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IGNITE Beginner Clinic Series
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The Hotshots "Ignite" Program is a series of practices  that are designed to introduce lacrosse to boys going into the K-8th grade.  Clinics will incorporate basic skill development for players looking to try lacrosse for the first time.  Each practice will build on the skills learned from the last.  

Eligibility: Participants must not have participated in a previous Hotshots Ignite Beginner Clinic Series or Training Session.  All players must be new to the sport, our Program, and to this Clinic Series to register.


Players will be grouped by grade and ability level and have an opportunity to work with the best coaching staff in Santa Barbara and SYV.  

Beginners can expect to learn proper fundamentals in shooting, scooping ground balls, throwing, catching and learn the rules of the game while participating in fun and competitive drills.

*All players must register 24 hours in advance so we can adequately plan staffing and equipment needs.

"IGNITE" FALL 2021 Beginner Clinic

Equipment: Lacrosse equipment can be reserved during Clinic registration at no additional cost.


Choose the dates he can attend in Registration.  We encourage new players to attend all practices dates to receive the full benefit of the clinic and the experience.


Have a question about our program?

Please email us at or call Andy at 949-648-8800

Santa Barbara

Session I Dates

Monday, Sept 13

Wednesday, Sept 15

Monday, Sept. 20

Wednesday, Sept 22


K-8th Grade:  4:00-5:15 PM


Field Location

Elings Park



Practice Reversible Included!

Santa Ynez Valley

Session I Dates

Thursday, 9/9

Thursday, 9/16

Thursday, 9/23

Thursday, 9/30


Flames (K-2nd): 3:15-4:15 PM

3rd-8th Grade:  4:15-5:30 PM

Field Location

Sunny Fields, Solvang



Practice Reversible Included!

Hotshots Coaching Staff

NCAA Division I

John Hills | Naval Academy

Ben Wahler | DPHS Varsity | Denver

Trent Harper | Air Force Academy '19

Joey Redfearn | Air Force Academy '19

Chris Walsch | Air Force Academy ' 18

Jake Thornally | Air Force Academy '20

Wyatt Woods | University of Maryland

Ronald Haraka | Loyola University (MD)

NCAA Division III

Andy Chalupa | Pfeiffer University

Ike Chafkin | Beloit College

Austin Brake | Frostburg State University (MD)

MCLA Division I

Evan Smith| San Marcos HS Varsity | Washington State

Miles Park | UCSB Class of 2024

Lucas Martinez | Dos Pueblos HS Varsity | Boston College

Tom Lehmann | UCSB '12 | Former SBLA Program Director

Rob Gordon | Dos Pueblos HS Head JV Coach

Tanner Gilton | UCSB Class of 2022

Justin Juarez | Dos Pueblos High School '20



Santa Barbara, CA