The Boys Lacrosse Camp is designed for boys ages 8–14, grades 3–9, who are looking to learn the game of lacrosse in a competitive and fun atmosphere. Each camper will be taught at a level that is appropriate for his ability and physical stature.
Junior Camp: Ages 8–10
Our Junior Camp is designed for the beginner who will learn to catch and throw, and the other basics of the game. During the week, Junior campers who are ready and want to try full-field, competitive lacrosse will have a chance to make the transition into the Senior Camp in the afternoon. Our goal is to ensure that every camper has fun playing lacrosse.
- Learn the fundamentals of lacrosse
- Learn concepts of the game in small, understandable pieces (fast break, ground balls, face-offs, and defense)
- Participate in fun and engaging skill-building activities
- Practice skills learned by participating in scrimmages
Senior Camp: Ages 10–14
The Senior Camp (where full equipment is required) stresses fundamentals such as stick skills and offensive and defensive strategies. Campers will learn the finer points of the game through drills and competition. This section is designed for the camper who has some competitive lacrosse experience.
- Increase knowledge of the game of lacrosse
- Learn one-on-one and team concepts of the game
- Improve practice drills and self-practice techniques
- Play daily scrimmages to incorporate the skills learned into a game setting
- Develop a deeper knowledge and enjoyment of the game
Specialized Goalkeeping Instruction
The developing goalkeeper will be working specifically on body positioning, clear passing, stick positioning, and save mechanics with Babson goalie coach Rick Bagby, who has been the defensive coordinator/goalie coach at Babson for the last four years. Bagby, an All-American goalie at Hampden-Sydney College in 1979, has had success at nearly every level of lacrosse. Goalie chest protectors are available on a limited basis. Please indicate if you are a goalie in the application.
Campers must bring their mouth guard, helmet, lacrosse stick, cleats, and sneakers for potential indoor and/or turf play. (Gloves, shoulder pads, and arm pads are optional).
Campers must bring their stick, gloves, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, and cleats.
Brendan Gorman, Camp Director
Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach, Babson College
Brendan Gorman enters his eighth season as head coach of the Babson men’s lacrosse program. In his first 7 seasons at the helm, he has guided the Beavers to an overall record of 62-44 and 6 straight trips to the Pilgrim League Tournament, including appearances in the championship game in the last three. Gorman, named Pilgrim League Co-Coach of the Year in 2011, also serves as Babson’s strength and conditioning coordinator. Along with his collegiate coaching experience, Gorman has worked at numerous lacrosse camps along the East Coast, including those at RIT, Brown University, and Navy, as well as camps overseas in England and Italy. He has served as a coach in the prestigious USILA Division III North/South All-Star Game, spoken at the National Lacrosse Coaches Convention, and spent five months as a starting attack and offensive coordinator for the Burnside Lacrosse Club in Adelaide, Australia.