Long Island City, NY, November 23, 2010 — Everything in Texas is BIG! The inaugural Maverik Lacrosse Coaches Clinic (www.maveriklacrosse.com) on Nov. 20th in Plano, TX, which coincided with the Lone Star Shootout, was no different. Maverik’s free clinic attracted a capacity crowd at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center and brought in coaches from all levels and from across the South. Coaches had the rare opportunity to meet with and hear presentations from an impressive lineup of elite collegiate and high school coaches brought in for the evening by Maverik’s President John Gagliardi, ESPN lacrosse expert Paul Carcaterra and Maverik’s V.P. of Sales Mike Springer.
“Gary DeSerrano did an unbelievable job with the running of his Lonestar Shootout and with the organization of the coaches clinic,” said John Gagliardi President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “It was a win/win situation for everyone involved.”
Coaches were treated to a presentation by New York State Championship winning coach Bill Cherry (’09 & ’10) from Manhasset (NY) High School. Coach Cherry shared with everyone how he approached building Manhasset’s successful youth lacrosse program and the steps he took to grow the program and build a championship winning high school program.
Coach Cherry’s presentation was followed shortly there after by Dartmouth College men’s head lacrosse coach Andy Towers detailed explanation of defensive slides and strategies. Rounding out the evenings informative night of informative presentations was the University of Albany men’s head lacrosse coach and 2007 NCAA Division I Coach of the Year Scott Marr on how to teach players new to lacrosse the fundamental and technical aspects of a team offense.
Left to Right — U Albany’s Scott Marr, Manhasset H.S.’s Coach Bill Cherry, Maverik President John Gagliardi, ESPN lacrosse expert Paul Carcaterra and Dartmouth College’s Andy Towers.
“From the start we have tried to make the Lone Star Shootout unique and not like other tournaments,” president of Dallas Lacrosse. “In having Maverik’s support by adding a coaches clinic further exemplifies that we try to go above and beyond for the teams and coaches who participate in our tournament.”
“It was a great feeling to give back to the coaches,” said John Gagliardi President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “There were coaches from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Maryland in attendance. We touched on a bunch of different lacrosse topics that I felt were very beneficial for everyone in attendance.”
Maverik capped off its successful coaches clinic by hosting the presenters the following day at a Dallas Cowboys game against the Detroit Lions in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
About Maverik Lacrosse
Maverik Lacrosse LLC ( www.maveriklacrosse.com ) founded in 2005 by John Gagliardi, Team USA Player and All-World Defenseman and Jay Jalbert, All-World Midfielder, is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer whose products are designed and developed by the world’s top lacrosse players for lacrosse players. Team Maverik creates, tests, plays, develops and delivers innovative products that perform and exceed the professional demands of its founders. Maverik’s headquarters are based in Long Island City, NY.