Culture

Houlagan Lacrosse is a family owned and operated program. We are here for the love of the game and to educate the youth about lacrosse. For all our players and families, we believe respect for the game, our teammates, our coaches and ourselves is paramount. While it is nice to win games, that is a by-product of our main objective. Creating an unforgettable experience for the student-athlete.  We work hard to instill our core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and fundamentals to create a successful student-athlete on and off the field.

While we are on the field we always want to "Play Hard, Play Smart". Everyone makes mistakes, they are inevitable. However, there is a difference between making a lazy mistake and making a mistake while working hard. When you are on the field, we always want our players going 110%. While playing hard, you will learn that playing smart comes easy when you are working hard.

Educational Approach

We want our players to go through and leave our program with a wealth of lacrosse knowledge and life skills that they can use in everyday life. We don't look to create great lacrosse players but also help creating great young men and young ladies.

All of our coaching staff has been an elite player at the high school level and moved on to the college level. We understand the importance of fundamentals. We preach the importance of fundamentals to help create the complete player. We know what college coaches are looking for when they are recruiting and we do the best we can to prepare the student athlete to fit that model. 

Our coaches are committed to helping lay the blueprint to our players for them to become elite level lacrosse players and successful young men and young women in the community.

College Guidance

Our coaches have played at all different levels in college from NCAA Division I to Division III to MCLA. This allows us to provide our student athletes with a diverse network of connections and experiences. Not every student athlete can, or wants, to play NCAA Division I and we know that. At Houlagan Lacrosse, we want to help you use lacrosse to find the school that is the right fit for you. Our goal is not to put a decorated list of alumni on our website. Our goal is to help our student athletes find the perfect college fit. We provide the tools and guidance for our student athletes to find a perfect fit, to play lacrosse or just be a student.

For the Love of the Game

All of our staff and coaches have been around lacrosse for a very long time. We have all had extremely positive experiences with this great sport and want to give the student athlete that same opportunity.

It is our goal to create an opportunity for the student athlete to fall in love with the game of lacrosse, like we did. We hope that our student-athletes can learn every day lessons and make friends that they will have for the rest of their life.