Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/19/15
From Press Release
Fusion Lacrosse is extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Becky Lynch as its director of girls programming. Lynch will immediately start headlining girls clinics and camps starting this winter and throughout the summer.
Next September, Coach Lynch will be directing and coaching Fusion travel teams for middle school aged girls under the Fusion platform.
“Fusion has always wanted to expand into women’s lacrosse but we were only prepared to do so when we found the right person,” said Fusion co-founder and pro-player Kevin Crowley “We believe Coach Lynch is the perfect person to lead our girls program and she will have a tremendously positive impact on girls lacrosse in Pennsylvania. Becky fits our Fusion model of hiring talented ‘player-coaches.'”
As a coach, Lynch has already accomplished a lot. This year Lynch was hired as an assistant at St. Joseph’s University. As a player, Coach Lynch currently plays for Team USA and was one of the most decorated players in North Carolina history. A Tewaaraton finalist, Lynch is UNC’s all-time leader in assists, and was a multiple All-American.
“I knew I would love to create a future in coaching when I realized how huge of an impact coaches can have on the development of their players,” said Lynch. “It was clear to me that Fusion was the right fit when I was able to see how genuine and passionate they really were about their unique approach to coaching and team building.”
Fusion plans to model its girls’ programs closely with their boys’ platform. This includes top tier “core coaches” at every session, heightened focus on development, and a focus on using elements of box lacrosse game to train during the winter. Fusion also will use its co-founders, Crowley and Steven Holmes, as assistants.
“I grew up playing with two brothers and my Dad in the backyard, so I’ve realized there are so many skills and tricks players can learn from putting the best of both sides (men’s and women’s) into action,” Lynch said. “The more skills each player can learn, from both the men’s and women’s side, the more freedom they can have to develop into their own type of player.”
“Box lacrosse requires very advanced stick skills and the ability to make quick decisions on the field. Both are necessary skills that develop with time in outdoor lacrosse; but by using box lacrosse techniques, these skills are developed quicker and more intentionally, allowing players to add them into their outdoor game.”
Coach Lynch will immediately start building out her team of assistants including the existing Fusion staff. There are two opportunities to get in front of Coach Lynch and the Fusion girls platform before tryouts in September. Below are two great opportunities (Click here for the Fusion website; registration information will be posted later this week):
*Feb 21st Skills Clinic 2:30-5:00pm Information and Registration Grades 5-8;
*August 10-13th Cape Henlopen Overnight Girls Camp Information and Registration Grades 5-11