Evolution Lacrosse Academy, a premier lacrosse-training program in Northern New Jersey, is offering two one-week camps in Essex County this summer.
The camps will be led by Montclair resident Matt Podwoski, an experienced educator and coach with more than 20 years of experience, and his trained staff of lacrosse player/coaches.
Co-Ed and Mini-Laxers camps will be held in July at Anderson Park in Montclair during the weeks of July 16-20 and July 23-27.
Podwoski said that children will benefit from an age and skill appropriate curriculum and a coach-to-player ratio of 1:5.
“My goal is for kids to be active, have fun, and play with their friends, while learning to love this dynamic game,” said Podwoski, founder of Evolution Lacrosse. Podwoski just finished a successful season as an assistant varsity coach for Livingston boys lacrosse.
He said that the co-ed camp provides safe, fun, competitive, and age-appropriate instruction for boys and girls ages 7-14. Instruction will focus on basic to advanced lacrosse skills through individual, group and positional work. This exciting camp is the perfect environment for players of all ages and skill levels to play, have fun, and evolve their games.
Mini-Laxers is a starter camp for boys and girls ages 5-6. This camp focuses on basic lacrosse skills through fun games and group activities that familiarize campers with stick skills like scooping and running with the ball. Students will gain an understanding for the rules of lacrosse, and will have the chance to explore throwing, catching and shooting on goal. As this is an introductory skill-building session, players will play modified scrimmages.
The mini-camp is the perfect environment for the youngest players to explore one of the fastest growing sports in America. Bring your own lacrosse sticks; no additional equipment is necessary; participants will play with tennis balls.