HEADstrong Unveils 2018 Summer Lacrosse Camp Series

PHILADELPHIA — The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is excited to announce the return of its Summer Lacrosse Camp Series. Any lacrosse player looking to elevate his or her game, while also looking for a place to be empowered to make a difference in their communities, will find that at the HEADstrong camps.

HEADstrong will host the following camps (links to register and more information below):

  • Swedesboro: June 25-28 from 5-8 p.m. at Locke Avenue Park
  • Lower Township: July 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freeman S. Douglas Jr. Memorial Park
  • Ridley: July 23-26 from 5-8 p.m. at Ridley High School (*ages 7 to 15 only*)
  • Lehigh Valley: August 7-9 at DeSales University Turf Stadium (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for boys; 3-6 p.m. for girls; 5-7 p.m. for beginners)

An outstanding, dedicated staff led by camp director Michael Colleluori shapes the experience of the HEADstrong camps. Colleluori played professionally after an All-American career at Hofstra, where he was the CAA Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

Kate Slade, the head women’s lacrosse coach at Widener University, will direct the Swedesboro girls camp; Debbie White, who brings more than 30 years of coaching experience at both the high school and college levels, will direct the Lower Township girls camp; and Jackie Neary, both the women’s lacrosse and field hockey head coach at Cabrini University, will assist in directing the Ridley girls camp. The rest of the staff is made up of current and former professional and collegiate players and coaches, many of whom played for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club.

HEADstrong Lacrosse camps aim to help all players make a sizeable leap in their game, whether they’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran. A 10-to-1 camper-to-counselor ratio allows players to get plenty of individualized attention and a higher amount of quality reps while focusing on the fundamentals of individual, group and team lacrosse skills in an upbeat, positive atmosphere.

Players will learn the fundamental aspects of dodging, passing, catching, shooting, individual defense, goalie play and faceoff technique. In addition, players will learn team skills like team offense, team defense, riding, clearing and transition play. There will also be guest appearances from professional lacrosse players, as well as cancer survivors eager to share their stories. All players will receive a HEADstrong Lax Tank and Laces and will also have the opportunity to win some incredible prizes.

“Our Nick aspired to be an educator, coach and counselor, and that burning desire to positively influence the community was only heightened during his battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s mom.

“That was the driving force behind him inspiring athletes around the country with the HEADstrong Foundation. Our summer camp series is a tremendous way to share the invaluable lessons that he taught us both on and off the field. Our staff not only played at the highest levels, but like Nick, believe that giving back to the community is one of the most important things in life. These camps also allow HEADstrong to help those who are dealing with the same hardships and realities of cancer that we went through with Nick.”

Proceeds from the camps will support the HEADstrong Foundation’s Nick’s Houses, family homes in Holmes and Swarthmore, Pa., that provide complimentary lodging to families seeking cancer treatment in the region. Click here to find out more about Nick’s House.

HEADstrong 2018 Summer Camp Series:

Swedesboro, NJ – Click here to register.
Boys and girls ages 7-18 (1st through 12th grade)
June 25-28, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
Locke Ave Park (58 Locke Ave., Swedesboro, NJ 08085)

Lower Township, NJ – Click here to register.
Boys and girls ages 7-18 (1st through 12th grade)
July 17-19, 2018, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Freeman S. Douglas Jr. Memorial Park (677 Route 9, Erma, NJ 08024)

Ridley, PA – Click here to register.
Boys and girls ages 7-15 (1st through 9th grade)
July 23-26, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
Ridley High School (901 Morton Ave., Folsom, PA 19033)

Lehigh Valley, PA – Click here to register.
August 7-9, 2018, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (boys ages 7-15); 3-6 p.m. (girls ages 7-18); 5-7 p.m. (beginner, Pre-K through 2nd grade)
DeSales University Turf Stadium (2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034)
$100.00 for boys; $60.00 for girls; $40.00 for beginners

Click here for more information on HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps and click here to find out more about the HEADstrong cause.