Durham Blues




Posted:07/11/2017 01:10:15 pm

  2017 Rival Lacrosse Fall Instructional  League is Now Open!

We are excited to open 2017 Spring registration for Rival Lacrosse.  Rival Lacrosse is the largest recreational lacrosse program in the southeast.

Rival Fall Instructional League is an 8 Week camp/clinic style format and is open for boys 1-8.  It is a great time to introduce newcomers to the game or hone the skills of returning players.  Players are divided by age, grade and skill level and will receive individual instruction in all aspects of the game.  Sessions are held on Sundays and progress through basic stick and footwork fundamentals and move into team/game play.

  • World Class Staff!
  • Local College Player Appearances!
  • Individual Skill work & Team Concepts!
  • Great for ALL Skill leves including Newcomers!
  • FUN, FUN, Fun = Lacrosse!!

For the training sessions and each player will be required to have the following equipment:

Lacrosse Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads, Lacrosse Gloves, Stick and a mouthpiece

Location- Durham Academy Middle School

Dates Saturdays September 9th October 28 , 2017

Time 9am- 11am 



Site Director – Jon Lantzy

Coach Lantzy is in his 10th year as Head Coach at Durham Academy after a five year stint as an assistant coach at Duke University. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Jon attended Michigan State University and was a four–year starter for the Spartans in lacrosse. A 1991 graduate of MSU, Lantzy closed his career ranking 14th on the Spartan all–time scoring list and was a four–time all–league choice. Jon helped Michigan State to a pair of national tournament berths in 1989 and 1991 and was honored as one of 25 players named to the All–Time Spartan varsity lacrosse team Jon went on to play professional lacrosse in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Detroit Turbos and the Buffalo Bandits. He played with the Turbo during the 1991–92 and 1993–94 seasons and helped the Bandits to an undefeated season and the world championship in 1992–93.

Upon completion of his playing career, Lantzy pursued a coaching career at Canisius College were he served as an assistant coach for five seasons. Jon then went on to become the Head Coach at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C., from 1998–01. While at St. Andrews, he coached three USILA All–America selections and 17 All–Deep South Conference picks. Coach Lantzy assisted in all aspects of the Duke University lacrosse program with direct responsibilities working with the defensive unit, midfielders, face–off personnel and goalies. Coaching Lantzy helped guide the Blue Devils to a #2 national ranking and a berth in the 2005 NCAA chamionship game falling to Johns Hopkins 9–8. In 2002 the Blue Devils captured their third ACC championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship Tournament. He is also the author of "Building a championship Goaltender" a DVD produced by Championship Productions. While at Duke Lantzy was the co–director of the Duke Evening Lacrosse Camp and helped direct the Duke Lacrosse Overnight Camp and the Duke Tournament of Champions Team Camp.

Lantzy is married to the former Suzanne Row of Marion, Ohio, and the couple has one daughter, Katherine.