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We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to make the trip out here to LA to help move our program forward! We were very impressed with the presentation, the energy, and passion in which you gave us! All the coaches can’t wait for our next coaches meeting to put into practice the concepts you gave us!

Coach Casey Chabola, Culver City, CA


I can’t tell you enough how much I value our time together last week. You are an amazing communicator and a wizard at helping coaches become more prepared in order to be better coaches for our next generation of lacrosse players.

I held my 1st practice on Sunday and was totally prepared by pre-planning my practice to maximize our field time together. The drills you showcased in Culver City, CA were perfect for getting the most out of our first team practice. I didn’t need to think other than explain the drill and watch the timer to make sure I was keeping practice moving.

I had a blast meeting you and I really hope one day I get the chance to hang out and absorb more learning from you! You’re an inspiration to us youth coaches who just want to pass the game on our here in Los Angeles, CA!

Coach Durkin Guthrie

We brought Mike to Minnesota for his 3 hour general session, which was then attended by over 80 local coaches. Mike is a professional speaker by trade and it is evident in his presentation. Mike takes his role very seriously and studiously prepares his presentation for the audience. The 3 hours flew by and everyone in the room learned something new.

While Mike has a ton of knowledge for lacrosse strategies, drills and practice management, as his core he reminds everyone of what it means to be a coach and why our roles as coaches are important in the development of young minds.

Tim Roche
Eastview Lacrosse
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Tim, thanks for all of your work putting this together! laxcoachmike

From my friends at Connecticut Titans and Central Connecticut State

Comments from the weekend….

“I was the attackman in the American flag shorts. I wanted to email you and let you know how privilege I felt being able to work with you. I learned a lot not only as a player in the on field portion of your presentation today 9/27/14 but also as a coach in the class room portion. You have opened my eyes in all forms of this wonderful game we are involved in. The presentation has definitely touch me and for you to be able to teach us so much in just one short day shows just how great of a coach you are. Thank you for sharing your expertise not only with myself but with the other coaches and members of my team.” Tim Castelli Thanks Tim, but I but a messenger — the great practice ideas come from the coaches in our library! Coach Mike

“Nice to meet you today. I’ve been coaching for 30 years and I feel your clinic today was the single most valuable event I have attended. Thanks again, Coach Chris Stephan”


Here is what you get, a three-hour classroom session with video and new drills, followed by an 90 minute actual practice with one of your teams, your coaches are on the field with me, where they see first hand the amazing pace as well as the new concepts in the lacrosse drills… Each Coach also receives two eBooks, a $40 value just for attending, These are not my ideas, they come from so many great coaches willing to share… We are now booking for late this summer and fall…

Here are the topics we cover in the classroom, as well as on the field,

The Laxcoachmike Lacrosse Coaches Clinic,

* The Changing Nature of the Game and Equipment

* The Changing Nature of Kids and Players

* The Changing Nature of Practice Focus and Planning

* Touches, 200 in Hour One of Practice, see how we do it…

* Why Pace of Practice is Critical

* Why Every Drill Must Emulate a Game Scenario

* Offensive and Defensive Schemes

* Riding and Clearing

* Specialty Scenarios

Here is the feedback from a recent clinic in Chicago…

“As you know we are building a program from the ground up. I can’t tell you how great the classroom and field time was for our coaching staff. We are fortunate some of our coaches have high school or college playing experience. We all learned the game in the old school way of doing things, and have been teaching the game in the same fashion. The game has changed, why hadn’t we?

Your approach to this generation of lacrosse player combined with your ability to reiterate information collected from your interviews has changed our entire program’s approach for the better!…..much better!

We have had only one week of practice since the clinic. I have received an email from every coach commenting on what a difference this new approach makes to their practice.

The coaches are re-energized and excited teach these new concepts to our players. I can’t wait to see the progression.

Thank you so much for making the trip north, your students in the Windy City are looking forward to doing this again next year!”

P.S. My ball budget just tripled!

Mike Black

River City Lacrosse

More Feedback,


Thank you sir. I learned more in 3 hours than in my previous 4 years as the head coach of a start up program. Former baseball and basketball player with no lax experience I’ve grown to love it and like many WISH I could have played. Your approach is spot on and we are going to adopt a lot of what was presented.

Paul Sorensen
Farmington Lacrosse (More feedback on coaches clinics below)

Three hrs in the classroom with the coaches featuring PPT and some video, then a 90 min or two hr practice on the field with 20-25 players or so… this would be for the coaches in your network, and yes you may film if you like,

The coaches in your network would also receive access included in the clinic fees, to two of my five eBooks, the descriptions and contents are described in the products section of the site, and we have sold hundreds of eBooks and videos, and the response has been great as well as humbling,

* Customized Practice Plans $19 ea, 25 pages

* Transition Lacrosse Drills $19 ea, 70 pages

Fees: Discounted for any Members of our site, Free or Premium Members,
$ 900.00 plus travel expenses,

I have also provided more of a resume on me, and finally, following the clinic, and if you are happy with the work, I will ask you to supply a brief testimonial that I might use in my marketing materials and/or website,

Let me know your thoughts,

And thanks so much!

