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"The Gloucester Griffins JR B Lacrosse Club, under the auspices of the Gloucester Lacrosse Association (GLA), will again offer a Junior Griffins' development & spring training camp' for midget and junior age players that will have the opportunity to play with the Griffins JR B Club as full-time junior players or affiliated player call-ups in 2021. The Griffins' coaching staff will be monitoring player skill sets with a view to the make-up of the Griffins JR B team in 2020, so the expectation is, if you plan to play for the Griffins in 2021 and are currently 'in town', you need to be there!
These camps are being offered in a 'true' box lacrosse venue (indoor box/rink) which will aid in teaching box lacrosse skills, No we are not going to be in Rockland this year but will be operating the camps out of the Ray Kinsella Arena at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive!
Competitive Development and Junior Try-out Camps Winter/Spring 2021
The program will be instructed by the Griffins JR B coaching staff and/or Alumni, consisting of Head Coach, Brett Perras (JR B, JR A, SR B, NLL), Assistant Coach Chris Ingraham (JR B, JR A, SR B), Assistant Coach D'Arcy Belyea (JR B, SR B), Guest Coach Aaron Forster (JR B, JR A, NCAA, NLL), Guest Coach Nick Finlay (JR B, JR A, MSL, NLL), Guest Coach Carter Badour (JR B, JR A, MSL, NLL, Guest Coach Justin Tkachuk (JR B, JR A, NCAA).
Offensive concepts taught include: Introduction to the basic 2 man game – picks/rolls, cutting, general offensive systems, how to run a weak side/strong side offence on the ball/off the ball;
Defensive systems & concepts taught include: Proper defensive positioning, defending pick and rolls, defending on ball vs off ball;
Transition tactics include- how to attack/defend transition (2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3).
Specialized goalie instruction will also be available from NLL. SR A, JR A and JR B instructors!
The camps will be tailored to teaching individual and team skills, including the introduction and development of communication techniques within offensive and defensive strategy that they will require to play JR B lacrosse in 2021 or within the next few years (bearing in mind that midget players may affiliate up to the JR B team); and will include the integration of the JR B Griffins’ defensive systems and offensive concepts, how to structure a five man offence and defensive concepts including playing a defensive wall system and how to attack/defend transition (2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3).
Who: Midget/Intermediate/Junior (birth year 2000-2006)
When: Twelve sessions, 90 minutes each, Thursday nights between January 7 – March 25, 2021 (*see schedule below)
Where:Ray Kinsella Arena, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: Special loyalty price $140.00 for all 12 sessions. IF we have limited drop-in spots the cost will be $20 per session Note: all participants must have a reversible pinnie or purchase one for $20.
Capacity: Due to COVID protocols the camp will be limited to 35 players, first come first served. Note; this may change with new Provincial guidance.
Preregistration is required for all campers so that we will have the necessary personal information for the required COVID roster declaration, including name, birth year, e-mail address, home address, emergency phone number and any appropriate allergy information.
You can register now by returning your players above noted, registration information to this e-mail address and payment can be made by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Schedule 2021
Thursday January 7 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday January 14 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday January 21 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday January 28 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday February 4 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday February 11 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday February 18 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday February 25 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday March 4 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday March 11 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday March 18 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;
Thursday March 25 9-10:30pm Juniors/Intermediates/Midgets;