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About Team 11

Our Passion is Lacrosse

Team 11 was founded in 2016.  In that short time, this boys’ lacrosse club has grown to over 160 players in seven different age groups, with a deep coaching staff and organizational infrastructure.  The program has quickly risen to compete with the most elite clubs in the country.  Its success is grounded in the unbounded energy and extensive lacrosse knowledge of its founder, Joey Sankey.  


Joey grew up in Warminster, Pennsylvania, spending thousands of hours playing lacrosse in the small backyard of his home.  Joey’s hard work paid off with an opportunity to play high school lacrosse at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, where he finished with 342 career points on 178 goals and 164 assists.  He was named a 2011 Under Armour All-American and was tapped the #6 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse Magazine.  From there, he went on to play at the University of North Carolina.  He spent four years playing at UNC, earning multiple All-American selections. He finished his Tar Heel career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 229 points.  Joey was selected by the Charlotte Hounds as the 9th overall pick in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft. His outstanding play put him on the 2015 MLL All-Star roster and earned him the title of 2015 Cascade Rookie of the Year.

 

Seeing his calling as developing young lacrosse athletes, Coach Sankey is now committing 100% of his time to Team 11.

 

Why should you choose Team 11?


Laser focus on long-term individual player development.  

  • Our top priority is the physical, cognitive and emotional development of our athletes.  From our youngest groups, where the focus is on overall athletic fitness and technical skill work, to our oldest, where we master individual fundamentals and team concepts in highly competitive settings, we draw on our knowledge and experience to help each player achieve his lacrosse goals.  
  • We offer not only the finest in coaching, but also support in areas such as nutrition and strength and conditioning.  We have access to state-of-the-art facilities at Penn Charter.
  • Our club’s mission is to be the best, not the biggest.  Our “small batch” approach allows Joey to have a personal relationship with every player, in addition to that player’s relationship with his primary coaches.  
  • We understand that every player is different.  We work hard ensure every player is NOT coached the same way or with the same technique. Players have different strengths they need to focus on, and it is our job to make sure the players know these strengths.
  • We foster a positive culture, where kids make lasting friendships and have fun.
  • Practices are thoughtfully planned and are executed with high energy and engagement.  We squeeze every minute out of our time together.
  • We communicate.  While our coaching style is very hands-on, with constant support and guidance for the player, we are always available to speak with players and parents.
  • We keep roster sizes small so that everyone plays.  

Family-friendly atmosphere.  

  • Team 11 is more than just a lacrosse club. When you join Team 11, you join a group of players and parents that come together to create a FAMILY ATMOSPHERE! 
  • We do not tolerate selfish play, less than 100% effort, or poor behavior. We believe it is not only our job to help make these kids better players, but also better boys and young men. We teach them the importance of respect, eye contact, responsibility, and more! 
  • We also instill core values that translate on and off the field: perseverance, grit, passion, and hard work.  We know that confidence breeds achievement, and work to build up our players.  We foster teamwork and a positive attitude.  “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”  
  • We attend some of the best, most-competitive, well-run lacrosse tournaments in the region.  The Team 11 community makes these events fun, with the best tailgates in the business!

Elite Coaching.  

  • We have the best developmental coaching in the area. If your goal is to become a better player at your position, there is no better club in Philadelphia! Our fall and winter practices are all about developmental skills training. Our goal is to make every player a better individual player, and with that team success will come.

    Our staff includes: 
    • Joey Sankey:  Founder and Owner of Team 11, UNC All-Time Points Leader, 3x All-American, 2015 MLL Rookie of the Year 
    • Harry Sankey Sr., Harry Sankey Jr., Ryan Sankey: Combined 80+ Years of coaching and playing experience 
    • Ryan Kilpatrick: UNC 1st Team All- American Defenseman/ LSM, Former member of Rochester Rattlers
    • Tate Jozokos: UNC All-American and 2016 National Championship Winner 
    • Shawn Kaplan: Ohio State FOGO coach 
    • Nick Hreshko: Monmouth All-American Goalie, drafted by Charlotte Hounds in 2017
    • Brian Teuber (Drexel), Nick Buckley (St. Joe’s), Chas Robino (Umass), Luke Stansfield (Drexel), and more!

Recruiting support.

  • While we think a focus on continuous improvement will eventually lead to the best possible outcomes on the recruiting front, we are here to help making connections when you are ready to explore the college lacrosse experience.
  • Team 11 coaches have played at the highest level of college lacrosse and have all gone through the recruiting process. We have abundant relationships with coaches from nearly all of the Division 1 and 3 programs in the country. If we don’t personally know a coach on staff, we know someone that does. We are here to help!
  • Although Team 11 is a relatively new program, the Sankey family has been helping players find the right college/lacrosse program for many years!
  • We will also be honest and fair, and share your realistic options. We also use Connect Lax to connect with coaches, and have coaches that are extremely active in assisting our players. There is a right school for everyone and we help our players navigate through that stressful process! 

We love this game! 

  • We are deeply committed to the sport and to our players.
  • We want you to play with us!

More about Team 11

Location


Team 11 is based out of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. In the fall, all of our teams practice at Penn Charter. In the winter, spring, and summer, our youth teams are primarily located in Bucks County and our high school teams remain at Penn Charter. 


When do we play?


Youth (grades 3-8):  Our youth teams play all year round. We have two fall tournaments, winter skills sessions (with the likelihood of box tournaments), six Spring League games, and four summer tournaments.  All tournaments include 5-6 games each on average.


High School (grades 9-11): Our high school teams play in the fall, winter, and summer. We leave the spring season to their high school programs. We participate in two fall tournaments, winter skills training with to prepare players for their high school season, and four summer tournaments.


Interested in learning more? 


If you are interested in speaking to Joey Sankey directly, contact us.

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RECRUITING

Have questions about the recruiting process or Want to learn more about Team 11 players? Click here to contact a Team 11 Staff member to help with all your recruiting needs.  

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