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All camps, programmes and courses are approved by ENGLISH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION.

 

CENTEX (ENGLAND ACADEMY)

England Lacrosse

 

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CENTEX (Centre for Excellence) was the original talent identification pathway for England Under 19 women lacrosse players and was the brainchild of Top Class Sport.


The programme was formed in January 2004 after a recognition that the current and accepted practice of selection and training for Under 19 England women, did not fully serve its purpose. The aim of Centex was to benefit players who aspired, and had the potential to represent England at Under 19 level and/or beyond whilst ensuring their suitability for selection.


Once players were invited to attend, there were a series of coaching squads and competitive situations held throughout the year. These events enabled player development and assessment of various aspects of their play to be facilitated. The training days included physical, mental, tactical and match play, fitness, lifestyle choices, individual and group feedback, as well as a focus on the area of greatest importance, player attitude.


The tiered and progressive system provided opportunities for players to develop the necessary skills and qualities thus ensuring that they were ready to proceed from a regional to national level.
Coaches, who were of an exceptional calibre, had a wealth of knowledge and experience of both playing the game at the highest level, and coaching. Alongside them younger, less experienced coaches worked as assistants in order to gain valuable experience themselves and thus provide continuity in the programme. Many coaches also worked on both regional and national centres in order to track players and also use for comparison purposes.


Top Class Sport ran Centex for 5 years in a voluntary capacity before being contracted to co-ordinate the programme on behalf of the English Lacrosse Association.


Centex was proven to be so successful and productive that a similar model was adopted for the England Under 19 men with the final compliment of Sport England recognition and funding for the National Governing Body. In April 2013 Top Class Sport resigned from its position as co-ordinator and since then the programme has seen some adaptations including a renaming to the England Academy.
We are exceptionally proud to have both initiated and developed this programme, which has been recognized and adopted by English Lacrosse.

 


 

 

NO BOUNDARIES

Lacrosse OR

Lacrosse & Multi-Activity Sports Camp

Under 11, U12 & U13 inclusive

     Wycombe Abbey School, Bucks, HP11 1PE

WEEK 1:

13 – 16 July 2015

WEEK 2:

20 – 23 July 2015

 

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This unique residential and non-residential camp, with its lacrosse and multi-activity sports programme, is set in the superb grounds of Wycombe Abbey School. Lacrosse players of all abilities and up to the age of 14 years (after which the players then move up to our No Boundaries Academy, also at Wycombe Abbey) are provided with top flight coaching and the chance to use the school's state of the art sports complex, which is available throughout the day and evening. Current and past Senior England and Under 19 Head Coaches and players, including 2013 England World Cup players, form the main group of highly experienced coaches. The England players not only coach, but also lead and participate in competitive game play alongside the students, as well as giving individual tuition and mentoring in specialist areas - thus affording every attendee the 'chance of a life time'.

 

Whether the player has experience and plays in a school team or is a beginner or novice, our knowledgeable and professional coaches will evaluate their ability and monitor their progress through an appropriately stimulating and fun environment, as well as giving individual advice and feedback.

 

Furthermore, ALL activities are coached by personnel with current qualifications in the activity and who have a current DBS. First Aiders are present throughout the day and night.

 

The programme consists of EITHER a full day of lacrosse coaching in skill technique and tactical game play OR a half day minimum of lacrosse + one or two sessions of participation in a variety of sporting activities of their choice including:

 

Squash, trampolining, tennis, climbing wall, dodgeball, badminton, Zumba, bench ball, fitness studio, team building, SAQ, dance, football, basketball, tag rugby, netball, hockey, golf, volleyball, swimming, water based activities, cheerleading, table tennis, team games, treasure hunt, ultimate frisbee, rounders, cricket and much more.....!!!!

 

Evening activities are organised for all residential campers after which residents may relax, with each other and the staff, in the comfort of their accommodation. All houses have large common rooms with television, DVD and music facilities.

 

Single or shared room accommodation is available.

 

Example of typical day's programme:

 

  Breakfast (residents only)
  Session 1 - Lacrosse
  Session 2 - Lacrosse
  Lunch
  Session 3 - Lacrosse or Sport of choice
  Session 4 - Lacrosse or Sport of choice
  Evening Meal (residents only)
  Session 5 - Sport of choice (residents only)
  Free time in houses
   

 

The opportunity to purchase lacrosse kit and equipment is available at the camp.

 

Free No Boundaries t-shirts are given to all campers.

 

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If you are interested in any of these camps/programmes please visit our online booking page or contact us for further information.

 

 

NO BOUNDARIES ACADEMY

Performance Lacrosse OR

Performance Lacrosse & Multi-Activity Sports Camp

Under 14, U15, U16 & U17 inclusive

Wycombe Abbey School, Bucks, HP11 1PE

WEEK 1:

13 – 16 July 2015

WEEK 2:

20 – 23 July 2015

 

 

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No Boundaries Lacrosse Academy is an UNPARALLELED residential and non-residential camp. Evolving from the highly popular No Boundaries Lacrosse or Lacrosse & Multi-Activity Sports Camp and due to numerous requests, this top quality performance lacrosse course is aimed at girls aged fourteen years and upwards. The UNRIVALLED lacrosse tuition provided, together with the fun and enjoyment of the multi-activity sport, is UNBEATABLE!

