Our Story

One Vision. One Goal.The mission of TEAM ONE is to improve the quality of Illinois lacrosse by providing opportunities for players and coaches to learn from the areas most experienced coaches. The results will be a long lasting effect on how lacrosse is played and coached in Illinois.

Learn from the most experienced coaching staff in the state. Our coaches have over 20 years experience in coaching high school, college and professional lacrosse. Our coaches have won 6 Illinois State high school championships!

John K. Combs, Director of Elite Travel Teams & College RecruitingJohn Combs was hired as Head Coach of the Chicago Machine in December of 2007 after having served as an assistant coach during the summer 2007 campaign. Coach Combs brings close ties to the Chicago lacrosse scene to the position, having led New Trier High School to four consecutive state titles and compiling a 69-7 record during that period.

Coach Combs played college lacrosse at Potsdam state and Cortland State and was a member of the Iroquois Master team in 1998 world games. Coach Combs has coached college lacrosse at Division 3 and Division1 for over 19 years starting with Potsdam State, Cortland State, College of the Holy Cross, Plattsburgh State, and Colgate University.