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NXT LACROSSE ACADEMY

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About the NLA

The NXT Lacrosse Academy (NLA) is our elite winter training for high-performing lacrosse players driven to take their game even higher. Our program matches a player’s intensity with small-group, position-based instruction built on a Division I training curriculum. This isn't time to run through the motions in your average drill. 

Players will receive constant feedback from our team of staple and guest coaches.  We keep group sizes small while players work with positional experts.

Players in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for their spot in the NLA. There is a two-step registration process with an application to ensure that the correct amount of players are enrolled in each group and position.

Players train with 100 other local elite lacrosse players each session. Since its launch in 2016, this program has sold out each winter.

Saturdays 
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM | High School (Grad Years 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Middle School (Grad Years 2024, 2023, 2022)

NXT Lacrosse Academy • Girls 2018 Recap

Read about our 2018 NLA experience with some notes from our Director including highlights and Workhorse winners.

Winter 2018 Recap

NLA 2017

Take a look at photos from our 2017 NXT Lacrosse Academy!

VIEW PHOTOS

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 the NLA.

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WEEK 1 | THE ART OF THE CREASE

  • Offensive and defensive concepts
  • Picking Apples: Executing and defending 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 

WEEK 4 | THE DETAILS

  • Foot Fire: Explosive footwork and decision-making for the modern defender
  • Becoming a Sniper:  Shooting mechanics for warriors

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GUEST COLLEGE COACHES
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University of Pennsylvania

Kerri Whitaker

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Cornell

Margaret Corzel

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Princeton University

Jenn Cook

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Delaware

Kateri Linville

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Rutgers

Katie Herstch

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Lehigh

Allison LeBeau

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Towson

Mike Molster

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JMU

Kerry Stoothoff

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La Salle

Candace Taglianetti

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DIRECTOR
Kate Henwood
Director of Girls Lacrosse
Kate Henwood
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