About Our Travel Teams

 

Philosophy
Coaching & Structure
Past Results
Philosophy

At Origins Lacrosse Club, we have in mind the best interests of our athletes while maintaining a commitment to fielding strong teams. We work the mind and the body with a dynamic style that is both realistic and challenging, giving close attention to the proper techniques and mechanics that are essential for success. Our programs of individual skill instruction, game situation drills, and scrimmaging will benefit everyone, from new players to those who want to play at the highest level, both on and off the field.

We believe lacrosse is a lifestyle but also know at the end of the day it must be fun, and Origins LC Lacrosse will offer the tools young lacrosse players need to take their game to the next level.   Where we go one, we go all!

Origins LC Select Curriculum
The Origins LC Select Lacrosse Curriculum is the organizational structure guiding our teams. The Curriculum maps out all practice plans, pre-game routines, and in-game strategies to ensure that each team receives the same excellent level of preparation.  Origins LC Lacrosse emphasizes aggressive and unselfish play on offense, a cohesive defense based on communication and slides, and a team-first attitude with clearly defined roles.

We develop and coach our players in a proven system with results to back it up.  Origins LC Select is designed to allow players to get maximum development and enjoyment without requiring the resources and travel commitments that other travel teams require.

Culture
Origins LC Select is designed to allow players to get maximum development and enjoyment without requiring the resources and travel commitments that other travel teams require.  Our Teams cater to the entire family, not just the individual player. At every tournament we have a section where players, parents, siblings, and friends mingle between games in a family-friendly environment. This social component allows players and families to build lasting friendships.

Recruiting
Origins Lacrosse Club has always set itself apart by focusing on development and great coaching but we also know there is a desire by some of our player to play at the collegiate level.  If you want to play in college let us know and we will guide you through the process. All U-15 and HS players should also fill out a recruiting profile that will be sent to you after you register.

Practices
New for this year we have decided not to do formal team practices and instead offer small group lessons where we can work closely with our players on stick work and proper fundamentals.  We will have a 1 day preseason mini camp so all the boys can meet each other and so we can set up some offensive and defensive sets and rules.   Why did we stop doing regular practices?  We have learned that for this program we want warriors and not soldiers.  We want players that will practice on their own and take charge of their future!

Playing time
Our Teams play to win, but not at the expense of the development of each team member.  Our objective is to put every player in a position to be successful and help the team to win. Every player will be given an opportunity to play.  In addition to giving every team member opportunities for success, we will also be competing to win. This philosophy means that in special situations, such as Man-up and under two minutes left in the game, our coaches will insert the players that they feel give our team the best chance to win.  Players may be asked to fill certain roles. In some cases, this will be a leadership position. In others, it will be more of a specialty role, such as wing play or defensive midfield. We expect our players to enthusiastically accept the roles our coaches communicate for them to fill.

Equipment
It is the responsibility of each player to have all of the required equipment and to keep it in a safe working condition.  It is also strongly encouraged that each player has 2 Lacrosse sticks. (It is recommended to have the same model stick and pocket).

Coaches and Rosters
Each team will have 2 experienced and passionate coaches. Rosters can be seen on the registration system as players register.

Coaching & Structure

Coaching
Why choose Origins LC?  As with anything in life, to be effective you need education, practical experience, and a great mentor to make it to the next level. We select the best coaches who have high standards of integrity and professionalism because we understand that it takes more than playing accolades and a passion for lacrosse to make a great coach. Great coaches must have the ability to teach. Our staff members are not only experienced lacrosse coaches, several are teachers by profession! They rank among the best and most experienced in the midwest.

Their knowledge is passed along through our coaches to our participants so that we can develop every player to his maximum potential. Our pedigree is in our results; we produce big time players!  To date our staff has developed five professional MLL and NLL players.

Instructional Structure
Our Team instructional program is broken down into three components: Training Camp, Practices, and Tournament Play. Each has a specific goal and all are critical for individual and Team development. Consistent attendance will lead to better players and cohesive on-field execution.

Training Camp is at the beginning of the Summer season and focuses entirely on Curriculum implementation so teams are competitive in Tournament Play.  Practices are used as preparation for an upcoming Tournament and opportunities to make adjustments from past Tournament Play.

Training Camp and Practice Attendance is crucial to the team’s success. Players are expected to be at practice unless they have an “Excused” absence: another Lacrosse commitment or a Family Emergency. Our Attendance Policy will be outlined in the Team Invitation but missing these events can result in decreased playing time at the next Tournament. Training Session attendance will not be included in this Policy since they focus on the individual player and occur in the off-season.

Playing Time
Our Teams play to win, but not at the expense of the development of each team member.   Our objective is to put every player in a position to be successful and help the team to win.  Every player will be given an opportunity to play.  In addition to giving every team member opportunities for success, we will also be competing to win. This philosophy means that in special situations, such as Man-up and under two minutes left in the game, our coaches will insert the players that they feel give our team the best chance to win.  Players may be asked to fill certain roles. In some cases, this will be a leadership position. In others, it will be more of a specialty role, such as wing play or defensive midfield. We expect our players to enthusiastically accept the roles our coaches communicate for them to fill.

Past Results

2016 Results
HS/3rd Place – June 18-19 –   BarDown, Kalamazoo, MI
HS/3rd Place (3 All Stars) – June 25-26 –  Windy City Lax Bash, Naperville, IL
HS/1st Place  & a bid to the Dicks tournament of Champions – July 16-17 – Lacrosse Roads Classic, Fishers, IN

2014
HS Open
Champions – Circle City Shootout
HS JV Champions – Fall Classic 7 v 7
MS Runner Up – Fall Classic
HS Champions – Great Midwest Shootout
2013
HS Runner Up – Pipe City
MS Champions – Great Midwest Shootout