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NXT Lacrosse provides skill development training – camps, clinics and club programs - for young athletes age 4-18. The goal of NXT Lacrosse is to provide passionate, dedicated, experienced coaches whose top priorities are player development and well-being. We develop the modern lacrosse player via cutting-edge strategies and innovative concepts. We embrace hard work with an understanding that every aspect of training is designed to prepare players for success.
NXT operates over 40 lacrosse events at elite venues across the nation. NXT's lacrosse events range currently from North America’s most elite recruiting events down to local youth playdays. But the goal of every single lacrosse event remains the same: to combine incredible organization, professionalism and athlete safety in a manner that exceeds the expectations of all participants and stakeholders.
- Age-appropriate programs and curriculum
- Passionate, professional staff of educators
- Year-round training opportunities at premier facilities
- Elite events for maximum exposure
- We develop lacrosse players
Co-Founder & CEO
Andy Hayes is the co-founder of NXTsports and serves as President & CEO of the company. In the spring of 2014 Andy enters his ninth season as head lacrosse coach at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia’s highly competitive Inter-Ac league. His 2012 Churchmen finished nationally ranked while finishing 18-5 and winning the Inter-Ac Invitational Championship. Andy also serves as the US Lacrosse Area Representative for Eastern Pennsylvania and has designed well-regarded lacrosse training curriculums for all age levels, and frequently lectures at coaching clinics nationwide. He recently was invited to give his lecture - Youth Practice - Drills to Play Fast - on the live demo field at the 2013 U.S. Lacrosse Convention.
A standout athlete who won All-NESCAC honors in both sports, Andy captained the varsity lacrosse and soccer teams at Trinity College (Conn.) while earning a B.S. in Biology. He resides in Philadelphia.
Vice President of Sales & Recruiting
Brett is a defenseman and assistant captain of the New England Black Wolves, and also has played professionally outdoors for the Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Rattlers and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL. Manney is a 2008 graduate of the University of Delaware where he served as team captain his Senior year and helped the legendary 2007 Blue Hen men’s squad reach the NCAA final four. For his off-field contributions to the school and community, Brett was awarded the school’s Outstanding Male Athlete Contributor. Brett is also a Bucks County native and was a standout three-sport athlete at Holy Ghost Prep. A trailblazer, he was one the very first NCAA division one lacrosse recruits to emerge from Lower Bucks County.
Aside from his lacrosse credentials, Brett is an accomplished journalist. He currently serves as a television broadcaster for the Ohio Machine of the MLL, and also has worked extensively for ESPNHS as a writer and lacrosse talent evaluator. As Vice President of Sales & Recruiting at NXTsports, Manney uses his lacrosse and journalism backgrounds to plan and implement Showcase Lacrosse events, company media relations, marketing and communications strategies. Brett also continues to serve as a highly popular member of the NXT Lacrosse Club coaching staff.
Director of Girls' Events
Amanda Kammes currently serves as the Director of NXT Girls Lacrosse Events. She oversees 10 Girls Lacrosse events which are open to youth through high school aged girls. NXT Girls Lacrosse events operate in 5 different states and reach over 300 club teams annually. Additionally, Kammes oversees the Fall and Summer Showcase and Invitational which offer some of the most premier recruiting events in the Mid-Atlantic and accept 500 of the most elite HS players in the country yearly.
Outside of NXT, Kammes is currently the Abington High School Varsity Head Coach, taking over the reigns of the program in 2015. Most recently, she served as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UC-Davis’ Division I women’s lacrosse team from 2012-15. She oversaw defensive systems, player development, camps, clinics and academic support for the team. Under her watch, the 2015 Aggies posted the highest GPA in program history and upset a ranked opponent for the first time in program history when they defeated Stanford (14) in 2013.
Prior to joining UC-Davis, Kammes served as the defensive coordinator at Garnet Valley High School, where she helped the Jaguars win back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. She helped produce multiple All-Americans and academic All-Americans during her tenure.
Kammes' path to the lacrosse field is a unique one. She played Division I basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as an assistant coach from 08-09, after starting her career and spending two seasons at American University (05-08). A Chicago native, Kammes has also served as the Regional Director for NXT’s Cradle Lacrosse and Dribble Hoops and serves as the NXT Lacrosse Girls NXT 2020 team's head coach. She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education. Kammes currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Ryan Long joins NXT after a successful three-year stint at Heineken USA, where he served as an on-premise sales representative. Long joins the country's top events management team, to which he brings a wealth of event experience from his time at the Pattison Sports Group, where he directed several tournaments and was the director of the Healthy Kids Running Series.
Long is a 2006 graduate of Penncrest High School and a 2010 alumnus of Neumann University, where he earned a bachelor of science in sport management. He is the Penncrest school record holder in the 800-meter run and was part of the relay team that broke the school record in the 4x800. His athletic prowess garnered him a scholarship to Robert Morris University, where he spent two years before transferring to Neumann.
Long interned with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, among a handful of previous stops. He resides in West Chester.
Director of Boys Lacrosse
Marty Kupprion serves as the Director of NXTlacrosse. In that role, he supports all of NXT's educational and club lacrosse-related efforts. An original member of the NXTsports leadership team, Coach Kupp helped build NXT's circular efforts for Cradle Lacrosse, Trashcan Lacrosse and NXT Lacrosse Club, while also helping to attract and manage many of the area's top young coaches. He was the head coach of the first club team, NXT 2014 and now leads the NXT 2017 team.