Coach Mike
Cell 770 335 2120

Laxcoachmike, Bio

Mike Muetzel, is one of the top lacrosse coaching resources in the country. His website, laxcoachmike.com is the largest, most visited, dedicated resource for over 6,500 loyal member lacrosse coaches including lacrosse coaches from the Rec level through many NCAA DI programs, with over 850,000 page views. In the last six years, Mike has spent over 250 hours of personal one-on-one time with more than 60 of the greatest Men’s College Coaches from DI through DIII, discussing and then sharing via the internet, the significant changes in their lacrosse coaching philosophies, their new-style practice plans and drills, high pace practices and a focus on fun and touches. Thus laxcoachmike is an extremely popular speaker at US Lacrosse.

This evolving nature of coaching lacrosse players in practice results in tremendous levels of improvement in very short periods of time, and Mike is quick to recognize they are not his concepts but from the nationally recognized coaches so willing to share their changes in philosophy and practice. The key is Mike’s ability to take the latest trends at the NCAA level, combined with his 35 years of lacrosse experience, and apply them to expedite the improvement of players from the U13 level through his nationally ranked travel teams. Very simply, players love the practice time featuring 300 touches per player in each session.

Coach Mike is a former US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in Georgia. In January 2010 the Copperhead team coached by Muetzel won the National Championship in the Dicks Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions for the Rising Stars Division with wins over Krunch, Rutgers Leading Edge and Burning River from Ohio. His teams have faced the best Club Lacrosse Teams in North America including Team Florida, Baltimore Crabs, Baltimore Trilogy, Connecticut Chargers, Kanienkehakah Krunch Tribe, Ontario Edge, British Columbia, Minute Men and many others. In his five-year tenure coaching the Copperhead travel team, his teams have won seventeen different tournaments across North America, including the U17 Dick’s National Championship. In 2011, Muetzel was announced as the new Head Coach at Auburn competing in the SELC Division of the MCLA, and in 2013 Coach Mike was recognized by his peers as SELC DI Coach of the year.

In addition to his podcasts, his coaching clinics across the country, and coaching his teams, Mike writes a popular column found on Laxpower.com. He has authored five top selling eBooks on changing philosophies in coaching and lacrosse drills, produced a 90 minute DVD Coaching U15 with College Drills as well as other articles for collegelax.us (Popular website for the MCLA).

Comments on Mike…

“He is passionate about lacrosse, a student of the game, a Former Coach of the Year, he took a four-year program to the State Championship (McIntosh) and frankly is a talented and GREAT lacrosse coach. He can provide practice plans, technical instruction, scouting reports, motivation, and access to the best coaches Division I NCAA in the country. If you want someone who can take your program to the next level then why not consider a coach who has been there and can get your program there? I’m not promoting Mike because he’s my good friend, I’m promoting him because that is what I would do if I was in your situation.”

Pete Cramblet, Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The information for the evolving philosophies is not mine, but from the 100+ hours of interviews regarding practice plans from the contributing coaches to our website,

Coach Danowski, Duke
Coach Pietramala, Johns Hopkins
Coach Bill Tierney, Denver
Coach Starsia, University of Virginia
Coach Pressler, Bryant
Coach Meade, when at Navy
Coach Jez, CW Post
Coach Daly, Tufts
Coach Cerino, Limestone
Coach JB Clark, Limestone
Coach Toomey, Loyola
Coach Beville, Cortland State
Coach Bates, Princeton
Coach Cottle,
Coach Myers, Ohio State
Coach Alberici, Army
Coach Paul, U of M,
Coach Zimmerman, UMBC
Coach Tiffany, Brown
Coach Pilate, Roanoke
Coach Marr, Albany
Coach Seth Tierney, Hofstra
Coach Hank Janczyk, Gettysburg
Coach Roy Simmons, Syracuse
Coaches Gallagher and Popelar,
Coach Wolford, Upper Arlington
Coach Corrigan, Notre Dame
Coach Cannella, U Mass
Coach Berkman, Salisbury
Coach Kerwick , Cornell
Coach Cantabene, Stevenson
Coach Tambroni, Penn State
Coach Sheehan, LeMoyne
Coach Sowell, Navy
Coach Shay, Yale
Coach Ryan, Mercyhurst
Coach Urick, Georgetown
Coach Seaman, Towson
Anthony Kelly, FOGO
Coach Shillinglaw, Delaware
Coach Caravana, Denison
Coach Garber,
Coach Koudelka, Lynchburg
Coach Shriver, Boys Latin
Coach Towers, Dartmouth
Coach Murphy, Penn
Coach Rostan, Hampden Sidney
Coach Wojcik, Harvard
Coach DeLuca, Cornell
Coach Lawrence, Hartford
Coach Purdie, Adelphi
Coach Coon, RIT
Coach Wilbur, Onondaga
Coach Breschi, NC
Brodie Merrill, The Hill
Coach Van Arsdale, JU
Coach Murphy, Colgate
Coach Woods, Colorado College
Coach  Smith, Colorado State
Coach Miller, St. Johns
Coach Hannon, Mercer
Coach Torpey, Highpoint
Coach McCabe W&L
Coach Brandon Childs, York
Coach Jim Fritz, Queens
Coach Jeff Shirk, Washington College
and more…

One Response to “Lacrosse Coaching Clinics, laxcoachmike”

  1. Diana Shumway Says:

    Looking for coaching for a 14 year old girl. We live in Delaware Ohio

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