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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 attending the NLA will participate in fast-paced drills in an intense and competitive setting.  Any player in grade 7-12 is encouraged to complete the registration form by clicking the link above.  In order to provide an optimum training experience, registration space for the (NLA) NXT Lacrosse Academy is limited by grad year and position.  A two-step registration process ensures an accurate number of players fill out pre-determined grad-year and position allocations. Wait-listed players are processed on a weekly basis and will be notified when they have been removed from the waitlist. At that time, they will also receive notification to pay their invoice to complete the final step of the registration process.

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

MICHELLE TUMOLO
GUEST DIRECTOR

The first session on January 5th has a special guest director joining the NLA! Michelle Tumolo will co-direct the NLA with Candace Bossell and Jessi Lieb Martin. Tumolo is an All-American player at Syracuse, a member of the USA National Team, All-World Team, and the Philly Force Team. She is the current Division I head coach for Wagner College.

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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!

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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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2018 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 of Girls Lacrosse Education & Club / Head Coach 2021
Candace Bossell
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