Men's Lacrosse Camps
College lacrosse camps are an important investment for serious men’s lacrosse players who are interested in competing at the next level. This list should help you find lacrosse camps near you that will help you connect with college coaches.
2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Camps
We have pulled together a list of every men’s college lacrosse camp in the country with the date and cost for each camp. If you are looking to attend a camp this summer, look no further than this free list 2019 men’s college lacrosse camps and keep checking back because we'll post 2020 summer camps here when details are available.
Choosing Between Recruiting and Instructional Camps
There are two major types of high school boys lacrosse camps: lacrosse recruiting camps, and lacrosse instructional camps.
- Lacrosse recruiting camps will “roll the balls out” to help high school lacrosse players showcase how competitive they are against the top peers in the area where they are competing. Some prestigious lacrosse camps draw large numbers of college coaches who will be looking at your skills, but not all include an instructional component.
- Instructional lacrosse camps will help high school lacrosse players develop their skills through drills. Check to see who is actually coaching at the camp; it could be a college coach who will give you instruction you wouldn’t typically receive from a high school or even club coach. On the other hand, you should be careful that a qualified coach will actually be involved in the day-to-day instruction of the men’s lacrosse camp. You should carefully reflect on your level of play and how an instructional lacrosse camp can help you improve.
Lacrosse tournaments are another great option for lacrosse players serious about competing at the next level because college coaches are able to see more men’s lacrosse players at the same time.
Top Lacrosse Tournaments
Participating in lacrosse tournaments give student-athletes an opportunity to play in front of college coaches and showcase their talent by competing against top athletes. We hope this list is a starting point for you to decide which college lacrosse camp is right for you. Be sure to do your homework to decide if a particular camp is right for you and worth the investment.
How to pick the right lacrosse tournaments for high school players
There are two factors that should be considered when selecting the right lacrosse tournament. First, athletes and their families should think about the location of the tournament. If the athlete is an underclassman, there’s no need to travel across the country. Instead, focus on local and regional tournaments for skill development and competition experience. Once an athlete is an upperclassman, they can look into tournaments across the country where college coaches will be present.
The second factor is identifying what tournaments college coaches will be attending. Once a student-athletes has identified the college programs they are most interested in, they should research which tournaments those coaches have attended in the past to better the athlete’s chances of playing in front of the right audience.
What to expect at lacrosse tournaments
Most lacrosse tournaments are structured similarly. Each tournament is generally broken down by division levels; Division AA or gold, Division A or Silver, Division B or bronze, High School JV. Athletes and their teams will compete at the division level of which their team is classified.
The first day each team will participate in pool play to determine where each team is ranked on the bracket. The results of pool play will be used to build the championship bracket and concession brackets, if necessary. Some tournaments will also host an individual showcase on the first day for athletes to show off their skills in front of college coaches. At each tournament, there is a “main field” where the winning teams will meet as the bracket proceeds. Tournament play will officially begin on the second day and student-athletes can expect college coaches will be present to watch the games in a designated area. If a student-athlete should see a college coach in passing, they are encouraged to introduce themselves briefly and let the coach know they will be in touch.
College coaches will contact student-athletes who impressed them during the tournament, as long as it’s after September 1 of the athlete’s junior year.
Find Lacrosse Tournaments and Lacrosse Camps Near Me
Participation in tournaments and camps are critical to the recruiting process. To alleviate the stress of tracking down opportunities to showcase your talents, we’ve identified every lacrosse tournament and camp in your area.