The mission of our Youth program is to maximize our player's potential, optimize their enjoyment of the game, teach them how to be great teammates, and provide opportunity for them to compete with and against the best players in the country.  We train our players how to be great, we have a lot of fun doing it, and we help them reach their goals.  We are passionate about the process and we care about every player that comes through our program.  We measure our success by the success of our players on and off the field.  Through the life-lessons learned playing lacrosse, we are proud to take hand in helping mold the next generation of leaders.


2024 ELITE

2025 ELITE

2026 ELITE

2027/28 ELITE




October 19-20 | WA



December 7-8 | NV



January 4-5 | CA


SCOTT KELLY - MANAGING DIRECTOR leads our Youth and Middle School Boys’ program and is widely considered one of the state’s best youth coaches.  In his 10+ years coaching Seattle Select lacrosse, he has led teams to over 40 regional/national tournament championships.  Kelly is a Maryland native who played high school ball in the highly competitive Baltimore prep system and club lacrosse at the University of Maryland.  Many players Kelly has coached have moved on to play NCAA D1 lacrosse for highly regarded lacrosse programs including Navy, Ohio State, Maryland, and Denver.

BRIAN BRUININKS has been coaching ice hockey, and more recently both field and box lacrosse, for the past 25 years in Seattle.  Since 2017, Brian and fellow coach Nick Riley have led the 2024 Seattle Starz Elite team to 11 championship game appearances and 7 titles. Bruininks played NCAA D1 hockey at Colorado College (88’-92’), was drafted in 1990 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, represented the USA in the 1990 IIHF World Junior Championships and has played professionally in both Europe and North America.

WADE BUCKTOOTH is a veteran Starz coach. In 2018 he was a member of the Can-Am Champion Onondaga Redhawks. 2012 NALL Jacksonville Bullies, 2009 Iroquois National Team

BEN FUJINAGA, Starz '17, is currently an offensive midfielder for Haverford College. Prior to attending Haverford, Ben spent time playing on the High School United team before earning a starting spot on the 2017 Starz Elite team. In high school Fujinaga was named a US-Lacrosse Academic All American in addition to earning two First-Team-All-Conference awards. The 2019 Summer season will be his third as a Starz coach.

DYLAN HUMMEL has coached for Seattle Starz for 4 years leading his teams to multiple championships.  He has also coached high school lacrosse for 10 years and is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Snohomish HS.  He played attack for D3 Rosemont College (captain) and holds two school records in assists.  This year he will join the coaching staff of our 2025 World Series of Youth Lacrosse team.

KEVIN MCLAM, a 2017 graduate of Denison University, spent 2 years on the roster for the Big Red before taking up a Graduate Assistant Coaching position after injury. In his 4 years at Denison, the Big Red were consistently ranked in the top 10, reaching as high as #3 in the country. Denison also captured 3 conference titles and secured 3 trips to the NCAA Tournament, making appearances in 2 NCAA Elite Eights and 1 NCAA Final Four. In his Freshman season, the Big Red also had their winningest season in program history, finishing 19-1.

STEVE O'NEILL is one of our most experienced middle school coaches and has been coaching with Starz for over 6 years. Steve has mentored and coached many players that have gone on to be successful at the collegiate level. He has coached in multiple youth programs and was one of the founding coaches for the Eastside Catholic middle school program. Steve freely admits that when it comes to playing lacrosse, he was a heck of good football player. Steve started coaching lacrosse with his son Matt who went on to be a standout midfielder at D3 Nazareth. During the regular season, Steve is a member of the Eastside Catholic high school coaching staff.

MIKE PECK played defense and LSM for Chico State University from 2013-2016 and Sierra Nevada College in 2017. Mike has coached locally for Bellevue and Newport Lacrosse clubs since moving to Washington. Prior to coaching for Seattle Starz, Mike coached for ADVNC Lacrosse in Sacramento, California.

MIKE PITTAS is a veteran Starz coach for both the boys and girls programs. Pittas currently serves as the offensive coordinator for the University of Washington men’s lacrosse program. Prior to joining the huskies he was part of the Eastside Catholic boys coaching staff where he has lead two All-Americans and 13 All-Conference selections. The Crusaders won the 2017 WHSBLA Private A State Championship. Before to moving to the Seattle area, he also coached for club lacrosse programs in the Pittsburg area. Pittas played lacrosse at Robert Morris University.

NICK RILEY - Washington State University