James R., Ashland, MA Lacrosse Coach

James R.



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Former collegiate player with coaching experience at the Youth and HS level, ready to help players of all skill levels. View all coaching experience

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1 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$70 1 session + applicable fees

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3 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$185 3 sessions ($62/ea) + applicable fees

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5 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$293 5 sessions ($59/ea) + applicable fees

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10 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$553 10 sessions ($55/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth (MA)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Attack, Midfield, Goalie, Defense

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


  • University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth (MA)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Attack, Midfield, Goalie, Defense

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

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More About Coach James

Over 20 years of lacrosse experience. Coached Youth Lacrosse teams since 2003, with a focus on fundamentals. Coached at the U11, U13 and U15 level in Waltham.

League All-Star and team captain at Waltham High School and at Div. III School. All-Time Leading Scorer (2002-2018) and 2-year captain at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Focus on advancement of fundamental skills (Groundballs, Catching, Throwing, Shooting, Dodging – and combination of skills).
Having fun while working hard for results.

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Client Reviews

Great job with first evaluation session. He has great drills, well organized and very supportive. Easy going and great communication. Would recommend.

James is an easy to work with coach, who really cares about his athletes. He works on all sorts of skills and really empowers the athlete to do their best.

Coach Jim has worked with my 12 year old son for a few sessions so far and we’ve been very happy with his progress! He formed a quick rapport with our son and worked on the skills we had discussed that we wanted him to target. He provides really helpful feedback and even took the time to research what would be a good next lacrosse stick for him!

Coach James has great energy and brings a plethora of knowledge and skill. My son always felt the lesson was useful and was excited about practicing after his session. We bought a package which was a great way to go. This is the person you want coaching your child. 👍👍👍

Coach James has been working with my 15 year old on some skill work and to help level up his game. He is awesome, a great coach, so enthusiastic and I can already see my son’s skills and confidence increasing with every session. So happy we found him through Coach Up! We highly recommend him!

Coach James was great with my son. He had his work cut out for him. He had to motivate and build confidence in my son and yet give constructive criticism while encouraging him to keep at it. I highly recommend Coach James and will continue at least one or two more sessions as the season finishes up. Thank you!

My boys love James! He is able to keep both kids engaged during the same session and working hard even though both boys have different skill sets.

Coach James was an excellent coach and exceeded expectations. I look forward to scheduling another session.

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Coach James was fantastic - energetic, experienced and a great teacher, I highly recommend him

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My son's first session with Coach Jim was fantastic! He was kind, patient and really worked on building out the confidence which is critical. We will be booking several more sessions to hone our son's goalie skills as the season progresses as well as in the offseason. Best find of the year for us!

James has had two sessions with our our 11-year-old son so far, and he has been very helpful in giving him confidence and making him feel comfortable! He clearly enjoys Lacrosse very much and thoroughly explains all the different aspects of the game: grips, throwing, catching, cradling, drills, etc. We plan on signing up for additional sessions, especially now that our son has started team practices and is feeling fairly overwhelmed by the rules, speed, and aggressive nature of the game. We feel he has a lot of natural talent and just needs a bit of direction to tap into his inner warrior; we know what's lurking beneath :o)

Would highly recommend James to anyone!

Coach James worked back to back with both of my boys and even had them play off each other. They had a solid hour of hard and focused work on their skills. He very focused and positive coach. After the hour they were tired, but enthusiastic about what they learned and eager to meet with Coach James to continue the growth.

My son is 13 years old. Coach James did a great job quickly identifying what he needed to work and did a great job coaching him. I definitely recommend coach James.

We are so pleased with the training Ben has received from Coach Jim. Ben feels more confident with his skills after each session. We look forward to working with Coach more in the fall. Thank you!

Coach James worked with my 12 year old son and quickly determined he was not a beginner and taught my son some more intermediate and advanced shooting and dodging techniques. The boy loved it and is excited to try them in practice and games. He's also looking forward to the next sessions.

Coach James went through the basics with our 7 yo who is new to lacrosse and needed the fundamentals before his first game. Our son felt more confident after the session and we were given tips on how to help him practice at home.

Coach Jim demonstrates talent and dedication to lacrosse, and he is a great coach that can work with people of any skill level. He has an easygoing, flexible attitude that is really helpful, and teaches you what you need to know. He's a great choice if you're looking for someone to help you get better at lacrosse.

Coach Jim, has been unbelievable Great for my son. My son just started Lacrosse at the age of 15 and Coach Jim has taught him all the fundamentals of the game, from stick handling, catching, throwing to position play. I seen my son's confidence and ability grow in just 5 sessions and I would strongly recommend Coach Jim to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've done 3 sessions with Coach James, and look forward to more. He has helped me improve my 1 on 1, my shooting, and defense. He coaches you on what you want and need to be coached on, and has made himself available to check in and answer questions between sessions. I would strongly recommend him, especially for midis.

My 7-year old son is a newbie to lacrosse, so I was looking for a coach to teach him some fundamentals before his first organized team meeting. I was very happy with Jim's approach - enough ground covered in one lesson so that my son learned a bunch of basics to practice, but not overwhelming. Jim has a good disposition and was very supportive which helped my son enjoy the session, learn some skills, and feel excited about the sport.

Jim has worked with my son twice so far. Zach is brand new to lacrosse and has really enjoyed working with Jim. He's already feeling confident about trying out for his freshman team. We will continue to work with Coach Jim to help Zachary learn more and advance in this sport.

As Jim’s former coach in college, I am happy to see that he has taken up the clipboard and whistle of coaching, as he’s a natural for the task. Jim’s calm demeanor and unending patience as a player (one of the best we’ve ever had in the history of UMass Dartmouth men’s lacrosse) are what makes him an ideal coach –especially when it comes to working with young, developing players. As a player at UMD, Jim’s skills and ability were tops in our league. His game IQ, eye for the field, finesse and calm under pressure, and stick-handling dexterity were among the many assets he brought to the game and made him the top target to mark by opponent defenders. Now in the coaching ranks, Jim possesses all the key elements to be a successful mentor and teacher. Whether working with players new to the game or those experienced and looking to elevate their own game, in preparation to play at the next level, Jim is an excellent choice for all ages and as good as can be found in the coaching market.
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