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Rose Tree - Media Optimist Youth Lacrosse Club
Jeff Pettit
731 Farnum Road
Media, Pennsylvania

        Welcome to Optimist Lacrosse, a community lacrosse program sponsored by the Rose Tree-Media Optimist Club for boys and girls, grades 1-8, who reside in the Rose Tree-Media School District.  Founded in 1987, we are a charter member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (“SEPYLA”) for boys and a member of the Philadelphia Area Schoolgirls Association (“PAGLA”) for girls.

      Through teaching and playing competitively the Native American game of lacrosse, we strive to instill in our players a sense of dedication, self-discipline, self-confidence, appreciation for hard work, teamwork and other values expressed in the Optimist Creed.  Lacrosse, by its very nature, demands much in the development of the skills to be able use one’s stick effectively and in physical effort. At all times, we seek to “Honor the Game” of lacrosse by effort, enthusiasm and sportsmanship. While we do not always “play to win”, we always demand that players play like they want to win.

    Current news about registration and events is on "My Site News" which can be accessed from the menu on the left. Specific information about our programs, equipment and the sport itself can be found under “Handouts” , also on the menu on the left. We hope that you will, at least, encourage your son or daughter to give lacrosse a try.


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Sunday, March 5
2017 Optimist Lacrosse Social on April 1 - Tickets on Sale Now

Celebrate the 30th season of Optimist Lacrosse with a night of dinner and music at the Media VFW on April 1 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. We will be serving a buffet dinner catered by Media's Dos Gringos. Tickets are only $20.00 available. Beer, wine and mixed drinks available for purchase at reasonable prices from the VFW bar.The event is for anyone 21 years and older. This covers the costs of the event and is not intended to be a fund raiser. We will have raffles and a 50-50 to support of our lacrosse programs. Tickets available on the RTm Optimist Sports website: Tickets will also be available at the door for $25 provided space is available.


Sunday, February 19
Spring 2017 Coaching Assignments - Boys

2017 Optimist Lacrosse Coaches

Boys Teams

A1 (8th Grade)

Jamie Pompetti

Brian Morris

Greg Welch

A3 (7th Grade)

Jeff Pettit

Greg Quintiliano

Charles Katz

B1 (6th Grade)

Michael Ridpath

Eric Poole

Andrew Kilpatrick

B3 (5th Grade)

Eric Poole

Ryan McQuade ryanmcquade2com

John Bonner

Wayne Lyon

Sean Bell

C1 and C2 (3rd/4th Grade)

Evan Pettit

Mike Mahoney

Dan Kelly

Jon Skivo

Contact Intramural (3rd/2nd Grade)

Jeffrey R. Pettit

Scott Kamin

Intramural Non-Contact (1st/2nd Grade)

John Bodnar

Jeffrey R. Pettit


Sunday, February 19
Spring 2017 Coaching Assignments - Girls

 Girls Teams

8th and 7th Grade

Heather Lyon

Jamie Pompetti

Tony George

Robert Yosua

6th Grade (Black)

Kim Bostwick

Jason Keeley

5th Grade (Red)

Sean Harding

Diana Harding

Chris Roberts

5th Grade (White)

Chuck Hewlings

Gina Barusevicius

3rd/4th Grade

Joe D'Alonzo Scott Kamin Kim Finlay Scott Scungio Emily Saks

Intramural (1st/2nd Grade)

Kristine Hartner

Sarah Pettit

Holly Hettinger

Monday, January 2
Registration for Spring Lacrosse Open Now

On-line registration is now open for our 30th Spring season. Please click on the title in yellow above or use this link to sign-in and register your son or daughter for the appropriate grade level team or program:

Here are few important things to keep in mind as you register:


  • The registration fee for travel team players is $100, but there is a $10 discount if you register by Jan.16. There is also a $10 late fee if you register after Jan.30. 
  • Please register your child for his grade level even if he or she has played "up" last year. We need to assess the number of players to decide how many teams that we can field at each grade. We can move players later.
  •  All travel team players must have a game jersey and shorts. Boys 4th grade and up and girls in third grade and up are considered travel team players. Girls can use the Optimist Lacrosse kilt/skirt instead of shorts. The uniform has not changed so you can use last years. If you need to purchase a jersey, shorts or kilt/ skirt, you can through the Optimist Store.  
  • To facilitate communications, please add the second parent or guardian to your League Apps family account. Use this link for easy-to-follow instructions: 
  •  We will hold walk-in registration and a clinic on Saturday, Jan.14 at Springton Lake Middle School from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend along who has never played. Clinic times are 1:00- 2:15 for boys and 2:30- 4:00 for girls. Penncrest coaches and players will run each clinic.


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Wednesday, October 12
New Website

Please use the link to go to our new LeagueApps website where you will see information on  and register for our lacrosse and field hockey programs and special events

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Thursday, August 13
Rose Tree Media Optimist Lacrosse facebook page

Like the Rose Tree Media Optimist Lacrosse facebook page to keep up on all the news!  

Message From Onondaga Redhawks

The Onondaga tribe is one of the six members of the Iroquois Nation. In 1994, Optimist Lacrosse players and families hosted Onondaga players in a weekend of friendly competition. The following Statement appears on their lacrosse website. It explains why lacrosse is more than just a game.
Lacrosse is a game that has been played by the Onondagas and the Haudenosaunee people for countless centuries. The Onondagas consider the game to be a very spiritual game given to them by the Creator and is still played at Onondaga as a spiritual and healing game for the people. In the late 1800's at Onondaga, the Haudenosaunee prophet named Handsome Lake requested the game of lacrosse be played as one of his last wishes before he made his journey back to the Creator's land. The game was played in his honor and assisted him to fulfill his journey.
The Onondagas call the game Dey-Hon-Tshi-Gwa'-Ehs which translated to mean, "they bump hips". The young people are told by the elders that the game is to be respected and to respect your opponent as they also have been given the gift to play the game. Players of all ages from Onondaga participate in an annual spiritual game. The game is played for the spiritual benefit of the Nation and for all those who play the game.
The Onondagas have a long and proud tradition of playing the game and extend their hand to everyone to join them in preserving and playing the oldest team sport in North America,

Optimist Creed

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Promise Yourself-
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble

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