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3d Lacrosse Launches Major California Expansion In 2014 With New Offices, Club Teams, Leagues, Events And Staff To Develop Western Players


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Westward expansion has long been part of the American ethos, even before scores of optimistic fortune seekers set their compasses towards the setting sun at the height of the Gold Rush in 1847. 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse training, club and events Company began its own version of California Gold® in 2008, developing the two-day event as the West’s premier college recruiting showcase. And with renowned lacrosse advocate Pete Worstell at the helm, 3d Lacrosse has operated “Be the Best” camps during the same period.

To date, 3d Lacrosse has served more than 5,500 players in northern and southern California. Today, the Company announces a major expansion in the state to better serve players in California and the Western region with: 

  • New Offices and Staff: 3d Lacrosse has opened new offices in San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco and, very shortly, Los Angeles. Each is staffed with top- rated coaches dedicated to developing Western players;   
  • New Events: The Oceanside Hustle, a twice-yearly tournament (June and December) modeled after the Western powerhouse Denver Shootout, and The Cable Car Classic, a tournament for boys and girls in grades 4 – 8, scheduled for June. 
  • New Camps: The Adventure Series, which will combine top lacrosse instruction with surfing and other outdoor fun will take place in August, while “Be the Best” camps will expand statewide; and
  • New Club Teams and Leagues: Increased development of up to 30 nationally- competitive club teams, plus the inaugural season for a Temecula-based Box League.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our first-class operations, instruction, leagues and events in California,” said 3d Lacrosse CEO Jamie Munro. “To date, California and Western players have embraced our instructional methodology and welcomed our organized staff and top-rated coaches.

Our mission in California continues to reflect that of the entire organization: to foster developing talent with winning skills that will differentiate these players from their competitors and to train further the best players in the world.”

Greg Waldbaum, President and COO noted that, “We have been growing steadily in California for several years and we are now forwarding the increased interest we’ve seen in 3d Lacrosse into investments in people and programming.”

Western Success: Major Victory Increasing interest and participation has also netted significant results. “3d Lacrosse is the first club west of the Mississippi to have won the US Boys ESPN U15 Lacrosse National Championship with a team comprised entirely of players from California and Colorado,” added Munro. “We’ve proven that Western players are a force to be reckoned with and our new plans have been developed to broaden these winning ways.”

New Events: The Oceanside Hustle & Cable Car Classic Adding to current company events such as California Gold (July 8 – 9 in Danville), 3d Lacrosse is launching a new twice-yearly tournament, The Oceanside Hustle (June and December). Modeled after the nationally-recognized Denver Shootout, western teams can anticipate top-level clinics and multi-game tournament play across an exciting lacrosse- packed weekend. Founded in 2008, the Denver Shootout now hosts 4,000 players (U9 through High School Elite) and 60+ college coaches.

The Oceanside Hustle will take place at the new, highly-coveted SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, a 97-acre outdoor recreational facility that includes 22 multi-use athletic fields.

Also new is the Cable Car Classic, a tournament for boys and girls teams from 4th through 8th grades, (June 21 – 22). It will be the first-ever lacrosse event to take place at the beautiful Pleasanton Sports Park which boasts 12 multi-purpose grass fields.

New Camps: Adventure Series New for action-fueled lacrosse players who also love the ocean and water sports, 3d Lacrosse is introducing an Adventure Series Camp (August 1 – 5) at the Academy by the Sea (the Army and Navy Academy) in Carlsbad, Calif. for players of all abilities. While not on the lacrosse field for morning drills or late afternoon scrimmages, campers will learn to surf from professional instructors prepared to introduce the sport to beginners and to boost the skills of the experienced rider.

In addition to surfing, players will learn team building and leadership skills directly from military staff committed to teamwork on and off the field. Evenings will include beach barbeques, movie and game nights, trips into town and plenty of time to laugh and make new friends with players from across North America.

In northern California, 3d Lacrosse will continue to build on the success of the Company’s “Be the Best” camps. Directed by Pete Worstell, Be the Best has offered solid instructional training for players of all abilities since 2001.  This year’s camps will take place June 7 – 8 in San Jose, featuring John Grant, Jr., and June 17 – 18 in San Rafael featuring Paul Rabil.

New Leagues: Winter Box 3d Lacrosse owns and operates box lacrosse leagues throughout the nation, including its newest venture, a novel partnership between 3d and the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth in Denver. 3d Lacrosse launched its inaugural box league season this winter in Temecula and will continue to grow throughout 2014 – 2015.

New Club Teams With 3d Lacrosse select club teams now operating, training and competing in the San Diego, Orange County, and San Francisco Bay area, the Company anticipates fielding 25 – 30 nationally competitive California teams in 2014. From the summer 2013 3d Lacrosse California club roster, five Class of 2016 players have already committed to Division I schools.

People 3d Lacrosse has grown to nearly a dozen highly-skilled full- and part-time staffers in California (plus several dozen contract coaches). Much of 3d Lacrosse’s team has played professionally and in top NCAA programs, including:

  • Zack Burke, Director, San Diego (Philadelphia Wings, UMBC).
  • Brian Kelly, Director of Western Training (Anaheim Storm, San Francisco Dragons, Los Angeles Riptide, Whittier College); and
  • Kevin Cooper, Manager, San Diego (Chesapeake Bayhawks, UMBC).

