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2019 WHSBLA Lacrosse Coaches Convention - Jan. 26th

The WHSBLA is hosting the 2019 boys lacrosse coaching clinic on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at Seattle Pacific University. This years guest speakers are Blake Kim (Menlo School - San Francisco, CA) and Cort Kim (Menlo School - San Francisco, CA). Each presenter will give three separate clinics (45 min. each), on various topics and levels (youth, middle school, high school, offense, defense, special situations, drills, etc.).

The following is a great article written about this years presenters: https://powelllacrosse.com/blood-brothers/

Registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whsbla-lacrosse-coaches-convention-2019-tic...

Approximate clinic schedule and coaches bios below:

2:00pm-2:45pm

Room 1 - Youth/Offense Drills & Systems - Coach B. Kim
Room 2 - High School/Defense Drills & Systems - Coach C. Kim

3:00pm-3:45pm

Room 1 - High School/Offense Drills & Systems - Coach B. Kim
Room 2 - Youth/Defense Drills & Systems - Coach C. Kim

4:00pm-4:45pm

Room 1 - Youth & High School/O&D Open Panel - Coach B. Kim
Room 1 - Youth & High School/O&D Open Panel - Coach C. Kim

Blake Kim - Menlo School (San Francisco, CA):

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Coached Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, CA) to consecutive winning seasons in program’s first 2 years of existence; earned US Lacrosse Head Coach of the Year for Northern CA Chapter (2011)

Inducted into University at Albany (NY) Athletic Hall of Fame (2002)

Inducted into Guilderland High School (NY) Athletic Hall of Fame (2011)

Received Nolan H. Rogers “Keeper of Lacrosse” Award by US Lacrosse, for playing in

the Spirit of the Game, for honoring the Game’s traditions, for promoting honor,

integrity and respect, and for encouraging good sportsmanship (2014)

Honored as ‘Legend of Lake Placid Lacrosse’ (2015)

Inducted into Adirondack Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2017)

Honored as member of 50th Anniversary Team for University at Albany lacrosse program (2018)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 – now Menlo School, Menlo Park, CA Head Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse

2017 Ahwatukee and Desert Vista Lacrosse Clinic, Phoenix, AZ Clinic Co-Director &

2011 – 2017 Firehawks Lacrosse Club, San Carlos, CA - Coach & Fall Ball Program Co-Director (2015-16) - Various coaching positions over the years, mostly with 12U-14U teams

2013 – 2014 3d Lacrosse, Northern CA - Assistant Coach, 3d Nor Cal (class of 2016) team

2011 – 2012 Sacred Heart Prep HS, Atherton, CA Head Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse

2007 – 2010 Peter Worstell’s Be the Best Lacrosse Camp and California Gold Invitational, Danville, CA - Coach at one of the nation’s premier instructional lacrosse camps and recruiting showcases

2009 Nor Cal U15 National Team, Northern CA - Co-Head Coach - Coached many of Northern California’s top young players, many of whom went on to have very successful collegiate lacrosse playing careers

2006 – 2009 Nike Lacrosse Camps, Redwood HS & CSU Monterey Bay, CA Co-Director & Coach

2003 – 2005 East Valley Lacrosse Winter Clinic, Mesa, AZ Coach

2003 – 2005 St. Andrew’s School Annual Lacrosse Clinic, Austin, TX Coach

1993 – 1994 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Assistant Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

1992 All-American Lacrosse Camp, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

2001 – 2017 Barbary Coast Lacrosse Club, NCLA

2002 Korean National Team, World Championships, Perth, Australia

1989 – 1992 University at Albany (NY) - Team Captain, 1992 - Graduated as program’s all-time leader in Assists Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, 2002

1987 – 1988 Guilderland High School (NY) Team Captain, 1988 - Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – now Lax-IQ, San Francisco, CA - Co-founder - Private lacrosse instruction business with emphasis on visual learning via classroom video instruction and reinforcement during subsequent field drill work

2010 – 2013 Easton-Bell Sports, Scotts Valley, CA - Product Manager, Lacrosse - Hard goods manufacturer of lacrosse equipment

