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NXT Boys Lacrosse Club - Youth

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We Develop Lacrosse Players

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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) were held on August 20 & 21 at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken. 

OPEN TRYOUTS for our NXT 2020 high school team were held on August 27 & 28, also at the Proving Grounds.

If you are interested in being evaluated or trying out for one of our teams, please email info@nxtlacrosse.com.

Latest News

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2016 NXT LC Tryouts

NXT LC Family Meetings

NXT 2018 Philly Summer Invitational

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Leadership

Head Coaches: 

2021: Gerry Smith - Played at Bryant University, coaches at Episcopal Academy

2022: Joe Shallow - Played at Cabrini College, NXT Coach since 2010

2023: Jake McKeon - Played at Middlebury College, coaches at the Westtown School

2024: Marty Kupprion - Played at University of Delaware, Director of NXT Boys Lacrosse

2025: Evan Pettit - Played at Elmira College, coaches at Penncrest 

2026: Nile Thompson - Played at Ursinus College, NXT Coach since 2010

 

Goalie Coach: Mike Birnbaum - Played at Moravian College, coaches at West Catholic

Faceoff Coach: Shawn Kaplan - Played at Ohio State, coaches at Lower Merion

Director of Coaching: Andy Hayes - Played at Trinity College, former coach of Episcopal Academy

Director of Recruiting: Brett Manney - Played at Univ. of Delaware, active player on the New England BlackWolves (NLL)

Director of Operations: Casey Kellogg - Played at Hofstra University, coaches NXT Girls 2022

Structure

One team per age group / Year-round training and events

Teams:

HS: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

NXT 2021     NXT 2022

NXT 2023     NXT 2024

NXT 2025     NXT 2026

 

Fall: Team practices, positional training and team events

Winter: Positional training, team practices,  box events

Spring: Team practices, Sunday spring league run by NXT

Summer Practices:

Weekly in June and July at the Proving Grouds

Each team attends 4-5 team events in June and July

"More Than A Club"

Full-Time Staff with offices at The Navy Yard, Philadelphia

NXT Safety Initiative featuring Medical Directors

Elite Facilities for year-round training

Guidance for players and parents

Family Meetings after each season

Team Building Events

Parent Advisory Board

Partnerships with Nike, Premier Orthopaedics and Next Level Video

College Placement

For us, "it's not when, it's where." We have lots of impressive student-athletes associated with our high school program and they're consistently headed to great homes at the next level. Check out our commitment page to see where NXT players are represented at Division I, II, III and MCLA programs.

 

Some tips for our youth players with big dreams:

1. Be a great student.

2. Be a great person.

3. Good things happen when you work hard.

Tryouts

We held open tryouts for our 2021-2026 teams in August. 

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities with our teams, email info@nxtlacrosse.com.

Guidebook

The Guidebook was developed to give families a complete and thorough overview of everything that we pride ourselves on at NXT. 

Table of Contents

  • Opening Letter
  • NXT Lacrosse Club History Timeline
  • Player Development Model
  • More Than a Club
  • Year Round Training
  • NXT’s Recruiting Opportunities
  • Facilities
  • Safety Initiative
  • Directing Staff
  • Coaching Staff
  • Social Media and Web