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Why Sentry?

Family Rules:

Sentry Path of Excellence:

At Sentry Lacrosse we structure our program differently than any other team in Texas.

In 2016 -2017 we plan to reinforce the concepts and system that we focused on last year and progress to the next level both individually (player skill development) ‚Äčand as a team (offensive & defensive team philosophies and strategy). Sentry will offer position specific skills clinics and additional practices throughout the year to better prepare our players for both their school Spring season and Fall and Summer tournaments.

More advanced offensive and defensive concepts: We push our players to learn more advanced concepts and schemes than they have previously been exposed to. They must focus at practice, work on stick work outside of practice, and study plays in order to keep up.

Streamlined offensive and defensive schemes, concepts and drills throughout every team: Players will advance within the system as they move through the Sentry program. Every year players will learn more advanced plays and concepts, building on the previous season.

By Grade:

  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade: "Sentry Building Blocks" *We believe that we have the best K-2nd grade program in Texas! No one comes close! This program can be chosen to be either a full year, or half year commitment. We will focus on basic concepts, stick skills,technique and having fun! ‚ÄčThe first hour of practice will be fundamental and skill based work, with the last 30 minutes being in game situational work, and scrimmage based. To ensure maximum player development, players will be coached by the best coaches Sentry has to offer.
  • 3rd & 4th Grade: (Year Round Program) Players will focus on stick skills as we introduce offensive and defensive concepts and unsettled situations. The first 30 minutes of practice will be fundamental and skill based work with the last 30 minutes being in game situational work, and scrimmage based. Goalies, Face-off, Offense and Defense will brake up at different parts of practice to work specifically on their position.
  • 5th & 6th grade: (Year Round Program) Players will learn complex 1-3-2 offensive sets with multiple looks generated off the dodge and off ball movement (cuts). Defense will focus on crease slide packages and positioning on and off the ball. Unsettled situations will be continuously drilled since this is the backbone of any good offense and defense. Goalies, Face-off, Offense and Defense will break up at different parts of practice to work specifically on their position.
  • 7th- 8th grade: (Year Round Program) Players  will be expected to learn multiple offensive sets generating looks from different areas on the field and read teammates to determine appropriate off ball movement and cuts. Players will be expected to master 4v3, 5v4, and 6v5 situations as well as multiple riding sets and clearing patterns. Defense will be expected to learn multiple schemes, slide packages and master unsettled situations. Goalies, Face-off, Offense and Defense will break up at different parts of practice to work specifically on their position.
  • High school players: (Year Round Program) Players will be taught to utilize their skills within a team system in order to best showcase their individual talent. At the High School level our players are focused on recruiting and we help them work with the team to effectively present their skills to college coaches and scouts. Practices will be tailored to helping our players improve their individual skills in order to help the team as a whole. Goalies, Face-off, Offense and Defense will break up at different parts of practice to work specifically on their position.

Team Rules:

At Sentry lacrosse we have created families of boys at each age level that believe in Sentry's core values (Family, Friendship, Loyalty, Honesty and Hard work). In just 5 years we have created the strongest group of players in Texas and our coaching staff is more determined then ever to separate ourselves from our competitors. All of our head coaches are full time Sentry coaches and have played at and coached at the highest level. Depending on a player's age, each team will have 35- 50 practices throughout the year. Below you will find our 2016 - 2017 team rules.

 

Team Expectations/ Rules:

  • We are a 1 club team program, during Spring season your school team comes 1st. 
  • Treat all coaches and players with respect
  • Sentry Team colors only at practice and Games
  • Report all injurers to the Coaching Staff
  • Be 15-20 minutes early to all practices/meetings
  • All helmets have Sentry approved stickers ONLY
  • No foul language or inappropriate conversations at any time when with the team
  • Be social responsibly with your social media
  • Missing a game will result in the loss of another additional game
  • 10: 00 pm curfew on Game Nights, Sentry reserves the right to call.
  • Be a good citizen in and out of School. Failure to do such can result in the loss of playing time or suspension.
  • Party Rules are simple: If there is alcohol or drugs present at a gathering you are expected to leave. Failure to do so is not putting the TEAM first. Failure to do such can result in the player's suspension from the TEAM.
  • Parent meeting can be arranged with sufficient notice, but never directly after practice or a game unless previously agreed to by the Coaching staff
  • All players must call or text head coach if you are going to miss TEAM events, practices or games.
  • No palms up
  • Player must pass all required wall ball times. Failure to do such can result in the loss of playing time or suspension.
  • Do not be afraid to make a mistakes, give your best at all times and go full speed.


Team Breakdown:

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  • We believe that grouping teams by grade promotes a positive learning environment and allows the same core group of players to compete together all the way through High School. This system is congruent with the top club programs on the east coast. The team chemistry that develops over the years gives us a competitive advantage and allows teammates to bond on and off the field. Our coaching staff provides the best skill development and relationships with top universities and around the country.

  • Certain tournaments focus on elite teams by age and this give Sentry players an opportunity to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. We strongly believe that we have the best program in Texas and our teams will have the opportunity to compete against the best teams in the country.