Watch the best players at any level, and you will notice they have one thing in common; they all genuinely love playing the game of lacrosse. It is that passion and love for the game that inspires our programs at PrimeTime Lacrosse. It is our firm belief that if you love what you do, improvement will follow. It is the goal of PrimeTime Lacrosse, first and foremost, to see that players leave our programs feeling good about themselves and the game in turn growing the game of lacrosse in a positive manner through camps, leagues and clinics.
The PrimeTime Lacrosse staff is a hand selected group of individuals who are not only the top players, but role models as well. Each of our staff members are players who excel on the lacrosse field, and in the classroom and in the community as well. With PrimeTime Lacrosse you see a staff of individuals that is always engaged with the campers, holding themselves and the players to the highest level of sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field. PrimeTime Lacrosse prides itself on a staff that takes a genuine interest in getting to know each and every player, and what they need to do to take their game to the next level and grow an authentic love for the sport.
2013 SUMMER CAMPS STAFF
Mike Stone (Midfield) – Boston Cannons (MLL) – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) – 2012 MLL All Star – Middlebury College (NCAA)
Tommy Palasek (Attack) – New York Lizards (MLL) – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) — Syracuse University (NCAA)
Roman Lao-Gosney (Midfield) – Team USA – Hamilton Nationals (MLL) – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) – Lehigh University (NCAA)
Cameron Lao-Gosney (Midfield) – Team USA – Hamilton Nationals (MLL) – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) – Lehigh University (NCAA)
Malcolm Chase (Defense) – LXM Pro Tour – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) Whittier College (NCAA)
Ethan Vedder (Midfield) – Denver Outlaws (MLL) – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) – Cornell University (NCAA)
Jon Hayes (Midfield) – Boston Cannons (MLL) – Boston Rockhoppers (NALL) Western New England (NCAA)
Who We Are
After founding PrimeTime Lacrosse along with Jason Wellemeyer in 2007, Tyler Low has helped to grow PrimeTime Lacrosse from a pick up league with 75 participants, to hosting lacrosse camps, clinics, leagues, training that saw over 1500 participants in 2009.
Low played NCAA lacrosse as a defenseman at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, serving as a Captain in his senior year. In addition to directing PrimeTime Lacrosse programs year round, Tyler currently serves as the Head Coach of the NCAA Division III UMass-Boston Beacons of the Little East conference.
Co-Founding PrimeTime Lacrosse in 2007 as a Junior attackman at Babson College, Jason Wellemeyer currently co-owns PrimeTime Lacrosse alongside Tyler Low after wrapping up a stellar career at Babson College, and currently stands seventh on Babson College’s all time scoring list with 115 goals and 36 assists for 151 career points.
After serving as Co-Captain in his Junior and Senior seasons, and as an Assistant Coach at Babson College in 2009, Jason went on to be an assistant coach at Cohasset High School under Stew Curran, where they went on to win the State Title in 2010. Currently, Jason is an assistant coach at Umass Boston with head coach Tyler Low.
Marco has recently joined PrimeTime Lacrosse as the General Manager of the Penguins. He has coached for the Penguins since fall of 2010. Marco played collegiate lacrosse at Wheaton College where he was a captain his senior season. He helped lead the team to back-to-back conference championship games in 2008 and 2009 with a conference record of 11-3 in those two seasons. Marco holds the record for most games played in school history. After graduating Wheaton, Marco continued with his alma mater as an assistant coach for the Lyons in the spring of 2010.
Jack Piatelli has been a part of the PrimeTime family since 2008. Jack is a one of a kind employee that can help in any facet of the company. He assists with clinics, he coaches’ teams, he recruits players into the program, he coordinates camps and helps spread the knowledge of the lacrosse game to youth players around Massachusetts. Jack’s two sons also play for PrimeTime, John and Brian.
Widely regarded as one of the country’s premier teachers of the game, Jack is a 1986 graduate of Springfield College where he was a captain and All-American selection in his senior year, later going on to a successful professional career with the Boston Blazers. Jack continues to play at an elite level, most recently selected as the Masters Division MVP of the renowned Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational in 2007 and as a member of Team USA (Masters Division) for the World Games in Perth, Australia in 2002. Jack is a 1999 inductee into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame and a 2011 inductee into the Springfield Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jack has served as a coach at every level of the game, from Assistant Coach of Dean College in Franklin, MA, to founding the King Phillip Lacrosse programs for boys and girls, and serving as a coach at various levels within both the boys and girls programs. Jack’s experience in running successful lacrosse camps in Massachusetts is unparalleled.
Stew Curran has coached for the Penguins since 2009 and has is one of the camp directors for our summer programs.
