I have been giving private lacrosse lessons on Long Island for the past 13 years - I coach kids as young as 3 years of age and up to players in college. From playing both midfield and then attack throughout my youth career where I earned high school All-American honors after helping lead the team to the County Finals, was selected to the All-Star Team and set the Bethpage High School record with the most goals in a game (8), followed by a 4 year division I collegiate lacrosse career and 2 years of Professional Lacrosse in both professional lacrosse leagues (the MLL, Major League Lacrosse and the NLL, National Lacrosse League), I specialize in training offensive players so midfielders & attackmen....My specialty is utilizing my knowledge of the game and then implementing the following list of areas that would make a player 'complete (agility, eye-hand coordination, stick/hand speed, ball control and endurance) with running drills that (i) coaches neglect to do at their practices but expect the players to know how to excel at it in addition to (ii) making sure that the drills I run are created with hours of intellectual thinking that is outside the box where (iii) the client gets challenged from the drills as about 40% of the drills would be something that is a vital tool to have but is not "drilled" over and over again yet is expected you know these vital tools and lastly, I use my keen eye to (iv) focus on the areas where improvement is needed so I then will have them do specific drills after I prioritize the weaknesses that are the most important.
Each individual lesson is unique as it depends on the players merit however, the main focus is to implement strength, speed, footwork and conditioning while performing drills to enhance the stick skills. Per my previous comment, lessons are tailored towards the players capabilities so typically for beginners, the main focus is to teach all the aspects of the game and focus on the fundamentals as we believe the younger you are, the easier it is to break out of bad habits and to begin training with the correct fundamentals.. For experienced players, we still ensure the fundamentals are precise but increase the intensity and perform challenging drills.
The drills I carry out are from what I learned during my playing days, specifically during "individuals" in college which is performed after Fall Ball with 1-3 players of the same position and also with the opposing positions to work on live drills. Also, the other drills I perform were accrued during training camps while playing professionally and from some of the pioneers of the game who I had a chance to work with such as John Gagliardi, Kyle Sweeney, Johnny Christmas, Sean Lindsay and many more other professional players.
The lessons include a lot of repetitions but include drills that no parent or novice would ever think of and requires professional advice. The sessions progressively get more challenging however that is contingent on the performance and advancement of the individual(s).