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Boy's Hire New High School Coach - Connor Nelson

The Kenosha Raptors are super excited to announce that we have found the coach that we believe will help us take Boys Kenosha LAX to the next level! Connor Nelson is a highly skilled and decorated 2017 graduate from Carthage College and he has agreed to take on his next challenge. He plans to not only grow the Kenosha program, but help our high school players reach their individual and team potential as well. He sees an exciting future for Kenosha LAX!

Connor grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where he started playing lacrosse in the 7th grade. After experiencing the fastest sport on 2 feet he immediately fell in love. Connor played lacrosse all 4 years in high school as well as a couple varsity football seasons, winning an Ohio Division 1 high school football championship. Then, he went on to pursue lacrosse at Carthage all 4 years while obtaining a degree in business marketing. There, Connor had a successful career achieving many individual and team accomplishments. Connor states "After graduating, I realized that I needed to be involved in the sport that gave me such great experiences and opened many doors for me. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, especially the Midwest. I want to bring a new paradigm to Kenosha high school men's lacrosse."

Accomplishments:
Named Brine All Ohio Team (High School) 2013
Named First Team All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference 2014
Named First Team All-CCIW Conference 2015, 16, 17
IMLCA All-Region Honorable Mention 2016
Led to Carthage College's’ 1st, 2nd, & 3rd CCIW Championships 2015, 16, 17
Led to Carthage College's’ 1st, 2nd, & 3rd NCAA Appearances 2015, 16, 17
Carthage College Men’s Lacrosse Team Captain 2016, 17

Connor will not only be in charge of the high school program, but has said that he intends to help out with the youth teams as time allows. We look forward to having Connor and some other Carthage players helping all our boys this winter at our indoor sessions.


We need your help!

Hey Raptor parents - We have both good news and more opportunities.

Good news first, we found our new club secretary. Welcome aboard to Alyssa Knudsen

Now for your opportunities.
1. We are still in need of a club treasurer to help us organize our finances in Quickbooks each month. You don't need to pay any bills or be responsible for the money.
2. We also need a new girls director to be in charge of the youth program.

Anyone interested in either of these great opportunities can email me at KenoshaLacrosseClub@yahoo.com and set up a time to talk and I can send you the job descriptions.

this is great way to help shape the club for not only your kids but for all the kids that are playing now and into the future. It really doesn't require that much time.


Jacob Hoening and Amplify 17 Select went undefeated in bringing home the GOLD at the Pipe City Tournament!

Luciano DeBartolo, Alex Bailey and Noah Poyer all played for the Evanston Wildkits at the Pipe City Tournament in Vernon Hills. They helped the team to reach the final 4 in their age group. Alex Bailey scored 8 goals during the tournament.




TODAY'S UPDATES

We hope your fall is going great.  We can't wait to start lacrosse again the first week of November.

Fall Clinic Registrations and Winter Indoor Training Sessions are both NOW OPEN.  See the Registration Tab for details and links to register.

Details about fall clinics and winter indoor sessions are also both in the Registration Tab!



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Girls High School Lacrosse in KUSD - Spring of 2018!!

Update August 22, 2017

After only 5 seasons of being a club team in Kenosha, we have succeeded in getting GIRLS Lacrosse added as an official Spring Sport in KUSD in 2018. Thanks to all the girls that have played for us over the years and coaches that helped us grow to this point. On to a new chapter in girls lacrosse in Kenosha.

Our work is NOT done. The Raptors will continue to support the high school program by teaching the youth of Kenosha about the sport and providing the HS team with new players every year.

We have already started to ask the school board how we can go about getting the boys the opportunity to play for KUSD as well. We will keep working on this issue until all our kids get to play.

Congrats girls and we look forward to a great 1st season in 2018! Start think of a Team Name.


"Winner Winner Chicken Dinner"


Not really a Chicken diner, but Niko Therman from the Boy's Senior team is this years winner of the $100 Raptors Spirit Wear Gift Card (even better than a Chicken diner).

Each player in the club, that sold more than 20 Cards, was entered into the drawing. Congrats Niko and thanks for your support in selling so many cards!


MAYLA MAY Newsletter

Click here to see the May Newsletter from the Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association.


US Lacrosse Parents News Letter

Click here for a copy of this month's Parent News Letter from US Lacrosse.


Raptor News



    This is Lacrosse - By US Lacrosse

    A little cheesy, but a video that describes lacrosse to someone that has never seen it.

    US Lacrosse Article on Teaching Sportsmanship

    An article explaining the importance of teaching sportsmanship early in youth athletics.

    Science behind a Lacrosse Shot

    Check out this video to learn how to maximize your shot power.

    LACROSSE WALL BALL DRILLS

     Every drill that you do- do it with both hands 50 times each!
     Always wear gloves when you are performing your routine- you play with gloves so why not practice with gloves
     Stand 5-7 yards away from the wall
     Perform this routine at least 4-5 times per week
     Each routine should be at least 20 minutes in length- if you finish all drills in less than 20 minutes, repeat drills starting with the drill that challenged you the most.
    • Quick Stick
    • One Hand Quick Sticks
    • Both Hands - Catch and Cradle
    • One Hand - Catch and Cradle
    • Face Dodge
    • Split Dodge
    • Cross Hand
    • Behind the Back
    • Be Creative And Have Fun Develop
     
    "Be prepared and be honest."- John Wooden