HEADstrong Lehigh Valley Lacrosse Club
Over the past 10 years the lacrosse club has established itself as a preeminent lacrosse organization that has grown nationally to provide an unmatched standard of excellence both athletically and academically. HEADstrong Lacrosse Club identifies, recruits, trains, teaches and coaches players capable of, but more importantly committed to playing the sport of lacrosse at its highest level.
Receive top qualified coaching from pro players, college coaches, high school head coaches and current NCAA players.
Local training available all year around for players of all ages and skill levels.
501-C3 Non-Profit classification ensures all cost are minimalized
Players represented by all Lehigh Valley programs
Mike Bender, General Manager
Bender has served as the Head Coach at Parkland High School since 2018. Prior to taking the job at Parkland, he served as an assistant coach at Southern Lehigh from 2016-2018. An assistant coach for the Hong Kong National Team at the 2018 Men’s World Championships in Israel and 2016 u19 World Championships in Vancouver, Bender was drafted by the Connecticut Hammerheads of Major League Lacrosse in 2020.
Collegiately, Bender won a National Championship during his career at Maryland while making two trips to the Final Four. He saw action in 28 games in two seasons for the Terrapins after transferring from Bellarmine University. in his first two collegiate seasons, he saw action in 26 games, including 14 starts as a sophomore.
A four-year letterwinner at Emmaus High School, Bender helped lead the Hornets to four Lehigh Valley Lacrosse League championships. He finished his senior season with 16 goals and 11 assists and totaled 40 points on 24 goals and 16 assists during his high school career. A four year member of the All-Conference team, he was named league MVP and first team All-State as a senior.
Lehigh Laxfest (2022-2024)
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
NXT PA Invitational (2022-2024)
Victory Summer Slam (2025-2029)
West Chester, PA
Trilogy Radar (2022 & 2024)
Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ
NXT Meltdown (2025-2029)
Trilogy 24 (2023)
FLG in 3D (2022 & 2024)
Aloha Summer Sizzle (2025-2028)
Victory Summer Cup (2023)
Bel Air, MD
With the 2020-21 school year coming to an end our players were able to step onto the field wearing lime green and royal blue for the first time this summer. They were able to showcase their talents at a variety of different tournaments including Laxapalooza, Lax Amplified, Lehigh Laxfest and Victory Summer Rise. As a group they had some great success throughout the weekend and five teams took home championships The Lehigh Valley 2022,
Join us this summer for a HEADstrong introduction to lacrosse! Open to boys and girls in grade K – 3 that want to have fun in a safe learning environment. Our experienced staff will help instill the basic fundamentals for beginners and take experienced players to the next level. No equipment required, limited spots available and includes a free t-shirt! When: Wednesday in June – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Rain date July 7
The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is excited to offer an indoor box lacrosse league this winter in the Lehigh Valley. All games will be played on Saturdays in Whitehall and are specifically designed to offer off season competitive play for all ages. Take advantage of a great option for all local programs to play and improve their skills.