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On Sunday, May 31 from 10 am - 1 pm Coaches and Founders of True Lacrosse Jake Deane and Mike Gabel will be in Wisconsin to put on their yearly Founders Clinic!

Coach Deane & Coach Gabel are two of the most highly respected and successful club coaches in the country! If you're serious about improving your game then this event is one you MUST attend!

Both Coach Deane & Gabel are former NCAA D1 and MLL players, with a wealth of knowledge about the game of lacrosse. Come and have your game broken down & built back up by two of the best around!

All ages and skills levels are welcome!



Boys of all ages and experience


Sunday, May 31
10 - 11 am - Goalies & Face-off Specialists
11 am - 12 pm - Defensive Players
12 - 1 pm - Offensive Players 


Vock Stadium @ Kettle Moraine High School
349 N Oak Crest Dr, Wales, WI 53183




  • University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, 2016
  • Member of Charlotte Hounds, 2014
  • Member of the Boston Cannon, 2013
  • Member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 2012
  • Member of the Rochester Rattlers, 2011
  • Member of the Chicago Machine, 2006 - 2010
  • Chicago Machine Captain, 2008 ‘09
  • MLL All-Star, 2008 ‘09
  • Chicago Machine Defensive MVP, 2006 ‘08
  • University of Vermont Assistant Coach, 2006
  • University of Vermont Defensive MVP, ‘03, ‘05
  • American East All Conference Selection, 2000

Jake Deane

  • 2013 Rochester Rattlers
  • 2011 & 2012 Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • 2012 MLL Champion with the Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Collected over 200 Groundballs and scored more than 30 points in his MLL career
  • 2010 Member of Toronto Nationals
  • 2006 - '09 Member of Chicago Machine
  • Led the Chicago Machine in groundballs from 2006-2009
  • 2006 All New England First Team
  •  Named to 2006 NCAA All Tournament Team
  • All American at UMass
  • Captain of the UMass National runners-up
  • Holds single season ground ball record at UMass


Mike Gabel is founder and co-owner of True Lacrosse. From the time he first picked up the sport as a child in Massachusetts to his professional experience playing Major League Lacrosse, Gabel has dedicated himself to mastering the game. A 2005 graduate of the University of Vermont, Gabel was the 2003 NCAA Division I record holder for saves. He was also named the defensive MVP in 2003 and 2005 at the University of Vermont. Gabel and his fellow MLL teammate Jake Deane founded True Lacrosse in 2008 to provide their vast experience and knowledge of the game to young players across the country. In that time, Gabel and Deane have helped countless young people improve their skills and continue playing the game at the collegiate level.


Jake Deane is founder and co-owner of True Lacrosse. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Deane was introduced to the sport at a young age and dominated as an LSM and face-off specialist throughout his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts. The All-American holds the single season ground ball record at the Division I school. In 2008, Deane and his fellow MLL teammate and friend Mike Gabel founded True Lacrosse with the clear vision and mission to help young players in the Chicago area improve their skills and knowledge of the game, and continue playing the game at the collegiate level. Since that time, Deane and Gabel have brought True Lacrosse to young people across the US and Canada.

Mike Ruggiero

Mike Ruggiero

Director, True Wisconsin

Phone: 802-989-5930