LiL Kids Lax coaches have lots of experience working with young children, they posses the excitement & energy for teaching and they want to share it with your child.  They demonstrate patience & understanding, lacrosse knowledge from their experience of playing and coaching, and they are silly and FUN. Our coaches are the best, so says our kids, so says our parents.



LiL Kids Lax Head Coaches are certified to work with kids, they are teachers, educators & coaches.

Background Checked

LiL Kids Lax runs background checks on all coaches of every level at all locations.

CPR Certified

LiL Kids Lax Head Coaches are CPR certified. 

LiL Kids Lax Trained

LiL Kids Lax coaches attend monthly training programs lead by  LiL Kids Lax Directors. 



Tom Kessler

Played lots and lots of Lacrosse, Business Man, Daddy. He Dreams it, We Follow.


Tracey Passuello


Marketer, Mom, Personal Trainer, Severe O.C.D. Loves Lacrosse, Loves Kids & Loves being the loudest on the field.


Lori Horbach

Head Coach

Teacher, High School Coach, Former Lax Player, Supermom. You had better clean up her backyard when she tells you to!

Coaches at Freeport & Tanglewood

Robert Schantz

Head Coach

Played Lacrosse, Coached Lacrosse, Loves Lacrosse. Winner of the loudest "Ready, Aim, Fire" contest.

Coaches at Eisenhower Park 

JD McConnell

Head Coach

This big kid is the loudest, craziest most fun adult on the field! Don't let the serious look fool you!

Coaches at Grace Day School & Nickerson Beach

Matt Askinoff

Head Coach

Business-Man turned Firefighter, Former Lax Player. What can I say, Kids Dig Him.

Coaches at Nickerson Beach

Rachel Ray

Head Coach

Teacher, High School Coach, Played alot of Lax. She's the REAL RACHEL RAY.

Coaches at Nickerson Beach

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Chip Haunss

Head Coach

Coach Chip is just like one of the kids!!!

Coaches at John Burns Park

Mike Breglia

Assistant Coach

Played lacrosse, coaches lacrosse, refs lacrosse, loves lacrosse. Watching kids play lacrosse is the best ever!

Coaches at Nickerson Beach & Tanglewood Preserve

Allie Kaplan

Assistant Coach

Teacher, Coach, Former Lacrosse player. Make sure there are no birds near Coach Allie, she's afraid of them!

Coaches at Nickerson Beach & John Burns Park

Liz Haggerty

Assistant Coach

Lax player, coach, soft spoken and calm.....she will never let you see her sweat.

Coaches at Cedar Creek 

Melissa Niewender

Head Coach

Pre-k teacher, former college lacrosse player & Coach Mel runs on coffee and Netflix. 

Coaches at Stewart Field 

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