Ambition Lacrosse Empowering Young Athletes

In my time serving as a premier girls lacrosse club director and coach, Varsity and JV High School Girls Lacrosse Coach, town youth program director and coach and parent over the past 18 years I have identified a crucial need within our lacrosse community. The Metropolitan New York area is saturated with competitive club teams that focus on winning, rankings and college recruiting, while the majority of girls just want to PLAY, to LEARN, IMPROVE and GROW their game without the exhaustive commitment and cost of a tournament team. The reality is that some of the best lacrosse in the country is played right here in our backyard.

At Ambition Lacrosse, we understand the family, financial, and time commitments of club lacrosse. We aim to strike a balance between enhancing players' skills, providing college recruitment exposure, and fostering happy, confident, and well-rounded female athletes.

The competitive landscape of Fairfield County poses challenges for girls who desire to compete and enjoy participating on their town’s travel and high school teams without committing to club lacrosse or off-season player development. Keeping up can be daunting, yet not every girl’s goal is to play high level DI college lacrosse.

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Addressing Diverse Goals and Player Development Opportunities

Many Fairfield county girls aspire to secure positions on their town or high school teams. Whether aiming for spots on their town’s "A" team, JV, Varsity, or aspirations to play on mid-to-lower-level DI, DII, and DIII college teams, the majority seek opportunities to contribute meaningfully.

At Ambition Lacrosse, we prioritize providing significant playing time, fostering pride in technical skill development, and cultivating a positive team experience where every player can make a meaningful impact.

We offer flexible programming options ranging from year round or seasonal tournament team commitment on one of our Elite or age group teams, to various skill clinics and camps with registration open to all players regardless of club affiliation.

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Support for Collegiate Aspirations

At Ambition Lacrosse, we provide comprehensive support for players aiming to compete at the collegiate level. We offer our players full access, support and guidance in the recruiting process.

As Club Director, Coach and parent, I have unique experience in the college lacrosse recruiting landscape having guided not only my players but my own children through the college recruiting process at highly esteemed institutions: (son Connor Drake Team USA U-19 Training roster & Duke Men’s Lacrosse class of 2023, ACC Co-Champions and final four 2021 & ACC Champions 2023, NCAA Runners up 2024; daughter Callahan Drake Middlebury Women’s lacrosse National Champion 2022) . As such, our staff is knowledgeable and experienced regarding the recruiting process of DI, DII and DIII lacrosse from all sides- coach, club, parent and player. As AMBITION LACROSSE Director, I will be personally involved in the recruiting process should an athlete aspire to play at the collegiate level.

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Fostering Growth and Empowerment

The sport of lacrosse has unanimously provided our coaching staff some of our most rewarding life experiences, and we have loved watching our children enjoy the same.

Sadly, we find what’s missing today on most teams is the focus on player development, on being a part of a team and the love of the sport rather than competing with your own teammates or focusing on which teams are “the best”.

Our qualified and motivating coaches offer the unique opportunity to join a supportive, team centered environment for those players looking for a club in which to grow as players and as young women both on and off the field.

Why Play Ambition

  • MORE team practices & personal skill development sessions than surrounding clubs
  • Highest staff to player ratio of surrounding clubs
  • Our Sole Focus is on Your Daughter’s Personal Development
  • Flexible scheduling and commitment and pricing options for multi-sport athletes
  • Unparalleled off-season offerings, including injury prevention, speed and conditioning, agility and strength training, and skill development.
  • We select competitive skill-appropriate tournaments without huge travel and family commitments so that our players families can enjoy their summers together.
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Our Focus

“Hard work, Hustle, TEAM PLAY, Individual skill development, Integrity, Pride…and most of all the Ambition to be the best possible version of yourself.

BE THE CHANGE you wish to see in the youth club lacrosse scene.

We hope you will choose to play and grow with us!

~ Coach Drake