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USA Lacrosse Invites Over 100 Players to Men's NTDP Combine

By USA Lacrosse Staff, 08/01/22, 10:00PM EDT


SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse has invited over 100 of the nation's top high school men's lacrosse players to compete in the National Team Development Program Combine Aug. 1-3 at its headquarters in Sparks, Md. The players represent high schools from 28 states.

The three-day combine will include on-field, strength and conditioning, nutrition, recruiting and sport psychology training to help players prepare for higher levels of play and introduce them into the U.S. national team pipeline.

Serving as coaches for the men's program in 2022 will be four individuals will previous experience with the U.S. national team program.

Brian Phipps, the head coach at Archbishop Spalding (Md.), is working with the NTDP for the third year, this year as the head coach of the U16 team. He is longtime member of the U.S. national team program and will be assisted by Drew Snider. Snider was a member of the 2018 U.S. men's team that won the world championship and also won a bronze medal with the 2015 U.S. box team.

Serving as head coach of the U18 team will be Steven Brooks, who is in his third year with the NTDP. An assistant coach with Atlas LC in the Premier Lacrosse League, the longtime professional lacrosse player is a past competitor with the U.S. national team. He will be assisted by Zach Goodrich, a current PLL player that won a silver medal competing with the U.S. men's Sixes squad at The World Games this summer in Alabama.

The national combine represents the second phase of the NTDP cycle. The players (listed below) were selected from a round of regional tryouts across the country or were members of the 2021 USA Select teams.

Following the combine, a total of 44 players will be named to USA Select teams at the U16 and U18 levels and will participate in the Brogden Cup featuring international competition the weekend of Oct. 14-16.

The National Team Development Program is supported by partners invested in the growth of the sport, including Cascade, Maverik, Game On mouthguards, MedStar Health, NCSA (Next College Student Athlete), Squad Locker and STX.