PREDATORS LACROSSE based out of Westchester, New York is an elite lacrosse program to help the next generation of players discover and enjoy the game. The entire Predators Staff is incredibly grateful for the memories and opportunities lacrosse gave them, so they founded the Predators to emphasize player development, life lessons, and a love for the sport. The Predators strive to be the opposite of the all-too-common club lacrosse factory. Our founders work hard, and relish the opportunity to coach and develop our players. Our Staff was blessed with great coaching growing up in Yorktown, and have replicated that model for their team.
Predators Lacrosse has quickly become the elite club program in Southern Westchester. Founded by three of the most decorated and respected players in Westchester lacrosse, the Predators take deep pride in providing a first-class experience unlike any other. Simply put, THE KIDS COME FIRST!
Our unique "Predator Way" starts at the top. Our coaches are incredibly grateful for the memories and opportunities lacrosse provided them, so they founded the Predators to help the next generation enjoy a similar experience. Unlike many programs which are designed to maximize the director's profits, the Predators emphasize player development, life lessons and a love for the game. The Predators strive to be the opposite of the all too common club lacrosse factory. Our coaches work hard at their "day jobs" but relish the opportunity to coach and develop our players after work. Our staff was blessed with incredible coaching growing up in Yorktown and have replicated that model for the Predators.
The Predators founders happily volunteer countless extra hours (away from organized practices and tournaments) to provide individualized coaching, group stickwork sessions, mentoring and recruiting advice. Our staff takes special pride in identifying untapped potential and helping those young men become better players than they ever realized they could be. In just a short period of time, the Predators have developed a reputation amongst many top Division I coaches for providing a differentiated product and players extremely prepared to succeed at the next level. Having played at elite college programs, the coaching staff uses their extensive contacts in the college coaching community to help each AND every Predator find the best possible home. Our strategic alliances/deep networks with the top showcase and tournament directors helps us position our players and maximize their opportunities.
The Predators success begins with fostering a fun "team" atmosphere. Time and again, our experiences have proven that a successful program acts as a catalyst for individual recognition. The coaching staff prides itself on being the preeminent teachers of the game in the club lacrosse world. It's not only our mission to improve the skills and game sense of every player, but we want to teach young men how to compete and achieve success while building mental toughness.
Our most powerful endorsements come from current and former Preds who have seen first-hand how unique our program is. Predators coaches are hand-picked to meet the founder's high standards of 1) Being involved in coaching for the "right" reasons (kids come first) 2) Being effective and passionate communicators and 3) Being a very talented/successful player in their own right.
The relentless pursuit of excellence is and will always be the standard for Predators Lacrosse.
“During my 9th grade summer I transitioned into the Predators lacrosse program and it will forever have changed my life. Throughout the last three summers of my high school career Predators developed a team/program that allowed me to grow as both an individual on and off the field. Our team went to great tournaments competing at the highest level and winning different events. Our coaches did an amazing job at making us better and focusing on detail to the very end. Predators was also the reason why I was put in front of college coaches. Predators gave me the opportunity to excel in front of the right colleges and has allowed me to play at a school where lacrosse will change my life. If there's any discrepancy in your mind between summer programs just think about what you truly want out of a organization. If you take the next step to join a Preds team, realize that you will get true commitment to the sport of lacrosse after joining the Predators family.”
Davis Allen, Notre Dame 2017
“Some of my fondest lacrosse memories have come with being part of the Predators Lacrosse Organization. I couldn’t have asked for anything better since each day the coaches brought a great passion for lacrosse and coaching. Their attitudes about hard work and playing the game with enthusiasm and intensity have shaped me into the player and person I am now. You can’t ask for better people to mold great players, teammates, and people. Go Preds!”
-Ara Atayan , UNC 2017
“I can’t thank the coaches for all of their help over the years. Collectively, they have devoted hundreds of hours working with me at tournaments, in organized practices, one-on-one training sessions and wall-ball practices. The overall mentorship they’ve provided my brother and me has been way more than anything we could have ever asked for or expected. Simply put, aside from my family, they have been the most influential people in my lacrosse career.”
- Henry Grass, Syracuse 2019
"The coaches went above and beyond the call of duty in helping my son find the right school and lacrosse program for him. Prior to his rising junior summer, they sat him down and made him quite aware of the opportunity he had before him in the ensuing four weeks. The Predators staff was able to help secure a spot for him at Maverik Showtime and again they took the time to set and outline a plan to achieve specific goals for the showcase and beyond. They asked him to sacrifice his social life, focus on his objectives and diligently prepare so he could maximize his potential to make the most of the opportunity at hand. ?When the offers started to come in after Showtime, they were a wonderful soundboard and resource to help us make the right decision. I look forward to The Predators expanding so they can continue to make a positive impact on many of the young boys playing lacrosse in the Hudson Valley. "GO PREDS!!!
- Rob Santangelo, UPenn 2018