Cal Boys Lacrosse 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 Maxwell Field, located next to 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 third 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.View Ned Webster's Bio ⟩
The University of California-Berkeley advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 MCLA National Championships for the first time since 2000, helping Ned Webster earn Division I Coach of the Year sponsored by the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA).
Webster will receive his award at the annual IMLCA convention held in Baltimore in December, where he will be honored with coaches from all levels of collegiate lacrosse.
The Golden Bears started the season with a 12-0 mark and spent two weeks as the No. 1 team in the MCLA weekly poll. Cal finished as the runner-up in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League, earning a sixth seed at nationals and a date in the semifinals.
In his three years in Berkeley, Webster has amassed a 32-14 record with two trips to the MCLA National Championships.
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.
Last spring, 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 winless 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.
Coach Webster married his wife Megan in Berkeley in 2011, and they currently reside in Marin with their daughter Ella who will be 2 this spring.
Assistant Coach Paul Jepsen
Coach Paul Jepsen enters his fourth year as the Bears' Defensive Coordinator. He is a 2004 graduate of Duke University where he was a three year starter on defense and co-captain during his senior year. He lead the Blue Devils to consecutive ACC Championship Titles in 2001 and 2002.View Paul Jepsen's Bio ⟩
In 2017, the Jepsen-led Golden Bear defense allowed just 6.7 goals per game.
Jepsen grew up in Connecticut where he graduated from New Canaan High School and played under legendary coach, Howard Benedict. He garnered All-American honors, and was selected as the 2000 Connecticut High School Lacrosse Player of the Year.
Prior to joining the Cal coaching staff, Jepsen was the Defensive Coordinator at Greenwich H.S. in CT for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the latter of which the team was ranked 11th nationally by Inside Lacrosse. Jepsen was also the Head Coach at South Elgin High School boys lacrosse team in Illinois, leading the Storm during their inaugural season in 2012. Prior to his stint at South Elgin, he was an assistant coach in Loyola Academy’s youth lacrosse program.
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.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Brian Rutherford
Coach Rutherford enters his sixth season as the Cal Men’s Lacrosse Conditioning Coach. An East Bay Area native, played four years of NCAA soccer at CSU Monterey Bay, where he graduated with a...View Brian Rutherford's Bio ⟩
Coach Rutherford enters his sixth season as the Cal Men’s Lacrosse Conditioning Coach.
An East Bay Area native, played four years of NCAA soccer at CSU Monterey Bay, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education, was captain of his team and earned Student-Athlete of the Year honors for his university in 2001.
Rutherford then studied Kinesiology/ Sports Science at San Francisco State as a masters student while racing bicycles for several highly competitive California based teams. For a six month span he was the #1 ranked amateur rider in the United States. He has been coaching field sport athletes for over ten years. Athletes and teams that he coaches are known for their unrelenting effort and strong mental tenacity.
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
• Roughly 12 hours of lacrosse
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
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 Maxwell Field. 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 Maxwell Field.
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
Campers will train each day Maxwell Field. The field is located next to Memorial Stadium.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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