The game of lacrosse is a team sport that has Native American origins. In fact, this game has been a much-loved sport since the 12th Century. There have been many variations along the way and what we see now is probably the most polished version of the game.
It is no wonder that athletes all over the United States love playing lacrosse. Many hope to earn college scholarships and places in their varsity and college lacrosse team.
With the lax season at an end, parents will be looking out for summer lacrosse camps in Phoenix that will help athletes refine their skills to perfection.
As with any other sport, lacrosse camps offer a wide plethora of options in terms of facilities, duration and skill-specific camps. It is important to understand the needs of your child before choosing one camp over the other.
Lacrosse Camp Options
The basic level of camps are the beginner’s instructional lacrosse camps. These camps excel at teaching youngsters the fundamentals behind a game of lacrosse, how to use the lacrosse stick, how to pick up and aim the ball at the opponent’s goal and more.
If you are looking for premiere/advanced level camps, All Star Lacrosse Camp offers premiere, team camps as well as tournaments where campers are taught in a competitive yet positive atmosphere. There are even some girls-only lacrosse camps like AZ Girls Lacrosse (AZGL), and intensive camps like Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL) and GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps.
Youth athletes who are serious about the sport of lacrosse can also create a free profile and get a recruiting assessment at NCSA Lacrosse Recruiting as well as other states.
Before you zero in on one or two camps for your child, you will need to ask the camp directors plenty of questions. Many camps are classified as summer day camps that allow players to commute everyday while others are overnight camps which offer residential dormitories. If your child is a first time camper, it might be best to choose a basic day camp for their comfort.
Another factor to focus on is the cost of camps. Sports camps can be expensive but it is not necessary that the most expensive camp is the best one for an athlete. The local YMCA is a good option for those who are looking for an economical and less intensive option.
Choose the right lacrosse camps for your young athlete based on their needs, cost of camp, duration as well as the quality of play time and the coaching staff. You will be thankful that you did, when it is time for varsity/college level selections.
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