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).

Tucker Durkin

Major League Lacrosse:

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

Team USA Member:

  • 2018 Team USA members
  • World's Most Outstanding Defenseman at the 2014 World Games
  • Named to the All-World Team

Johns Hopkins Lacrosse:

  • 2x NCAA Defender of the Year in College Lacrosse (William C. Schmeisser Award) First Defenseman since 1993 to receive this award twice, and 7th guy in 72 years to receive award in back to back years.
  • 3x All American (2x 1st Team, 1x 2nd Team)
  • Voted on the All Time Johns Hopkins Lacrosse team
  • 4 Year Starter (started every game he played in for four years).

Kyle Hartzell

Major League Lacrosse:

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

National Lacrosse League:

  • NLL Champion

Team USA Member:

  • 2018 Team USA members
  • Defenseman for the 2015 Men's National Team

Salisbury Lacrosse:

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

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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