DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s lacrosse team will hold its annual summer camps in 2009, with registration for all sessions set to open Jan. 1.
Session I of the ‘Blue Devil Camp’ is offered to players in grades 7-9 who want a development-style camp. It will be held from July 22-25, 2009. The curriculum for the camp is geared towards the middle school player just starting out in lacrosse. Each day is designed to develop skills and knowledge in an atmosphere that promotes learning, competition and fun. Skills, concepts and game situations will be instructed through drills, small games and team competition. The price is $525 for resident campers and $475 for commuters.
Session I (White Camp) will be held July 22-25 while Session II (Blue Camp) will be July 29-Aug. 1. Session I is geared toward 9th and 10th graders, while Session II is for 11-12th graders as well as college freshmen. This camp is for the serious and advanced player, and will feature a staff of top Division I coaches – with training sessions to focus on skills and concepts in game situations. The white camp is $525 for residents and $475 for commuters, while the blue is $550 for residents and $475 for commuters. Each will have scrimmage opportunities and tournament play each evening, with additional sessions on Strength & Conditioning, Speed Training, Nutrition, and Sports Psychology.
The Duke goalie school will allow goalkeepers to train with Duke assistant coach Alex Kahoe and the goalie staff, just like the Blue Devil keepers do. Separate training sessions will be offered to focus on quickness and reaction skills, technique, and special situations. Goalies will have the opportunity to participate in all scrimmage situations and will be placed on tournament teams in the evenings.
The staff for the 2009 summer camps includes the entire Duke staff - Head Coach Kerstin Kimel as well as program directors and assistant coaches Josh Hexter and Alex Kahoe. Other coaches typically represent top programs including Colgate, James Madison, Johns Hopkins, Cal, Penn, Cornell, William & Mary, Boston University, George Washington, Brown, Louisville, North Carolina, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Vermont, Virginia Tech, and Richmond. The staff list will be updated periodically throughout the spring, while the complete list will be available June 1.
Camps will be held on the Duke University West Campus, which includes two full, lighted turf fields, two full-size grass practice fields, the football practice turf, and Koskinen Stadium – which serves as the home for all Duke women’s lacrosse games. All are located within short walking distance of the dorms and dining halls.
All resident campers will be housed in dorms on West Campus. Rooms are air-conditioned and house 1-3 players each. Meals are served in the Great Hall dining facility.