Joseph T. Nofi
Coached Catholic Middle School – Head Coach Lacrosse, Soccer and bowling.
Awards from Regional Catholic Middle School Athletic Association.
Coaching 22 years, total all sports.
Coached Lax for 8 years.
Assisted in the initiation of PAL Lacrosse in my district.
Team Coach Awards dating back to 1991.
Suffolk County Lacrosse Official.
Certified football and lax coach (youth).
Graduated Suffolk County Police Academy.
Certified First Responder – AED, Fire Police, Assisted in TWA 800 Flight, Was At 9-11 – 9-11 Responder Sent In For Fellow Worker’s Son & All The Loss!
Followed the footsteps of my Dad. My Father Joseph Nofi started Levittown Red Devils football and little league baseball. I played sports all my life, learned from my dad. I Believe in dedication, commitment, and playing hard.
Introducing Charlie Podgurski
Hello everyone. My name is Charlie Podgurski. I am the new head coach for the Warriors Lacrosse team. I wanted to reach out and introduce myself. I am a Sayville native, and I started my lacrosse career when I was in 7th grade. After two years of hard work and dedication, once I reached 9th grade, I was moved up to the Varsity level in Sayville High School, where I started all four years and played midfield. Throughout my athletic career in Sayville, I was also on Varsity football as a sophomore to my senior year. I have two football championships under my belt, as well as honorary athletic awards for both football and lacrosse. My senior year, our lacrosse squad won the Suffolk County and Long Island Championships, the first ever in our schools history. My junior and senior I was ranked among the top 60 midfielders in all of Long Island. After i graduated, I attended the New York Institute of Technology, a highly competitive Division II college, on both academic and athletic scholarships. There I played both midfield and attack. After college, I pursued my career in Real Estate, but there was something still missing. My passion for lacrosse had never faded, and I wanted to find a way to keep this incredible sport in my many years to come. I started my own small business in private lacrosse training for one on one sessions as well as groups. Lacrosse is my life, and nothing gives me that feeling of fullfillment like passing my skills and talents onto the upcoming lacrosse generation. I have coached many teams, taught many players, and feel I have a lot of lacrosse knowledge to pass onto your boys.
I soon met Joey and Maureen Nofi, the founders of the Warrior team, when they reached out to me on training their son Johnny privately. Immediately I could sense their love and passion for the game of lacrosse, but more importantly, their drive to see their son become successful both on and off the field.
And that is what I am offering you and your son, to open the doors to a successful future, whether on or off the field of lacrosse. I focus on becoming a master of the basic fundamental elements of the game. After building a solid foundation, your boys will be able to advance their game to the next level. During our practices, there is no doubt your boys will be enjoying what they are learning. But at the same time, when it comes down to making the players better in their skills, all jokes are aside. There will be sweat, and maybe even tears, but I promise you it is all in the boys best interest. I cannot promise you you sons will be the best players on the field, but what I can promise you is this… They will be the most fundamentally sound, disciplined athletes on the field. We are about honor and commitment, and there is no room for “show boating” and cockiness on the field, during games or practices, just confidence. The best way to stick it to the opponents is on the field and on the score board.
Commitment is key, whether is be on the field or in the classroom. Here with Warrior lacrosse, we expect 100% commitment for our 2 hour practice sessions, as well as games/tournaments. After every practice, there will be homework. Not written, but to work on their individual skills at home. There is always room for improvement. That being said, this is a showcase tournament level team. There will be college recruiters abroad, most likely without anyone even knowing. In the two hours of practice we have together, it is just simply not enough time to focus on individual skills. So working hard at home is crucial to becoming a better athlete. I will have printed out sheets of different formations and plays, both offensively and defensively, for the boys to take home and review. All it takes is a few minutes every night to look over. THAT is the type of commitment we are looking for.
On another note, I feel communication is key. After every practice, I will personally send out and email regarding our progress as a team, followed by our next date, time and place for our next practice. I will also be sending out text blasts so there is a secondary communication source. All we ask as an organization, is that you please notify us at least 1 day in advance if you are not able to attend the next practice or game.
We will also be brainstorming for some fun and helpful fundraising ideas. 100% of every dollar raised will go back to the boys and the team. I will update you all on that as the season approaches.
We are looking to become one of the top elite contenders in Long Island lacrosse. There are NO politics involved whatsoever in this organization. The players who work the hardest, have impeccable attendance, and pay attention to what is being taught, will be the ones who get recognized and see more playing time. Thank you all for your time and consideration. I hope all of you and your families had a happy and safe holidays. The season is upon us, its time for some hardcore lax training! Hope to hear from you soon!
Coach Charlie P
Mike Kaminski goalie Sayville High school 2009 long island champion Attended Cortland University 2x ALL AMERICAN Also goalie of the year.
New England College Lacrosse
8 years coaching experience (Pal)
Football, lacrosse coach
8 Years Coaching Experience (Pal)
long stick middie, Fall 2014 Norwich university.
CW POST defense 1 year, St. John the Baptist Defense
left attack man as a senior at st. Anthony’s high school.
Fall 2014 Cortland university as an attack man for there division two lacrosse team
Thiel College Player
Present day mid fielder
Help with younger players and camps:
Jimmy Morell, JR
High School Player
High School Player
John Raymond – Graduating 2014 Goalie