2005 – 2010 Talon Lacrosse, San Carlos, CA - Co-founder, Product & Creative - Hard goods manufacturer of lacrosse equipment

Cort Kim - Menlo School (San Francisco, CA):

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Coached Springfield College Men’s Lacrosse team to NCAA Division II National Championship in 1994 (runner-up in 1995)

Coached Desert Vista High School boys lacrosse team to Arizona State Championship victory in program’s first year of existence (2001)

Inducted into University at Albany (NY) Athletic Hall of Fame (2002)

Inducted into Guilderland High School (NY) Athletic Hall of Fame (2011)

Received Nolan H. Rogers “Keeper of Lacrosse” Award by US Lacrosse, for playing in the

Spirit of the Game, for honoring the Game’s traditions, for promoting honor, integrity and

respect, and for encouraging good sportsmanship (2014)

Honored as ‘Legend of Lake Placid Lacrosse’ (2015)

Inducted into Adirondack Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2017)

Honored as member of 50th Anniversary Team for University at Albany lacrosse program (2018)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 – now Menlo School, Menlo Park, CA Assistant Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse

2017 Ahwatukee and Desert Vista Lacrosse Clinic, Phoenix, AZ Clinic Director

2011 – 2017 Firehawks Lacrosse Club, San Carlos, CA - Coach, Fall Ball Program Co-Director (2015-16) - Various coaching positions over the years, mostly with 12U-14U teams

2013 – 2014 3d Lacrosse, Northern CA - Assistant Coach, 3d Nor Cal (class of 2016) team

2011 – 2012 Sacred Heart Prep HS, Atherton, CA Assistant Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse

2007 – 2010 Peter Worstell’s Be the Best Lacrosse Camp and California Gold Invitational, Danville, CA - Coach at one of the nation’s premier instructional lacrosse camps and recruiting showcases

2009 Nor Cal U15 National Team, Northern CA - Co-Head Coach - Coached many of Northern California’s top young players, many of whom went on to have very successful collegiate lacrosse playing careers

2009 Nike Lacrosse Camp, CSU Monterey Bay, CA Co-Director, Coach

2003 – 2005 East Valley Lacrosse Winter Clinic, Mesa, AZ Coach

2003 – 2005 St. Andrew’s School Annual Lacrosse Clinic, Austin, TX Coach

1999 – 2000 Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, AZ - Assistant Coach, Boy’s Lacrosse
Helped lead team to Arizona High School State Championship in program’s inaugural year

1993 – 1995 Springfield College, Springfield, MA - Assistant Coach, Men’s Lacrosse
Helped lead program to first ever NCAA Div. II Lacrosse Championship in 1994; finished runner-up in NCAA Championship in 1995

1992 – 1993 University at Albany, Albany NY Assistant Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

1992 All-American Lacrosse Camp, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

2001 – now Barbary Coast Lacrosse Club, NCLA

2002 Korean National Team, World Championships, Perth, Australia - Capt.

1989 – 1992 University at Albany (NY) - Team Captain, 1991-1992 - Graduated as program’s all-time leading scorer - NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, 2002

1987 – 1988 Guilderland High School (NY) Team Captain, 1988 - High School All-American - Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

02013 – now SNYPR, Inc., Silicon Valley, CA - Co-founder, Product Development - Innovative mobile app designed to “gamify” practice in youth sports by using proprietary algorithms to recognize a lacrosse throwing motion and count practice reps

2016 – now Lax-IQ, San Francisco, CA - Co-founder - Private lacrosse instruction business with emphasis on visual learning via classroom video instruction and reinforcement during subsequent field drill work

2010 – 2013 Easton-Bell Sports, Scotts Valley, CA - Sales Director, Lacrosse - Responsible for managing national sales force of 30+ reps with $2M+ annual sales

2005 – 2010 Talon Lacrosse, San Carlos, CA - Co-founder - Innovative hard goods lacrosse company with focus on shaft and head product categories; later acquired by Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

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