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2017 Rival Fall Instructional League - Registration is Now Open!

The Rival Lacrosse Fall Instructional League for boys and girls will stress the foundation of continuing to build individual skill development and instilling the value of teamwork in an instructional oriented practice and game format. We will work to make sure each individual player accomplishes his or her goals as a player and help lay the foundation of the Rival Spring Play League.

Fall Season Key Reminders: 

  • Fall is different than our traditional Spring season: Fall is an instructional season run in a clinic style format focusing on the Technical, Tactical and Game Situational Play to elevate individual skill progression and prepare players for the Spring season.   
  • Instruction will be provided by grade and skill level to maximize learning progression. (Note: RIVAL league teams are not formed in the fall).
  • All age groups will train at the same time on.
  • Fall season runs from Sept 16th-Nov 4th.  
  • A standard training day will consist of the following: Conditioning, Technical and Tactical Skill Work, Game Play.  
  • The Fall program is a great program from the beginner to the advanced level player.

 

 Please be aware that registration fills quickly and is on a ‘first come-first served’ basis thus spots cannot be guaranteed.

 

Location- Ravenscroft School

Dates- Saturdays September 16- November 4, 2017 

Time- 9am-11am

 

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Site Director BOYS - Sandy Kapatos  skapatos@ravenscroft.org
Kapatos began his coaching career at SUNY Cortland, as a defensive coordinator and goalkeeper coach, from 1980–81. The Red Dragons went to the NCAA Division II National Championship game in both of those years. Kapatos earned a bachelor's degree in physical education at SUNY Cortland in 1981 during that time, as well.
Following Cortland, Kapatos returned to Long Island to become the coach at Holy Trinity High School. He amassed a 24–12 record over three seasons, leading Trinity to consecutive NSCLL finals. Kapatos was subsequently named the head coach at MacArthur High School, in his native Levittown in 1989, where he compiled a three–year record of 24–12 and was named the Coach of the Year. 
As Head Coach at Adelphi University, Coach Kapatos compiled a record of 16–6 in NCAA tournament games, which included a 4–2 record in NCAA Division II championship games. He is tied for the most championships won in Division II history. His six championship appearences (during a seven–year run from 1995–2001), included the Panthers winning back–to–back titles in 1998 and 1999.
Kapatos, the fifth head coach in the Adelphi program history, has a career record of 102–43 (.703 winning percentage) over 12 seasons. He has developed 59 All–Americans, including national players of the year, Anthony Piccone (1998), Rob Grella (1996), and Gary Reh (1995).
As the Varsity Head Coach at Ravenscroft School he lead the 2012 squad to the NCISAA State Finals and garnered the North Carolina Independent School "Coach of the Year" award. Kapatos is a member of the Long Island Chapter of the Metropolitan Lacrosse "Hall of Fame" 08' and was just recently inducted into the Adelphi University Athletics "Hall of Fame".  
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Girls Fusion/Rival Director Debbie Rebosa coachrebosa@fusionlacrosse.com has been with Fusion Lacrosse since/Rival 2010.  She has helped develop the Spring and Fall Rival Recreational programs as well as the TSL Purple Summer Select programs.  Originally from in Rockland County, New York, she grew up as an all around athlete and later lacrosse enthusiast. Graduating from Clarkstown South High School in 1993, she was a three–year tri–varsity athlete in field hockey, track and lacrosse. In those sports, she also earned the honors of All–Conference, All–Section, All–Region and MVP as well as various scholarships and coach's awards. Later, she attended the University of Buffalo in New York (1993–1997) and assisted in the growth, development and maintenance of the women's club program. Heavily influenced and coached by Lacrosse Hall of Famer, the late Wes Patterson of the Tuscaroran Tribe, she grew a deeper understanding of the spirit of the sport and commitment to serve the lacrosse community. During her senior year of college she was selected to play in the US Intercollegiate National Championships. Currently, she is the head coach of the Durham Academy Girls Varsity Lacrosse team as well as an entrepreneur in the real estate and development industries. She continues to play as a midfielder with the Carolina Heat Women's Lacrosse team.  Debbie currently resides in Chapel Hill.