” I absolutely loved playing box lacrosse. I’ve admired so much of what it stands for in its concepts, etiquette and tradition. It’s not easy by any means, but it gave me an opportunity to challenge myself in another way. My advice to anyone considering playing box is to look around, be tough and have Read More ...
As the oldest, fattest, slowest, and least athletic participant in the Academy's programs, I can personally attest to the strength and effectiveness of Ken's system. I leave every session feeling stronger than when I started and my progress (as late as it is) as a lacrosse player is wholly attributable to Ken and the Academy's coaches.
On a more realistic note, as a former coach and administrator of Noblesville Youth Lacrosse (NYLAX), I can also attest to the rapid improvement and solid fundamental base that NYLAX players gain after participating in Ken's programs. I've seen as much as a 100% improvement in the stick skills and overall athletic ability gained by individuals after as little as a single session of box lacrosse or a "next level" camp hosted by the Academy. "Lax IQ" is the fundamental, core concept taught by Ken and it is an underlying priority with every kid, every team, and every season. As a Dad with 2 kids in Ken's Hoosier Select program (in addition to numerous summer and box programs), I can say with confidence that my boys wouldn't be the players that they are if it weren't for the Academy. If you are serious about lacrosse and want the best instruction (not necessarily the easiest or the "winningest", because winning is easy if you only play certain players rather than focusing on the development of the entire team), Ken and the Academy are the ONLY choice in Indiana!
Former President, Director of Finance, and 34 and 56 boy's Coach, Noblesville Youth Lacrosse
Fantastic facilities, great competition, perfect weather, both players and parents enjoyed the day!
As an adult, new to the sport, I felt like an outsider trying to break into the cool club as I started looking for a program in the Westfield/Carmel area. As I kept searching for a place to learn and play this amazing sport, I was told of Hoosier Lacrosse Academy, and sent an exploratory email to see if they had what I was looking for as a way to get started. My email was not replied to...I WAS CALLED! I was amazed that Ken took the time to call and discuss his program and options that would be available to me. This will be my first box season and I am excited to get it going! I am very thankful I was able to find Ken and his group. They truly want to grow the sport...and are doing it the right way. Keep it rolling HLA!
When I first started playing lacrosse my sophomore year of high school, I never would have imagined that I would be able to play in college. Hoosier Lacrosse Academy has helped me improve everything about the way I play lacrosse, from footwork, to communication, and just being more confident in goal. I have played in both their box and field leagues as a goalie and I can feel how much I improve every week. I can honestly say that without Hoosier Lacrosse Academy, I wouldn't be able to say that I will be playing DIII lacrosse next year at Monmouth College.
Had such a great time developing and improving skills over this past spring & summer's box league. The league takes place one night per week, and gives players of all ages a chance to improve their skills playing the fastest game on two feet, in an even faster environment being on a hockey floor! Reaction times, sprinting ability, fast breaks, precision shooting, and team communication were all attributes that were improved upon participating in box. Field play is dramatically improved from polishing these skills learned in box play. These are all skills that any player needs for their game to be taken to the next level. Bottom line is, if you want to get better, PLAY BOX. Hoosier Lacrosse Academy gives you the tools to improve the most efficient way possible, so what are you waiting for!?
This was our second year with Hoosier Lacrosse. The staff is knowledgable and does a great job with the kids. My son has learned so much at the camps that we are enrolling in box lacrosse and winter training. I would recommend Hoosier Lacrosse to everyone!
Hoosier lacrosse helped me develop the skills I needed to play at the next level. From having never picked up a stick until my sophomore year Hoosier gave me the tools to become a collegiate athlete.
Hoosier Lacrosse is doing great things for the game of lacrosse in the state of IN. Giving young players valuable affordable experiences!
Hoosier Lacrosse Academy played a big role in helping me become the player I am today. The summer travel teams and box league helped me develop the fundamentals that have allowed me to take my play to the next level. I would highly recommend Hoosier Lacrosse Academy for those who want to start their lacrosse career the right way.
