Silver City is kicking off 2020 with a training focus 


June 23, 25, 29, 30

July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30

12 Sessions
June 23rd- July 30


Carondelet Athletic Complex
Concord, CA



Dates coming soon for Fall/Winter 2020 - discounts available for full year registration.

Silver City Lacrosse Training will now be run under the 501 (c) 3 LET (Lacrosse Education And Training) LET THE KIDS PLAY! Programs mission is to train players to get them ready for their NCJLA, Club or high school seasons. No players will be excluded because of club, high school or spring team affiliation. Our vision and goal is to increase the overall Lacrosse IQ and skill of all players who sign up for training.The program will focus on: 


-Small sided team concepts to maximize repetitions

-6v6 Samurai style games


-Teaching the fundamentals of passing with correct form from various release points 

-Catching the ball with appropriate grips in tight, mid range shallow cuts, coming up field below goal line extended and posting up top. Catch the balls with soft hands and deep or catching in front and keeping in front to avoid a trailing defender. 

-Dodging approaches & options coming coming out of the dodge as well as dodging off the pass with an approaching defender. 

-Swing passes or one more feeds 

 -Taking off ball inventory 

-Finding cutting lanes or skip passing lanes. 

-Offensive communication. 

-Shooting techniques from different release points. 

-Odd man situations to identify the 2 on 1. 

-Man up offense-Small sided games. 

-Riding affectively. 

-Ground Balls 

-Creating slickness via multiple stick handling progressions

 -Learning to utilize stick fakes to freeze slides, shift defenses and misdirect sticks in passing lanes 


-Defensive positioning, footwork and approaches. 

-Off ball positioning. 

-Defensive toolbox checks and bumps. 

 -Man down defense 

-Getting sticks up in passing lanes. 

-Sliding the correct way and teaching how to make contact the correct way. 

-Being a threat to pass, feed and shoot. 

-Creating slickness via multiple stick handling progressions

 -Defensive communication. 

-Ground Balls. 

-Small sided games. 

 -Odd man situations and reads. 


-Goalies will work on positioning, baiting, stance, not giving up rebounds, communication, outlets, playing small sides games to work on stick skills and footwork. 


-Stance, reads, outs, wingmen adjustments, listening for calls from sideline, shooting, feeding, passing, defensive toolbox building to be confident if they get stuck on defense. We will also cover the cat and mouse game of substitution. 



John Christmas | JC@EncoreBrand.com

BiographyCoach Christmas grew up in Philadelphia PA. He attended Lower Merion high school where he was one of the greatest players in Pennsylvania prep lacrosse history. From there he went to play for at the University of Virginia for the great Dom Starsia. From day one Coach Christmas started and helped lead his team to a NCAA National Championship in 2003. After being named an All American twice in college, John went on to play for the Boston Cannons and Chesapeake Bayhawks (MLL) as well as his hometown Philadelphia Wings (NLL), and is currently playing for LXM Pro. He has vast coaching experience, tutoring dozens of All Americans. He was a co-founder of Dukes Lacrosse, an east coast club powerhouse, helped to start lacrosse programs all over the globe and has coached at the NCAA Division 1 level at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018 John was the co-offensive coordinator for Uganda National team. John is a founder of Encore lacrosse and lives in San Francisco with his wife Ellie and his son Sky. A true student of the game, John loves to watch lacrosse at all levels in his spare time. Currently, John coaches at De La Salle High School in Concord California.



Nathan Kenion has always enjoyed being a student of the game, whether it be football, baseball or basketball. In 2008 legendary coach Bob Ladouceur hired Nathan as the running backs’ coach for the De La Salle High School Spartans. In Nathan’s first year as a coach, De La Salle won the league title and North Coast Section Championship, and runner-up for State Championship. 

A stickler for details, Nathan is known for focusing on “the little things that make a big difference.” As a coach, he prides himself on teaching fundamentals and techniques properly and using these skills to gain an advantage on the playing field. Nathan continues to work with De La Salle’s athletes and athletes of all ages throughout the Bay Area, helping them to maximize their potential whatever their sport may be. 

 Those who follow the De La Salle football program understand that the success achieved by any team is due in large part to the “hundred little things” that the coaches ask of the individual players. Concentrating on properly executing fundamentals and techniques, doing the right things until they become instinctive, working smart and working hard, are examples of what is expected of all De La Salle athletes, and what Nathan teaches to his private clients, and at his camps and clinics. 

 Nathan has built his own coaching style and career based on these expectations, and he enjoys sharing this passion for the game with others. He has devoted his life to teaching and coaching athletes of all ages. 


Nathan grew up in Vallejo, California, where he was a nationally ranked baseball player, as well as an excellent football and basketball player. While attending De La Salle High School, Nathan excelled in basketball, track and football, but eventually chose to concentrate on football. He became an integral part of the De La Salle Spartan football teams from 1998-2001. His teammates include several current NFL football players: D.J. Williams (linebacker, Denver Broncos), Maurice Jones-Drew (running back, Jacksonville Jaguars), and Matt Guiterrez (quarterback, New England Patriots), among others. 

 Nathan was also team captain on the De La Salle football team. He started on both sides of the ball, at running back on offense and safety on defense. As a junior, Nathan collected 5 interceptions on defense and rushed for over 600 yards on offense, leading the team in touchdowns (24). He was a pre-season All-American as he entered his senior season. As a senior, Nathan collected 15 touchdowns and was part of a dynamic trio of running backs that included Alijah Bradley (University of Michigan) and Maurice Jones-Drew, arguably the best running back to ever come out of De La Salle’s storied football program.

 On defense in his senior year, Nathan finished with over 100 tackles and was a First Team All League selection, First Team All Area and second team All State. He accepted a full scholarship to Saint Mary’s College, and in his junior year, he transferred to University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There he started at defensive back and was voted by his teammates as team captain his senior year.


• Motivational Coach 

• Flexibility Maintenance Coach


• Offensive Coach 

• Culture & Parent Manager


•Head Coach At Palo Alto HS 

 •Divison 3 Lacrosse Player At Goucher College Grad 

 •Faceoff Specialist Coach 

 •Special Teams Director 

 •2014 SVAL Coach Of The Year


Playing Experience: 

High School · 4x Varsity Starter – Bishop O’Dowd HS, Oakland 

o All-American 

o 4x All-League – SSDM, Face-Off, Midfield, Attack 

o 3x Captain 

College· 4x Starter – UC Davis Men’s Lacrosse 

o All-American 

o 3x All-League – Midfield, Attack 

o 3x Captain 

Coaching Experience: 


 · UC Davis Men’s Lacrosse, 2011-2012 

o Asst Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator 

High School 

· Davis Senior High School, 2008-2012 

o Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach§ Took team from 0-16 to 16-0 within 3 years 


·  Skyline Youth Lacrosse, 2004-2007 

o Fall Ball Coordinator/Coach· Davis Youth Lacrosse, 2007-2012 

o Fall Ball Coordinator 

o U14A Head Coach 

· Alameda Youth Lacrosse, 2014-2015 

o Fall Ball Coordinator 

o U14A Head Coach 

· Walnut Creek Warriors Youth Lacrosse, 2016-Present 

o Fall Ball Coordinator 

o U14A Head Coach


• Offensive Coordinator, Redwood HS 

 • Co-Founder, Encore Lacrosse 

 • MCLA All American, Gonzaga University


We train, develop and mentor the most competitive lacrosse players in Concord, California and the surrounding East Bay towns.



      U12 - 2018 Santa Cruz Classic

      HS Varsity- 2018 Santa Cruz Classic