Adrenaline signs on VI North Starz as Newest Affiliate Club Program
Adrenaline is proud to announce our newest affiliate out of British Columbia, Vancouver Island North Starz. Lewis and Cayle Ratcliff will lead the charge, hosting tryouts for the newly formed club this October. With their extensive lists of lacrosse accolades and coaching resumes, the Ratcliff brothers will quickly establish VI North Starz as an elite program and open the floodgates for Canadian players to find homes at the next level.
VI North Starz will play host to Youth through High school teams looking to make a name for themselves in their inaugural year. The club will attend three of Adrenaline’s most anticipated fall/winter events, including Seattle, Las Vegas, and the famed Adrenaline Challenge in San Diego.
Adrenaline’s mission to help VI North Starz grow as a club and bring awareness to the game in western Canada perfectly aligns with Ratcliff’s efforts to provide an elite level platform for players to gain national exposure. “It has always been a goal for Cayle and I to bring Elite travel teams to Vancouver Island,” says Lewis, Director of VI North Starz and current High School Director/Coach for Northwest powerhouse, Seattle Starz. “There is so much talent here we want to make sure every player has the opportunity to play at the NCAA level. We are hoping to take our success with the Seattle Starz program and bring that up north”. Adrenaline is equally as excited to build off the success of the seasoned Adrenaline affiliate, Seattle Starz, and deepen the level of talent in BC. “The VI North Starz program is set up for success,” says Adrenaline VP, Rory Doucette. “Having a passionate and incredibly knowledgeable staff on board is the first step in building a strong foundation. Lewis what it takes to build a program up, and he also knows how rewarding it is once you get there”. The growth of the game out west has made marginal progress in recent years due to dedication from former players such as the Radcliffs.
By partnering with Adrenaline, VI North Starz players will get plugged into our proven recruiting system and gain access to both team and individual recruiting events such as High Rollers, Black Card, and the Challenge. They will also qualify to try out for the highly touted West Coast Starz Club Program in which teams travel back east twice a year to compete in the nation’s top team recruitment tournaments. “To have the ability for the Vancouver Island lacrosse community to join both the Starz and West Coast Starz families is huge,” says Lewis. “Top level recruiting events and assistance during the recruiting process are just a few reasons why Starz is recognized as the top elite club program on the west coast.” The collegiate exposure that Adrenaline affiliate club members gain is second to none, and we’re excited to have the VI North Starz program on board. VI North Starz will also gain access to Adrenaline clinics for high-level training, as well as receive head-to-toe custom team treatment from the famed Adrenaline Design team.