About Us

It starts with Team.

Leverage Lacrosse is a Not-For-Profit Lacrosse Organization established to foster the growth of lacrosse while creating a positive learning environment where Los Angeles and Orange County boys / girls can grow their lacrosse skills and knowledge. Leverage offers coaching seminars along with clinics, camps, leagues and club teams for boys and girls elementary through high school [age]. Leverage Lacrosse prides itself on building fundamentally sound, “team-first” lacrosse players.

Our Coaches

Chris Jewett. Chris Jewett grew up in Providence Rhode Island. While in High School he was All-Prep / All-State Quarterback, 3 time All-State in Lacrosse, Captain of his H.S. Lacrosse team, All S.E.N.E., RI Indoor Lacrosse All-Star, invited to play at N.E. 150 and Top 205 Lacrosse camps and was a member of the New England East vs West game. Chris then went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse …more
Tom Borgia
Tom Borgia. Coach Borgia grew up in New Rochelle, NY, son of Sid Borgia, the top NBA referee from 1945 to 1965. He first played lacrosse at Rutgers in 1973 at the urging of his friend John Danowski, currently the head coach at Duke. Danowski was the quarterback of the freshman football team and convinced Borgia to try out a new sport. Borgia started coaching lacrosse in 2007 …more
Jesse Cox
Jesse Cox. Jesse Cox was born and raised in La Mesa, California, a suburb just outside of San Diego. An avid sports fan, Jesse played football, basketball, and baseball, until the 8th grade when he started playing lacrosse. He attended Helix High School where he was named MVP his junior year, and was nominated the sole captain of the lacrosse team his senior year. …more
James Davis-Siegel
James Davis-Siegel. Coach Jamie was born and raised in Seal Beach, California, and grew up playing a variety of sports: everything from baseball, to soccer to swimming to surfing and track. It wasn’t until 2006 that he discovered Lacrosse which soon became his passion. Coach Jamie attended Los Alamitos High School where he ran hurdles on the track team and was a founding member …more
Nate Tucker. Nate grew up in Central New York where he played high school lacrosse at Fayetteville-Manlius. He and Leverage Lacrosse coach, Andrew Costa were high school teammates in 2006. Nate then went on to play at Syracuse University where he was apart of back-to-back National Championships in 2008 & 2009. …more
Joe Marinelli. Joe Marinelli grew up in Manhattan Beach, California. He began playing lacrosse in 6th grade at MBMS. He started for 3 years on MCHS Varsity and attended the Top 205 and Nike Blue Chip camps. During his senior year, Joe was elected captain while earning the Offensive MVP award. Joe has taught lacrosse from the youth level all the way up to the high school level. …more
Brad Brandenburg. Bradley Brandenburg was born and raised in Seal Beach, California. While in high school he was the starting goalie for a Los Alamitos team that made back to back Orange County Southern Section Semi-Finals appearances. …more

Pillars of Success

Coaching.

All of our coaches actively participate with the boys day in and day out. We don’t have the concept of “guest coaches” or “star advisers,” nor do we subscribe to the “parent coaching” model because these things don’t fit within our philosophy of providing a consistent teaching environment.

Team.

Lacrosse is the ultimate team sport that is based upon a cumulative set of skills that are developed over time via consistent reinforcement with similarly trained players. We reinforce this with everything we do.

Technique.

We introduced “box” lacrosse to LA by establishing the first (and best) box lacrosse league in LA County. We did this because [the] players who learn the techniques [that are] taught there improve their game dramatically on the field. This “hybrid” training approach is only talked about elsewhere. We do it.

Complete Players.

It may sound cliché, but it really is all about the kids. Our goal is to help them grow to their fullest extent. They should be limited by their ability and desire, not by the system. This is why our non-profit was started and we have never deviated from that goal.

Our Approach

From Day One Leverage Lacrosse existed for one purpose: to create a program where kids who want to play lacrosse were limited by their capabilities, not the limitations of the surrounding environment.

Leverage players are taught early on of the importance of the team as well as team concepts. We believe no one player is bigger than the whole. Depending on the age and skill level, our teams run a variation of similar drills, offenses and defenses from our U9 teams all the way up to our High School teams. Our goal is to develop the complete lacrosse player, someone a high school or college coach would be able to recognize as a valuable addition to his team.

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