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Thinking about becoming a Collegiate Lacrosse Player?
There are a lot of factors that go into becoming a collegiate lacrosse player. Athleticism is the most basic attribute, but other important elements such as skill, knowledge and a winning mindset can be developed. T2 Lacrosse is now in its fifth year of teaching young players what it takes to succeed on the high school level and set themselves up for an opportunity to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
Founded by former Naval Academy standouts Tim Gavin and Tim O’Rourke, T2 Lacrosse has quickly earned a reputation for instilling the passion, purpose and pride it takes to play lacrosse at the highest levels.
Our goal when we started this organization was to increase the number of quality players coming out of this area by teaching the right way to play the game,” said Gavin, a midfielder who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981. Watching so many kids develop and improve has been really rewarding.”
T2 Lacrosse started in 2008 with 45 players on three teams and has already grown to more than 175 players on eight teams ranging from Under-11 to High School. Players from throughout Anne Arundel County and beyond have flocked to T2 because word has spread about its instructional-based, fundamentals-driven program that has produced winning teams and collegiate recruits.
What T2 is about is to teach players the proper techniques through positive coaching by a highly-qualified staff while also empowering players to exhibit the utmost character, integrity and sportsmanship, both on the lacrosse field and in the community,” said O’Rourke, an attackman who graduated from the academy in 1989 and served as an assistant coach at both Navy and the University of Pennsylvania.
Another key goal of T2 Lacrosse is to instill lifetime leadership skills, and the fact Gavin and O’Rourke are products of an institution that defines that word makes them uniquely qualified to do so. Players that come through the T2 program also learn the importance of teamwork and academics, two other intangibles that Gavin and O’Rourke were ingrained with while attending the Naval Academy and serving military commitments.
We work very closely with our players on the academic side of things. We talk to every player about getting good grades and explain the academic standards required to play lacrosse at the next level,” O’Rourke said.
By molding players that play with solid fundamentals, excellent technique, an unselfish attitude and a team-first approach, T2 invariably creates teams that perform well on the field. T2 Lacrosse entries have captured championships or posted runner-up finishes at major club tournaments, including the Summer Getaway, Hogan’s Hershey, Summer Exposure, the Bay Bridge Brawl, Tri-State Festival, Summer Sizzle and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Will Hirschmann is a shining example of a young player who has made tremendous progress during his time with T2 Lacrosse. The Archbishop Spalding midfielder has made himself into a college prospect by adhering to the T2 basic mission statement of playing with passion, purpose and pride.
When Will started playing for T2, he liked the idea of being a lacrosse player, but he didn’t really know what that meant,” Tom Hirschmann said of his son. T2 has shown Will what it truly takes to be a good lacrosse player in terms of dedication and work ethic. Tim Gavin and Tim O’Rourke are quality individuals who have the best interests of their players at heart.” Will has accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
T2 Lacrosse has welcomed players of all backgrounds and skill levels into the program with open arms. While some club programs are only interested in working with elite prospects, T2 has consistently taken on the challenge of taking youngsters who are a bit rough around the edges and polishing them into finished products. One example is Zack Franco, a young man who bought into all the aspects of T2 Lacrosse and through hard work and dedication, has earned a scholarship to play lacrosse at Hofstra University. Some of the other schools T2 Lacrosse players are now playing or will play lacrosse at the collegiate level are: United States Naval Academy, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Hofstra University, Furman Univesity, UMBC, Stevenson, Gettsyburg, Queens, United States Air Force Academy, Catholic, Scranton, Frostburg, Bridgewater, and a few other schools.
Each year, T2 will be fielding three high school-aged teams that represent a true cross-section of Anne Arundel County and beyond. Players participating in the program this past summer attend eight public schools (Arundel, Annapolis, Broadneck, Chesapeake, Northeast, South River, Southern, Severna Park) and five private schools (Annapolis Area Christian, Archbishop Spalding, DeMatha, St. Mary’s and Severn).
T2 Lacrosse was recently honored for its work in developing young players as Gavin and O’Rourke were jointly named 2011 Hero’s Lacrosse Men of the Year. That award recognized the organization for its commitment to local lacrosse and developing players.
Tim Gavin and Tim O’Rourke are involved with the game for all the right reasons. Their primary goal is to help players get better and give them the foundation necessary to play the game at the next level,” Hero’s Lacrosse president Chip Bullen said.
!! Congratulations Years Past T2 Lacrosse Champions !!
Hershey Tournament 2010
U13 Orange & 2013 Team
T2 Lacrosse 2013 Wins
2010 Summer Exposure Tournament!
Storm U-13 Orange
Wins 2009 Tri-States National Tournament
Pinceton Junction, NJ
Storm U-15 (T2 2013 Team) Makes T2 History with First
Tournament win at Summer Getaway 2009!
Congratulations T2 Lacrosse Teams!!!
Thank you for a fabulous Lacrosse Season!
Remember to always Play with Passion
Play with Purpose and Play with Pride!
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