Panos Lacrosse is an elite private training service that continues to work hard developing athletes to be leaders on and off the field. Coach Panos prides himself on his opportunity to play such a vital role in the lives of the athletes he trains. Below you'll find just a sample of the many people He has had a chance to be involved with during his travels across the country.
“My son has been playing travel lacrosse for 6+ years and has had some exceptional coaches in the past, but no one has elevated his game the way Coach Panos has. Coach Panos has an amazing ability to diagnose what you’re lacking as a player and create a development plan to correct it. He has helped shape my son into a confident and fearless midfielder. And has encouraged him to work hard and continuously improve his game and to do so with integrity, dedication and mental toughness. The coaches we’ve had in the past have been quick to point out what he’s doing wrong, but had no idea how to correct it. Coach Panos’ lacrosse knowledge and IQ are undeniable. Not only is he able to articulate to players how to elevate their game, his spends time on the field walking them through exactly how to do it.
I can’t say enough about Coach Panos’ passion and dedication to the players that are fortunate enough to work with him.
My Son, a rising HS Sophomore (2022), has been working with Coach Panos for 3 years (Since beginning of 7th grade). Although his love of the game has always been there, his skill set and vision have improved considerably. His confidence level is thru the roof and he has some of the best hands of most 2022’s I’ve seen.
Chris’ energy, passion, and his love of sharing what he’s learned over the course of his impressive career as a player and now Head coach to make young men better lacrosse players is why we plan on staying with him.
In 6th grade, My Son was a borderline “A-team”player. By 8th grade he made and started on the 2022 National team with the club we play with. That year the team finished in the top 10 of 2022 teams in the nation. Finishing 3rd in Denver and winning the prestigious annual tournament in Vail, Co.
He just completed his Freshman season as one of the only 3 Freshmen to make the Varsity team at his high school. A solid program. He was a key part, playing in every game with 10 goals and even more assists.
If you have a Son who loves the game, wants to improve, and is looking to potentially take his game to the next level. We highly recommend Coach Panos.
When we moved to Charlotte a year ago, our son attended lacrosse camp at Queens University where he was fortunate to meet Coach Panos. Since then, he has taken private lessons on a regular basis, and our son’s level of play has improved significantly. Each lesson is fast-paced and highly educational, and as a result, our son looks forward to each session and walks away with new skills and a deeper appreciation for the game. This has been an exceptional opportunity to train with a coach of this caliber.
Jen and Scott Shelley
Coach Panos has been working with my son for the past two years. When my son first met Coach Panos, he had been recently cut from one of the local lacrosse programs and was also cut from the varsity team at his high school, so he was feeling pretty low about lacrosse in general. It was a rough time for him as he had played for many years and was a pretty successful, high scoring youth player. However, he was a left-handed finisher that typically only attacked from the left side wing, so he became pretty easy to defend if you took away his strength. He was also pretty late to start growing and maturing compared to others in his age group. He was also fighting a big size and strength gap in many cases, so his confidence was at an all-timelow.
Coach Panos started working with him on fundamentals and the proper mechanics of shooting with both hands while allowing for creativity. However, most importantly, during the sessions,coach also took the time to help build back up the confidence that had been taken from him. Coach Panos expressed a belief in him that few other coaches did at that time which helped our son grow tremendously as both a player and a person. In addition to shooting technique with both hands, he worked on his shooting range from scoring in tight, time and room shots, screen shots, skip shots, behind the back shots, and everything in between.Any missed shot resulted in a gasser at the end of his session. This helps our son maintain his focus and helped him maintain good fundamentals under pressure throughout his session. Coach Panos also uses various innovative techniques to help improve overall hand speed such as making him play goalie as coach shoots at him as well as many other techniques which makes for fun and competitive sessions. My son is now a much more complete and confident player with various release points and a wide arsenal of shots. He can also attack the cage from every spot on the field with a renewed confidence instilled by Coach Panos’ teachings. My son always looks forward to his sessions with Coach Panos, even at seven in the morning, on his weekends off and he always returns home with a smile while drenched in sweat from the hard session coach just put him through.
This past high school season, our son scored his 100th goal and was named the MVP of the state championship game. He also competes on a national level with Team Carolina in the summer and fall and has had a ton of success. Our family attributes much of our son’s success to his work with Coach Panos and his innovative techniques. We cannot thank Coach Panos enough for the impact he has on our son both physically and mentally and reigniting his love for the game.