Top Side Snipers / Westchester




 

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2017/2018 Snipers Tryout Information

Our Snipers program has become a TRUE year-round program, focusing on player development and athletic ability. With over 80 hours of training and practice time, 40+ games between the Summer and Fall tournaments, Top Side fall & winter leagues, box lacrosse training, spring training camps, and speed/agility training each season, we offer a program unlike any other with a variety of commitment levels based on your son's school and sport schedule. Our program is unrivaled in our attention to the player's & parent's needs without strain on your pocket!

Our coaches all have collegiate and/or professional experience and have a proven history of making players better! Every great team has a great coach and we have hand picked ours very carefully to make sure all players have an enjoyable experience as well as improve. Players can commit to all 4 seasons (Elite team) starting in the fall or pay per season they wish to participate in.

Our yearly breakdown of events and what's included in our Elite team package can be found here. You can also choose to just tryout for our Fall or Summer Snipers teams if you cannot commit to a year-round program.

 

2017/2018 Sniper Tryout Information

Who: All current 4th-11th graders

When: August 26th & August 27th

Where: SUNY Purchase

Time: 2p-3:30p - Current 4th-7th graders

3:30p-5p - Current 8th-11th graders

Cost: $35

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2017 Fall Season Format

2017 Fall Schedules

2017 Fall Tournaments we will be attending:

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2017/2018 Winter Season (additional optional training)

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2018 Spring Season

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2018 Summer Season

Each of OUR COACHES have competed at the highest collegiate level and beyond and are ready and willing to share their knowledge on how to succeed and what they did to get there. We want to help you achieve your goals as a dominant young player and prospective collegiate player.

2018 Summer Tournaments we will be attending:

All practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at Stepinac HS from 4p-6p or 6p-8p starting in June

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2017-2018 Top Side Sniper Team Format

We believe in developing the skills of ALL players, beginner to advanced, by giving everyone an opportunity to play, learn and showcase their skills. The Top Side Snipers have developed a way to keep players involved 12 months out of the year with 3 levels of lacrosse based on your commitment to the game as well as your commitments outside of the lacrosse world.

Snipers Elite (2019-2025 graduating players)

For the dedicated & tournament-ready player looking to test his skills against some of the best competition and learn the nuances of the sport to take his game to the next level. This player will commit and participate in all 4 seasons of the Snipers. He will practice/play with the same team all year round and compete in 75% of the tournaments and attend at least 75% of the practices.

Snipers Basic (2018-2025 graduating players)

For the tournament-ready player who can only commit to one season at a time but is looking to improve and can compete in all of the seasonal tournaments and attend at least 75% of the practices for that season.

Snipers Boot Camp (2022-2025 graduating players)

For players who are not quite ready for tournament play but are looking to improve through challenging practices and intra-team scrimmages.

Tryouts for Elite & Basic will take place in the Fall. Players who do not make either team will be asked to be apart of our Boot Camp. For the tryout, players will be put through a series of drills to test all of their skills at their chosen position. At the conclusion of the tryout, the coaching staff will evaluate all players and decide who will be on which team. You will receive an email 3-5 days following the tryout informing you of which team your child has been selected to participate on. You can then make your decision on how you wish to proceed with the Sniper program.

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Top Side Sniper Coaches

Coach Otto

Justin Otto

Born and raised on Long Island, Justin grew up in the hotbed of lacrosse. He graduated from Chaminade HS in 2001 and is a 2005 graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale. There he obtained his degree in Civil Engineering while playing lacrosse at the D1 level. Justin plays attack and is currently the All-Time Leading goal scorer in MC history (129), second in points (172) and was part of the 2002 undefeated season winning the MAAC Championship and playing in the first round of the NCAA playoffs against Georgetown. He scored the first goal in MC playoff history in that playoff game.

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Coach Lennon

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon has been the Head Coach of the Eastchester High School Varsity Lacrosse program for 3 years. He grew up in Yorktown, NY, and played varsity lacrosse at Lakeland/Panas HS. He then attended SUNY Cortland where he graduated with a BS. in Physical Education and played Club lacrosse. In 2009 he became the head J.V. Lacrosse Coach at Lakeland/Panas where he stayed for 5 years before coming to Eastchester HS. He has also coached 5 years of club lacrosse for Westrock Lacrosse, and is the founder of Eastchester Lacrosse Club. In his first 3 seasons at Eastchester HS he led the team to a 33-19 record, bringing the program its first ever sectional playoff wins and first League Championship. In 2013 and 2014 he helped set the boys lacrosse single season win record for Eastchester High School.


Coach Miranda

Brett Miranda

Brett grew up playing lacrosse in Westchester County. He played his youth lacrosse for Yorktown Athletic Club and Ossining Youth Lacrosse. He graduated Ossining High School in 2007. During his high school career, he amassed 325 points and is Ossining High School’s all time leading scorer. Coach Miranda is currently the 7th all time leading scorer in Section 1.

Coach Miranda is a 2011 graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale. There he obtained his degree in Physical Education while playing lacrosse at the D1 level. Brett was a four time All MAAC Academic team member. Manhattan advanced to Conference playoffs three of the four years Brett was a member of the team.

Coach Miranda went on to obtain his Masters in Health Education from Lehman College. During this time, Brett started his coaching career at Hastings on Hudson High School in 2012.

Coach Cipolla

Matt Cipolla

Matt is a 2010 graduate from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. While at Springfield, he played on 3 conference championship and 4 NCAA tournament teams and finished his career with over 64 save percentage. A graduate from Harrison High School, Matt was a 2 time All-Section goalie as well as an All- Section defensive back for the Huskies in football. He is now currently the head boy’s varsity lacrosse coach at Harrison.

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