Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/10/11
The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and is for boys aged 8 to 18.
The clinic provides an ideal tune up for the 2011 Season. This LB3/Ward Melville clinic specializes in the development of team and individual lacrosse fundamentals and provides instruction for players of all levels.
The clinic is directed by Liam Banks, a 2x All-American attackman at Syracuse and MVP of the National Championship team. Banks also is founder and director of the LB3 club team.
The cost of the clinic is $90. Click here to register.
All of the staff members graduated from Ward Melville High on Long Island. The program is long known for its team’s success and the success of its players beyond the high school level.
Liam Banks, also a major marketing rep for Warrior and Brine apparel, said the clinic celebrates the many special aspects of the lacrosse program at Ward Melville and focuses on the key elements of the game.
“What makes this clinic different is that each staff member has the same understanding of the sport and it makes for a more productive day for the kids,” he said. “It’s an extension of the lacrosse at the three villages and now we are inviting the guys that taught me to come to Philadelphia.
“I truly think it’s a fun experience for the kids. Plus, it’s also a great experience for us. It brings back together a bunch of guys who know about winning that came form one high school. It’s a special opportunity.”
Banks said the instruction is specially designed for players of all levels.
“The best part about the clinic is that it’s given right before the season on these gorgeous fields. It’s a non-contact clinic and we can teach the same move 15 different ways. The guys are able to separate groups from beginners to players of high skills.
“We bring in defensive experts, and those for attack, midfield, goalie and all different positions. We use many drills.”
Other Staff: Former college standouts Mark Duncan (now head coach at Shipley); Tim Goldstein (Cornell attackman); Dennis Goldstein (UNC attackman); John Banks (Johns Hopkins goalie); Kevin Banks (Hobart goalie); Chip Mayer (UNC midfielder); Paul Duncan (Penn midfielder & captain); John Fox (UNC); Matt Grosso (Brown).