Mar 8, 2018

Camp.jpg(March 8, 2018)… The Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Academy, powered by Under Armour®, announced its Boys’ Spring Break Lacrosse Camp will take place from Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4 at Rochester Sports Garden. 

“This will be a great opportunity for kids to play some lacrosse over their break, learn some new skills, and more importantly have fun,” said Brad Gillies, who is the Knighthawks academy director.

Gillies headlines an all-star cast of instructors that includes Knighthawks’ 2017 first-round draft picks and Ohio State products Jake Withers, Austin Shanks and Eric Fannell. All three are making an impact this season. Withers, who was selected second overall, leads the National Lacrosse League in faceoff winning percentage. Shanks and Fannell are both among the league leaders in points among rookies.

“We plan to teach the players various lacrosse fundamentals and skills that will, hopefully, translate to making them better players and teammates,” said Withers. “In addition, it is our goal to do this in a fun and intense environment where we can implement many of the drills and schemes we use at our weekly Knighthawks practices.”

The camp, which will run daily from 9:00 a.m. to noon, is geared toward players ages 6-12. The cost is $99 per player and includes nine hours of world-class instruction, daily scrimmages, and a ticket to the Knighthawks’ game on Saturday, April 21 vs. the New England Black Wolves. Kids will also have the opportunity to win lacrosse heads and shafts, and Knighthawks gear.

To register for the Boys’ Spring Break Lacrosse Camp, go to

The camp will focus on all aspects of the game as the kids participate in fun and challenging training. Each child will also learn a greater appreciation and love for the game of lacrosse. 

“I was lucky enough to have some incredible coaches take their time with me and help me improve my game to where it is today,” said Shanks. “To be given the opportunity to do the same thing and to help these kids grow their own game, I couldn't be more excited."

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