“3d Lacrosse will continue to innovate, grow, and expand in California and the West,” said Waldbaum, “By the end of 2016, we expect to have additional operational hubs in Los Angeles, the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.”

About 3d Lacrosse  Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, 3d Lacrosse has become the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse training, events, and select club lacrosse operations in the country. Founded by Jamie Munro, a former Division I coach, professional player, ESPNU analyst, and Inside Lacrosse contributor, 3d Lacrosse has operations, offices, teams and events throughout the nation and has trained more than 20,000 players since 2009. 3d Lacrosse is best recognized for its Box/Field Hybrid Development System, an instructional methodology which combines the best tight-stick handling and small-space skills from the successful Canadian Box game with the cutting edge tactics and strategies now employed at contemporary NCAA Division I programs. # # #

Club Lacrosse: “All In Lacrosse” (Northbrook, IL) Utilizes Individual, Small Group Instruction Featuring Former NCAA And MLL Players (Video)


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All In Lacrosse was founded with a single goal in mind: To elevate the game of lacrosse one athlete at a time. The All In Team is dedicated to helping each individual grow to his or her full potential, both on and off the lacrosse field.
Through private and small group instruction, and camps and clinics, we emphasize the quality of our product over growth. We let our services speak for themselves and we understand that growth can only occur when you have the right people in place.
Our goal is your goal. That is why we make sure we do everything in our power to ensure our athletes are equipped with the right tools to succeed.
http://www.allin-lacrosse.com/in/

“College Camps: A Key Recruiting Tool for the Prospective Student-Athlete” By Tom Kovic


College Camps: A Key Recruiting Tool for the Prospective Student- Athlete

By Tom Kovic

Summer is right around the corner and for every prospect that is in the hunt to match his talent with the right college program, opportunity approaches. Summer opens up more time on the daily schedule and with that, the chance to close in on some key elements of the college search.

There is a laundry list of tactics prospects and families can carry out to increase their visibility and grow awareness with college coaches. Whether you plan to attend multiple showcases and tournaments, or take several road trips to colleges and universities, you want to be sure your effort is measurable. This article focuses on attending specific college camps and utilizing this opportunity as a key recruiting tool in the college quest.

On-campus sports camps are becoming more popular and for good reason. Not only do college coaches who host summer camps reap the benefit of bringing talented student-athletes to the university, they also have the opportunity to evaluate that talent in the comfort of their home base, while offering prospects a first-hand look at campus through a “pseudo” unofficial visit.

Prospects can benefit from this on-campus experience as well. Since the event is held on-site, it provides prospects with direct access to the coach and with very few NCAA recruiting restrictions. Not only will the athlete have the ability to take part in an exciting camp experience, he also has the opportunity to form the foundation of what can potentially become a mutually beneficial relationship with coaches and players.

This opportunity gives the prospect tremendous laterality in maximizing NCAA contact rules and probing the coach about the program, philosophy and where he stands as a future team member. Creating a strong and detailed information base will only assist the prospect and family navigate the college quest with greater confidence.

Obviously, spending a week at a college camp can take a chunk of time out of your summer and determining whether the intent to attend a college camp is to have a fun experience, or to develop a strong connection with the institution, the coach and the program is essential. Considering the college recruiting process has accelerated to the point where college coaches are committing to prospects during the early high school years, it will best serve families to step up their college effort sooner than later.

If the coaches have been tracking your progress, then attending their camp makes greater sense. Consider the following questions before you take the plunge:

  1. Have I introduced myself by e-mail to Coach and expressed my initial interest in the program?
  2. Has Coach had the opportunity to evaluate my talent as a student-athlete either on site (tournaments) or by video and/or personal profile?
  3. Have I connected directly with coach by e-mail or phone to initially discuss his program and communicate my preliminary interest?

The point I try to make here is a simple one. If you are considering investing time and money to attend a college camp, then get the best bang for your buck. If you are registering high on Coach’s radar and his institution ranks in your top tier of schools, attending camp could be a wise choice.

When all is said and done and your camp experience is behind you, what is it you hope to expect from the total experience? Personally, I would want to leave knowing I 1) drove my skill set and awareness as an athlete to a higher level, 2) I had the chance to interact with the coaches and players and I gained a greater appreciation for the institution and 3) I communicated to the coaches my sincere interest in the program and walked away with sound feedback to where I currently stand as a prospect.

Attending college camps can offer prospects the chance to drive their skill set to higher levels. It may also provide additional benefits that will likely cultivate stronger recruiting relationships with specific college coaches in an effort to streamline the college search.

Northern California Lacrosse: Matt Ogelsby’s “All West Lacrosse” CampsTeach “Respect, Attitude And Effort” (Video)


Coach Matt Ogelsby talks about  All West Lacrosse.

Lacrosse Skills And Drills: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Nick Myers Discusses “5 On 4” Or “Slow Break” And Setting Up “Midfield Dodge” Tactics (Video)


Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Nick Myers explains how to execute a 5 v 4 or “slow-break” at Twin Cities Lacrosse Summer camps (Eden Prairie, MN)

OSU Head Coach Nick Myers explains how to set up the midfield dodge. Twin Cities Lacrosse Summer Camps (Eden Prairie, MN).

Southern California Girls Lacrosse: WomensLax.com Sponsors Middle School Girls Lacrosse Clinic And Tournament On Dec. 18 In Newport Coast, CA


Southern California Lacrosse Recruiting: 2010 Adrenaline High Rollers Video Highlights