San Francisco, CA – On January 1st, 2013 Madlax announced the formation of Madlax-California Lacrosse All Stars Program for boys age 9-18. The initial tryout date has been set for February 2nd at Novato High School in northern California.
The Madlax-California All-Stars is a new travel boy’s club program made up of elite level players ages 9-18 (u11-rising seniors) from any school in the entire state of California. Based in northern California in the San Francisco North Bay region, Madlax-California will attend state and national recruiting tournaments and elite level all-star tournaments throughout the year. Madlax-California offers advanced coaching by experienced college and high school lacrosse coaches who will emphasize fundamentals and proper technique as well as character development. Madlax-California is one of the only club programs in the west coast that is directed by experienced college coaches. Madlax will provide the opportunity for all to play with and against the best players in the country on a Madlax National Team. Your sons will have a positive experience.
Madlax-California Co-Director, Coach Panch Ojeda, who is an assistant coach at Sonoma State University and handles high school recruiting says, “The talent level of boys in California is increasing at an exponential level. It is great to see the players in California have the opportunity to play high level lacrosse for such a nationally respected and recognized club like Madlax-California All-Stars”.
Matt Blamey, co-founder and Director adds, “I’m originally from the DC area, I have been thoroughly impressed in my many years working with Madlax. I am excited to bring Madlax’s wealth of experience and quality programs to the West Coast. With the success of the Madlax national program and established infrastructure, I am confident we will do great things for aspiring student-athletes and their families in California!”
Madlax-California is part of the Madlax All-Stars program national umbrella and will receive experienced support and administrative leadership from the Madlax headquarters based in the Washington, DC area. Madlax-Capital All-Stars in DC is currently one of the top 5 club programs in the nation and has placed over 350 boys into NCAAA D1, D2 and D3 programs, and will bring a wealth of experience and support to this California All-Stars program. The Madlax All-Stars infrastructure has been in place since 1999 and so these California teams will work in conjunction with Madlax in DC to establish a premier nationally respected program quickly.
Madlax All-Stars is comprehensive elite lacrosse and character building program for boys year round. Two exciting features of Madlax-California are one; top players at each age will have the opportunity to be selected and play on an existing nationally recognized and respected Madlax National Team in major recruiting and all-star tournaments and two; all players will be exposed to a comprehensive character development program unmatched in the country. Our coaches and leaders emphasize CASE (Character, Attitude, Success, Effort) in specific aspects of our all-stars program. We also offer college recruiting exposure, advanced skill development, and overall character growth through the high school, junior high school and middle school years. Since 1999, Madlax has been also very successful at placing our student-athletes in excellent academic colleges with strong lacrosse programs. All of our head coaches have impressive high school or college coaching experience.
Madlax founder and owner, Cabell Maddux, adds, “California is one of the most explosive growth areas in the nation and we are excited to help grow this great sport in that impressive region. We have been focused on establishing a program there for years but searching for the right leadership. We could not be happier with the hiring of Directors; Matt Blamey and Panch Ojeda and the other outstanding coaches on staff, who will guide this program to be competitive quickly. All the boys who join Madlax-California will surely have fun, get a lot better and be afforded the opportunity to play with and against the best players in the country on the true National Team in premier recruiting event”.
Since 1996 Madlax has been one of the nation’s premier lacrosse companies. Madlax offers a comprehensive elite lacrosse and character building program for boys ages 5-18. Madlax is committed to developing players through clinics, camps, tournaments and travel all-stars teams throughout the country. Madlax All-Stars offers boys ages 9-18 from Virginia, DC, Maryland, Florida and now California the opportunity to travel and play at an elite level in the most prestigious recruiting tournaments each year. Madlax All-Stars are a member of the NSCLA and attend top recruiting tournaments like The Shootout by Brine in July. The youth all-star Madlax teams are a member of the NPYLL, which is the nation’s most competitive spring league. Madlax also operates a lacrosse specialty store in McLean, VA and owns the private apparel label, MadGear, which produces the nationally popular MadGear Shorts.