Nearly 40 players committed to playing lacrosse in college gathered last weekend in Thousand Oaks for the first Legends Committed Experience. The three-day camp featured former Virginia coach Dom Starsia, MLL all-star and past Tewaaraton winner Kyle Harrison and legendary Boys’ Latin coach Bobby Shriver.
Legends, run by Scott Hochstadt and Rory Doucette, designed the event to be a crash course in helping college-bound athletes acclimate to the next level before actually getting there and dealing with the adjustments cold.
Held at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks and Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo, the Legends Committed Experience was designed to prep the players in advance for the transition to college.
“This weekend was an overwhelming success from our vantage point,” Doucette said. “We had about 38 players there, and they came from all over, and they were treated to a great experience with the coaches we had lined up.”
Doucette said the players — in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes — hailed from California, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and Massachusetts.
“The level of lacrosse was excellent,” he said, “but I think the real takeaway was their opportunity to spend time and interact with Dom, Bob Shriver and Kyle Harrison. Classroom lectures from the directors were very valuable.”