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Development Academy

Lacrosse Development Academy

The ultimate purpose of the Team Minnesota Development Academy is to utilize a long-term, player-centered developmental structure, which is based on a coaching curriculum that accelerates the participant’s development as a difference-making lacrosse player. Each player is important to us, and thus we pride ourselves on our individual coach-player interaction and player/participant ratio.

What is Player Centered Development?

Player Centered (Team MN) vs Command Style Development

Coach’s role:

In the player centered approach:

  •  Focus is the Player

  •  Creates a challenging environment that forces the player to try new skills

  •  Provides the proper options when confronted with un-anticipated game situations  

  •  Encourages players to understand the “why”

  • Develops whole players

In the “command style”:

  •  Focus is the Coach

  •  Narrow, failure-phobic drills that force players to only do what they can do now

  •  Provides solutions to only anticipated situations

  •  Tells players what to think and does not encourage understanding the “why”

  •  Develops clones -  limited skill-set specialist

 

Player’s Role:

In the player centered approach:

  •  Focus = Learning

  •  Solve Lacrosse Problems

In the “command style”:

  • Focus = Performing your limited, defined role competently

  • Execute coach’s direction

The goal of all of the Youth Development Academy and programs is to use a Player Centered Approach to produce players that:

  •  Are instinctive

  •  Are creative

  •  Take initiative

  •  Think independently within the team structure

  •  Understands proper options (Lacrosse/Athletic IQ)

  •  Solves problems

  •  “Own the game”

 

The Team MN Staff believes that this approach coupled with the technical elements is what separates our players and their development process. 

We thank you for trusting in us to develop your player!  We are committed to providing an unmatched learning experience for student athletes and their families.

 


Development Academy

Youth Development Academy 

  • an intensive lacrosse skills development opportunity where youth players can prepare themselves for the next level of lacrosse.  The emphasis is on skill development and decision-making.

High School Training Camp

  • As a progression from our Youth Development Academy this is an intensive lacrosse skills development opportunity where players can continue to build on a solid foundation and prepare themselves for the next level of lacrosse.  The emphasis is on skill development and decision-making.

Training

  • Register for individual and small group training sessions.

 

Skills and Positional Clinics

  • Face-Off Clinic - Registration open
  • Goalie Clinic - Registration open

Strength and Conditioning Partners

  • Pinnacle Strength and Conditioning
  • Convergence Athletics

College Coach Guest Series