This winter, the Eagles Lacrosse program took advantage of an opportunity to give something back to the organization that helped make the sport possible at CJ.
On Feb. 17, Chaminade Julienne hosted the US Lacrosse Level 1 coaches instructional clinic for southern Ohio. Nearly 70 coaches from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky attended the all day clinic in the Student Conditioning Center (SCC).
“As the recipient of no less than four US Lacrosse grants, Eagles Lacrosse is very happy to be able to repay the generosity of our governing body in this way,” said Mary Reis ‘77, club president. She was instrumental in landing the program’s first grant, a 2010 US Lacrosse Equipment Grant, which supplied nearly all things necessary to field the school’s men’s and women’s teams just three years ago.
“The Student Conditioning Center was the perfect location for this course, which normally conducts the field portions outdoors. Participants were pleased to be indoors on a very cold day with temperatures hovering at 20 degrees,” Reis said. Instructors from US Lacrosse combined classroom instruction with hands-on field experience on the SCC’s turf to teach lacrosse fundamentals including coaching theory and development, individual skills, and team tactics.
This summer, the Eagles Lacrosse program will again be taking advantage of CJ’s on-campus athletic facilities, Blue Green Field and the SCC, to expand its summer camp offerings. Two new sessions for boys and girls in grades 1-4 are being added in late July to go along with existing sessions for students in grades 5-9, which were first offered last year.