University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Millon lacrosse is extremely excited to have relocated our New England location to the University of Massachusetts. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City Umass is easily accessible from all over the Northeast. During our week we will utilize dorms and newly renovated dining facilities in the famous “Southwest” residential area which is located in close proximity to our fields. The Umass lacrosse program is steeped in tradition having competed in 19 NCAA tournaments and reaching the NCAA championship game in 2006 and recognized as one of the nations most respected programs. Umass was the home of Millon lacrosse founder Mark Millon from 1989-1993.
This Massachusetts lacrosse camp is registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Departments of Health. Copies of state regulations, background checks procedures , health care, discipline policy, and grievance procedures are available upon request.
For more info about University of Massachusetts, Amherst, visit www.umass.edu.
After 20 years our curriculum has been proven and refined many times. It is set for all ages and all postions. During the early part of the week we do a large amount of individual skill building and as the week moves on we play games for one reason…to reinforce what was learned during our skill sessions.
Millon lacrosse athlete core values:
Our lacrosse camp seeks to teach our athletes values as well as lacrosse skills, each camper will be taught:
- Sportsmanship: showing courtesy and respect to opponents, coaches, teamates
- Teamwork: learning to work with and help teammates
- Dedication: Demonstrating care for the team, the sport, and performance
- Improvement: Working hard to develop skills, to learn and to get better
- Hustle: Giving your best effort all of the time
- MVP: Never losing your cool and rising to the occasion under pressure
Stick skills (left/right), footwork, holds, crease play, team defense, take away checks, shooting, stick protection, off ball play
Stick skills (left/right) Shooting (inside, outside, on the run, Split dodge, Inside roll (power/quick) question mark, COD, riding, stick protection, Team offense, passing, off ball play
Stick skills (left/right) Shooting (inside, outside, on the run, Split dodge, Inside roll (power/quick) question mark, COD, riding, stick protection, Team offense, defensive play, intro to faceoffs, passing, off ball play
Stance and position, grip on the stick, Leadership, stick skills, communication, shot stopping, attitude, proper warmup
We recommend that all campers checkin to the camp by 1 p.m. on the first day of the session. All campers are required to bring a medical wavier.
All roommate requests must be completed two weeks prior to the start of camp. Roommate requests can be made on the online registration form. If two campers request one another and are both successfully registered for the same session of camp at the time roommate assignments are made, the request will be met.
If a roommate request is not made, a camper will be placed with another camper of the same age. For group rooming requests, please make a note in the comments section of the registration form and we will do our best to place the kids in close proximity. Be specific with name/age.
Please understand, Millon Lacrosse does not/cannot be expected to make on site (day of camp) changes to rooming Lists. Any sort of changes will have external effects on other campers and their experiences. i.e Billy requested Ben but they got in an argument yesterday, can you switch them? We then have to switch other campers and it causes problems.
**As an FYI, we do not litigate or get in the middle any type of political issues that appear during roommate requests inside a group or town. It is up to the parents to make meaningful, collaborated decisions when making roommate requests. For example, child A chose child B for a roommate request, however, child B chose child C for a request because he didn’t really like child A, we cannot make changes on site and all roommate assignments will stand as first requested in camp registration.
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What We Suggest To Bring
- Compression Shorts
- All Toiletries
- Cell Phone and/or Calling Card
- Combination Lock (Day Campers)
- Sun Block
- Fan (Stony Brook, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania)
- All Lacrosse Equipment and Stick
What We Suggest NOT To Bring
The camp cannot and will not be responsible for the following items if they are lost or stolen:
- Gaming Systems (Xbox, PSP, Play Station)
What Campers CAN NOT Bring
All of the following items will be confiscated, not to be returned:
- Hot Plates