Lacrosse skills camps offered throughout July


Calling all lacrosse players, no matter what level of experience they may have, for the 2018 Indian River Lacrosse Camps.

The four-session camp begins on July 10-12, with additional sessions on July 17-19, July 24-26, and July 31 through Aug. 2.

Indian River High School’s boys’ lacrosse head coach Dave Spencer will be conducting the camps, which will feature shooting and positional focus in the different sessions.

“We are really looking forward to having the campers out to learn the fundamentals of the sport,” Spencer said. “We offer the four different sessions so that there are plenty of opportunities for them to come out.”

Each session will only last two hours each day, in the mornings from 9 to 11 a.m.

“As a lacrosse player and coach for 30 years, I found that what really took my game to the next level was when I started paying more attention to technical details of the game,” Spencer noted. “Little things like hand placement on my stick when shooting, and taking the right angles when dodging, helped me to become a better lacrosse player and to play at the highest levels.”

The Shooting Camps are designed to offer players the opportunity to improve their shooting skills in the game of lacrosse. The goal is to create an enjoyable environment in which the campers progress in their skill and knowledge to become a more efficient shooter.

The drills that the campers will do in the camp will help them better understand proper shooting technique, including shooting on the run, shooting standing still, shooting in close, shooting from farther out and one-on-one shooting against a goalie. It is a non-contact camp. However, players will be required to wear helmet and gloves for safety.

The Position Camps are designed to offer players the opportunity to improve their position play in the game of lacrosse. The goal is to create an enjoyable environment in which the campers progress in their skill and knowledge to become a better player at their position.

The drills that the campers will do in that camp will revolve mostly around one-on-one matchups, and will include dodging and defending from behind the goal, dodging and defending from the left and right wings, and dodging and defending from up top at the restraining line. Unlike the shooting camp, this is a contact camp, and all players are required to wear all protective gear, including mouth guards.

The camp fee is $90 per session, which includes a camp T-shirt, as well as daily giveaways. It will be held at Indian River High School, which is located at 303 Armory Road in Dagsboro.

For more information, or to sign up, check out the website at www.sharpshooterlax.com or call (410) 790-1406.

By Jason Feather
Point Staff