Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/31/11
The Navy women’s lacrosse team – led by head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High) – is offering a wide variety of 2011 summer camps. Girls from age 5 all the way to rising high school seniors will be able to attend a summer lacrosse camp at the United States Naval Academy in June and July.
Navy Women’s Lacrosse Camps are designed to teach and develop the fundamental skills of the game, as well as team concepts in a fun, educational and confidence building environment. It is a chance to learn sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork. It is also a great opportunity to meet other young lacrosse players and experience different coaching techniques from some of the best coaches in the nation.
The camps will be directed by Timchal and the Navy women’s lacrosse coaching staff. Timchal is the all-time wins leader in NCAA lacrosse history and has won eight national championships.
Navy Youth Day Camp
Session I: June 20-21, 2011
Session II: June 22-23, 2011
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5 years to 12 years of age
One Session – $160
Both Sessions – $300
This camp is specifically designed to teach and develop the fundamental skills of the game: throwing, catching, shooting, ground balls, offensive and defensive skills, feeding and confidence level improvement, in a fun and educational atmosphere. Goalie instruction will be offered.
Navy Elite Gold Camp
June 23-25, 2011
Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
This challenging camp is designed for the elite lacrosse player who aspires to play lacrosse in college. The sessions are intense, highly competitive, and emphasize high level techniques, skills and strategies. Evening sessions include full-field games. Goalie instruction will be offered. Camp also includes a College Recruiting Question and Answer session.
Navy Open Blue Camp
July 5-7, 2011
Rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders
This camp is designed for players of all ability levels. There is a strong emphasis on mastering skills as well as moving on to more advanced parts of the game. Sessions will focus on individual skills, team concepts and full field play. Campers will be divided by age and skill level in order to provide the appropriate learning environment. Goalie instruction will be offered.
Registration: Online registration and more information such as brochures are available at NavySports.com. Payment by credit card is accepted ONLINE ONLY. Navy Lacrosse Camps allow the athlete to experience the university setting in beautiful Annapolis, MD. After we receive your registration information you will receive a confirmation packet with parking information.
Confirmation: Once we receive your registration information we will send you a confirmation packet for the camp you have registered for with detailed information.
Medical Care: All campers must have their own accident and health insurance. A certified trainer will be on duty for all camps include 24-hour accessibility.
Lodging: Overnight campers stay in the largest dormitory in the United States – Bancroft Hall – which is AIR CONDITIONED! Campers will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in King Hall, which hosts all 4,400 Midshipmen at once.
Facilities: For the Open and Elite camp, we will be using our turf facility and grass fields located at Farragut Field off of Brownson Rd. on the Academy grounds. For Youth Day Camps, we will be using Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Typical Overnight Schedule
9:00 Warm up and stretch
9:30-11:30 Session I
11:30 Free time/optional extra skill session
2:00 Coaches demo
2:30-4:00 Session II
4:00-4:30 Camper vs. Counselor games
6:30 Full field team games
8:30 Return to dorm, commuters picked up
9:30 Night program (pizza, Q&A)
11:00 Dorm check, lights out
For more information or questions, please contact Navy Women’s Lacrosse at
(410) 293-8797 (Phone)
(410) 293-5526 (Fax)
About Cindy Timchal
Timchal was named the Midshipmen’s first women’s lacrosse coach on August 5, 2006, and in short order, has laid the foundation for a Navy program that is moving quickly in its quest to become a NCAA?Division I?power.
In her three seasons at the helm of the Midshipmen program, Navy has accumulated a terrific 43-13 (.767) record, culminating with the program’s first Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010. It was a year of firsts, as Navy set a school and conference record with 17 victories, captured its first league tournament title and concluded the season ranked 19th nationally.
Along the way, the Mids broke their own Patriot League scoring record with 305 goals and produced both the program’s first All-American, nation’s leading scorer and conference player of the year in Erin Rawlick (’10).
It has been over a decade (13 years to be exact) since a new program has qualified for the NCAA Tournament faster than the three years it has taken Navy. In fact, only two programs have ever earned national tournament bids faster, with one of those squads being Timchal’s fledgling Northwestern team in 1983.
While the unprecedented early success certainly has turned heads within the lacrosse community, Navy’s rise has come as no surprise to those in Annapolis.
Timchal became the first coach in collegiate women’s lacrosse history to lead three different programs to the NCAA Tournament with the Mids’ 2010 tournament appearance. She led the University of Maryland to the NCAA Tournament in each of her 16 years in College Park, including an NCAA-best eight national championships. Prior to her tenure with the Terps, she led a then-fledgling Northwestern program to five tourneys during a nine-year run as head coach.
Inarguably the most-accomplished women’s lacrosse coach in the sport’s history, Timchal ranks first all-time in wins with 379 among all NCAA lacrosse coaches (men’s and women’s, spanning all divisions). Her eight national titles are the fourth most by a coach in a women’s sport in NCAA?history, and the 25th most in all sports, men and women combined.
This past spring, she became the first head coach to lead three different programs to the NCAA Tournament, earning her NCAA-best 22nd national tournament appearance.
Beyond the numbers, though, Timchal has done her part to revolutionize the sport of women’s lacrosse. In recent years while at Maryland, Timchal brought some of the most influential names in the sport through College Park, including former assistant and lacrosse legend Gary Gait, and more recently former Terrapin stars Cathy Nelson and Jen Adams.