Academy Team Overview
TOP Lacrosse offers formal competitive teams for players born between 2009-2015. The season runs from mid-April to Mid-November, with an optional commitment in July and August. All teams feature 2-3 practices per week plus tournaments and festival games.
The 2023 season runs from mid-April to Mid-November, with 3x sessions per week from mid-April to the end of June (spring), and 2x sessions per week from early September to mid-November (fall). Training during July and August is optional, which allows players to enjoy their summer break without losing their spot on the team. The Spring and Fall seasons have separate registrations.
2023 Teams Offered
If you are interested in joining one of the TOP Soccer Academy Teams please email Technical Director Bennett Drake.
Registration for the 2023 season are now open. The outdoor season runs from mid-April to Mid-November, with an optional commitment in July and August.
We are excited to announce the addition of TOP Lacrosse Technical Director Bennett Drake!
Bennett comes to us from the National Lacrosse League’s New York Riptide, where he has served as the Director of Scouting, Video Coordinator, and U.S. Scout since joining the Club in 2021.
Prior to his role at the Riptide, Bennett was an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Men’s Lacrosse team at Georgian Court University (NCAA Div. II) from 2017-2020, where he helped lead the team to 4x CACC First Team All-Conference Selections, a CACC Regular Season Championship, and an ACC Tournament Championship. Before to his role at Georgian Court, Bennett has coached at the grassroots level with the United Lacrosse Club (NJ), New Jersey Lacrosse Club (NJ), and Edge Lacrosse here in Ontario.
During his playing career, Bennett was a standout player on the University of Albany Division 1 lacrosse team, leading the team to 4x NCAA tournament appearances, 3x ‘Elite 8’ appearances, 3x America East Championships, and was named to the America East All Conference team and All Rookie team. Prior to university, Bennett played for the Brampton Excelsiors in Major Series Lacrosse, as well as the Whitby Warriors Jr. A and Clarington Gaels Jr. B in the Ontario Junior Lacrosse League.
If you'd like to reach out and chat about our lacrosse programs, Bennett can be reached via email at email@example.com.
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