Daily Archives: July 9, 2009

California Lacrosse Camps: 2009 “California Gold” And “Be The Best” Lacrosse Camps, Hosted By Peter Worstell, Begin On July 12 And Will Feature All-Americans Max Seibald Of Cornell And Kenny Nims Of Syracuse


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Worstell hosts two of the most elite lacrosse camps in the country, “Be The Best” and “California Gold,” which expose boys to training from top-notch collegiate coaches and players.

The four-time NCAA All-American at Maryland has played a large role in building the lacrosse community in the East Bay, and has played an even bigger part in getting boys in this area, and in the state, noticed by college programs.

A four-time NCAA All-American at Maryland, Peter Worstell has played a large role in building the lacrosse community in the East Bay, and has played an even bigger part in getting boys in this area, and in the state, noticed by college programs.

(From InsideBayArea.com) Between red-eye flights to Dallas, Chicago and various other cities to which his occupation takes him, San Ramon Valley High School boys lacrosse coach Peter Worstell has been able to feed his passion, which is the game he coaches.

Worstell hosts two of the most elite lacrosse camps in the country, “Be The Best” and “California Gold,” which expose boys to training from top-notch collegiate coaches and players.

The list of coaches goes on and on, and it includes guys such as Hall of Famer Jack Emmer, the former coach of Army, and Dave Pietramala and John Danowski, coaches at top-notch programs such as Johns Hopkins and Duke.

The players include Max Seibald of Cornell, who was the NCAA’s top midfielder, and All-American Kenny Nims of a Syracuse team that won the national championship.

Obviously, Worstell has done, and is doing, a lot for lacrosse in Northern California, but make no mistake: The camps next week are not about him at all, and he will be the first one to tell you that.

“These camps are not about me in any way. They are about the game and the players,” Worstell said. “The kids learn values of the game and get a lot of experience. It’s a throwback. It’s presenting a lacrosse player with the opportunity to be prepared and people want to be a part of it.” 

The first camp, Be The Best, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday. More than 300 boys will attend, with more than 70 top coaches and players, making for a nearly 4-1 ratio of player to coach, which guarantees a lot of hands-on work.

“There are so many aspects of the game and we want them involved and to keep them involved,” Worstell said. “We don’t emphasize where they are, but instead where they are going. It’s a teach-up philosophy.”

California Gold will run Wednesday and Thursday, and the players whittle down to 110. It is an invitation-only camp, with the best players displaying their skills for the best schools.

“It’s a venue that gives them exposure and showtime,” Worstell said. “If they are the cream of the crop, it’s worth it.”

The camps aren’t about making money, but about motivating the young men involved. Every camp is ended with heartfelt speeches on academics and hard work.

“These camps are for people who are passionate about the game,” Worstell said. “I temper blowing smoke, because there is enough of that out there.”

http://www.insidebayarea.com/high-school-sports/ci_12800543

Lacrosse In The Movies: “Warrior” Lacrosse Movie, Starring Kellan Lutz, Is Set For Release Soon


In the plot Star Lacrosse player,Conor is in denial and shock over the death of his father and starts acting out. His mom gets worried,and sends him to a wilderness Lacrosse camp where he trains under the tutelage of his dad’s old combat buddy Sgt. Major Duke Wayne.

He eventually teaches Conor the true meaning of maturity, sportsmanship and manhood.

New Moon stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Green are starring in a new movie called “Warrior”. This video below shows exclusive footage from the film. It starts off with a scene of Kellan Lutz shirtless, tearing down some old wooden structure.

Professional Lacrosse: LXM Pro Lacrosse Tour Concept Unveiled At “National Pro Lacrosse Tour BBQ” In Malibu, CA


Inside LacrosseMany of you have been hearing the rumors since early spring about a potential new pro league in the works. Inside Lacrosse has been monitoring the story as it’s ebbed and flowed, and this party is proof it’s getting closer to reality, likely starting in the fall under the name LXM Pro Tour and the concept “lacrosse meets music and Hollywood”.

Lauren Conrad Lauren Bosworth lacrosse partyThe party was labeled in online pics as the “National Pro Lacrosse Tour BBQ”, and most captions unfortunately referred to lacrosse sticks as racquets and spent more time analyzing how the girls looked in their bikinis (Carp, when can I start LaxSugar.com?). But, being the inquiring lacrosse minds we are, we dug deeper and found our man Scott Hochstadt, who happens to be dating Lo, in the background of some pics. He tells IL that Kyle Harrison, Xander and Max Ritz and Sean Lindsay were among the party’s attendees, which also included some dude named Frankie Delgado (who I already IMDB’d for you).

Hochy is the man behind a host of lacrosse initiatives in Hollywood, including the recent 90210 remake, as well as Adrenaline and the successful West Coast Starz program. He’s got a host of legit Hollywood connections, and a lot of good stuff cooking in SoCal.

Expect more details on this emerging league soon on InsideLacrosse.com. For the record, I’ll give credit to both the girls on their lax skills (and looks of course). How’s this for a reality TV idea: put celebs and pro athletes together to learn sports they’ve never played (with expert tutors), and see who gets up to speed the quickest. I’d take these gorgeous ladies on my team in a heartbeat.

http://blogs.insidelacrosse.com/2009/07/08/lc-and-lo-from-the-hills-and-a-new-pro-lacrosse-league/