SouthShore Lacrosse is excited to announce the launch of SouthShore Girls Lacrosse Club, a year round lacrosse program that focuses on player development and exposure to high-level competition. Like the boys program, in its eighth year of providing quality year round training and competition for players, the goal at SouthShore Girls LC is to create a package that will benefit the team as a whole while also allowing players to grow as individuals.
As Director of SouthShore Girls LC, Jen Valore brings a wealth of experience to the program and is the perfect match for combining top-notch lacrosse instruction with leadership driven training and education. In addition to leading SouthShore Girls LC, Jen will also be in charge of developing curriculum and programming for girls’ lacrosse.
Jen Valore is a native of Moorestown, N.J. and graduate of James Madison University where was a four-year starter who captained the Dukes’ squad that reached the NCAA Final Four in 2000. Since graduating from JMU, she has served as an instructor and coach for numerous lacrosse teams, camps and clinics across various levels with significant collegiate coaching experience. From 2011-2014 Jen served as the top assistant coach at the University of Michigan while helping to build, shape and develop Michigan’s first-ever Division I varsity women’s lacrosse program from the ground up as the recruiting and defensive coordinator. During her time at Michigan she was selected to participate in the Rising Talent Leadership Program for assistant coaches and was instrumental in the team’s leadership development efforts and involvement with the Michigan Leadership Academy. Her previous collegiate coaching experience came as an assistant coach at Temple University.
Jen is highly involved in coaching and leadership education and teaches as an adjunct professor for the Sport Management and Coaching Leadership programs at Drexel University. Annually she helps to unite Philadelphia area coaches serving as an assistant director for the Philadelphia Coaches Conference held at Drexel. Currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management, Jen continues to follow her passion for coaching, leadership and lacrosse by focusing her dissertation research on leadership development programs for youth athletes.
In its first year, SouthShore Girls will launch as a youth only program and field a total of two teams consisting of the classes of 2020 (8th grade) and 2021 (7th grade). Tryouts for the inaugural SouthShore Girls LC will be held this fall and advanced 2022’s will be eligible to tryout for the teams. Teams will practice in the fall, winter, and summer and the summer schedule will be comprised of three tournaments in the first season (Summer 2016). All practices will be held at St. Augustine Preparatory School, making the program accessible to most Southern New Jersey counties.
A free clinic for girls in the classes of 2020, 2021 & 2022 will be held on Sunday, August 23rd (1pm-3pm) to introduce players to the SouthShore Girls Lacrosse Club. Players attending the clinic will be able to meet program director Jen Valore, experience the SouthShore Lacrosse philosophy and have the opportunity to train and develop their lacrosse skills with an incredible coaching staff. All girls' lacrosse players who want to learn what the SouthShore Lacrosse Girls program is all about, are considering tryouts or just want to come out and enjoy a great day of lacrosse skill training and education are welcomed and encouraged to attend! To register for the free clinic visit here.
Complete tryout information will be available soon and information on tryouts can be found by clicking here. Jen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.