A progressive training program that complements the mind and body of the lacrosse player. Focusing on the educational elements of the game accompanied by speed and strength training specific to lacrosse!
About The Academy Program
Created to focus on the educational elements of lacrosse.
Our aim is to keep players engaged in lacrosse training and competition beyond the traditional lacrosse season.
Coaches from across Cleveland will participate in weekly sessions focused on both position specific development and team development.
Academy will include one day of lacrosse skills training
and one day of physical training per week.
Coaches with experience in all age groups, including college, from across Cleveland will lead intense practices designed to improve upon player’s current skill levels and prepare players to become highly competitive.
Participants will be assigned to one of two groups based on their current skills. Players will practice with players at the proper skill level.
Practice will consist of 90 minutes per week focusing on position warm ups, position specific drills, advanced drilling in regards to practice topic and topic team education such as clear, ride, zone.
When Does Academy Train?
2023 - 2024
July 30, 2023 - February 4, 2024
(1) 90 minute practice each week on Sundays.
Grades 3-8 (5:00-6:30pm)
Grades 9-12 (6:30-8:00pm)
- Practices will be held at Force Sports - Rocky River.
JULY 30 AUG 6, 13, 20, 27
SEPT 10, 17, 24 OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 NOV 5, 12, 19
DEC 3, 10, 17 JAN 7, 14, 21, 28 FEB 4
1 Hour Performance training each week (Grades 5-12 Only)
- Choose from a flexible schedule that works for you to build your athletic foundation
Age Group Breakdown
- Grades 3-4 l Grades 5-6 I Grade 7-8 I Freshmen I High School
Tournaments are A La Carte & Approval Based
Tournament attendance is optional and completely up to each player. Only pay and play in the tournaments that work for your schedule. The majority of our selected competitions are located in the Great Lakes region to eliminate the burden of extensive traveling that you find with most club programs. *Players interested do need approval by Force Lacrosse Academy Staff for each tournament event.
October I Boo Bash I Erie, PA
November I Turkey Shootout I Oxford, MI
December I Holiday Hustle I Wixom, MI
December I Nutcracker I Rocky River, OH
What Are The Costs?
Grades 3-4: $910 per Player for 24 Weeks of Training!
Grades 5-12: $1,010 per Player for 24 Weeks of Training!
Approximate Tournament Costs:
- $150 per player, per tournament.
These are optional! Attend just one tournament or all five. Whatever fits your schedule and budget.
Uniforms and Training Gear
Academy Training Pinnie
- Each player will receive a practice pinnie to be worn for each weekly practice.
- Cost included in program fee.
Performance Training Attire
- Players only need athletic clothing and shoes. No lacrosse gear, or cleats, is needed for Performance.
Our Coaching Staff
Western Reserve Academy ’04
Attackman, Division 2 State Champion ‘01, MSLA A Bracket Runner Up ’04, WRA Gold Medal Award Winner ‘04, First Team All Midwest ‘04, All American ‘04
United States Military Academy at West Point ‘05-06
Patriot League Rookie of the Year ’05
Dublin Coffman 2007 - Offensive Assistant
Westlake 2014 - Offensive Coordinator
Western Reserve Academy 2015 - Offensive Coordinator
St Edwards 2016 - Volunteer/Offensive Assistant
Played at University of Dayton (MCLA) and currently plays for the Cleveland Demons (IBLA). Assistant Coach at St. Edwards High School from 2007-2013.
Currently in 8th season as Assistant Coach at Baldwin Wallace University (DIII OAC). Specializes on mechanics, player development and transition offense.
Grew up playing lacrosse in Westlake's youth program and played at Westlake High School. Went to Miami University and shortly after graduating started coaching at Strongsville. Was the JV coach for two seasons (2018 & 2019) and is now the current Head coach at Strongsville.
Played at Detroit Country Day School, in Michigan (State Champs in 1999). Went on to play four years at Wheeling Jesuit University. Varsity coach at St. Edward High School (2017-2021) as Defensive Coordinator. Over 10 years coaching Youth and High School Lacrosse. Currently Westlake Youth 7/8 Girls Lacrosse Head Coach.
How To Register
CLINICS & LEAGUES
For athletes that have never played and need to learn basic passing, catching, scooping, cradling, shooting
Intermediate basic skills and game play. Play with both hands. Dodging technique. Game play basics. Shooting for speed and accuracy. Defending as a team. Passing, catching and shooting on the run.
Advanced skills. Players joining the academy should be able to play competent lacrosse and is looking to develop his game to an advanced level of lacrosse.
7v7 format is optimal to increase the speed of the game and increase “touches” for the boys. This is following the move in US Lacrosse, US Box LAX and our National Youth Lacrosse training guidelines.
Younger boys need a field that is age appropriate to increase their development both technically as well as their “Lax IQ.”
GRADES 3 - 4 I 5 - 6 I 7 - 8 I 9 - 12
MEN'S Ages 18+ Summer League