The goal of E33LAX is to honor my son Evan, and perpetuate his memory by passing on to others what I taught him from lessons I learned from my coaches and game experience.
I grew up in New York, just south of Rochester, where I learned to play this game at an early age. I played attack in the 70's for Penn Yan Academy under the tutelage of two time All American Hobart attackman Herb Fitch. I then went on to play attack at SUNY-Cortland under Chuck Winters who led the Red Dragons to two national championships. I have played in various club programs over the years, but did not get back into the game seriously until I had children, where I had an opportunity to teach by example the skills I learned in my youth as well as my love of the game itself.
I have coached Youth, JV and Varsity in the mid-Michigan area for over ten years, and after losing Evan, I became a certified MHSAA Lacrosse Official. I continue to play in the Men's league hosted by Champion Lacrosse as well as to jump on the practice field from time to time with teams that I help out with during the season.
Honor, Respect for Oneself, Awareness of Others, Courtesy, Integrity - these are all principles that I hope to pass on to participants in these clinics.
I wish to help provide equal access to training opportunities to all kids that wish to learn, helping those athletes to belong to something bigger than themselves, and to learn to look out for one another, both on and off the field.
All clinics are focused on training basic stick skills: Passing, Catching, Shooting/Finishing.