In 2007, we created the overnight Bulldog Camp experience. Over the past nine years, we have housed nearly a thousand lacrosse players at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During their stay, they work hand-in-hand with UMD coaches and players to learn the techniques, drills, and attitudes it takes to be a strong and successful lacrosse player.
The four days of camp includes three 2-hour sessions of lacrosse instruction and games, three buffett style meals each day, a great college experience on the shores of Lake Superior, and a chance to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the Midwest.
"Players learn the techniques, drills, and attitudes it takes to be a strong and successful lacrosse player."
In the 22 years of existence, the Bulldog Lacrosse team has won 15 UMLL championships, competed in 11 national championship tournaments, have had several players compete for the USA West and U19 USA West Teams, and produced many All-American lacrosse players. Not only does the team celebrate their success on the field but is also dedicated to the development of lacrosse in the state of Minnesota. The entire coaching staff currently lives and works in Minnesota.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:30 A.M. Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Individual Instruction - Goalie training
11:30 A.M Lunch/Other Activities
2:00 P.M. Group/Team work - Goalie training
4:30 P.M. Dinner / Other Activities
7:00 P.M. Team Sessions (Games)
10:30 P.M. Team Talk/Presentation
11:00 P.M. Lights Out
"Bulldog Camp was the most fun I had all summer. Experiencing UMD and getting to know kids from all over Minnesota is something I'll always remember."
Directed by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) coaching staff and players, our camps includes three specific sessions each day.
Individual Positions: Each morning, players will be broken up into position where we will focus on position specific drills. Along with lacrosse specific drills, these sessions will also include drills to increase speed, quickness, and strength.
Small Group/Game Situations: The second session includes game situations that will increase the players level of decision making and experience during games. We focus on uneven situations, communication, and setting players up to succeed in unique game situations.
Game Session: Lastly, we end each day with games. On the first day of camp, teams are created and given a specific coach they work with all week. Each day, the team will play full-field games. Our coaching staff will work with each team to create an identity and fight for their team all week. Games will be similar to those they play during the lacrosse season with added instruction.