2005): 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Floor 1)
Midget (born in 2002 & 2003): 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Floor 1)
Location: Bethpage Multi-Sport
4105 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
New Jersey Tryouts
Dates/Times: Monday, June 3rd and Monday, June 10th
Peewee (born in 2006 & 2007): 5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m.
Bantam (born in 2004 & 2005): 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Midget (born in 2002 & 2003): 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Centercourt Mr. Olive
184 Flanders-Netcong Road, Mt. Olive, NJ 07836