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Draw Control Academy Powered by NXT

Are You Ready to Dominate the Draw Circle? 

Possession time can be the difference between winning and losing in any sport and that makes the ability to win a draw one of the most sought-after skills in lacrosse. But great draw-specific training can be hard to come by. That is why NXT is bringing you the Draw Control Academy; small group training sessions with one goal in mind, to help you dominate the circle. 

The sessions will be led by one of the best to ever do it, Caitlyn Petro. She will use her technical approach to the skill to help you master the craft. 

Are you ready to join her? 

Master the Craft

Petro will walk you through a warm-up to start each session. 

  • Whistle reaction
  • Technique development 
  • Push and pop mechanics
  • Stick skills
  • Movement sets
  • Live work and circle play 
  • Lacrosse IQ after the draw

And much more!

Session Details

Each session will be led by Caitlyn Petro, an NCAA record holder in multiple draw control categories.

  • Sessions will run every Friday from Oct. 8 to Nov. 5 at The Proving Grounds
  • Sessions are broken up into a high school group and middle school group
  • One hour of small group training 
  • Sessions will be capped at 40 players to maximize one-on-one coaching time 
  • Players can join per session or a la carte
  • The Draw Control Academy is open to players from any club

About Caitlyn Petro 

  • UMass Women's Lacrosse 2016-2021

  • NCAA record holder for most draw wins per game 

  • NCAA record holder (T) most draw wins in a single game

  • Second all-time in NCAA for Draws won a single season

  • Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team 2019, 2021

  • NCAA Statistical Leader in Draw Controls 2020, 2021

  • Inside Lacrosse Media All-American 2020, 2021

  • UMass all-time leader for most draw wins in a single game 

  • UMass all-time leader for most draw wins in a single season


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Vice President of Girls Lacrosse Education & Club / Coach
Candace Taglianetti Bossell