As long as we’re highlighting fall and winter tryouts for tournament/travel teams, as we have this week with the OC Kings, LA Lazers and RC Starz, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Silverfin and Team Panos, two clubs based in the Conejo Valley that are holding tryouts in the next few weeks.
Silverfin is well established in the area and is coming off a highly successful summer tournament season. Now the club is holding tryouts for a high school elite squad that will make a trip to Baltimore in November. Tryouts are Sept. 15 at Thousand Oaks HS for a 22-member roster that will compete at UPLax Fall Shootout in Maryland on Nov. 16-17. The team later will compete at the Adrenaline LXM|ATS Las Vegas (Dec. 7-8) and Sandstorm (Jan. 18-19) tournaments.
Silverfin also will field tournament teams at younger age groups, running from U-11 through high school (grades 9-10), with tryouts also on Sept. 15 at Thousand Oaks.
Team Panos, run by longtime professional indoor lacrosse star Chris Panos, is holding tryouts Saturday, Sept. 7, for its second winter of tournament play. After putting together U-13 and U-15 teams for Sandstorm last season, Panos is expanding and offering tryouts for teams from U-11 through U-19. Tryouts will be held at Borchard Park in Newbury Park.