Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Founder & 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 Boys' Lacrosse Coach at Archmere Academy and, most recently in 2021, guided the Auks to a 15-2 record and state semifinal appearance. Head varsity coach at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE from 2012 and 2013. Caravel earned 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 198-90 in 18 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, 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 (DISC) championships 2004-2007, and Diamond State Athletic Conference (DSAC) championships in 2014, 2015, 2017-2019, and 2021. Teams have advanced to the Delaware State championship game in 2006 and state semifinals in 2004, 2009, 2016, 2019, and 2021. DSAC Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2017, 2018, and 2019. Served as an assistant coach at Tower Hill School in 2002 and 2003 when Hillers advanced to the state championship game. Selected to coach Delaware Senior All-Star Game in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014-2016, 2018, and 2021. 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 Men's' U-19 World Championship team. Former letter winner at the 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. Pete has a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware and Masters of Secondary Education from Wilmington University. Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association executive committee as North Vice-President 2010-2021. DIAA Boys Lacrosse State Tournament Committee member. 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. Pete resides in Wilmington with wife Kristin, his daughter Emelia, sons, Drew and Quin, and Golden Retriever, Piper.
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 the 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.
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