Berkshire Boys Lacrosse and Leadership Camp

Dan Duquette Sports Academy

Hinsdale, MA


Overview

The Duquette Sports Academy is nestled in the Berkshire Hills of Hinsdale, MA. The 22-acre campsite is located on over 100 acres of land adjacent to Plunkett Reservoir.

Lacrosse and Leadership Campers will leave camp with better individual lacrosse skills - from stick skills to shooting to defending. Campers will also develop a greater understanding of teamwork, what being part of a team means, and how to be an effective leader and what they can do to help make their team better—all while having fun! The Lacrosse and Leadership camps was designed to give young athletes the opportunity to work hard and improve in a fun, positive atmosphere—we guarantee it!

The leadership curriculum is taught both on and off the field.. In these sessions campers will hear stories annecdotes and lessons about the importance of leadership within teams and organizations. They will hear examples of great leaders, and what qualites or actions that helped define them as leaders. From these stories campers will learn how to define leadership for themselves, and how to inspire and lead your teammates.


About Our Coaches

Jeff Tambroni

Jeff Tambroni has been the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Penn State University since 2010, and was a 2014 Team USA Assistant Coach for the FIL World Games in Denver.

Tambroni is one of the most decorated coaches in the country. He is currently ranked 8th among all active Division 1 coaches in career win percentage. He has been awarded CAA Coach of the Year honors on two separate occasions, he was named USILA Division 1 Coach of the Year, two time Field Turf/NCAA Division I Coach of the Year and United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coach of the Year. Tambroni was also the 2004 and 2009 Ithaca Journal Male Coach of the Year and a three-time National Coach of the Week. Coach Tambroni has also led the team to many top 20 national rankings along with a number 1 national ranking and an NCAA Tournament Berth in 2017.

Prior to his arrival in State College, he spent 10 seasons as head coach at Cornell University (2001-2010), where his teams won eight Ivy League championships (2003-2010) and made three final four appearances (2007, 2009, 2010). In 2009, Tambroni was named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coach of the Year after leading Cornell to the national championship game. His overall collegiate coaching record is 116-47, having amassed 109 wins while at Cornell. A 1992 graduate of Hobart University, Tambroni helped lead the Statesmen to back-to-back NCAA Division III championships (1990-91) before beginning his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater in 1993.

Coaching Highlights
- 2X USILA DIVISION I COACH OF THE YEAR
- CAA CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
- CAA COACH OF THE YEAR
- NCAA D1 COACH OF THE YEAR
- FIELD TURF / NCAA COACH OF THE YEAR
- ITHACA JOUTNAL MALE COACH OF THE YEAR
- 2014 U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASSISTANT COACH
- 8 IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 8th AMONG ALL ACTIVE D1 COACHES
- HOBART HALL OF FAME (Class of '18)

"Coach Tambroni is one of the most outstanding coaches in the game," Team USA Head Coach Richie Meade said. "He's great with offensive players and will be very good at developing schemes to highlight the great talent we have here in the U.S."

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Camp Details

This session is available for Boys between the ages of 10-16.

The Duquette Sports Academy is nestled in the Berkshire Hills of Hinsdale, MA. The 22-acre campsite is located on over 100 acres of land adjacent to Plunkett Reservoir. The athletic facilities include multiple pristine grass fields, as well as state-of-the-art locker and meeting rooms. Campers will stay overnight with their leadership groups in cabins and share nutritious, hearty meals in the campsite’s dining hall. Other features include a fully functional Health Center, lake-front water sports, a campfire area, fishing area, ropes course, and various other activities available during camp down-time.

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

7:00 Wake-up
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Camp Meeting – Daily Goals
9:00 Lacrosse Training – Individual Skills
11:00 Lacrosse Training – Positional Drills
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Outdoor Leadership Activities
3:00 Free Time, Lake, Fishing
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Scrimmages
7:30 Evening Activities

Check in on the first day will be at 1:30pm. Check out on the final day will occur at 11:00am, with closing ceremonies right before that. Parents are welcome to attend the final day  scrimmages from 9:00 - 10:30am.


Reviews (4)

reviews-10 Christopher W. - Camper

The Lacrosse and Leadership camp was great. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from the coaches. The training sessions really helped me step up my game.

reviews-10 Bobby D. - Parent

My son attended the Lacrosse and Leadership camp and he had an incredible time. He learned a lot about being a team leader and is bringing what he learned back to his high school team. We hope to see you again next summer.

reviews-10 Tanya C. - Parent

My son learned so much at the Lacrosse and Leadership camp. He enjoyed both the lacrosse coaching as well as the extracurricular activities. His favorite one was the ropes camp. We plan on sending him back next year. Thank You!

reviews-10 Jennifer - Parent

I just wanted to write a short note to say how much my son enjoyed this camp last year. He came away not only with more lax skills but also the leadership piece went a long way with him. You obviously took care in hiring a great staff, and putting together an effective format. In particular my son got a lot out of the speaker sessions. We will recommend this camp to our lax community here in Westport, CT. Thanks so much for a great experience.

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