Michael W., Ellicott City, MD Lacrosse Coach

Michael W.



Howard High School all-time points leader, D1 Bellarmine Lacrosse (2012 MVP), ECAC with fellow conference members Denver, Loyola, Ohio State, Michigan, Air Force. View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
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  • Bellarmine University (KY)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Attack

  • Stick Skills, Stick Protection, Shooting, Dodging


  • Bellarmine University (KY)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Attack

  • Stick Skills, Stick Protection, Shooting, Dodging

More About Coach Michael

I have been giving personal and small group lessons since 2008. I have also coached the Maryland Rough Riders but my true passion is individual and small group lessons. I typically work with 4-12th graders.

Mike Ward is from Ellicott City, MD and played lacrosse at Howard High School, where he was First team all-county as an attackman and still holds the all-time career points record with 274. He went on to play Division 1 lacrosse at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. He lead Bellarmine’s offense his junior and senior year and was named offensive MVP in 2012.

All of my lessons are specific to the athlete. I do not have a set plan that I go through with each and every athlete. I only work with offensive players. The first lesson is always basic passing, shooting, dodging, and learning what type of player the athlete is. Based on what I see, I will build a plan to work on their weaknesses.

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Client Reviews

I would highly recommend Coach Mike. It was amazing to see how well my son responded to Coach Mike's corrections and instruction. My son had a blast and couldn't stop talking about Coach Mike... and telling me all that he learned. We will definitely be booking more sessions with Coach Mike.

Coach Mike was great. He assessed my son's strengths and weaknesses very quickly and gave terrific advice for continued improvement. Would definitely recommend him!

Coach Michael is a patient, hard-working and talented coach. He has helped my son's skills and confidence immensely!!
We would recommend him 100%. Great person.

We took our 12 year old Son for a trial session with Coach Mike this past week, and it went great. Aaron really enjoyed working with Coach Mike and came home talking about all the little things he already learned that could help improve his game. For a 12yr old to come home as energized as he was after a single session, told me a lot about the impact Coach Mike already had. It's very clear to us already that he knows the game, he relates well with kids, and he enjoys coaching. We have already signed up for more sessions and look forward to having Aaron work with Coach Mike moving forward.

Our first session with coach Michael went well. My son is 10 yrs old and he help improve his technique with his off hand and his dodging. My son is looking forward to his next session with coach.
2nd session went great. More work on off hand with specific changes on how he throws and shoots. I am very impressed on his observations and the changes he makes to correct him.
3rd session worked on side of goal dodges with more work on changing hands and off hand. Off hand looks smoother and more natural. The small adjustments coach is making a visible improvement in my son's game.
Coach has moved on to dodging and passing on the run. From improving my son's fundamentals and his attention to detail, I am more than happy with our sessions. And more importantly my son sees a difference.

I learned a lot and had fun doing it.

Does a great job and has a terrific attitude. Very skilled and knowledgeable.

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We had our first session with Coach Michael and really enjoyed it. My son is 12. In one session Michael was able to see where my son needed help and really install some drills that got to the issue. We will be doing more lessons with him.

My son only had a few lacrosse clinics prior to starting with CoachUp and Coach Mike did a great job working with him. Coach Mike was clear with instruction and helped my son understand the basics before moving into more challenging skills. My son could not stop talking about his lesson so we immediately signed up for more. I highly recommend Coach Mike, his lacrosse experience combined with his ability to relate to kids makes him an excellent coach.

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