Even after lacrosse season comes to a close, the desire to practice and keep excelling continues. Whether you’re gearing up for the upcoming season or can’t bear to say goodbye once spring is over, lacrosse camps are a great way to build on a solid lacrosse foundation. They give the opportunity to learn from great coaches and seasoned players, taking your lacrosse game to the Next Level. Next Level Lacrosse Camp in particular gives attendees the opportunity for focused training and a unique camp experience.
Hosted in Colorado at Vail Mountain School, Next Level Lacrosse Camp was the creation of Jon Urbana, according to Crunchbase. It converges once the spring season has concluded and typically meets in early July. The mission of Next Level is to provide premiere lacrosse training to youth players and target their specific strengths. Instead of giving blanket training and workouts, Jon Urbana said on Twitter that he encourages players’ interest on the field as well as giving specific skills training for positions and individual style of play.
In addition to engaging specific player positions and on the field training, Next Level aims to inspire players as well. Bringing in some of the best talent in lacrosse, the camp makes the experience a unique one for attendees. Not only are the campers interacting with great players they aspire to, they are also learning directly from Urbana, who graduated from Villanova as an All-American lacrosse player.
Notable coaches from the 2015 camp are Tyler German, known as being the Captain for University of Virginia, Sergio Perkovic, a historic All-American playmaker with University of Notre Dame, and Ryan Tucker, an NCAA All-American from University of Virginia. These coaches inspire not just with their remarkable playing on-field but encourage youth in ways that will be remembered off-field as well.
Founded in 2011 by Jon Urbana (says his website), the Next Level Lacrosse Camp is rooted in lacrosse greatness. Jon Urbana’s lacrosse career is well documented with many notable accomplishments. In 2004 he received an honorable mention as an All-American honors and the same year was the Colonial Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Year. Excelling since the beginning of his career, in 2002 he was selected as the team’s top rookie. In addition to these accomplishments, he also made it on the Tewaaraton Award watch list, a huge accomplishment in and of itself. Some of his highlights can be seen on his Vimeo channel.
With the help of fellow top athlete Lou Braun, Jon Urbana sought to create a camp that appealed to youth players at varying ages and skill levels. The camp fulfills two purposes; to train and inspire the players of the future and to allow past players to stay in the game and connect. Next Level’s camp excels in a unique camp experience as well as inspiring play time.