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Bear Down Lacrosse

Bear Down Lacrosse

Two one-week sessions 
June 10–14 
July 8–12 
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  
Boys, Rising 3rd through rising 8th graders 
$525 per session

What to bring: Stick, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, helmet, mouth guard, goalie equipment (if applicable), cleats and sneakers, snacks, lunch with a drink, water bottle, sunscreen (labeled with name), bathing suit and towel for optional pool time.  

Players will be grouped according to skill level and age.  

Bear Down Lacrosse is focused on building fundamentals and having fun. We take a three-pronged approach for camps skill work, small, sided games, and simple concepts of the game. 

  1. Skill work will teach players the proper mechanics of throwing, catching, picking up ground balls, dodging, and shooting. We strive to instill the practice habits that they will need to be great players. 

  1. Games will be 3 v 3, 4 v 4, and 5 v 5.  These position-less games will allow everyone to handle the ball and everyone to play defense. We stive to maximize quality touches and most importantly have fun! 

  1. Simple concepts related to spacing, timing, and body position will be taught. We strive to build IQ so players will be in the right places and make good decisions during live game play.  

We will take a break in the middle of the day to eat lunch and cool off.

Rain Day Activities: In the event of severe inclement weather, our campers will be engaged in the following indoor activities: 

  • Watch lacrosse videos
  • Fitness workouts
  • Agility training
  • Stick work
  • Technical Sessions (Field positions, play styles, etc.)

We will follow the weather closely to make sure that campers get back onto the field as soon as the rain stops, and it is safe to play.  

Meet our Staff:

Coach Will

Coach Will McGettigan is the head varsity lacrosse coach at Landon School in Bethesda, MD. He also teaches upper school history and coaches JV football. Prior to Landon, he coached at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, CA and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. As a senior at Brown University, Will served as a team captain, was the recipient of the offensive MVP Award, and earned Academic All-Ivy League honors. When he’s not at Landon, you can find him hanging out in Bethesda with his wife Julie and trying to keep up with his daughter Ella (7) and son Michael (5).  

The camp will also be staffed by Landon coaches and Landon lacrosse players.

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