I’ve received a number of emails and calls in recent days and weeks with questions our Summer 2023 club team and other Aviator Lacrosse Club activities. Below are some questions I've received and answers to those questions.
Q. When will Summer 2023 club team practices be?
A. Practices will be 6 – 8 PM each Tuesday and Thursday from June 6 to July 13, 2023 (no July 4th practice) at Walsh University’s Vasco Field.
Q. Do we have spots open left for our Summer 2023 club team?
A. Yes, we currently have a great group of 30+ boys, but we want to fill out our rosters for our summer team. Many players could not make our Fall tryouts due to participation in other sports, or had not heard of us yet. Our final tryout for this summer’s club team is Wednesday, May 24 from 6-8 PM for boys in Grades 6-10. You can register at www.aviatorlacrosseclub.com/schedule.
Q. When are your tournaments and what are the dates?
A. Aviator will participate in two tournaments this summer: (1) the Clash in Canton, June 17-18 at the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at the Hall of Fame Village, Canton, OH, and (2) the NXT Grand Prix, July 15-16 at Grand Park, Westfield, IN.
Q. What if I want my son to participate this summer, but already have a vacation scheduled?
A. As a new club, Aviator understands you may have prior summer plans or may not have heard of us before now. We are open to players that may have a conflict for a few practices or a tournament. We do however, need to ensure that we have full rosters for both tournaments. If you have questions about dates and participation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What is the cost of participating in Aviator’s Summer 2023 club team?
A. The fee for the summer club team is $1,000 plus sales tax. This fee covers team gear, our coaching staff, field rentals, tournament registration fees, insurance, and other expenses. This fee is substantially lower than other NE Ohio competitive club teams.
Q. Is travel/lodging included in the $1,000 team fee?
A. No, travel/lodging are not included in the team fee. The only travel/lodging expense should be for the NXT Grand Prix in Westfield, IN from July 15-16, 2023. The NXT Grand Prix is a “stay-to-play” tournament, and players and their families will need to book their hotel at https://nxtsports.com/boys-lacrosse/tournaments/boys-lacrosse-tournament-grand-prix.
Q. Will Aviator run any more clinics in 2023?
A. Yes, Aviator plans to partner with the Walsh University Men’s Lacrosse Team to run a series of free Fall 2023 clinics. We also plan to run indoor winter clinics later this year.
Q. Will Aviator have any competitive options beyond the summer club team?
A. Yes, Aviator is evaluating both indoor and outdoor competitive lacrosse tournaments for the Fall and Winter 2023 (stay tuned for more info).