Intrepid Girls Lacrosse Club is the region’s leader in developing lacrosse players. Established in 2005 as the first elite lacrosse club for girls, we have grown to serve over 150 families annually through summer and fall seasons.
Our commitment to our member families and players is to:
Provide superior coaching with a combination of college and high school coaches
Provide comprehensive recruiting guidance for those interested in attending college including the pursuit of playing lacrosse at the next level
Remain a non-profit organization directing 100% of our resources to player development.
Intrepid provides a unique opportunity for players of all levels to improve their ability and confidence through our diverse programming options and leadership opportunities. You can explore those opportunities in the pages that follow. Welcome to Intrepid!
2015 Season Team Selections and Highlights
Intrepid Team Selections
December 6, 2014
2015 Season Highlights
The Weekend Team Camp at Slippery Rock University for HS Travel players will take place a week later this year in an attempt to stay as far away from graduations and finals as we can.
The Weekend Team Camp has been added to the Team Evolution package along with the new requirement that players must attend Team Selections or have a minimum of two years playing experience in order to sign-up for that team.
Our Recruiting Package will continue to support players via meetings becoming available during a player’s sophomore year of HS as well as the new addition of online player profiles in 2014.
A welcome packet that will help families navigate membership in Intrepid whether it is their first our fourth year as different levels of programming have different elements that parents and players need to understand in order to have the best experience possible.
Expansion of the Intrepid Ambassador’s Program to allow for players to submit proposals for community service projects that we will assist them in them bringing to life. Our Intrepid Fallen Heroes 5K is a result of Intrepid’s focus on fostering leadership opportunities for our players and alumni. Many families have expressed a willingness to find ways they can support the Financial Aid Fund so we will be launching an online funding campaign so families can share our story with friends and family who may be interested in supporting The Fund.
A Free Clinic and Programming Open House for prospective Middle School level participants during Team Selections to move back to the heart of Intrepid’s mission when it comes to players entering 8th grade and below. We do not want to put players through the stress and anxiety of tryouts at such a young age when our real goals are to improve their skills, increase their confidence, and allow them to bond and build great team chemistry and friendships. After the free clinic and Programming Open House conducted by myself and other Board Members, families can then decide if our philosophy is right for them and confirm formal registration at that time.
Intrepid Family Serves Pittsburgh Chapter of US Lacrosse
The Intrepid Board of Directors wishes to congratulate the members of the Intrepid Family below who will be serving on the Board of The Pittsburgh Chapter of US Lacrosse. Thank you for your service to area lacrosse families!
Rachel Hoza-2016 Elite Head Coach
Adriane LaRussa-At-Large and Founding Member of the Intrepid Board of Directors
The Intrepid Experience - What our members think...
"The recruiting support that I have gotten from Becky has been the best thing that has happened to my lacrosse career. Having someone sit down with me and answer my texts and emails every week has enabled me to pursue playing lacrosse in college. I wouldn't have achieved this goal without my Intrepid Family!"
-2015 Elite Player
“You have all done such a wonderful job helping our daughter become a better lax player and person. The experiences she has acquired through this outstanding club, staff, and teammates will last not only her, but us a lifetime. We can hardly wait for the fall.”
“I know it was a real "growth experience" for these kids, as they competed against teams with more experience and better fundamental skills, but it is that competition that will help our kids grow and understand how hard they have to work to compete at a higher level. My daughter enjoyed being part of your team and while she is really just starting to understand and learn the game, I think she has the ability to continue to improve and grow into a good young player. She gained a better understanding of how hard she has to work at the fundamental skills and it will be up to her (with parental encouragement!) to continue with that development in high school.
“You can have all the gimmicks and slogans and flashy stuff that you want, but in the end you have to provide results. We stick with Intrepid because they consistently get kids recruited and send them on to play at the next level. We know there are other options, but as far as we are concerned nothing gives our daughter the kid of exposure and coaching that Intrepid has demonstrated year after year.”
"This was our first year on Intrepid, and my daughter played on the 2015 Elite team, and the experience went beyond our expectations. The coaches were wonderful, the skills learned were invaluable, and the tournament experience gave my daughter confidence that she and her teammates could play at a very high level. Overall, our family was very happy with our experience and my daughter is ready for the fall practices and tournaments."
-2015 Elite Parent
“The whole experience was wonderful from our stand point. My daughter made so many new friends, played so much better, and became so much more confident because of Intrepid. She can't wait until next year.”
-Middle School Parent
“The coaches are GREAT! Evolution was a great alternative for our family and even has my daughter thinking about Elite tryouts for next year!