Camps and Clubs 2022
DSYL Raider Nation!
Despite rainy weather and cool temps, it’s time to start thinking about the summer! Coaches get many requests about lacrosse camps and clubs, so we thought it would be helpful to highlight a few options for both below.
When choosing a camp or club, our best advice is to talk with other DSYL families to get first-hand accounts of which camps, clinics, tournaments, teams, and even leagues (fall and winter) are tried and true. In addition to the logistical questions (where/when/how much?), ask a lot of questions to find which organizations not only have the best value, but truly focus on the athlete experience:
- Skill-centered and focused on teaching
- Good ratio of coaches/counselors-to-athletes
- Proper grouping of athletes by age and/or grade
- Equal attention to players of all ages, experiences, skill-levels
- Equal/fair playing time for tournament teams
- Well communicated policies and philosophies
- An overall emphasis on a fun, safe, healthy, and inclusive atmosphere to learn and play
There are a LOT of awesome organizations in Massachusetts that put together experiences of great value with a priority on the athlete experience (development, enjoyment, and growth). However, there are also some organizations where caution is advised: unorganized, only in it for profit, unequal focus and attention to athletes, delivering false promises, etc.
To reiterate: Our best advice is to lean on familiar faces, ask a lot of questions, and talk to your DSYL coaches for guidance on finding the right fit for the boys.
CLUBS (alphabetical order)
Club lacrosse is a great way to keep a stick in your hand throughout the year. Many of the clubs listed below have summer, fall and winter offerings. Some clubs will allow you to pick and choose by the season, but most require an annual tuition.
Note that tryouts for most of these clubs are in August of the prior summer; however, it’s always fine to reach out to clubs as they might have some openings (kids move, switch clubs, etc.) or might have some “free agent” spots in tournaments. Also, if you really want to play some summer lacrosse, many tournaments have started offering the ability to register as a free agent….if they get enough interest then they will put together a team just for the tournament.
Coyotes Lacrosse http://coyoteslacrosse.com/
Kings Lacrosse www.kingslax.com
Top Gun Clams/Necks http://topgunlax.com/fightingclams/
CAMPS & CLINICS
Session 1: June 27 - 29th
Session 2: July 11 - 13th
Hours: 9am - 3pm
Location: Laurel Fields, 145 North Main St, Sherborn MA
Age Group: Rising 1st - 9th grade
Pricing: $295/week (Custom STX pinnie & NXT level sticker included)
Girls Unleashed Overnight Camp - featuring Charlotte North, Tewaaraton awardee
Boys Rabil Overnight - featuring Paul Rabil, co-founder of the PLL
• 10% off the price of each camp as a Verified Member of DSYL
• each camp provides experiential challenges on and off the field
• full offensive and defensive training from our Pros (Goalies welcomed)
• creative agenda on conditioning, entrepreneurship, public speaking, nutrition and more
• team building exercises
• parents welcomed at all sessions - orientation, including break out talks, closing session
Reach out directly to (
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Instruction exclusively by pro and college players and coaches
Myles Jones is a Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) All-Star
1st overall pick of the 2016 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft
Was regarded as “The Face of College Lacrosse” for the 2015 and 2016 seasons
Myles will be a full-time coach all 3 days of camp!
Description: Three-day commuter lacrosse camp for boys ages 7-18 of all experience levels. All positions are welcome.
Location: Brandeis University – Waltham, MA
Dates: July 18-20, 2022
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Early sign-up discount available! See website for discount code.
The Crimson Youth Academy will be held at Harvard this summer from July 20 - 22. This 3-day camp will be a throwback instructional lacrosse camp for rising 4th - 8th graders. The staff will be teaching fundamentals of lacrosse in the morning and after lunch will play fun, competitive games on the historic facilities.
Where: Harvard University Athletic Campus
Dates: July 20 - 22, 2022
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Be the Best 3D Lacrosse Clinic
Session 1: June 7th-9th 3-7pm. Located at Babson College
Session 2: July 11th-13th 3:30-6pm. Located at Westwood HS
Session 3: August 2nd-4th 9-1pm. Newton South High School
Listing of additional camps to consider: