StickStar 2022 Fall Tryouts (BOX & FIELD)
Updated: Aug 10
FIELD TRYOUTS - AUG 14th | BOX TRYOUTS - AUG 15th
The StickStar Select Programs - Longest Running Select Travel Team in TX.
EARLY BIRD FEE: $65.00 For Both Box & Field Tryout through 8/8
Tryout Fee for Both after 8/8 - $79.50
FIELD TRYOUT SCHEDULE | Sunday - AUGUST 14th
Other Cities TBD (but likely AUG 20th) - Supplemental Dallas Tryout Sept. 11th
LOCATION McInnish Park.
FIELD REGISTRATION STARTS AT 330
ALL AGES TRYOUT FROM 4pm to 630 (Same time as our PRAX DURING THE FALL.) Teams Forming 2028, 2027, 2026, 2025, HS (23/24)
We will evaluate 29s / 30s to see if there are enough to form a field team. Would rather push them into the RINK to create a 5/6 Box Team.
***Our goal is to have as many players from Dallas, Austin, Houston at these tryouts as possible. We will have evaluation opportunities in Austin / Houston the following weekend but would like for as many folks as possible to make the drive in. We understand that doesn't work for everyone. Stayed tuned for ATX / HTX details.***
THE Texas Box Program.
BOX TRYOUT SCHEDULE | Monday - AUGUST 15th and AUGUST 22nd
Other Cities TBD (but likely AUG 20th in HTX & ATX)
LOCATION Blue Sky Carrollton
BOX REGISTRATION STARTS AT 530
6PM to 7PM (27s & BELOW)
7PM to 8PM (26s & ABOVE)
During the Year Teams are formed by Grade, in the Summer by Birth Year.
During Fall & Spring our Teams will include 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 25/26 (JV) and 23/24 (V)
We will evaluate 29s / 30s to create a 5th / 6th Team, and 31s / 32s for a 3rd / 4th Team
In the Summer the Breakdown is as Follows. HS ELITE 06/05/04 Midget 07/08
Pee Wee 11/12
Things to Remember About StickStar (#KhakiCulture):
CONSISTENCY: There is no Select program more consistent than StickStar.
LONGEST RUNNING PROGRAM: We are the longest running select program, Summer 2023 will be our 20th year of Developing Texans and Traveling Teams. (Dallas Select Travel, Texas United Local, Texas Box Travel Program.)
SYSTEM & METHODOLOGY: Our success and one of the key reasons for our longevity is our style of development. Our method of instruction is unique to our program. When we train it is much different than the typical methods of development that exist in this space. We build skill and understanding in an efficient way where everyone improves, guaranteed. It doesn't take long for a new player / parent to see how & why we are different. Furthermore, our coaches speak with the same voice as we do not simply hire on new coaching candidates on a whim. Our coaches have been involved with our program for a significant amount of time, spending tons of on field hours learning the system. New coaches are usually old players who've trained, played, and believe in our system of development. Very few other programs have this coaching consistency within their program.
POSITIVE & CONSTRUCTIVE: While our method of teaching skill and ultimately execution is rooted in the Socratic method (gaining knowledge by asking tons of questions), we first and foremost believe that if a player trains with us consistently, they will be the best possible version of that player they can be. We can develop touch, feel, technique and understanding in any player that is willing to put in the time. After 18 years we can guarantee that. Every play is a teachable moment and an opportunity to figure out what we did right, what we did wrong, or take the next step.
Field Training: We will have consistent field training on Sunday nights from 4 to 630PM at McInnish, just around the bend from Blue Sky Carrollton.
The Fall will kick off with our Dallas Seminar. We are rebuilding our SEMINARS TO FORMER GLORY. WE WANT EVERYONE IN DALLAS FOR THE FIRST OF THE SEASON! If you are a FALL SELECT PLAYER IT IS FREE OF CHARGE. FOR ALL OTHERS the 7.5 HRs of TRAINING WILL COST $100.
Our belief is that our seminar method of development is the best style due to conflicts and consistency of message. HOT TAKE: 1 Seminar is better than 4 Practices. Every seminar session immediately allows you to build off of the prior training session immediately. You cover more ground and develop way MORE SKILL!
Most teams practices 1x per week in the fall from 1.5 to 2 hours. 4 weeks equals 8 hours. In that practice you stretch, get water, etc so it is actually much less. At our seminars you get 7.5 but the message compounds and by the end of the weekend you can see improvement in both skill and execution. We will offer other seminars throughout the year in the other cities (Dallas, Austin, Houston).
Box Training: Our Box program trains more consistently than many programs in the entire state. Monday nights during Sept. & Oct. and then Jan. & Feb. we will have Box Training. During Nov. / Dec. we will offer our WINTER BOX LEAGUE. If you Register with the Texas Box Program you will get 16.5 HRs of GUARANTEED indoor training. I can't begin to tell you how many times it rained on Monday nights this year. We canceled ZERO Monday night practices all year.
What Parents are saying
"It’s incredible what you guys are doing. And I so appreciate your energy. All coaches, are not like your guys, and it’s a breath of fresh air."
"At the two recent tournaments I saw and heard a lot of disappointing and concerning behavior / comments from coaches, parents, and players of other programs. Thank you for doing things the right way and teaching the boys to also do things the right way. The sideline antics of coaches and parents absolutely amazes me at times. Just wanted you to know I appreciate the way you guys go about your business."
Our Inaugural Texas United Team - The Flag Pennie has been around awhile!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1) When are make up tryouts? Make ups for field will take place at our Seminar Kick Offs. Make ups for Box will take place at PRAX.
2) Will Box & Field Programs Conflict? No, you will be able to do both should you want to. No conflict for tournaments or practices.
3) When will practice Start? Practice will start the weekend after Labor Day.
Practice dates, locations, tournaments, pricing and coaches will all be available on StickStarLacrosse.com shortly.