The Level Up Lacrosse Academy was founded out of pure love for the sport of lacrosse.
Founder Ian Kirby had recently graduated from Adelphi University when he realized he was not ready to walk away from the game. He was determined to use his knowledge of lacrosse and love for the sport to help others succeed.
Ian started by training a friend of his family which led to establishing a loyal client base from word of mouth. As a result, Level Up Lacrosse Academy was founded in 2020.
Clients of Level Up Lacrosse Academy get to work with Ian 1 on 1 in a private setting to allow them to address any specific weaknesses in their game and ask any questions they may have.
Although Ian plays Attack, he is well versed in all areas of the sport and can train players of any position.
Founder and Master Trainer
Ian has been playing lacrosse for his entire life and has earned many prestigious awards and won several championships throughout his career.
He has played for many elite lacrosse programs on Long Island starting in high school. Ian has played for Massapequa High School, Towson University, Adelphi University, and was recently drafted by the New York Lizards.
His lacrosse experience and statistics with established programs have allowed him to develop a resume that speaks for itself.
Ian Kirby's Lacrosse Career Experience:
- Ranked second on the team in scoring (43), assists (30) and points (73) | 2019
- Scored at least twice in Adelphi's first eight games | 2018
- Tied for third on the team in points with 41, scoring 25 goals with 16 assists | 2018
- Scored in 11 of the team's first 12 games, scoring at least two goals in eight of them | 2017
- Team leader in points with 50 on the season, behind a second-best 30 goals and 20 assists | 2017
Adelphi Honors and Awards
- USILA All-America Third Team (2019)
- USILA DI/II Senior All-Star Game (2019)
- NE10 All-Conference First Team (2019)
- USILA All-America Honorable Mention (2017)
- NE10 All-Conference Second Team (2017)
- NE10 Academic Honor Roll - Academic Distinction (Spring '19)
- NE10 Academic Honor Roll - Academic Honors (Fall '18)
- NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring '17, Fall '17, Spring '18)
- Played in all 19 games as a redshirt freshman, scoring 12 goals with four assists for 16 points
- Named CAA Rookie of the Week - 2/20/16
- Ranked seventh in the country for individual man-up goals while sitting second in the CAA
- 2016 Golden PAW Award Winner (Best Sports Moment of the Year)
- Under Armour All-American and member of the All-Long Island Lacrosse team in 2014
- Won the Nassau County championship in 2013 and 2014,
- James A. Condon Award (MVP of county championship) in 2014
- Captained the school’s first-ever New York state title in 2014
- Three-time All-Nassau County honoree
- Named to the All-Metro Lacrosse Team (N.Y./NJ/CT)
- Named Lacrosse Magazine NE Player of the Week June 10, 2014
- Named Inside Lacrosse #16 Rising Senior/#5 Incoming College Freshman Attackman in 2014
- Totaled 127 career goals and 73 career assists for 200 career points