The TOP Lacrosse program provides a competitive lacrosse pathway for players ages 4 and up, focusing on skill development, quality coaching, and manageable schedules for all programs. For the 2023 season, we will be offering programs for boys and girls born between 2009 and 2019 in three different streams.
Competitive lacrosse teams with an emphasis on player development and positive character building, along with a unique schedule with flexible commitments in July and August. Academy teams feature 2-3 practices per week, plus tournaments.
Focus on skill development and introduction to positional play and games. Designed for more intermediate players ages 6-10. Offered in Spring, Summer, and Fall season, generally featuring 1x session per week.
Strong focus on fundamentals and an introduction to small-area gameplay. Perfect for 4-6 year old beginners looking to learn lacrosse in a fun and engaging environment with passionate coaches. Offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall season, generally featuring 1x session per week.
If you are interested in joining one of our TOP Lacrosse Academy teams please click the link below to email Technical Director Bennett Drake for more information.
The spring season runs from mid-April to late June, and the fall season runs from early September to mid-November.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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