Bradd, age 37, began playing competitive lacrosse with the West Chester (PA) Youth Lacrosse program at age 11. He was a four year starter while attending West Chester's Henderson High School. His senior year, Henderson was undefeated in league competition. Bradd attended New England College, starting varsity as a freshman. His sophomore year he was elected Co Captain; a first in NEC's history. Bradd transferred to West Chester University to complete his education. As a "walk-on" he secured a starting varsity position- both at long stick face off and close defense. 1998 WCU won the Men's ECAC lacrosse championship.
After graduating from WCU with a BS in Special Education, Bradd taught two years in Montgomery County, MD at a High School, where he served as Boys JV Soccer Coach and assisted coaching both boys and girls lacrosse.
Bradd received his USAL Level I Coaching Certificate in 2011. He is currently in the process of obtaining his Level II certificate.
Hard work and practice are key ingredients to athletic success in any sport. However, overtraining, inadequate rest and poor nutrition are perilous for our youth. Although children do develop at different rates, “playing up” in a collision sport like boys lacrosse has significant physical and psychological risk. We are particularly concerned about sport-related concussions and the greater vulnerability for more severe head injury among younger athletes in both the boys and girls game. Given these various risk factors described above, focus on age-appropriate coaching, training intensity, and enforcement of rules are important in promoting lacrosse while protecting our young athletes.
Bradd is looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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