Skill Academy2020-02-13T13:09:58-05:00

SKILL TRAINING ACADEMY

Our mission is to develop elite skills in athletes. Through our skill academy we train the details and specific skills of each position every week. There are no secrets, we train the proper way, every time, over and over again until we are the BEST at it. Each week our athletes get hundreds of reps through detailed and carefully thought out practice plans.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

This is our Weekly Skill Training option for any athlete looking to take their shooting efficiency, faceoff percentage, save percentage, or defensive skill to the next level. We do not run clinics, we run training sessions that focus on the key details every single week and then allow you to practice the reps you need in front of National Championship winning coaches. We believe in consistency and that is why we offer training sessions every single week all year long. A typical day looks like this:

Warmup

Hand-skill work – Foot Speed Work – Detailed explanation to the day’s focus

Focus

Preview today’s techniques – Reps, reps, reps – Critique each technique until it is perfected – More reps

Cooldown

Final skill training – Competition/Burnout

4-Pack

$1324 Training Sessions

Single Session

$351 Training Session

10-Pack

$31510 Training Sessions

ATHLETES DOING BIG THINGS

All – Americans

  • (A) Spencer Wirtheim – Baldwinsville – Cornell

  • (A) Olivia Navaroli – Skaneateles – Duke

  • (M) Max Rosa – West Genesee – Syracuse

  • (M) Patrick Hackler – Skaneateles – Yale (Bob Scott Award)

  • (G) Rob Seeley – Marcellus – St. Joes

First Team All-League

  • (A) Anthony Datellas – West Genesee

  • (A) Lance Madonna – ESM – Richmond

  • (A) Preston Taylor – CBA

  • (A) Wyatt Auyer – CBA

  • (A) Josh Hameline – Whitesboro – OCC

  • (M) Michael Tangredi – Baldwinsville – Army West Point

  • (M) Jake Moran – Central Square

  • (M) Johnny Keib – Jamesville Dewitt

  • (M) John Danforth – Skaneateles – Lehigh

  • (M) Liam Tierney – Marcellus – Clarkson

  • (G) Luke Staudt – West Genesee – Loyola

  • (G) Dan Stehle – Baldwinsville – OCC

Second Team All-League

  • (A) Austin Bolton – Baldwinsville

  • (A) Brendan Powers – Skaneateles

  • (A) Colin Kelly – CBA

  • (A) Tanner Burns – Jamesville Dewitt

  • (M) Carter Kempney – Carthage

  • (M) Luke Ingianni – Marcellus

All CNY

  • Anna Dieroff – Jamesville Dewitt – Yale

  • Grace Dower – Skaneateles – Ohio State

A1 ELITE MEMBERSHIP

We also have a full year membership option available for those athletes that train often. This is a great and affordable way to work and develop your game throughout the whole year. We are big believers in multi-sport athletes so we make this training system happen in a way that lets the athlete dedicate the time they need to their other sports. 

OUR COACHING STAFF

COMBINED 16 COLLEGIATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dylan Donahue

  • Owner/Coach Platform Lacrosse Training Club

  • Associate Head Coach Onondaga Community College

  • 2019 NJCAA National Champions

  • Professional Lacrosse Player 2016 – 2018

  • Drafted 2nd overall in the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Draft

  • 2016 Tewaarton Award Semi-Finalist

  • 2016 USILA 1st Team All-American – Syracuse University

  • 3 Time Division 1 College Lacrosse All-American

  • Co-Owner The Ultimate Goal Family Sports Center

Kevin Donahue

  • Coach at The Platform

  • Assistant Coach at Syracuse University (1986 – Present)

  • Head of Offense, Riding, Clearing and Faceoff

  • Upstate New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame (Coach and Player)

  • 9 National Championships

  • 22 Final Four Appearances

  • Teacher at West Genesee Middle School (35 Years)

  • 3 Time All American at Syracuse University

Bob Deegan

  • Assistant Coach at West Genesee High School – 40+ years

  • 40+ Years Goalkeeper Coaching Experience

  • Coached Numerous Division I / Professional Lacrosse Goalkeepers

  • 40+ Years Defensive Coaching Experience

Grace Nolan

  • Women’s Sniper School Coach at The Platform

  • 2018 Graduate From UCONN

  • Professional Lacrosse Player for the Upstate Pride

  • Broke UConn’s all-time points record

  • BIG EAST all-time leader in points

  • 2018 BIG EAST Attacker of the Year

Eric Miccio

  • Head Defensive Coach at The Platform

  • Head Coach for Onondaga Community College (2018 – Present)

  • 2019 NJCAA National Champions

  • Mercyhurst University (North East Campus) Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach / Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2016 – 2018)

Riley Donahue

  • Women’s Sniper School Coach at The Platform

  • 2018 Graduate From Syracuse University

  • Professional Lacrosse Player for the Boston Storm

  • Became the ninth player in program history to record 200 points in her career

  • Finished her career ranked ninth on Syracuse’s all-time scoring list

  • Ranked seventh in career goals and assists

  • Named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

  • Team Captain

Tyler Felise Jennings

  • Assistant Defensive Coach at The Platform

  • Assistant Coach for OCC 2019

  • 2019 NJCAA National Champions

  • DIII National Championship – Cortland

  • Defensive Player of the Year

  • 2X All-American

  • 6 years Coaching Experience