About
True Lacrosse
Illinois

About Us

True Lacrosse, a National premier club lacrosse program, offers its members the opportunity to work with experienced, professional coaches, attend the most competitive camps and tournaments, and develop into skilled players with a greater understanding of the game and a better sense of how to perform as an individual and work with a team. We recognize the ability of lacrosse to help players grow into confident, contributing members of the game and their communities; therefore, we are intent upon working with young people to improve their skills, promote sportsmanship, and instill a sense of respect for the game and its participants.

History

In 2008, Jake Deane and Mike Gabel, both accomplished college and professional lacrosse players, founded True Lacrosse with a simple goal in mind: to share their knowledge and love of the game with young players to help them understand and play the game at the highest level possible. Since that time, Jake, Mike and their team of experienced coaches and directors have done just that. In addition to their responsibilities at the True Lacrosse offices, both owners are on the fields with their players for every practice, crossing the country with the travel teams to attend the best tournaments, and continuing to fulfill the mission they envisioned years ago. After its establishment and overwhelming success in Illinois, True Lacrosse went on to found markets across the United States and Canada, making it one of the largest and most successful club lacrosse programs in the nation.

Our Mission

True Lacrosse is committed to the education and development of young men and women in the sport of lacrosse. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive training and experience to create exceptional athletes, while instilling confidence, integrity, and leadership skills they can employ both on and off the field. Driven by our four pillars - Passion, Energy, Expertise, and Reps - our staff combine knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm, allowing us to offer the best service, products, and guidance necessary to further develop the fastest game on two feet.

Coaches / Staff

Directors & Coaching Staff

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Josh Berey-Wingate

IL Southside Select Director
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Kylor Berkman

True IL Boys General Manager
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Vasiliki Berkman

Girls Marketing Director, Girls Coach
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Austin Brady

True IL State Director
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Alex Buetikofer

IL Warriors Select Director
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Katie Coleman

Sports Performance Director & West Regional Director
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Devin Cruz

Premier AA State Team Director, State teams Oversight
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Austin Curtis

North Stars Select Director
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Jake Deane

Founder & Co-Owner
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Joey Dey

Junior State Team Director
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Christina Fried

True IL Girls General Manager
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Mike Gabel

Founder & Co-Owner
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Emily Glossinger

2022 Coach
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Luke Harbottle

Black A State Team Director
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Carli Harpel

2027 Coach
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Sam Hiss

Black AA State Team Director
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Tim Lang

Director, Chicago City Region
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Nick Lundberg

IL Warriors Select Director
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Jaclen Moxley

Girls Director
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Eric Orndorf

IL Southside Select Director
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Joe Peruzzi

State Team Coach
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Suzanne Rich

True Girls Founder & National Girls Director
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Terra Ringo

Director, Northwest Region
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Graham Rouse

State Team Coach
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Collin Rustay

Director, Northwest Region
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Carly Shisler

Marketing Administrator & True IL Girls State Teams Coach
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Ryan Shorts

IL Knighthawks Select Director
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Claire Smith

2022 Coach
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Jack Spallone

Director, Illinois Box Program
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Greg Sprenzel

Director, North Region
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Jack Strahm

Premier A State Team Director
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Phoebe Tzannes

2025 Coach
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Contact / Locations

TRUE LACROSSE HEADQUARTERS

True Lacrosse headquarters is based in Lombard, Illinois with over 22,200 square feet of training space!

True Lacrosse

131 Eisenhower Lane N.
Lombard, IL 60148

Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: (630) 519-4680
Fax: (630) 359-3862
Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (M-F)

Insurance

In order to spread the sport we believe that everyone should be a member of US LACROSSE.

US LACROSSE will cover all insurance needs for your player and, additionally, you will receive a free monthly Magazine. A one-year membership and coverage is only $30.00 for Youth players / $35.00 for High School players.

Please signup at www.uslacrosse.org to help spread the sport.

Employment

We are regularly looking for qualified employees, please click the button below to view a list of our open positions.

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