Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2007
Ante-Up Lacrosse, the newest name in competitive high school lacrosse training, today announced that it is hosting professionally run lacrosse-training camps in Chicago, Louisville, Madison, St. Louis and Nashville running June through July 2007.
The multi-city tour will begin in Chicago and be directed by a traveling staff of over 20 professional players and former collegiate All-Americans, including Kevin Leveille, Major League Lacrosse record holder for most goals scored in a game, and Doug Shanahan, winner of the Tewarraton Trophy, the Heisman of college lacrosse, and 2002 World Games MVP. Camp training regimens will focus on strength training, conditioning and refining player skills through a combination of strength, stretching, aerobic, anaerobic and plyometric exercises. Programs are highly catered to campers' skill and fitness levels, taking into account body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance. Campers will also be mentally challenged through learning offensive and defensive strategies on an individual and team level.
According to US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse, the sport is the fastest growing in the country at both high school and NCAA levels, with over 130,000 high school lacrosse players and 500 college club teams. Until recently the majority of interest in the game has been concentrated on the East coast. With its popularity now exploding nationally, the supply of qualified competitive training has been unable to meet demand in several areas, specifically the Midwest.
"As a former college lacrosse player at Ohio State University, I experienced first hand how difficult it is for even the best Midwest high school players to get the attention of college recruiters. NCAA recruiting programs tend to focus on selected regions of the East coast, the area traditionally associated with the sport," said Tim Duffy, founder and coach of Ante-Up Lacrosse. "Ante-Up Lacrosse is raising the bar for lacrosse training in the Midwest and South, creating a higher awareness of the talent that exists here."
"This program is crucial to the advancement of the sport at a high school level in areas where the participation is exceeding available coaching," said Guy Bourdon, president of the Madison Area Lacrosse Association. "Because the curriculum was developed based on college lacrosse programs and is coached by players at the highest level of the sport, Ante-Up Lacrosse offers athletes resources that were once only available in certain regions of the country."
Registration is now open for the summer of 2007. For more information please visit http://www.anteuplacrosse.com.
Ante-Up Lacrosse, the newest name in competitive high school lacrosse training, offers camps, strength training, conditioning and college recruitment advising. Started in the summer of 2006, its first camp far exceeded expectation with over 150 high school players in attendance. In addition to its camps, starting in the summer of 2007, the company will take 18-25 players overseas to compete in the Prague 2007 Nationals against some of the world's best high school athletes. For more information on Ante-Up Lacrosse, or to register, please visit http://www.anteuplacrosse.com.
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