Next Level 2031 Blue



Next Level 2031 Blue

Program Schedule, Benefits, and Costs for 2022-23 Season

Mandatory Uniform ($175 w/o helmet, $425 w/ helmet)

  *Next Level Travel Teams are ordering new uniforms for the 2022-23 Season.

  *We will send an order form in early August after all tryouts have concluded.

$50 – 2 Travel Team Shooter Shirts

$35 – New Practice Reversible

$40 – New Game Shorts

$50 – New Game Jersey

Matte Navy Cascade S Team Helmet ($250 – mandatory for middle and lower school teams) **if needed**


Fall ($875)

*Two practices per week, at Holy Redeemer, WES, The Heights, or Landon

*Three to four tournament days in early October to mid November

*Early priority access and 20% off fall clinics at WES


Winter ($600)

*One practice on Saturday at Holy Redeemer, WES, The Heights, or Landon

*Some type of League Play on Sundays

*Early priority access and 20% off winter clinics at WES


Spring ($875)

*Two practices per week at Holy Redeemer, WES, The Heights, or Landon

*One to two preseason tournament days

*Participation in the Howard County Lacrosse League (games on Saturdays in March, April & May)

*Early priority access and 20% off spring clinics at WES


Summer (Cost subject to change based on tournament fees, estimate of $1,000)

*One practice per week, at Holy Redeemer, WES, The Heights, or Landon
*Three to four tournaments in June to mid July
*Early priority access and 20% off summer clinics at WES


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 was the Head Varsity Coach for the Cavaliers for 12 seasons.  During that time the team earned a 101-65 record, including two Metro Independent Lacrosse League Championships.  Dave was awarded US Lacrosse “Coach of the Year” in 2011, 2013, 2017, and 2018.  In June of 2021, Dave became the Head Varsity Coach for DeMatha Catholic High School.
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.

Michael Santos

Coach Santos fell in love with the game from a very young age and has only appreciated it that much more through teaching it.  Coach spent his career in lacrosse playing and coaching at an elite level. Starting with high school lacrosse, playing at Manhasset High School on Long Island, NY, where he was a specialist at the face-off position.  Coach Santos has spent the past five seasons as an Assistant Coach at New Canaan High School in Connecticut. During his time there several of Coach Santos’ players received All American Honors. Coach Santos has had many students go on and play at the Division 1,2,3 level and find great success. Coach Santos recently took over as an Assistant at St. Albans School in DC.  Coach Santos is a high-energy and up-tempo guy. He enjoys a good joke in his free time. His hobbies consist of cooking, hiking, and photography.

Pat Young

Patrick “Pat” Young was born and raised in Mercer County, New Jersey where his athletic career began by playing any sport he could get his parents to sign him up for.  Soon, he became a dominant middle school athlete being recruited to prestigious boarding schools all over the nation to play football and lacrosse.  By the time he reached his sophomore year at Christchurch School in Virginia, Pat was recognized as an All-State athlete in both sports.  By his senior year he earned 3 state championships (2 in football 1 in lacrosse) was ranked the #9 overall lacrosse player in his class, named All-American by US Lacrosse and became one of the most highly recruited athletes in the nation for both sports. After deciding to pursue his lacrosse career Pat chose to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County for college.

In 2013, his rookie year, Pat led the team in goals, tied the record for points by a freshman, was the lone freshman named to First Team-All America East, and won America East Conference Rookie of the Year.  After helping lead the program to two consecutive conference championship appearances, Pat transferred to University of Maryland College Park, for his final year of eligibility.  In 2015 he helped anchor one of the strongest 2nd midfield lines in college lacrosse scoring 4 goals against Syracuse in the NCAA Semifinals propelling UMD to the National Championship in 2016. Pat finished his collegiate career with 132 points on 101 goals and 31 assists starting in over 40 of the 62 collegiate games he played in.  Upon graduating he was Selected with the 13th overall pick of the 2016 Major League Lacrosse draft and in three professional seasons played in 21 games tallying 17 points.

After graduating in 2017 he spent a year coaching as an assistant at the University of Maryland before moving on to work with several youth lacrosse programs throughout Maryland, helping provide opportunities for underserved youth.  From 2018-2022 Pat was the head coach at Bishop Ireton High School and made an immediate impact on the program.  With the motto “raise the bar” and following the coaching philosophy of coaching individuals as opposed to the team in general he has changed the trajectory of the program and hopes to continue sharing his coaching expertise with more youth all around the DMV area.