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Chris S., Denver, CO Lacrosse Coach

Chris S.

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I am in my 25th year coaching lacrosse and currently coach the Denver Outlaws, I enjoy working with athletes of all ages and abilities from youth to pros in 1on1 or small groups! View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

1 session package with Coach Chris. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

3 session package with Coach Chris. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$258 3 sessions ($86/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

5 session package with Coach Chris. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$420 5 sessions ($84/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

10 session package with Coach Chris. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$810 10 sessions ($81/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Syracuse University (NY)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalie, Defense, Attack

  • Stick Skills, Stick Protection, Stick Checks, Shooting, Offball Movement, Long Stick Midfield, Ground Balls, Fast Breaks, Faceoffs, Dodging, Defense Positioning, Agility

Credentials

  • Syracuse University (NY)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalie, Defense, Attack

  • Stick Skills, Stick Protection, Stick Checks, Shooting, Offball Movement, Long Stick Midfield, Ground Balls, Fast Breaks, Faceoffs, Dodging, Defense Positioning, Agility

More About Coach Chris

I am entering my 24th year of coaching lacrosse here in Colorado. I currently coach with the Denver Outlaws, the professional lacrosse team at Mile High Stadium. I enjoy coaching youth, high school, collegiate and professional lacrosse teams throughout Colorado. I have won 2 MLL titles in 2014 and in 2016 with the Denver Outlaws, coached 8 MLL All Star players, coached 13 collegiate All Americans, four high school All-Americans and 27 All-Conference high school players. I have coached at such top collegiate programs as the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. I have created a number of preseason and in-season conditioning programs that have helped my players play to the best of their abilities. I encourage both general fitness and lacrosse specific training for all of my athletes at every level.

I have won a Colorado state championship as a player (East-Manual ‘90) and as a coach (Arapahoe ‘09) and was named RMILL Coach of the Year while at CU in 1999. I was an all state lacrosse player at East high school and a top scorer in the 1991 state championship game. I was a walk on athlete at the University of Syracuse and I also ran the New York Marathon my senior year of college.

My workouts are geared towards each athlete but a typical workout is as follows. A warm up of 5-10 min of light activity such as jogging or plyometrics. Anything to get the body moving. Then I do a 5 to 8 minute head to toe mobility session with foam rollers and mobility tools to help prepare you for the workout and determine any physical limitations. Next we do a strength exercise again geared towards each athlete but a good go to is 3 sets of 10-20 walking lunges with an overhead weight involved. The workout itself can last about an hour but the training changes each day to keep it fresh and interesting. I gear the workouts to challenge and push each athlete to their full potential each and every day. That potential is going to change day to day and be affected by a number of factors but the key is to work hard, bring a good attitude and be willing to sweat and work. Last we finish with a cool down and recovery stretch to help ease you back into the real world.

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Client Reviews

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Coach Chris is great! He’s working with my 2 boys who are 3 years apart. We love that Chris is serious yet fun. He challenges the boys to get out of their comfort zones and to take risks. We signed up for Coach Up & with Chris in particular so our boys could fine tune some of their skills and gain more confidence and that is definitely happening. We highly recommend Chris!

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Could not ask for a better experience with Chris. Amazing.

I'm thoroughly impressed with Coach Chris My son learned more from his first 2 sessions thanks he did in 4 high school years.We had booked his sessions and my son started the very next day and Coach Chris already had viewed his high school films and had a game plan for my son. Just couldn't be more pleased with this A One program and Chris

Our 9 year old son has been working with Coach Chris over the summer to stay active and prep for fall tryouts. His skills (especially the use of his left and his shooting) have improved significantly! Coach Chris is positive, patient and very knowledgeable! We would highly recommend him!!!

Chris took the time to find out what the goal was of enrolling in the training sessions, and then formulated a plan with specific drills and footwork necessary to achieve the end goal! Chris is a very knowledgable and supportive coach!

We booked Coach Chris for five sessions with our 9-year-old boys. I loved that Coach Chris' primary emphasis was on the boys having "fun." Chris assembled a great collection of drills meant to build on the skills that they had already acquired (proper shooting and passing) while also teaching them new things (picks, formations, etc). Practices often concluded with a game/scrimmage, the kids' favorite part. It's clear that Chris loves lacrosse and his temperament is great for kids. We look forward to working with Coach Chris again!

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Chris is amazing. My son is eight years old and we wanted to work on his technique. Chris has gone above and beyond my expectations and we will definitely be using him tell my son graduates.

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Fantastic experience. My son learned more in the first 40 minutes with Coach Chris than months working with his non-lacrosse playing father. Super positive approach. He knows his stuff and how to pass that experience along to kids.

My son really enjoyed working with Chris. Along with fixing some errors in his technique, his favorite part was playing one-on-one with Chris. We will work with Chris again.

