Summer Lacrosse Camp 2017
Mon 14h Aug – Fri 18th Aug and/or Mon 21st Aug – Fri 25th Aug and/or 28th Aug – 1st Aug (incl Bank Holiday)
From as little as £24 per day you can have enthusiastic and effective coaching to get you ready for next season or preparing you for a new sport at a new school
We take bookings right up to the day of the camp. We have plenty of space and lots of staff to call upon. In 30 years of running these camps we have never had to turn anyone away.
Bookings have now topped 350, week 3 is up to 199. There is lots of space in the first 2 weeks, which are also the best staffed weeks.
Staffing levels. The ratio is 10:1 or better
Staff: We have over 50 enthusiastic coaches, mostly 6th formers or college students, with experience from school teams through county to national team players
Booking: Very flexible you may book 1 to 15 days, but the prices are based around the five day course, fewer days are proportionally more expensive as it is quite disruptive to accommodate girls arriving part way through.
The cost: 1 day £90, 2 days £110, 3 days £130, 4 days £150, 5 days £160, further days are just £20 per day .
Venue: Kings House Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, Chiswick, W4 2SH, see map below.
Timing: Starts at 10am and ends at 4.30 pm.
Participants: Girls 9 to 16: From beginners to National squad players
Sticks We will have sticks for borrowing, and purchasing
Football boots and trainersThe girls MUST have both for variable ground conditions.
Mouthguards must be worn note opposite.
Goggles see note below
Full list and reminders will be sent in the confirmation email.
Squad booking: Groups of girls from the same school and age group may wish to book as a squad. This has proved popular in the last two years since we introduced it. If 10 or more girls sign up we with ensure that a dedicated coach is with them for the whole week.
Which week is best?
Week 1 (14th to 18th) Especially good for beginners. We expect about 90 girls; 60 beginners and 30 older girls. Staffing ratio about 5:1 as we have Level 1 candidates being mentored so individual attention is possible.
Week 2 (21st to 25th) Good for squads, and the best for St Pauls (as they go back early) also experienced players as we have 8 Level 2 candidates being put through their paces who can help with thesegroups. We expect about 180 girls; 100 beginners, and 80 more experienced players.
Week 3 This is the main week, 28th to 1st, including the Bank Holiday. It is usually the best socially and as it is so close to the beginning of term most girls are back from holiday and are keen to get ready for the new season of lacrosse. We expect as many as 250 girls that week . We have had squads from squads from Downe House, Wycombe, St Mary’s and St James
1.The English Lacrosse Association now recommend that girls wear goggles to play lacrosse. My view is that this comes from the litigious atmosphere in America where goggles are compulsory. In 34 years of teaching lacrosse, running camps going on tours we only ever had one eye injury that needed hospital treatment (which was at the National Schools Tournament) and her eye recovered fully. Obviously there is a risk with a hard ball caught around head height and tackles happening close to the head too. Probably here in the UK we will eventually follow the States and make them compulsory; some schools, in fact, have already taken this line. SO THE DECISION IS YOURS
2. The English Lacrosse Association have this year started a registration system. The cost of this is £15 for juniors and students, £30 for adults. The major benefit is to be covered by their insurance. In the past we have registered all the girls with the ELA for free. Under the new system we cannot do that so it would require each girl to register and that would be almost impossible for us to monitor and therefore be sure each girl is covered. So this year EVERYONE coming to the camp will have to pay a £5 membership fee to Chiswick Lacrosse Club, for that fee each girl will be covered by our insurance, and will be kept updated with information regarding courses run by us. We will also look into seeing if any suppliers will give discount to our members.
Opro are willing to send a dentist to the camp on Tues 22nd and 29th Aug. Please only indicate on the form if you wish your daughter to have a fitting. Also go to OPro to see cost and what colour you want. After taking the impression Opro will then send the mouthguard and invoice to your address after about a week, therefore they will not be available for the camp.
We will have £2.50 boil and fit mouthguards on sale at the camp
Rough outline of the daily schedule.
9:30 to 10 Registration
10 to 11:20 Warm up and skills practices
11:20 to 11:40 Break
11:40 to 1 Coached practices
1 to 2 Lunch
2 to 3:20 Coached games or practices according to age,experience and ability
3:20 to 3:40 Break
3:40 to 4:15 Games
4:15 to 4:30 Warm down
4:30 Pick up