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Welcome to PPLC!!! The FUTURE of Girl's Club Lacrosse!!!
Welcome to the best opportunity in girls' club lacrosse in Pittsburgh!! 

Our program will promote the highest level of high school and middle school play of lacrosse focusing on quality instruction and enjoying the best game on the planet.  We take great pride in employing coaches coming from the highest level of the women’s game to teach the skills necessary to succeed at every level of play. We will assist every member of our program with the knowledge of the recruiting process and a fair evaluation of where each player will best fit in the next level. 

Lastly, our club is committed to the growth of each individual player and will promote sportsmanship at all times.   All of our coaches, administrators and players will represent the club and treat each other with the utmost respect and shared passion for the sport of lacrosse.
 

TIME OUT with Mt. Lebanon Senior, Sophia Klaber

PPLC speaks with Mt. Lebanon Senior & Bucknell Commit, Sophia Klaber

Sophia Klaber will be a 2016 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and Premier.  Klaber is part of a dominant Mt. Lebanon team that sits atop the Western PA laxpower rankings with a current record of 10-2.  One of those losses was to Ohio powerhouse, Thomas Worthington, while the other was suffered at the hands of regional rival, Upper St. Clair.  Sophia is a midfielder for both Mt. Lebanon and PPLC.  We took a minute this week to catch up with Sophia and ask her a few questions!

  1. Why did you choose Bucknell?
    "I chose Bucknell because it had everything I was looking for as a student athlete. I love the coaches, the team, the campus, and I am really looking forward to studying in the school of management."

     
  2. What has your focus been on since making your commitment to Bucknell?
    "Since making my commitment, I've focused on my speed, my endurance, and fine-tuning my skills all over the field as I would like to continue playing midfield in college."

     
  3. What are your goals as a college freshman both on and off the field?
    "On the field, my goal is to contribute in anyway I can to the team by continuing to improve my individual skills as a player. In the classroom, I am excited about working towards a business degree with an international focus."

     
  4. What would your advice be to players that want to play at the next level?
    "Always put in the extra work, play with a chip on your shoulder, and welcome any challenge that your coaches or teammates throw at you."

     
  5. Looking back at your recruiting process, what advice/suggestions would you give to players that are currently going through it?
    "The biggest piece of advice I can give about the recruiting process is learn to love it. The window of opportunity is early and quick so be ready to hit the ground running. Make the most of your time by focusing on the schools that are the best fit for you from both an academic and athletic standpoint."
     
  6. QUESTION from Kayla Foster (PPLC 2015/Liberty 2019):
    I always have to listen to music before I play in games .... What is your go to pre-game song/artist right now?

    Sophia:  "Lately my go to pre-game artist has been Jason Derulo but I'm always changing it up."

 

POSE A QUESTION FOR THE NEXT TIME OUT!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?


by posted 05/04/2016

WORK FOR PREMIER!

Premier is now hiring for the Summer and Fall of 2016!  We have openings for C.I.T's, Interns, and Coaching Staff.  Don't miss this opportunity to join our incredible returning staff!  Visit our "WORK FOR PREMIER" page for our general application and directions.  Questions?  Contact !

C.I.T's, "Coach In Training":

  • 6 open positions
  • Applicants interested in this opportunity must be a current high school player committed to a Division I, II, or III school.

Interns: 

  • 3 open positions
  • Applicants interested in this opportunity must be a current student-athlete at a Division I, II, or III school.

Coaching Staff:

  • Positions open for both REGIONAL Practice & ELITE Travel Teams.
  • All coaches must have coaching and/or playing experience.

Specialty:

  • Currently soliciting applicants for Goalie Coaches & Strength/Conditioning Coaches.

 


by posted 04/27/2016
TIME OUT with Gettysburg Sophomore, Maggie McClain

PPLC Staff speaks with Premier Intern & Gettysburg Sophomore, Maggie McClain

Maggie McClain is a 2014 graduate of Sewickley Academy and Premier.  She served as a Coach in Training for the 2014 summer, an Intern for the 2015 season and is returning for the 2016 season as an Intern for our 2018 Travel team.  She is currently a sophomore for the highly successful Gettysburg Bullets.  The Bullets are currently 10 and 1, with a 4 and 0 mark in the competitive Centennial Conference.

