"We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality instruction at all of our events.  All of our coaches are either currently playing or coaching in college.  Our staff brings a wealth of knowledge to the field, high energy, and a fun coaching style to help all of our players take their games to the next level."

STAFF

GARY MERCADANTE - FOUNDER/INSTRUCTOR

A native of Florham Park, NJ, Gary Mercadante has been playing and coaching the game of lacrosse for seventeen years.  His passion for lacrosse and dedication to the growth of the game led to the creation of B2B Lacrosse. Gary has personally coached over 500 players over the past  9 years to success with some of the best youth, high school, and club teams in the country.


  • Playing Experience: 17 Years
  • Delbarton School, NJ
    • 4 Time NJ State Tournament of Champions
    • 4 Time Group Four Title Champions
    • 3 Time NJ Morris County Tournament Champions
    • 3rd Leading Scorer in 2004-2005
  • Division III Dickinson College
    • Captain 2008 and 2009 Season
    • Rookie of the Year 2005-2006
    • 2005-2006 #8 National Ranking
  • Ursinus College Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach (2009 - 2013)
  • Delaware Valley Unviersity Head Men's Lacrosse Coach (2013 - 2018)
  • Ursinus College Head Men's Lacrosse Coach (2018 - Current)

 

COREY SHAFFER - INSTRUCTOR


A former two-time all state goalie at La Salle College High School, Coach Shaffer joined the B2B staff in 2016 and has helped lead our Academy series as well as private goalie instruction.


  • La Salle College High School

    • Two Time All State Goalkeeper

  • ​McDaniel College​

  • Delaware Valley University Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach (2016-2018)

  • Ursinus College (2018 - Current)