We are pleased and excited to announce details for our highly-successful and long-running Axemen Winter Lacrosse Camp.
Age Groups: The age groups are defaulted to the 2022 Playing season. Your player will be assigned to the age group they WILL be playing next year
If your player is moving age groups - you will see a package to register them in the CORRECT birth year.
If your player is moving age groups you will be unable to register in your correct age group. Please register in your current age group and email - email@example.com
Winter Camp 2022/2023 Age Groups
The camp will run in two sessions:
Dates of Session 1 can be found here - Session 1 will be held at Calvary Field House
Dates of Session 2 can be found here
- Session 2 will be held at Calgary Soccer Center
Both camps will be designed and overseen by Axemen Coaching Director Colin Risi.
2022 Axemen 16U A assistant coach Adam Barker and 2022 Axemen 12U A head coach Geoff Thompson will run on-floor sessions, (see below for bios).
Veteran Axemen coaches, board members and long-time volunteers Sean Ross and Ty Pilson (both of whom co-coached Novice 1 the last two seasons) will assist in running sessions.
The camps will focus on stick skills, proper offence, defence, transition and special teams, along with various scrimmages formats to put all their training and skill development to good use.
Having enough goaltenders in our association continues to be an ongoing issue. At many levels, teams donâ€™t have goalies and players are still required to rotate in and out of the position to have a season. For those players wanting to try the position for the FULL CAMP and are declared goalies, the Axemen Lacrosse club will be covering the full registration fee.
Colin won two provincial championships donning the Axemen blue. He went on to win another provincial championship with the Jr B. Mountaineers before being an assistant captain on the inaugural Jr A. Mounties. After his playing career finished, Colin was an assistant coach with the Jr. B Mounties team that saw seven consecutive provincial titles and one Founders Cup national championship. Colin has since gone on to head coach many teams including Axemen Midget A, Team Calgary and Team Alberta. He has been the long-standing coaching director for the Axemen and has had an impact on much of our programs and development of players.
Thompson has a long family history in lacrosse as a player and coach. Geoff is currently head coach of Axemen U12 A. Heplayed JR.B in his hometown for Huntsville Hawks in Ontario, prior to winning a Minto Cup with the Whitby Warriors JR. A in 1997. Geoff played SR. A with Brooklin LC in the MSL and with North Shore and Langley Thunder in the WLA. Geoffâ€™s playing career ended as two-time West Coast SR. B champion with trips to the Presidents Cup.
Adam Barker has been involved in coaching box lacrosse for the past 14 years in the Calgary area. He's been involved in club levels from U12-U16 for the majority of that time, and at the A level. He emphasizes personal growth, both on and off the floor, as well as unity and a supportive environment for all players. He served as the Axemen 16U A assistant coach last season. Outside of club, he has been on the coaching staff at the U14 level twice for Team Alberta, Zone 3 for the Alberta summer games with Colin Risi, and a co-coach with the U12 Junior Roughnecks since their inaugural season in 2017.
2022-23 pricing per session - Pricing includes a pinnie
- 10U: $100
- 10U GOALIES: Free
- 12U: $250
- 12U GOALIES: Free
- 14U: $250
- 14U GOALIES: Free
- 16U: $250
- 16U GOALIES: Free