 

The carefully structured lacrosse programme aims to support individual’s personal achievement and development, as well as the English Lacrosse Association’s Talent Pathway. Under the guidance of the Head Coaching Staff, lacrosse coaching takes place throughout the day and session plans are mentored, monitored and recorded, but participants may also elect to enjoy another sporting option with their friends.

 

Head Coaching Staff Lois Richardson, Anne Smith and Laura Merrifield, EXCLUSIVE coaches to Top Class Sport, boast formidable lacrosse expertise between them. Lois and Anne are two of the most experienced lacrosse coaches at Senior and U19 World Championships, while Laura is a First Team All-American and member of the All World Team at the World Cup in Oshawa, 2013.
Laura was Captain of the NCAA Champions, Maryland University, USA, and she is current member of the England squad, caching at the England U19 National Academy and last summer coaching the England U19 tour squads in America.

 

Lois, Anne and Laura, along with other members of the England Squad, including 2013 World Cup players, will personally coach and advise individuals how to improve their lacrosse game tactically and mentally, as well as give top tips and advice on the most recent skill techniques for all areas of the pitch, including goalkeepers who will be able to work with Sally Keogh, World Cup 2013.

 

Players are able to participate in various forms of feedback including Telcommand, wireless technology providing instant coach to player communication, video filming and one-to-one ipad visuals in order to analyse a new skill or help correct a bad habit. Verbal and written feedback is also produced for players, together with informative action plans for future development.

Evening activities are organised for all residential campers after which residents may relax with their peers in the comfort of their accommodation. All houses have large common rooms with television, DVD and music facilities.

Single room accommodation is set aside for the older girls and friends are placed next door to each other upon request.

 

 

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If you are interested in any of these camps/programmes please visit our online booking page or contact us for further information.

 

 

STICK IT

Starter & Refresher Lacrosse Camp

Old Caterhamians Sports Club,

Park Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6AH

 

Berkhamsted School Sports Fields,

Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3AE

 

 

25 - 27 August 2015

 

1 - 3 September 2015

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These exciting lacrosse camps are specifically geared towards Beginners and Refreshers (girls who have played for one or two years) with the aim to equip the players for the upcoming school and club season.

In order to maximise individual development and achievement, players are grouped according to age and experience so that they can work on their stick skills and tactical knowledge.
The highly qualified and friendly international lacrosse coaches facilitate a supportive and productive learning environment where, throughout the three days, the girls receive instruction and feedback in drills, games and tournament play, while being afforded the fun opportunity to make new friends and share in the camaraderie of team sport.

 

A great way to build confidence for the start of the new lacrosse season!

 

Prizes included!

Free ‘Stick It’ T-Shirts are given to all campers who submit online bookings before 20 July 2015

 

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If you are interested in any of these camps/programmes please visit our online booking page or contact us for further information.

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE TEAM

Lacrosse Clinic

 

 

October 2015

 

 

 

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The Double Team Lacrosse Clinic is a two day mid season course, in the October half term, coached by International coaches and players for players of all ages and standards; groups are created according to age and ability. Across the two days the programme offers individual stick skill development, including stick tricks to create a more flexible and reliable player. There is also a focus on attacking and defensive skills and tactics. Players also have the opportunity to play 'open' and conditioned games in order to enhance their ability to apply tactics and create the most advantageous situation for themselves and their team. The clinic was created to facilitate players' development during the season.

 

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If you are interested in any of these camps/programmes please visit our online booking page or contact us for further information.

 

 

INSIDE OUT

Lacrosse Indoors

             YEARS 7 & 8
             YEARS 7 & 8


Wycombe Abbey School, Bucks, HP11 1PE

2 January 2015
19 February 2015

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Beat the weather and do your lacrosse training indoors! At Top Class Sport’s popular INDOOR LACROSSE CLINIC at Wycombe Abbey School Sport’s Centre, players will take part in practical work for lacrosse SKILLS and TACTICS which will compliment the outdoor game; these will be coached and applied in an exciting, competitive and energising INDOOR TOURNAMENT!

 

Inside Out will engage and challenge players and also help prepare them for their next term of lacrosse! Participants, under the guidance of our very experienced coaches, will learn and practise skill techniques for attack and defence, while building upon their existing tactical knowledge; they will also be able to work closely as part of a TEAM throughout the day, thereby building CO-OPERATION and SELF ESTEEM, as well as making new friends and having FUN!

 

PRIZES included!!

 

Inside Out has LIMITED PLACES and therefore requires EARLY BOOKING if individuals are not to be disappointed.

 

Please note:

Day 1     10.00 – 3.00     Year 7 & 8 girls           2 January 2015

Day 2     10.00 – 3.00     Year 7 & 8 girls          19 February 2015

 

If you are interested in any of these camps/programmes please visit our online booking page or contact us for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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