The HGR Story:
Happy 12th anniversary to our indoor sports facility!
Home Grown Lacrosse was founded in 2005 by Bryan Brazill, a life-long lacrosse player and passionate student of the game. Bryan traveled the world playing in Australia, Hawaii, and California before he came back to North Andover.
Bryan graduated from Merrimack College, where he was among the top ten points producers in the country in his junior and senior year. He went on to coach at all levels of the game from youth to the collegiate level, including at his alma mater. He continues to coach today as the head assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Merrimack College. He found his passion in coaching the individual “forgotten fundamental” skills of the sport, which spawned the start of Home Grown Lacrosse.
Home Grown was run exclusively outdoors until January 5th, 2007 when we opened the doors to our new state-of-the-art indoor training facility and turf field.
Home Grown quickly outgrew our space and on October 15th, 2009 we re-opened our doors to reveal an expansion that more than doubled the size of our original indoor space.
In September of 2012, Home Grown Lacrosse merged Raptors Lacrosse. The merger was an instant success and the newly formed HGR Lacrosse elite teams and leagues flourished.
We finished our 2nd expansion in October of 2013 with new offices, restrooms, a spacious lobby and—most importantly—an even bigger field.
Most recently, in the fall of 2015 we completed some big improvements at HGR Indoor Sports:
- New turf
- New brighter lighting
- New Bathrooms
- Removed the ceiling and sideline nets
- Added safety padding around the perimeter of the field
- All walls are now white and we use bright orange balls to help the goalie see shots more clearly
HGR now proudly runs the biggest indoor high school lacrosse league in Massachusetts. as well as highly competitive elite teams that send players off to play competitive college lacrosse every year. We also continue to offer the services that have made us so popular, such as our clinics, camps and more!