Former pro lacrosse players to lead Tahoe-area lacrosse camps
Special to the Sun
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Tahoe Lacrosse Company has joined forces with Tahoe Summer Camps to launch three boys and girls lacrosse camps this summer.
Designed for rising fourth- through 10th-grade boys and rising sixth- through 12th-grade girls, the lacrosse camps will be offered locally on July 18-21 in Tahoe City and Aug. 8-11 in Truckee. A third camp took place in June in Reno.
Founded by former Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League player and Tahoe local Taylor Simmers, the camps offer a unique opportunity for players to learn from the best without leaving the region.
“One of our primary goals is to elevate the level of the game of lacrosse in Tahoe and Northern Nevada to national recognition over the next three to five years,” said Simmers. “Starting with youth development, we want to help girls and boys in the area enjoy every day on the field, and ultimately play competitively in high school, college and beyond.”
Simmers was a recruited athlete at Princeton University and played lacrosse professionally for the Philadelphia Wings in the NLL and the San Francisco Dragons in the MLL. Additionally, Simmers served as an assistant coach at Princeton University and has directed numerous lacrosse camps and programs throughout the West.
Eric Martin, Tahoe Summer Camps director and former professional lacrosse player of 10 years, serves as an integral team member of Tahoe Lacrosse Company.
Martin was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team that won gold in 2010, and played for the NLL’s Washington Stealth, and in the MLL for Rochester, San Francisco, Denver and Boston, earning multiple all-pro and all-star honors.
“The game of lacrosse is a perfect fit for our mountain lifestyle,” continued Simmers. “The ‘go for it’ mentality, skill and athleticism of skiing and snowboarding are perfect matches for the game of lacrosse, as many local athletes have already figured out. This is just one reason why the game is taking off up here at elevation.”
More information and lacrosse camp registration can be found at tahoelacrossecompany.com.
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