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Central Cal Elite Lacrosse

What is Central Cal Elite Lacrosse?
Central Cal Elite provides dedicated high school lacrosse players in Davis and surrounding areas the opportunity to compete and train during the high school off-season.

Who can play on Central Cal Elite Lacrosse?
Boys who are currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grade will be eligible to try out for the 2012 Central Cal Elite season.

What is the club philosophy?

The Central Cal Elite program strives to provide a competitive lacrosse experience within a positive team environment.  We are committed to the growth and development of young men by teaching the ideals of commitment, dedication, teamwork, good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect.

Who are the Central Cal Elite Coaches and Program Director?
Central Cal Elite Head Coach and Program Director is Adam Kenney. Adam began playing organized lacrosse when he was 5 years old in Long Island, NY. He attended high school in Detroit, MI  where he earned All American honors and went on to attend Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship. After graduating in 2007, Adam moved to Davis, CA where he began his involvement with the Davis Lacrosse Association and the UC Davis Men’s Lacrosse Club. From 2008-2011 Adam served as head coach of the Davis Knights U13 boys’ team, posting a .702 win percentage and three playoff appearances in 4 years.  From 2007-2009, Adam also served as the assistant coach for the UC Davis Men’s Lacrosse Club, taking over as head coach in 2010. In his two years as head coach at UCD, Adam has seen his team make two playoff appearances, and earned the 2011 Western Collegiate Lacrosse League’s Coach of the Year Award. Adam can be reached at 530-574-1009 or .

Central Cal Elite Assistant Coach, Jeremy Poirier. Jeremy began his playing career at Bishop O'Dowd High School where he was the starting varsity goalie for 3 years earning All-League honors his senior year.  Jeremy also played for the Nor-Cal All-Stars followed by his time at Sonoma State University. Since leaving Sonoma, Jeremy has honed his coaching skills working with successful youth clubs throughout the Bay Area, including the Skyline Youth Lacrosse Association, Piedmont High school and Head Royce.  Now serving as the UC Davis assistant coach and defensive coordinator, Jeremy is in his third season, in which the previous two have resulted with consecutive winning records and playoff appearances as well as several All-Conference player selections.

What is the 2012 Schedule?
The 2012 Central Cal season includes 8 –10 practices in Davis starting in early June through July and participation in the following tournaments, pending space available:

Note: The Central Cal fee includes the entry costs for these tournaments.

What are the Fees and Payment Schedule?
The total fee for participation in the 2012 Central Cal Elite season is $1,050, and half of this fee is due upon acceptance of a position on a Central Cal Elite team. Uniforms will not be issued until payment has been received in full.

Fees cover coaching time, practice field rental, team equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, officiating fees, coach tournament travel expenses and club administrative costs.  Fees do not cover player travel, accommodation, or food. Players must be current members of US Lacrosse through the end of the Central Cal season and are responsible for the fees of membership. Players/Parents/Guardians will not be relieved of their obligations to make any payment by reason of absence or withdrawal from the team.

Davis Lacrosse Association has full and partial scholarships available for Central Cal Elite team members who qualify. Contact the DLA President at for more information on how to obtain a player scholarship.    

How do I register for the team?
Central Cal Elite registration is open through May 26, 2012. Your US Lacrosse membership will also need to be current through August 2012 to play during the Central Cal Elite 2012 season.

What are the playing time policies?
Central Cal Elite was formed to provide technical training and competitive opportunities to high school athletes in Davis and surrounding areas. We are committed to fielding the most competitive teams possible. Playing time in games and tournaments is not guaranteed and may be limited. Playing time is a result of the position one plays, skill level, commitment to attending practices and games, behavior and attitude toward the game, the team, the coach, the officials and the club members. On field playing time is at the discretion of Central Cal Elite coaches.

What is the player commitment level?
Players need to make a commitment to each practice and competition. While it is understood that occasional conflicts may occur, these need to be brought to the attention of the coach far in advance of the missed event. Commitment includes but is not limited to attending all practices and competitions, being on time to both practices and tournaments, listening to the coach, working hard and being a good teammate.

What are the team’s travel policies?
It is the responsibility of the player/parent to arrange transportation and ensure on time arrival at practices and to tournament sites. Parents are also responsible for arranging accomodations for their player at tournaments.  The safety and supervision of the player is solely the responsibility of the parent/guardian unless delegated by the parent/guardian to another adult other than the coach. Parents must notify the coaches in writing with name, email and contact numbers, if they delegate supervision of their player/son. Central Cal Elite is not responsible for players away from the tournament site.

Coaches will determine player curfew for all overnight team tournament travel.  Players will follow the curfew rules outlined by coaches. Coaches are not allowed to room with players or parent/guardians.

How will player injuries be handled?
Coaches will have player emergency information and first aid kits with the team at all times. Coaches may administer treatment for minor injuries. If an injury occurs at a practice or tournament, the coach is in charge and will utilize emergency phone numbers as needed. Most tournaments have trainers on-site and a coach may request that the player visit the trainer for consultation.

A player who is injured and is able to return to full activity is guaranteed a return to the team. The player is not, however, guaranteed an automatic return to his starting position or any other position. If the coach has worked an alternate team line up while the player is out, then the returning player must respect the team and remember the team comes first before personal interest while he works to regain his position.

How will Central Cal Elite provide a positive team environment?
To provide a competitive lacrosse program and support for players to grow and develop within a positive team environment, certain guidelines must be in place to ensure consistent and cohesive practices and competitiveness during tournaments.  Accordingly, Central Cal Elite has outlined its Code of Conduct – Player, Code of Conduct – Parent/Guardian and Grievance Policies.