Highest Caliber Defensive Training In Lacrosse.

Defensive Academy provides best-in-class lacrosse training for defensive players. Founded by top professionals Tucker Durkin and Kyle Hartzell, our method is curated to hone and improve the defensive skill-set. Our "D-Day" training series feature 2-hour clinics focused on developing players from the ground up. Whether your goal is to get recruited to play Division-I college lacrosse or just to improve on fundamentals, we've got you covered. In the murky waters of lacrosse instruction - our value proposition is simple - world-class instruction from world-class players.

Defensive-specific curriculum, covering fundamentals, stick positioning, stance, footwork, checks, and shooting.

Small group training options featuring film review and constructive feedback.

The top defenders from each regional D-Day series will be invited to participate in the Defensive Academy's national recruiting event.

Groups segmented by age:
Youth (5th-8th grade) and High-School (9th-12th grade).

Kyle Hartzell

Major League Lacrosse

  • 1x 1st Team All Pro Defenseman
  • 4x All-Star
  • 2x Champion
  • 2x Fastest Shot
  • MLL Championship Weekend MVP
  • Record holder for most points and most two pointers in a season

Salisbury University

  • NCAA National Champions
  • All American Defenseman
  • First Team All-Conference
  • Team Captain and MVP

Team USA

  • 1x World Champion
  • 2018 & 2014 Member

National Lacrosse League

  • 1x National Champion

Tucker Durkin

Major League Lacrosse

  • 4x 1st Team All Pro Defenseman
  • Drafted 3rd overall in 2013 Collegiate Draft
  • Current Captain of the Florida Launch

Johns Hopkins University

  • 2x NCAA Defender of the Year in College Lacrosse (William C. Schmeisser Award)
  • 3x All American
  • Voted on the All Time Johns Hopkins Lacrosse team
  • 4 Year Starter

Team USA

  • 1x World Champion
  • 2018 & 2014 Member
  • World's Most Outstanding Defenseman at the 2014 World Games
  • Named to the All-World Team

Callum Robinson

Major League Lacrosse

  • Drafted 25th overall in 2015 Collegiate Draft
  • Atlanta Blaze Starting Defensemen

Stevenson University

  • NCAA National Champion
  • 3x All-American
  • 3x First Team All MAAC Conference
  • MAAC Conference Player of the Year
  • MAAC Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Team Captain and Team MVP

Team Australia

  • 2018 & 2014 Member
  • 2x 4th Place Finishes

National Lacrosse League

  • 2018/9 Free Agent Signing with the Colorado Mammoth

Matt Landis

Major League Lacrosse

  • Drafted 3rd overall in 2016 Collegiate Draft
  • 2018 MLL All Star

University of Notre Dame

  • 2x NCAA Defender of the Year in College Lacrosse (William C. Schmeisser Award)
  • 2x 1st Team All American
  • 3x First Team All MAAC Conference
  • 4 Year Starter
  • Team Captain

National Lacrosse League

  • Defenseman for the San Diego Seals

Defensive Training (D-Day)

90 minutes of hands-on, defense-specific training from world-class defenders Tucker Durkin & Kyle Hartzell.

Defensive Academy Overnight Camp

A one-of-a-kind overnight lacrosse camp designed for defenders by the best defensive lacrosse players in the world. Similar to other top overnight camps, players will enjoy comfortable accommodations on a college campus, full access to meals and nutrition, and off-field experiences that keep the schedule fresh and enjoyable between lacrosse sessions. What's different? Training sessions, drills, film, strategy, and all other lacrosse components will be geared towards getting the most out of defensive players.

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