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Coaches Clinics

Coaching Foundations Clinic

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Concordia University, St. Paul - Seafoam Dome 
Cost: $15

*Discounted Association group pricing is available by contacting us.

Elevate Your Impact: Join the Homegrown Lacrosse Coaching Foundations Clinic

Are you new to the world of lacrosse coaching, or maybe you've been coaching for a while but want to find better ways to connect with your players? Your journey begins here!

At Homegrown Lacrosse, we believe that coaching is more than just guiding athletes in a sport; it's about inspiring young people to excel in life as much as in lacrosse. Our Coaching Foundations Clinic is not just a starting point—it's a leap into a world where your passion ignites the potential in others. Whether you're new to coaching or looking to deepen your impact, this clinic offers a comprehensive foundation to enhance your skills and inspire young athletes.

Empowering Through Excellence: Our Clinic's Vision

Our curriculum goes beyond the basics of lacrosse, embodying our mission to build a community that inspires and empowers youth. We provide you with the tools and insights to not only boost athletic abilities but to foster a lifelong passion for the game. Through recognizing and nurturing each player's unique talents, our clinic emphasizes blending technical skills with a strong sense of team spirit and camaraderie.

Adopting a Philosophy of Growth and Community

Lacrosse is our tool for positive change, promoting fun, growth, and a competitive spirit within a nurturing environment. Our clinic transcends traditional coaching methods, focusing on developing individuals who thrive both on and off the field. We aim to instill values and habits that players will carry with them long after the game ends, ensuring they are prepared for life's challenges and successes.

Clinic Highlights:

  • Coaching Philosophies: Learn to create a positive impact through the sport, reflecting Homegrown Lacrosse's mission to inspire and empower.
  • Drills and Practice Structures: Engage players in meaningful ways, fostering both skill development and a love for the game.
  • Coaching Do’s and Don’ts: Navigate the challenges of coaching with confidence, using tips and insight from experienced leaders.
  • Creating a Positive Culture: Build an environment where players excel, emphasizing teamwork, respect, and personal growth.
  • Resources for Continuous Learning: Gain access to a wealth of knowledge to expand your coaching toolkit and influence.

Led by Experience:

Join Homegrown Lacrosse senior staff members Karen Heggernes and Ben MacLean, whose expertise embodies our commitment to excellence in youth development through lacrosse.

Join Us:

Embrace this opportunity to be more than a coach—to be a mentor, a leader, and a catalyst for positive change. Register for the Homegrown Lacrosse Coaching Foundations Clinic today and start your journey towards empowering the next generation of athletes to excel in life and lacrosse.

For additional questions, please contact Ben MacLean at

Karen Heggernes

Karen’s coaching experience ranges from NCAA, high school head coach, travel club coach and owner, as well as many other hats in her years. Her most recent position earned her as 4x Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year and 5x NCAA tournament appearances with Hamline University.

Ben Maclean

Ben has been a prominent figure in the Minnesota lacrosse community as both a player and a coach since 2002. He has coached at the Youth, High School, and Collegiate levels. He is currently the Head Coach of the TriMAC Boys HS Lacrosse program and won Section 3 Head Coach of the Year.