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Hamburg Lacrosse is a lacrosse organization serving the community of Hamburg, NY.  Its mission is to promote the principles of leadership, character, teamwork and sportsmanship instilled by our founder, Ed Van Tine.  

Ed Van Tine moved to Hamburg in the early 1970's equipped with the knowledge and drive to create Western New York's first lacrosse program.  In 1976 Ed brought a band of brothers, known by the locals as "The Hamburg 10", throughout New York State to play his unique up tempo brand of lacrosse.  The community and the state took notice and soon young men throughout Western New York wanted to come to The Nike Base to learn from the man who would become legendary for his passion, intensity and uncompromising will to be the best.

Since those early days Hamburg Lacrosse has grown and is now one of the most respected and successful programs in New York. Currently, Hamburg Lacrosse serves more than 270 lacrosse families in the Hamburg School District. In 2007 Head Coach Jerry Severino carried on Van Tine's successful legacy and won Hamburg's first section championship. Since then Hamburg has remained a state powerhouse winning four more section championships and sending several athletes to further their careers at the collegiate level.

The future of lacrosse is looking brighter every day and Hamburg lacrosse is a shining example of community, character and strength. Come on out and see us!

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