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.
Rocky Batty, Camp Director
Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach, Babson College
Rocky Batty was tabbed as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Babson College on July 10, 2018.
Well respected and with over 25 years of head coaching experience, Batty comes to Babson after serving as an assistant coach at Division I Boston University in 2018. He was involved in all facets of the program for the Terriers, who reached the Patriot League Tournament semifinals following an upset of nationally-ranked Bucknell University.
Prior to his stint at Boston University, Batty spent 10 seasons as the boys’ varsity lacrosse coach at Wellesley High School. He posted an overall record of 148–63 while leading the Raiders to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association (MIAA) State Tournament 10 straight times between 2008–17.
Batty guided Wellesley to an undefeated regular season in 2011 and the Eastern Massachusetts Division II championship game in 2012. During his tenure, over 40 players went on to play lacrosse in the collegiate ranks.
A 1991 graduate of Brown University, Batty played defense for the Bears before beginning his coaching career at Brookline High School in 1992, where he served as the boys’ varsity head coach from 1999–2006.