Next Level 2025 Blue


Schedule

Roster

Next Level 2025 Blue
Program Schedule, Benefits, and Costs for the 2021-22 Season
Mandatory Uniform ($175) plus Potential Travel Team Helmet ($250)
*Next Level Travel Teams are ordering new uniforms for the 2021-22 Season, but keeping our same helmets
*matte navy blue helmets are mandatory for lower and middle school optional for high school
$250 – Matte Navy Blue S Helmet
$50 – 2 White Shooting Shirts with new design
$50 – New Carolina Blue / White Game Jersey
$40 – New Navy Blue Shorts
$35 – New Carolina Blue Practice Reversible
Fall ($1,000)
One practice per week, at WES, The Heights or Landon
Four to Five Days of Recruiting Events in November
Early priority access and 20% off all Next Level Lacrosse Fall Clinics
Winter ($550)
One practice per weekend outdoors at WES or The Heights
Combination of 7v7 outdoor league and 5v5 indoor league on weekends at WES or St. James or Sportsplex
Early priority access and 20% off all Next Level Lacrosse Winter Clinics
Spring ($0)
All 9th-12th graders will be playing with their high school team only
Summer (Cost subject to change based on tournament fees, estimate of $1,250)
One practice per week on Tues, Wed, or Thurs evenings at WES, Landon, or The Heights
Four recruiting tournaments including Platinum Cup, Crabfeast, Naptown, Pinnacle Championships, & Great 8
– as always, summer fees will be prorated based on how many tournaments your son attends
Early priority access and 20% off all Next Level Lacrosse Summer Clinics

Coaches

Dave Mitchell

Coach Dave Mitchell is the President and Co-Owner of Next Level Lacrosse.  Dave is fortunate to have outstanding teachers, coaches, and role models who helped shape his life in a very positive way.  Inspired by those relationships and by the transformational power of teaching and sports, Dave aspired to be a life-long coach at an early age.

While in high school, Coach Dave was class president, a three-sport athlete, and a two-time captain for the varsity lacrosse team.  He went on to attend Loyola University, where he was offered and accepted the position of JV Head Coach for The Friends School in Baltimore.
After graduating Loyola University magna cum laude, Dave went back to his alma mater, The Heights School, to serve as 6th grade homeroom teacher and to pursue his love of coaching.  Dave became the Head Varsity Coach for the Cavaliers in 2010, and his now entering his 10th season as the leader of the program.  During that time the team has earned a 101-66 record, including two Metro Independent Lacrosse League Championships.  Dave was awarded US Lacrosse “Coach of the Year” in 2011, 2013, 2017, and 2018.
After four years as a homeroom teacher, Coach Dave turned to the club lacrosse world to pursue coaching full time.  He became General Manager of Next Level Lacrosse in 2014, and then President in 2016.  Since that time, Next Level has experienced significant growth in all areas, and is now recognized as one of the most competitive club programs in the country.

Colin Heeter

Coach Colin Heeter is the Director of Camps, Leagues & Tournaments for Next Level Lacrosse.  While in high school, Coach Heeter was a four year member of the varsity lacrosse team at The Heights School.  He then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management from Johnson & Wales University.

In 2008, Coach Heeter was hired as a volunteer assistant lacrosse coach at Brown University primarily working with goalies and the offense. While in Providence, R.I., he helped the Bears make it back to the NCAA Tournament (’09, after a 15 year hiatus), make it to the first ever Ivy League Tournament (’10) and won a share of the regular season Ivy League Title (’09).

After a three stint with Brown University, Coach Heeter moved back to the DMV and accepted the position of Assistant Athletic Director and JV Head Coach for Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA.  After three years as the JV Head, he was promoted to Varsity Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator.  

In 2016, Coach Heeter accepted an assistant coaching position with St. Albans School varsity team and head coach for the 6th grade team.  In 2019, Coach Heeter was promoted to Head Coach for the varsity program.

David Smith

Coach Smith played high school lacrosse at The Governor’s Academy in MA, and college lacrosse at The University of New Hampshire, where he was the captain as a senior and an All-New England Selection.   He has been a varsity assistant and a JV head coach at Salisbury School in CT, Northfield Mount Hermon in MA, and Landon School in MD.  He also ran Landon School’s lacrosse camp for five summers. He has been teaching and coaching at Landon School since 2001, where he currently teaches English to freshman and sophomores, advises the freshman class, and is an assistant coach in varsity lacrosse and wrestling.  He has three children, ’25, ’26, and ’29 and a Labrador.

TJ Haley – Georgetown University

Coach TJ has been playing lacrosse for almost 14 years. He is committed to play at Georgetown University as a member of their 2024 graduating class. An Under Armour High School All-American, TJ received a five star ranking being ranked 19th in the 2020 class. TJ was a four-year varsity starter at St. John’s College High School and two-time captain. He led the team in assists and total points scored every year. He was voted first team All-WCAC junior year and was ranked as the number one player in the DMV area his senior year.