HARTFORD COUNTY — After a successful inaugural season, 860 Lacrosse, Connecticut’s only competitive spring travel club, will hold a prospect day for boys’ lacrosse players in the 2028 high school grad class (rising 8th-graders), and younger, at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT on June 12, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 PM.
Come out and throw the rock with the 28’s who founded our program this year, take the opportunity to show us your skills, meet the 860 Coaches, as well as the Head Coach of Loomis Chaffee Varsity Lacrosse, Bill Ball.
Why Spring Travel Lacrosse…I thought spring was “town season?”
The town Rec programs are great, but they are Rec programs. Which means, kids of varying skill-level play together, and everybody gets in the game. This modality is great for getting exercise and making memories with friends but leaves some kids without the competitive vehicle they deserve.
Is this situation unique to CT?
Other “lacrosse hotbeds,” like Long Island and greater Baltimore for example, went the way of travel taking the priority position, long ago. In those areas, the more competitive kids prioritize their travel clubs, and “get reps” with their friends at Rec when they can.
Do you ever ask an 860 player or family to choose 860 over any other activity?
Is 860 the only spring travel club in CT?
There’s one other, Greenwich Warriors. But theirs is a more inclusive model, our goal is competition.
If I play for 860 can I also play for my town?
Yes. We do everything we can to coordinate with town directors, so kids can play both. Our schedule is published far in advance of the town Rec schedules. We encourage 860 families to ask their town coordinators to monitor our schedule, so as to avoid conflicts. We’re aware of the more “immovable” town lacrosse dates (certain tournaments, league playoffs, etc), and avoid scheduling on those dates.
What do the players do when there is a conflict?
That’s up to the player’s family.
What if I have further questions?