Virginia Tech Men’s Lacrosse Camp
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VIRGINIA TECH LACROSSE CAMP
Come join Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Tim O'Brien, and get better this summer at the Virginia Tech Men's Lacrosse Camp! The Blacksburg campus sits in some 12,000 acres nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, which makes it an ideal setting for camp.
A school well known for it’s strong tradition of excellence in academics and athletics, Virginia Tech boasts some of the finest facilities that you will find anywhere in the country. At the Virginia Tech Men’s Lacrosse Camp our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improving your game. Over the course of the camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
The Virginia Tech Men's Lacrosse Team has consistently been one of the top MCLA programs in the country with:
- 23 MCLA All-Americans and 51 SELC All-Conference players
- SELC Conference Champions 2005, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018
- MCLA National Quarterfinal Appearance in 2014, 2017, 2018
- MCLA National Semifinal Appearance in 2015
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Tim O'Brien
Directing camp thus summer is head men's lacrosse coach, Tim O'Brien.View Tim O'Brien's Bio ⟩
Coach O’Brien is originally from Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. During his high school career at Garnet Valley, Tim earned league honors numerous times and was named Pennsylvania Keystone State Games tournament MVP after his team won the gold medal. He was also awarded the Keystone State Games scholastic recognition award and the team’s coaches award in the same year.
Upon graduation in 2007, Tim began his collegiate studies at Roanoke College, where he not only earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, but also played varsity lacrosse under Coach Bill Pilat.
During his time with the team, Roanoke College men’s lacrosse program was consistently nationally ranked in the upper echelon of division III lacrosse programs. In his final season, Tim was awarded the Paul S. Griffin award, an award given to those who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to the team and program.
Taking advantage of a dual-degree program offered between Roanoke College and Virginia Tech, Tim enrolled at Virginia Tech after the completion of his 3rd year at Roanoke College to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. During his time as an undergraduate student of Virginia Tech, briefly acted as an assistant coach for the Virginia Tech men’s lacrosse team (2011-2012).
Tim then went on to complete his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and immediately transitioned into a PhD program at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Tim’s research mainly focuses on the organ preservation technology, bioheat transport, regenerative medicine, and the improvement of cancer therapies.
This summer, Virginia Tech is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. Campers will play each day on the Lower South Recreational Area (SRA) Fields. This synthetic turf facility was installed in the summer 2015 and holds up to six full sized fields.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• 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 between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, June 17th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Wednesday, June 19th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- DORM: West Ambler Johnson
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Provided (blanket, sheets, pillow, pillowcase, towel, and washcloth)
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes • Dorm has AC - No fan needed
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
The staff reside in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
The Virginia Tech Men’s Lacrosse camp is pleased to offer some of the best dinning in the country to our campers. Virginia Tech serves some of the best food in the nation, according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 371 Colleges”. All campers will eat in the popular D2 in Dietrick Hall, which offers a wide variety of nutritious meals in an “all-you-can-eat” dining experience.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 1:30-2:00pm dressed to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
• Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
• Dinner is provided.
• Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-9:00pm.
• Lunch and dinner provided.
• Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00pm.
• Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
TEAM DISCOUNT: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
GOALIE DISCOUNT: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
SIBLING DISCOUNT: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
NOTE: If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 pm Back to field for games
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
Blacksburg, located in Southwest Virginia, is home to the VT campus. Campers will train each day at The Lower South Recreation Area (SRA) Fields. The nine-acre Lower SRA fields were converted to synthetic turf in summer 2015.
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June 21, 2018: My son has not stopped talking about his time at the camp. He socialized, met new friends and was able to play and practice his favorite sport. This was his first camp experience and he loved it!
— Miranda J., Parent
So much fun!
June 30, 2017: The competitions and games were really fun and so were the scrimmages. Playing with the staff was also a fun experience.
— Sam G. Camper
June 28, 2017: The food was really good, I learned new things, and everyone was nice. I feel better prepared for next year's lacrosse season thanks to this camp.
— Tom S. Camper
June 28, 2017: It was easy to make friends, the drills were fun and effective, the dorms were nice, food was good, good environment, and fun overall. the only thing that needed improvement were the dorms could be noisy at night. I would definitely do it again!
— Zander G. Camper
June 28, 2017: Some highlights for my son were meeting new people including Coach O'Brien, his roommate, being coached by some of the VT team, and playing with the high schoolers and D2 players. He also liked the transportation from the dorms to the fields.
— Jim H. Parent
June 28, 2017: Coach O'Brien - I just wanted to let you know that our son greatly enjoyed your camp. Last night, after we got home from VT, he showed me all of the things he worked on while he was there. Thanks again for hosting it!!
— Alan S. Parent