Mission Statement & Philosophy

Mission Statement
Our goal at Celtic Lacrosse is to provide the very best individual instruction for the beginner as well as the advanced Lacrosse athlete. Patrick Crann started Celtic Lacrosse, because he truly believes that to keep up with the highly competitive nature of athletics these days young athletes need to train very seriously.

Camps are a great way to learn about the sport of Lacrosse; however, the number one complaint we get from young men and women about camps is that they are repetitive and they are learning the same stuff over and over. Private Instruction gives a new way of approaching learning the sport of Lacrosse.

Celtic Lacrosse provides each individual with a tailor made program. Every child is different. Through our experience we have learned that each individual player wants to achieve a goal through private instruction. Crann's goal as founder is to provide this goal the best he possibly can. Before the actual initial lesson it is important to find out what exactly each individual player wants to achieve and what their personal goals are.


Coach Crann's Philosophy
My philosophy is simple: The only way to get better is to play against the best.

Lacrosse has been my passion for more than 20 years. I started in the eighth grade. From playing at the youth level to coaching high school, I have been involved of all aspects of the game - as a collegiate player on the hunt of a national title as well as coaching Delbarton to a state championship. I am passionate about sharing my experience with the next generation of Lacrosse players.

As a life-long resident of New Jersey, I have seen the sport of Lacrosse grow dramatically throughout the state. I was lucky to get my start with the Maplewood Lacrosse club; the oldest program in New Jersey. At Columbia High School in Maplewood, the highly regarded team was considered one of the most powerful in the State, perhaps the country. I started three years on the varsity team as a defenseman, and went on as the only player in New Jersey to get a scholarship offer by a top five Division one school in 1989 (Loyola). I was a two-time All-State selection in 1988 & ‘89.