The EDGE JR ACADEMY is designed for young aspiring multi sport athletes, as well as athletes who are more focused on lacrosse year-round. EDGE offers academy training for 2010-2016 lacrosse players. Under the direct supervision of EDGE Founder Stuart Brown, the EDGE JR Academy trains regularly with a focus on development and elite performance training. Our goal is to develop great student athletes with strong fundamental lacrosse skills, and athleticism. This will allow us to then prepare them to compete at the highest levels on the US club recruiting circuit.
The Junior Academy training will focus on developing all aspects of the skills required to play Lacrosse at an elite level. Our program concentrates primarily on Field Lacrosse, but our training incorporates a hybrid Box and Field lacrosse training model to make a versatile player. Members will have the opportunity to work on the skills used in both versions of Lacrosse. We believe this training style is paramount to developing the complete player.
1-year JR Academy Membership: $1,250
ADD Unlimited training and camps for the year: $700
*EDGE offers multiple payment plans that allow membership fees to be spread out over the year in a way that works for you.
*All prices are subject to HST.
*Membership is 12 months
Not Included in Fees: Tournament / event fees are paid equally by all attending players at each event. Tournament fees include tournament fees, Coach travel expenses.
Access to all Base Training
(see training calendar)
Fall Training 2 Days/Week
Winter Training 1 Day/Week
Spring Training 1 Day/Week
Training will be held more days per week than what is listed above and can be purchased with Unlimited Membership
All-Star Team Tournament opportunities
Access to NCAA Experience Trips
Custom Training Reversible
Virtual Development Sessions
Virtual Athlete Resources
EDGE JR Academy Members can add access to all EDGE fall/winter training sessions, PD Day and Holiday Camps, summer camps, and Sniper School(More than 40 hours of additional training) at exclusive member pricing of $700 (Full Price for non members $1,250)
*All efforts are made to ensure that Academy training and travel to US tournaments have minimal conflict with Ontario Lacrosse activities.
*Members are required to register for these additional events.
*Sessions may have limited spots available due to facility size and capacity.
Eric was born and raised in Keswick, Ontario before going on to attend the prestigious Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania where he was named team captain and MVP. As a prep school student, he generated 261 points, (178 goals and 83 assists) in just two seasons with the Cougars. Eric was a heavily recruited athlete who chose to play his NCAA career at Canisius University where he was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team 3 times and became a leading contributor to the Griffins midfield. Eric currently works as a teacher. He has been on the same recruiting journey that EDGE players are embarking on. We know he brings a lot to the table for this team.
President and founder Stuart Brown leads the EDGE Academy Coaching and College Recruiting in every aspect. Stu is a long-time lacrosse player and executive, having served in the following roles:
Rochester Nighthawks - AGM - 3X NLL CHAMPION (2012,2013,2014)
Toronto Nationals - MLL - President/GM - 2009 MLL Champions
Team Canada Mens Box - AGM - 2011 Gold Medal
Team Canada Mens Field - GM - 2010 Silver, 2014 Gold
Team Canada U20 Mens Field - GM- 2012 - Silver, 2016 Silver
Halifax Thunderbirds - NLL - President and CEO
Matt was born and raised in Mississauga and earned a Bachelor of Science while studying Management Information Systems at R.I.T. (Rochester Institute of Technology). In his program Matt was ranked 3rd nationally. As a player Matt was a hard working, athletic and very intelligent defender who had a great ability to get extra possessions for the Tigers. In 65 games he earned 29 points, retrieved 197 loose balls and had 48 caused turnovers. In his Senior season Matt was 2nd on the team with 93 ground balls. Matt epitomizes what we call High Impact Players. Players who drive positive possession numbers for their teams. The EDGE philosophy is Drive Positive in everything we do on and off the field. Matt is an extremely intelligent, analytical thinker that helps EDGE athletes on and off the field.
The Edge Coaching staff will include dedicated position specific coaches, as well as special guest coaches who will be teaching elite positional skills. Goaltending, Defense, Midfield, Attack
Our Academy Program is designed to complement your home club participation. We schedule training and events to avoid conflicts with the Ontario Lacrosse Summer Season.
September 4th – November 16th
Burlington - Mondays and Wednesdays
Mississauga -Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Members can train twice weekly or purchase an Unlimited Membership and access all sessions.
1 Fall Tournament between October and December 2023
January 6th – March 9th
Weekly indoor training sessions are to be held in a central GTA Location
1 Winter Event (Box or SIXES) between January and March
March 31st - June 1st
Weekly outdoor training session
1 Spring Event between April and May
1 Event between June and August
EDGE will be entering ALL STAR Teams in 2-3 Tournaments per season. These tournaments will be offered to JR Academy members. These tournaments and events are selected and designed to provide unique lacrosse experiences to those members who wish to participate. If you have other commitments that conflict with an event that is OK. Members have the opportunity to attend all or a few of the events offered based on what works best for you.
*Tournaments will be selected once we have formed our All Star Teams. This will happen between late august and mid September.
*Summer event schedule will only be finalized once the OLA dates are released and we can plan accordingly to avoid conflicts for our members between home clubs and Edge.
The EDGE Academy Program will be combining NCAA School visits, campus and facility tours, along with pre tournament training as a part of some US tournament weekends and trips. EDGE uses its relationships with college coaches as well as EDGE alumni who are currently in the US to build out these unique NCAA Experiences.
The opportunities for young aspiring student athletes are endless. There are currently 76 schools that offer Division 1 men’s lacrosse across 10 conferences. (AEC, ACC, Big East, Big 10, CAA, Independents, Ivy League, MAAC, Northeast Conference, Patriots League and Southern Conference).
Division 2 Lacrosse is offered at over 77 colleges across 45 US States
Division 3 Lacrosse is offered at 245 schools primarily in the northeast.
What is incredible about NCAA Lacrosse is the academic quality of schools that offer scholarships and the unmatched post graduate networking opportunities. Men’s Lacrosse offers some of the best facilities and support for student athletes in the world. With an average roster size of 45 players and the number of athletic scholarships available being between 12xFull Tuition in D1 and 9xFull Tuition in D2. Lacrosse offers one of the best recruiting opportunities across all sports. Students who have a high GPA and score well on the SAT and ACT tests can receive academic scholarships and financial aid based on university specific thresholds. D3 schools work strictly off of financial need based aid, academic scholarships and other grants and bursaries.