Coach Miller and his staff of local, recently graduated, lacrosse players are going over their practice strategies and getting excited.
They are looking very forward to a new season of lacrosse. “I enjoy being outside, teaching and instructing. It is a really great to watch my players have fun and improve. I love the excitement and promise of a new season,” says Coach Miller.
Coach Miller comes from a family that has a long and storied history with lacrosse. It is the type of family that is hard to come by these days - a family of 12 children spanning 24 years. Similar to the children of Greenwich, the Miller kids were full of energy and involved in football, hockey, skiing, and especially lacrosse from a very early age. “Sports were a very big part of our lives growing up. They taught us discipline, teamwork, and the benefits of hard work,” said Coach Miller.
All of the children went on to play varsity athletics and Division I sports - lacrosse being the number choice. Coach Miller (number 11 in the line-up) enjoyed the game so much that he went on to start Miller Lacrosse (M11). Coach Miller has been living and working in Greenwich now since 2009, building his brand and reputation as a dedicated youth coach admired by the players and respected by the parents. “Greenwich is a very special community, the players are dedicated, fun, and willing to learn, and the parents couldn’t be more supportive,” says Coach Miller. You will often see Miller Lacrosse camp and clinic donations at fundraisers all over the town. “Greenwich has done a great deal for me and my family and I want to support the community however I can,” he said.
The Miller Lacrosse method works for both beginner and advanced players. Instruction is geared to help the player develop both technical and tactical game skills in real time situations. Coaching incorporates competitive drills and games so that the player stays engaged, has fun, and is challenged during each session.
M11 Miller Lacrosse runs travel teams for youth boys and girls. His teams allow all players the time to grow and learn in a supportive and fun environment. Coach Miller also holds morning instructional summer camps in Greenwich, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Montauk.
M|11 is a local business that makes a point to hire young adults in the community to coach and mentor its youth lacrosse programs. “Hiring local benefits everyone. It give the young players someone to look up to and offers a work opportunity to young adults just starting out,” says Coach Miller. For more information about Coach Miller’s philosophy on coaching, his summer teams and summer camps, and employment opportunities visit www.millerlacrosse.com