Posted Jan 18, 23 by Phillylacrosse.com
John Bickel believes that people of all ages, genders and abilities should have the opportunity to play athletics in attractive venues.
And since we opened Berwyn Sports Club just seven months ago, we’ve seen a wide variety of athletes trying to make their dreams come true, whether they’re aiming for college scholarships or just looking for a chance to have fun. I am happy to say that I have already seen it.
“We have 4, 5 and 6 year olds who play field hockey, as well as college and professional players training here,” Bickel says. “It’s unbelievable; it’s amazing considering you can get that spectrum in one place.
“All these kids are just beginning to understand what dreams are like, and some of them are chasing full-fledged dreams. is very cool.
Bickel, a former lacrosse player, high school coach, and current lacrosse club coach/director, saw the need for a state-of-the-art sports center in the area. Berwyn Sports Club will be built on over 10 acres in Tredyflynn Township and will include a 35,000 square foot field house, fitness and 7,000 foot training facility, a complete outdoor grass field, and two lawn practices for lacrosse and field hockey. have a place.
501 Berwyn Sports Club, a non-profit private club, is located at 202 Rt. Chester County. Featuring large windows and large garage door openings, there is a spectator mezzanine area that wraps around the entire Fieldhouse.
The club has attracted a variety of organizations, including youth, township and high school teams playing lacrosse as well as field hockey and baseball, Bickel said. He said that the soccer team would also come.
“It’s been exciting to see all the kids here for everything: individual training, lessons, play days,” Bickel said. “The kids are embracing that.”
One of the organizations training in Berwyn is the Blue Ox Lacrosse, led by Matt McRide, who is also the rookie head coach of National Power Malvern Prep. Mackrides has nearly 300 players in men’s and women’s winter training, which can be divided into areas throughout the indoor complex.
“My first experience here was the summer when Malvern Prep held a reunion event and did a clinic for new students so I could experience the outdoor area,” says Mackrides. “Now we’re playing indoors in the winter and the place is huge.”
Bickel said the need for indoor-outdoor complexes for lacrosse and other sports is clear. Berwyn Sports Club has a unique setup with a garage opening leading to an outdoor grass field. There is a grass field of 40 x 80 yards and a field of 35 x 35 yards in the back. There is plenty of room for players to throw against the inner or outer wall.
Berwyn Sports Club also has a full-time performance coach, Troy Gallen, a Malvern Prep graduate. A former Delaware state football player and Division 1 track athlete, Galen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and has a special interest in speed development for all athletes.
Athletes looking for a place to train start training at 6 a.m. each day and use equipment for weight training, speed and agility, flexibility, strength and conditioning, Galen said.
“We do all skill-based training, including turning and supplementing athlete training,” says Gallen. “We provide access to indoor and outdoor training, with boys, girls and athletes all the way up to professional level training.”
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