2020 PLAYer Clinics: Pipe City

Education & Exposure
Jul 10, 2020
Jumpstart your Pipe City weekend with the must-attend PLAYer Clinic of the summer for boys and girls! Lacrosse America's Friday night PLAYer Clinics offer individual recruiting exposure for high school players and a top lacrosse educational experience for youth. This is the ULTIMATE TRAINING EXPERIENCE - TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

2019 Pipe City Player Clinics Coaches

Boys Youth Coaches

casey Powell - Team usa  Image result for team usa lacrosse logo

Casey Powell is the former Captain of Team USA and has set the MLL All-Team scoring record (504 goals).   He's a 4 time NCAA All-American at Syracuse University where he won a national championship.  Casey Powell is the current Director of Player Development at Team ONE Lacrosse.

Other notable experience:

  • Lax Magazine All-Century Team
  • Jack Turnball Award - D1 Attackman of the Year
  • McGlaughlin Award - D1 Midfielder of the Year
  • 2 Time Lt. Raymond Enners Award - D1 Most Outstanding Player

 

 

Learn more about Coach Powell

Joe Nardella - Faceoff factory (Boston, MA)     

Joe Nardella, one of the top face-off specialists in the nation, is a 2015 graduate of Rutgers University where he earned All-American and Scholar All-American honors. Following his career with the Scarlet Knights, Nardella was drafted as a midfielder by the Boston Cannons in the 5th round of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft. Nardella is currently an assistant on Coach Chris Wojcik’s Harvard University staff and also coaches face-off training around the world with the Faceoff Factory, which he founded.

Other notable experience:

  • Plays on the Premier Lacrosse League team The Whipsnakes
  • First Team All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten Specialist of the Year
  • Second Team All-Big East – ranked 5th nationally in face-off win percentage (.632)
  • All-Big East – ranked 4th nationally in face-off win percentage (.622)


Learn more about Coach Nardella

Dave Page -foundation Lacrosse goalie school (Philadelphia, PA)     Foundation Lacrosse

Dave Page is the current Assistant Coach, focusing on goalies & midfielders, at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a director with the Dukes Lacrosse Club where he trains goalkeepers on a year-round basis.  Page is a 2009 graduate of Kenyon College where he was a captain and three-time NCAC All-League honoree. He was chosen as the James A. Bufflin Defensive MVP and was named a USILA High School All-American in 2004.

Other notable experience:

  • Owner/founder of Foundation Lacrosse that caters to goalie training of all ages and levels
  • Director of Coaching for bi-coastal goalie camps -The Goalie School/Nike Lacrosse Camps


Learn more about Coach Page

Trenton gafner - army ants (liden, Mi)     

Trenton Gafner, President of Coalition Lacrosse and Director of Army Ant, is continuously helping to grow the game of lacrosse by running leagues, summer camps and travel teams. He began his playing career at Tecumesh High School where he led his team to the Michigan Lacrosse State Championship and was a 3-time All-State Attackmen. Gafner has also coached at Grand Blanc, Hartland High School and the University of Michigan-Flint (club team). “I want my passion and knowledge of the game of lacrosse to help my players reach their goals on and off the field.”

Other notable experience:

  • Ranked 3rd in the state of Michigan with 60 goals in his senior season
  • Set a National Record (at the time) with 7 goals in the state title game
  • Oversees all Army Ants, Blue Crew & Painted Turtles Teams.


Learn more about Coach Gafner

Eric Marsh - Team WIsconsin (appleton, wi)     

Eric Marsh of Neenah, WI is the Co-Founder and the Director of Operations for the Sconnie (Team WI) Lacrosse. Other notable experience:

  • Varsity Head Coach of Appleton United High School (Since 2009)
  • Coaches the Appleton United squad to 2 Conference Championships (2016 & 2018)
  • Conference Coach of the Year (2016 & 2018)
  • Appleton Lacrosse Club board member (2009-2015)
  • Played 4 years for UW-Stevens Point where he earned:
    • Captain Honors (3 years)
    • Two-Time First Team All Conference, Defense, UMLL


Learn More About Coach Marsh

Kyle Pepich - Yeti Lacrosse (Lakewood, IL)     

Kyle Pepich of Geneva, IL is the Head Coach and Lacrosse Director for Yeti Lacrosse. Other notable experience:

  • 2009-2010 Northern Michigan University Offensive Coordinator
  • 2011-2013 Varsity Coach Cary Grove High School
  • 2013-2015 Varsity Coach Jacobs High School
  • 2015-2017 Varsity Coach South Elgin High School
  • 2017-Present Varsity Coach St. Charles North High School


Learn More About Coach Pepich

Michael Stefan - legends lacrosse (milwaukee, wi)     

Michael Stefan, of Milwaukee Wisconsin has played lacrosse all over the world. After graduating from Minnesota State University – Mankato in 2013, he played with North Adeliade in South Australia and has been part of the Portuguese National Team since 2014. Stefan is currently the Owner/Director of Legends Lacrosse and Head Varsity Coach at Kettle Moraine where he has been since 2015.

