Rhino Syracuse Select is a club lacrosse organization that looks to facilitate the development of town and school teams by providing more opportunities to kids to play and develop. Our fall and winter offerings allow players to continue to keep a stick in their hand to prepare for their summer tournament seasons. Our summer tournament season gives players an opportunity to compete against and with players from other towns/schools, while avoiding as much conflict with ULA and local team commitments.

  • The Rhino SYR Select program provides a competitive opportunity to compete with a program that is committed to the ongoing development of each player.
  • Our coaching staff is invested in the individual training and growth of each player.
  • We will work to develop players in a challenging and exciting environment where leadership and teamwork will be expected of all players.
  • Our training, practice sessions, and clinic series will be just as important as our tournament play.
  • It is our hope that each player can carry their love of the sport with them and always strive to reach their highest potential both on and off the field.

Learn More about the Syracuse Select Program:

Contact Program Director Brad Ertl


Fall 2019 Developmental/Skill Training Sessions

Open to all players in graduating years 2021-2031
Held on Sundays in September and October at a field in the FM District
Players learn from former NCAA players, former NCAA coaches, and current high school coaches
Coaches teach fundamental and advanced individual skill and team concepts
Players are informally evaluated as candidates for summer tournament teams
Opportunity to be invited to 1 or 2 tournaments in the fall

Winter 2020 Indoor Developmental/Skill Training Sessions

Held on Thursdays in January and February at the Manlius YMCA
5-6 60 minute sessions focusing on stick work, skill, and box lacrosse concepts
Summer 2020 Tournament Teams

Tryouts in April
10-12 Practices including position specific guest coaches
3-4 tournaments
Limited conflicts with ULA schedule to allow players to play both


Dates –  Sundays 9/8,  9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Location – FM High School Turf

Times – 9-10:30 (2028, 2029, 2030, 2031)

10:30-12 (2025, 2026, 2027)

12-1:30 (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)

Cost –  2021-2029  –  $240

2030-2031 – $175


All participants receive a Rhino Lacrosse practice reversible.

Rhino coaches will focus on individual skill development along with some team concepts.  Players will complete a series of stations as well as position specific training throughout the 7 week fall training.   Some grad year coaches will utilize the fall as a tryout for their summer team.   All players are encouraged to attend at least 3 sessions to be evaluated for a summer team.  Players will also be informally evaluated to potentially be invited to participate in a fall tournament at the end of October or beginning of November at an additional cost.   Fall tournament attendance is dependent upon roster numbers for the fall.

***All participants must have a valid US Lacrosse membership***

If your son’s US lacrosse membership expires before August 1 2020 please plan on renewing

US Lacrosse Membership Site

If for some reason you cannot attend the fall session but are still interested in being a part of the summer Rhino program, please express your interest in an email to Brad Ertl at brad@rhinolacrosse.com