Maineiax Lacrosse Club

MAINEIAX BOYS SKILLS PROGRAMS

Maineiax is thrilled to announce the relaunch of boys lacrosse beginning in September 2018! Maineiax was founded as a girls and boys lacrosse club and we’re excited to bring the boys game back! Our strong brand, excellent communication, elite coaching and prime location are just a few things we know you’ll love about Maineiax boys lacrosse!

Looking to take your game to the next level or are you just starting the game? Either way, we offer programs all year that will help you develop into a more complete lacrosse player. Maineiax takes great pride in giving you some of the best coaching in Maine with multiple college coaches, elite high school coaches, and college players on staff to help you grow your game all fall and winter. Players within each program will be grouped by age and skill level. We promote a fun and positive learning environment while helping you get ready for your spring school season. 

DIRECTOR OF BOYS PROGRAMS

Peter Lasagna is currently the head coach of men’s lacrosse at Bates College, where he’s spent the last 18 years. He is a 3-time NESCAC Coach of the Year award-winner, has led the Bobcats to 7 appearances in the NESCAC Championships and 2 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and his team was ranked No. 1 in Division III during the 2017 season. Other accolades include being named the “Walter Alessi Man of the Year” by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and NEILA’s Division III Co-Coach of the Year award in 2017 and Division I Coach of the Year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 1994 while coaching at Brown University. Coach Lasagna is also a well-known voice in the collegiate lacrosse community as the back-page columnist for the award-winning magazine Inside Lacrosse since 2001. To learn more about Coach Lasagna and our boys coaching staff, click here. (Photo courtesy of Bates College) 

WHY MAINEIAX?

  • We take pride in how we run our club; we offer superior organization, consistent and efficient communication, and high level instruction under a model that meets the needs of all ages and ability levels. 
  • Every grade AND player matters. No matter the age, each player receives elite coaching from our college and high school coaches. You’ll learn from some of the best coaches in Maine!
  • We believe in the growth of Maine lacrosse. We believe in our Maine players and want to help them get to the next level, create mentors for them & watch them have fun while learning! 

TESTIMONIALS

“We are thrilled about the comeback of the Maineiax boys lacrosse program! The level of college coach instruction and personal attention shown to every player makes Maineiax a highly specialized program that parents have been looking for locally (for every position). Maineiax has a unique balance of advanced college coaching skills and the level of play matches & shows what a well-run and organized program they are. As a local lacrosse board member, this is the kind of program we want our student athletes to be involved with; offering high quality coaching, high caliber-sportsmanship-like competitive players who are taught to play like a team and not only as great individual players.”
– Mom of two current Maineiax boys players & past daughter in the girls program

“The Maineiax Team does lacrosse right! Our family has had the opportunity to enjoy years watching the many positive impacts that the Maineiax coaches and the administrative team have had on our players. The caliber of instruction, positive reinforcement, and emphasis on skill and personal development in a competitive environment truly sets the Maineiax program apart.” – Maineiax parent

“My experience with Maineiax has been incredible. Very few words can describe the sense of community, unity and solidarity the club shows for each other. Every practice comes a new challenge or goal to work towards, but with the coaching staff present, nothing is unachievable. The level of intensity and energy Maineiax has continues to amaze me.”  – Maineiax player

Read more of our testimonials here.

SKILLS & POSITIONAL TRAINING

@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland 
2nd – 12th grades

Our Skills & Positional Training program is for players to work on improving their fundamentals in the off-season. The hour program will be spent focusing on enhancing skills and improving positional techniques for older players. Younger p
layers will be grouped by age, focusing on fundamentals and stick work while also getting time to play small sided games. Older players will also be grouped by age and run through stations while focusing on positional strategies and techniques in each drill. No matter the players age or skill level, our goal is to help them improve their ball handling skills to become a better player. Players will receive some of the best coaching in Maine from college coaches to elite high school coaches. All skill levels are welcome.

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, $150
February 19 – March 25 (6 wks)
2nd-5th grades, $125 
*Note: 6-12th graders have the option to do Elite Training during this hour, see below.

ELITE TRAINING ACADEMY (with Prime360)

@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland
6th – 12th grades
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, $175

Our Elite Training Academy is designed to help you get your game to the next level in the offseason! The pace will consist of high-intensity reps as players rotate through stations to work on fundamental skills, stickwork routines on the wall, speed training & fitness and game awareness in small sided games. Prime360 (http://www.prime360training.com) will work with our players in one station on agility, footwork and building strength and conditioning! This is an opportunity to enhance your skills before the season in a competitive atmosphere while getting lots of touches with the ball and improve your fitness and game awareness! Players will be grouped by age and skill. Package this with the Premier League for a complete two hour workout! 

