FAQs

Why would I choose Thunder LB3 Lacrosse or Lady Storm Lacrosse over other Atlanta based lacrosse programs?

As a program founded by coaches, our focus is quality instruction above all else. Our success in tournament play and in helping players get recruited by college coaches is a result of our ability to train lacrosse athletes unlike any other program in the Southeast. With over 150 men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches in our organization, we are able to provide the appropriate instruction for your son or daughter wherever they are in their progression and allow them the opportunity to achieve their personal goals within the

What is the difference between Elite and Regional lacrosse with the Thunder LB3 and Lady Storm program

Elite Lacrosse is for boys and girls players who are looking to compete against the top lacrosse teams in North America. Our high school Elite teams travel to prestigious recruiting tournaments while our middle school Elite teams attend highly selective tournaments that help prepare them for the recruiting events in their future. Our boys’ Regional teams are located throughout Atlanta and are intended to provide emerging players the opportunity to improve under the instruction of experienced coaches who follow the same curriculum used by our Elite teams. The Lady Storm Regional and Developmental teams focus on skill enhancement and play in local tournaments to provide players the opportunity to assess their improvement.

What is The Warehouse?

The Warehouse is our 7500 square foot indoor facility where our talented group of instructors provides individual and small group training for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

Can I participate in the clinics, camps and Warehouse training if I don’t play on a Thunder LB3 or Storm team?

Absolutely. Almost all of our instructional offerings are open to players both in and out of our team programs. Our mission is to help create better lacrosse players without any bias toward where they choose to play travel, high school, feeder or rec lacrosse.

 

When are tryouts?

We select our Thunder LB3 and Storm Elite teams in August of each year. Our Regional and Developmental teams are chosen later in the summer. The Thunder LB3 National tryouts are held in January. Check the various web pages periodically for updates.

What is the cost? When would my son/daughter practice? What tournaments would my son/daughter’s team play in? Who would be my son/daughter’s coach for this year?

All of these questions are addressed within the Thunder LB3 and Lady Storm pages of the website. Please refer to the appropriate program page for more information.

How can we participate if we don’t live in Atlanta?

 

Many of our skill development clinics and warehouse training sessions are scheduled during the weekend and may fit into your vacation or travel schedule. Additionally, our National Teams’ rosters include players from across the country. Please email us at info@thunderlb3lacrosse.com and we’ll contact you with information on how to be considered for admission to the program.

How do I register my son for lessons?

Visit our the warehouse section on the Website and follow directions from there.

Are private 1 on 1 lessons available?

No, All sessions are small group lessons. Offensive and Defensive lessons are maxed at 6 players, Midfielders at 8 players and Goalies at 4 players.

I can't see a time come up on the Upper Hand app but it is in the Marketing section, can I still sign up for this lesson?

When a time disappears, this means the lesson is Full.

I scheduled a lesson but need to cancel, how do I do this?

Go into the Upper Hand App and cancel your lesson. This must be done 12 hours before your lesson.

What does my son need to bring?

Full gear bag, Lacrosse Stick, and Sneakers. Most lessons will be Helmet and gloves only.

Are Bulk packages available?

Yes 1 lesson for $75, 5 lessons for $275, 10 lessons for $500 and 20 lessons for $900. Unused lessons will not expire.

My daughter is not able to make the callback tryout. In the event that she is invited back, how will this be handled?

We will use the evaluation grades from the first set of tryouts for placement.

My daughter is hurt and cannot play at the tryouts. She played for Storm last year. What will happen to her?

We will have a spot for her on an Elite or Regional team. We will set up an individual tryout for placement when cleared by the Doctor. We can also consider current game film if in the Spring season.

What if my daughter cannot make tryouts due to unavoidable conflicts?

Players who can’t attend the tryouts will be asked to attend the callback tryout or another session. Contact Program Directors to work something out, we can be flexible.

What is the callback protocol? – If a player gets called back does that mean she made one of the two teams?

Invitations for callbacks will be sent. Players who receive call back invites will compete on for the Elite and Regional teams.

What if my daughter does not make an Elite team? Will there still be a spot for her on another team? How do I register?

Players who do not make an Elite team will be placed on a HS Regional team. When notified that you have not made an Elite team, we will have instructions on how to register for the regional team.

How many players are you keeping on the team rosters?

We target 16 field players and two goalies for each Elite and Regional team. For Ministix we like to have 12 players.

What other coaches are coaching with these teams?

