Cradle Lacrosse Camp July 10 - July 13, 2017

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Cradle Lacrosse



Sign up before MAY 15, 2017 and save! 

  • Early Bird Price = $200 / Original Price = $225 

The Ultimate Introduction to the Sport

NXT's Cradle Lacrosse teaches lacrosse's basic skills in a one-of-a-kind, unrivaled environment. Cradle's four-day camp focuses on building players' confidence and having success through its unique curriculum that allows kids to be introduced to lacrosse in a fun, unique way. 

NXT's passionate coaching staff breaks it down for kids by combining lessons with activities and games to reinforce skills. 

Cradlers should bring:

  • Bring a snack, sunscreen and a water bottle.
  • A LOT of energy!

NXT Safety:

  • A certified Athletic Trainer will be onsite every day of camp.

& More:

  • Each player will receive a Cradle t-shirt and camp give-aways!
  • We have awesome camp prizes, competitions and other fun games throughout the week.
  • Photos will be taken and posted on social media so the parents can follow along with the fun!

Contact Casey Kellogg With Any Questions


Cradling & Grip

  • Players will discover the proper way to hold the stick: Grip Form, 1 hand & 2 hand
  • Players will utilize their understanding of how to cradle while going full speed and half speed
  • Players will learn tips to maintain control of the ball while moving at different speeds
  • For more advanced players: encourage them to try more difficult skills (Cradling with 1 hand, boys put shields up and girls work on stick protection)

Scooping & Ground Balls

  • Players will discover and demonstrate successful techniques for scooping ground balls
  • Players will use verbal communication amongst themselves, and will be asked to reflect on the importance of communication with teammates
  • For more advanced players: encourage players to attempt more difficult groundballs and scoops that are first demonstrated by the coaches

Throwing & Catching

  • Players will observe coaches as they model proper techniques of throwing, catching, and communication
  • Players will learn and demonstrate proper techniques for throwing and catching - Power Foot, Telescope Aiming, and following through
  • Players will acquire the skills to shoot different types of shots and will repeat them at full speed
  • For more advanced players: encourage players to attempt more difficult passes and catches that are first demonstrated by the coaches

Dodging & Defense

  • Players will be able to experiment with and learn the different ways to avoid the defense when carrying the ball
  • Players will utilize their knowledge of cradling to practice their different dodges at full speed
  • Dodges/moves - roll dodge, face dodge, stutter step, and split dodge
  • More advanced players: encouraged to try various dodges and moves outside of the three general dodges taught
  • Players will apply their previous knowledge of defense from other sports as they integrate new skills and tips for playing defense
  • Players will get the chance to play defense on each other
  • More advanced players are encouraged to challenge themselves within the drills, focus on footwork, defensive communication and reference dodges from previous days

What You'll Learn

  • Proper hold and grip of a stick
  • Cradle,  scoop, catch, and throw
  • Dodging and stick protection
  • Shooting form and technique
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Teamwork and sportsmanship


Marty Kupprion

Director of Boys Lacrosse

Kate Henwood

Director of NXT Girls Lacrosse


Cradle Everywhere

CrAdLe - HaRd KnOcKs!


Cardinal O’Hara High School

1701 Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064