New England Lacrosse Journal - April 2017 - 31
10th ANNUAL SUMMER LACROSSE CAMP GUIDE
Lax camps give
to develop their game
By Phil Shore
UMMER, WHEN THE TEMPERATURE RISES and the
sun seems to stay out all day. There are no obligations or
restrictions on other sports an athlete may participate in.
School is out, and the lacrosse season is completed.
The work to get better, however, is just beginning.
Without school obligations, there's more free time.
Lacrosse is experiencing increasing participation in youth
lacrosse and expanding rosters of high school and collegiate programs. All of this means more opportunities to
play and maybe at a high level.
A tool to help develop as a player is
"I try to put myself back when I was
that age," said Sean Quirk, director of
Elite Lacrosse and the head coach of the
Boston Cannons. "I remember going to
camps at UMass, Syracuse, they were the
best days of the summer. You got to play
lacrosse, stay up late, eat in the dining
hall. Those are some of the best memo-
ries I used to have."
As the sport grows and matures in
participation and popularity, however,
the camp landscape also has changed.
According to many people involved
in lacrosse camps, the biggest change is
the shift away from overnight camps.
"I think it's really clear. The number one factor impacting the overnight
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