Why choose CitySide208

Idaho now has a choice in their lacrosse club experience! Here are a few key points that set CitySide208 apart…

Player Focus

We are committed to developing players as a top priority. We would ask every parent to reflect at the end of every season and evaluate if their player improved. We will push all CitySide208 players to the next level, not just in lacrosse but also in grit and mental toughness. Our drills will be purposeful, and our passion will show. We will take your player to their next level. CitySide208 will be respectful and develop young men that reflect the values of CitySide208.

Family

We are family. CitySide208 does not see our players and parents as a way to grow our pocketbooks. Our focus is 100% on the development of our players. If they grow, we grow. We will not lock you into a 1-year commitment. We want you to be a part of CitySide208 as a continual choice and not a contractual arrangement.





The Experience

CitySide208 is about lacrosse, but it is also about the experience and creating memories. We have our annual team Lacrosse Retreat, Camp McCall, that takes place on 21 beautiful acres on the river in McCall. Every summer each team will experience this weekend to play lacrosse, along with a number of side games. The focus will be team building, living the game, and of course creating lifelong memories, as well as friendships. Our effort to make Lacrosse an experience is more than just words; we want the players to have a love for the game and always be craving more.

Communication

Communication is extremely important, and we will make sure we are proactive in this to make things as smooth as possible. This relates to information for tournaments before, during, and after as well as feedback on individual players’ development. It is also crucial for us to listen to feedback and continually work on improving.






Staff

Our staff is comprised of high-level coaches and former elite players that can help guide players to whatever level of lacrosse they are destined for. We take our coaching very seriously and continually work on improving our coaches with coaching clinics, strategy sessions and evaluations. We pay our coaches more, because paying our coaches a fair salary is good for everyone.




National Affiliates/College

We have access to something no other club has… 4 National Affiliates. If you have higher level lacrosse in mind, no other club matches us for opportunities. There are also many “layers”, or levels of lacrosse that families have to navigate to get to D1, D2, or D3 colleges. Only a few families in the Treasure Valley have ever completed this journey from beginning to end.
Navigating the East Coast National Team NLF travel circuit can be challenging. We have been there and can advise you and your player, including all showcases and prep schools.

No other program in Idaho can say they have the same level of ambition and dedication to further the experience of Lacrosse. Our practices will be based in Meridian, Idaho. CitySide208 is for players that want to put the work in and be a part of a high-level team. Our tryouts will be tryouts and cuts will be made to keep our roster numbers at an appropriate level. If a player doesn’t make a team, we hope that they will continue to train hard and come back next season. CitySide208 is also working towards acquiring an indoor facility.

We really appreciate the Treasure Valley and the cities of Eagle Lacrosse, Meridian Lacrosse, Middleton Lacrosse, Caldwell (Vallivue) Lacrosse, Kuna Lacrosse, Boise Lacrosse and Timberline Lacrosse for their contributions to lacrosse in the community. Also special shout out to Treasure Valley Youth Lacrosse League (TVYLL).

You now have a choice. Welcome to CitySide208 – the bar has now been set.