Program Overview: CT Chargers is a premier lacrosse program based in southern New England that supports positive youth development as the foundation to build more than just athletes. We deliver access to instructive opportunities through athletic, academic, and personal lacrosse development. It is the goal of CT Chargers to provide outstanding instruction as well as prepare each individual player for his own specific experience as a top level player. Our highly qualified coaching staff will utilize premier facilities and training methods to educate and prepare every player for elite level lacrosse Player development is arguably the most important and least emphasized component of premier lacrosse clubs. CT Chargers is dedicated to continuously replicating the tempo and dynamics of elite play while developing individuals to reach their full playing potential.
Program Achievements: Over the past nine years, the CT Chargers program has established some of the strongest relationships in collegiate lacrosse, helping to expose and place players from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts into the country’s top institutions, including Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Cornell, Brown, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Loyola, Naval Academy, Michigan, Ohio State, Denver, Bryant, Providence, Holy Cross, UMass, Villanova, Bucknell, Colgate, Fairfield, Hobart, Georgetown, Lehigh, Lafayette, Boston University, Richmond, Middlebury, Williams, Wesleyan, Union, Amherst, Colorado College, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Colby, Bates, Trinity, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Gettysburg, Dickinson, F&M, St. Lawrence, Salisbury, Stevens Tech, Roanoke, Washington College, Tufts, and other top division I, II, and III college lacrosse programs.
USL Membership 01/06/2013 All CT Chargers must be members of US Lacrosse
FALL 2014 & SUMMER 2015 TRYOUTS
TRYOUT DATES: September 6th, September 7th, September 13th, September 14th.
This year we are restructuring our tryout procedures. We will hold tryouts in early September that will encompass BOTH the Fall 2014 and Summer 2015 program offerings. ALL PLAYERS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, and the registration website will ask each player his preferred position and seasonal program of interest. (Fall 2014, Summer 2015, or BOTH). We encourage players to attend at least one tryout, if you are injured or cannot attend either please contact us ASAP. We potentially will be holding make up December tryouts if needed. Please see additional details on our Tryout Tab.
Welcome Chris Madalon, Director, Goalie Operations
The CT Chargers are pleased to announce the addition of Chris Madalon to the coaching staff as Director, Goalie Operations. In his new role Chris will work with goalies at all levels to develop the unique skills of goaltending as well as provide guidance in the ever-evolving college recruitment process. We are excited to have Chris on staff – he brings an element to our club that is invaluable. Our goalies, boys and girls, will benefit tremendously from the ability to work with a skilled and seasoned veteran in the cage such as Chris Madalon.
Coach Madalon is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina and ACC first-team goalie. Chris is a two-time HS All American at Darien High School. He helped his team win three FCIAC and two State Championships during his tenure, while posting an overall record of 64-3. For the past two years, Coach Madalon has been a part of the Darien High School coaching staff working with the goalies and defense.
Coach Madalon is also the Co-Founder of Next Save Lacrosse, a company he and his brother, Matt Madalon, started in 2012. Next Save Lacrosse offers expert level goalie instruction and introduces goalies to the most advanced drills and strategies used to compete at the highest level of lacrosse. Coach Madalon will be bringing his experience and expertise to our Chargers program.
In addition, Coach Madalon is presently pursuing his Masters and Certification in Elementary Education with completion by May 2014.
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