MAINEIAX PREMIER LEAGUE (MPL)

@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland
6th – 12th grades
Wednesdays or Sundays

Our Maineiax Premier League is a weekly pickup game where players will play an indoor live games! MPL is designed to help get players stick and stamina in top shape in the off season and before the spring season. The hour includes a live game with high-intensity reps, lots of touches with the ball and fast-paced action while being coached through team concepts on the field. Depending on numbers, we’ll play full field OR split the field into two fields and play 4v4. Don’t miss this fun hour of play!

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, $150
February 19 – March 25 (6 wks)

BOYS WORLD CUP

6th – 9th Grades
Sundays, 5:00-7:00pm (teams rotate playing the 5pm or 6pm game weekly)
February  23 – April 5 
@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC)

Our most popular program of the year and the perfect pre-season warm-up! 7 weeks of league play (teams get 1 bye week) designed to get you ready for the season! Teams will always play indoors at the MAC and the field will be split into 2 fields for small sided 4 v 4 games. Request a team or register as a free agent and we’ll place you on a team. This live play experience will ensure each player gets lots of reps while enhancing game awareness & speed and improving stick skills & lacrosse IQ.

GOALIE BOOTCAMP

@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland 
Open to boys & girls! More dates coming soon!

The Maineiax Goalie Programming is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to receive position-specific training in an environment that focuses on the teaching, development and application of skills & concepts. Sessions will be led by Coaches with collegiate-level playing experience, who have worked with players of various ages, backgrounds and skill levels for several years. Through active & consistent participation, players will improve their overall ability at the position by:

(1) Being able to perform proper technique with consistent repetition.
(2) Being able to understand the significance of skills & concepts.
(3) Being able to foster a relationship of learning with coaches/peers.

This programming is available to all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.

VIRTUAL WORKOUT PROGRAM (with Prime360)

1 month subscription  $30/month – starting January 15 or February 15
2 month subscription $55 – January 15-March 15

Prime360 will be providing lacrosse specific workout programs to be followed online at home or your gym. Working with Prime360 using their three dimensional movement based style of training is the best way to increase speed, strength, and endurance all while highly reducing the risk of injury. Each player will have the option to subscribe and follow along with online workouts accessible by the Prime360 app. Each week a new workout will be posted and weekly workouts will progress players starting with basic lacrosse specific movements to a high intensity high load lacrosse workout routine. Prepare to take your body and game to the next level!

WALL BALL WARRIOR (with Prime360)

@ the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland 
Dates coming soon!

Take your game to the next level and compete like a warrior! Our 6-week Wall Ball Warrior program is designed to help you improve your strength and speed, while also enhancing your stick skills which are the two most important parts of your game! Players will spend 30 minutes at Prime360 (http://www.prime360training.com) challenging themselves and working on footwork, agility and increasing speed. Players will also spend 30 minutes working on new stick work routines that will help them improve their overall game. Improve your skills and compete while tired from a workout, just like a game! Register for our Maineiax Premier League (MPL) to add an hour of full field live play to make this a complete two hour workout! 

BOYS TRAVEL TEAMS

Summer & Fall Travel Teams (2022-2027s)

Lacrosse is much more than a sport. Maineiax uses lacrosse to build friendships, teach life long lessons, create gateways to college, and provide an experience you cannot find anywhere else. Our travel teams are for elite players looking for more than just pick-up leagues. We practice and train to build fundamentals and game knowledge to become the best players and teammates as possible.

Our mission at Maineiax is to:

  • Develop and improve individual players to help them reach their fullest potential.
  • Emphasize team play and camaraderie to become better all-around lacrosse team players.
  • Play at some of the best regional tournaments.
  • Superior organization with consistent and efficient communication.
  • High level instruction (college & elite HS coaches) under a model that meets the needs of all ages and ability levels.
  • Season dates: Summer (June -July), Fall (September-November) and Winter (January-March)

For all travel information, please click here.

PROGRAM NOTES

  • Maineiax does not prorate the cost for a missed practice or for not being able to participate in a full program. 
  • Maineiax reserves the right to change a program at any point or move players to a different program during the session based on skill level and/or attendance numbers. 
  • US Lacrosse membership is required for all players for insurance and liability purposes, no exceptions.

 

The above programs are played indoors on FieldTurf at the following location:

Maine Athletic Complex “The MAC” (formerly called 207Sports) – 1173 Riverside Street, Portland, ME