This Sunday marked the first-ever Blue Star Youth Spring Mini-Camp, hosted at the Hun School of Princeton. Mini-Camp assembled all of our Youth All-Stars for an instruction packed day of lacrosse. The focus of the first Mini-Camp was to set a foundation of skills for our players. The skillsets taught are what we want our players to learn and continue to develop over the course of the spring seasons. Mastering this foundation of skills will set-up our players for an outstanding summer and beyond!
As a development based program, teaching the game is at our core and we want to make sure that all of our players leave more skilled and knowledgeable each time we see them.
Coach Madalon from Princeton University addressing our youth players
Coaches Ryan and Padilla of Rutgers University Speaking to the Youth Players
The day kicked-off with skill-oriented, position-specific work. The focus of this session was to teach our players the intricate skills needed at each position at the highest levels. As the day progressed, we built off of these skills in a progressive fashion to allow players to learn how to apply each concept. Each session thereafter brought together different positions to work on their new skills against one another.
The final segment of the day brought it all together. Each age group played small-sided games so that players could now incorporate their new knowledge into gameplay. Keeping the numbers on the field small allowed everyone to have a lot of touches and ample opportunity to work to improve in a free play setting.
Additionally, coaches from both Princeton and Rutgers University stopped by to speak to our players delivering important messages. Coaches Madalon, Padilla, and Ryan all touched on the importance of hard work, desire, and attitude, along with being coachable athletes and great teammates. They cited that these are the true keys to success and what they see that separate the good from the great players!
Coming together for the day allowed our players to thoroughly reinforce concepts and bond as teammates before everyone heads back to their programs for the spring. We are very excited for Mini-Camp #2 coming up in a couple weeks where the focus shifts to more team-oriented play.
We believe in teaching our players skills and techniques that they can bring back to their hometowns and use successfully. We also hope that as leaders, they can teach their teammates making everyone better.
Blue Star Lacrosse Camps provide individualized instruction for beginners to advanced players. Players will get the instruction and repetitions they need, from fundamentals all the way to college-level skills. Blue Star coaches have over 20+ years of running, managing and coaching lacrosse camps, with hundreds of camps under their belts. Camps will be located at The Hun School of Princeton, The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, Lenape High School in Mt. Laurel, and The College of New Jersey in Ewing. There is a blue star lacrosse camp for all ages and skills!! Above all, Blue Star will ensure that every camp is a safe and fun learning environment!
Blue Star Lacrosse
PO Box 335
Princeton, NJ 08542
Based out of Princeton, Basking Ridge & Moorestown New Jersey, Blue Star Lacrosse is a leader in the lacrosse industry focused on developing lacrosse players from youth through high school. We run year round lacrosse training with camps, clinics, box lacrosse and travel all-star teams. Our All-Star teams are among the most competitive in the country. What separates us is our level of dedication, communication and our ability as teachers of the game that we love!