 

We are finalizing our list of coaches on the website. It is a work in progress. We will also employ current college players as well and will add them later in the year.

Will there be a National team again? Who can play on that team? Where are they going?

Yes, there will be a National Team. Anyone from the Elite and Regional teams can tryout for the National Team. The HS Teams will attend the NapTown Challenge in Annapolis in July.

Will there be a Youth National team?

Yes we will have youth national teams that will be selected and play in one event in July consisting of the best players from all the regional teams. That event is TBD.

My son is hurt and cannot play during the scheduled tryouts. He played for Thunder LB3 last year. What will happen to him?

We will have a spot for your player on an Elite or Regional team. We will set up an individual tryout for placement once he is cleared by the doctor.

My son cannot make Saturday or Sunday of tryouts?

Players who cannot attend the first weekend of tryouts will be asked to attend the call back tryout.

My son can only make one day of tryouts?

We require one tryout but ask that players try to make both tryouts. If only able to attend one session, we will use the evaluation for placement. He should also come to the callbacks the following day if possible.

My son is not able to make the callback tryout. In the event that he is invited back, how will this be handled?

We will use the evaluation grades from the first set of tryouts for placement.

What is the callback protocol? If a player gets called back does that mean he made one of the two teams?

Players will be notified if they are invited to the callback. A call back invitation does not guarantee placement on the blue or orange teams.

For those being cut from Elite tryouts, how does the Regional tryouts work? How do I register? How many teams will we have?

Those cut from the Elite program will be provided instructions to register for a Regional tryout.  We expect to build teams for each graduation year in each of the five Regions – Buckhead, Cobb, Gwinnett, North Fulton and Southside.

Are the Blue and Orange teams already selected?

No. Tryouts are held in early August and invitations will go out soon thereafter.

Is the Blue team the better team?

The Blue team is the top Elite team, however, with the success of the recent consolidation, we expect both Elite teams will be very competitive and represent the best 48 players in each grad class.

How many players are you keeping on the Blue and Orange team?

There will be 24 players per roster.

How many players per position are you keeping on Blue and Orange teams?

5 Attack, 5 Defense, 2 Goalies, 2 LSM, 8 Midfield, 2 FO/M

If my son is on the Orange team, can he move up?

Yes. We will use the fall as an evaluation period for our summer teams.  After the fall season, our staff will evaluate each player based on a level of commitment and performance on the field.  We reserve the right to move players between teams after the fall season.

If my son is on the Blue team, can he be moved down?

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Why is the Orange team price the same as the Blue team price?

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What other coaches are coaching with these teams?

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Does everyone make the team?

Thunder Regional is a select level local travel club team. Tryouts are held for all teams and cuts are made for these teams.

Does Thunder Regional interfere with other sports?

The regional program is set up with a 6-week program in the fall and summer allows for players to choose to play in the fall season, summer season or in our yearly program.

What regional options are there within Thunder?

We offer programs in North Fulton, Buckhead, East/West Cobb, Southside, and Gwinnett.

How many players on each roster?

Our Thunder Regional teams will have 22 players per roster.

If my son doesn't make the Elite Team is he guaranteed a spot in the Regional Team?

Elite tryouts don't guarantee a regional roster spot all players need to tryout for all teams you will not be charged extra tryout fee if you tried out for the Elite program.

Is there any chance my son can be moved to an Elite Team during the year?

Our club looks to promote players from within the program, if spots open up within the Elite program a tryout will be held to fill that roster spot.

What is the cost of the Thunder Regional program?

The Yearly cost ranges based on graduation year. We offer yearly pricing with payment plans as well as seasonal pricing.

How many tournaments will we play in?

We will play 2 fall local tournaments, and 3 summer tournaments 2 local and 1 regional (out of state).

How does my son get selected for the All-Star Team?

Selections for the All-Star teams will be based on performances in both the regional and elite teams. Coaches will evaluate players during the fall and summer.

What is different about the All-Star team than the National Team?

The All-Star teams are made up of Atlanta only players, our National teams are made of up players from around the country.

What event will the All-Star Teams Attend and when is it?

The All-Star Teams will play in the Apex Invitational Recruiting Event in early July in New Jersey.

What grad years will make up the All-Star Teams?

We will have 2020/21 and 2022 Teams offered for Thunder All-Stars.

Will the All Star Team practice?

Yes, Thunder All-Stars will have 5/6 practices before heading up to the event.

What is the cost of All-Star Team?

The cost of the All-Star team is $625.00