Everyone at NWTL has been working tirelessly to provide our lacrosse families with the best facilities around the area. Not only are we working towards expanding and improving our complex at Northlakes Park, but also working towards getting our field recognized as the FIRST and ONLY designated Lacrosse Complex in Hillsborough County, FL. Which means these fields are designed for lacrosse, and lacrosse only. We're not putting lacrosse nets on soccer fields, or turning a local school or park into a space for families to play lacrosse for a season or 2, this is be a year round outdoor Lacrosse complex for the families around the Tampa area.
We've put a lot of work into getting these fields as a group, but none of this would be possible without the time and efforts of our Field Coordinator/Director- Jamie Rein. Jamie has been instrumental through this process and has worked day in and day out to make this all possible. The amount of passion and dedication he has for the sport of lacrosse and growth of youth sports is unconditional, and will pay off as soon as our "little project" at Northlakes is completed. Thank you Jamie!
In the month of November and December, there will be a lot of work being done at our field to make this dream a reality. We're getting there, but it will take some time. Here's what's next to be done at Northlakes:
The removal of the Oak tree, stands/bleachers, shed and deck
Filling and covering the baseball field behind ours
Getting our irrigation system intact and operational
Leveling off the field and fixing the overflow of water (flooding problem)
Moving lights and scoreboards as well as adding a few more.
There is plenty of work to be done, and if anyone is interested please don't be shy to step up and give us a hand! Whether it's man-power, donations and sponsorships, equipment rentals etc, we can sure use all the help we can get!
If you are interested in seeing how you would be able to help out with any field operations, please contact our Field Coordinator/Director Jamie Rein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If anyone is interested in donations, local or corporate sponsorship please contact our Sponsorship Director Bill Kaatze (email@example.com)
We are proud to announce the newest lacrosse program in Tampa - Northwest Tampa Lacrosse! Our goal is to provide the area with a great, local lacrosse experience for all ages and levels of players. Our mission is to offer a quality lacrosse program for elementary, middle, and high school boys and girls, and we will field our first teams beginning with the January 2014 season. NW Tampa Lax is the perfect place for players new to the sport, as well as for experienced players who would like to learn and grow their game. In addition to youth leagues, NW Tampa Lax will sponsor the girls and boys club teams of Alonso, Sickles, and Steinbrenner High Schools, providing a feeder program to our local high schools.
The NW Tampa Lacrosse board is comprised of previous board members from the Steinbrenner High School and Alonso High School club programs as well as the leadership from Citrus Park Lacrosse and the Bay Area Lacrosse Association (Sand Sharks). For those familiar with or currently playing for Citrus Park Lacrosse, the program will become part of NW Tampa Lax and will forego its previous name to fully integrate with this group.
NW Tampa Lacrosse introduces the Northwest Tampa PRIDE. We'll be fielding U-11/9, U-13 and U-15 teams for boys for the 2014 spring season and will accept players of all levels from beginner to the most experienced. For high school players we offer club teams that will play in the Florida Gulf Coast Lacrosse League during season (Sickles Club, Steinbrenner Club, Alonso Club). In the off-seasons (summer and fall), players may choose to join either our travel or local, competitive Sand Sharks and Lady Sharks teams.
NW Tampa Lacrosse will be hosting introductory clinics throughout the fall for anyone who would like to see what lacrosse is all about! Keep an eye on our website, www.NWTampaLax.com , for details.
We hope you are as excited as we are about the formation of this fully-integrated, instructional and competitive lacrosse program in which your children can grow. You can be sure they will receive quality instruction while learning to play lacrosse with honor and good sportsmanship. We invite you to join us. Let’s grow the game!