Lacrosse campers on field

Young players picked up their lacrosse sticks and spent a few days of their summer vacation at the Clarkston High School field last week.
They honed their skills in dodging, shooting, passing , scooping and learned tidbits from current Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse players and collegiate players.
“It’s good for everyone,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach for the Wolves. “It’s a good way for the players to give back and it allows the young guys to see the older group and look up and want to emulate a little bit. You get that. You get more of a community atmosphere that way. I think the sixth graders would much rather play with high school kids than a coach.”

Players in the experienced camp battle for possession of the ball.
Players in the experienced camp battle for possession of the ball.

The camp included a mix of players from Clarkston, Lake Orion and Grand Blanc.
During the camp, players also learned about offense and defense and also competed in daily games against each other. Coaches also helped the boys with their lacrosse skills and lacrosse knowledge.
Boys & Girls Lacrosse Camps are offered again July 11-13, with Beginner for grades 2-8 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; and Experienced for grades 3-8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information or to check out more camps and summer activities offered through Clarkston Community Education and Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors, please visit www.itpr.org.
~Sports Writer Wendi Reardon