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Braveheart Fall Club Information and Schedule

 

The Braveheart fall lacrosse season starts in September.  Besides training twice a week, we have six home game days this fall where we are inviting the best high school, middle school and elementary clubs in the state to compete at a cost far below that of travel and tournament lacrosse.

 

Fun, Friendships and Fast!

 

Fall Braveheart will officially begin on Wednesday, September 5th and will continue on most Monday and Wednesday nights through mid-December. 

We have switched from the two hour format of past years to a three hour format from 5-8 PM that gives us a far better training environment.

 

High School and Middle School: Fall registration for Braveheart is $400.  This registration fee includes a $100 charge for fees related to all six elite competition days as well as $300 for all 25 fall training sessions with our Braveheart coaching staff.  

 

Learn Lacrosse: We also have a special $75 “Learn Lacrosse” package for beginners in grades K-12 which includes a Braveheart Pinny and attendance at 5 practice sessions.  The fee for “Learn Lacrosse” can be applied toward full fall registration costs if the player decides to continue with the program for the rest of the fall.

 

Braveheart Dauntless Blue:  This is our new 2025/2026/2027 grad year team that will compete at the 12U level nationally next summer.  See the special announcement here. Fees for this program are $300.  This registration fee includes a $100 charge for fees related to all six elite competition days as well as $250 for all 25 fall training sessions with our Braveheart coaching staff.  

 

Elementary School: The cost for the Fall season for the Elementary School program is $150. This is a training only program.

 

Payment plans, sibling discounts and scholarships are available.

 

There is an extra $25 one-time fee for a reversible pinny for new members (however the pinny is included in the price of the “Learn Lacrosse” package.

 

How to Register

 

Click one of the links below to go to a registration page:

 

Learn Lacrosse - 5 Training Sessions and Pinny $75.00.

 

High School and Middle School Fall Registration – Fall Training and Game Day Fees $400.00.

 

High School and Middle School Fall Game Day Fees $100.00 (Only for members who paid Summer and Fall combined training fee last May.

 

Braveheart Dauntless Blue (2025, 2026, 2027 team – 12U) Fall Training and Game Day Fees $300.00.

 

Elementary School Fall Training Fees - $150.00.

 

You may also register (or order a pinny) using the links in the upper right corner of our welcome page.

 

Training Session Schedule for all Groups at the Barron Collier Stadium

 

September, October, November, December

 

Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

 

Field location may vary from turf field, to grass practice field, to softball field.

 

September: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

 

October: 1, 3, 10, 15, 17, 24, 29, 31

 

November: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

 

December: 3, 5

 

Make up dates: December 10, 12

 

Fall Competition Game Days:

Sundays from 9 AM – 3 PM with game schedule TBD. Plus December 15-16 at CSN.

Dates: Barron Collier: October 7, 14, 28; December 2, 9.  Community School: December 15-16.

We had to push back the team play day scheduled for 9/16 but are adding 2 more days in December!  December 15-16 at Community School of Naples for the Holiday Hustle Lacrosse tournament.

 

Beyond the Fall...

We will take a break from training sessions mid-December and resume with training in January with pre-spring season camp on 6 Saturdays and Sundays in January with college coaches in attendance. 

High school season starts on Monday, January 28th.  Braveheart Mid-School and Braveheart Dauntless Blue will compete in the invitation only Florida Elite Lacrosse League on Sundays from February through Mid-May.  Team practices will be at Barron Collier on Wednesday evenings.

 

More Information

 

For more information or to register online:

 

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=braveheart

 

Questions: Coach Bill Franklin, text: 305-562-4474, email: wnfranklinjr@yahoo.com.

 


Braveheart Dauntless Blue Team Forming (2025, 2026, 2027 - 10U to 12U)

 

Besides High School and Middle School level training and games, Braveheart will be putting a lot of effort this fall into forming a 2025/2026/2027 Grad Year Girls Team – yes, those are 4th, 5th and 6th graders.  Braveheart Dauntless Blue will be taking interest from any 2025s, 2026s and 2027s (girls born before 8/31/2007 in Grades 4-6 this fall), who would like to dive in and try lacrosse – even if they are new to the sport.  By the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model, these are girls classified as 10U through 12U.

