WHO WE ARE


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  • Highly selective regional teams based in Simsbury, CT - Westminster School

  • Program led by directors Ryan Curtis (head coach - Westminster School) & David Earl (asst. coach - Brunswick School)

  • 2WAY directors & coaches have helped over 500+ student-athletes play college lacrosse at NCAA Division I, II or III level

  • AA tournament teams for grade 3 - 11, development training for grade 1-11

  • 100+ club program participants in fall 2018 - summer 2019 program

  • Seasonal camps, skills clinics and leagues offered outside of club program

Retention Rate

We strive to provide an outstanding lacrosse experience. We place a high value on welcoming new players. Equally as important, we also are extremely proud of our high rates of player/family satisfaction and retention (99% last year).

We are confident this is a testament to the growth our players experienced as a athlete, person and teammate.

MEANING BEHIND “2WAY” LACROSSE

2WAY Lacrosse means playing both offense and defense. The high school and college rules increasingly favor the 2WAY player in every position (attack, midfield, defense, goalie).

  • Our attackman not only learn how to dodge, feed & score, they are also taught to ride, create turnovers and get ground balls.

  • Our midfielders are coached to be “do-it-all” midfielders. We teach them how to score, play defense, push it in transition, stop transition and get ground balls.

  • Our defensemen not only learn how to stop the ball, they are also taught the necessary skills to push it in transition to create offense.

  • Our goalies not only learn how to stop the ball, but also how to create offense and transition play through passing ability, communication and stick-work.


DEVELOPMENT MODEL

  • 2WAY NORTH believes in a long-term athletic development approach to youth athletics. We think the most well rounded athletes, over time, become the best players in each individual sport.

  • 2WAY NORTH offers flexibility to accommodate the multi-sport athlete. The long-term benefits of playing multiple spots outweigh the short-term benefits of strictly focusing on lacrosse.

  • 2WAY NORTH is a place for our players to not only compete at the highest level of club lacrosse but also have fun, be creative and thrive.

How We Develop Our Players

Our coaches emphasize the teaching of fundamental skills, not tactics, to improve physical literacy.

  • We have very minimal structure and set plays. We teach skills and “motions” that translate directly to tournament play.

  • Players in our program are taught to react on their own based on the skills and motions learned in training sessions.

Our coaches encourage our players to practice outside of their comfort zone.

  • Working consistently out of your comfort zone enhances skill development and moves players towards reaching their full potential.

Multi-Sport Athletes

We have designed a program that offers flexibility to accommodate the multi-sport athlete. For those who love playing multiple-sports, we do not want them to feel pressured to choose one or the other.

Players need to understand physical literacy and fundamental movement skills before focusing entirely on lacrosse skills. This process provides players with a much broader set of athletic movements that in turn will help them in each of their individual sports


TRAINING FACILITIES

Westminster School

995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT

  • State-of-the-art turf & grass fields

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Jackson Rink

Westminster School
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT

  • NHL-sized rink with brand new turf + boards & glass

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