We have been fortunate enough to have our girls work with Mike in numerous capacities: as their team coach, as their private coach, as their camp and clinic coach and, in our older daughter’s case, as her mentor, as Mike has allowed her to work with him as a volunteer assistant coach, teaching lacrosse to younger girls.Mike’s contributions to Park City lacrosse in general and to our two players in particular have been enormous. He effectively utilizes positive coaching, and takes the time to discover and nurture the full potential in each player. He has a unique ability to recognize each player’s individual strengths and to teach them how to capitalize on those strengths. Mike has taught our girls to want to succeed, and to be willing to put in the work needed to do so. His style is definitely not “one size fits all,” and he ably motivates and teaches each player in the ways that work best for them.
It’s one thing to be “good” or even “great” at lacrosse, and another to be able to share that skill constructively. Mike is the embodiment of the lacrosse motto, “Honor the Game.” He lives it, he truly believes it, and he has the unique gift of being able to share it, and to serve as both role model and coach to players of all ages and abilities. He is an inspiration both on and off the field, and we value every moment spent with him.
– Lisa & Greg Berglund