To the online home of the American Indoor Lacrosse Association
I just wanted to thank you again for yesterdays training session, mainly for spending the extra time with my son Logan. I know its probably just "what you do" but I do really appreciate it.
Logan was really intimidated(discouraged) by his lack of skills compared to the other boys, but with your help he turned that around and really enjoyed himself. I'd say if it wasn't for the way you helped him he most likely wouldn't want to return for the second session.
Again, thank you very much.
Shawn W. - Parent
Having our players attend the AILA winter training program during January and February to allow our players to learn IN-CROSSE was extremely beneficial to our players and our program. Learning how to use box concepts in the field game increased our players lacrosse literacy, fundamentals, decision making, and team abilities. We are looking forward to doing more sessions with them in the future. (Bryan Churchey, Head Coach, Perkiomen Valley High School)
This has been a fantastic year for Seneca. We have wrapped up 1st overall seed in S. Jersey Group two and a playoff bye. We have gone 14-3 in the regular season, including a victory over perennial powerhouse Moorestown. We have 6 players who were voted first team all-Olympic conference, 4 more voted second team all-Olympic conference. 9/10 of those players were part of Seneca’s box lacrosse team last winter. Since we have been involved with American Indoor Lacrosse, we have had the chance to take a new look at what we do offensively. Our offensive players who played in the box last winter run a hybrid box/outdoor offense. It has allowed them to pick furiously, finish in tight spaces, and move at a pace not seen in S. Jersey. Our defensemen who played in the box move the ball upfield like no one else. They have learned to push the ball, or take it upfield themselves and go to goal. All of our players who played for AIL last winter look upfield instinctively. They look to push the ball to the headman in every clear. They clear the ball faster, which begins fast break opportunities. My players still talk about the fun they had playing AIL box lacrosse. They loved seeing the teams from PA and other states. Everyone who played had fun, got better, and learned a lot. As a team we can’t ask anything more from a winter program training program. (Jim Spicer, Head Coach, Seneca High School)
Last year 2014 Cherry Hill East High School in South Jersey made a commitment to develop and implement a high school training and development curriculum for player development. In this drive to develop a comprehensive player development model, we researched some of the best national training and development programs in country. Ultimately, the search lead us to American Indoor Lacrosse Association ( AILA ) and their proprietary Canadian Box Integration Program referred to as, “In-Crosse”, the integration of field lacrosse and box lacrosse skills. Using AILA as our primary In-Crosse trainers, Cherry Hill East ran our entire lacrosse team through a yearlong program with a heavy In-Crosse Box skills and drills from fall through winter. This season Cherry Hill East Varsity high school lacrosse team is at the top of our conference for the first time in school history, beating our longtime rivals by using our newly developed In-Crosse box integration skills with aggressive off ball movement and mastering the pick, slip and screen concepts, which led to us setting up a mean 2 man game option! I look forward to this off season and continuing our training with In-Crosse and AILA! (Charles Simmons, Assistant Coach, Cherry Hill High School East)Our work with AILA this past winter has made a major impact on our lacrosse club. With the help of Johnny Mouradian, our players and coaching staff were exposed to authentic Canadian box lacrosse. The integration was extremely helpful to our players and benefitted their field game as well. We saw improvements in their pick and roll play, shooting percentages, transition offense, as well as on ball defense. We would highly recommend working with AILA if you have the chance. It was a worthwhile experience for our BBL players! (Building Blocks Lacrosse Club)
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