What is Origin Lacrosse?

Origin Lacrosse is an off-season skill development program for youth and rising high school lacrosse players who are looking to improve their lacrosse IQ and become more dynamic game changers! We set out to better prepare your athlete for the Spring Lax season, for whichever team he is playing for! Our experienced staff of college coaches and current players will work both one on one and in small group settings with your athlete to improve his athletic potential. 

Our staff will guide athletes week by week through vital habits that are essential to becoming a successful lacrosse player at the next level. We work hard to infuse principles of sportsmanship, hard work, and enthusiasm into each part of the game. Origin Lacrosse is an ideal program to develop the skills and character of your boys' lacrosse game.

Wes Chittick 

Wes is the assistant director for Origin Lacrosse and he is also a social studies teacher at the New England Academy. Wes was named All-Conference for Gordon College and was third on the points list his senior year with 23 goals and 25 assists. Midfield (Gordon 2012)

Warren Shumate
 - Founder and Director of Origin Lacrosse 
Coach Shumate has spent the past 13 years coaching and teaching youth lacrosse players. His first job out of college was teaching middle school history and of course coaching lacrosse. Spending four years as a teacher played a large role in developing lesson plans and also learning to interact and teach the youth player. One of his favorite groups to work with is FCA lacrosse out of Baltimore Maryland. He coaches multiple teams, camps, and clinics both with FCA and at Gordon College during his free time. 

Coach Warren Shumate is the head coach at Gordon College. He joined the Gordon athletic department in July of 2009. In his first season at the helm for the Scots, Shumate was named The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Coach of the Year for guiding his team to an 8-2 third-place finish in conference. Included in the season's successes was a 7-5 win over nationally ranked TCCC opponent, Endicott College, marking the program's first win over its crosstown rival since 2003. 

His sophomore debut yielded similarly successful results, with the Scots once again finishing third behind nationally ranked Western New England and Endicott with a 7-3 TCCC record. The season also produced a pair of All-American selections in seniors Dan Utz, who was named to the USILA DIII All-American Honorable Mention squad, and Stuart Knechtle, a member of the USILA DIII All-Academic Team. 

A 2005 graduate of Gordon, Shumate was a four-year starter and two-year captain in the Fighting Scots' lacrosse program, helping lead his team to its first ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2003. For his standout efforts he was four times selected to the Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Conference team and twice named an ECAC All-New England player. Additionally, he was honored by the College as Gordon's Senior Athlete of the Year following his final season. 

Prior to his return to Gordon Shumate served as the head lacrosse coach at the Wakefield School in The Plains, Va. He also coached with an elite team in Manassas, Va. and has been involved with FCA Lacrosse for multiple years as both a player and coach. 

Warren and his wife, Lindsay (Kronzer) Shumate, a 2007 Gordon graduate, currently reside in Beverly, Ma.