In 14 of the last 15 seasons, Gettysburg has earned a berth in the Division III National Playoffs, including 5 trips to the semi-finals, and a National Championship in 2011.  The Bullets have also claimed 9 Centennial Conference Championships.  McClain has seen action in 5 games for the perennial powerhouse, recording 1 goal, 2 ground balls, a draw control and caused turnover.  We took a minute this spring to catch up with Maggie and ask a few questions about her experience!

  1. Why did you choose Gettysburg?
    "I originally wasn’t looking at Gettysburg. Coach Carol Cantele reached out to me after my first game in my first tournament with PPLC. Like many high school athletes all they see is division one schools and think that’s the way to go. It wasn’t until I got on the campus and met with Coach that I truly got a feel for the school and automatically felt like home."
     
  2. What was the most difficult part of the transition from high school to college?
    "The most difficult transition from high school to college was realizing I was no longer the top dog. Coming into a college team, you have a combination of the best players from their high school team. You also don’t realize the jump from the high school game to the college game. You come in and are shocked as to how much you have to learn."
     
  3. What do you wish you knew as a player in the recruiting process?
    "
    I wish I had known how early to start prepping for recruitment. I was a late bloomer, and although I ended up where I belong, some are not so lucky. Start recruitment searching early."
     
  4. How did your time as a CIT/Intern at Premier help you in college?
    "Being a CIT and an intern gave me a greater lacrosse IQ. I slowly learned how to see all different positions of the field and got an inside look as to what coaches go through. For instance, when a team is working a backer defense, the offense should look to swing the ball quickly to the opposite side in order to beat the backer and get a quick shooting space call. The little things you learn when you’re coaching can go a long way in playing."
     
  5. What is your pre game ritual?
    "Typically on weekends, our games start at 1:00pm. Our team wakes up for a team breakfast at around 9:15 am at Servo (our dining hall). I get 2 eggs over easy, toast a mini wheat bagel and put some shredded cheddar cheese on top and make a mini gooey breakfast sandwich. Then, I go and get either an oreo or a banana nut chocolate chip muffin (depends on what they have). From there, its normally about 10 am, so I take a pre-game nap until 10:50 while listening to my pregame playlist. Then the music comes on in the locker room and everyone gets dressed for game day."

POSE A QUESTION FOR THE NEXT TIME OUT!

Gettysburg has what we call blueberries. The blueberry outfit is defined as wearing the navy sweatshirt and sweatpants issued to us at the beginning of the season. What is one thing cool or unique about your team?


by posted 04/13/2016
Premier Announces Fall Tournament Line Up

Premier announces competitive Fall Tournament Line Up

Our goal at Premier is to continue to elevate the level of play of our players and our teams.  We continuously evaluate our tournament slate to make sure that it is meeting our mission.  We believe that this Fall schedule exposes our athletes to some of the best competition nationally!
 

Team 11/5 & 11/6 11/12 & 11/13 11/18 - 11/20
2017 Primetime (11/5)    
2018 Primetime (11/5) MidAtlantic President's Cup
2019   MidAtlantic President's Cup
2020 Primetime (11/5) MidAtlantic  
2021 Next Generation
(11/6)
   
2022

Next Generation
(11/6)

   
2023/2024 Next Generation
(11/6)
   

 

Tournament Information:


by posted 04/07/2016
Who we are and what makes us different...
The idea is really simple, as three current Division I college coaches we recognized a need in Pittsburgh to contribute to the growth of girl's lacrosse in the area.  So one day over lunch we decided the best way to get involved was to run our own club program.  Yes, it would have been easier to get involved with the already established local organizations but honestly we didn't feel that we would be able to put the quality product that we had envisioned into fruition. 

That was were Pittsburgh Premier was born.   As college coaches we are 100 percent committed to the fundamental growth of each player, honest evaluations of skills and placement within the program, and lastly a forthright and comprehensive recruiting service as you head towards navigating the college process. 

With over 40 collective years in the college lacrosse ranks, and serving at various academic institutions each of us brings a unique set of skills within teaching lacrosse to every age group.  But honestly we don't expect you to just believe us, we invite you to come to practice and see for yourself!  Our staff will be available after to discuss any questions you might have about Pittsburgh Premier and why we might be the right fit for your family.

Sincerely,
Katrina, Mike and Katy

by PPLC posted 02/25/2011
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