WOOLWICH TWP. — The HEADstrong Foundation will host a lacrosse camp this summer that will focus on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes ranging from youth to high school level.
The HLC camp will be held from July 12 to 14 at the Locke Avenue Park. Early Bird Price until June 12 is $140. Full Price after June 12 is $150. Proceeds from the camp will benefit local families and allow the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving quality of life for those affected by cancer.
This will be an evening camp under the lights, from 6 to 9 p.m. The instructional format will allow campers to have fun and learn while beating the heat.
Infusing the core values of the HEADstrong Foundation camp organizers have created an amazing camp experience for lacrosse player’s ages 7-15 that are looking to elevate their level of play. Pairing the highest level of lacrosse instruction with life skills and service, the organization hopes to share HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori’s vision of empowering athletes to make a difference in their communities.
Supporting the effort is a dedicated staff comprised of current and former professional and collegiate lacrosse players and coaches many whom have played competitively for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club. HEADstrong’s personalized approach to lacrosse instruction focuses on all aspects of the game with both individual instruction and group/team skills.
The goal of HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps is to assist in the transitioning of a player from good to great by providing qualified instruction with a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio. Players will learn fundamentals of individual, group and team lacrosse skills in a positive atmosphere.
Players will learn the fundamental aspects of dodging, passing, catching, shooting, individual defense, goalie play and face-off technique. In addition, players will learn team skills such as team offense, team defense, riding, clearing and transition play.
There will also be guest appearances from professional lacrosse players as well as cancer survivors who will share their stories with campers. Campers will receive a HEADstrong Lax Tank and Laces. Campers will also have the chance to win amazing prizes from Warrior and Brine.
“Our Nick aspired to be an educator, a coach and a counselor. His desire to be a positive in the community was only fueled during his battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom. “Sensing his time was short, Nick created a way through the HEADstrong Foundation to inspire athletes throughout the country.
“Our summer camp series is a way to share the invaluable lessons that he taught us both on and off the playing field. Our staff is comprised of those who have followed in his footsteps and are playing the game at its highest levels and like Nick believe in giving back. Participating in these camps will allow us the ability to help those who are dealing with the hardships and realities of cancer,” she added.
“As a parent, I am very proud to what my boys have built in the game of lacrosse; my hope is that your children will be inspired to pick up the ball where our Nick left off.”
For more information on HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps go to www.HEADstronglax.org.