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Jr. Swarm

    2014 Schedule

    Snipers Tournament (Winnipeg) - June 20-22
    Canada Day Tournament (Calgary) - June 28-30
    Jr. Swarm Camp (Twin Cities) - Aug. 11-15
    Jr. NLL Tournament (Toronto) - Aug. 29-31



    TEAM INFORMATION:

    The Jr. Swarm program started with (1) Bantam team in the summer of 2013. In 2014, the Jr. Swarm program is looking forward to adding more teams across different age levels.

    2013 Age Divisions: Bantam

    2014 Age Divisions: PeeWee, Bantam and Midget (Tryout information will be released in the near future.)

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    WHAT IS THE JR. SWARM PROGRAM?

    The Jr. Swarm program is intended to help grow the game of box lacrosse in Minnesota. Members of the Jr. Swarm program participate in a form of box lacrosse that is played by amateurs across Canada and professionally in the NLL. Jr. Swarm players are exposed to a more traditional version of the sport that allows for more physical play (cross checking is allowed) while adding more padding for player safety. Jr. Swarm teams will compete in national and international box lacrosse tournaments.

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    BENEFITS OF PLAYING ON THE JR. SWARM:

    • Coached by Professionals! Our coaches are both NLL and MLL All-Stars as well as NCAA DI All-Americans
    • Exposure to collegiate and pro lacrosse coaches during tournaments
    • Player Development is our No. 1 focus
    • Box Lacrosse helps enhance your Field Game (Box players are exposed to quicker stick skills, tighter passing lanes and smaller shooting windows)
    • Opportunity to travel across the country with your teammates and family
    • Players receive (1) Swarm Season Ticket

    "I'VE BEEN LEARNING SO MUCH FROM THE COACHES BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN IN EVERY SITUATION. THEY PUSH US HARD THREE TIMES A WEEK, BUT IT'S ALWAYS FUN."

    - Jr. Swarm Player, Mitchell Durst.

    Questions?

    Alec Schimke

    Director of Media & Lacrosse Relations

    Phone: 651-726-1759


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    JUNIOR SWARM COACHES

    AIME CAINES

    • Assistant Coach for the Minnesota Swarm
    • Assistant Coach for the University of Minnesota Men's Club lacrosse team
    • Head Coach of the East Ridge High School lacrosse team
    • Former NLL player with the Columbus Landsharks, Montreal Express and the Buffalo Bandits.
    • Director of the Minnesota Swarm Youth Box League

    Corbyn Tao

    • Forward, Minnesota Swarm (2012 - Present)
    • 2011 NLL 2nd Round Draft Pick (No. 12 overall)
    • Robert Morris University graduate

    Jr. Swarm players received professional coaching from:

    • Andrew Suitor: Under Armour Athlete... Swarm Captain... 2012 NLL Transition Player of the Year... NLL All-Star... 2010 1st Round Draft Pick... Mann Cup and Minto Cup winner.
    • Jordan MacIntosh: Under Armour Athlete... 2013 NLL Transition Player of the Year... NLL All-Star...DI All-American (R.I.T.)... MLL All-Star... 2011 1st Round Pick... Mann Cup winner.
    • Kiel Matisz: Under Armour Athlete...2013 NLL All-Rookie Team... Swarm rookie record holder for goals (29)... DI All-American (Robert Morris)... 2012 1st Round Pick... MLL Rising Star.
    • Tyler Carlson: Swarm goalie... Mann Cup winner.
    • Corbyn Tao: Swarm forward... Robert Morris graduate... Native American... 2011 2nd Round Pick.
    • Joe Sullivan: Swarm head coach... Mann Cup winner
    • Special locker room speech from NLL all-time leading scorer, 4x world champion & Buffalo Bandits forward John Tavares

    2014 Bantam Jr. Swarm Roster

    # Name Hometown
    00 Perelman, Tyler Champlin
    1 Surma, Noah Blaine
    2 Bloch, Adam Ramsey
    2 Dickson, Blake Ramsey
    9 Lovenjak, Jody Winnipeg
    11 McIvor, Liam Winnipeg
    12 Nelson, Maximillian Hudson
    22 Burger, Cody St. Marys Point
    24 Magnuson, Bennett Rosemount
    28 Kreger, Jack Maple Grove
    37 Callstrom, Camden Cannon Falls
    44 Berg, Logan Stillwater
    55 Storrs, Kalam Medicine Lake
    66 Hoch, Garett Lino Lakes
    71 Ballantyne, Drake Winnipeg
    99 Heibel, Jace Saint Michael

    2014 Midget Jr. Swarm Roster

    # Name Hometown
    0 Durst, Mitch Delano
    5 Buechler, Ben Rogers
    7 Amoe, Nathan Rogers
    9 Deach, Haakon Eagan
    10 Bauer, David Rogers
    11 Johnson, Drake Sunburg
    16 Studemann, William New Richmond
    20 Miller, Josh Delano
    22 Fleischman, Avery Ramsey
    25 Williams, Benjamin North Oaks
    32 Soderholm, Wyatt Rosemount
    40 Spanier, Jacob Shakopee
    88 Spanier, Lucas Shakopee

    Box Lacrosse Testimonials

    6x NCAA Champion & Denver University Coach Bill Tierney on Box Lacrosse:

    “If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12 play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.  The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens on a field.  Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”

    4x NCAA Champion & University of Virginia coach Dom Starsia on Box Lacrosse:

    "When you watch Canadian kids score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, 'Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?"

    NLL/MLL All-Star Casey Powell on Box Lacrosse:

    “I knew that if I wanted to be one of the best players in the world, I would have to dedicate myself to both the indoor and the outdoor game. Playing indoor lacrosse has been a great thing for my career.”