Youth Boys

We will help you showcase your talent in front of the coaches and recruiters who can help you fulfill your dreams. Bottom line: if you have the talent, inclination and drive to play at the next level, Starz will provide the coaching, guidance, exposure and personal attention to make it happen.   Not just words – we have the credentials to prove our claim.  Our horizons aren’t limited to Washington’s borders, we are national.

 

Youth Boys Fall 2019 Teams

  • Elite 2024
  • Elite 2025
  • Elite 2026
  • Elite 2027 *will include rising 4th graders (2028) in 2019/20 school year

This fall, we introduce a Field – Box Hybrid Development Program. Teams will participate in 6 sessions of Indoor/Box Lacrosse every Sunday starting on September 15th. As we enter into October, we will practice box on the weekends and field on weekdays as we prepare for our tournament schedule.

Tournament Schedule (tentative):

Emerald City Showdown
October 19 – 20
Starfire – Tukwila

BlackJack Classic
December 7 – 8
Las Vegas, NV

The Challenge
January 4 – 5
Del Mar, CA

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Issaquah Central Park

Field 1
1907 NE Park Drive
Issaquah, WA 98029

2027 & 2028 (5th & 4th Grade*) Info:

Check-In & Warm-up –10:15 a.m.
Parent Q&A – 10:45 a.m.
Tryout – 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Fee: $40

Youth Boys Registration

**Any player with a tryout conflict please contact Youth Director Scott Kelly for an early commit tryout**

Saturday, September 7th

Eastlake High School

Community Field 1
400 228th Ave, NE
Sammamish, WA 98074

2025 (7th Grade*) Info:

Check-In & Warm-up –10:15 a.m.
Parent Q&A – 10:45 a.m.
Tryout – 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Fee: $40

*denotes grade as of 2019/20 school year

Sunday, September 8th

Eastlake High School

Community Field 1
400 228th Ave, NE
Sammamish, WA 98074

2026 (6th Grade*) Info:

Check-In & Warm-up –10:15 a.m.
Parent Q&A – 10:45 a.m.
Tryout – 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Fee: $40

2024 (8th Grade*) Info:

Check-In & Warm-up – 12:15 p.m.
Parent Q&A – 12:45 p.m.
Tryout – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Fee: $40

*denotes grade as of 2019/20 school year

Youth Boys Registration

 

Team registration fees include two coaches per team (offensive and defensive), custom uniforms (reversible, shooter shirt, shorts, helmet wrap and two pairs of socks), two practices per week (on turf fields), and registration fees for tournaments. Fee does not include player travel, lodging or meals to, from and at tournaments.

  • 2023 Elite – TBD
  • 2024 Elite -TBD
  • 2025 Elite -TBD
  • 2026 Elite – TBD
  • 2027 Elite – TBD *will include rising 4th graders (2028) in 2019/20 school year

 

 

NATIONAL TEAMS OPPORTUNITIES

For those seeking even more opportunity to play highly competitive lacrosse, Seattle Starz has build a network of exclusive opportunities for our most motivated players.  To participate, your son must play on a Seattle Starz team, receive coach recommendation and attend a tryout or evaluation.  Here is the line up for this fall:

ADVNC NATIONAL TEAM:
Every player on our Seattle Starz team will be evaluated and considered for a coveted position on the ADVNC National team.  ADVNC National combines the talent of all the players who play for ADVNC teams in 6 regions.  If selected, your son will have the opportunity to attend a weekend training camp (November) and play with the team at the Sand Storm Tournament in Palm Springs on January 18th – 19th.

WEST COAST STARZ TRYOUTS:
Every player on our Seattle Starz team has the opportunity to tryout for an exclusive position with the 2025 West Coast Starz Team (WCS).  WCS is the premiere national boy’s club lacrosse program west of the Mississippi.  Rosters are made up of the most elite players of strong character and academic prowess that aspire to play the collegiate level.  Tryouts are on Sunday, August 18th in Del Mar, CA. The team will participate in the Adrenaline Fall Invitational in Delaware on November 2nd – 3rd.

WORLD SERIES OF YOUTH LACROSSE:

This team will be comprised of the most talented 2025 players from both Seattle and Portland and will participate in the World Series of Youth Lacrosse. Tryouts for the team will be on Saturday, August 17th at Tiger Stadium, Centralia, Washington.The location is a central point between Oregon and Seattle that will allow our players to participate defined by a 100 mile radius rule. Players also need to fall within the age limitations – born on or after September 1, 2006. The team will participate in a Fall team camp before competing at the Valhalla Fall Invitational Tournament (Portland, OR) on November 22th – 24th. Thereafter, the team will compete at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse West Qualifier tournament February 1st – 2nd in Irvine, CA.Should the team qualify, they will be one of 24 teams nationally to advance to the Championship in Denver Colorado next summer.If you are interested in trying out for the team you must contact Seattle Starz Youth Director Scott Kelly by no later than August 5th.

Boys Coaches

Scott Kelly - Youth Director

Scott Kelly - Youth Director

Scott Kelly leads our Youth and Middle School Boys’ program and is widely considered one of the state’s best youth coaches.  In his 10+ years coaching Seattle Select lacrosse, he has led teams to over 40 regional/national tournament championships.  Kelly is a Maryland native who played high school ball in the highly competitive Baltimore prep system and club lacrosse at the University of Maryland.  Many players Kelly has coached have moved on to play NCAA D1 lacrosse for highly regarded lacrosse programs including Navy, Ohio State, Maryland, and Denver.

Wade Bucktooth

Wade Bucktooth

2018 Can-Am Champion Onondaga Redhawks, 2012 NALL Jacksonville Bullies, 2009 Iroquois National Team

Ben Fujinaga

Ben Fujinaga

The Starz ’17 alum is currently an offensive midfielder for Haverford College. Prior to attending Haverford, Ben spent time playing on the High School United team before earning a starting spot on the 2017 Starz Elite team. In high school Fujinaga was named a US-Lacrosse Academic All American in addition to earning two First-Team-All-Conference awards. The 2019 Summer season will be his third as a Starz coach.

Dylan Hummel

Dylan Hummel

Rosemont University

Kevin McLam

Kevin McLam

Denison University ’17

Mike Peck

Mike Peck

Mike Peck graduated from Chico State in 2016 where he was a member of the men’s club lacrosse team. In addition to Starz, he coaches for the Bellevue Lacrosse program.

Mike Pittas

Mike Pittas

Mike Pittas is a veteran Starz coach for both the boys and girls programs. Pittas currently serves as the offensive coordinator for the University of Washington men’s lacrosse program. Prior to joining the huskies he was part of the Eastside Catholic boys coaching staff where he has lead two All-Americans and 13 All-Conference selections. The Crusaders won the 2017 WHSBLA Private A State Championship. Before to moving to the Seattle area, he also coached for club lacrosse programs in the Pittsburg area. Pittas played lacrosse at Robert Morris University.

Additional Coaches

Brian Bruininks – Colorado College, NCAA D1 Ice Hockey

Nick Riley – Washington State University

 

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