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Riverfront Raptors Boys Lacrosse Program

Riverfront Raptors lacrosse will be holding tryout dates for the upcoming summer and fall season. The Raptors lacrosse program will utilize the beautiful 85,000 square foot indoor facility at Riverfront Sports in Scranton. Athletes will have the opportunity to practice and play at Riverfront and get exclusive college style practices to continue to develop skills within the game of lacrosse.

Tryouts will be by age group for rising 7thand 8th grades, 2026 and 2027 graduates, as well as a high school group of rising freshman and sophomores, 2024 and 2025, and rising juniors and seniors, 2023 and 2022.  We will be holding 8-10 practices and attending 2-3 summer events and 1-2 fall events. Each player will have exposure to recruiting events, such as NXT which is host to some of the best club programs in the country.

Tryouts will be Sunday, Feburary 21st 6pm to 8pm for all age groups. There will be a $30 registration charge. If you make our team, that $30 will be credited towards your membership fees. All players trying out receive a Raptors pinney. Questions can be addressed to coachricardo34@gmail.com. Be part of history with Raptors Lacrosse!!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS!

Pricing

Summer 2021: $750 includes usage of Riverfront Sports facility, college-level coaches, helmet decal, pinnie & shorts and tournament fees. (Payments made in three installements of $250)

Minimum of 10 practices starting in March and continuing through our first of three tournaments over the summer. Times and dates of Raptors practice will not conflict with high school/middle school teams. Practice once during March, 1-2 times in April, four times in May, a minimum of three times during June and 2-4 practices in July. Practices will be at Riverfront Sports, Schautz Stadium and other local outdoor fields.

Tentative Events

Minimum of three tournaments 

  • NXT Jersey Invitational 6/12/21
  • NXT Pennsylvania Invitational 6/19-6/20/21
  • Meltdown 6/26-6/27/21

Add Fall Lacrosse: $325 (Minimum 5 practices and 1 fall event. Price includes entry fee.)

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Riverfront Raptors Lacrosse Club

Coach Ricardo is looking for players at all levels to participate in our Club Team for 2021. With our 85,000 square foot indoor facility, we have the ability to give the best training and experience in NEPA all season long.

If you are interested in our Club Team, please click here to fill out a Player Interest form.

Meet the Coach

Head Lacrosse Coach and Riverfront Lacrosse Director James Ricardo.

Currently the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Misericordia University, Jim has over twenty-five years of collegiate lacrosse experience as a coach and player. At Misericordia, he has earned over 135 NCAA victories including the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship in 2017. The Misericordia Men’s Lacrosse Team is the only lacrosse program in the MAC Freedom Conference to earn an NCAA playoff victory. Jim was named MAC conference coach of the year in 2017. Misericordia has appeared in five straight post season playoffs since 2015.

As a player, Jim won two National Junior College championships with Herkimer Community College, and helped Cortland State to two NCAA appearances. Jim coached the United States U19 team to a silver medal at the 2010 FIL Festival in Manchester, England.

Jim’s goal is to continue to grow and expand lacrosse, the fastest growing sport, in northeastern Pennsylvania. He will organize and implement lacrosse training for both girls and boys. Jim will also help develop, coach, and mentor a quality travel lacrosse program. Jim resides in Dallas with his wife and two children, Leah and Ryan.

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