Being a great (or even good) lacrosse player is not solely measured by individual talent. Unfortunately, many clubs lose perspective of this in their attempts to create “all star” teams with the intent of the players “being discovered”. The result of such a program is team play being sacrificed in favor of individual accolades as players attempt to “showcase” themselves at all times. This not only affects the play of the team, but by being encouraged, diminishes the opportunities for the players to fully develop their understanding of the game. 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.
The Complete Player is a well rounded individual. He is a not “Lax Bro”. He is confident, but doesn’t swagger. His demeanor comes from working hard, playing fair and being comfortable on and off the field. Leverage fosters this attitude with everything we do;from a combination of positive reinforcement and discipline on the field to the volunteer work it encourages the boys to participate in via its Leverage Gives Back program.
Even if you have never played a minute of the sport, you know a Complete Player when you see one on the field. It’s the kid that looks comfortable with the ball, always seems to know where to be, isn’t afraid to pass, shoot or set a screen…because that is the right thing to do in the situation and he knows it. A Complete Player is not only fun to watch and coach, but he is fun to play with and be around. These are the players we strive to create.