520 LACROSSE ACADEMY
520 COACHING STAFF
The Best Lacrosse Training
in Southern Arizona
Field and Box Lacrosse Training
for Youth and H.S. Players
Mike grew up on Long Island in Manhasset where he started playing PBC lacrosse in second grade. He captained his HS team, then played D3 NCAA at Alfred University in upstate NY where he was also captain his junior and senior seasons. Eventually he relocated to Arizona and played in the World Games in conjunction with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He has coached for over 20 years co-founding the Tucson Scorpions youth lacrosse program and the Salpointe H.S. program which won the State title under his leadership. Mike then founded the Southern Arizona Lacrosse Academy (SALA) travel club program which was an Adrenaline affiliate, and co-founded the Tucson Titans program.
Noah Van Amburg
Noah attended high school at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and Oberlin College in Ohio where he was a four-year letterman, three-year starter, and co-captain of the men’s D3 NCAA lacrosse team during his senior season. He moved to Arizona in order to attend law school at the University of Arizona in 1997. Noah coached for the Tucson Lacrosse Club prior to helping Mike Storie, Dean Greenberg and Ty Endean found the Tucson Titans in 2016. Noah has a level 2 U.S. Lacrosse certification.
Jim lived in Wisconsin until 2003 when he moved to Oro Valley. He graduated from University Wisconsin-Lacrosse. He worked with Rogue Lacrosse Club and created the Oro Valley Youth Development program 6 years ago, concentrating on development of skills prior to playing with pads for ages 5-9. Jim has been US Lacrosse Coaching certified since 2013 and is now Level 2 certified. He is constantly learning more about the field and box games via coach training and seminars. Jim loves to challenge kids to be the best people they can be and is excited to continue being part of the 520 Lacrosse Academy.
STAR GUEST COACHES:
Once again, University of Denver players Chris and Teddy Sullivan will be volunteering their time to help coach our boys in the 2020 off-season. Chris and Teddy started their lacrosse journey in Tucson under Coach Mike's guidance as young boys, and have gone on to great success on collegiate lacrosse' greatest stage. Chris and Teddy have been important players in the national powerhouse Denver program.