Lacrosse camps put the ‘fun’ in fundamentals

Clarkston News Sports Writer
Players wearing white jerseys cheered as their teammate scored a goal while on the other half of the field two more teams were battling for the next goal during the Clarkston Lacrosse Camps last week.
“It’s going good,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach for Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse, adding they had a lot of players sign up for the camps for beginner and experienced levels. “We had a lot of girls this year which is great for the growth. We are in a bit of a boom cycle for lacrosse right now.”

Players scrimmage during Lacrosse Camp last week. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Campers worked on their skills in dodging, shooting, passing and scooping.
“It’s different ways we can put fun in the fundamentals, have them fall a little deeper in love with the sport and get them more technically sound,” Kaminskas said.
Campers learned from coaches and current players in the boys program.
“Both sides like it,” Kaminskas said. “The older I get, the harder it gets for them to want to relate to me. It goes back to if you can teach it, you understand it. When we get these guys out there it allows them to break things down and work through issues. It’s been self realization. And, they are a lot of fun with the kids.”
Camps was offered through Clarkston Community Education.
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Miss out on the camp or kids want to play more lacrosse? Friends of Clarkston Lacrosse and Clarkston Community Education are holding Youth Lacrosse Fun Nights on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting June 30 and running until July 21.
The clinic, held at the fields next to the Clarkston Community Education building off of Waldon Road, are open to all ages and skill levels. They are run by veteran youth coaches.
Pads will not be needed and sticks are available to borrow for those who do not have one.
The clinics are free.

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