STORM Elite Info & Policies

What is STORM Elite?

A competitive girls lacrosse travel team(s) that will train year round with travel teams competing in the Fall and Summer seasons.

We are currently registering for STORM Elite for graduation years of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Fall, 2013.  STORM Elite is for the serious lacrosse player that might aspire to play college lacrosse.  Tryouts will occur on Sunday, September 8 – REGISTER HERE.

We will also offer this Fall, 2013 try-outs for STORM RVA (1 high school team and 1 middle school team), STORM W-BURG (1 high school team and 1 middle school team), STORM HANOVER (1 high school team and 1 middle school team) and STORM F-BURG (1 high school team and 1 middle school team).  These programs do fall under the direction of STORM Lacrosse, however will have less commitment to practice and tournaments thus less in price point.  This program is recommended for those that need more coaching and development in order to prepare themselves for their spring school seasons and to further prepare them for STORM Elite tryouts for next summer (tryouts held in February, 2014).  Please check back on 8/20 for registration details.

We develop each individual student-athlete and focus on taking their game to the next level if as a middle school or high school athlete.  We strive to provide an atmosphere that is fun, exciting and competitive.  Our staff of college, USA and high school coaches & players will work towards crafting each young girl into a well-rounded and responsible lacrosse player who can succeed at the high school and college level.

We place many DI – DII – DIII collegiate players each year thanks to the commitment of the STORM staff led by STORM Co-Directors and former DI coaches, Sue Murphy & Barb DiArcangelo.

What are the ages/grades of those allowed to try-out?

We would like to host the following teams this Fall, 2013:

*STORM Elite 2014 – no tryout.  If you are returning STORM senior you are invited to play, just proceed to registration and complete registration BUT DO NOT PAY THE $25 when you check out.  If you are new to STORM but would like to be considered for the few spots that remain, kindly email Coach Barb at barb@newworldsports.biz.  Those new players, once approved will be asked to register on line.
*STORM Elite 2015
*STORM Elite 2016
*STORM Elite 2017
*STORM Elite 2018

Where do we train/practice?

  • The Steward School (west end of Richmond) on Stewards’ beautifully manicured Bermuda grass fields – 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238
  • River City Sportsplex on synthetic lighted fields – 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian 23112
  • Trinity Episcopal School – 3850 Pittaway Drive, Richmond VA 23235
  • Potential new site on Broad & Parham, Richmond VA

What if I cannot make the tryout date?

We will work with you to try and find a time for you to try out but you must contact Barb DiArcangelo at barb@newworldsports.biz  if you need to schedule a separate tryout – please reach her PRIOR to tryouts.  Our teams are set immediately AFTER the try-out so don’t wait!!

What if I cannot make a tournament?  What is the NEW FALL CLUB DUES & MANDATORY TOURNAMENTS?

Each player is expected to attend all tournaments assigned for their particular graduation year assigned team.    You cannot pro-rate or pick your tournaments.  No refunds will be processed for any reason except injury with medical note.  The Fall Club Dues will include tournament fees, fall uniform, coaches stipends, administrative fees, facility and recruiting support.

See below if you know in advance you cannot attend a particular practice/tournament and want to STILL be considered at try-outs.  Legitimate excuses will be approved by Co-Directors.

How much does it cost to play for STORM Elite?

STORM Elite 2014 = Fall Dues (includes tournaments) $ 615
STORM Elite 2015 = Fall Dues (includes tournaments) $ 665
STORM Elite 2016 = Fall Dues (includes tournaments) $ 790
STORM Elite 2017 = Fall Dues (includes tournaments) $ 790
STORM Elite 2018 = Fall Dues (includes tournaments) $ 790
 
* See team practices here – https://newworldsports.biz/storm-home/storm-practice-schedule/
*See team tournaments here – https://newworldsports.biz/storm-home/storm-tournaments/
 
Click HERE to see the expenses broken down so you know EXACTLY what you are paying for.

