Yorba Linda Lacrosse Academy
The Yorba Linda Lacrosse Academy is a youth lacrosse league serving boys in grades 4 through 8 in Yorba Linda and surrounding communities. The Academy's mission is to introduce the sport of lacrosse to young players and educate them in the sport that's become known as "the fastest game on two feet."
A primary academy goal is for all participants to have a positive sports experience and to help foster a new passion for the game of lacrosse. By promoting lacrosse at the highest possible level, players will gain the necessary skills and confidence to compete on the lacrosse field leading up into their high school years.
The Academy is committed to teaching young lacrosse players all aspects of the game, from fundamental skills to fostering sportsmanship and teamwork.
Lacrosse is the fastest growing youth sport in California as well as the United States. The Yorba Linda Lacrosse Academy welcomes all youngsters to what we know will become a great tradition in the sports programs in Yorba Linda and surrounding communities.
Tradition, Passion, Excellence
The Yorba Linda Lacrosse Academy was founded by the Yorba Linda High School Men's Head Varsity lacrosse coach Mike Schreiber. His life-long passion for the sport began at age 7, during his own youth growing up in the state of New York.
In high school, Mike earned All League -- All Conference Honors while leading his team in goal scoring and helping them earn a #1 state ranking.
As a college student, he earned a position on the 1989 Junior College National Champion Herkimer College team in New York. After Herkimer Mike moved to California in 1991, joining the nationally-ranked Whittier College lacrosse team where, as the top scoring player for three years, he led the team to two Western Collegiate Lacrosse League championships and a #16 ranking in the nation. He was also recognized as the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Mike was elected to the Western Lacrosse Leagues North-South game three years running, and was also elected to the First Team -- United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association for Attackmen.
His coaching career began in 1994 when he served as assistant lacrosse coach and the Offensive Coordinator for nationally-ranked Whittier College. He joined the Southern California Club Lacrosse Association in 1999 and continues to play lacrosse regularly.