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Rippers Academy Testimonials

"I think the 5 week academy is one of the best things we’ve been involved in. Love the conditioning, drills, and helping the kids understand the ‘why’. I talked to a few parents and we all agree, this is a fantastic benefit of NW lax and a great warm up for the spring season. Thanks for all you’re doing to invest in the kids! "

- Anonymous

"The academy for us was sweet for the following reasons: indoor, fast pace, many touches, simple and effective repetitive drills, drills are foundation to proper technique and lacrosse IQ, great tie with current club teammates for off season team building, relationship building, unique environment, kids actually like the conditioning, 90 minutes is a perfect time allotment, price is affordable for rippers, kids will be ahead when comes to spring programs and summer club.  Dave makes it fun! "

- Anonymous

Welcome To The Rippers Academy!

The Rippers Academy is a new initiative for Lacrosse Northwest created by Dave Sanford (Director of Boys Player Development and Travel Teams) and Neal Bateman (Boys Program Director) to provide small group and individual training for the boys and girls Portland Lacrosse Community. 

The training will be offered at greatly reduced prices for our Rippers Travel Team players, however, is available to all Portland Metro area lacrosse players. The Academy will offer regular training sessions as well as special clinics with college coaches and professional players. 

In addition to the offerings posted online, private individual, small group, team training and coaches training are also available. Email Dave Sanford, Director of Boys Player Development and Travel Teams at for more info on boys training and our Girls Program Director Sean Hansen at for girls training information!