May 10, 2012
BERKELEY - Enrollment is now open for the California lacrosse program's two summer camps for players looking to work on their games. Members of the Cal coaching staff as well as a collection of current players will coach the camps, which will offer instruction for beginners and prospective collegians alike.
The camps will take place at Witter Rugby Field - the home of the Cal lacrosse team over the past two seasons - as well as at Maxwell Family Field, both of which are located next to historic California Memorial Stadium.
The first camp is the Developmental Camp (July 9-13), which will offer novice players in middle school and high school the opportunity to improve their stick skills and conceptual understanding of the game of lacrosse through challenging drills, skill-building activities and full-field scrimmage play. Camp will focus on building confidence, improving stick skills and stick handling, teaching offensive and defensive skills, proper field positioning, introducing proper checking techniques, eight-meter play, man-up and man-down situations, polishing dodging, and footwork and shooting skills. For goalkeepers, individualized instruction and drills will be available. This camp is dedicated to successfully transitioning the developing player to the upper level of lacrosse.
The second camp is the Elite Camp (July 24-27), which is open to high school players and will feature collegiate-level instruction to prepare athletes for the next level. The camp will offer the opportunity to learn contemporary, innovative skills and techniques, advanced drills as well as team concepts and then apply them to game situations.
Cal head coach Ginger Miles and assistant coach Allison Comito - will take part in the camps. For more information - about costs, registration, what to bring, etc. - please visit the Cal lacrosse summer camp website or contact Miles via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.