Rippin' Rope Lacrosse CEO & Boys Lacrosse Director - (e-mail) Pete Duncan Founder and CEO of lacrosse education company Rippin' Rope Lacrosse, LLC. Rippin' Rope Lacrosse has grown from a one-week camp for 22 boys in 2003, to a program that, in 2013, witnessed the education of over 400 coed players through seven one-week camp venues, fall skills clinics, and summer travel teams for ages 7 through 17. Coach Duncan was recently named head coach at Archmere Academy and will coach his first season for the Auks in spring 2014. Head varsity coach at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE from 2012-2013. Caravel earned a school record number of wins in first season (9) and second season (12). Selected Delaware Coach of the Year in 2012. Head coach at Tatnall School for eight seasons from 2004 through 2011. Overall coaching record of 107-59 in ten seasons. Has coached 11 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Americans and five Academic All-Americans. 26 former players have gone on to play NCAA lacrosse. Guided teams to DISC championships 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 and the Delaware State championship game in 2006. Served as assistant coach at Tower Hill School in 2002 and 2003 when team advanced to state championship game. Former letter winner at University of Delaware and had 6 career points. While at UD, the Blue Hens made NCAA tournament quarterfinals in 1999 before losing to eventual champion UVA. Selected to coach Delaware Senior All-Star Game in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Raised in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey where he was an All-American and starter on state championship teams in 1995 and 1996. Played in high school for Tim Flynn, head coach of the 2012 USA Mens' U-19 World Championship team. B.A. in English from University of Delaware and currently pursuing Masters of Arts in Teaching from Wilmington University. Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association executive committee 2010-2013. Chosen as tryouts selector for the 2012 U.S. Men's National Under-19 Team. Teaches English Language Arts and is Assistant Director of Admission at Saint Edmond's Academy. Pete resides in Wilmington with wife Kristin, his daughter Emelia, and sons, Drew and Quin.
Rippin' Rope Lacrosse's mission is to provide its boys and girls campers with a learning experience where players can have fun, learn about the right way to play the game of lacrosse, and be exposed to the life values of hard work, physical education, camaraderie, and positive self esteem. Many successful local players have participated in Rippin' Rope Lacrosse camps and club teams over the years. A sizable portion of these athletes have enjoyed great success at the high school and college ranks. Rippin' Rope is proud to have contributed to the growth of these players. See ALUMNI page.
Rippin' Rope Lacrosse programs are designed for boys and girls ages 7 and up, as old as those entering senior year in HS, looking for improvement with all lacrosse skills, concepts, and strategy at each position on the field. All skills levels are welcome depending on the type of program in which someone is interested.
As local head coaches and current NCAA lacrosse players, the Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Club (RRLC) staff has the experience and knowledge to ensure a player will grow as a player and person through hard work in practice, relationships with teammates, and high level competition at regional tournaments. RRLC coaches are all from your community -- so chances are we have an understanding of the programs you play in, and what it takes to be successful in our area. We want to make you the best player you can be and help you reach your goals.
The objective of RRLC is to help strengthen the tools needed to be confident, versatile lacrosse players. RRLC players will become, first, good middle and high school players, and some marketable, college level players. RRLC will provide families with timely communication, extensive information and an environment driven towards family camaraderie and the best lacrosse we are capable of playing, coaching, and rooting for.