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 2018 summer schedule is below.  The location for the program will be BF Phillips Sports Complex
at 3335 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034:

Details:
22 sessions (Program runs June 5th - July 28th, July 4th week break)
  • 6:30-8pm Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am-11:00am Saturdays
 
Fee:
  • Non-club team member fee:  $550* (Equivlent to $25 per session)
  • Optional tournaments for academy players:  $140 per tournament

*Additional $50 sibling discount available

Please reach out to the Chaos Registrar, Desiree Gildea with any questions that you have.

 

Chaos Academy Weekly Schedule:

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.  Coach Roidopoulos has multiple coaches on staff at the Academy sessions, typically local college lacrosse athletes:

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. 
 
Terry Kimener - Coach- Frisco Varsity 

Coaching:

  • Coaching for last 10 years
  • Assistant coach for Plano West 2013-2016
  • Frisco Varsity Head Coach 2016-Present
  • Led Frisco to first D2 playoff win and to Regional Championship game

UMBC:

  • 3x 1st Team All Conference (America East)
  • 3x All American
  • 2008 America East Player of the Year
  • 2008 Conference Tournament MVP
  • 2008 UMBC Male Athlete of the Year

MLL:

  • 10 Seasons in the MLL
  • Drafted in 2008, 8th overall by Chicago Machine
  • Won 2014 MLL Championship with Denver Outlaws
  • Totaled 89 goals, 68 assists and 81 groundballs