Stew Curran has been the head coach at Thayer Academy for the last 2 seasons after coming over from Cohasset High School. Stew Curran has excelled in all areas in the lacrosse world. He has coached at both the collegiate and high school levels, most notably at Emerson College and Babson College, as well as Boston College High School and Brookline High School. Most recently, in 2006 and 2007, Stew was named South Shore coach of the year while leading Cohasset to the Division 3 state championship game each of the last three years, taking home two state championship titles.
Stew is a founding member of Board of Directors and a team coach for Hull Youth Lacrosse. He was also a member of the USA box lacrosse team from 1978-1980, participating in the Four Nations World Championships. Stew brings decades of coaching experience to PrimeTime Lacrosse, having coached lacrosse camps across New England and it is a privilege to have Stew back with us in 2009.
Bussy Adam joined the PrimeTime Lacrosse program in the summer of 2009. This past summer, he coached alongside Keith Campbell on our U-13 Blue team the finished 4-1 in the Dick’s Tournament of Champions.
Bussy is the current head coach at Newton North high school where he has been with the program for thirty years, amassing 13 Bay State league championships, 5 Eastern Mass championships, and 3 Massachusetts State Lacrosse championships in 18 state tournament appearances. He has been named Bay State league coach of the year 4 times, and was named Boston Globe coach of the Year in 1994.
In addition to his experience with Newton North High School lacrosse, Bussy has also served as a coach for the U-15 Team USA team in Melbourne, Australia, the National High School All Star game, currently serves as a coach in the Newton youth lacrosse program at the U-9 and U-11 levels where Bussy is also on the Board of Directors.
As a player, Bussy was an All-America selection and captain at Newton (North) High School where he also held the school scoring record with 86 points. After Newton North, Bussy enjoyed a tremendous career at Boston State College (now, UMass-Boston) where he was named Team MVP as well as named to the National North South All Star game and was selected as the MVP of the New England Senior All Star game. Bussy was enshrined in the Newton High School Hall of Fame in 2004 and the UMass-Boston Hall of Fame in 2006.
Bussy has been a member of the Newton Police Department since 1983, serving as a youth officer for 18 of those years. Bussy now serves in the detective bureau, and was most recently honored with the Newton Youth Commission Service Award in 2009. Bussy currently resides in West Newton with his wife Shelli, and their two sons, both Power Penguin players, Bryce and Hunter.
John Wait has been a member of the PrimeTime family since the summer 2009. He has coached Penguins teams to a couple of championships in local tournaments as well as develop a lot of our younger players. John played defense and LSM for Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, before moving on to the Duxbury Lacrosse program. John began as a coach at the U-15 level, before moving on to the Assistant coach position at Duxbury High School under current Quinnipiac head coach Eric Fekete. John eventually took the head coaching position for Duxbury High School, leading the team alongside current head coach Chris Sweet. In his 6 years at Duxbury, John coached numerous All-Conference, Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastics, with many taking their game to the college level at the Division 1 and 3 levels.
For the Past 11 years, John has been coaching all levels of the King Philip Youth Lacrosse program from Learn to Play through the U-15 level, in addition to helping to start the Friday Night Lights League for advanced players.
Rich Claflin is entering his second season as a Penguins coach who has brought a lot brought tremendous coaching experience to the PrimeTime Lacrosse program. Rich played 4 years at Newton North High School followed by a successful college career at Plymouth State and later UMass-Boston before moving on to the NYPD Club Lacrosse Tournament Team.
Rich’s coaching experienced has included stints at Newton North High School with the JV program and later as an assistant at UMass-Boston. His youth experience includes time with Trumbull, Connecticut youth lacrosse at the U-9 developmental level and is currently a U-9 and U-11 coach and the U-11 Coordinator with Newton Youth Lacrosse. Rich has been in Law Enforcement for the past 12 years, and current resides in Newton.
Bringing over 25 years of coaching experience to the PrimeTime Lacrosse team, Steve Schairer comes to PrimeTime Lacrosse after helping to operate VIP Lacrosse since its inception. Steve served as the head coach at Dean College in Franklin for 18 years, and currently works as the Assistant Boys Varsity coach at Needham High School. Steve is a 1998 inductee into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and brings a tremendous amount of coaching experience across all levels of the game to PrimeTime Lacrosse.
Keith is entering his third summer as a head coach for the Penguins. This past summer season, Keith coached with Bussy Adam and led the U-13 Blue team to 2 tournament championships., Warrior Shootout and Yale Bulldog Summer Classic. The team has recently traveled to Florida to compete in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Championship where he coached them to a 4 – 1 record and a 5th place finish.
Keith has played, coached, and studied the sport of Lacrosse in the state of Massachusetts for the past 36 years. The most gratifying part has been as a member of the Primetime Family over the last four years.