When are we expected to make our financial commitment?

  1. Tuesday, September 10 = Teams Announced
  2. Friday, September 13 = Deadline to Commit to Team – online registration required
  3. Friday, September 13 = (1) Pay in Full for Fall Club Dues or (2) Pay 1st Installment of $400 and commit to paying 2nd Installment on 10/1
  4. A $50 LATE FEE will be charged after October 1st.  Players cannot participate in tournaments if the account is not in good standing.

What do the STORM Elite Fall, 2013 club fees include?

  • Quality coaching to improve individual & team skills
  • Coaches stipend for practices, preparation and weekly communication during our season
  • Coaches stipends for tournaments including housing and gas
  • Use of coaching staff for college references & recruiting support
  • Cost of fields and equipment
  • Club expenses
  • Navigation of the recruiting process outlined by Co-Director Sue Murphy
  • Administrative expenses
  • STORM reversible & shorts
  • 2013 STORM long sleeve t-shirt
  • NEW!! All tournament fees are included in your Fall Club Dues
  • Either pay in Full on 9/13 or choose a 2 installment plan ($400 due on 9/13 & balance due on 10/1)

Do I have any additional fees?

Yes.    You are responsible for all travel and hotel fees.  STORM will block hotel rooms for you through our Marriott partnership or by the hotel policy set forth by some tournament directors.

STORM Board of Advisors is offering scholarship this Fall, 2013 season.   Applications will be made available upon your request to sue@newworldsports.biz.  Deadline to submit your request will be September 3, 2013.  They will be reviewed and awards will be emailed before Team Announcements September 10, 2013.  STORM Lacrosse Scholarship Application

Do I have to come to all of the events?

Yes, it is our intent to build our program so that you all gel as a team, thus producing more individual excellence.  We understand that you MIGHT have some conflicts in Fall that are out of your immediate control (possible playoffs/post season, weddings, SATs, etc. that we will might consider as an acceptable excuse AS LONG AS YOU REACH OUT TO COACH BARB IN ADVANCE OF TRYOUTS at barb@newworldsports.biz).  The more tournaments you attend, the more chemistry you will have with your teammates, and the better you will perform for the college coaches.  Not to mention, a large part of being on STORM is just having fun, so we try and do that as much as we can.

What if I want to register for the year above me?

All players must compete with their own age group.   This helps college coaches when recruiting and will make our placement of student-athletes much easier to navigate.

What do I do if I want to get additional STORM Elite gear?

STORM is committed to providing each player with the things necessary to compete.  However, we also have gear for the parents and players to enjoy during the year offered through an online store/catalog.  We will make every effort to have an online order ready to go in conjunction with announcement of teams.  Please do not pay for extra STORM gear until you have honored your Club Dues.

What if I have questions about College?

STORM Elite is committed to trying to find the best place for you to compete at the college level.   As a coaching staff we are always happy to help you come up with some ideas, and discuss your future. You can email your respective coach with questions.  We have placed MANY players into college lacrosse programs including DI, DII and DIII universities – we feel very fortunate to have a staff that has the relationships and connections at the next level to assist your families as you find the ‘right fit.’  Co-Director Sue Murphy will provide recruitable-aged guidelines so we have a complete understanding of what we can and will provide to our student-athletes & their families.  We WILL NOT do this for you, but will instead guide you and teach you how to do the research.  If you are interested in a FULL SERVICE RECRUITING SERVICE where Sue Murphy would be your LEAD RECRUITING COORDINATOR, please consider looking into Be The Beast Recruiting at http://www.btbrecruiting.com/btb/girlslacrosse.  Clients from across the country take advantage of this service if they want a full service recruiting plan for their daughters.  If you choose this route, please mention STORM Lacrosse for a discount.

Returned Checks will have a fee of $35.00

Please email sue@newworldsports.biz  or barb@newworldsports.biz with additional questions