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FishHawk lacrosse group to host tryouts for new program

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 09:30 AM
LITHIA -

Lacrosse players looking to take their games to the next level will have a chance to face off against top competition from across the county.

The FishHawk Coyotes Lacrosse organization recently announced the formation of its new Tampa ELITE program.

Tryouts will take place at the FishHawk Sports Complex, 16120 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia, on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Sign-in begins at 1:30 p.m.

The nonprofit program is scheduled to have its inaugural season this spring.

Brian Lemon — a former professional lacrosse player and current vice president of lacrosse operations for the National Lacrosse League — will be the program director, overseeing coaching and player development.

The program's head coaches will be Scottie Scheetz, Tim Jones, Lemon and Heath Pomerantz, who will oversee boys U17, U15, U13 and U11 play, respectively. Organizers said the team could also potentially field a girls' team this year.

Rosters will be limited to 22 players at each age level — except U17, which will be capped at 19 — and athletes from the entire Tampa Bay area are encouraged to try out. The FishHawk Sports Complex will be the program's practice facility, though others may be added depending on roster makeup.

The cost per player is $995 per season for all age levels except U17, which is $1,195 per season.

The season will consist of seven tournaments and a potential out-of-state tournament, which carries an additional cost. Practices are scheduled to start May 1.

For information, call (813) 689-2070 or (847) 708-1381, or go to www. tampaelitelacrosse.com

Staff report

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