Cal Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp
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Directed by Cal Men's Head Lacrosse Coach, Ned Webster, the summer camp is designed for beginners to those with aspirations of playing for the Golden Bears (ages 8-18), and focuses on stick skills, position play, team concepts, an overall intense level of competition. Discussions on what it takes to become a Golden Bear as well as a campus tour are included.
Instruction takes place each day at California Memorial Stadium, on the beautiful campus of UC-Berkeley.
The Cal Lacrosse Camp is open to any any all entrants and limited only by number, age and gender.
- Ages 8-18, for beginners to those with aspirations to play collegiate lacrosse
- 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Cal Lacrosse Pinnie
- Instruction by Cal Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff and current players
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Camp Director Ned Webster
Ned Webster enters his fifth year as head coach of the Cal Men's Lacrosse program. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, playing three years of varsity lacrosse at the Boys’ Latin School before heading to South Bend, Indiana to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish where he started at attack, earning four titles in the now-defunct Great Western Lacrosse League and four NCAA tournament appearances, before graduating in 1999.View Ned Webster's Bio ⟩
In 2018, the Golden Bears won the WCLL Championship for the first time since 2000, a sign of good things to come. The Bears earned an automatic bid to the MCLA Tournament in Salt Lake City where they were matched up in the first round with the Colorado Buffaloes and came out on top, 15-11. Despite a quarterfinal loss, the Bears finished the year ranked No. 10 in the final MCLA poll.
In 2017, the Golden Bears earned their second consecutive at-large bid to the MCLA National Tournament where they battled their way to the Final Four before falling to eventual champion Grand Canyon, 13-10. With a record of 16-3, the Bears finished the season averaging a robust 14 goals per game while allowing just 6.7. In the final MCLA Coaches Poll, the Bears were ranked No. 3, their best season since 2000. Webster- and staff- were named the WCLL and MCLA Coaches of the Year.
In 2016, the Golden Bears ended the regular season on a seven-game winning streak and returned to the MCLA Tournament for the first time since 2012, finishing the year ranked #13 in the final poll.
Prior to Cal, Webster spent nine seasons as head coach at Dominican University, transforming a win-less club team into a nationally ranked NCAA DII program, leading his teams to back-to-back Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) Championships in 2013 and 2014, the same two seasons he was named WILA Coach of the Year.
Webster also led his team to two NCAA DII Statistical Titles for Man-Up Offense in 2012 and 2013 and three times finished in the top 5 for scoring offense.
Webster spent two years as an assistant coach for the San Francisco Dragons, the Bay Area’s former professional Major League Lacrosse franchise, coaching the offense and working with the goalies.
Webster comes from a lacrosse family: his father Mickey is in the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and won two National Championships with Johns Hopkins, while his brothers, Jim and John, played lacrosse at University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina, respectively.
Coach Webster married his wife Megan in Berkeley in 2011, and they currently reside in Marin with their 3-year-old daughter Ella and their dachshund Frank.
Assistant Coach Casey Keenan
Coach Casey Keenan enters his second season on the Cal coaching staff. He will work primarily with the goalies, defense and faceoff men, while commanding the substitution box on game days. Keenan...View Casey Keenan's Bio ⟩
Coach Casey Keenan enters his second season on the Cal coaching staff. He will work primarily with the goalies, defense and faceoff men, while commanding the substitution box on game days.
Keenan grew up in Pleasant Hill, California and played lacrosse at De La Salle High School where he was an All-EBAL goalie, leading the Spartans to their first North Coast Section Championship in 2008. He continued his stellar career at the University of California-Berkeley where he was named 2012 WCLL Defensive Player of the Year, as well as MCLA All-American, while leading the Golden Bears to the MCLA National Tournament.
