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WHSBLA Coaches Convention - January 27th, 2018

The WHSBLA is hosting the 2018 boys lacrosse coaching clinic on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at Seattle Pacific University. This years guest speakers are Jay Negus (Ward Melville HS - East Setauket, NY) and Brian Vona (Lincoln-Sudbury HS - Sudbury, MA). Each presenter will give three seperate clinics (45 min. each), on various topics and levels (youth, middle school, high school, offense, defense, special situations, drills, etc.).

Approximate clinic schedule and coaches bios below:


Room 1 - Youth/Offense Drills & Systems - Coach Negus
Room 2 - High School/Defense Drills & Systems - Coach Vona


Room 1 - High School/Offense Drills & Systems - Coach Negus
Room 2 - Youth/Defense Drills & Systems - Coach Vona


Room 1 - Youth & High School/O&D Open Panel - Coach Negus
Room 1 - Youth & High School/O&D Open Panel - Coach Vona

Jay Negus - Ward Melville (East Setuaket, N.Y.):

Ward Melville lacrosse was in Jay Negus' blood when he was born. His uncle Jeff Spooner held many Melville records before they were broken in the 1980s and 1990s. Growing up in Port Jefferson, Negus moved to the Three Village area as a ninth grader, but he was already playing with the Three Village youth program since Port Jefferson did not have its own club at that time in the late 1980s. He didn't play varsity until his 11th grade season, but he hit the playing field in perfect stride and did not take any time to adjust to the higher level of play. It was still uncommon at that time for eighth and ninth graders to play varsity, so Negus was right where he needed to be. After high school Negus went on to play four years of varsity lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts. Negus is currently The Dean of Students and the Head varsity coach at Ward Melville High School, helping teach today's Patriots athletes the benefits of playing for a dynasty that lives on.

More on Coach Negus: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/highlights-ward-melville-n-y-makes...

Brian Vona - Lincoln-Sudbury (Sudbury, MA):

The Head Coach of the Lincoln-Sudbury men’s lacrosse team, Brian is also Senior Project Manager for Ken Vona Construction. Brian has built a powerhouse program at Lincoln-Sudbury that continues to produce competitive collegiate players year after year. A successful player and coach, Brian is highly respected amongst his peers.

In high school, Brian earned All American honors as a goalie for Newton North, before going on to play for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. After a successful career at UNH, Brian played professional lacrosse with the Boston Blazers for 5 years. Now a coach, he has amassed over 220 wins with the Lincoln Sudbury Varsity Lacrosse in the last 15 years.

More on Coach Vona: http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/42425/for-lincoln-...