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Mad Dog West

“Lacrosse is a simple sport, if you’re making it difficult your doing something wrong”
-Coach John Danowski: Head Coach for Duke University and Team USA

Program Description

Practice, train, and compete year round on a roster comprised of the top players from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Mad Dog West is committed to providing the ultimate elite club experience. Our staff prides itself in providing a professionally run practice environment, developing our players to succeed at the highest level. All practices are advanced, fast tempo, organized and professionally ran. Players will develop in an aggressively competitive practice environment and be exposed to top competition and competitive tournaments to allow them to reach their full potential.

We will put all of our players in the best position to develop as young men on and off the field, while giving them the best opportunities to showcase their skills in front of the top collegiate coaches at summer tournaments, showcases, and recruiting events.  Our coaching staff has played and coached at the highest levels of the game. With our strong connections with college coaches we will be your best and most honest advocate in the recruiting process. Where you play in college comes down to your work ethic, grades, and how you perform in front of college recruiters.

Mad Dog West Program

Team Film

For a young player, being able to watch yourself make the correct play or incorrect play on film is extremely beneficial. Team Film will be broken down on our team Krossover account for all players.  We will also have team film after weekend training sessions at our San Diego Facilities.

Sports Academy team retreats
Each season we will have a team Retreat at Sports Academy.
  • Mindset Developement
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • CQD Overview (Close Quarters Defense)
  • Personal/Family Defense
  • Speed/Agility Training
  • Team Practices and Training 

Each Player will receive a small binder with team goals, motivational articles, offensive/defensive sets & terms, clearing formations, man up offense, man down defenses, etc. Throughout the program, coaches may give out new handouts on a new defensive or offensive set or play or a motivational article to read. We are asking for our players to bring this binder with them to all team events unless told otherwise.

Recruiting: MDW 2021/2020 only Summer 2017

In the summer 2017 we will be traveling as a team back east and attending high level recruiting tournaments and showcases.

Our Mad Dog coaching staff will use their vast network of college program connections to offer:

  • Phone calls/emails to college coaches if applicable
  • Footage for Player High Light Videos
  • Access to Top Individual and Team Showcases
  • Recommendation letters for college
  • Intern and employment opportunities with Mad Dog Lacrosse.

Our MDW staff’s college programs: Duke-Johns Hopkins-Albany-UNC-Towson-Delaware-Endicott. Professional Teams, MLL: Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Boston Cannons, Denver Outlaws.  NLL: Philadelphia Wings And more…

Position Training

Certain days our practice plans will involve position specific training. This will be a great way for us to focus on the skills & knowledge needed at each position.

Topics discussed by the coaches

, Maintaining a Healthy Mind & Body, The Art of Hustle
, Setting and Achieving Goals, Importance of Gratitude Toward Others, Being A Team Player: At Home, At School, In Athletics

Weekend Training Camps at our San Diego Field/Facility

Starting late  Saturday afternoon and evening we will kick off our weekend training camps.  Including scrimmages, positional work, team film, speed training and more.    

Individual Player Meetings

Each Season once teams have a few practices under their belt coaches will plan to briefly meet with each player and discuss their expectations for the season i.e. goals what that player needs to focus on and roll on the team.

Speed Training
Speed and Agility training with Coach Kyle Jakobe and sweat performance.
Box Lacrosse Training

Our MDW players will also have team box training training. Benefits of box lacrosse: Improving Over stick skills, increased shot accuracy, improved stick fakes, greater shot variety, screen shooting, behind the back passing and shooting, stick protection, picking up ground balls in traffic, how to generate space off ball, better understanding of the pick and roll, using your body to generate space, defending the inside/out pick, generating better angles with your stick, dodging after contact, defensive footwork, a fast paced way to play and more.

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Mad Dog Lacrosse, LLC

2260 Landmark Pl
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Phone: 858-444-5420