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About NLA Futures

NLA Futures is our elite training for lacrosse players in grades 5-7 driven to take their game beyond our fundamental level Play Fast trainings. 

This is a new program that evolved from NLA Senior training. NLA Futures matches a player's intensity with small-group, position-based instruction. We use an age-appropriate curriculum that is modeled on Division I training.

Players will receive constant feedback from our team of staple and guest coaches.  We keep group sizes small while players work with positional experts. To provide an optimum training experience, registration is open to any and all but space for NLA Futures is limited by grad year and position. 

This isn't the time to run through the motions in your average drill!

 

CURRICULUM

The curriculum changes every year and every session. Our full-time lacrosse training staff is constantly brainstorming innovative training methods and drills.  You won't see the same drill twice at NLA Futures.

 

 

 

WEEK 1 | THE ART OF THE CREASE

  • Offensive and defensive concepts
  • Executing and defending the pick and roll, the draw and dump, and the feed

WEEK 2 | CEREBRAL LAX

  • The 90% - The Art of Off-Ball Lacrosse

  • Mastering game situations and strategies  

WEEK 3 | TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Advanced stickwork for the modern lacrosse player

  • The Draw: the specialist, the circle, and the line 

  • Foot Fire: Explosive footwork and decision-making for the modern defender

  • Becoming a Sniper:  Shooting mechanics for warriors

SPECIAL GUEST | DEEMER CLASS

Born in Baltimore, MD, Deemer has played in the highest levels of the game – professionally, Division 1, and the most elite high school conference in the country. Deemer is widely regarded as one of the best outside shooters in lacrosse, and has developed a reputation for coaching offensive techniques from shooting, dodging and re-dodging, stick work, IQ and offensive sets. Coach Class attended Loyola Blakefield, where he helped lead Loyola to a MIAA championship game appearance and was a 2x USL All American and Under Armour all American.

Coach Class is sponsored by East Coast Dyes, a Baltimore-based company that he signed with in June of 2016.

Deemer began his coaching career helping run the men’s offense at McDonogh school (Baltimore, MD), and ran player development. Coach worked with over 20 current and future D1 players at the time.

Coach went on to become the Women’s Offensive Coordinator at the University of Southern California, a D1 program. In his 3 seasons, Coach Class was a part of 1 Pac 12 Championship team, ranked as high as #7 in the country, and coach of 2 Pac 12 Midfielders of the Year.

Coach has built FCL into a trusted resource in lacrosse, from drills and concepts being used from college & pro coaches, down to numerous clubs and programs nationwide. Class has run training in over 35 states and for programs such as Crabs, FCA, 91 Lacrosse, Alcatraz Outlaws, Team Carolina, Alcatraz Outlaws, Ironhorse, Highland Park, Maddog, Taft School, and more. FCL has also run virtual webinars for players in Germany, Italy and Japan, expanding the global reach. In 2021, Coach Class started the Best In Class recruiting and training events, quickly becoming one of the most coveted events in the space. FCL will continue to grow its presence in the lacrosse community.


GOALIE ACADEMY

NXT Goalie Academy training is a program that coincides with Play Fast or NXT Lacrosse Academy based on grad years, for goalies looking to take their game to the next level. Our unique curriculum provides goalies the opportunity to work on the fundamental positional skills that will help you achieve maximum results. Mini clinics are open to players from any teams, and clinics will occur during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

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Director of Girls Education & Middle School to Youth Club / Coach
Laurie DeLuca
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