Being a part of Hoosier Lacrosse has been very rewarding for me. I’ve been a coach the last two summers, and I’ve used the skills that I’ve learned through Hoosier and tried teaching them to the youth kids that come play for us. When I first came to Hoosier I started out playing in the box program, which started to grow on me after the first game that I played in. It’s such a fast-paced sport, and I learned to use my box skills in the field game as well. Last summer I started playing in their summer league, and putting in all that work in both the box and field leagues helped me achieve the success that I’ve gained this last season playing for Purdue.
The Hoosier Lacrosse Academy is the way to go if you want to get the proper coaching you deserve and to increase your skills to the next level.
The training that I have seen, as a parent, at your practices has been phenomenal! Our son has received top-notch coaching from your staff. He has improved as a player and has even developed a desire to play more LSM (in addition to the defense that he has always played) because of the coaches encouragement of him to do so this past summer. I hope that you continue to do a lot of position-specific training in practices where the players are broken out by position to work on techniques. It shows when they play in their games. Our son truly had FUN this past summer with the guys on his team and with the coaches. Thanks for all you do for the players!
Ken Levinberg is one of the greatest lacrosse coaches and friends I have ever had. At a very young age coach Levinberg was one of my very first lacrosse coaches and has coached me personally on and off the field since my youth and throughout college. If it wasn’t for coach Levinberg’s passion for coaching lacrosse I would have never fallen in love with this great game. In which, I would not have had the opportunity to play lacrosse at the collegiate level as well as the opportunity to coach at the collegiate level, I owe a lot to coach Levinberg and his passion for the game and I’ll never forget a coach like him."
TIMOTHY HOLDEN - AURORA UNIVERSITY (DIV III), ASSISTANT MEN’S LACROSSE COACH 2011-2013, IMG Academy
Our Son really developed more lacrosse skills in the two months of summer lacrosse than in three seasons of spring lacrosse. Even greater is the maturity He has shown since being a part of this program. Great job.
Thanks so much for offering the box lacrosse program. (Our Son) and his buddies have found it to be a blast, and are looking forward to playing again. I think Hoosier Lacrosse is a great program for our community.
I've played with Hoosier lacrosse in their box leagues and tournaments for multiple years now and I can say it's benefited me positively. I've learned a lot about lacrosse and improved in my field game through box. I think Hoosier box has benefited me greatly as a player and a person.
As a player, Hoosier lacrosse helped me get better and better day in and day out. If you play lacrosse, both box and field are essential to becoming the best player you can be. Play fast, have fun, and develop your overall lacrosse ability at the same time -- what more can you ask for? But Hoosier is more than that. Hoosier has taught me principles and morals used on the field that will carry on into my personal and professional life. With Hoosier lacrosse, you're getting the tools you need to become a better player and person from coaches that truly care.
My son learned a lot and had fun at the NEXT Level Camps. Great camp!
The Box program helped a lot with improving my stick skills in close, off ball movement, and especially being able to play with contact. I am now playing for the nationally ranked U of Indianapolis!
"Hoosier Lacrosse has done an excellent job at training my goalies to perform at the highest level. I have sent several players to them that were very new to the position. I had both of them return varsity caliber goalies. One has even gone on to play at the collegiate level."
"Our Son's (Cameron) game has gone to a whole new level with the box skills he is gaining in your program. Big fans. I tell everyone about the program. Glad to see it growing."
“He made the HSE 5th/6th spring travel team. There will potentially be five other B teams in the 5th/6th league from HSE this season, so he beat out a lot of kids who have been playing longer. I attribute the development work through Hoosier Lacrosse to his early success…thank you! A great accomplishment for only going into his second season!”
“My son, Tony Cassiere has been participating in box lacrosse in the off season for several years. I firmly believe that this participation has improved his field lacrosse skills dramatically. I am extremely grateful to Ken for running this program.”
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for such a great program. (Our Son) got more playing time and skill development in this short season than he did throughout the entire outdoor season of our local program. Thanks again for all your time, effort and dedication to teaching the boys."
"Coach Levinberg played an instrumental role during my early years of lacrosse by helping to set the groundwork of how I play the game and how I ultimately coach the sport we love. His ability to teach the fundamentals and connect with players has proven to have a positive impact on a countless number of individuals involved in the sport."
Dylan was happy, had great stories, and now has another sport he likes.