FAQs

Why would I choose Atlanta Storm Lacrosse over other Atlanta based lacrosse programs?

As a program founded by dedicated and passionate high school coaches, our focus is quality instruction above all else. Our success in tournament play and in helping players get recruited by college coaches is a result of our ability to train lacrosse athletes unlike any other program in the Southeast. We are able to provide the appropriate instruction for your daughter wherever they are in their progression and allow them the opportunity to achieve their personal goals within the program.

What is the difference between Elite and Regional lacrosse with the Atlanta Storm program?

Elite Lacrosse is for girl players who are looking to compete against the top lacrosse teams in North America. Our high school Elite teams travel to prestigious recruiting tournaments while our middle school Elite teams attend highly selective tournaments that help prepare them for the recruiting events in their future. The Storm Regional and Developmental teams focus on skill enhancement and play in local tournaments to provide players the opportunity to assess their improvement.

What is The Warehouse?

The Warehouse is our 7500 square foot indoor facility where our talented group of instructors provide individual and small group training for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

Can I participate in the clinics, camps and Warehouse training if I don’t play on a Storm team?

Absolutely. Almost all of our instructional offerings are open to players both in and out of our team programs. Our mission is to help create better lacrosse players without any bias toward where they choose to play travel, high school, feeder or rec lacrosse.

When are tryouts?

We select our Storm Elite teams by holding tryouts in July/August for the high school elite teams for the fall and summer season of the following year. If you are a rising 8th grader you will need to register for the high school elite tryouts. Middle School and Ministix teams will also be conducted but will only be for the Fall season, there will be tryouts again for these teams for the summer. The high school regional and middle school regional remain on a season to season commitment; regional team tryouts are not required for these tryout dates. Check the our team tryouts page periodically for updates.

If my daughter played last season does she have to tryout again?

For the Storm Elite program ALL players will need to participate in tryouts to earn a spot on their respective elite team; this includes anyone who has participated in the Summer 2019 season. The high school regional and middle school regional will remain on a season to season commitment. However, Elite tryouts don’t guarantee a regional roster spot. All players need to tryout for all teams. You will not be charged an extra tryout fee if you tried out for the Elite program.

What is the cost? When would my daughter practice? What tournaments would my daughter’s team play in? Who would be my daughter’s coach for this year?

Practice/tournament schedules and cost will be forthcoming; most fall tournaments will take place in November with practices on weekends allowing players to have the option of participating in other extra-curricular school activities and feeder programs. Schedules will include two fall tournaments and three summer tournaments plus team camp. Please refer to the appropriate program page for more information or email info@atlantastormlacrosse.com.

How can we participate if we don’t live in Atlanta?

Many of our skill development clinics and warehouse training sessions are scheduled during the weekend and may fit into your vacation or travel schedule. Please email us at info@atlantastormlacrosse.com and we’ll contact you with information on how to be considered for admission to the program.

 

 

How do I register my daughter for lessons?

Visit The warehouse section on the website and follow directions from there.

Are private 1 on 1 lessons available?

No, all sessions are small group lessons. Goalie lessons are coed with Alex Haskins.

I can't see a time come up on the Upper Hand app but it is in the Marketing section, can I still sign up for this lesson?

When a time disappears, this means the lesson is Full.

I scheduled a lesson but need to cancel, how do I do this?

Go into the UpperHand App and cancel your lesson. This must be done 12 hours before your lesson.

What does my daughter need to bring?

They will need goggles, lacrosse stick and sneakers.

Are Bulk packages available?

Yes 1 lesson for $75, 5 lessons for $275, 10 lessons for $500 and 20 lessons for $900. Unused lessons will not expire.

My daughter is not able to make the callback tryout. In the event that is invited back, how will this be handled?

We will use the evaluation grades from the first set of tryouts for placement.

My daughter is hurt and cannot play at the tryouts. She played for Storm last year. What will happen to her?

We will have a spot for her on an Elite or Regional team. We will set up an individual tryout for placement when cleared by the Doctor. We can also consider current game film if in the Spring season.

What if my daughter cannot make tryouts due to unavoidable conflicts?

Players who can’t attend the tryouts will be asked to attend the callback tryout or another session. Contact Program Directors to work something out, we can be flexible. >

What is the callback protocol? – If a player gets called back does that mean she made one of the two teams?

We will not have callbacks at this time.

What if my daughter does not make an Elite team? Will there still be a spot for her on another team? How do I register?

Players who do not make an Elite team will be placed on a Storm Regional team. When notified that you have not made an Elite team, we will have instructions on how to register for the regional team.

How many players are you keeping on the team rosters?

We target 16 - 8 field players or less and two goalies for each Elite and Regional team. For Ministix we like to have 12 players.

What other coaches are coaching with these teams?

We are finalizing our list of coaches on the website. It is a work in progress. We will also employ current college players as well and will add them later in the year.

Does everyone make the team?

Storm Regional is a select level local travel club team that focus on the improvement of your daughter's lacrosse skills. Tryouts are not held for regional teams at this time.

Does Storm Regional interfere with other sports?

The regional program is set up with a 6-week program in the fall and summer allows for players to choose to play in the fall season, summer season or in our yearly program.

What regional options are there within Storm?

We offer programs in Buckhead, Cobb and Gwinnett.

How many players on each roster?

Our Storm Regional teams will have 18 field players and 2 goalies max per roster.

If my daughter doesn’t make the Elite Team is she guaranteed a spot in the Regional Team?

If your player does not make an Elite team, she will be rostered on a regional team.

Is there any chance my daughter can be moved to an Elite Team during the year?

Our club looks to promote players from within the program, if spots open up within the Elite program a tryout will be held to fill that roster spot.

What is the cost of the Storm Regional program?

The yearly cost ranges based on graduation year. We offer pricing per summer and fall season with payment plan options.

How many tournaments will we play in?

A typical summer schedule consists of team camp and 2-3 tournaments. Our fall schedule consists of 2 mandatory tournaments, optional tournaments (normally 7v7), and clinics bringing in college coaches to the area.