About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Brookside Lacrosse stands with Prairie Village and Blue Valley as the only youth programs ran by a full-time director and staff with experienced, non-volunteer coaches.  

The Badgers are open to 1st - 8th boys and girls in the South Kansas City area.  

Brookside Lacrosse feed's the following high schools:  St. Teresa's and Rockhurst High School.

Brookside Lacrosse competes in the following local leagues during the Spring season; LAKC (boys) & KCMGLA (girls).  Brookside is also provides regional competition throughout the Spring season.

Brookside Lacrosse, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri. 

 

The purpose of this corporation is:

  • To support the positive growth of the youth in the communities served by the organization

  • Develop the sport of lacrosse in the Midwest 

  • To create opportunities for youth to be introduced to, engaged in and excel at the sport of lacrosse

  • Enrich the lives of to those touched by the organization through its deeds and actions

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Brookside Lacrosse operates under a set of bylaws and governed by a Parent Board and ran by an Administrator.

The Parent Board oversees the organization's efforts of encouraging positive change in the lives of youth lacrosse players and supporting the growth of the sport in the Brookside area. 

Cale Doornbos - President

Kathryn Strupp - VP

Courtney Root - VP

Steve Truebner - Treasurer

Kelly Thompson - Member at-large

 

MEET OUR DIRECTORS

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Brandon Horschig

Brandon, a St. Louis native, relocated to Kansas City in 2015 to run PV Youth

Lacrosse and establish his off-season organization - KC Heartland.

Since arriving in Kansas City, Brandon has been heavily involved in the lacrosse community - 

- Head Coach Blue Valley North HS 2016-2018

- KC Lacrosse Shop 2016-2021

- Blue Valley Youth Lacrosse 2020- present

- Midwest Top Gun 2020-present

- KC Elevate 2021 - present

Brandon Horschig in Jay Coleman merged their respective off-season organizations to form KC Elevate in 2021 to simplify the lacrosse market and to further foster growth as the preferred local lacrosse provider.

Brandon is excited to work with Brookside Lacrosse and continue the growth of lacrosse throughout the South Kansas City area.

Brandon resides in Grain Valley Mo. with his wife Mackenzie, daughters Naveah, Maebri and sons Sawyer and August.

Meet our coaches

coming soon!!!

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Jay Coleman

Jay began coaching lacrosse in 1997 at Rockhurst High School. He is a member of the Great Plain and the St. Louis lacrosse Hall of Fames. He is in the US Lacrosse 300 win club and has been in 8 Missouri State Championship games winning five of them.

 

After Rockhurst he was head coach for the University of Kansas.

 

He is currently the head coach of the Lee’s Summit West Titans. Mary and Jay are one of the founders of the St. Teresa’s Academy, St. James HS and Rockhurst University.  Jay was also one of the founders of KC Lax, ESB lacrosse and KC Blue Lion Lacrosse.