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Chris is amazing with my son Griffin. He has the experience and care to make him better. We are very thankful!

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Great first session!

Awesome job! Instant improvement in skills and shooting. My son got his first hat trick! Thanks coach!

Coach Chris is by far the best coaching fit my son has ever had! He's so knowledgeable about lacrosse; he has great insight into the game, and he knows how to teach. Teaching is a gift, not every coach knows how to establish rapport and speak to athletes in a way they will respond! Coach Chris is a rare find; combining talent, knowledge, expertise, and instruction into his lessons! I would,and will, recommend him to all I know. He's helped my son so much in two lessons! I can't wait to see the long-term result!

Chris immediately connected with my player and was able to adjust and make some changes in the first session. Coach Chris's range of abilities is providing both offensive and defensive guidance is helping with a competitive edge.

We could not be more thrilled with our son's session with Coach Chris. He is an exemplary professional and a gifted coach who instilled confidence and skill in our 9 year old in a simple hour session.

Coach Chris has been a complete game changer for our team. He is great at managing pace, keeping things fun and giving our team of amateurs the building blocks we need to get better every week.

Coach Chris is a great coach! My son is now trying new things and already improving, after only one session. Looking forward to more sessions!

Coach Chris is awesome with my son! Not only does coach Chris do a fantastic job teaching my son the skills of lacrosse, he encourages my son in the mental aspects of the game.

Coach Chris is great. After our first session I already feel like our son is learning so much from him and will be able to build off the training Coach is implementing. Can't wait until our next session.

Coach Chris is fantastic!!! After one session, my son is already practicing the new techniques he was taught and feels more confident in his position. The best compliment that I can say for Coach Chris is that on our way home from practice, my son said to me "Thanks Dad...that was really great" -- his appreciation is not given lightly, and is a testament to Coach Chris and his ability to engage not just my son's body, but his mind too. My son loves to understand the strategy of any game he plays (football, soccer, lacrosse), and Coach Chris truly works to educate on technique as well as strategy and tactics. A great first session and looking forward to several more!

My 11 year old son just started with Coach Chris and he learned a ton from one session. Not only did he learn a lot he loved the session and really enjoyed Chris. We are doing the 10 session training and I cannot wait to see how much he transforms my son! Thank you Chris!!

Coach Chris was great!!! Our don had so much fun!!

Coach Chris was outstanding. My two boys (11 and 9) had a blast while learning more in 1 hour than they had in a month's worth of practice with their teams. Coach Chris worked them hard but they didn't even realize they were getting conditioning in because they were so focused on the skills / drills they were practicing. Chris was encouraging while also holding the boys accountable by ensuring they did each drill correctly. It was an hour lesson where my two boys learned technique, got their heart rates up, learned the importance of flexibility, and the importance of mental toughness. I was amazed at how much he was able to do in an hour while ensuring an 11 year old and 9 year old were not overwhelmed. They have been asking me almost daily about their next lesson with Coach Chris.

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I haven't done many sessions with Coach Chris yet, but I can already tell he is the kind of coach who is completely focused on what is best for the player. He is constantly concerned that I am being pushed hard enough, but not making the experience unfun, intimidating or painful in any way. As a defender I can clearly tell Chris has a vast amount of skills and knowledge to teach about the game, but is always willing to do whatever I think I need to work on. I would recommend him to any player looking for a coach, defender or otherwise.

My name is Matt Bocklet and I am a player for the Denver Outlaws lacrosse team, of the MLL. Chris Spangler has been privately training me for the past 5 years. During that time my play on the lacrosse field has continued to improve and I have had my best seasons, in my late 20s and now 30s, when logic tells me my performance should start to decline. Chris has helped my recover from multiple injuries and adjusted workouts to fit my specifics needs as a player, and to help me reach my individual and team goals. Along with being my personal trainer, I have hired Chris to train my Varsity lacrosse team at Highlands Ranch High School. The past 3 seasons have been the best in program history, with Chris's help, and we actually competed with 8 freshman on our varsity roster last year. Normally Freshman are not physically capable of to compete with upper classman, but Chris did an incredible job of getting them to the physical standpoint of being able to complete and have great success against older players. Chris is not just my personal trainer he is also a very close friend. It is very evident that he cares deeply about my success both on and off the lacrosse field and has helped me reach goals I never thought I could. At the age of 30 I got invited to my first All Star game, after a 5 year hiatus. None of this would be possible without his help, and I am forever grateful.
Coach Spangler has worked with my son and his U10 Lacrosse team. We had Chris do a four week Conditioning and Lacrosse skills training. He is very professional and organized. All of the boys loved working with Chris. Chris has continued to work with our kids and our Coach throughout the season. We are going to have Chris work with our team again this fall. We were able to win our league Championship with the help Chris has given our boys and our Coach. I would recommend Chris to any parent that wants a great coach and mentor for their child.
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