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.
Below is information on a clinic being held in Adamstown run by Taylor Valencia. Taylor will be assisted by Walt Bartman, CMLAX U9 Boys Coach.
LACROSSE CLINIC (U7-U13)
My name is Taylor Valencia. I am a 2013 Landon School graduate, a top 20 nationally ranked lacrosse program for the past 20 years. As a starting attack-man for the Bears I received top-notch coaching and played against some of the best high school teams in the country. I was recruited in the summer of my 10th grade year and verbally committed to play Division I lacrosse at the University Of Delaware.
A combination of a strong work ethic, good habits, and top-notch coaching helped me reach my dream of playing college lacrosse.
The game of lacrosse is spreading like wildfire and I want to be there in the middle of it. My goal is to pass on what I have learned by developing good habits and igniting a passion within so that young boys can strive to reach their athletic potential.
On July 26-30, I will be working with boys from ages 6-13. My focus will be to teach fundamental lacrosse skills. This includes offensive/defensive strategy, dodging, shooting, stick work, ground balls, field vision, speed/agility, sliding, scrimmaging, and lacrosse IQ.
When: July 26-30; 6:30pm until dark
Where: 5603 Mountville Rd.
Adamstown, MD 21710 (across from the church building)
RSVP at Tcvalencia@myactv.net
Additional camps will be listed here as the information comes in. We expect to hear from Middletown, St Johns, and FASTLax to name a few...
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...
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 $500-800 for the Spring / Summer) plus travel expenses to tournaments. You should consider talking to your player's coach in advance of attending a tryout.