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Summer 2018

Gnats are Back!!

We are excited to announce our summer plan for Ponte Vedra’s top travel lacrosse club! We believe in OUR community and doing what's best for it.  We have an ever-evolving model focused on developing our athletes to reach and exceed their potential and believe this has been proven with the long 15+ years of Ponte Vedra lacrosse dominance of North Florida.


Lock in your spots now:



Things that separate the Gnats from the rest of the South:

-Professional and experienced coaching staff with at least 2 dedicated coaches per team

- You don't pay thousands of dollars for "GROUP" lessons.  We practice all the way through August 1st, 2018.

-Proven history of elite college caliber player development

-We DO NOT “win at all costs”.  We are committed to winning the right way, not the easy way.

-Local competitive and affordable events.  You only pay one fee, not for events, etc.

-Streamlined communication so no one is left wondering

-All practices led by High School Director, ensures continuity between youth and high school programs allowing for easy transitions.



Each team will be assigned AT LEAST one experienced adult coach with playing and/or coaching experience. As well as, highly experience current or recent player college player.  Ponte Vedra raised, of course!

Director of Coaching: Coach Chris Polanski
Coach Po will be at EVERY practice and will not be assigned to any youth team so he can assist and oversee ALL practice activities.

Assistant Director of Coaching: Coach Chris Greco
Coach Greco has been crucial to the growth of lacrosse in our area and will continue to make his impact this summer.  Coach Greco will not be assigned to a specific team and will be available to help in all aspects of our youth program.  He is a great resource and we are excited to have him!



Outlined below



This summer, we will have teams at each of the following age groups.  How many teams will be dictated by the numbers at tryouts.  If we have multiple teams per age group, we will have an “A” and “B” style team selection.

Each team will be HARD capped (21 for U14 and U12, and 15 for U10)

U14, U12 and U10.

** WE DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANY PLAYERS BEHIND.  We believe in developing our entire community as a whole.  We will have practice players on case by case basis. These slots are reserved for players who just missed the cutoff point and are of similar skill to rest of the team.  We will also have a developmental group for those looking to continue learning and need a little more focus on the basics**





Costs and Fees:

YOUTH - Upon receiving invite, you will be required to complete the following:

$150 Deposit (Guarantee Spot for Summer Team 2018)

+ and additional $299 Team Fee

**Tournaments are included for members, we charge for our practices and Summer Membership ONLY.**

High School -

$150 Deposit (Guarantee Spot for Summer Team 2018)

+ and additional $449 Team Fee







-The reversible and blue shorts are mandatory, everything else is optional.  These will last until the summer of 2020.  We will be using a 2 year uniform cycle.


Please review below for our summer schedule.  ALL Events info and dates easily available below.




Gnats Select (High School AA only):

MD Team Fee: ($125) + Individual Fee ($298)

UNC Team Camp: Individual Fee($499 Resident, $399 Day)



More info:

Its Like Lessons ALL Summer!

WE practice ALL Summer!  Gnats end August 1st, 2018.  What an amazing opportunity.  GO GNATS!

Summer Staff

Chris Polanski PV HIGH SCHOOL COACH Director of Coaches
Chris Greco PV Riptide Director of Coaches
Bill Elfein PV Riptide U14 Coach
Matt Keeler University of Indy U14 Coach
Scott Owen PV Riptide U12 Coach
Reid Smith Florida State U10 Coach
Ian Macgilvray PV Riptide U10 Coach
Clay Welch Mercer University U12 Coach
Ben Buchanan Florida State U10 Coach
Wyatt Schupler USMA-Army Goalies
Walker Azzaro Pace Attack

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