**EQUIPMENT RENTAL IS AVAILABLE FOR 2019**
- In order to provide an entry point opportunity for new players to discover the sport of lacrosse. Rival will provide full equipment for the season at a limited cost!
- This allows new players a chance to learn the game, without having to make a large financial commitment at the outset.
- Date and Time for Rental Equipment Distribution Day is TBD.
SPRING 2019 Practice Times & Information:
Durham Academy Middle School
3116 Academy Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Academy Upper School
3601 Ridge Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Saturday Practice Schedule (All Teams):
2/23: 10 am-12 pm
3/2: 10 am-12 pm
3/9: 10 am-12pm
Weekly Practice Schedule:
- Practice Days (Starting the week of 3/11/19):
1/2 Grade: Wednesdays (6:00-7:15 PM)- Durham Academy Upper School
3/4 Grade: Practice Mondays/Wednesdays (6:00-7:15 pm)- Durham Academy Upper School
5/6 Grade: Practice Tuesdays/Thursdays (6:00-7:30 pm)- Durham Academy Middle School
Click Link Below to register
2019 Rival Lacrosse Spring Play League is Now Open!
We are excited to open 2019 Spring registration for Rival Lacrosse. Rival Lacrosse is the largest recreational lacrosse program in the southeast and we are proud to begin our 18th year in February of 2019. The Rival Lacrosse Spring Play League consists of boys grades 1-6, girls grades 1-8 with teams practicing and competing across the Triangle area in the Heart of North Carolina! The 2019 Rival Spring Play League will run from February 23-May 4, 2019. 1-2 practices a week and games on Saturday’s beginning in mid March.
Rival Lacrosse is a recreational in-house lacrosse league with modified rules to help progress each player at every level of experience, even beginners! We have the most experienced and compassionate group of coaches in the area who are teachinglacrosse to help grow the game as a whole in the Triangle. We are proud of the foundation we have built to enable more people to be exposed to our sport and have several decoratedRival alums serving as coaches and referees year after year!!
We will be launching a new website in the next few weeks that will be more user friendly for announcements and weather updates throughout the season but registration is now open.
Each site will have specific practice times and days per age group with 1-2nd Grade 1 day a week, 3-4th Grade 2X a week, 5-6th grade 2X a week, normally 6-7:30pm as daylight permits.
***There will be a $50-$60 uniform charge for new players as we are continuing to provide exciting sublimated uniforms for 2019****
Please email email@example.com with any questions
Site Director – Jon Lantzy
Coach Lantzy is in his 10th year as Head Coach at Durham Academy after a five year stint as an assistant coach at Duke University. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Jon attended Michigan State University and was a four–year starter for the Spartans in lacrosse. A 1991 graduate of MSU, Lantzy closed his career ranking 14th on the Spartan all–time scoring list and was a four–time all–league choice. Jon helped Michigan State to a pair of national tournament berths in 1989 and 1991 and was honored as one of 25 players named to the All–Time Spartan varsity lacrosse team Jon went on to play professional lacrosse in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Detroit Turbos and the Buffalo Bandits. He played with the Turbo during the 1991–92 and 1993–94 seasons and helped the Bandits to an undefeated season and the world championship in 1992–93.
Upon completion of his playing career, Lantzy pursued a coaching career at Canisius College were he served as an assistant coach for five seasons. Jon then went on to become the Head Coach at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C., from 1998–01. While at St. Andrews, he coached three USILA All–America selections and 17 All–Deep South Conference picks. Coach Lantzy assisted in all aspects of the Duke University lacrosse program with direct responsibilities working with the defensive unit, midfielders, face–off personnel and goalies. Coaching Lantzy helped guide the Blue Devils to a #2 national ranking and a berth in the 2005 NCAA chamionship game falling to Johns Hopkins 9–8. In 2002 the Blue Devils captured their third ACC championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship Tournament. He is also the author of "Building a championship Goaltender" a DVD produced by Championship Productions. While at Duke Lantzy was the co–director of the Duke Evening Lacrosse Camp and helped direct the Duke Lacrosse Overnight Camp and the Duke Tournament of Champions Team Camp.
Lantzy is married to the former Suzanne Row of Marion, Ohio, and the couple has one daughter, Katherine.