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TOP lacrosse Program Overview

Currently offering programs for players born between 2009-2015, the TOP Lacrosse program offers a unique approach to competitive lacrosse by offering local practice-time, manageable schedules and quality coaching, all while improving players' individual skills and providing a great experience.


We believe in focusing on the process, not the outcome, with all of our practices and games, and believe strongly that age-appropriate development is the best way to keep kids in sport longer. We structure our practices so that players are placed into small groups rotating through stations focusing on individual skills, technical instruction, and game-based learning. We believe our small group format is essential for kids to get individual feedback, quality coaching, and high level engagement. We believe that the values learned from team sports (discipline, accountability, and leadership), are ones that will transcend well beyond sport, and we aim to build those values from day one. We will push your kids to get better by creating a fun, engaging, and disciplined environment conducive to learning, and will always have your child's best interests at heart.

the 'four-corners' development model

The 'Four-Corners' development model is a staple at all TOP Lacrosse practices, providing players at all ages with a highly-structured and efficient practice plan resulting more touches of the ball, more repetitions per drill, and a more engaging practice experience. Players will be placed in small groups and rotate through all stations during the practice time, usually spending between 10-12 minutes per station. We believe in spending a lot of time on the fundamentals of core skills; footwork, shooting, cradling, passing, and competition, ensuring all players have a strong base of skills before introducing more advanced concepts.


Game-Based Learning Environment

It's no secret that kids like to play games, whether it's on the playground, in the backyard, or on the lacrosse field. In fact, games-based learning has been shown to be one of the most effective ways that kids learn. By using games to teach lacrosse, we can teach kids to execute skills based on their environment, which is called the 'practice-to-game transfer'. Skills cannot be solely learned in isolation, but must be reinforced by making decisions, and ultimately by making mistakes. For any situation that occurs in a game of lacrosse, we are able to use small-area games to replicate it, provide kids with more reps of that situation, and provide instant feedback and teaching. At all practices we incorporate at least one small-area game station, which can take the form of activity-based games (ie. flag tag), skill-based games (ie. Sharks & Minnows w/ ball), and role-based situational games (ie. Bubble Lacrosse Transition game).

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The 'Four-Corners' model is a staple in most modern training, and has been adapted for TOP Lacrosse.

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TOP Lacrosse Teams

Learn-to-Play / Never-too-Late Programs

Our Core Values

#1 Quality practice time over quantity of games

#2 Consistent, convenient, manageable schedule that allows for and encourages multi-sport play

#2 Consistent, convenient, manageable schedule that allows for and encourages multi-sport play

"Practice does not make perfect.  Perfect practice makes perfect." 

- Vince Lombardi


#2 Consistent, convenient, manageable schedule that allows for and encourages multi-sport play

#2 Consistent, convenient, manageable schedule that allows for and encourages multi-sport play

#2 Consistent, convenient, manageable schedule that allows for and encourages multi-sport play

"It is not enough to be busy... The question is: what are we busy about?"

- Henry David Thoreau

#3 - Focus on long term athletic development that promotes well rounded athletes

#3 - Focus on long term athletic development that promotes well rounded athletes

#3 - Focus on long term athletic development that promotes well rounded athletes

"Forget about winning and losing - put your focus on learning and developing.  It's a much better long-term strategy, trust me."

 - Nicolas Gregoriades

#4 - High quality coaching that builds character

#3 - Focus on long term athletic development that promotes well rounded athletes

#3 - Focus on long term athletic development that promotes well rounded athletes

"A good Coach can change a GAME.  A great Coach can change a LIFE."

- John Wooden