The Cavalier lacrosse school will be held for its second year here this summer. It will be directed by the head men’s coach Steve Colfer, the head women’s coach Jackie Neary and Bobbi Morgan, the head women’s basketball coach at Cabrini.
The camp is open to male and female players entering grades 3-9. The girls camp will run the week of June 16-20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but on June 20, the time will be 9 a.m. to noon. Girls will have the option of taking the extended day which goes until 5 p.m. This includes supervision in swimming, individual instruction and a variety of other activities. The boys’ camp will run June 16-19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“I target this age specifically because we are trying to introduce the game of lacrosse,” Neary said. “It’s fun and exciting, but you also learn something.”
“It’s mostly about skill development and fun,” Colfer said. “It is an introduction to the sport. We keep them active and teach them concepts of the game.”
There are also special guests during the camp for additional instruction. Last year the camp brought in a high level club team that used their players to put on a clinic. This year, Michelle DeJulius will be coming to speak and coach a morning at the girls’ camp. She is currently an assistant coach at Princeton University and is a member of the U.S. national team program.
The school gets mostly local players from the Main Line and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Throughout the week, these players get experience with offensive and defensive station drills, agility training, individual and team competition and full field play. They also get the opportunity to hear guest speakers.
“We want them to get a better understanding of the game by learning the basic rules and basic skills. We make it fun while stressing the concept of teamwork and team play,” Colfer said. “I hope they have fun, just try to pick up basic skill development so they can continue to play and really pick up an appreciation for the game.”
For the girls week, the camp is running at full price of $250. If the player is paid for by May 5, the price is reduced to $240, and a child of an employee or alumni has the price of $230. The extended day option is an additional fee of $50. The boys camp is $150 but reduced to $125 if paid for by May 5.
“It’s about having fun,” Neary said. “It’s summer camp.”