3d Lacrosse Announces the Formation of 3d Garden State in Northern New Jersey
WESTFIELD, N.J. — 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s leading provider of lacrosse training and development services, has announced the formation of 3d Garden State, a New Jersey-based market that will serve lacrosse players in the Northern New Jersey region.
Based in Westfield, N.J., 3d Garden State will provide 3d Lacrosse’s widely regarded Select teams, hybrid and small-sided training, workshops, camps and clinics and other player development opportunities to youth and high school-age players in New Jersey.
Patrick Tuohy, formerly of Transition Lacrosse, has been named the Director of 3d Garden State. He will oversee all aspects of 3d Garden State’s coaching and operations kicking off immediately.
A certified trainer and an experienced public speaker, Tuohy is the owner of numerous businesses, including X-tra Mile Fitness in Cranford.
With a focus on helping players find and build on their inner strengths, he has overseen the Transition program since 2012 and built it to one of the area’s leading providers of training and other lacrosse services.
This fall, Tuohy will leave Transition Lacrosse to begin operations for 3d Garden State.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for young athletes to really take their lacrosse training and their focus on playing in college to the next level,” said Tuohy, who has been the head coach at Westfield High School since 2013.
“I’ve always wanted to help players of all ages bring out their very best on and off the field. After working with 3d Lacrosse and seeing their dedication to helping young athletes develop in the best way possible, I know this is a decision that will benefit all of the families that have stuck with me for all these years.”
“I’m also thrilled to help bring the 3d teaching and coaching paradigm to New Jersey, where I think we’re only just tapping the surface in terms of the level of talent we’re seeing now,” he continued.
A native of Westfield who captained the Blue Devils lacrosse and football teams as a senior, Tuohy has spent 13 years coaching at his alma mater, previously serving as a volunteer, the head junior varsity coach and later a varsity assistant.
In addition to his impressive coaching and business experience, Tuohy has a decorated military resume.
Attending Roanoke College after graduating high school, he joined the Marine Corps in 2002 – cutting short his plan to play college lacrosse – and went on to complete two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II.
In addition to receiving Honor Graduate accolades during recruiting training and Combat Engineer School, he was honored for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service with the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon following missions in the Al Anbar Province.
Tuohy completed a six-year stint in the Marine Corps in 2008, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He completed his degree from Roanoke College in 2006, earning a Bachelor’s degree in History.
“We are extremely fortunate to welcome a coach of Patrick Tuohy’s quality and character to our family of coaches,” said Matt Rowley, 3d Lacrosse’s National Club Director.
“Patrick represents the best of what lacrosse is all about and his values match up with ours. This is also a tremendous opportunity for 3d Lacrosse to bring our training, our Methodology and our resources to a region that is full of families who want to take training and development seriously.”
3d Garden State will kick off in the fall/winter of 2017 with youth box lacrosse teams from the second through eighth grades for boys and continuing in the summer by adding at least two high school-aged teams.
Supplemental 3d Garden State tryouts are scheduled for November 18 and will be held at Tamaques School in Westfield.
Tuohy said he has already heard from numerous families who look forward to training in the 3d Lacrosse system and becoming a part of the 3d Lacrosse family.
“I really wanted to find a way to give more to the players and their families who are looking to put themselves on a path to play in college,” said Tuohy, who was a coach at the STX Rising DI Showcase last summer, where he got a first-hand glimpse at the 3d Methodology.
“3d Lacrosse takes the development process seriously and that’s what I want for lacrosse players here in New Jersey. I want families in this region to benefit from all that 3d Lacrosse’s platform can offer and I know we can make an impact on lacrosse here overall, even as established as the game might be. But I want these players to come out with high expectations for themselves and what they want to accomplish as lacrosse players.”
3d Lacrosse CEO Greg Waldbaum said the expansion into New Jersey continues 3d’s growth in the Northeast and furthers the company’s mission to make a positive impact on the game, its coaching and its culture.
“The trend of 3d Lacrosse attracting many of the sport’s best people continues as the company grows its leadership position in the game,” Waldbaum said.
“To enter the New Jersey market and to do so with the leadership of an established and respected coach like Patrick Tuohy is a boon for 3d Lacrosse and our future efforts to provide world-class training to as many young lacrosse players as we possibly can.”
To learn more about the initial 3d Garden State tryouts, visit 3dLacrosse.com > Training > Find Your Market > Garden State. More information about 3d Lacrosse's 14 additional region operations can found at 3dLacrosse.com.
About 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco and Westfield, N.J. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com.
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