Elite Touring Teams
Established in 2006 by Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, the Burnaby Mountain Selects Elite Touring Team Program is designed to train players in a high performance environment to best prepare them for a collegiate field lacrosse career.
Selection and consideration into the program is reserved for a select group of elite student-athletes, who possess the desire to work hard and learn in a competitive team environment, while demonstrating the ability to prioritize their academics goals in the highest regard. More than 300 athletes in grades 5-12 have participated in the Selects program from over 35 communities across British Columbia's Lower Mainland, BC Coast, BC Interior, Washington State and Idaho.
The Elite Touring Team program follows the same collegiate template as the Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse program. One of the top varsity-club field lacrosse programs in North America, the Clan have captured eight Conference Titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009) and have earned nine National Championship appearances, placing 2nd in 1999 and most recently reaching the 2008 and 2009 MCLA Quarterfinals.
In addition to on field practices and weekly study hall, the Selects travel to compete in top college recruiting tournaments throughout North America, winning several international events and helping to place over 40% of graduating players in collegiate field lacrosse programs.
Established in 1999, the SFU Field Lacrosse Camps offer an accelerated level of instruction for experienced and developing lacrosse players who want to take their game to the next level. Campers will be challenged in an individual and team learning environment, in order to gain a thorough understanding of fundamentals and advanced performance skills.
After a challenging day on the field, "live-in" campers experience campus life as they enjoy a wide range of activities that include swimming, gym games, a campus tour and more.
For more information on upcoming camps, including how to register, please visit our camps website at www.sfulacrossecamps.com
The Youth Indoor program is designed to introduce young athletes to the game of Field Lacrosse in a climate controlled environment. Drills are both fun and rewarding, as players will build upon basic fundamentals to learn new skills such as passing and catching with both hands, ball protection, shooting technique and dodges. Each session will include a 20-25 minute practice, followed by a 30-35 minute 7v7 game. A wide range of progressional drills will help each participant build confidence while encouraging the growth of individual skills and the importance of teamwork.