Assistant Coach Joel Derechinsky
Joel Derechinsky enters his second season on the Bears sideline, helping with the offense and goalies. He is a UC Berkeley employee, working as a Learning Specialist in the Cal Athletic Department.View Joel Derechinsky's Bio ⟩
Joel is a Maryland native and recently earned Athletic Hall of Fame honors for his success on the field at the Annapolis Area Christian School. He continued his education and playing career at Gordon College in Massachusetts where he earned his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sport Studies. Joel returned to graduate school at Boston University where he earned his M.Ed. in Clinic Counseling and Sport Psychology before entering his career.
Joel played several years of post-collegiate lacrosse, both professionally and internationally, and currently plays alongside several Bear alumni on the East Bay Athletic Club. Joel lives in North Berkeley.
Staff Current Players
Current players from Brown, Bryant, Cal, Denver & Harvard will be working the camp as well.View Current Players's Bio ⟩
Current players from Brown, Bryant, Cal, Denver & Harvard will be working the camp as well.
Directed by Head Coach at Cal, Ned Webster, this camp is for beginners to those with aspirations of playing at the collegiate level! This summer, Cal is offering one session of day camp (9:00am-3:00pm) for ages 8-18.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
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A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp
Check-in takes place at 9:00am each day at Cal Memorial Stadium. For parking, please use the Maxwell Parking Garage (Located underneath Maxwell Field).
Camp concludes each day at 3:00pm. All campers are to be picked up directly from Cal Memorial Stadium.
SESSION WILL INCLUDE:
- Stickwork, individual attacking and defensive skills (shooting, dodging, footwork, etc).
- Team attack and defensive concepts (double teams, draw and dumps, etc).
- For high school players, footwork and agility session with Cal Lacrosse Conditioning Coach.
- Drills and games for players to take with them after camp so they can continue to improve.
- Tour of UC Berkeley campus and Memorial Stadium.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Health & Release Forms (Hand in at check-in)
- Cleats or Turf Shoes
- Helmet and Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick, Gloves, Pads
- Sunscreen (Just in case)
- Water Bottle
- Campers must bring their own lunch and drink each day
California Memorial Stadium
Campers will train each day at California Memorial Stadium.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 1, 2018: The Cal camp was a great experience for our son. The staff is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and able to adjust the instruction for a wide range of skill levels. We will definitely be back!
— Mike B., Parent
I would definitely recommend the camp to my teammates!
January 22, 2017: I would definitely recommend the camp to my teammates. I learned so many new things in such a short amount of time. The ratio between coach to player was great and allowed for a lot of one on one time. The feeling at this camp was so positive, the coaches and the players all really enjoyed being there and learning from one another!
— Nico A. Camper
They want us to succeed!
January 25, 2017: The coaches at Cal explained the drills very well. If something did not make sense, they would break it down and go over it with you until you were able to understand. They really put a lot of effort into teaching us because they want us to succeed. The coaches made this camp special and I cannot wait to come back next summer and work with then again.
— Jackson F. Camper
February 2, 2016: Staff was good, knowledgeable, engaged, and friendly. They taught us many different drills that help to improve skill. Having so many coaches there with the goal to make you a better player was very motivational. I really enjoyed this camp and hope to attend next summer!
— Even J. Camper
Come learn new skills!
January 28, 2015: Cal Lacrosse Coach Ned Webster is a tremendous teacher of the game! I enjoyed attending his camps and clinics at Dominican University and look forward to attending his January clinic.
— Ben M. Camper
January 26, 2015: The 2015 Cal Winter Clinic is a great opportunity for youth and high school lacrosse players on the East Bay and beyond to tune up their skills before the season starts.
— Tim R. East Bay Coach
The camp was great!
January 21, 2015: The camp was great! Everything went smooth and my son had an awesome time. He couldn't stop talking about how much fun he had! Thank you to the staff for a great experience.
— Stacey P. Parent
January 21, 2015: Awesome! My son loved the experience and made some new friends. The instruction, accommodations and facilities were all fabulous.
— Brenda C. Parent