The Edmonds Lacrosse Club is hosting the 3rd annual Pacific Northwest Lacrosse Camp, Aug. 12-14 at the Lynnwood High School athletic complex. The club is also offering a one-day Intro Camp on Aug. 11 for people new to the sport. Adults and youth alike can get hands-on instruction from some of the best coaches in the region to try out the fastest-growing game in the nation.
The three-day Essentials Camp is $150, which is nearly half the cost of comparable lacrosse camps. This year’s camp includes girls lacrosse for girls entering 5th through 12th grade. The boys three-day Essentials Camp is for players entering 8th through 12th grade and requires two years lacrosse experience or attendance at the Intro Camp.
The Intro Camp is $50. Both camps offer a $20 discount for early registration; more information is at www.pnwlax.com.
PNW Lacrosse is the outreach arm of the Edmonds Lacrosse Club, which has fielded the Edmonds Chiefs high school lacrosse team for three years in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association. PNW Lacrosse offers low-cost or free skills camps and clinics in the Edmonds School District. By targeting novice and intermediate players, these events are designed to raise the skills of the average player by increasing confidence, skill, and leadership. Past camps have attracted players from all parts of Washington state.
Drew Snider and Chris O’Dougherty of the Denver Outlaws will be the featured guest instructors this year. Both men are professional lacrosse players with the National Lacrosse League and started the Sticks 2 Schools organization, which provides lacrosse equipment and instruction to local schools in Washington. The Edmonds Boys & Girls Club and the Edmonds Lacrosse Club have partnered to use equipment from one of these grants to teach lacrosse in physical education classes in Edmonds-area elementary schools.
Questions about the camps may be referred to camp director Alan Hardwick, president of the Edmonds Lacrosse Club: [email protected].