Empire United Soccer Academy

Niagara Lacrosse Association

Niagara Lacrosse Association Winter Clinic:

With the uncertainties of gameplay due to the pandemic, we are pushing our tournament team tryouts until April/May. 

However, with the continued demand from beginners as well as experienced players, we are extending our clinic through the winter.   We encourage players of all skill levels to participate in the clinic, as it is a great way to improve and learn the game.  It is also a great way to get to know the tournament team coaches.  We have split the age groups into two groups to make the practices more relevant to the players age, grades 3 – 6 playing on Sunday and grades 7 – 12 playing on Friday.

Grades 3rd – 6th

Sundays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

1/9 – 3/27 (12 weeks)


Steve Federico - NiagaraLax@gmail.com

Matt Sledziewski - msledski@yahoo.com


Grades 7th – 12th

Fridays 5:00 – 6:30 pm

1/7 – 3/11 (10 weeks)


Mike Azbell – azbell127@gmail.com

Guy Baux – info@lockportlax.com

Chris Schultz - crschultz.me@gmail.com


Registration:  $100

Equipment:     Child must provide own equipment, including NOCSAE ND200 approved shoulder pads. Please contact us with any questions.

Insurance:      All participants must be members of USA Lacrosse ($30 annual dues) not included in the $100 registration fee.  This covers our insurance and keeps cost low for the program.  https://www.usalacrosse.com/membership

Location:        Sportsplex 90 Ridge Rd North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Registration:   https://empireusabuffalo.demosphere-secure.com/_registration


The Niagara Lacrosse Association (NLA), a group of dedicated lacrosse ambassadors from various school districts in Niagara County, has formed to support the growth of lacrosse in Niagara County, and surrounding areas.  NLA supports youth programs at the house level as well as managing travel/tournament teams for players that are looking for play that is more competitive.



Steve Federico