Geronimo Alums Mikey Thompson (UVA '10) and Michael Jarvis (UNC '10)
Geronimo Lacrosse is a youth lacrosse league owned and operated by Collegiate School for boys and girls in first through sixth grades. Founded in 1995, Geronimo Lacrosse teaches fundamentals and provides organized team play for area youth. Our mission is to expose children to the fun game of lacrosse while nurturing individual and team skills with a consistent emphasis on sportsmanship. Over 900 players and 100 high school students and adult volunteers participate in Geronimo programs during each spring season.
Our hallmark is the excellent teaching provided by Geronimo coaches, who are volunteers typically with significant college and/or high school playing experience. Please check out our programs, and if you have any questions, feel free to email
With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse around the country, the need for knowledgeable and experienced coaches is greater than ever before. The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is the surest way to access everything you need to know to be a great lacrosse coach. Learn the art of effective lacrosse coaching with this nationally-recognized program designed by experts in the field.
The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is broken down into three levels, fundamental (Level 1), intermediate (Level 2) and advanced (Level 3) coaching. It is our vision that all lacrosse teams are led by US Lacrosse certified coaches for the benefit and quality of our sport.
Geronimo Lacrosse will be hosting Level 1 and Level 2 programs - for both the Men's and Women's games - at Collegiate School the weekend of February 21 & 22.
Below are links to two open letters addressed to the lacrosse community from longtime Head Lacrosse Coach at the University of Virginia Dom Starsia. Coach Starsia penned the first letter nine years ago, focusing on the relationships between coaches and parents. It is worth a read for any and all parents whose children participate in athletics at any level, not just lacrosse. Honest insight from the perspective of a highly successful college coach can be enlightening to parents and players. You can find the link to the first letter here: Dom Starsia: A Letter to Parents
His second open letter, released just after Thanksgiving this year, addresses the expanding role of club lacrosse in player development. Over the course of the last several years, club lacrosse has exploded in popularity and significance in the lacrosse community, and is now widely considered an essential component of the college recruitment process. Coach Starsia's insight on sport specialization at a young age, among other things, is valuable to parents and players alike who aspire to compete in club and/or college lacrosse at any level: Dom Starsia: A (Second) Letter to Parents
We hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season and we are looking forward to spring 2015!
Since its foundation in 1995, the Geronimo Lacrosse program has been built through the hard work of its volunteers. Training is available to keep our coaches current with the latest lacrosse techniques and skill development. US Lacrosse Certification will be available for those interested.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this community and volunteering your time as a coach, please follow the link below to be redirected to our Cougar Sports Zone Coaching Registration, where you will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire: