Tri-State Lacrosse would like to welcome back Coach Don Green as Director of the Boys Freshman All Stars and Player Development. For the past four years, Don has been working with Tri-State part-time, while completing his Masters Degree and working in Admissions and School Counseling. He has now returned to our program full time and has put his expertise to use, pioneering The Player Development Program.
While coaching in the summer and continuing to work with Coach Whitlow organizing all ages of the Tri-State High School All Stars he will be heading the summer 2015 debut of The PDP.
The Player Development Program is a mentoring, personal coaching, and recruiting service for youth and high school lacrosse players. “I will be combining my training in Admissions and School Counseling with my lacrosse experience both as a former collegiate athlete and a coach. This will create a unique program to help players develop and achieve goals. The program will begin with a Goal Setting Session and then together, we will create a personalized program for each student athlete that focuses on four cornerstones: character, athletic development, skill development, and academic success.” – Coach Green
As players enter high school and begin their journey through the recruiting process, it will begin to take center stage. The goal of The PDP is to educate families, support them, and help them navigate the path while not losing sight of individual development. “The focus of the recruiting portion of the program will be on the product not the process.” – Coach Green. This is a statement that players and parents will become very familiar with while working with The PDP. Nowadays many players get bogged down with concerns about exposure and will spend the better part of their high school years scrambling to attend every showcase possible which ultimately blurs the focus and steals time from the most important things, their player’s development. With the PDP, Coach Green will formulate the best plan for exposure needed with the understanding that coaches are not looking for the player they see the most, they are looking for the best player, person, and student that they can add to their program. Instead of taking on the worry of “am I doing everything I can to support my child” parents can now depend on Coach Green’s 17 years experience working successfully within the every changing recruiting market to ease that stress.
Welcome back Coach Green. We’ve missed you.