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.
CAMP LINKS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR 2016 YET...
Join the 2014 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 21-24 or July 5-8 2015 Stay in AC Dorms and learn from the best!
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 / $69
June 29 – July 3 Ballenger Creek Park 8:30 – 11:30am https://apm.activecommunities.com/frederickcntyparksandrec/Activity_Search/4982
July 13 - 17 Urbana District Park 8:30 – 11:30am https://apm.activecommunities.com/frederickcntyparksandrec/Activity_Search/4988
July 27 - 31 Old National Park 8:30 –11:30am https://apm.activecommunities.com/frederickcntyparksandrec/Activity_Search/4993
Aug 10 - 14 Ballenger Creek Park 8:30 – 11:30am https://apm.activecommunities.com/frederickcntyparksandrec/Activity_Search/4982
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.