We are an athletics academy that is currently focusing on off-season opportunities for growth within the game of boys' lacrosse. We are currently offering winter and summer clinics, private lessons, as well as small group lessons; for youth and high school players. In addition, we are offering lacrosse curriculum design assistance, off-season coaching, and team development opportunities for individual teams and larger scale clubs and organizations. At Spiral Up, we strive to make each and every player and each and every group that we work with, better. The idea is we, both us and our clients, grow within this great game together.
Learn + Commit + Do = The Upward Spiral
Called the Spiral Up Winter Series, our programs will be offered in (4) facilities located throughout Connecticut, and appropriate for boys' lacrosse players from grade 3 thru grade 12. These programs will be organized by Session I, "Sixes", taking place for a (6) week period in the early portions of the winter. Then Session II, "Reps", will take place after the New Year, and run for (8) to (10) weeks, right up until the start of the spring season.
"Sixes" - A clinic series that will be entirely focused on game play, scrimmage, and game situation(s).
"Reps" - Our most comprehensive offering yet. Will be comprised of skills sessions, organized periods of competition where our participants will be placed into teams and compete against each other, and finally, specialty clinics; which will allow space and time for specfic content area lacrosse work.
Specialty Clinics - For (2) days during the "Reps" clinic series, will we will pause and offer space and time for specialty (and /or) specific area lacrosse work. Those areas will include; shooting, goalies, face-offs, and long poles.
These programs will prove to have something for everyone, and will also prove to be a great way to improve one(s) compete game, while getting ready for the up and coming spring season.
**Complete details, descriptions, and calendars for our Spiral Up Winter Series can be found by clicking on the REGISTRATION tab at the top of this home page**
Curriculum Design - We work with youth, high school, or club organizations to customize, design, and help implement a lacrosse curriculum that will promote education, stability, and growth that will be evident as the organization grows from year to year.
Summer Clinics - We provide and execute summer camps and clinics aimed at the betterment and development of youth and high school lacrosse players. Our camps are currently offered through local departments of recreation and at local facilities. The content and practice plans of our camps and clinics will be determined and communicated in advance. This way, we are all on the same page.
Team Development - SUAA offers off-season or guest coaching for teams. We keep the message fresh by offering a new voice, maintain and build the team(s) culture, and even offer a more lengthy approach by coaching a team for a period of time in the off-season when their regular season coach can not.
**Current clients include Northwest Catholic High School Boys' Ice Hockey, Northwest Catholic High School Summer Clinics, the Town of Suffield CT, the Town of Granby CT, Farmington Sports Arena in Farmington CT, Roots Athletic Center in Westfield MA, the Town of Vernon CT, and St. Bernard High School**
Through a site called CoachUp.com, and using their format, we at Spiral Up offer private and small group lessons for our lacrosse players. Lessons, in either individual or small group settings, we will work on everything from individual skills, overall athleticism, and position specific areas. We will also welcome and encourage goalies to come to us for lessons. In addition, and finally, we are willing to communicate and collaborate with the student(s) current coach to ensure we are reinforcing the areas necessary for the total development of the player relevant to their team. We do this so that he can carry what he is learning right over to his team and that the message is consistent.
Typical Lesson Plan
- Dynamic Warm Up / Conditioning
- Skill Work - Throwing / Catching / GB / Shooting
- Position Specific Drills - Attack / Mid / Pole / Goalie
- Game Situation Drills for 1 on 1 Lessons and Small Area Scrimmages for Small Group Lessons
- Implementation of mutually agreed upon topics / Review of progress / Plan for the next session
The entirety of the proceeds from our Squad Locker's sales will be donated to www.mindsatcapacity.org; an organization that raises awareness so that together we can nurture, educate, and save people living with mental illness.
Spiral Up Athletics Academy LLC