Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Youth Lacrosse: St. Ignatius Lacrosse Skill Development Camp

St. Ignatius will hold its first-ever lacrosse camp from August 12th through 15th at SI's historic J. B. Murphy Field. The camp is intended for boys in 3rd through 8th grades with some experience in lacrosse, who want to improve their game – learning from players who know how the game should be played at all levels.

St. Ignatius Lacrosse Skill Development Camp

St. Ignatius is the West Coast's most lauded Lacrosse program. The Wildcats finished their 2013 season ranked #12 in the nation, with their sole loss - by a single goal - coming at the hands of Long Island's legendary lacrosse juggernaut, Chaminade, which finished #6 in the nation. 

Players can  register at:

Head Coach Chris Packard, who is running the camp, has a record of 101-8 over his five seasons at the helm of the SI Boys' Lacrosse program. Coach Packard was a Captain of the Cornell Lacrosse team and was named to the All-Ivy team. 

The nine instructors helping Coach Packard run the camp all played their HS lacrosse in California, with 8 of the 9 having attended SI! More than that, this group of Camp Coaches include a first alternate to the US World team, an MLL player, two Tewaaraton Watch List players, two college All-Americans, and four players who participated in the Under Armour National Showcase as Seniors or Underclassmen. The cumulative number of US Lacrosse High School All-American awards in this group is astonishing! 

FInally, if I'm doing my math right, the ratio of campers to instructors will be no higher than 7-1.

Here is the Camp flyer:

There are several good lacrosse camps for boys in Northern California, This is one of them, and by its location, its Head Coach, and the home-grown nature of its college players, it is unique. I know all but one of the coaches personally and vouch them to be worthy role models for up-and-coming laxers. 

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