Buku Lacrosse Coming to Orange County

yellow on black with blue Buku Lacrosse will be holding inagural youth tryouts this weekend, high school in May.

Adrenaline Starz is proud to announce its newest affiliate, Buku Lacrosse Club. Based out of Trabuco Hills, CA, Buku will join five other club programs at the Adrenaline Starz local level in Orange County. As an affiliate, Buku will gain access to the Regional Starz team, OC Kings, which further grants players’ admission to the highly touted Adrenaline West Coast Starz program. Founded by LXM PRO and D3 Player of the Year (2011) Johnny Rodriguez, Buku lacrosse is headed by a wealth of elite coaches from the east coast that have the knowledge, background, and passion to get this program off the ground. “I’m excited to bring in an incredible coaching staff from the east coast. Our coaching staff includes D1 and D3 All-Americans at every position, national champions, and even a couple professional players,” says Rodriguez. “Its great to see guys continuing to want to give back to the game, and we’re only looking to grow the coaching staff to give players the best coaching we can.”

As a player with deep roots in the Maryland lacrosse scene, Rodriguez will take his experiences and what he has learned over the years to ensure the success of the newly formed program. “I have learned so much from all of the experiences I’ve had relating to lacrosse. From running endless sprints at practice to raising a National Championship trophy, lacrosse has given me so much and we are excited to teach the same valuable lessons to the next generation of lacrosse”. The Buku program will host teams from U9 (2 & 3rd grade) all the way through the High School level. Find out more about Buku teams here.

The work Buku is formally defined as “to be great in quantity or amount”. During several of the program’s coaches’ years at Salisbury University, their team used the word to describe the amount of effort, practice, hard work, determination, and work ethic they would put in to being the best they could be. “We strive to get our [Buku] players in that same mind set,” adds Rodriguez.

Adrenaline’s mission is to help Buku Lacrosse expand their reach and push development in the local area, as well as achieve a common goal of inspiring players to be their best both on and off the field. “We are excited about the continued growth of lacrosse in the Orange County area,” says Rory Doucette, VP of Adrenaline Starz and Events. “Johnny is a great player and an effective coach who will do great things with Buku.” Buku’s mission statement is ‘to coach our players to the highest capacity we can offer. We take pride in the consistency of our high intensity practices and truly want to transform our kids into better players and better people. We understand, with time, athletics will fade, but character and integrity will last a lifetime. We strive to instill these values as the boys mature into young men.

Adrenaline has a longstanding relationship with Rodriguez through LXM PRO and is excited about the recent partnership with Buku. “I’ve always admired Adrenaline’s passion to expand the game of lacrosse. They’ve been doing great things with the sport and the youth out west and we couldn’t be more excited to continue to push for the greater good of the game with them. The Starz program continues to grow each season and creates a great platform for the players to have fun and continue that fun into the collegiate and professional levels,” says Rodriguez.

Buku will hold their first tryouts on April 12th (U9 – U15) and May 31st (HS). Register here!

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