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.
Pillars of Success
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have known Chris since he was in 7th grade and he is a terrific head coach. Chris is a great motivator, tactful communicator, and...