History of Tri-State Lacrosse

Tri-State Lacrosse was founded in 1989 by Bob and Margaret Turco. Coach Turco had already been doing soft lacrosse programs and coaching at the high school level for years when his eldest son entered Ridgewood High School. The team was filled with many highly talented players and it was clear that there was a need for more opportunities outside of the high school season. Thus began the first indoor leagues for teams throughout the Tri-State area. 27-Years later, Tri-State Lacrosse is still a family owned and operated business. Program offerings have expanded to include a nationally recognized all star program, high level camps & clinics and top level tournaments. Tri-State Lacrosse has coached countless High School & College All-Americans. 

Boys Tryout Schedule

All regional players (South, Shore, North) expected to attend the Central Tryout in addition to their regional tryout.

Shore All-Star Tryouts

  • Tuesday July 17: Class of 2023, 2025, 2026 – 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday July 19: Class 2024 (World Series Team Tryout) – 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday July 19: Classes 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 – 5:30-7:00pm
  • Cost: $80 (Good for any/multiple upcoming tryouts)
  • Location: Red Bank Regional | 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver, NJ
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Central All-Star Tryouts

  • Tuesday July 17: Classes 2020, 2021 – 6:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday July 17: Class 2024 (World Series Team Tryout) – 6:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday July 18: Classes 2022, 2023 – 6:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesday July 18: Classes 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 – 6:30-8:00pm
  • Cost: $80 (Good for any/multiple upcoming tryouts)
  • Location: Rutgers Prep School | 1345 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ
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North All-Star Tryouts

  • Tuesday July 31: Classes 2029/2030 – 6:00-7:00pm
  • Tuesday July 31: Class 2027, 2028 – 6:00-7:30pm
  • Tuesday July 31: Class 2024, 2025, 2026 – 7:30-9:00pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Location: Turf City | 1235 NJ-23, Wayne, NJ 07470
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South All-Star Tryouts


REGISTER HERE | Online Player Portal

Tri-State Boys All Stars Testimonials

True inspiration and mentors don’t come around very often. Thank you Tri-State Lacrosse from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing experience Tri-State 2022 Parent


The best coaches! Our family has been with Tri-State for 8 years – they are the best around! Tri-State 2019 & 2022 Parent


 The program has been true to its roots of promoting the sport and the betterment of each and every player.  And while other programs will come and go, it is the core of this organization that has made it successful now and in the future. Each of our sons have made lifelong friendships through the bonds of the program and game.  The lessons learned through this experience will aid in achieving there short/long term goals and success. As parents, we enjoyed the friendships made with others as the common bonds and spirit of the game brought us together. Enduring the sweltering heat and chilling cold, our unweaving support of team kept us strong as we know the boys were giving maximum effort. God, family, lacrosse; three words, but used in the right context, can be the foundation for something great  – One Goal! Tri-State 2015 & 2018 Parent

One Goal Philosphy

One Goal is a time tested individual and group mind set of breaking down any large, seemingly unattainable task into smaller, more attainable tasks that all contribute toward attaining the larger task or One Goal. It was first used by Tri-State founder Bob Turco with the Ridgewood High School Hall of Fame boys’ lacrosse team in 1990.  The team went on to win forty-four straight games and two state championships from 1990-1992.  This win streak is the second longest in New Jersey High School Lacrosse History. The familiar One Goal huddle break refocuses the individual and the team to focus on all the little things it takes to be a champion at a sport or successful in school or many things a person, or group of people, attempt to accomplish in life. 

Program Directors & Contacts

Ross Turco
Ross TurcoTri-State Program Director
Youth All Star Director Since 2002 | Peddie School Alumni & Athletic Hall Of Fame Member | Named To Star Ledger All Century Lacrosse Team | Played Collegiately @ University Of Denver | Former Peddie Head Coach | High School All-American
Anthony Terranova
Anthony TerranovaHigh School Director
All Star Coach Since 2008 | High School All-American | 2x HS State Champion @ Hunterdon Central | 2x Captain @ Rutgers | All Big East Team | 4x All Big East Academic Honors
PJ Martin
PJ MartinShore Program Director
Former NJSIAA Assistant Coach Of The Year | Former NCAA DIII Assistant Coach | 2x Captain @ Drew University | Founder Of The LaserSharks Box Lacrosse Club | Head Coach Red Bank Regional
Marc Jacobson
Marc JacobsonNorth Director
2x State Champions (Ridgewood) All-State/All-American (HS) 4-year starter in Goal at nationally ranked Denison University. 2x All American, All-Decade NCAC Team. As a coach: Head Varsity Coach at Wayne Hills High School. 2x County Coach of the year
Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame
NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Jody Turco
Jody TurcoAll Star Admin
Youth All Star Administrator Extraordinaire Since 2002 | Invaluable Communication & Info Resource For Parents, Coaches & Players | Attended Ranney School & Ithaca College | Masters In Education @ Monmouth Univ.