Winter Academy Session I

InSports Centers

Trumbull, CT


The Winter Academy Training is designed to provide lacrosse instruction for boys, and will be held at InSports Center in Trumbull, CT. These sessions will be focused on individual skill development - positional training, shooting, dodging, defense, offensive and defensive strategies/scenarios, goalie play , as well as team offensive and defensive concepts. Our coaching staff is invested in the individual training and growth of each player.  We will develop elite players in a challenging and exciting atmosphere where leadership and teamwork will be expected of all players. On top of the hour long on-field sessions, there will be classroom sessions devoted to film breakdown and X's and O's. It is our hope that each player can carry their love of the sport with them and always strive to reach their highest potential, both on and off the field. In addition to John Mathews, the coaching staff will include other top High School coaches and former NCAA players.

About Our Coaches

John Mathews

John is the former head coach at Weston High School. He is a 5-time state championship coach. Some of his other coaching highlights include 2012 CT Post Coach of the Year. He won a State Championship his first year as Head Coach at Weston High 2010. He was also an assistant coach at Fairfield Prep 2007 – 2009 and won State Championships at Fairfield Prep all 3 years he was coach. He has also coached elite level club teams during summer since 2007. John played at Syracuse where he was a National Champion. He was a starting midfielder on a team that went to 4 consecutive Final Fours. He was a High School All-American and 3x All Section and team captain.

Camp Details

Tuesdays: 5th, 7th/8th Grade training will consist of 1 hour of turf time covering in-game situational drills, offensive and defensive positional training and scrimmages. The training will also include 30 minutes of a combo of Elite training by T.E.S.T, which will work on strength and conditioning, speed and agility and film room breakdown each week. The half hour presented by T.E.S.T will take place a half hour before or after the training session.

Thursdays: 4th and 6th Grade training will consist of 1.5 hours of turf time covering in-game situational drills, offensive and defensive positional training and scrimmages.


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