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Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Mission



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 middle school, high school and even college ranks. Rippin' Rope Lacrosse is proud to have contributed to the growth of these players.    See ALUMNI  page.

Rippin' Rope Lacrosse programs are designed for boys and girls from 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.

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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 has since witnessed the education of over 1,800 boys and girls through one-week camp venues, skills clinics, and club teams. Coach Duncan is currently head coach at Archmere Academy and, most recently in 2019, helped guide the Auks to a 13-5 record and state semifinal appearance.  Head varsity coach at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE from 2012 through 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 183-88 in 16 seasons as high school head coach. Has coached 18 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Americans, including three selected State Player of the Year (2006, 2016, and 2019), and six Academic All-Americans. Over 50 former players have gone on to play NCAA lacrosse or collegiate club lacrosse. Guided teams to Delaware Independent School Conference championships 2004-2007, and Diamond State Athletic Conference championships in 2014, 2015, 2017-2019, and the Delaware State championship game in 2006. Teams have advanced to the state semifinals in 2004, 2009, 2016, and 2019.  DSAC Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Served as assistant coach at Tower Hill School in 2002 and 2003 when Hillers advanced to state championship game. Selected to coach Delaware Senior All-Star Game in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014-2016, and 2018. 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. 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 Virginia.  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 2010-2019. Chosen as tryouts selector for the 2012 U.S. Men's National Under-19 Team. Coaches 302 Lacrosse Club 2024 Boys Team in fall and summer.  Currently is Director of Admissions at Saint Edmond's Academy. Pete resides in Wilmington with wife Kristin, his daughter Emelia, sons, Drew and Quin, and Golden Retriever, Piper.

Team Training 

Would you like Rippin' Rope Lacrosse to train your team or work with your program?

Rippin' Rope Lacrosse has expertise in program development and working with coaches to meet their goals and expectations.

Please contact Pete Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss team training options.


Boys Focus On

  • Defense - Footwork, Slides, Checks, Stickwork, Clearing, Communication, on ball/off ball play
  • Midfield- Offense/Defense, Fast Break, Shooting, Ground Balls, Playing Physically
  • Attack - Shots, Off- Ball Motion, One-on-one play, Picks, Feeding, Riding
  • Goalie - Talk, Footwork, Clearing, Positioning, Play outside crease, Outlets
  • Faceoffs - Techniques, Drills, Counter-moves, Subbing, Rules
  • Longstick - Checks, Ball Handling, Pursuit, Wing play, Transition defense

Girls Focus On

  • Defense and point: footwork, body positioning, stick checking, off ball play, team play, point & cover point, drills
  • Goalie: footwork, clearing, communication, saving, drills
  • Attack, Wing, Center: throwing, catching, shooting, cradling, passing, stick protection, scooping, dodging, drills
  • Home: throwing, catching, shooting, finishing, basic & advanced dodges, faking, stick protection, drills

Rippin Rope Lacrosse Camp Benefits

  • Youth players from all over the area who are eager to improve their lacrosse skills
  • Social and recreational interaction with peers for self-esteem building
  • Access to a local and proven lacrosse camp program since 2003
  • Instruction by successful high school and current college student-athletes with impressive lacrosse credentials and an understanding for lacrosse skilll development
  • Exposure to over 20+ hours of lacrosse instruction in safe, organized settings (5-day camps)
  • Opportunities to participate in "fair and fun" contests which prizes at stake
  • Occasional guest visits from leading equipment manufacturers, players, and lacrosse industry leaders
  • Complimentary items to all campers consisting of camp reversible, lanyard, water bottle, and stickers

Contact Us

  • mail: 112 Dickinson Lane, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • phone: (302) 377-5455


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