Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/30/17
Join top defensive professional Tucker Durkin for Defensive Academy’s Fall “D-Day” series coming to Philadelphia and Bryn Athyn College.
Defensive Academy provides best-in-class lacrosse training for defensive players. Founded by top professionals Tucker Durkin and Kyle Hartzell, our method is curated to hone and improve the defensive skill-set. Our “D-Day” training series feature 2-hour clinics focused on developing players from the ground up. Whether your goal is to get recruited to play Division-I college lacrosse or just to improve on fundamentals, we’ve got you covered. In the murky waters of lacrosse instruction – our value proposition is simple – world-class instruction from world-class players.
Here’s what to expect:
-1.5 hour sessions covering defensive fundamentals, stick positioning, stance, checks, and shooting.
-Events separated into two age groups: Middle School (6th-8th) | High School (9th-12th)
-All skill levels welcome; at least 1 year of playing experience recommended
Session #1: Monday, October 9th: 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Session #2: Monday, October 23rd: 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Session #3: Sunday, October 29th: 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Bryn Athyn College – 2945 College Dr, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Summary: Our training philosophy is simple: world-class instruction from world-class defenders. The waters of lacrosse instruction are murky, and we want to help you navigate. Does that mean we only work with elite players? No. But it does mean that – regardless of skill level – players are going to receive the best defensive instruction in the world.
D-Days: A series of 90-minute training sessions developed by world-class defenders Kyle Hartzell and Tucker Durkin. Note: Tucker Durkin will be hosting and training our Philadelphia D-Day Series.
When: October 9th, October 23rd, and October 29th; each D-Day will run from 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Where: Bryn Athyn College, located at 2945 College Dr, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009; training sessions will be hosted on the primary outdoor field.
Who: Sessions will be segmented by age-group, with high-school and middle-school groups competing separately. This will ensure an appropriate matching of skill. Players should have at least one year of playing experience, just so there is a foundation to build upon. D-Day training sessions are designed to help players of all skill levels improve, so don’t worry about skill gaps or potential inexperience. We all share the common goal of improvement – regardless of our skill level today.
Sessions: Players are encouraged to register for as many sessions as possible in order to maximize their training. Each session will be unique to ensure breadth and depth of instruction around the defensive skill-set. Players may register for sessions individually, or for the entire series at a discount. Note: Series purchase does not include small group training, which must be purchased on an individual basis.
Small Group Training: 1-hour of small group (5 player max) training to take place after each D-Day event. Small group training provides an opportunity for additional personalized instruction to ensure players maximize growth and potential. Each small group training will include video critique and feedback areas for improvement.
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We understand you have options with lacrosse training, and we want you to be comfortable with whichever route you choose – especially ours.
Tucker Durkin bio
Major League Lacrosse:
4 X MLL 1st Team All Pro Defenseman
Drafted 3rd overall in 2013 Collegiate Draft
Current Captain of the Florida Launch
Team USA Member:
World’s Most Outstanding Defenseman at the 2014 World Games
Named to the All-World Team
Johns Hopkins Lacrosse:
2x NCAA Defender of the Year in College Lacrosse (William C. Schmeisser Award) First Defenseman since 1993 to receive this award twice, and 7th guy in 72 years to receive award in back to back years.
3x All American (2x 1st Team, 1x 2nd Team)
Voted on the All Time Johns Hopkins Lacrosse team
4 Year Starter (started every game he played in for four years).
-Head Coach of Bryn Athyn Lacrosse (PA)
-Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year in 2009 when he led La Salle College High to its second straight state championship
-Coach with Duke’s Lacrosse Club Young Guns and Dukes alum
Kyle Hartzell bio
-MLL 1st Team All Pro Defenseman
-Team USA 2015 Team Member
-All American @ Salisbury University
-Head Coach of Plano West HS (TX)