Dec 15 2016
US LACROSSE AND NXT SPORTS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
US LACROSSE AND NXT SPORTS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP NXT WILL POWER US LACROSSE NATIONALS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
One team per age group / Year-round training and events
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
Weekly in June and July at the Proving Grouds
Each team attends 4-5 team events in June and July
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
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.
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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