Updated: May 4
St. Louis, MO - Project Midwest Lacrosse is excited to announce a formal alliance with Alpha Lacrosse (WI), L4 (KY), Project Missouri (MO), and Resolute (OH). The goal of this partnership is to bring together top, like-minded clubs in the Midwest to provide athletes unique opportunities, host events & collaborate on travel teams.
Project Midwest began in 2017 as a pathway for the best lacrosse players in the Midwest to come together and compete in top national tournaments. In just three years, Project Midwest has become one of the premier and most recruited clubs in the United States. With players going on to compete in every major college conference in the country, the USA U19 National Team and the Under Armour Senior All-American game, the program’s reputation of helping young men from the Midwest achieve their dreams is proven. To expand on this success, Project Midwest has on-boarded elite clubs in Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin as founding members of this new partnership. Through this robust alliance, Project Midwest is uniquely positioned to use its collective resources to optimize player and family experiences.
“The opportunity to come alongside three of the region’s best lacrosse clubs to create ProjectMidwest was an easy decision,” says Resolute’s Anthony Kelly. “We share the same vision and purpose and we recognize that in the rapidly evolving landscape of club lacrosse, we are better together.”
L4’s Dylan Gatt echoed that sentiment, “You win with people and by deepening our pool of resources regionally, players will gain more opportunities to increase their level of competition and exposure and funnel into a top level national program.”
The Project Midwest Alliance will work with its founding and affiliate members to guarantee a consistent regional tournament experience, create cohesive coaching curriculum and field a national team for one event per club season. The mission of the alliance is to offer resources for its members and provide additional events and tournaments under the Project Midwest banner.
“As the founder of a club in a non-traditional area, I want to make sure that our top end athletes have the opportunity to compete with the best players from other parts of the region,” says Project Missouri founder, Andy Kay. “What I value most about the alliance is that it provides the security of knowing that really good people have our back. I get to run my club my way, but I now have access to a network of coaches who offer perspective and expertise in all facets of the club world.”
Project Midwest invites clubs who are interested in joining the alliance as affiliates to send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no transfer of club ownership; rather affiliate clubs will simply agree to work together for the betterment of all of those involved.
For more information please visit ProjectMidwest.com and follow us on Twitter & Instagram @ProjectMidwestLax.