OUR MISSION: Honor, Inspire, empower and transform though Lacrosse.
Our coaches have been fortunate to have coached thousands of players with hundreds of them going on to the varsity college ranks. We even have developed pro indoor, pro outdoor, DI captains and DI college coaches too! If you want to be developed and mentored by coaches that have a proven track record then the HLA is a great choice.
Coach Ken started playing lacrosse in 1981 as freshmen at the Illinois powerhouse New Trier High School in Winnetka Illinois. In college Coach Ken was a 4 year starter and captain of the Illinois State University Lacrosse Team. Because the team was new Coach Ken used this opportunity to begin his career in coaching by teaching his fellow teammates.
After college he continued to play for the highly competitive post collegiate team Lincoln Park from 1990 until moving to Indiana in 2009. While in Illinois he coached Varsity and JV players at Glenbrook North & Highland Park High Schools. In 1999 & 2000 he was selected to coach Team Illinois Varsity, which had winning tournament records at the Vail Colorado tournament. Ken’s biggest accomplishment was to be one of a handful of dedicated coaches and lacrosse enthusiasts that grew Illinois lacrosse from just 7 high school teams to a state sanctioned sport with over 8,000 male and female athletes playing at all levels from 1st grade thru adult.
From 1992 until 2008 Coach Ken was the GM of Lacrosse America, one of the largest and most successful lacrosse programs that ran instructional and competitive programs in Illinois. Athletes coached by Ken have gone on to play professionally and at colleges such as Syracuse, Duke, Denver, Ohio State, Yale, Cornell, Harvard, Army, Loyola, North Carolina, Ohio Wesleyan, Georgetown, Notre Dame and many other established lacrosse programs. Even the 2006 Indiana High School coach of the year was coached by the Hoosier Lacrosse director.
In 2007 Coach Ken moved to Indiana and quickly got involved in the local lacrosse scene and in 2008 he founded Hoosier Lacrosse. Coach Ken is dedicated to help grow the sport in Indiana and is excited by the enthusiasm of the players and their parents. He lives in Westfield with his 2 children Brook and Zachary.
Lincoln Park LC – Chicago, Il. 1990-2007
DILL – Box League – 4 X Champion 2000-2007
Illinois State University – 4 year Captain, Team MVP, 1986-1990
New Trier High School, Winnetka, Il. 1981-1985
Coaching Since 1986
Hoosier Lacrosse 2008-Present
Noblesville Youth Lacrosse, Director of Coaching – 2012-2015
Noblesville HS 2010-2011
Guerin Catholic HS – 2009
Team Illinois Varsity – Summers 1998, 1999, 2000
Highland Park HS 1998-1999
Glenbrook North HS 1995-1997
Lacrosse America 1992-2008
Illinois State University – Player Coach 1986-1988
32 years as a traditional Ojibwa bagattaway player and Cherokee stickball player. Other athletics 4 years high school football at Castle High school 2 regional and 1 sectional championship. 2 years college football Western Ky Univ. 8 years Army divisional football as player. 16 years Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling 4 U.N. Heavy weight championships. Career, 16 years United States Army, 3rd Ranger Battlion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Now President of Native American Educational resources a 501 c3 non-profit , that helps Native American youth excel academically and athletically. Coaching career ,Castle boys JV lacrosse from 2010 -2017 102 wins 11 losses . Castle Girls lacrosse assistant varsity coach 2017 to present. Castle High and Middle School Football line coach 2008 until present 6 Siac Championships and 3 Sectional and 1 regional championships .
No one quits ,no one is ever left behind. No team will ever out work us on or off the field.
Park Tudor HS head Coach 2015 – Present
Hoosier Lacrosse 2013-Present
Experience and Accolades
4-year starter on the East Lansing High School (MI) Varsity Lacrosse team (3x Captain)
3x Capital Area Lacrosse Association All-Conference Honors
2x Lansing State Journal All-Area Dream Team
All-State Honors as an attackman
Champion Lacrosse and Team Total Lacrosse summer travel teams
4-year scholarship player at Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Tech Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year Award winner
Alex found lacrosse in 6 th grade after one of his friends convinced him that it was more fun than baseball. After his first practice, Alex was hooked and never looked back. Alex would go on to be an All-state player and 3x time team captain for his East Lansing High School Trojans. The exposure he obtained through playing lacrosse for the Champion Lacrosse and Team Total summer teams earned him a scholarship to play at NCAA Division II Florida Institute of Technology. Alex started on attack as a Freshman before moving to midfield for his Sophomore and Junior seasons. Due to an injury sustained at the end of his Junior season Alex was unable to play during his Senior season, yet remained with the team to assist the coaches. During his senior year, Alex helped his coaches by writing scouting reports for upcoming opponents, assisting with carrying out the practice plan, and running the substitution box during games. Following his senior season, Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Tech with a B.S. Degree in Psychology and is now a Special Education teacher on the south side of Indianapolis while working towards his Master’s degree at Marian University. Alex is thrilled to bring his passion for the game to Hoosier Lacrosse!
