All West Lacrosse is committed to the continued development of Northern California lacrosse.
Our aim is to make NORCAL the best place to play lacrosse on the West Coast and, ultimately, in the country. The lacrosse landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. In Matt Ogelsby’s (AWL owner and founder) hometown of Philadelphia, the top national college lacrosse programs once ignored talented players, instead choosing to recruit from the traditional lacrosse hotbeds of Baltimore, Long Island, and upstate New York.
As a high school junior, Matt was overlooked by the elite programs of that time. Fortunately, Duke gave him the opportunity to play Division I lacrosse. When he graduated in 1995, Duke was ranked #4 in the country and Matt was the first Division I First Team All-American named from Duke since the 1950′s. The West Coast has terrific athletes and there is no reason why it, too, can’t contribute to the nation’s top programs. Over time, we are confident it will- we are starting to take huge strides already (see AWL Alumnae).
Life lessons in Boys Lacrosse and Girls Lacrosse
As we grow, All West will continue to incorporate lessons such as Respect, Attitude, Effort, Discipline, Teamwork, Commitment, Loyalty and Goal Setting through the game of lacrosse. These are the lessons that support success in lacrosse, in the classroom, and in all life’s endeavors. Clinical evidence is showing that learning outside of your comfort zone increases your capacity to learn in all new areas. The All West Staff understand this and can make a significant impact on the development of your son or daughter in many areas of learning outside of just lacrosse.
Imagine a camp and elite team company that staffs coaches who:
- Advise and teach Division I skills broken down into teachable pieces applicable to all levels
- Are consistent, organized and devoted to providing a quality experience to ALL levels of this great game
- Are committed and always exploring new equipment, drills and strategies to maximize your son or daughter’s development and skill
- Advise, navigate, and support your college recruiting process
- Have coached or played at the highest level and will connect with your son or daughter as a teacher and mentor
All West Lacrosse is that company.
We offer programs for all ages, all skill levels – boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse. If your child “buys in” and works hard with us, we guarantee he or she will improve their game drastically. But even further than that, they will be able to apply what they learn on the field, in the classroom and at home to further all their pursuits.