Are you a free agent? A JV player looking for a tournament team this winter? The Irvine Rangers may be the place for you. In an effort to grow lacrosse participation in the Irvine area, the Irvine Rangers are holding tryouts for one to two JV tournament teams this winter. And the best part is free agent has a double meaning in this case. Program director Geoff Giglio informed MaxLax that the following will be provided at no cost: tryouts, 6 – 10 practices, and the first tournament.
The program is intended to fill a void and help motivated players who otherwise would not have the opportunity to prepare for the high school season with some tournament play. Depending on the level of interest the Irvine Rangers will field one or two JV tournament teams and play in the Airstation Shootout and/or Crush Challenge. Both of these preseason tournaments are great way for young players to prepare for the upcoming high school season.
The JV tournament team is open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in playing high school lacrosse and whose schools are not forming their own tournament teams. Tryouts will be held at Oak Creek Park in Irvine on December 9th from 5pm-7pm.
Giglio says “I am doing this to open up some spots for kids that may have never played tournament or club format or may just not have the financial resources at this time.” He plans to have 3-4 ex NCAA player as well as several other quality coaches offering instruction and coaching.
For more information go to http://irvinerangerlacrosse.com/.