PP Girls Lacrosse Academy
The PP Girls Lacrosse Academy is a comprehensive training program that will develop elementary, middle school, high school and college lacrosse players to perform at the highest level possible. The program will focus on fundamental, intermediate and advanced lacrosse skills and techniques, as well as speed, footwork, and strength specific to female lacrosse players. Our mission is to produce competitive female athletes that love the game and are prepared to seize the many opportunities that lacrosse offers.
Our comprehensive programs, clinics, and camps will focus on the specific lacrosse and performance competencies listed below:
- Stick work fundamentals
- Shooting techniques
- Offensive dodges
- Defensive footwork and positioning
- Small sided drills and competition
- Agility, quickness, footwork
- Top speed
- Maximum strength and explosive power
- Core strength and stability
- Flexibility and range of motion
Jessica Griffin, a former high school All-American and national championship midfielder at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of the lead coaches of our Girls Lax Academy. As a four-year letter winner at Chapel Hill, Jessica specialized in draw controls and free position shooting. From a performance perspective, she was always one of the fastest, strongest and best conditioned Tar Heels in the program. Since graduating in 2013, Jessica has been working with girl’s ages 6-18 throughout the country.
Denise Westcott, a former collegiate head coach, is one of the lead coaches of our Girls Lax Academy. Over her 30 years of Division I college coaching, Wescott has served as the head women’s lacrosse coach for Monmouth University (2009-2015), Mount St. Mary’s (2004-2009), University of Delaware (1993-2004), Rutgers University (1991-1993), and Drew University (1989-1990). Prior to 1990, Wescott served in assistant coaching roles at Michigan State University, the University of Maryland, and Penn State University. Currently, Coach Westcott is the Director of Lacrosse with Capital Lacrosse Club.
Girls Lacrosse Evaluation
In order to be the best player and athlete that you can be in preparation for club tryouts, elite all-star teams (Under Armour & School Girls), recruiting combines (Elite 120), high school lacrosse, and even college lacrosse, you need to know the deficiencies in your game. Our girls lacrosse evaluation will identify the strengths and weaknesses in your game. We will evaluate the following for each athlete:
- Speed (40 yard dash)
- Quickness/agility (20 yard shuttle)
- Speed endurance (60 yard shuttle)
- Conditioning (300 yard shuttle)
- Lower body explosive power (Broad Jump)
- Upper body strength (Push-up test)
- Core Strength (Plank Test)
- Ball Handling/Catching/Passing
- Defensive Skill Skills
After identifying strengths and weaknesses, you can put the best plan together to make improvements.
Fall Training Schedule beginning September 6, 2016 (Tysons Corner, VA Facility)
Middle School Stick & Speed (grades 6th-8th) Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm
HS Elite Small Side School (grades 9th-12th) Saturday 8:30am-10:00am
Private Training Group of 2-4 By Appt Only