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Peak Lacrosse Academies at The Dreamsportscenter

The goal of the Lacrosse Academies is to take the player to the next level in their game. The emphasis for the Academies is teaching and drilling the fundamentals necessary for the young player to improve his game and gain that competitive edge. The teaching approach will be just as we use at Apex HS with our high school players. Players registering for this program should already have experience in the basic skills of the game- this would not be appropriate for a player just beginning to play lacrosse. The instructional Skills Academy from 12:20-1:40 on the dates listed below is for players of all skill levels- see description below.

For all of the position Academies, the players will drill in all of the fundamental skills and concepts of the position. We will also take them through a progression that will include live 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, unsettled play and team concepts.

Dates/Times: January 3,10,17,24,31, February 7

Attack/Defense Academy

Instructional Skills

Midfield Academy

Faceoff Academy

Attack/Defense Academy– Led by John Hayden- Head Coach- Apex HS (2005, 2013 and 2015 State Champs).

Instructional Skills Academy– This is for the more inexperienced player and the player who wants to spend some concentrated time working on mastering the proper fundamental skills of the game. We will try to break bad habits and follow the idea that “perfect practice makes perfect”.

Midfield Academy- Led by Chip Thurston- Assistant Coach Apex HS (one of the founding coaches of the Apex Program and three-time State Champ). Coach Thurston is also the Head Coach at NC State.

Faceoff Academy– Led by Bryce Sneed- Former Captain and Faceoff Middie at Wingate University. Guest coaches will include the top high school faceoff men in NC. Players will be drilled in all aspects of the faceoff game including various moves, stances, winning strategies, countermoves, wing play, communication with wing players and more. We will also teach the players how and what to practice on their own to continue their development and take these drills back to their own teams.


Location: Dream Sports Center

Cost:The cost for all Academies is $140

Ages: Boys Grades 5-9