As the calendar changes from 2015 to 2016 we pause to reflect on the last year and everything it brought. We went through a whole rebranding process that saw us adopt a new logo. We had our first ever College team compete in the highly competitive Cantiague Summer League and Greenport Shootout. We saw our first ever Girls team compete at an elite summer tournament with great success. We continued to grow as a business, training more kids than ever from not just Long Island but New Jersey and Massachusetts as well. We saw numerous MDP athletes go through the recruiting process, commit and sign to play college lacrosse at all 3 levels and watched all of our athletes continue to improve in all aspects of the game.
We know that the foundation of any great athlete is individual training, where a player can receive the best coaching in a controlled environment with a single trainer. Our revolutionary system teaches the physical, mental and emotional skills needed to become a great player. Our goal has always been and will continue to be improving the game of lacrosse one player at a time by giving kids the tools they need to play the game free of self doubt, react as early as possible on the field and be able to fit into any system and perform at a higher level than anyone else in said system.
Sports, in its simplest definition, is movement through time and space. We know that the greatest athletes are the ones who can create the most time and space for themselves and their teammates. But how does one learn to create time and space? We have unlocked this answer. By learning the perfect way to run and move which allows you to maximize your speed, agility, stamina and quickness. But that isn’t the whole answer. There is a lot more to sports than the physical aspect. Physical quickness without mental quickness and emotional balance can only get an athlete so far, and not to the top. Luckily, we know how to train the mental and emotional skills better than any one in the world. The formula is simple: perfect movement + mental quickness + emotional balance = true greatness, and we know the way to train it all.
2015 was a great year. 2016 is going to be even better. We hope you will be there to share the ride.
Scott, Steve & Jimmy
MDP Lacrosse Staff