Day 4 of Rhino Lacrosse Camp in Seattle… Coach V’s message to the campers? You guessed it! Be a finisher and finish strong.
You know who finished strong? This guy. He won an award for working so hard and he always had a great attitude. Meet Connor. This kid looks like Barry Sanders on the field, juking through double teams and burying the shot behind over-confident keepers. Don’t let his size fool you!
Just look at him whip that ball against the wall.
Anyways, camp today (Thursday) was great – campers had completely bought in, coaches were pumped to finish strong, and the improvement in the campers’ game was very apparent with every play in the games.
Throughout the day all the coaches were giving 100% to set a great example and finish strong as well. Everywhere on the fields, all the coaches could be seen giving tips to campers and advice for their game.
And we wouldn’t allow a day to go by without having a contest for the campers. Today we had an accuracy contest and a trick shot contest. Many of the campers had impressive accuracy and moves!
One of the older campers pulled out a little stick jumping for the trick shot competition. Unfortunately he couldn’t finish, and the crown went to another who buried it on the same move.
Gem of the day? I would never forget. Today’s mission: play wall ball off a moving cargo train. If you watched our interview with Jason Coffman from Day 3, you know that trains frequent the camp area.
Background story: RP mentioned he wanted to try this earlier in the day, so as soon as we had a chance we ran over to the tracks and gave it a try. Coach Coffman went first and nailed the side of the cargo train, but it bounced short. RP waited for the last cargo trailer of that train and gave her a go… check out how he did below!
Side note: that train was on the far tracks, if it had been on the near tracks it would’ve been a cake walk for the both RP and Coach Coffman.
And of course I have a gear photo for you too – check out THESE socks!
This was yet another amazing four days of great lax for these kids and they had some amazing coaching to add to the experience. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… RP puts an one heck of a camp.
I think Coach Coffman said it best: he asks a lot from the campers in terms of hard-work and intensity, but he gives just as much, if not more back to them. Campers are able to experience some of the best coaching lacrosse can offer, use great facilities and take home valuable lessons that will stay with them throughout their young careers. Best camp on the West Coast? Without a doubt. Best camp in the U.S.? I haven’t experienced them all, but I would say it is top notch and deserves to be among the best!
Today, after the closing remarks and awards for Campers of the Week, we packed up and headed out. Next stop: Boise, Idaho. Will you be there?