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True University

True University is available to all True Lacrosse players as a way to get one-on-one attention from coaches who have played at the highest level. These private lessons are designed for players who want additional training with focused, personal attention on the skills it takes to succeed at the highest level.

A combination of speed, strength, and agility training combined with lacrosse specific skills and drills make True University lessons the ultimate personal training for players who wish to perfect their game.

We will tailor your True University experience to your individual needs. When you register for True University, you may specify which skills you would like to focus on, as well as which times and days work best for you.

We encourage all True Lacrosse players to take advantage of this individual, personal lacrosse training experience at least once throughout the year. You’ll get personal attention and instruction from our top coaches. Enroll in True University today!

2 Levels of Coaching


True University offers two levels of coaching. In keeping with True Lacrosse’s high standards, our True University coaches are some of the best and most proficient in the game today. All of our coaches have performed successfully at the collegiate level and can develop players’ skills, lacrosse IQ, and strength.

We will match players with coaches who can most effectively improve their skills based on the individual player’s needs.


Level 1 Coaching

  • MLL Playing experience
  • Current Level 1 Coaches- Jake Deane, Mike Gabel, Kevin Finn, Devin Cruz, Peter Murphy & Will Nowesnick

Level 2 Coaching

  • Substantial NCAA DI, DII, or DIII Lacrosse background
  • Proven history of successful coaching at High School and Collegiate levels
  • Background in speed, strength, and conditioning training
  • Strong ability to assess and develop players of all skill levels

Meet the Level 1 Coaches

Jake Deane

  • 2011 & 2012 Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • 2012 MLL Champion with the Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Collected over 200 Groundballs and scored more than 30 points in his MLL career
  • 2010 Member of Toronto Nationals
  • 2006 - '09 Member of Chicago Machine
  • Led the Chicago Machine in groundballs from 2006-2009
  • 2006 All New England First Team
  • Named to 2006 NCAA All Tournament Team
  • All American at UMass
  • Captain of the UMass National runners-up
  • Holds single season ground ball record at UMass

Mike Gabel

Current member of the Charlotte Hounds

  • Member of the Boston Cannons 2013
  • Member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks 2012
  • Member of the Rochester Rattlers 2011
  • Member of the Chicago Machine 2006 - 2010
  • Chicago Machine Captain 2008 ‘09
  • MLL All-Star 2008 ‘09
  • Chicago Machine Defensive MVP 2006 ‘08
  • University of Vermont Assistant Coach 2006
  • University of Vermont Defensive MVP ‘03, ‘05
  • American East All Conference Selection 2003

Kevin Finn

Director, True Lacrosse North Shore

  • Salisbury University
  • LXM Pro Midfielder 
  • National Championship Appearance at SU
  • Transfer from Stony Brook University
  • Loyola Academy, 3 State Championships
  • Former O'Fallon High School Head Coach
  • Former Benet Academy Assistant Coach


Devin Cruz

Director, True Lacrosse Northwest

  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Member of the 2017 Ohio Machine 
  • 2016 NCAA D2 Caused Turnover Leader
  • 2016 USILA D2 2nd Team All American LSM
  • 2016 USILA D1/D2 All-Star
  • 2015 USILA D2 3rd Team All American LSM
  • 2015 Conference Carolina's DPOY
  • 4 Time All Conference Carolina's LSM
  • 2 Time Captain at Belmont Abbey
  • All-Time Ground Ball Leader at Belmont Abbey

Peter Murphy


  • Coached True Lacrosse's 2019 AAA National Team
  • 3-year Starter at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • College Honors: All-American, All-ACC, 2-time ACC Champion, Team Captain As Senior, Most Outstanding Freshman at UNC, 3rd All-time in Takeaways at UNC
  • High School Honors: 2-time HS All-American, 2-time Nassau County Defenseman of the Year, 2-time Captain, 2-time Medal Winner for Team Long Island at the Empire State Games, GCHS Athlete of the Year, All-State Football, Elected to the Garden City HS Sports Hall of Fame
  • Defensive Coordinator for Undefeated N.Y. State Champion Garden City Trojans (2000)
  • Certified by U.S. Lacrosse & Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
  • Head Coach Varsity Lacrosse at The Latin School of Chicago
  • Founder & Director of LiL' Ballers Lacrosse

Will Nowesnick

  • True North Stars Director
  • Loyola Academy 2014 Graduate
  • 2012 & 2013 IL State Champion
  • 2014 IHSA All-American
  • Salisbury University 2018 Graduate
  • 2016 2nd Team All American
  • 2017 1st Team All American
  • 2018 1st Team All American
  • 2016 National Champion
  • 2017 National Champion
  • 2018 Team Captain
  • 3 Time All American(2 X 1st, 1 X 2nd)
  • 3 National Championship APpearances
  • Lake Forest High School Coach
  • Ohio Machine MLL LSM

Individual Training Prices

# of Lessons Level 1 Price Level 2 Price
1 $150 $100
4 $600 $400
8 $1125 $750
12 $1650 $1125
24 $3275 $2200
50 $5000 N/A

Group Training Prices

# of Players # of Lessons Price per Player
2 4 $295
2 8 $590
2 12 $860
3 4 $255
3 8 $510
3 12 $740
4+ 4 $199
4+ 8 $398
4+ 12 $572

Cancellation Policy

All individual lessons must be canceled 24 hours in advance. You may cancel by calling (630) 359-5542.  Those who fail to cancel their lesson 24 hours in advance will not receive a make-up lesson. ALSO ALL LESSONS MUST BE USED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF PURCHASE.

This registration session will allow you to provide contact information, player information, medical information, sign consents and submit payment.  Please read through each page carefully to ensure all information is provided accurately.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or PayPal account information available.