Parent, Player and Coaches Testimonies

"Adam has been instrumental in the development of the Thomson clan over the past 10 years. Adam is a student of the game and is always looking for new ideas and different coaching styles to improve the fundamentals of each and every kid he coaches. I have seen him take kids of all different skill levels and develop them into college and professional athletes. In order for any coach to accomplish that, it takes a special blend of tough love, patience and commitment to the process. Adam has the ability to accomplish the development process of a lacrosse athlete."
Tim Thomson, Father of: 

Tanner (Marquette University 2019, Albany Firewolves NL)

Keaton (Marquette University 2020, Albany Firewolves NLL) 

Hudson (Marquette University 2024)

Finn (Syracuse University 2026)

“Adam has coached my son Cody for the majority of the past 5 years. Adam has a great knowledge and passion for the game of lacrosse but  has an even better way of teaching and communicating that to kids. He has been my sons biggest supporter and mentor throughout his development, both on and off the field. The Next Level camps are top notch with fantastic NCAA/Professional players coaching at each position. As a goalie my son had the opportunity to work 1 on 1 with Dillon Ward. I can say that Adam has been a huge key in getting my son to where he is today and I HIGHLY recommend his camps/clinics to everyone!”

Mark Haas, Father of Cody Haas -  Edge 2016, Team Ontario U18, Canisius College 2020

" Having a young athlete who dreams of playing the game at the highest level, Adam provides a great platform to develop the skills necessary to get there. I think it's invaluable to have exposure to coaches who know what it takes and can pass along their knowledge with passion and enthusiasm, further driving a young athletes desire to push to get better"

Jason Hicks, Father of Alexander Evolve Elite, Hill Academy, Clarington Gaels, Team Ontario

"Adam Gardner and Next Level Lacrosse are an exciting combination for the fastest growing sport on two feet.Next Level Lacrosse is organized and creative. It applies the modern concepts of the game that challenges athletes to take risks with exciting drills, chalk talk and stick skills. Adam offers extensive NCAA experience with a coaching character that positively influences those new and experienced to the sport of lacrosse.”

Janaye Dzikewich, Team Canada 2013, University of Louisville 2013

"I have know, played and coached with Adam for the past 15 years. The biggest thing he brings to the game is knowledge. He has a creative mind on offence and knows what it takes to win!”
Clem D’Orazio, Lacrosse Director - Everest Academy, General Manager and Coach Toronto Beaches Jr A - Assistant Coach/GM New England Black Wolves NLL

"My two boys have had the opportunity to work with Adam in his role as a lacrosse coach and attended several of his skills sessions. He has a deep knowledge of the game of lacrosse and is a great mentor. Adam knows how to gain young Athlete's respect and motivates them to be the best that they can be. I highly recommend Adam to any athelete that wants to improve their game, confidence and individual skills." 
Julie Conlin, Mother of Aidan Conlon Albany 2020 and Edge 2017,  Declan Vermont 2022 and Edge 2019

"Adam is an excellent coach that has helped my son grow his game through numerous lacrosse clinics. A mentor with an always positive message. Can't wait for the next set of clinics.”
David Gaunt, Father of Colton Edge 2018

"Adam is an excellent Coach and motivator. Adam has excellent organizational skills and is able to pass on his passion for lacrosse to his charges.”
Erin Oor, Father of Brett Oor Belmont Abbey 2020

"Adam and I were head coaches for the same age group at Edge Lacrosse. In my experience collaborating with Adam, he has proven to be extremely professional and knowledgeable when it comes to lacrosse. He is excellent in communicating with players, parents, and other coaching colleagues. Adam is a great person to work with, and would be of value to any organization.”
Mack Abbott

"I've known Adam for a few years now as a Coach of Edge Lacrosse. He not only has vast knowledge of the game but brings an exceptional teaching and leadership quality to the forefront. Adam continues to systematically train and developed all aspects of his players, from the emotional and mental, to the physical part of the game.”
Terry McLean, Father of Brodie Towson University 2020

"Adam has been the coach of my Son's lacrosse team for the past 3 years. Adam is dedicated, knowledgeable, interacts well with the players and has their utmost respect. His approach and philosophy is focused on the interest of his players.”
Mark Yarranton, Father of Brynne Boston University 2016/Team Canada U19 World Champion, Max Michigan University 2021

"I worked with Adam for three months when coaching in Oshawa Lady Blue Knights winter lacrosse program, and I am pleased to be able to recommend him. Adam was responsible for coaching the goalies and he did so with enthusiasm and heart. Adam has several strengths but his main strength, from my observations, is his ability to motivate the players. Playing goalie in lacrosse is a very difficult position and he showed the girls fun and exciting ways to approach their role. With his wide knowledge base Adam used a variety of methods to help sharpen the girls skills including footwork and mental exercises. The girls he worked with had nothing but positive things to say about him. Adam is a joy to work with and incredibly motivated, I highly recommend him for any coaching position.”
Corina Manhorn Former Graduate Assistant Pfeiffer University, University of Detroit Mercy 2012