Keith was a member of the 1981 undefeated Longmeadow high school state championship team which was ranked 2nd nationally. For the past decade he has competed in all the elite national tournaments as well being a member of Team USA (Masters Division) at the world games in Perth Australia.
Keith currently lives in Longmeadow with his daughter Kathryn and son Kristopher. He is the owner of Universal Business Equipment an 80 year old Office Supply and Office Furniture Company located in Bridgeport, CT, Hartford, CT and Brockton Mass.
Kevin Young in entering his 4th seasons a Penguins coach. With his background in coaching high school, he has help to grow our high school programs. This summer, he will be coaching our graduating 2015 team that his son also is a member of. Kevin started his lacrosse playing days at Beverly High School. After graduating high school, Kevin joined the US Navy. When leaving the Navy, Kevin attended Umass Boston where he played for 4 seasons. Kevin has been around lacrosse for the last 20 years, starting as the head coach for Matignon High School in Cambridge. After 3 years there, Kevin entered the State Police Academy and graduated soon after. He has been a State Police officer for 15 years. In 2007, Kevin became the first head coach at Bishop Feehan in Attleboro. He coached at Feehan until last season, when he became the head coach of North Attleboro High School.
Armand Wilson is currently coaching the U11 fall/winter team and will continue coaching for PrimeTime this summer. Armand graduated from Babson College this past May, where he played attack for four years and was elected a captain during his senior season. In his final season at Babson, Armand, alongside fellow PrimeTime coach, Andrew Packer, helped lead the team to their best league performance in the last 10 years. Armand has played the game his whole life and started coaching for PrimeTime in 2008. Since graduating from Babson College, Armand has moved to Boston and currently works in Finance. Nothing makes him happier than watching his team score a pretty goal.
Chris Shaw is entering his second summer as a Penguins coach. He will continue coaching the top U-11 team, alongside newly hired coach Tom. Chris is a graduate of Needham High School. After high school, Chris went on to play 4 years of lacrosse at Providence College, where he captained the team in 1988. Chris now lives in Canton with his wife and 3 sons. He has coached in the Canton Youth Program at all levels (U11, U13, U15 and Select) for over ten years. Chris is currently the Friday Night Lights Director for the Canton Youth Lacrosse. He works in Sales and Marketing for Coca-Cola
Ryan Hoffmeister is in his first year as a PrimeTime coach. This summer he will coach the graduating 2014 team. Ryan graduated from Hartwick College in 2002 where he earned a spot on the second team Empire 8 team in 2001 and was first team all Empire 8 in 2002. He was also voted as a USILA All American in 2002. After graduating college, Ryan was drafted in the 6th round by the Boston Cannons in 2003. In 2006, Ryan traveled to Australia to be a member of the Glenelg Lacrosse Club where the team won the South Australia Premiership Championship. From 2007-2010, Ryan was a member of the United States Indoor Developmental Team that played games and tournaments throughout the US and Canada. Currently, Ryan is the New England Territory Manager for Cascade Sports
Jon Sheehan will be joining the Penguins for the first time this summer at the U-13 level and his is also a member of the team. Jon has been teaching and coaching high school lacrosse for 20 years. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Johns Hopkins University, he is currently the head lacrosse coach at New England prep power, Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT – a position he has held since 2002. During that time he has coached five All-American lacrosse players and one Academic All-American plus numerous All-Region players. After the 2006 and 2007 seasons, he was recognized as the US Lacrosse Eastern New England Prep School Coach of the Year. He is currently the assistant director of athletics at Pomfret. In addition to his duties at the school, Jon is the president, coach, and a founder of the Pomfret Youth Lacrosse organization for both boys and girls and is the high school area representative for eastern New England to US Lacrosse.
Chris Collison is entering his second summer as a Penguins coach. Last summer, he coached our U-19 team. This upcoming summer, he will be teaming up with Ryan Hoffmeister to coach our graduating 2014 team. Chris played Division III lacrosse at Union College, and was all-liberty league twice and Union’s offensive player of the year his junior year. Chris was also a national Nike Player of the week Senior year. After school, he went to play and coach for the Walcountain Blues Lacrosse Club in London, England. His team won the Flag’s Championship in his second year, and Chris was named offensive player of the year. Chris Collison is currently student teaching at Malden High School while taking classes at Northeastern University. Chris will be an assistant coach for the varsity lacrosse team at Melrose High School for the 2012 season.
Another founding member of VIP Lacrosse, Lou is the current head coach of the Boys Varsity program at Franklin High School, earning two Hockomock League Championships in his time there. He founded both the Franklin boys and girls youth programs in 1998. Lou also has extensive experience at the college level as a head coach at Bryant College in Smithfield, RI and as an assistant at Dean College in Franklin. Lou is a valued addition to the PrimeTime Lacrosse coaching staff.