New Wave Lacrosse is a premiere, high caliber and high quality organization in the Illinois Lacrosse Community. Our program leverages the unparalleled skill, passion, dedication and knowledge from our Hall of Fame coaching staff to consistently improve the lacrosse experience of each and every one of our players - from beginners to collegiate all-stars.
With a challenging, inspiring and personalized program & extensive lacrosse networks across the country, New Wave helps our athletes reach their collegiate, personal and athletic goals. We specialize in everything from beginner lacrosse instruction to the most elite college recruiting trips. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the state of Illinois and New Wave has embraced the task of providing the best experience available.
Our mission is simple: New Wave Lacrosse provides the most comprehensive, personalized and high-quality lacrosse experience available for players at every stage of their lacrosse career.
It is our goal to develop student athletes of success and integrity. We strive to help our players serve as positive members of their teams, their class, their families and the Illinois Lacrosse Community. We aim to not only establish our name as a premier athletic organization, but also to instill a positive attitude in our athletes so they are willing to recognize the importance of mental/physical growth in the development of their lacrosse skills. At the end of the day, we help our athletes reach their full lacrosse potential and meet their own personal goals.
CONNECTION TO COLLEGES
The national lacrosse family is more tightly knit than you may think. Our directors, staff members and coaches all have relationships with colleges across the country - if they aren't already a coach there, that is! In addition to a handful of current college coaches on our staff, we have countless more in our corner that are always looking for candidates with talent, integrity and character. If you aspire to play at the next level, New Wave Lacrosse is a fantastic resource for you to leverage.
Lacrosse is serious business. Playing for your neighbors start-up lacrosse club is a wonderful experience with its own value, but at a certain point you need a professional staff of professional coaches with professional experience to realize your full potential. We are accessible: whether you call or email us, someone gets back to you in a professional, timely manner. We care about our players and our families and treat the whole organization as a family.
FOCUS & LOCATION
We are focused on lacrosse: here and now. We operate in Illinois for Illinois players. There are no other locations for New Wave Lacrosse that could take our focus away from you. "Big Box" or multi-state lacrosse clubs have watered down programs because they are trying to services too many locations at once. We are here for you and our focus is here in Illinois, and that allows us to maximize and personalize your lacrosse experience.
New Wave was founded in 2010 and has been growing strong ever since. For seven years, we have provided a strong foundation for players and families to place their trust in. What's even more staggering is that our staff is virtually identical to it was at inception - the only difference being those that we've added with our humble growth. There is a lot of value in consistency and it is increasingly rare in the world of youth sports.
VALUE AND SCALE
New Wave is not only an affordable program, but offers great value for your dollar. We never want money to be the issue that prevents a player from experiencing lacrosse, so we work with families on a personal financial level for many of our lacrosse programs. This is a benefit of having access to a regional professional company that provides personalized attention to their families.
New Wave Lacrosse has sent over 200 players to college since 2010, and that's only counting our club program. Include all of the players who attended a New Wave league, skill clinic, camp or combine, and that number quadruples. Our alumni network has opened doors for many players in both athletic and professional ways.