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NXT announces staff and structure of elite box club teams; tryouts are Dec. 1-2

Thursday, 12th October 2017

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Events, Tryouts, Posted 10/12/17
From Press Release

NXT is thrilled to announce its staff and the structure of its elite box club teams.

This winter NXT box will train 14-to-15 player rosters for fifth graders through High School at the Phelps School in Malvern, PA. It will field five club-neutral teams: a fifth/sixth grade team, a seventh-grade team, an eighth-grade team, a high school JV team and a high school varsity team. Each team will participate in 12 training sessions and compete in two-three event/tournament days. This box program is designed to be the perfect complimentary training piece and experience to a field players club, high school or township program.

The mission at NXT is to develop lacrosse players. What differentiates NXT box from its competition is the elite staff’s coaching experience and its commitment to extra training sessions. That is why NXT maintains a 4-to-1 ratio of practice hours to game hours. NXT additionally retains full-time professional coaches and educators. Its players will leave NXT’s box program more prepared for their field lacrosse programs and more complete lacrosse players.

“I believe this is the most beneficial way to improve your game as an American field player. There is a reason why the Canadian men’s indoor and outdoor teams have been the best in the world. It’s their commitment to the indoor game,” said Brett Manney, NXT Coach and Captain of the New England Black Wolves. “If we can train players the right way the future will be very bright for the players in our box club. I can only imagine how much better I would have been if introduced to the indoor game at a young age, especially with a legend like Tony Resch teaching me.”

NXT has assembled experienced educators to coach our box teams at practices and events. The staff includes:
Tony Resch
• NLL Hall of Fame
• Former Philadelphia Wings Head Coach & player (4x NLL Champion)
• 2001 NLL Coach of the Year
• MLL Philadelphia Barrage Head Coach (Current Charlotte Hounds Assistant)
• Former Team USA player & All-American at Yale University
Brett Manney
• Current NLL player & Captain of the New England Black Wolves
• 2010 NLL Champion with the Washington Stealth
• Former MLL player & USA Indoor Player
• Played at the University of Delaware (2007 Final 4 participant)
Bill Leahy
• Former Philadelphia Wings player
• Head Coach at LaSalle College High School (27th year)
• Team USA U19 team Assistant Coach
• Philadelphia Lacrosse chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame
• Played at Loyola University
Peter Lawrence
• Former D1 Head Coach at University of Hartford (2011 & 2016 NCAA’s)
• 2011 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year
• 2X All-American at Roanoke College
• Roanoke College Athletic Hall of Fame
• Team Scotland Assistant Coach 2018 World Games
Mickey Hover
• Former goalie for the Philadelphia Wings
• Head Coach at Georgian Court University 2014- Current
• Head Coach at Immaculata University 2012-2014
• Played at Southern New Hampshire University
PT Ricci
• 9 year MLL veteran
• Former college coach at Loyola, Towson, Cabrini and Haverford College
• All American at Loyola University

Tryouts will take place on December 1-2. Both tryouts and training sessions will be held at The Phelps School in Malvern PA. For more information email or to register go to


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