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We want to improve the quality of youth sports without forgetting what youth sports are all about
Sports Practice

Contender Sports group was founded by Matt Balter. In the second grade, he quit playing baseball after a parent coach ruined the sport for him. He later started playing lacrosse instead and fell in love with it, inspiring him to play professionally as well as coach athletes. Matt now wants to give back and spark the same excitement for today's kids and show them how great sports can be.


In 2020, Matt founded Contender Sports Group to provide high quality camps and clinics for kids on the seacoast. His goal is to improve the quality of sports programs by working directly with athletes and their coaches, especially the parents like his second grade baseball coach.

Meet Our Coaches

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Matt Balter

Matt is currently a member of the Israel National Team as well as a Division 1 coach at UMass Lowell working with offensive, goalie, and face-off personal. He has also coached for countless top club programs such as Crabs Lacrosse, Albany Power, NH Tomahawks, and Top Dog lacrosse.

Matt is a former D1 attackman at UMass Lowell where he started 35 of 53 career games scoring 62g and 16a for 78 career points. Matt was selected as America East All Conference 2nd Team for attack, MVP for the New England East West All Star game, and the NEILA All Academic team.

"Coach Matt was enthusiastic and well prepared for our session. He gave me some excellent pointers. He worked me hard and we had an action packed session, I would highly recommend him."

- John, Rye, NH

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