Last summer, we launched our College Platinum Series Camps. The idea behind the Platinum Series camp was to create a unique camp experience for participants, not just your standard ‘summer lacrosse camp’. We wanted to provide a camp that would give players an opportunity to learn from the best coaching we could offer. Campers will spend 4 full days learning, training and working with some of the best college coaches and staff from the NCAA, truly a one-of-a-kind camp experience!
In 2017, the head coach and staff from 4 of the top DI programs in the NCAA, Denver, Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, and Michigan flew to Oakville and they each provided programming and instruction for 2 days of camp. The coaches took players through a variety of drills and training as they would at their own school. Off the field, coaches hosted film sessions, nutritional and weight training seminars and spoke about leadership and provided insight into what it takes to play lacrosse in the NCAA.
This year, we are pleased to offer 3 weeks of summer platinum series camps, hosted at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.
July 9-12 - Women's Platinum Series (2018 - 2023)
July 16-19 - Men's Platinum Series (2018 - 2026)
July 23-26 - Men's Platinum Series (2018 - 2026)
We are in the process of finalizing the schools for 2018 and are excited to share them with you. We are working on securing some of the top collegiate coaches to attend the 2018 Platinum Series!
There are a limited number of spots in the camp each week. We have already reserved a spot in the Platinum Series camp for every EDGE Member. EDGE members are able to opt out of platinum series if they cannot attend, but your spot will be released to the public.
You can register online for the Platinum Series Camps via this link - https://edgelacrosse.leagueapps.com/events/543054-2018-college-platinum-series
New in 2018:
Women's Platinum Series - July 9-12th - Based on request, we have added one week of women's platinum series camp July 9-12th. Excited to welcome some of the NCAA's top female coaches here to assist in the camp!
Youth Platinum Series - In 2018, we are offering youth players in grads 2023 - 2026 the opportunity to participate in platinum series!
2017 NCAA Coaches and Schools
Johns Hopkins University
Dave Pietramala - Head Coach - NCAA DI National Champion 2005, 2007, USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame, NCAA DI National Player of the Year
Bobby Benson - Offensive Coach - NCAA DI National Champion 2005, 2007
Tim O'Branksi - Dir. of Lacrosse Operations - NCAA DIII National Champion 2011, 2012
University of Denver
Bill Tierney - Head Coach - 7X NCAA DI National Champion, USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Matt Brown - Associate Head Coach - NCAA DI National Champion 2015, Team Canada FIL World Champion
University of Michigan
Kevin Conry - Head Coach - NCAA DI National Champion 2017, Defensive Specialist
Conor Ford - Offensive Coach - Former MLL Pro
John Desko - Head Coach - 5X NCAA DI National Champion, USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Kevin Donohue - Assistant Coach - 5X NCAA DI National Champion, Awarded Top Assistant Coach in the Country
Lelan Rogers - Defensive Coach - NCAA DI National Champion 2008, 2009
Sample Outline of Day:
830 - 9am - Drop off/Arrival
9am - 930am - Intro/Coach's Talk/Warm Up
930am - 1030am - Positional Training
1045am - 12pm - Group Drills/Training
12pm - 1pm - Lunch
1pm - 2pm - Film/Chalk Talk
2pm - 3pm - Positional Training
3pm - 4pm - Group Drills/Competition Training
4pm - 430pm - Pick Up
You can see some videos from the 2017 Platinum Summer Camps here: