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HEADstrong Empowering Athletes Through Inspirational Summer Lacrosse Camp Series

By Pat Colleluori, 04/04/16, 1:45PM EDT

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HEADstrong Empowering Athletes Through Inspirational Summer Lacrosse Camp Series 
PHILADELPHIA, PA - In an effort to empower, inspire, educate and mentor young athletes the HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce their 2016 Summer Camp Series.  This year, HEADstrong will present 3 unique camps that will focus on skill development, leadership, character and confidence building in athletes ranging from youth to high school level.  Proceeds from the camps will allow the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving quality of life for those affected by cancer.
2016 HEADstrong Summer Camp Schedule

June 27th – 30th HLC Stockton Camp – Stockton University, Galloway, NJ 
Early Bird Price until May 27th - $175.00, Full Price after May 27th - $185.00
July 12th – 14th HLC Swedesboro Camp – Locke Avenue Park, Swedesboro, NJ
Early Bird Price until June 12th - $140.00, Full Price after June 12th - $150.00
July 25th – 28th HLC Lower Township - Freeman S. Douglas, Jr. Memorial Park, Cape May, NJ
            Early Bird Price until June 25th - $140.00, Full Price after June 25th - $150.00

This year, HEADstrong’s camp series will begin at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ.  HEADstrong has teamed up with Stockton University Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Zulauf to present an incredible on-campus lacrosse experience.   HEADstrong will then travel northeast to Swedesboro, NJ where they will present an evening camp under the lights at Locke Avenue Park from 6-9PM.  The instructional format will allow campers to have fun and learn while beating the heat.  HEADstrong’s summer camp series will conclude with their annual Lower Township Camp at Freeman S. Douglas, Jr. Memorial Park in Cape May, NJ.   

Infusing the core values of the HEADstrong Foundation, camp organizers have created an amazing experience for lacrosse player’s ages 7-15 that are looking to elevate their level of play.  Pairing the highest level of lacrosse instruction with life skills and service, the organization hopes to share HF founder Nicholas Colleluori’s vision of empowering athletes to make a difference in their communities. 
Supporting the effort is a dedicated staff comprised of current and former professional and collegiate lacrosse players and coaches many whom have played competitively for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club.  HEADstrong’s personalized approach to lacrosse instruction focuses on all aspects of the game with both individual instruction and group/team skills.  
The goal of HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps are to assist in the transitioning of a player from good to great by providing qualified instruction with a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio.  Players will learn fundamentals of individual, group and team lacrosse skills in a positive atmosphere.
Players will learn the fundamental aspects of dodging, passing, catching, shooting, individual defense, goalie play and face-off technique.  In addition, players will learn team skills such as team offense, team defense, riding, clearing and transition play.  There will also be guest appearances from professional lacrosse players as well as cancer survivors who will share their stories with campers.  
Campers will receive a HEADstrong Lax Tank and Laces.  Campers will also have the chance to win amazing prizes.
“Our Nick aspired to be an educator, a coach and a counselor.  His desire to be a positive in the community was only fueled during his battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Sensing his time was short Nick created a way through the HEADstrong Foundation to inspire athletes throughout the country.  Our summer camp series is a way to share the invaluable lessons that he taught us both on and off the playing field.  Our staff is comprised of those who have followed in his footsteps and are playing the game at its highest levels and like Nick believe in giving back.  Participating in these camps will allow us the ability to help those who are dealing with the hardships and realities of cancer.  As a parent, I am very proud to what my boys have built in the game of lacrosse; my hope is that your children will be inspired to pick up the ball where our Nick left off.”  Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom
For more information on HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps go to www.HEADstronglax.org and for more information on the cause please visit, www.HEADstrong.org.