Multi Sport Major
Enrolling your camper in our multi-sport major will help them develop in a more well-rounded way. Typically athletes who participate in multiple sports have the ability to develop skills that complement other disciplines. These skills often blend from one game to another: i.e. footwork from soccer agility practice may be helpful on the tennis court. Youth athletes exposed to multiple sports have been shown to be more consistent performers, experience fewer injuries, and stay in sport longer than early-specializers.
At Next Level, Multi-Sport Majors can participate in a new sport daily or just rotate between a few during the course of the week.
“It takes vision to realize potential.”
The goal is to foster a mutual respect for one’s self, teammates, opponents, and the game through growth on the personal and team level.
Players will work on developing and improving fundamentals and technical ability while progressing to more advanced training, all of which will be utilized in game situations. A positive attitude, coachable nature, and sportsmanship will be crucial aspects of every player’s game, and therefore will be enforced during training sessions at camp. Confidence, an understanding of the game, and skill will be main areas of focus.
In addition to physical training and soccer based strength and conditioning, campers will also learn the importance of mental preparation
and toughness on their way to becoming a well-rounded player and teammate, both on and off the field.
“Push through your boundaries.”
Campers are taught all aspects of the game. A typical session at camp includes station work with emphasis on fundamentals: shooting, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, and ball handling. These skills are then incorporated into more advanced work in shot analysis, while supplementing focus on teamwork, contests, drills and league games. Campers will also have the opportunity to work on skills associated with their individual positions (point guard, shooting guard, forward and center). Additional emphasis is placed on discipline, floor presence and team concepts. Fitness is basketball specific, emphasizing lateral quickness, footwork and an explosive first step. Leadership and team-building skills
are integrated into league play and discussed in off-court sessions.
“Train Today. Perform Tomorrow.”
Lacrosse players at NLA will learn to develop the skills, strategies and techniques that will enable them to take their game to the next level. Campers are organized for position work and by teams for competition. Each day will be a combination of the following: conditioning, stick skills, mid-field transition, small sided drills, man-up/man-down scenarios, offensive and defensive strategy, as well as full-field games. In an effort to create total athletes and teammates, campers will also come together to perform explosive agility, core strength and positive communication skills. Coaches emphasize leadership and team-building skills, which are integrated into play and discussed in off-field sessions.
“Swing for the fences.”
NLA campers will work on all facets of the game including hitting, fielding, base-running and pitching. Detailed instruction will be provided, followed by drill stations where campers will have the chance to work on individually needed techniques covered by the coaching staff. At the plate, campers will be instructed on hitting mechanics, grip, and stance, as well as specific skills such as bunting, base-running and situational hitting.
On defense, we focus on footwork, throwing mechanics, fielding technique, and cut off/relay positioning.
This program is designed for boys and girls. Our staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Next Level we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the middle school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. All participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.