Who is Triple Threat Lacrosse?
Triple Threat Lacrosse was founded in 2015 by HS lacrosse coaches from Upper St. Clair and Chartiers Valley, with board members from South Fayette Lacrosse Association, who collectively realized their players were not receiving adequate playing opportunities in the summer, and wanted to offer additional lacrosse opportunities. They partnered with South Fayette Lacrosse Association to provide a great place to have the league at multiple fields at Fairview Park.
Brief bios on the owners:
Coach Yates is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and started playing lacrosse at the age of 8. He was a defensive captain at Calvert Hall College High School. While there he was selected to the MSA (Maryland Scholastic Association) Under 17 All-Star Team for the Vail Shootout and the MSA Senior All-Star Team. In 1988 and 1989, he was named as a member of the US (Baltimore) Junior Men’s Lacrosse Team. He played at the University of Maryland on lacrosse scholarship and then for the Washington Lacrosse Club and the New York Athletic Club. Coach Yates, from 2008-2012, coached in Upper St. Clair’s youth lacrosse program. He has been an assistant coach on the Keystone State Games Western PA U15 Team. In 2013 he served as the Head Coach of the Seton La-Salle High School WPIAL Division 2 Championship Team. He has been the Head Coach for Upper St. Clair High School since the 2013-2014 season when he was named the WPIAL Division 1 Head Coach of the Year.
Coach Flinter coached high school lacrosse from 1983 to 1991 at Framingham South High School outside of Boston. From 1988 - 1991, he was the varsity head coach earning his team two consecutive semi-final appearances in the very competitive Eastern Massachusetts State Tournament. Coach Flinter was the 1991 Lacrosse Coach of the Year awarded by the South Middlesex Daily News and was runner-up for Coach of the Year for the Boston Globe. He has coached for USC middle school teams, and was an assistant head coach at Seton LaSalle for 2012 -2013 where he won a the WPIAL Section 2 title. Jack is currently the Offensive Coordinator at Upper St. Clair High School, and won the WPIAL Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014.
Coach Rice is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School, and has lived in USC since 1974. He played lacrosse at USCHS as a defenseman and goalie. He has since served as a board member of the USC youth boys lacrosse club; a coach with the USC elementary and middle school teams; a coach with Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse; and, as President of the USCHS Boys Lacrosse Boosters. He is currently an assistant coach and general manager of the USCHS Boys Lacrosse team.
Our System of Beliefs
Triple Threat Lacrosse league was formed to allow boys to have a place to learn with a structured environment where they can play at an appropriate level. Our objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:
To foster, support and promote the ideals of good sportsmanship and healthy competition in a safe environment while encouraging positive citizenship and camaraderie amongst our lacrosse teams.
To unite in Triple Threat Lacrosse those who desire to advance the growth of the game of lacrosse via organization, development, operation and administration of said league.
To raise the awareness of lacrosse in our community.
To field the most competitive teams possible in accordance with player participation, coaching and lacrosse instruction.
Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
Good Sportsmanship - We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet.