What is Cape Cod Lacrosse?
Cape Cod Lacrosse is an organization that specializes in offering the opportunity to play or learn how to improve playing lacrosse for players of all ages. It all began when I was coaching at Colgate University in 1996 as an assistant coach and playing professionally in the National Lacrosse League (NLL).
I made the decision to start a camp here on the Cape as a way of giving back to the community in which I grew up. I didn't have the opportunity to play lacrosse until I was introduced to it as a high school student, because at that time there was no youth lacrosse available on Cape Cod. I wanted to be able to teach the game to individuals that were now playing youth lacrosse in the area and bring in high quality coaches from the college and professional ranks. Since that time CCL has grown considerably offering year round programs to those just being introduced to the game as well as those who possess great enthusiasm for the sport. From players in grade school through adult, CCL has something for everyone including camps, clinics, private lessons, summer leagues, tournaments, winter indoor leagues and a select teams in Team Cape Cod.
I carry a great sense of pride thinking of what CCL has become over the years and I couldn't have done it alone!!! There have been countless people that have played a part in CCL's success. I have been very careful whenever I have asked someone new to be a part of our programs. I only include those that I feel know the game well enough and also represent the game in the proper manner, which include: being a teacher of the game; carry a positive and enthusiastic approach; actions do the speaking, not the accomplishments; their interests are in coaching, not themselves. These attributes are what make the entire Cape Cod Lacrosse experience positive for everyone involved!!!!
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Who is Cape Cod Lacrosse?
Greg Clements - Founder / Owner / Program Director / 2015/16 TCC Head Coach
As a 1986 graduate of Falmouth High School, Greg has had a great deal of success in lacrosse as a player and as a coach. In high school Greg was named All Scholastic by the Boston Globe and Herald. He then attended Springfield College where he played attack and was named an All-American in 1990 & 91. He is the school's 2nd all-time leading scorer in a career with 290 points. After college Greg played 5 years in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the Boston Blazers and the Rochester Knighthawks. As a member of the Knighthawks, the team was a runner-up in the 1995 World Championships. Greg has also played for several lacrosse clubs with a strong reputation such as the Brine lacrosse Club (Boston, MA), Team Reebok (Cortland, NY) and the US Masters that competed at the 2006 World Games for players over 35 years old in London, Ontario.
On the sidelines Coach Clements has over 20 years of experience spending 10 years as a college coach before moving to the high school game. As a college coach he has worked at such schools as Colgate University (1995 & 96 Div.I ECAC Champions), Ohio Wesleyan University (1998 NCAA Semifinalist), Nichols College, Mass. Maritime Academy and American International College. As a high school coach Coach Clements built Barnstable High School into a perennial power in MA Div.I. He was named Coach of the Year for the Pilgrim League in its last year of existence before receiving the award twice more in the Maritime League. After 8 seasons at BHS Coach Clements moved over to his alma mater Falmouth High School where he spent two seasons coaching prior to starting Team Cape Cod. Currently, Greg is the director and coordinator of all programs that CCL offers.