Marty recently left a second grade classroom teaching job at Episcopal Academy to join the NXT team in a full-time role. He spent four years at EA, including roles as a writing specialist, after-care coordinator and three years running his own classroom. Entering his sixth season with the Churchmen, he continues to serve as an assistant to Andy Hayes with the Episcopal varsity lacrosse team. Marty was a star player at Episcopal Academy and the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in elementary education and and was a member of the 2007 Blue Hen Final Four team. Marty also holds a master's degree in education from Cabrini College and frequently tutors young students. Marty currently resides in downtown Philadelphia with his fiancee Jenny.
Regional Director, Chicago
Kyle oversees the development of NXTsports lacrosse education and NXTChicago's club in the Chicagoland area. Kyle's primary responsibilities include organizing operations and implementing NXTsports' curriculum at all age levels. Kyle was the second employee in the Chicago office and is the head coach for NXTChicago's first club program of 2017 players. Off the field, Kyle also supports general marketing, outreach and business development.
Kyle joined NXTsports in 2013 upon moving to Chicago from Arlington, Virginia. Kyle is the head boys varsity lacrosse coach at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Kyle was a four-year member of Lynchburg College’s varsity lacrosse team, where his teams won two ODAC championships and made three NCAA tournaments.
Marketing Manager; Assistant Director, NXTevents
Drew joins the NXT staff after his time at South Kent School, in South Kent (Conn.). At South Kent, Drew was the head coach of the boys' lacrosse team, as well as a faculty member, teaching pre-engineering and African-American history.
Prior to working at South Kent, Drew played four years of lacrosse at the University of Hartford, where he was named captain in his senior year. and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in U.S history and a minor in sociology. Drew started with NXT in the inaugural class of NXT Leaders before working for eight months in NXT's Chicago office. Drew then returned to Philadelphia in a full-time events capacity.
Drew was named Assistant Director of Field Operations and Events in November 2015. Drew will assist in NXTevents, Showcase Lacrosse and MVP Lacrosse Camps. Drew resides to the Northern Liberties neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he lives with his twin and Director of Operations for NXTtv, Adam.
Director of Girls Lacrosse
Kate Henwood joined the NXT team in June of 2015 as the Director of Girls Lacrosse. She oversees the NXT Girls Lacrosse Club and all Girls Lacrosse Training/Educational programming.
A Garnet Valley ('01) and LaSalle ('05) alumna, Henwood coached the University of California-Davis Aggies for three seasons ('13-'15) after winning back-to-back state championships at Garnet Valley in her second and third seasons at the school. In her initial season at UC Davis, she led the Aggies to an upset of nationally-ranked conference rival Stanford.
Her Garnet Valley tenure ('10-'12) produced multiple All-Americans, brought the school its first two state titles and laid the foundation for what has become Pennsylvania's premier program. Prior to taking the helm at Garnet Valley, Henwood served as the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Villanova University ('07-'09), taught 8th grade social studies for 7 years at Garnet Valley, and earned her M.A. in American History from Villanova University.
She lives in Philadelphia.
Lorraine Childs, a former Senior Project Manager at an identity management company, joins the NXTevents team as a Director, Events. Lorraine has an abundant amount of event experience, which will be viable to the NXTevents team. She has traveled the world supporting clients in their credential and access control needs. Her knowledge gained in organization and communication will translate well in all planning aspect of event execution. Lorraine has worked on projects that range from government to sports and entertainment. She has worked events like the Presidential Inaugurations, NBA, CONCACAF, and BET, to name a few.
Lorraine is a graduate of North Penn High School and Temple University. Lorraine grew up adoring sports and the outdoors. At a young age, she was introduced to sports through her brothers and quickly became an athlete at age five. Childs has always had a passion for a sport ,so she is excited to be part of the NXTteam. She has played soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and field hockey and is also a proven winner on the football field as she led a three-year dynasty in powderpuff football at North Penn as the team's quarterback.
Director of NXT Leagues and MVP Operations
Kyle began full-time with NXT in May 2015. In his role, he assists Joanna Johnson in managing external athletic programming at The Episcopal Academy and handles the operations and preparation of camps, clinics, clubs, and leagues. Kyle also directs internal NXT Leagues, including the Mid-Atlantic Lacrosse League and NXT Field Hockey Winter League.
Prior to joining NXT, Kyle spent six months working within operations at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista (Calif.) and three years as a member of the Temple athletic department as a student marketing assistant. During the summer of 2014, Kyle was a Facility Management Intern with NXT.
Kyle graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and recreation management in May 2015. He currently resides in Philadelphia.
Director of Operations, Education
Casey joined NXT in August of 2015 after spending two years as an assistant coach on NXT LC Girls Director Kate Henwood’s coaching staff at Division I UC-Davis, where she spent time coaching the Aggies’ goalies and midfielders.
Kellogg played collegiately at Division I Hofstra University, where she earned a degree in marketing with a minor in fine arts. She was also named a team captain as a senior and was also tabbed a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association choice in 2012. She made the Dean’s List and also collected CAA Commissioner’s Academic Awards throughout her career.
Kellogg, a Downingtown West (Pa.) alumna, also served on Hofstra’s sports marketing department during her undergraduate tenure.