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The Silverbacks Lacrosse Association (formerly the Newark Youth Lacrosse Club ) got its start in 1989. SBLA has grown since then to offer boys and girls in grades K through 8th grades the opportunity to play one of the fastest growing sports at the youth level. SBLA is a member of the Delaware Youth Lacrosse Association who organizes league games and tournaments during the Spring season that runs from early March through the end of May.

Our Goals and Philosophy at SBLA is to provide a safe, fun and positive environment that fosters good sportsmanship and citizenship while learning the skills necessary to play the great game of lacrosse.

"Come join the fastest game on two feet!"






posted 10/26/2014


October 15, 2014 | Z

Date: Saturday, November 1

Time: Youth Boy's = 3-5 pm / HS Boys = 5-8 pm

Location: Delaware Sportsplex - Newark, DE

Cost: Youth = $150.00 / HS = $250.00

DELAWARE LACROSSE ACADEMY is proud to announce a partnership with the best face-off group in the US -- FACE-OFF ACADEMY and that they will be coming to the DELAWARE SPORTSPLEX in Newark, DE on Saturday, November 1 for boy's Youth Clinic and Delaware's first ever High School Boy's FACE-OFF COMBINE!
Youth Clinic  
The Face-off Academy Youth Clinics will focus on the basics of face-offs.  We will also be teaching wing play, shooting on the run, setting up and mastering the 4 on 3 break, as well as effective transferring through the box and middie defense.  The Youth Clinic will maximize the amount of live reps each athlete takes against different styles and skill levels.
High School Boy's Combine 
The Face-off Academy High School Combine will focus on teaching advanced level techniques at the X.  The Combine will also focus on mastering the aspects of wing play, shooting on the run, 4 on 3 breaks, and defense. This will be followed by a knockout style tournament play at the X.  The Combine training will also be the guideline for who will be invited to the National Recruiting Showcase.
Face-off Academy Clinicians:
Chris Mattes
  • Faceoff Specialist for the Florida Launch
  • Member of the German National Team
  • 3 Year MLL Veteran
  • 2011 MLL Champion (Boston Cannons)
  • Rutgers University (2007-2011)
  • 2011 USILA All American
  • 2011 First Team All Big East
Jerry Ragonese
  • Faceoff Specialist for the New York Lizards
  • 3 Year MLL Veteran
  • Rochester Institute of Technology 2006-2010
  • D3 NCAA Tournament Finalist
  • 2010 USILA D3 North/South Attendee
  • 2010 USILA D3 North/South MVP
  • First Team All NY
  • First Team All Conference
Greg Gurenlian
  • FaceOff Specialist for Team USA
  • FaceOff Specialist for the New York Lizards
  • 7 Year MLL Veteran
  • MLL All-Pro
  • MLL All-Star
  • MLL Record Holder for highest win % in a season
  • NY Lizards Career Groundball Leader
  • Penn State University (2002-2006)
  • Penn State Career Faceoff Wins Leader
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 at 8 pm.
For more information about FACEOFF ACADEMY visit  

posted 10/26/2014
Kids Gone Lax'n Clinics!

Kid’s Gone Lax’n Lacrosse Clinics!  Powered By Feffie Barnhill
A fresh take on growing the game

Ursuline Academy Serviam Fields
Wilmington, DE 19801

Future Stars
Time: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Dates: Nov - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Grades: Boys & Girls grades K-3
Cost: $80.00 for 5 sessions !

Fast Breakers
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Dates: Nov- 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Grades: Girls in 4th - 6th
Cost:$80.00 for 5 sessions !

Triple Threat
Time: 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
Dates: Nov - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Grades: Girls in 7th & 8th
Cost: $80.00 for 5 sessions !

Register Today Space is limited !

For Additional Information Contact:
David Madans
(P): 215-208-4709

posted 10/04/2014
Silverbacks Lax partners with the Delaware Orthopedic Sportplex

Silverbacks Lacrosse has partnered with the Delaware Orthopaedic SportsPlex organization as the exclusive Lacrosse organization providing skills, speed and agility training and Indoor leagues for boys and girls from the lacrosse community in and around the great Newark area.
The Delaware Orthopaedic SportsPlex is conveniently located at 326 Ruthur Drive in Newark, DE.  This is a new adventure for both organizations.  We are looking forward to this exciting partnership to offer Indoor Lacrosse activities to boys and girls over the Fall and Winter months – readying them for spring competition.
We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions regarding the Delaware Lacrosse Academy activities please feel free to contact Christian Zwickert at or with the Silverbacks Lacrosse/Delaware Orthopaedic SportsPlex partnership please email me at to answer any question you may have.

posted 10/02/2011
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