Registration is now open for the five U.S. National Team Player Performance Camps scheduled for this summer. Camps will be held at the following locations:

  • July 28-29, 2018: Chicago Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, Ill.
  • July 28-29, 2018: Greenwood Park, Glen Allen, Va.
  • Aug. 4-5, 2018: Round Rock (Texas) Multipurpose Complex
  • Aug. 4-5: Morgan Hill (Calif.) Outdoor Sports Center
  • Aug. 20-22: US Lacrosse Headquarters, Sparks, Md.

The camps will feature Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) aligned curriculum delivered by elite, professional, collegiate, and national team coaches and players. The camps will be based in a fun and player centered environment with a low coach to player ratio, providing maximum personal instruction that focuses on the development and peak performance of each individual athlete with constant participation along the way.

The camps are for players aged 8-18 who have some previous experience playing the sport of lacrosse. This camp is not for designed newcomers to the game.

The camps will be broken into three age groupings on the days of the camp:

  • 8-11 year olds (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • 12-14 year olds (12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • High School (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

The registration fee is $200 and includes four hours of instruction (six hours for high school players), Team USA shorts and a Team USA t-shirt. Full lacrosse equipment and US Lacrosse membership is required to participate.

The U.S. National Team Player Performance Camps are one phase of the US Lacrosse National Teams Player Development Program (NTDP). The NTDP Pipeline, an elite development program aimed at systematically identifying and training future national teams players will begin in 2019. More information on the NTDP Pipeline will be released in the coming months.

US Lacrosse oversees all aspects of the US. National Teams Program, which includes men’s and women’s teams at the senior and U19 levels and the men’s indoor national team. Since the first world championship in 1967, the U.S. has captured 29 world titles, more than any other country.

By: Brian Logue of U.S. Lacrosse; repost by Todd M Schoenberger