Bedford High School, Bedford Ma 1983,1984
Center Grove HS Head Coach 2013-2016
Two Time Undefeated York County Pennsylvania Champions (21-0, 23-0)
Park Tudor Assistant Coach 2015 – Present
North Central Assistant Coach 2014-2015
Park Tudor School (captain)
Indiana High School All-Star Game
Indiana University Lacrosse
Empire Lacrosse Club
Hoosier Lacrosse Box Lacrosse Club
Brett first found lacrosse in a gym class in 8th grade. Drawing on his years of hockey, Brett noticed lacrosse quickly fell into place as a sport for him. Brett was a member of Park Tudor’s first and only state championship team. He was afforded the opportunity to be a part of Team Indiana and represent the state at the Notre Dame Classic that brought all star teams from all over the Midwest together. He looks forward to continuing to coach at his alma mater and hopefully help bring another title to the school. Following high school Brett continued his playing career with Indiana University were over his four years the team steadily climbed the rankings and for a young program they built respect in the tight knit community. After college he kept his love going with playing in various clubs around Indianapolis. He began his coaching career at North Central where he worked closely with the student athletes to achieve their goals. Finally, his alma mater had a coaching position open and he jumped at the chance to get back to his roots and join a very impressive coaching staff. The staff he joined has a fantastic outlook and strategy for helping to produce quality young men on and off the field. Brett is very excited to join Hoosier and looks forward to sharing his joy and knowledge of the game.
2016- Present Head Coach at Noblesville HS
2015-2016 Assistant Varsity coach at Center Grove
2014 – Present Hoosier Lacrosse Academy
U of Dayton – MCLA
Center Grove HS Varsity Lacrosse – Defensive Coordinator – 2015
Hoosier Elite Summer Travel Team – Co-Head Coach (Defense) – 2014
Center Grove 7th & 8th Grade Lacrosse – Assistant Coach – 2014
STEPS Youth Lacrosse Summer Camp – Assistant Coach – 1999-2000
Mountain Lakes 4th Grade Lacrosse – Assistant Coach – 1999-2000
Circle City Copperheads – 2015-Present
Hoosier Lacrosse – 2014-Present
Indoor Box Leagues – 2004-2005
Indiana University – Midfield (Starting FOGO) – 2003
Mountain Lakes, NJ – High School Varsity – Defense – 2001-2002
Rob grew up in Mountain Lakes New Jersey, a small town hotbed of lacrosse, where the sport’s popularity is unrivaled even by a successful football program. He was a 4 sport varsity athlete but always loved lacrosse most. Coached by Tim Flynn (Head Coach of the 2012 U19 American Team – World Champions), Rob forever learned the fundamentals of lacrosse and multi-sport defensive principles.
Rob developed into a two-year letter winner and one-year starter at Mountain Lakes, playing long stick defense. Deciding to pursue an undergraduate business degree, Rob came to Indiana University. At IU, Rob moved to the Short Stick Midfield position and earned a starting role his freshman year as the team’s face-off specialist.
Lacrosse is a game where kids of diverse talent, ability, speed, & size can compete and even excel. As America is the “Land of Opportunity”, Lacrosse is the “Sport of Opportunity”. I want to help our players recognize this potential and exceed their ambitions.
What People are Saying
Below are some testimonials that we have received about The Hoosier Lacrosse Academy that we are excited to share with you.
Had a great experience with The Hoosier Lacrosse Academy! We want to hear from you and share it with existing and potential members. Please help us grow the game and submit a testimonial about your experience!
Dylan was happy, had great stories, and now has another sport he likes.
"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."
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.
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 Academy
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Do you believe in Honor, Integrity, Team and have a Passion for Lacrosse!!!
Hoosier Lacrosse is looking for a few great male and female coaches for our programs throughout Indiana. If you love lacrosse and teaching we would like to hear from you.
The Hoosier Lacrosse Academy is looking for a few great male and female coaches for our programs throughout Indiana. If you love lacrosse and teaching we would like to hear from you.
Lacrosse is considered one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. The cost of outfitting a lacrosse team is less than hockey and football. In the last decade, the number of high school and youth teams has increased by 65 percent and the number of college and club teams has risen by 62 percent. There is a growing interest in the game among countries around the world which have never before been involved. Once a minor pastime played in the shadows of baseball stadiums in the Northeast of the United States, lacrosse has become a national sport with more than 200,000 active players.
Ironically, lacrosse also served as a preparation for war. Legend tells of as many as 1,000 players per side, from the same or different tribes, who took turns engaging in a violent contest. Contestants played on a field from one to 15 miles in length, and games sometimes lasted for days. Some tribes used a single pole, tree or rock for a goal, while other tribes had two goalposts through which the ball had to bass. Balls were made out of wood, deerskin, baked clay or stone.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. Youth participation in the sport has grown over 77% since 2006 to nearly 400,000 in 2012. No sport has grown faster at the high school level over the last 10 years and there are now an estimated 282,000 high school players.
Lacrosse is also the fastest-growing sport over the last nine years at the NCAA level with 671 college teams in 2012, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 500 college club programs, including nearly 200 women’s teams that compete at the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates level.