The 12th annual East Meets West Camp came and went without a hitch, teaching kids at all levels of the game.
“The talent was very good this year,” said Camp Director Drew Searl. “We were heavy with high schools which allowed us to teach higher level concepts and teaching more of how to play the game rather then focusing on the basics.”
Following three and a half days of stick skills, position breakdowns and fundamentals, the legendary Jim Beardmore taught the kids about life lessons that will help them become not just a better lacrosse player, but a better person. Beardmore told the kids to be patient, don’t loose credibility, be dependable, have self confidence, be respectable, maintain a clean appearance and learn how to deal with adversity in a positive way.
“The thing that I noticed most about this camp was the kids were excited to learn,” said Beardmore. “Most of the camps I’ve been to, the kids act like jackalopes. I didn’t have one kid this week that had a crummy attitude. The Utah kids want to be coachable, they want to learn which doesn’t happen in other parts of the country.”
The camp will be back to Utah in 2013 with an always impressive staff. Be sure to stay tuned to Utah Lacrosse News for the latest East Meets West news.