Other notable experience:

  • Mankato Area Varsity Head Coach
  • Kettle Moraine Defensive Coordinator
  • Kettle Moraine Assistant Coach


Learn More About Coach Stefan

Boys High School Coaches

casey Powell - Team usa  Image result for team usa lacrosse logo

Casey Powell is the former Captain of Team USA and has set the MLL All-Team scoring record (504 goals).   He's a 4 time NCAA All-American at Syracuse University where he won a national championship.  Casey Powell is the current Director of Player Development at Team ONE Lacrosse.

Other notable experience:

  • Lax Magazine All-Century Team
  • Jack Turnball Award - D1 Attackman of the Year
  • McGlaughlin Award - D1 Midfielder of the Year
  • 2 Time Lt. Raymond Enners Award - D1 Most Outstanding Player

 

 

Learn more about Coach Powell

Adam Hardy - Hobart & William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)     

Adam Hardy is currently an assistant coach for Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, NY where he was an attackman for the Statesmen (class of 2016).

Other notable experience:

  • 2016 Joe Abraham Prize - outstanding service to Hobart Athletics.
  • Former University of Tampa Junior Varsity Head Coach
  • Sunshine State Conference Championship, Division II national semifinals.


Learn more about Coach Hardy

Dave Page - University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)     

Dave Page is the current Assistant Coach, focusing on goalies & midfielders, at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a director with the Dukes Lacrosse Club where he trains goalkeepers on a year-round basis.  Page is a 2009 graduate of Kenyon College where he was a captain and three-time NCAC All-League honoree. He was chosen as the James A. Bufflin Defensive MVP and was named a USILA High School All-American in 2004.

Other notable experience:

  • Owner/founder of Foundation Lacrosse that caters to goalie training of all ages and levels
  • Director of Coaching for bi-coastal goalie camps -The Goalie School/Nike Lacrosse Camps


Learn more about Coach Page

Shawn Ewert - Jacksonville university (Jacksonville, FL)     

Shawn Ewert is currently a Graduate Assistant with Jacksonville University where he completed his four year career with the Dolphins (2018).  Prior to his collegiate career, Ewert was a three-year starter at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, OH.

Other notable experience:

  • Broke Dublin-Jarome’s career in assists as a senior
  • Three-time State Runner-Up
  • Offensive MVP in the state championship title games his junior season
  • Two-time All-Midwest and All-Ohio selection
  • MSCLA All-American
  • Represented Midwest Team at Under Armor All-American Tournament


Learn more about Coach Ewert

Joe Nardella - Harvard University (Boston, MA)     Image result for harvard university

Joe Nardella, one of the top face-off specialists in the nation, is a 2015 graduate of Rutgers University where he earned All-American and Scholar All-American honors. Following his career with the Scarlet Knights, Nardella was drafted as a midfielder by the Boston Cannons in the 5th round of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft. Nardella is currently an assistant on Coach Chris Wojcik’s Harvard University staff and also coaches face-off training around the world with the Faceoff Factory, which he founded.

Other notable experience:

  • Plays on the Premier Lacrosse League team The Whipsnakes
  • First Team All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten Specialist of the Year
  • Second Team All-Big East – ranked 5th nationally in face-off win percentage (.632)
  • All-Big East – ranked 4th nationally in face-off win percentage (.622)


Learn more about Coach Nardella

Phil Dodson - Chatham University (Boston, MA)     

Coach Dodson was named the first head coach of the Chatham University Cougars men’s lacrosse team starting with the 2017-2018 season competing in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference.  Prior to Chatham, Dodson spent time at an Assistant Coach with Aurora University (IL) where he led the Spartans to three Midwest Lacrosse Conference championships. Prior to Aurora, Dodson helped lead Carthage College to a 15-4 record, the best in school history, as the defensive coordinator.  Dodson began his coaching career at the Head Coach for the University of Illinois, his alma mater.

Other notable experience:

  • Aurora University - three sweet sixteen appearances in NCAA tournament
  • Four-year starter at the University of Illinois.
  • MCLA All-America - 2008 & 2009
  • MCLA Scholar Athlete Award - 2009


Learn more about Coach Dodson

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