Have a son who loves lacrosse? Or one who’s serious about the game and wants to learn new skills and build on existing talents without losing the fun of the sport? Then Blue Star Summer Camps are the answer.

Blue Star Summer Camps are a great way for all players, no matter where they come from or who they play for, to tap into the Blue Star edge. Whether it’s day camp at the Hun School or one of Blue Star’s mini or elite camps, your player will learn from a top coaching staff with 30-plus years of experience leading elite high school and youth players.

Blue Star Day Camp is for boys ages 7 to 17. Beginners just learning how to pass and catch through advanced high school players looking to raise their game to an elite level, Blue Star welcomes them all. Campers will be divided by age and skill level to ensure a comfortable learning environment that’s not intimidating for newcomers and challenging for all players.

What can campers expect from a typical day? Start with some stick work and station work, then play a game, then, after lunch, build on skills, and then another game. You can find a more detailed example of a typical day on Blue Star’s website, www.BlueStarLacrosse.com/camps.

Though Blue Star Camps are not position-specific, position-specific training and drills are taught to campers at all ends of the field. Defensemen learn footwork, communication skills, protecting the stick, and positioning. Midfielders learn hedging and sliding, teamwork, passing, dodging (with a purpose!), and re-dodging.

Attackmen learn the art of deception and how to put themselves in scoring positions every game. Goalies learn the angles and tactics to keep the ball in play and out of the net.

In return, what Blue Star wants from campers is hustle, drive, and a desire to get better at a game they love.

Day Camp for players grades 3 to 12 runs from June 27 to July 1. Register before February 28 to get Early Bird Special pricing of $295 per player. A 20 percent discount applies to groups of 10 or more players. Available spots are limited, so don’t wait too long to register.

Still have some questions? Blue Star is happy to hear them and welcomes any and all questions or comments from parents. Visit Blue Star online for tons of great information, or e-mail your questions and comments to Mary Merlo, Blue Star’s chief operating officer, at MaryMerlo@BlueStarLacrosse.com.

“We encourage everyone to reach out and talk to us,” Merlo says. “We’d love to hear from you.”

Blue Star Lacrosse, www.BlueStarLacrosse.com/camps.

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