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Competitive tournament teams for players heading into the seventh and eight grades. Players can expect to learn advanced concepts and skills that will make them fierce competitors when they move on to high school.

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Head Coach


Coach Ryan "Bernsy" Berns is an Arizona native. He played youth lacrosse with the Kyrene Warriors, high school with the Corona del Sol Aztecs, club ball with the AZ Starz, AZ Burn, and West Coast Starz, and ultimately was a defensive captain for the Arizona State University Sun Devil Lacrosse team. Coach Berns is still extremely involved with the Sun Devils lacrosse program as a board member and is the VP for the ASU Men's Lacrosse Alumni group.


Coach Berns has been coaching youth lacrosse with the Ahwatukee Lightning and Hot Sauce teams since 2018. His core values are "accountability," "integrity," and "excellence" - values that he believes he learned through lacrosse. Outside of lacrosse, you can find Coach Berns spending time with his family (fiancé, Haley; mom Sara; dad, Jim; and sister Holly), hiking, or playing sports (men's league lacrosse, golf, tennis, pickleball). Ryan is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Merrill Lynch. 

Upcoming Events

  • America's Finest Rivalry
    Sat, Jun 18
    Galway Downs
    Jun 18, 8:00 AM – Jun 19, 5:00 PM
    Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, USA
    America’s Finest Rivalry is a revolutionary and unmatched lacrosse experience combining the highest level of regional competition and NCAA college coaches with a top level destination event atmosphere.
  • Western Showcase
    Fri, Jul 08
    Air Force Academy
    Jul 08, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Air Force Academy, 2169 Field House Dr, Air Force Academy, CO 80840, USA
    The Western Showcase precedes the Shootout so that recruiters can evaluate top players perform both as individuals and in a team atmosphere. Players go through a myriad of valuable high level clinics and seminars by NCAA coaches while competing in a series of top level games.
  • Western Shootout
    Sat, Jul 09
    Air Force Academy
    Jul 09, 8:00 AM – Jul 10, 5:00 PM
    Air Force Academy, 2169 Field House Dr, Air Force Academy, CO 80840, USA
    The Western Shootout has become a marquee event on the Adrenaline calendar. Teams will play five guaranteed games over a two day period to compete for the western championship. Top rated facilities ensure excellent playing conditions.
  • Tribz Lacrosse California Showcase
    Sat, Jul 23
    Irvine, California
    Jul 23, 8:00 AM – Jul 24, 4:00 PM
    Irvine, California, Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA, USA