About Tri-State Lacrosse

Tri-State Lacrosse is a program built on people who practice a long-held standard of excellence in athletic education and service. At our core, we are an organization with a passion for teaching young athletes to achieve at their highest level(s) by working hard, staying grounded, and overcoming adversity. Through teams, events, and coaching resources, we have built the platform to carry out our mission of delivering growth.

Mission Statement

The Tri-State mission is to serve young athletes by displaying and demanding mutual respect and providing an intelligent growth environment for lacrosse and character development.

Recent D1 Commits

  • Pirate Lacrosse Camp

    Session 1 – Competitive Camp

    The Pirate Lacrosse Competitive Camp is designed for advanced and highly competitive athletes. Staffed by current Seton Hall Prep coaches, players, and alumni, the competitive camp offers a taste of what it feels like to be a Pirate!

    • When: July 17 – 20, 2023
    • Who: Rising 8th – 9th Grade
    • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
    • Cost per camper: $275
    • Location: Kelly Athletic Complex – 640 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052
    • Equipment: Full Gear (stick, helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, athletic cup, cleats)
    • Please email [email protected] (Seton Hall Prep Head Coach) with any questions.


    Session 2 – Teaching Camp

    The Pirate Lacrosse Teaching Camp is a fast-paced and fun environment focused on player development. Staffed by current Seton Hall Prep coaches, players, and alumni. The teaching camp caters to all positions and levels. Regardless of his position, your son will be offered the very same drills and progressions our athletes are taught at Seton Hall.


    • When: July 24-28, 2023
    • Who: Boys Kindergarten – Rising 7th Graders
    • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
    • Cost per camper: $275
    • Location: Verducci Field (SHP Main Campus)
    • Equipment: Full Gear (stick, helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, athletic cup, cleats)
    • Please email [email protected] (Seton Hall Prep Head Coach) with any questions.

History of Tri-State Lacrosse

Tri-State Lacrosse was founded in 1989 by Bob and Margaret Turco. Coach Turco had already been running junior lacrosse programs and coaching at the high school level for years when his eldest son, Ross (now Tri-State director) 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 club lacrosse programming in the Tri-State area. Decades later, Tri-State Lacrosse is still a family owned and operated business. Tri-State Lacrosse has coached countless High School & College All-Americans and program offerings have expanded to include a nationally recognized all-star program, high level camps & clinics and top level tournaments.

At the core of the Tri-State philosophy is a growth mindset. The “One Goal” mantra shows Tri-State athletes the path within this mindset. “One Goal” is an individual and group mindset of breaking down large, seemingly unattainable tasks into smaller, more attainable tasks. The mindset teaches resiliency, discipline, and focused energy. The “One Goal” huddle break refocuses the individual and the team on the steps it takes to be a champion in sport and in life. 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 (the second longest in NJ HS History) and capture two state championships from 1990-1992.


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

Tri-State 2019 & 2022 Parent

True inspiration & 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 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

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