Travel Teams

The VALLEY HAMMERS Select Travel Teams

The Shenandoah Valley Hammers, or Valley Select, features affordable, year-round travel team opportunities for players in the Shenandoah Valley region based out of Winchester, VA led by current/former college coaches, players and local high school coaches in the area. Our ultimate goal is to grow both interest and participation in our sport so lacrosse becomes an official school-sanctioned sport at every high school in the Shenandoah Valley region.

Shenandoah Valley Hammers Director: Coach Choppy Burke - choppy@hammerslax.com

 

Our Focus

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Individual player development is what makes Hammers the premiere club for lacrosse development. Our professional staff is dedicated to maximizing our players full potential at the players own pace.

Our innovative, year-round hybrid training model aims to develop the whole person, not just the player, and why over 75 of our players have moved on to play collegiately at the highest levels since our first graduating class in 2017.

To understand how each player is evaluated please see our H.A.M.M.E.R approach to player and talent identification.

 

CLUB DEVELOPMENT

We pride ourselves on creating a club culture where every player, no matter the team, are given the same opportunities to succeed if they choose to.

It is important that our players are exposed to an array of information which is why they are exposed to all the Hammers Technical Staff throughout all their training sessions while in the club.

You will also see many of our Hammers teams, and players, training with the other Hammers teams in their own age group, as well as older groups. This helps to establish a club atmosphere, and not have players, and teams feel as if they are disconnected from the club and Technical Staff.

Team Development

As the players become better through our focus on player development, it is inevitable that our teams become better as well.

To have a successful team, you must have successful players. We understand that team results vary by age and players, but we do not use results of games as a gauge of success in our youth teams.

We are, however, confident that with our innovative, year-round hybrid training model, our youth players will develop and find success as they climb the ladder in our club into our older teams.

SEASONAL OVERVIEW

SHENANDOAH VALLEY HAMMERS: 2022

$800 (FALL/WINTER

  • Includes Player Package

$700 (Fall - September through November)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments
  • Recruiting Assistance

$100 (Winter - December through February)

  • Weekly Academy/Training
  • Recruiting Assistance

SHENANDOAH VALLEY HAMMERS: 2023-2025

$1600 (FULL YEAR - September through July) - $150 Discount if Paid in Full - $1450

  • Includes Player Package

$700 (Fall - September through November)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments
  • Recruiting Assistance

$100 (Winter - December through February)

  • Weekly Academy/Training
  • Recruiting Assistance

$0 (Spring - March through April)

  • Weekly Virtual Sessions
  • Recruiting Assistance

$800 (Summer - May through July)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments
  • Recruiting Assistance

SHENANDOAH VALLEY HAMMERS: 2026-2028

$1500 (FULL YEAR - September through July) - $150 Discount if Paid in Full - $1350

  • Includes Player Package

$650 (Fall - September through November)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments

$100 (Winter - December through February)

  • Weekly Academy/Training

$0 (Spring - March through April)

  • Weekly Virtual Sessions

$750 (Summer - May through July)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments

SHENANDOAH VALLEY HAMMERS: 2029-3031

$1200 (FULL YEAR - September through July) - $150 Discount if Paid in Full - $1050

  • Includes Player Package

$500 (Fall - September through November)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments

$100 (Winter - December through February)

  • Weekly Academy/Training

$0 (Spring - March through April)

  • Weekly Virtual Sessions

$600 (Summer - May through July)

  • 2x/ Week Team Practices/Training
  • 2 Tournaments

**Please reach out to us about season-by-season costs (Fall Only, Winter Only, Spring Only, Summer Only)

**We do not let finances get in the way of being a part of our program. We offer a variety of flexible payment plans as well as sibling, military, educational and healthcare discounts.

Ready to Join the Hammers?

Reach out to schedule a free evaluation to be placed onto one of travel opportunities.