NXTPerspectives: NXT 2019 Zach May’s Viewpoint on Why to Be Nxt
Holy Ghost Prep starting goalie opts over clubs closer to his home to play for NXT.
Our club teams develop and challenge elite players who are committed to lacrosse year-round. Our deliberate one-team-per-grade model provides a boutique experience for each player. Expert coaches, modern curricula, elite competition and professionalism are infused into each NXTlacrosse club team.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL
Our five-step approach to the total lacrosse player
1. Fundamentals | Building our foundation by training relentlessly year-round
2. Team strategies and playing an essential role within a team system (90% Rule)
3. Position-specific skills, knowledge and strategies
4. Make the best decisions in fast-paced game scenarios | Play Fast Teach in 3’s method
5. Intangibles | Leadership, hustle, coachability, competitive spirit, and being an energy raiser
OPEN TRYOUTS for our boys youth teams (2021-2026) will be held on August 20 & 21 at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken.
OPEN TRYOUTS for our NXT 2020 high school team will be held on August 27 & 28, also at the Proving Grounds.
We also have one elite youth team per graduation year for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 boys - OPEN TRYOUTS
NXT 2018: Mike Podgajny
NXT 2019: Brett Manney
NXT 2020: Chris Williams
FULL TIME STAFF
Marty Kupprion | Director of Boys Lacrosse / firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Kellogg | Director of Lacrosse Operations / email@example.com
Bill Leahy | Director of Guidance / firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Manney | Vice President of Sales and Recruiting / email@example.com
Peter Lawrence | Chief Operating Officer at NXT Sports / firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Hayes | Chief Executive Officer at NXT Sports / email@example.com
When you commit to our NXT lacrosse team, you commit to the full year. It is vital that attendance at practices and tournaments is taken seriously in order to build team camaraderie, chemistry and consistency. We use the area’s most elite facilities for all of our programming; the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken (fall/summer) and Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn (winter). United Sports in Downingtown is a main venue for many of our events.
From NXT picnics at the Navy Yard to team-bonding activities, when you’re part of NXT, you become part of our family. We want to get to know you and your family and become a part of your journey as you develop into college. We hold meetings with our players and parents each year to discuss progress, strengths and areas for improvement, academics, future goals and action plans to achieve those goals.
NXT follows careful safety procedures at all practices and events. All coaches must be PA Act 153-certified. We also have an athletic trainer on site for every practice, monitor weather and send text alert updates.
With a full-time Communications Coordinator on staff, we cover our players and teams in the NXTWatch blog. From college commitments and tournament highlights, to high school games and awards, we make sure to hype up our NXT Family!
NXT’s partnership with Next Level Video gives our players access to high-quality video packages at discounted prices. NLV’s footage and highlight videos are the best in the business. Players can use NLV’s footage to get an updated highlight reel after each season.
NXT is our full-time job! We want to make the experience matter for every player. From safety, communications, college guidance, recruiting help, and media coverage, our kids are supported both on and off the field with 31 full-time employees.
The Guidebook was developed to give families a complete and thorough overview of everything that we pride ourselves on at NXT.
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