East-Coast H.I.T. Academy Hits SoCal

A staff of NCAA coaches from the Maryland-based H.I.T. Academy gathered in Camarillo this weekend with 75 youth and high school lacrosse players, some from as far away as Colorado, San Diego and the Bay Area, for a three-day camp designed to expose the coaches to some Southern California players and the players to the NCAA coaching and recruiting process.

H.I.T. Academy is operated by St. Mary’s College (Md.) head coach Chris Hasbrouck and Salisbury University lead assistant Justin Axel (pictured above). According to the organization’s website, H.I.T stands for how they will train players: To play Hard, to play Intelligent, and to play with proper Technique.

Hasbrouck and Axel were joined by nearly a dozen other NCAA and MCLA coaches for the event, which was hosted by West Coast Lacrosse. The three-day event opened Friday with a short training session followed by a presentation on the recruiting process. Saturday featured more training, and Sunday featured a recruiting showcase with tournament games.