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OVERVIEW

Method 18 is a unique 3-day experience for the serious rising 7th, rising 8th, & rising 9th-grade lacrosse player who wants to be prepared to transition from competitive youth lacrosse to the modern high school game. Method 18 will be staffed by current public and private high school coaches from across the country. The three-day event will have players boarding on SPIRE’s campus and utilizing their athletic facilities.
 
Players will receive skill development sessions, strength & conditioning seminars, performance testing, competitive drills, and film sessions. Method 18 will be structured to resemble the time commitment of a competitive high school and/or college program. Camp will conclude with all star rosters being released at each grad year. Parents will receive an hour-long Q&A with HS Coach Staff regarding admissions, academics, and private school considerations.

Method 18 is about players individual development, this is not a showcase event nor is the goal to expose middle schoolers to the recruiting process. We want the Method 18 experience to better equip players with aspirations of college lacrosse for the immense responsibility and maturity necessary to be successful at these levels.
 
The first day of camp will double down on this focusing exclusively on skill work, small sided games, & performance testing. The Method 18 staff will than draft players to teams at each grad year for competitive games the rest of the week based on their first days effort. We hope that this formula helps us drive home that lacrosse skill is only one part of the METHOD.

Any questions?
Email Benin@TeamEighteen.com

COACHING STAFF

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  • Head Coach - Gerstell Academy

  • Head Coach - Team Eighteen 2023

  • Former Head Coach - University of South Carolina

  • MCLA 2019 National Champion

  • UMBC Alumni

JD HARKEY

Gerstell Academy / MD

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  • Head Coach - Perkiomen School

  • Former Head Coach - Kent School

  • Former Head Coach - Shenandoah University

  • Former Asst Coach - University of Vermont

  • Former Asst Coach - Washington & Lee

  • Fairfield Alumni

Mike Kruger

Perkiomen School / PA

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  • National Team & Academy Director of EighteenTwelve LLC

  • UMBC Mens Lacrosse (2007-2010)

  • 2x America East Champion 

  • Camp Cobbossee Director of Lacrosse (2010-2012)

  • Howard Community College Asst Coach (2014-2018)

  • Sauce Lacrosse, Founder 

  • US Lacrosse Level II Certified Coach

Benin Bembry

Head Counseler

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  • Head Coach - Boston College HS

  • 2018 DCL Coach of the Year

  • 2014 DCL Assistant Coach of the Year

  • Hobart Alumni

MARCUS CRAIGWELL

Boston College High School / MA

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  • Head Coach - Brophy College Prep

  • University of Virginia Alumni

  • 2011 NCAA National Champion

  • 2017 MLL Champion

  • Director of Lacrosse - AZ Outlaws

Pat Harbeson

Brophy College Prep / AZ

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  • McDaniel College 2013-2017

  • Captain as Senior

  • Member of School Leadership Committee

  • Lacrosse SAAC representative as Junior and Senior

  • Current Men’s Brand Manager at STX Lacrosse

TROY BECKER

Operations Manager

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  • Head Coach - Loomis Chaffee

  • Former Head Coach - Friends School of Baltimore

  • Former Head Coach - Calverton School

  • Bates College Alumni

BILL BALL

Loomis Chaffee / CT

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  • US Lacrosse Baltimore Chapter HOF

  • 2x US National Team Player

  • MLL Champion

  • 13x Pro Captain

  • 11x Pro All Star

  • #1 Pick in MLL draft

  • NCAA National Champion

  • Tewaaraton Award Winner

  • Johns Hopkins Athletic HOF

  • 2x NCAA Midfielder of the Year

  • 2x First Team All American

  • 3x All American

Kyle Harrison

Director

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  • Media Creator - EighteenTwelve Productions

THANH KIEU

Media Manager

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  • Head Coach - Mater Dei HS

  • Salisbury Alumni

  • 2011 D3 National Goalie of the year

  • 2x All-American

  • LXM Pro - Maverick United

  • Drafted by Bayhawks in 2012

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ

Mater Dei / CA

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  • Co-Founder / Vice President of EighteenTwelve LLC

  • Business Manager for Kyle Harrison

  • Manager for EighteenTwelve / Team Eighteen programming

SEAN CADY

Program Manager

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  • Two – 18 player teams per each age group

  • 4 attack; 6 midfielders; 1 FOGO; 5 poles; 2 goalies per team

  • Teams to be selected through a draft process

  • 5:1 Player to Coach Ratio 

  • Players will be staying in SPIRE dormitories (4 per room) and be walking distance from all facilities during the week 

  • Each player receives evaluation with input from each staff member to be provided after the event. 

  • All Star Teams will be chosen for all grad years 

  • Legends Gear Package  

  • Games to be held at SPIRE Stadium (open to parents, families, coaches, etc.)

Location:

SPIRE Academy

(Click HERE to visit SPIRE's website)

Dates:

July 26th - 28th (Tuesday / Thursday)

Cost:
$845.00

Includes: 

  • Lodging (room & board)

  • Dining Services (3x meals per day)

  • Legends Apparel Pack

    • Jersey​

    • Practice Pinnie

    • 2x shooter shirts

    • Shorts

2026 Game Uniforms

2027 Game Uniforms

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2028 Game Uniforms

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