Chaos Academy

The Chaos Lacrosse Academy is a program that is set up to provide instruction to players looking to increase their stick skills, physical ability and lacrosse IQ.  This program is helpful for those that are looking to improve their skills in the effort to play consistently at the higher level.  

Who is the Chaos Academy for?

This program is highly recommended for those currently playing or looking to play on a Chaos National Club team.  The skills are good for new athletes that have just picked up the game and for all existing Chaos Club players.  The program is open to all levels of talent grades 1st-11th grade.
The program is run by Chaos Academy Director, Mark Roidopoulos.  
The 2017 Summer schedule is below.  The location for the program will be BF Phillips in Frisco, TX (2980 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034):
  • June 12 - July 31
    • Every Monday/Thursday - 6-7:30pm and Saturday 9-10:30am (22 total sessions - weather permitting)
  • Non-club team member fee:  $550 ($500 Early Bird until April 15th)*
  • Current club team member fee: $350
  • Optional tournaments for academy players:  $140 per tournament
*Additional $50 sibling discount per sibling
Please reach out to the Chaos Registrar, Desiree Gildea with any questions that you have.
Week 1
Go over basic fundamentals on the proper way to pass, proper hand position, catch and pick up ground balls. 
Drills- Clockwork GB, Deuces, X shooting, Bucket Shooting, Modified Partner Passing, Over the Shoulders
Week 2
Proper shooting technique for attack and middies, footwork and position for defense.
Drills- T&S Shooting, Core Shooting, Downhill Shooting, Windshield Drill
Week 3
Learn the proper way to dodge and all the dodges and when to use each dodge, and how to play on ball defense. 
Drills- 3 Man Dodge Drill, Get to the Middle Drill, Protect the Cone 
Week 4 
Learn about the 2 Man Game and how to defend it. 
Drills- Shooting from X, Inside rolls, Question Marks, Picks and Slips, How to defend. 
Week 5
Learn about numbers and when to attack and when to pull out. Defense will learn more about positioning and how to defend against the fast break.
Drills- 3v3, 4v3, 5v4, 6v5, Off ball Shooting.
Week 6
Learn how to play in a settled offense and how to defend in team defense. 
Drills- Scrimmage, Whistle Drill, Settled Offense, Apache Drill 
Week 7
Put everything together to develop the complete lacrosse player.
Drills- We will focus on everything we have learned throughout the summer. 

Additional Academy Coaching Information:

Mark Roidopoulos - Chaos Academy Director
Mark Roidopoulos was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and played his high school lacrosse at Hillcrest High School where he was named team captain and also team MVP his senior season. Mark played at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. on a lacrosse scholarship. Mark has been a fixture in Texas lacrosse the last couple years coaching at his alma mater Hillcrest High School.  As an assistant coach he helped Hillcrest win a D2 State Championship in 2011. He also coached Hillcrest JV to its first undefeated season in program history. 
Mark has shared his enthusiasm with the younger players as well, coaching youth programs at Plano, Episcopal School of Dallas, and is currently the Head Coach at Hebron High School. Mark has also coached several summer select teams around DFW. 
Patrick Diamonon - Coach- Chaos 2018/19 Black 
Coach Diamonon was born and raised Houston, Texas and graduated from Lamar High School. At Lamar, he lettered 4 times each in football and lacrosse. As a senior, he was the recipient of the team's MVP award in both football and lacrosse. After graduating from Lamar, he played 3 years of college lacrosse at Hendrix College as a midfielder and attackman, missing his senior year due to a season-ending knee injury. In 41 career games he netted 13 goals and had 8 assists for a total of 21 points alongside 57 groundballs. 
Currently, Coach Diamonon is a member of the Philippine National Team, having been an active member of the roster since his freshman year of college. Most recently, he was with the Philippine team at the 2014 World Lacrosse Festival, where he averaged 6 points a game. 
During the summers of college he would help coach the Houston-based Houston Hurricanes U-13 and U-15 teams. During that time the teams placed no lower than 3rd place in all their tournaments. 
Coach Diamonon graduated from Hendrix College with a bachelors in Health Science.

Summer Program Coaches:

Drew Goethals - Coach- Grade Level and Position Coach
Jesuit lacrosse 4 year letter
2010 JV MVP 
2014 All State Goalie
2014 Varsity defensive mvp
2015 Starting goalie for Bellarmine as a freshman
Summer 2015
- Given lessons to over 10 goalies
- Worked TCU Lacrosse Camp, 3 Sentry lacrosse camps, and Dueces Winter Lacrosse Camp
Zane Filipovich - Coach- Grade Level and Defensive Coach
Born in Longview, Texas, raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zane has played lacrosse for 9 years, he attended Homestead High School where he received first team all conference 2 years in a row for close defense and honorable all state. After high school Zane attended Trine University and then transfered to Indiana Tech, after multiple ACL injuries that forced him to hang up his cleats. Zane then moved down here and got back into the lacrosse community to help spread the great sport of lacrosse to kids in Texas. Zane currantly is the Hebron Varsity Defensive Coordinator.

Cameron Laird - Coach - Grade Level and Position Specialist
Laird was the starting goalie for his last three years of high school at Parish Episcopal School.  He has played with some of the top club teams in Texas including Dallas Select, Sentry, C2C, and Bullfrogs.  Cameron now plays at Carthage College, a Division III program in Wisconsin.  In addition to coaching last summer for Texas Top Lacrosse, he coached the 5/6, 7/8 goalies at Parish Episcopal School.  Cameron is passionate about coaching kids and enjoys improving the players’ abilities every day. 

Paul Wahlstrom - Coach - Grade Level and Position Specialist
Paul started playing lacrosse in the 8th grade and lettered all four years at Coppell High School, winning two Texas State Championships with the team. After high school, Paul attended University of North Texas to continue his education and play lacrosse. Paul is the starting goalie with the Mean Green and has an overall save percentage of 62.8% and goals against average of 5.45. When Paul is not playing lacrosse for Mean Green he coaches at his alma mater working with goalies at youth and the high school level.