The So Cal Express has announced the creation of the Express U13 National Team! This program is a partnership between the So Cal Express, Santa Monica Dragons, and other clubs within a 100-mile radius of Orange County. The team will draw talent from Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside counties with the objective of participating in the highly competitive and selective World Series of Youth Lacrosse Tournament.
Register for tryouts at http://www.sclaxco.com/page/show/2763705-u13-national-2016-17-.
The Express U13 National team will be led by some of the top coaches in Southern Californai. Glen Miles (Head Coach St. Margaret’s), Adam Guy (Head Coach, Santa Margarita), Erik Krum (Head Coach, Harvard Westlake), Lantz Carter (Salisbury University) and Matt Cannone (Salisbury University) are currently on the coaching staff. Coach Guy told MaxLaxOC.com that he expects even more coaches to join the staff in the near future.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Guy explained. “The age guidelines are stringent, and the window to participate is very small. The World Series of Youth Lacrosse is a first-class event, and we think it will soon be on the same level as the Little League World Series.”
The U13 National Team will participate in four tournaments, including the World Series Qualifier Tournament in Irvine and the World Series in Denver. Tryouts will be held Oct. 8. MaxLax will publish more details as they become available. Orange County players must play with the SoCal Express Regional team in order to qualify for the National Team program.
About the World Series of Youth Lacrosse
The Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse presented by The Coca-Cola Company was founded by Jake Steinfeld, the founder of Major League Lacrosse and a long-time supporter of LA lacrosse, with the goal of providing youth players with the ultimate lacrosse experience.
The inaugural Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse presented by The Coca-Cola Company was held on July 2-4, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. A select group of U13 Boys lacrosse teams was invited to compete in three days of games against some of the best teams in the country. The event ended with Team 91 Crush from Long Island defeating the Baltimore Crabs in the Championship Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and broadcast live on ESPN2 on July 4. 2016 was equally exciting, as Legacy Lacrosse defeated Team Igloo Black Ice to become the 2016 Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse World Champions.