About

Our Story

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy’s mission from its beginning was to prepare WNY/Southern Ontario lacrosse players to play lacrosse collegiately.  Since its inception in 2005 it has met its goal by having over 200 alumni currently or previously playing college lacrosse.  Most importantly, playing lacrosse in college is an experience that creates memories and friendships that will last a life-time.  Playing collegiate lacrosse is not something that just happens overnight over-night however!

 

STOP paying for incredibly expensive college application, selection, recruiting and highlight video services. WHY?  The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy is the only sports academy we know of that has purposely put all of these services in one convenient, cost effective place to make the complicated and confusing college selection and recruiting process  simple and FUN!

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy College Support Difference ~ like none other

Boys Team Buffalo Includes:

  • Exposure: Play in front of 100s of college coaches depending the age group

 

  • Leading Staff: A staff well connected to the college coaches and including Michael Carbery, the BLA full-time director of lacrosse operations, player development & recruiting

 

  • The Alumni Network: Access to the BLA Alumni Network of over 200 alumni willing to help you

 

  • Online Profile: On your team roster page your have the easy ability to keep your profile and video updated throughout the year

 

  • Player and Parent Support: The BLA staff will email ALL college coaches the links to our team rosters, proactively contact coaches for specific athletes and contact coaches upon player requests.  We will also meet with any player and parent 1:1 or in a group setting.

 

  • Game Video: In 2014 the BLA will pay to have video taken of the u15 & u17 boys teams at UMASS & Niagara Classic.  All of this video will be made available to you to use as you would like.  This can easily be uploaded as game or highlights to your player profile page

 

  • Additional Resources: Included in this College Bound publication, on the BuffaloLacrosse.com website and SOON TO BE available in your BLA account are a wealth of resources to answer all our college recruiting questions and more!

 

Add-on College Services Offered

Considerably less expensive that ALL others!

SAT / ACT Prep Classes

  • Taught by one of WNY leading instructors
  • Classes planned & taught around the college recruiting timeline & lacrosse  season
  • Register for 1:1 or in a group setting

 

Additional Game Taping & Editing

  • Personalized college recruiting video support
  • Arrange for additional game taping outside of what the BLA is already providing such as a high school game

 

College Application & Essay Writing

  • Personalized 1:1 help in completing the college application

 

Athleticism & Injury Prevention

  • Increase your athleticism and prevent injury by working with one of the area’s premier trainers.
  • Register for 1:1 or in a group setting

 

Buffalo Cup Participation (Boys u17 players only)

  • Sign up to develop and more importantly test your ability, against the area’s best current college and past talent.

BLA Alumni:

Alfred

Arizona

Army Prep

Baldwin-Wallace

Binghamton

Brockport

Brown

Buffalo

Canisius

Clarkson

Coastal Carolina

Colorado

Cornell

Dartmouth

Denison

Franklin Pierce

Gannon

Geneseo

Genesee CC

Hobart

Hilbert

Ithaca

Keuka

Lake Erie

Lees-McRae

Le Moyne

Lenoir-Rhyne

Loyola

Manhattan

Marist

Mars Hill

Medaille

Mercyhurst

Messiah

Michigan State

Monroe CC

Niagara

Niagara CC

Northwestern

Ohio State

Ohio Valley

Ohio Wesleyan

Onondaga CC

Oswego

Penn State

Potsdam

Providence

RIT

Robert Morris

Roberts Wesleyan

RPI

Rutgers

Siena

Stevenson

St. John Fisher

Syracuse

Thiel

UMBC

UNC

VMI

Wagner

 

And more…

 

Our Sponsors

WNY Financial Planning Firm
Sports equipment and apparel retailer
NOCO

Our Partners

Wood Lacrosse Shafts, Wood Lacrosse Sticks
ConnectLAX
Blue Bison Sports - Lacrosse
Brine Lacrosse
WNY Girls Lacrosse Program
Mercury Screen Printing
Cryotherapy