Pinnacle high school boys lacrosse competes in the Arizona Lacrosse League, drawing from 9th-12th grade student athletes in Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD).

Update Practice Plan - Wed & Thurs - Scrimmage & Bonus Practice

Wed 12/4 - Scrimmage & Practice Plan

Thurs 12/5 - Bonus Practice at Grand Canyon University 



There is a chance of rain on Wed. We will send updates by 5:30pm by email and through social media posts.

Wed 12/4 Schedule

New Players and JV Players who are participating in the Scrimmage

* Please arrive at Cactus Shadows HS by 6:30pm for warm ups. Families are responsible for transportation. Team will be playing on the stadium turf field.

DIRECTIONS - Please go to the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N 60th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85266.  

PARKING - Park as close to the Fine Arts Center as possible (at the far end of the parking lot) and then follow the walking path on the right (when facing the FAC) to the stadium.

All Remaining Players will have Practice

 * 6:30-8pm Field practice at Sunrise Middle School.

Thurs 12/4 Schedule - Bonus Practice @ GCU

We will be holding a bonus practice for ALL players...details below. ALL players must have a signed WAIVER to play...under age 18 must be signed by parent. The WAIVER was sent by email - you only need to complete Page 1. Families are responsible for transportation...we suggest carpooling.


Time:  6:30-8pm (ARRIVE at field by 6:15pm for warmups...give time to park)

Where:  Grand Canyon University Mens Lacrosse Practice Facility (3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017)

Parking:  Park in the garage at 33rd Avenue and Camelback (main entrance).

Directions:  Pull into GCU main entrance off of 33rd Ave and Camelback Rd. There will be a roundabout and a guard station...let them know that you are with Pinnacle Lacrosse HS and they will advise you to park in the parking garage directly west of that guard post. See map below for directions to field.


If you have any questions, please email us at  .

The Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board.

by posted 12/03/2019
New Varsity Head Coach Announcement

New Varsity Head Coach Announcement - Karl Lynch


The Pinnacle High School Boys Lacrosse program is pleased to announce the hiring of Karl Lynch as its new Varsity Head Coach.

“I am thankful for the opportunity,” said Coach Lynch. “The coaches and I see the potential to build a consistent championship level program in North Phoenix. Our young men seem ready for the challenge.”

Coach Lynch was previously the Head Coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where his teams won a pair of Lone Star Alliance championships in his 8 years with the team. His Mustangs teams were regularly ranked in the MCLA top #25. Along the way, his players consistently earned All-American Awards and MCLA Scholar Awards. Prior to SMU, he was the Head Coach at the University of North Texas, Trinity University, and Co-Head Coach at Arizona State University. He was twice voted Coach of the Year.

He was also the Director of the High School Program for Chaos Lacrosse, a summer travel program in Frisco, Texas. 

Karl is married to Catherine Lynch, an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University.  They have a daughter, Mia and a son, Aidan.

Please help us in welcoming Coach Lynch into the Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse family. We are extremely excited to have him leading our program. 

- Pinnacle Lacrosse Parents Board

by posted 11/18/2019
Wall Ball Program


Pinnacle Wall Ball Progam


1) Gloves are optional for the first 2 weeks. You should be comfortable in your game gloves by the  start of fall ball performing all skills. 

2) Close D and LSMs should complete the routine with a short stick. Advanced players may use a  long pole. All skills tests will require a short stick (BTB, split dodges, etc.) 

3) Dial in your pocket. Find someone to re‐string if you have an off‐the‐shelf pocket, order one  online, text coach for help.  a. This is not optional. The cost v. benefit here is massive. Fix your crap pocket NOW. 

4) There are thousands of available resources to make you a better lacrosse player. Seek them out.   

5) If you have a question, ask.   


Any player seeking to be considered for varsity playing time should perform the routine 3‐4 times per  week. If you want to be good, perform it daily. There are few guarantees in the world, but daily wall ball will make you better (I guarantee it). 

Throw for 25‐30 minutes. It is possible to get 1000 touches in 30 minutes.   

1) Stand roughly 10‐15 feet from the wall 

2) Aim for a spot about 10 feet off the ground 

3) Throw hard 

4) Listen to music, Visualize game situations, or just zone out and count 

Basic Skills 

10x Right hand 

10x Left hand 

10x Quick stick right (7‐10 feet away) 

10x Quick stick left 

10x One hand right (hold stick slightly above halfway) 

10x One hand left 

20x Right>Catch& Split>Left>Catch & Split (1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep) 

20x Right>split>catch Left>split> right (split in the air, 1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep)   

Advanced Skills 

10x Canadian Left (cross‐handed right) 

10x Canadian right (cross‐handed left) 

5x BTB right 

5x BTB left 

Division 1 NCAA players are expected to complete this routine in 2m30s   


1) Point the butt end of your stick at the target.   

2) SOFT HANDS. Pretend the ball is an egg. 

3) Snap your wrists forward upon release   

Winter Conditioning Test: 1 mile field run (5 laps+endline <8m), 40yd dash (5.5s), Agililty T (10s) 

by posted 10/04/2018








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