The first Trident Launch program of 2021 was a great success, introducing the sport of lacrosse to South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula youth. With the help of StringKing, we were able to get sticks into the hands of kids that have never heard of lacrosse. Thanks to StringKing for helping to grow the game in our area. Check for seasonal updates about the next Trident Launch program in your area.
After a delay of almost seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Trident Lacrosse is back out on the field. Operating under new strict guidelines and protocols, Trident is running its Trident Academy program for small groups for both boys and girls in Manhattan Beach, and now also available in Palos Verdes. Additionally, Trident is debuting it new “Launch” program, an introduction to the game of lacrosse for boys and girls in grades 1-6 with an emphasis on developing proper fundamentals and building a solid foundation of lacrosse concepts.
The Trident Girls 24/25 team was the first to take the field competitively, participating in America’s Finest Rivalry, in Salt Lake City Utah. The Trident Girls had a great run, making it to the division Championship game.
Trident boys were well represented in the Under Armour All America tournament with three athletes being named to the UA West team. Congratulations to Trent Turner, Luc Dumont and Christopher Tarnay on your selection.
With respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking our guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Education along with the Los Angeles County Public Health and Education Departments. We want you to know that we are monitoring the situation closely which includes working with local city officials, other youth sports programs in the South Bay as well as staying up-to-date with local School Districts announcements. We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and communicate adjustments as needed.
It was a successful season for both Trident Boys and Trident Girls in the 2019 LA Box Lacrosse League. Trident Boys MS made the Championship game for the fifth consecutive year. While Trident Girls MS made it an all-Trident Championship game between Trident Blue and Trident Orange. Trident Blue just edged out Orange by a goal to get the win in a hard-fought, competitive game.
Megan joined the Trident coaching staff this past winter season as an experienced and successful high school player who grew up in Manhattan Beach. She is currently a sophomore at Mira Costa, where she was lead scorer and named Attacker of the Year and 1st Team Bay League as a freshman. Megan has been playing club lacrosse since 7th grade, and has a deep understanding of how to succeed and grow in the sport in the LA area. She brings an intense, highly motivated attitude to her own lacrosse path that allows her to serve as a fantastic young role model for all of our girls as they continue to learn the game. Most importantly, Megan knows how much hard work goes into getting better and just how far you can go with this sport in a number years. We are excited to have Megan with us for another spring season working primarily with our elementary school divisons.
Alexis is the founder and director of Trident Lacrosse, and has 10+ years of coaching experience at the youth and high school levels. Alexis played college lacrosse at Loyola Marymount University. He is the recipient of the US Lacrosse, Founders Circle award for his positive impact on the youth game. In addition to running Trident Lacrosse, Alexis is also the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
Brett Tietjen graduated from Garden City High School in 1998 where he won a New York State Championship. Brett earned All-County Honors as well as the Nolan Award for most dedicated lacrosse player on the team. Brett went on to play at the University of Massachusetts and was one of three freshmen to play in every game. He finished out his career at Hofstra University. Brett was the assistant coach at New York Maritime for three years and he also coached the Westport Connecticut U15 and IAS Select team before moving to the West Coast. In Los Angeles, he coached at Loyola High School, where the team won the SoCal Southern Section CIF boys lacrosse championships four years in a row.
Lane was a high school All-American in New Jersey, where he was inducted into the Newark Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. Following high school, he played goalie at Rutgers University. Once in California, he become the head lacrosse coach at UCLA. In 2006, he was named Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Coach of the Year. In 2007, Jaffe became head coach at Palos Verdes High School. He was Bay League Coach of the Year that season and again in 2009. In 2010, Jaffe was selected as the West Coast representative to coach the Champion National High School All-Star Game. Lane has also coached at UCSB and Dominican University as well as internationally in Japan, Australia and Canada, bringing home two silver medals from the Asia Pacific Games.
Mike was a two-sport athlete at Catawba College, where he was a team Captain and DII All-American lacrosse player and three time All Conference soccer player. He was named Catawba College Athlete of the year in 2002 and was inducted into Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame. Mike has been coaching high school lacrosse in the greater Los Angeles area for 15+ years, including at Loyola High School and Viewpoint. He earned Marmonte League Coach of the Year honors as the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Thousand Oaks High School.