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Northstar Experience

The NSS Curriculum

Collegiate Style Practice //  Small-Sided Games // Full-Field (Filmed) Games
Northstar Performance Training // College Experience Panel // Shoot-to-Score Session


Leadership. Talent. Development.

Is recruiting a hot topic in your lacrosse circles? It is in ours, and at its core, we love the subject ---- the process by which future collegiate student athletes 'match' with schools and programs that best fit their academic, athletic, and personal profiles, and the gateway to an incredibly special and once-in-a-lifetime experience as a college student athlete ---- but, the frame of reference can be skewed at times. The feelings of opportunity and excitement are sometimes replaced with pressure and uncertainty. We strongly believe that it's most important to focus on becoming the best student athlete possible, choosing opportunities to develop on and off the field. We believe priority #1 should be to become as recruitable as possible, so that when the time comes, you are in a position to maximize your opportunity. Focusing on your development (and this includes academic success first and foremost), along with due diligence, choosing strategic recruiting opportunities, and fostering your relationships within the sport, will help you take control of your own process, and put you in a position to succeed. 

The Northstar Showcase curriculum is intentionally designed to concentrate elements of the game which we believe will develop the student athlete and foster talent, competition, confidence, fun, camaraderie, knowledge, respect, leadership, and as a result, play a valuable role in making each athlete more recruitable, and better equipped to achieve their goals for 'next level' lacrosse. The NSS curriculum makes for a jam-packed, high-intensity, productive day of lacrosse.

At our core is a strong commitment to do our best for Northstar athletes and their families, and to provide them with as much value as possible. We are confident that families will benefit from their experience, and we look forward to welcoming the next wave of athletes into our Northstar family.


WHAT'S YOUR "WHY"?

We believe that individuals are products of their environment, their experiences, their teams, and their families - immediate and extended. From that simple concept, and what it means to us, the Northstar Lacrosse was established in 2012.  Northstar fosters unique, positive, and productive development experiences for talented young women. We welcome the next generation of student athlete leaders into the Northstar Lacrosse family, and into a network of confident, successful, and passionate individuals who aim to play a meaningful role in helping them achieve their dreams, on and off the lacrosse field.

Northstar Directors and Co-Founders have been on NCAA Championship teams, World Championship teams, traveling club teams, high school teams, middle school teams and youth teams. We attended camps, clinics, and tournaments over many years, and played multiple sports throughout our careers. We have also been a parent at each of these levels. We have been deeply involved in sports for as long as we each can remember. Our point? We have taken notes, gathered information, developed philosophies, and built lifelong relationships along the way. We aim to take all that we have gathered --- the good, the bad, the lessons, the “how to’s”, the “do’s”, and the “don'ts” --- and offer our insight and experience to the next generation of student athletes.


2020 NSS Testimonials

“Excellent showcase; would sign up for one every week if offered. I loved the coaching and my daughter came home with only positive things to say. The feedback was constructive and focused. This was the best lacrosse experience we’ve ever had.” - Northstar Showcase Parent

“The full-field games with refs was my favorite, it was great to see how each team blended together coming from different areas…it was all fun and full of learning” - Northstar Showcase Parent

"Everything was so great! I LOVED the coaches they were my favorite because they cheered you on and wanted to win just as much as the players did!" - Northstar Showcase Athlete

“…my coach pulled me aside and told me what I was doing wrong/what I needed to work on which was very helpful!" - Northstar Showcase Athlete

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