Our mission is to advance the growth and skills development of youth lacrosse in the northeast Indiana region by providing highly experienced coaching, rules education, and sportsmanship in a competitive environment. 

At Compound Lax, we have observed a need for more accessible options for children to learn and play lacrosse at a younger age level than what is currently offered in our area.  It is our hope to increase participation in the sport of lacrosse, at the youngest age levels, by providing a more affordable option that allows youth in our area to try the sport of lacrosse by gaging their interest and expanding their abilities.  In turn, it is our hope that this will increase the level of play and competitiveness of the local high school and college lacrosse programs. 

Our platform is intended to be a supplemental, skill-building lacrosse option that operates outside of the standard spring lacrosse season.  This will typically fall into the summer and fall seasons in the form of camps and personal training sessions, with the purpose of eventual growth that will allow us to include travel tournaments.

Meet the Coaches

Get to know the coaches that help develop the knowledge and skills of lacrosse in the
youth through our camp and a little bit about their lacrosse experience!


Terry Nichter

Founder & Coach

Coach Nichter has been involved in Indiana lacrosse since 1998 as a freshman at Bishop Luers High School.  He was a top five points leader in the state of Indiana in the 2001 and 2002 seasons and led the Knights to a state final four in 2002.  Coach Nichter then went on to reconstruct the club lacrosse program at Ball State University.  After college, he returned to the Fort Wayne area and was hired as the first head coach of Indiana Tech’s varsity NAIA program.  He spent 8 years with the Warriors, leading them to 2 MCLA National tournament appearances.  Coach Nichter has also been a US Lacrosse certified official since 2003, and he has been a member of the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association since 2015.


Brent Nichter


Coach Brent was an all-state player for Bishop Luers being named 2nd team all-state attack in 2007 and HM all-state midfielder in 2008.  He went on to play 4 seasons with Indiana Tech where he was a 2nd team all-conference midfielder and HM all-American attackman in 2011, 1st team all-conference and HM all-American attackman in 2012, and 1st team all-conference and HM all-American midfielder in 2013.  Coach Brent played in one MCLA national tourney and coached in another.  He has also coached for 5 seasons with Indiana Tech as the offensive coordinator.


Brian Nichter


Coach Brian was a 4-year starter for Bishop Luers and Indiana Tech.  He garnered all-conference attackman honors in 2015 and 2016, as well as all-academic honors in those same seasons.  Coach Brian coached for three seasons at the high school level before returning to Indiana Tech as an assistant coach.


Please click the Learn More button to view camp dates, information and registration forms and fees. Please contact us with any questions by email at  trnichter@gmail.com or by phone at 260-413-3102