The Los Angeles Cobras are sending 2015 out in style with a three-day lacrosse camp for boys in the U11, U13 and U15 age groups. The LA Cobras Camp will be held Dec. 29-31 at Loyola High School, with sessions running each day from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $375.
“This will be a camp that focuses on the basic fundamentals to make sure players are going into the Spring season with the essential building blocks,” said Brett Tietjen, director of LA Cobras Elite and a Loyola assistant. “All games and contests will incorporate all the drills we’ll teach.”
Tietjen said players of all skill levels are welcome at the LA Cobras camp, and campers will be divided by age and experience. Campers must provide their own equipment.
“The Cobras coaching staff believes too much ‘tournament ball’ is being played without enough focus on practices and mastering the basic fundamentals needed to become a great lacrosse player,” Tietjen said. “Practice does not make perfect. You can practice the incorrect technique all the time, but that will only create bad habits. Perfect practice makes perfect! This is our coaching staff’s goal — to make sure players are learning how to properly do the fundamentals so that when they leave the camp, they can get the reps in on their own.”
In addition to Tietjen, coaches for the camp include Loyola head coach Seth Cohen, Viewpoint head coach Mike Gvozden and Loyola High School All-American attack Sean Smith, a senior who plans to play at NCAA D-III Connecticut College next year.
Every camper will receive a shooting shirt, and lunch will be served each day. There also will be prizes for camper of the week, most improved and for the winner of a fastest-shot contest.