Box Immersion Camp 2018 - Ontario
3d Lacrosse is thrilled to host the 7th annual Box Immersion Camp in Virgil, Ontario! This one-of-its-kind camp has been one of the best training opportunities of the summer since its inception as one of 3d’s premiere offerings back in 2002.
Staffed by professional box players and coaches, 3d’s Box Immersion camp literally thrusts players into an authentic box lacrosse experience through a carefully crafted four-day regime that mirrors a professional box team’s preseason camp. A game-changing, transformative experience north of the border, it’s a camp for the most serious and dedicated lacrosse players who want more than just a sampling of box lacrosse and box training.
In the past, members of the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse and Western Lacrosse Association were among the staff members who led camps loaded with fast-paced, high-intensity drills, full-contact games and world-class instruction. Players in the past have even had the opportunity to shoot on current National Lacrosse League netminders.
This year’s camp will feature the likes of 3d Lacrosse Chief Lacrosse Officer Regy Thorpe, a legend of the National Lacrosse League and a former staff member with the Rochester Knighthawks after a long and storied career in the league. Thorpe is currently the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Indoor Lacrosse Team, and he was the head coach and an assistant coach of two different Minto Cup-winning Six Nations Arrows Junior A teams. He has coached and played in Major League Lacrosse, and he has filled numerous coaching roles with the Iroquois Nationals.
Joining Thorpe at the Box Immersion Camp will be Blaze Riorden, who starred at the University of Albany as a field lacrosse goalie but has since gone on to recreate himself as a forward in the professional box game. Reorder, who suited up for the Buffalo Bandits of the NLL in 2017, is currently trying out for the U.S. Men's Indoor Lacrosse Team.
Training and Skills
3d Lacrosse is prepared to push your game to the next level. At 3d’s Box Immersion Camp, the focus has been and will always be player development and lacrosse IQ. During the four days of the intense, experiential camp, players will be immersed in the box lacrosse game and box lacrosse-specific training. The program is designed to help attendees see dramatic improvements in their game as a result of the training regime and the exposure to a genuine box lacrosse environment, coaches, drills and game settings.
A fast-paced tempo from start to finish, players find themselves in situations that force them to step out of their comfort zones, work harder to make plays and test their lacrosse IQ. The Box Immersion Camp staff features real box goalies; attendees will be shooting on 4-foot-by-4-foot nets guarded by experienced box goalies who will help the players become better shooters.
Focusing on a long list of box skills, drills and play, participants will begin to pick up the nuances of the box game. Specific team concepts built into the Box Immersion Camp training schedule include: five-man offense, the two-man game, extra-man offense, man-down defense, face offs, transition offense, transition defense, on-ball screens and picks, off-ball screens and picks and total-team concepts.
Skill development at the Box Immersion Camp will have a focus on finishing, faking, catching in traffic, deceptive shooting, feeding, defensive footwork, dodging in tight confines, cutting, cycling, picking, screening and much more.
All the training and hard work at the Box Immersion Camp culminates with a game against a Canadian box team for each specific age group during one of the sessions.
Find out more about Box Lacrosse!
Divisions will be based on the high school graduation years of players. Although this is a camp for both boys and girls, the sessions will be separate.
Monday, July 16th, 2018 - Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Check in will range from 2PM-4PM on Monday
Check out will range from 12PM-2PM on Thursday
Meridian Credit Union Arena - Town of Niagara on the Lake
1565 Four Mile Creek Rd
Virgil, ON L0S 1T0
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE AND NIAGARA FALLS
Niagara on the Lake is one of the most beautiful places in North America, and just so happens to have some of the best box lacrosse in the world. Families will be able to visit the local wineries, or stroll down Main Street while the 3d players train to become better lacrosse players. Just 15 minutes away is one of the great wonders of the world: Niagara Falls.
Four Points by Sheraton St Catharines Niagara Suites
3530 Schmon Parkway
$153.93 CAD ($129 USD - double/double suite with sofabed or queen suite with sofabed- no breakfast included)
$161.39 CAD ($131 USD - king suite with sofabed - no breakfast included)
$234.08 CAD ($190 USD - family suite with double/double plus one queen bed and sofabed) - no breakfast included)
For reservations, click here Booking deadline JUNE 29th
**Not included in the tuition: travel expenses, transportation to and from arena, meals or room & board
3d Lacrosse will use a combination of its own American box lacrosse coaches to work in conjunction with local Canadian coaches to coach the box game to give this camp the feel of the real Canadian box experience.
Regy Thorpe, Chief Lacrosse Officer, 3d Lacrosse
For more information, or questions, please contact:
Director, National & New England
Manager, Eastern Operations