Here is the the preview for the upcoming camps for this summer. Arche Lacrosse is putting together three camps this summer featuring a staff of some of the top current college MLL and Nll players. The locations will include Denver Colorado, Portland Oregon and one other area TBD. Age group for camps will be 3rd grade through 12th grade. Stay posted for more information about camps.
My name is Charlie Cipriano currently a goaltender for the Denver Outlaws of the MLL. I started playing lacrosse at the age of 13 and played my high school ball at Herricks High School. For anyone out there who isn’t from one of your traditional powerhouse schools, no worries because I was in the same boat. At Herricks we went 26-38 over my four years and not once did we make the play offs. As a goalie this had it’s advantages because I saw an absurd amount of shots, but none of my success would have come without putting in countless hours of hard work on and off the field. Since I was in 9th grade I had the privilege of working with two outstanding goalie coaches in J.P Brazel and Tony Vallance who have really helped me take my knowledge for the position to the next level. As my college career has come to an end I now currently work with Tony at the House of Sports, and volunteer coach at Manhattan College working on goalie development. Over the past year I’ve instructed and trained numerous goalies of all ages and skill levels from first timers to some of the top collegiate goalies in the country. Training and drills that I instruct focus on developing skills in the following areas: Stance and Position, Increase Hand and Footwork Speed, Shots on the run, Bounce Shots, Point Blank and Outside shooting, Down the Alley Shooting, Clearing, and Communication.
I started the move west towards Edmonton right around the time of New Years Eve. This was the second time traveling west to start a major lacrosse venture, the first being for the University of Denver for college about four and a half years ago. The road trip to get to Edmonton where I would be living for the upcoming NLL season started with a road trip and spending a little bit of time in Minnesota and Montana. Once arriving in Edmonton, I was able to have some great times in the city experiencing many fun events. First event I was part of was visiting the West Edmonton Mall and taking part in interviews and enjoying the massive mall and everything that it has inside. I have been able to go see the Oilers play a couple times and got tickets the Tragically Hip concert that was a blast. I have been able to spend parts of my week helping out at local schools teaching lacrosse and helping kids out. Our house in Edmonton has been a lot of fun. I am living with two other guys on the team, Aaron Bold and Jeremy Thompson. We play a lot of ping pong and Call of Duty. So far one of the coolest things I was able to do was drop the puck at the game Oil King’s game of the WCHL when first arriving in Edmonton.
As a junior at the University of Denver, in the 2010-2011 season, we went to the final four in Baltimore to play for a championship. When arriving in Baltimore three days prior to the game, we did not realize how hectic the next few days would be. Nonstop media involvement, banquet dinners and events that were set up was a lot to do before one of the biggest weekends of lacrosse. Some of the best memories of the trip were, like most road trips, the flight. This flight was better because it was chartered. This meant first class seats, good food and cookies and milk when we landed. Another cool bonus to us was that the weekend before, the Boston Celtics used the plane for a game. At the first banquet dinner we had with the three other teams, we got to hear John Harbaugh talk who is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. He had great stories about being the underdog growing up which a lot of us could relate to coming from Denver. A cool event we did was at the Harbor where thousands of fans went from team to team getting autographs. After the frantic days leading up to the game, we played our game and lost to the Virginia Cavaliers who went on to win the championship. Even though we lost, a final four experience was like non other and playing in front of 40 thousand people is something I will never forget.
We at Arche Lacrosse have brought together many aspects of the lacrosse world to make it easier for people to connect with some of the best players around North America. Start off by surfing the website, viewing blogs, taking surveys and reading about lacrosse related news. View and connect with our available athletes by touring the map of North America to find which states and Canadian provinces our available athletes are located. See which camps our athletes will be coaching at and upcoming Arche events.
* Have other ideas how Arche lacrosse can help you or your team? We encourage anyone to email us with ideas, and we’ll be glad to work with you. Arche Lacrosse is here to help grow our great sport and develop aspiring players.
Players looking for private lessons: Tour the map of North America and discover high profile players that are available in your area. Check out their profiles to book them for private lessons.
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Until now, it may have seemed difficult to go about connecting with your favorite collegiate or professional lacrosse players. Arche has now made it possible for anyone to read a player’s blog, ask a question or book him for your own lesson or camp.