Dedicated to the growth of the sport and the Ocean Youth Lacrosse program, our coaches spent Saturday earning their Level 1 Coaches Certification. This may be the first time that all Ocean volunteer coaches are Certified by USLacrosse and a policy we plan to make permenant. The season is about to start, get your boys signed up. The coaches are all eager to show them some great new games and skills they learned during their coaching clinics!!
Ocean Youth Lacrosse recently honored Coach Meyer for his commitment and dedication in starting the Ocean Youth Lacrosse program 12 years ago. Although he turned over the reigns a few years back, he has been a quiet behind the scenes advisor for the program. He truly is a revered as a “founding father” of lacrosse in Ocean. In recognition for his dedication to the sport and his community, he was presented with a mini-traditional lacrosse stick, hand made by Evan Cree of the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian tribe.
If you see Coach Steve at one of our practices, make sure to say hello and thank you!
Pictured is Ocean Youth Lacrosse President John Girard and Steve Meyer.
During our recent Sunday Night Lights Program, Ocean Youth Lacrosse players received a visit from Mark Glicini of the CHAOS Lacrosse Club. "Glic" as he is known to his friends, a Premier Lacrosse League All-Star in 2019, provided pointers and even got into the drills with our boys. He graciously donated two of his own game used lacrosse heads and an autographed PLL lacrosse ball for prizes. Afterwards, it was autographs for all!
The best time to buy lacrosse equipment is in the off season. The best sales start LATE summer and go all the way up until end of December. Below are some recommendations on where to get the best sales/prices. If you have others, please share and we'll put them on our website.
Probably the best prices on the Internet. They have frequent specials (anywhere from 40-80% off retail prices) starting late summer going all the way through December. Recommendation is to create an account on the website and subscribe to get email notification of sales. The merchandise that goes on huge discount are usually models that were introduced several years prior.
There is an Lacrosse Unlimited in Red Bank. They usually carry the new releases of equipment so prices are usually full retail. But in the offseason, the website has some really good equipment that goes on sale.