A great way for a player to continue to develop their lacrosse skills during the off season is to participate in summer camps and/or play club lacrosse. Listed below are a number of camps and club programs. There are literally hundreds of camps and clubs to choose from, but we've limited the list local programs. Please note this list is provided for your convenience and CMLAX does not specifically endorse any of the camps or clubs below.
NOT ALL CAMP LINKS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR 2016 YET...
New for 2016: Tuscarora Titan's Lacrosse Camp
Join the 2015 National Championship team and coaches for a few days of excellent lacrosse instruction, cool prizes and lots of fun! Camp Sessions at the University of Maryland: Ages 10-18
June 22-25 or July 10-13 2016 Stay in AC Dorms and learn from the best!
Carroll Manor Lacrosse presents a clinic for new players or players with less than two years experience. The clinic will be run by US Lacrosse Certified Coaches. This is a beginners clinic which will focus on stick work and fundamentals.
Full helmet and pads will not be required. Players should bring a lacrosse stick, a molded mouthpiece, cleats or sneakers, and a water bottle. There will be a few loaner sticks available. Learn about and experience playing the sport played by Native Americans long before European settlers arrived.
Raindate: August 15th, 6:00 PM.
Dynamic Skill Training for Boys & Girls, 4-weeks of clinics hosted by Frederick Co. Parks & Recreation
Experienced lacrosse coaches will provide in-depth hands-on covering stick-work, ground balls, shooting/passing and offensive/defensive concepts. Participants will learn and enhance basic fundamental skills through drills and simulated game play. All participants are required to provide their own equipment, see below. Boys required: lax helmet, lax stick, shoulder/arm/elbow pads, gloves and athletic shoes/cleats. Girls required: girls lax stick, protective lax eyewear, mouth guard, athletic clothing and footwear.
7-14 yrs / 5 days / $74
July 4-8 Ballenger Creek Park 8:30 – 11:30am https://apm.activecommunities.com/frederickcntyparksandrec/Activity_Search/breakaway-lacrosse-camp-girls/7051
Jul 25-29 Ballenger Creek Park 8:30 – 11:30am https://apm.activecommunities.com/frederickcntyparksandrec/Activity_Search/breakaway-lacrosse-camp-girls/7052
Club team tryouts are typically scheduled for the late Summer / early Fall. Most teams hold two tryouts and your player is encouraged to attend both. Listed below are several clubs that Carroll Manor Lacrosse has worked with in the past... When selecting a club team, be sure to ask if their schedule conflicts with the WMYLC Spring Season!
Although the club programs potentially offer a great experience for the player, they are also highly competitive (requiring tryouts and not guaranteeing playing time) and expensive (typically $800-1500 for the Spring / Summer) plus travel expenses to tournaments. You should consider talking to your player's coach in advance of attending a tryout.