Testimonials

Hear from players, parents, & coaches who use FCL.

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The coaching and instruction was top notch, the competition was the best, and everything was very well organized. Deemer brought in an all-star lineup of coaches and players. Our daughter has been raving about her experience and how much she learned and how much fun she had!
Nicholas Larsen
Parent of Best In Class Player
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I was able to learn a ton from some of the best coaches and play against top competition. The event was very well run, and the schedule was very well put together. The main difference from this event than others that I have attended was the emphasis on getting better and sharing the ball on offense!
Briley Volpp
Best In Class Player
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Molly loved your clinic and learned new things while getting in good reps. With this being her recruiting summer, she was very particular when choosing what to do. It is a fine balance between getting seen, continuing to improve, and resting. Anything that Deemer/First Class was running, Molly was 100% in! She will continue to do attend your clinics as well as our son Colin (2026)!
Meghan Chorin
Parent of Best in Class Player
With two boys who are passionate about the game, The Balsamo Family has greatly benefited from FCL! Deemer connected with my oldest and a relationship developed over the years. Charles and John have grown as players and enhanced their skillsets by participating in private/semi-private FCL training, larger FCL group workouts and NetReturn events.
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Charles Balsamo
Parent, Long Island NY
The First Class Lacrosse platform is amazing. I’ve spent time with all of the defensive drills on your site. 3 things I love about them, 1 they are very instructive and easy to practice, 2 they are very detailed and well communicated, and 3 they are very practical and applicable to game like situations.
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Steve Carre
Darien HS, 2024 Defenseman
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I’ve had the privilege to be able to train with Deemer and FCL for a couple of years now. I have attended Best in Class events multiple times, in addition I have attended group sessions and one on one training. At Best in Class you get to play with and learn from the best coaches and players. Training with FCL and Best in class has helped me compete and improve my game. Best In Class is one of the top and strongest events I have attended and I will continue to train and learn from Deemer and the group.
Nate Kabiri
FCL Clinic Player
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My son got more out of his sessions with Deemer in 5 weeks than he received in a full year of sessions from other instructors. Deemer’s knowledge of the game plus his disposition with the kids makes him the perfect coach.
Steve Carlson
FCL Online Parent
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I am extremely grateful for Deemer and everything he has provided for me to grow as a player and as a person. Best in class was definitely the best event I’ve attended. At the event, I was given the opportunity to play in front of the best college coaches in the country while being taught by world class players. The event was bigger than just getting recruited, it was about improving as a player and buildings connections with amazing coaches. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am without that event.
Cal Girard
FCL Online Player & Duke Lacrosse

Why FCL Online

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The FCL drills are perfect for people who have restrictions on the number of kids they can work with during the offseason. When kids ask for things that they can do on their own, I always reference these drills.
Chris Garland
Coach Using FCL Online
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Deemer - just wanted to shoot you a quick note regarding the training last week. G had a blast. It’s a great combo of development, reps, and elite competition that allow folks to improve their skills and IQ. He loves going against advanced players to see what he does well and what he needs to improve on.
Dave Kim
FCL Online Parent
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We have been to many camps for many sports. Many of those have been around for years. Yours was easily at the top of the list. Well organized with the perfect balance of skills, iq, learning, and fun. It was AWESOME!
Jennifer Mather
FCL Camp Player
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My 13 year old, Miles, took part in his second First Class Lacrosse clinic last weekend in Greensboro. He participated in an offensive clinic last year with Deemer and defense this go around with Matt. Both times we were extremely impressed with the high amount of activity during the clinic and the high amount of quality instruction that took place. Just as striking though is how friendly and welcoming you guys are.
Kevin Fitzgerald
Parent of FCL Clinic Player
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Hey Matt, we came to your clinic and my son Anthony (lefty) got a ton out of it. He’s a freshman in princeton high school and still learning a lot. With many of his club/rec tournaments cancelled, it’s been really hard to improve defensively and your clinic was great for him. Just wanted to say thanks and will be sure to try and attend if you decide to do more.
Anthony Famiglietti
Parent of FCL Clinic Player
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The First Class Lacrosse platform is amazing. I’ve spent time with all of the defensive drills on your site. 3 things I love about them, 1 they are very instructive and easy to practice, 2 they are very detailed and well communicated, and 3 they are very practical and applicable to game like situations.
Steve Carre
FCL Online Player