National Lacrosse Camps: Naval Academy Lacrosse Camp Teaches Top Lacrosse Skills From Leadership To Setting And Defending Picks


 “As coaches, we have a tremendous amount of influence on kids today. And we place a lot of emphasis on leadership. I equate it to D-Day. The success of the operation were the guys on the beach — me standing next to you. They had to overcome all kinds of stuff to get the job done. They did it through leadership and they did it through caring about the guy next to them.”

 “If you watch the college game, there’s a lot of picking going on. Everybody has big strong athletes and they try to get an edge by picking. So we’re going over how to pick and how to defend it.”

“We’re going to talk about team offense,” said Young, former assistant to Bill Tierney at Princeton and now the lacrosse coach at nearby Anne Arundel Community College. “If you watch the college game, there’s a lot of picking going on. Everybody has big strong athletes and they try to get an edge by picking. So we’re going over how to pick and how to defend it.”

“We have kids from Hawaii, Alaska, Tennessee, California. We even had a camper fly in all the way from Australia,” said long-time Andover and North County coach Jon Appelt. “We hope here the kids take back what they learn to those areas that are not traditionally big lacrosse areas and share it with their teammates.”

“How lacrosse is presented to the kids at a young age is going to stay with them for a long time,” said Meade, whose teams have made the NCAA playoffs six of the last seven years, including the classic 2004 national championship game against Syracuse. “As coaches, we have a tremendous amount of influence on kids today. And we place a lot of emphasis on leadership. I equate it to D-Day. The success of the operation were the guys on the beach — me standing next to you. They had to overcome all kinds of stuff to get the job done. They did it through leadership and they did it through caring about the guy next to them.”

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