Leadership Team

Adam Gardner, Founder And Director of Next Level Lacrosse

Adam Gardner, Founder and Director

Over the past 24 years Adam has been involved with the game of lacrosse. His passion for the sport began as a player and was highlighted by earning a scholarship first to Trinity-Pawling School in New York, then to NCAA Division 1Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Adam graduated as the programs All-time Leader in Goals Scored, All-time Leader in Points, the first 100 Goal Scorer, and was also named Male Athlete of the Year in 2008.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Adam returned to Toronto and remained active in the game as a player, coach and referee. Adam has recently completed a Graduate Program in Sports Business Management from Durham College and most recently working with TO2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games,MLSE and for the Their Opportunity as Program Coordinator where he was responsible for enrolling low income families into sports and recreation programs.

Adam has extensive coaching experience developing elite student athletes and exposing them to NCAA recruiting opportunities and experiences. Adam served as Head Coach with Edge Lacrosse for four seasons and 3 years as the Edge Academy Director of Coaching and Development. While also serving as Head Coach for the 2020/2022/2027 age groups. Has served as General Manager with the Dirty Lacrosse Club that attended the Hawaii International Lacrosse Tournament in 2011 and again in 2012,2013 as Head Coach.

Adam served as Offensive Coordinator for Team Ontario U19, the 2013 Nations Cup National Champion team. Adam served as Support Staff with Team Canada Sr men's team at there fall 2013 evaluation camp and then as Ontario Scout and Video Coordinator Team Canada U21 in 2022.

Adam has also worked many camps and clinics in the US and Canada, has worked in event management and planning positions with the United Lacrosse League, Prospects Box and Field Showcases, All Canada Games and the Great Lakes Lax Games. Adam also serves in and advisor/consultant role to USBOXLA on officiating, rules of play, player safety and development. Adam most recently served as the director of Player Development for House league programing for Uxbridge, Whitby and Beaches Minor Lacrosse. Certified in Men's and womens Field, Box lacrosse and Mixed Ability.  

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote: “Sometimes the most profound words are said in silence”

🀯 Best advice you ever received: “When you're done improving you're done” Dave Huntley

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Watching my son play for the 1st time.

☝️Bellarmine University All Time Leader in Goals (104) and points (149) 

πŸ†Bellarmine University Athlete of the year 2008

πŸ† National Champion U19, Offensive Coordinator

🍁 Team Canada U21 2022 Staff Limerick, Ireland

Matt Shand, Coached and managed lacrosse development programs and teams in Florida and New Jersey

Matt Shand

  • Graduate of St Leo University
    • Physicology, Masters in Business Administration and Management 
    • 2x Captain
  • Coached and managed lacrosse development programs and teams in Florida and New Jersey

Rachael Mckinnon

Rachael McKinnon

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote : "Well done is better then well said"

🀯 Best advice you ever received: Play each shift like its your last.

🀳 Personality in emojis: 🦌πŸ₯πŸ’πŸ§˜πŸΌ‍♀️

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Endless amount of great times with my teammates.

πŸ† Bragging: 

πŸ“š πŸ₯ Former NCAA Coach at Robert Morris University 

πŸ” πŸ₯  University of Denver Pioneers: NCAA D1 2012 -2016: 9th All-Time Career Points

πŸ“š πŸ” πŸ₯ MPSF Academic All-Conference Team 2014, 2015, 2016

πŸ“š πŸ” πŸ₯ MPSF Division 1 Conference Champions 2014 

πŸ₯ Graduate of Whitby Minor and Oshawa Lady Blue Knights 


Wyatt Mckinnon - Offensive Coach at Next Level Lacrosse

Wyatt Mckinnon

πŸ₯ Position: Offensive Coach 

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote : "Move with a purpose, you won't be surprised when a blessing comes your way"

🀯 Best advice you ever received: "Nobody is a natural, you work hard to be the best and work even harder to stay on top.”

🀳 Personality in emojis: πŸ₯ πŸ™ŒπŸ§˜πŸ»‍β™‚οΈπŸ§±

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Gaining experience and knowledge when I was on a lacrosse scholarship down in Georgia at Young Harris College.

πŸ† Bragging: I still drive my older sister around πŸš™ πŸ‘†

Mathieu Boissoneault

Mathieu Boissoneault

πŸ“šπŸ§  🀯 Words of wisdom:  It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy everybody would do it.

🀳 Personality in emojis: πŸ₯πŸˆπŸ•

 ♥️ Favourite lacrosse memory: MAAC Championship and NCAA Tournament participant, Team Canada U19 

πŸ† Bragging:
Team Canada U19 (2016)
Canisuis University Division 1