By Nathan Snyder |  3/27/12 3:20 PM


(Rochester, NY) –  The Rochester Rattlers will be holding tryouts for area youth lacrosse players for a chance to make the Rattlers Elite Travel Team on April 21stat Sahlen’s Stadium from 1:00-3:00 pm. There are four age divisions including U-9, U-11, U-13, and U-15. All youth players in those age brackets are invited to attend the tryouts. Players will be selected by area Rattlers Elite coaches along with members of the Rattlers organization. The tryout fee is $80 which will include a tryout jersey with Rattlers logo and a 2012 Rattlers season ticket. If selected for the Rattlers Elite team you must commit to attending the MLL Lax Connection in Boston at the MLL Championship Weekend on August 24th-26th.

Members of the Rattlers Elite travel team must pay a $30 fee for the weekend in which they will receive a ticket good for all 3 games during MLL Championship Weekend as well as all of the benefits listed below during their time in Boston (family and friends can also purchase the 3 game discounted ticket package for $30. Reg. Price is $50):

Friday, August 24th

  • Teams will be paired with other teams from around the country to participate in games as part of the MLL Lax Connection

Saturday, August 25th

  • Teams have the opportunity to participate in the pregame clinic hosted by the Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Program
  • Parents & Coaches will have the opportunity to attend a recruiting roundtable discussion with division I, II, and III coaches on how to navigate the recruiting process
  • Take advantage of the fun & festive atmosphere that the MLL Tailgate at Harvard Stadium provides to get ready for the first of two semi-final matchups at 1:00 and 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 26th

  • Teams will be invited to the exclusive MLL Player Autograph/Photo Session prior to the Championship Game at 3:00 pm
  • After meeting some of the MLL’s best players, watch them battle for the Steinfeld Cup in the MLL Championship!

“The Rattlers Elite Travel Team provides an excellent opportunity for local players to enjoy an unforgettable experience at the MLL Championship Weekend.”  Rochester Rattlers Assistant General Manager Nathan Snyder said.  “Rattlers Elite team members will not only get a once in a lifetime experience but they will also get a chance to play with players from other schools and create lasting friendships.”

Following the tryouts players are welcome to attend the Rattlers free youth lacrosse clinic that will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Rattlers home field located at Sahlen’s Stadium at 460 Oak St Rochester, NY 14608. Immediately following the youth clinic the Rattlers will be strapping on the pads and holding a training session in which fans are welcome to stay for to watch the team prepare for the 2012 season.

Players must register for the tryouts to allow proper planning for the event.  To register your player please CLICK HEREand complete the form.  Questions should be directed to Rochester Rattlers Assistant General Manager Nathan Snyder via e-mail at nsnyder@rhinossoccer.comor by phone at 585-454-5425.

04/23 5:00PM EST @ Lizards Buy Tickets More Info
04/30 7:30PM EST @ Hounds Buy Tickets More Info
05/14 7:00PM EST @ Cannons Buy Tickets More Info
05/28 6:00PM EST vs Bayhawks More Info
06/02 7:30PM EST vs Machine More Info
06/11 7:30PM EST @ Bayhawks More Info
06/18 9:30PM EST @ Outlaws More Info
06/25 5:00PM EST @ Machine Buy Tickets More Info
07/02 5:00PM EST vs Cannons More Info
07/16 4:30PM EST vs Hounds More Info
07/23 5:00PM EST vs Lizards More Info
07/28 7:30PM EST vs Outlaws More Info
07/30 7:30PM EST @ Launch Buy Tickets More Info
08/04 7:30PM EST vs Blaze More Info
Sign up to receive the latest MLL news and information.