 

“Braveheart has had a lot of interest from rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders over the summer so now’s the best time to get them playing as a team,” says Braveheart Club Manager Coach Bill Franklin. “I’m excited about this group of girls and seeing them grow over the next 7-8 years as they progress through middle and high school.  The chemistry that they will build as a team will be simply awesome! Kids up north in lacrosse hotbeds get serious about lacrosse at this age – it’s a time when their mental focus and lacrosse IQ starts to grow rapidly along with their physical bodies.” 

Coach Franklin should know what he’s talking about: He's taken teams to national qualifiers and events like the US Lacrosse Nationals and the Mid-Atlantic Championships where his teams have hung with and beaten teams from some of the top programs in the country like Long Island Yellow Jackets, Capital Lacrosse and Skywalkers.  “At that level, it’s not about winning every game, but about getting a deep love and knowledge for the game, being competitive and knowing that you’re going to be just as competitive as any other kid in the country once you’re in high school, and developing the same opportunities to compete at the next level as players in the other top clubs in the country.”

 

The Braveheart Dauntless Blue Team will compete in an invitation only Florida Elite Club League during the fall and spring, with most of its play days held on Sundays in Collier County.  Practice for the fall will be two evenings a week (Mondays and Wednesdays), one evening a week in the Spring (Wednesdays) and two evenings a week next summer (Mondays and Wednesdays).  Next summer the team will participate in 3 qualifying tournaments for the US Lacrosse Nationals with the goal of securing a birth in the 12U division of the US Lacrosse Nationals.  This fall alone the team will have 25 3-hour practice sessions and 6 competition days.

 

“Our club theme is ‘Fun, Friendships and Fast’, so our culture keeps things light, yet developmental and competitive.  We want to teach life lessons that will produce strong, successful young women, “continues Coach Franklin. “If you’re having fun and enjoying time with your best friends, then you’ll be less likely to burn out and you’ll always come back wanting more.”

 

The Braveheart club standards go far beyond teaching stick skills, LaxIQ and specific team techniques.  A lot of emphasis is put on what it means to be a good teammate and fierce competitor-- being a high-performing adapter of a positive team culture, as well as excelling in athletics.  Positive "life lessons" that make for strong, successful, independent young women are an essential part of what and who we are.  Braveheart also puts an age appropriate, yet concentrated effort in every practice session on developing athleticism: speed work, spring endurance, agility and stability to avoid injury.

More Information

For more information or to register online:

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=braveheart

Questions: Coach Bill Franklin, text: 305-562-4474, email: wnfranklinjr@yahoo.com..


January 5, 2018

Hello Braveheart Nation,

 Braveheart Lacrosse Club announces the appointment Bill Franklin as Club Director.

 Coach Franklin is the Head Coach at perennial Florida lacrosse powerhouse Barron Collier High School.  This will be Coach Franklin’s 5th season as a part of the Barron Collier coaching staff, during which time the Cougars went to the FHSAA Lacrosse Final Four in 3 of past 4 seasons.  Coach Franklin has also been affiliated as a coach for Braveheart Lacrosse over the last 5 years.  Coach Franklin is also a Regional Director for the LaxManiax National Lacrosse Club, where he coaches one of the top 2021 teams in the country.  He’s a long time Women’s College Lacrosse Official and also father of 5 daughters who have all excelled in Florida high school lacrosse and beyond over the last decade.  Since moving to Naples 5 years ago, his youngest two daughters have played at Barron Collier and with our Braveheart club.  We’re looking forward to having Coach Franklin’s passion for the sport keep our club moving forward in the years to come

Braveheart has consistently been one of the top ranked regional clubs in the state. Coach Franklin's leadership, grassroots organization, knowledge of lacrosse and passion for sport will insure that the tradition continues.