Rockets Add Donovan, Body ZoneAugust 18, 2012 - Professional Lacrosse League (PLL) Reading Rockets
A graduate of Penn State University, the Downingtown resident played ice hockey and lacrosse at Bishop Shanahan before heading to State College, where he played Division II hockey for the Nittany Lions. Donovan began his training career as a speed and agility coach for Lightning Fast Training Systems, helping everyone from young 8-10 year old Burt Bell football champions to college seniors preparing for the NFL Draft. He has also served as the Lead Exercise Specialist for The Center for Health and Fitness at The Chester County Hospital. He is a former lacrosse Head Coach at Kennett Middle School and currently serves as Director of Lacrosse Evolution.
"Success on the field is determined by the quality of our players," said Head Coach Tom Slate. "We want the best conditioned athletes in the league, and having someone with Dave's knowledge and experience helps our players be their best. He is a great addition to our organization"
Rockets Vice President and General Manager Andy Makal added, "Dave's background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, his work as a Performance and Corrective Exercise Specialist and his experience with lacrosse players as a coach and a trainer give our players the kind of edge they need to be at their best every time they step on the turf. We're pleased that Dave could join us."
The team also announced they have reached agreement with The Body Zone in Wyomissing to be the Official Training Center of the Reading Rockets. The Rockets will hold weekly practices as well as shoot-arounds at the facility.
"This is a great partnership," Makal added. "We want to have an active and positive role in helping to grow the sport of lacrosse in our area, indoor and outdoor. The skills used in box lacrosse are highly valuable in the outdoor game, and our players and coaches look forward to working with the kids."
The Rockets open their inaugural season on the road in Trenton on September 14th and return to the Launch Pad on September 29th for the Home Opener to take on the Jacksonville Bullies.
Season Tickets are available now at (610) 314-7323 or online at www.rocketslax.com.
Professional Lacrosse League Stories from August 18, 2012
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