OVERVIEW

The Alpharetta Lacrosse Club (ALC) provides a year-round program experience that is intended to make the game of lacrosse more approachable for young men new to the game, while at the same time providing opportunities for advanced skills development and game play for those players who are more experienced in the game.

The Alpharetta Lacrosse Club program is based on the following objectives:

  • Organize, develop and promote the sport of the lacrosse throughout Alpharetta
  • Provide players the opportunity to compete in amateur lacrosse games at a local, state, regional and national level and to assist in the organizing of such events
  • Teach players the importance of team work, good sportsmanship, respect for the game of lacrosse, loyalty, honesty, leadership and physical fitness through participation in the sport of lacrosse
  • Communicate lacrosse events to the membership and the lacrosse community
  • Solicit moral and financial support from interested individuals and organizations

The Alpharetta Lacrosse Club program is made up of four main pillars:

  • A year-round program
  • Vertical integration
  • Experience coaching staff
  • Consistent branding and messaging

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM

Coach Zanone has worked with the leadership from the High School and ALC Boards to establish a program that is similar to a club-team approach. For the player (of any age) who is all in, the year-round program will provide a “club” experience while maintaining the team-based growth approach. For players who are involved in other sports, or who may not be ready to commit to lacrosse on a year-round basis, we have provided an “a-la-carte” approach. Families can pick and choose the seasons that fit their schedules and their interest in player development. Our year-round program, for both high school and youth players, includes summer, fall and spring seasons.

Summer and Fall

Our summer and fall programs for all players are managed by the Alpharetta Lacrosse Club, and led by Coach Zanone and his staff. These two seasons include practices to allow for skills development through drills, lacrosse IQ development through schemes, and position-specific training by carving out a rotating 30-minute clinic format at the end of each practice, focused on one of offense, defense, goalie, and face-off. The summer season also includes tournament play, camps and clinics, and skills development.

Spring

Our spring program for high school players is run by the Alpharetta High School and the youth program by the ALC and includes recreational and competitive league play and tournaments.

For the player (of any age) who is all in, the year-round program will provide a “club” experience while maintaining the team-based growth approach. For players who are involved in other sports, or who may not be ready to commit to lacrosse on a year-round basis, we have provided an “a-la-carte” approach. Families can pick and choose the seasons that fit their schedules and their interest in player development.

VERTICAL INTEGRATION

One of the top priorities Coach Zach Zanone set when he joined the Alpharetta High School as head coach in 2017, was to extend his engagement with the youth program and create a consistent approach to the game from 1st grade through high school varsity. This effort begins with the skills development program that he personally coaches each fall with his high school coaches. The combined summer and fall elements will continue to be personally led by Coach Zanone.

COACHING

Coach Zanone and the Alpharetta Lacrosse Program provides experienced coaches to lead the high school and youth teams throughout the year. These coaches bring to the program experience playing at elite levels, yet also have a passion for growing the game and teaching our players. All current program coaches played Division I or Division III college lacrosse and will be alternating throughout the calendar year between high school and youth levels.

BRANDING

The ALC is a non-profit 501c-3 organization that is managed by a volunteer-led board of directors. The club has its own logo, website, communication system, and social media presence - separate from the Alpharetta High School Lacrosse Program.

 

Alpharetta Lacrosse Club Logo
Below is the ALC logo which represents the non-profit organization.

Website
The Alpharetta Lacrosse Club website can be found at: www.alclax.com.

Communications
The ALC uses Constant Contact to communicate to all of the members of the organization throughout the year. If you are new to the area or to the program and would like to be added to the email distribution list, please click here and add your information or send an email to kelly@alclax.com.

During the season, we use TeamSnap as our central registration system and also as a way for coaches to communicate to individual teams.

Social Media
ALC has its own social media presence and can be found on:
Facebook: ajrlax or Alpharetta Lacrosse Club
Instagram: @alpharettalacrosseclub or Alpharetta Lacrosse Club
Twitter: @alpharettaclub or Alpharetta Lacrosse Club