Lacrosse season may have just started, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start planning for camps now. Why not select the BEST camp for you this summer instead of whatever is available? Here's a start of things to consider:
- Travel. If you are able to travel outside your immediate area, your opportunities will open up tenfold. If traveling alone is not an option, would a buddy attending the same camp make your parents feel better?
- Timing. When is the family vacation? What other "must do" items are happening this year? Summer school, volunteering, and work might be on the list. Can the timing of some of the other activities be adjusted for the right lacrosse camp?
- Type of camp. There are specialty coaches who focus on face-off and goalie positions, for example. Recruiting camps give you an opportunity to "be seen" by college coaches. A fairly recent trend is to do some variation in a camp, so pure field players might attend a box camp for fun and to get some new skills from the faster pace and tighter space. Overnight camps bring a fun element into the mix, particularly if there are group activities planned in the evening.
- Cost. You'll need to consider everything; enrollment, transportation, food and housing (for overnight camps).