PCD Coach Peter Kelleher Tapped to Lead New England Lax Leadership Clinic with USMC

PCD Varsity Lacrosse Coach Peter Kelleher will lead a premier lacrosse sports clinic on September 30th at the Windsor School in Boston as part of the United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy. The free, one-day clinic is open to youth ages 15 to 19 years old and offers athletes a unique opportunity for both fundamental lacrosse skill improvement and leadership training.

As a leading lacrosse coach in Rhode Island, Kelleher was selected to oversee the clinic which will bring together more than 200 players and 14 coaches from all over New England. He's excited to be a part of the USMC Sports Leadership Academy and hopes the players, including seven of his own athletes, gain valuable leadership skills for on and off the field.

"Leadership can be a term that gets thrown around a lot in sports, which can be confusing for a high school player. Being the best player doesn't necessarily make you a good leader and I think they will learn that difference and leave with important insight on how to begin to become a leader," says Kelleher.

The clinic is the only one of its kind in the region to infuse leadership training within the sport of lacrosse. The Sports Leadership Academy was launched by the United States Marine Corps to provide youth nationwide the unique opportunity to learn the leadership principles used by the United States Marines while learning and improving fundamental athletic skills in sports including football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, lacrosse, and soccer.

The September 30th lacrosse clinic will include lacrosse skills training, athlete evaluations, and competition. Learn more about the clinic and registration here.


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