Boys' Lacrosse Camp
Build Confidence on the Field
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Mercersburg Academy Boys’ Lacrosse Camp welcomes players of all skill levels for a comprehensive skill-building experience that will leave players feeling confident and prepared to compete at the next level. Coach Tim Kerr and his staff of college players and coaches will focus on skill development and improvement, from fundamental stickwork skills to advanced attacking and defending methods. Boys will have plenty of opportunities to play full-field games, but will also build their abilities in small-game situations. Skills choice sessions allow campers to choose which skills they’d like to spend time working on, while coaches will assist and help develop proper technique. Additional activities and free time fun on the Mercersburg Academy campus provide boys with opportunities to relax.
Meet the Director
Coach Kerr is Mercersburg Academy’s head boys’ varsity lacrosse coach and teaches history and religion. He spent 13 years at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland, where he taught social studies and was the head boys’ lacrosse coach for seven seasons. As head coach, Kerr’s Buccaneers compiled an 89-24 record, four regional championships, and four state semifinal appearances. He coached 24 future college lacrosse players.
Tim served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Washington College (his undergraduate alma mater) in Chestertown, Maryland, for six seasons, where he taught a graduate course in history and served as an academic adviser. He has also coached at the international level as an assistant for the Finnish national lacrosse team, coaching in the World Games and European Championships. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington College and a master’s degree in administration and leadership from the University of Phoenix.
As an undergraduate, Tim developed a love of coaching as a staff member at several lacrosse camps run by some of the best college programs in the country, including Johns Hopkins, Loyola College, Cornell University, and Washington College. As an assistant at Washington College, he served as the on-field director of the Washington College summer lacrosse camp from 2016 to 2019. Tim and his staff bring energetic enthusiasm to each day, making the camp experience incredibly fun and engaging, while making each individual camper better.
The foundation of Mercersburg lacrosse is the development of both the physical and mental game of each athlete, focusing on building athleticism, stickwork, competitive composure, and winning attitudes. A coaching staff that sports extensive experience on the field and on the sidelines provides leadership for Mercersburg’s varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels of play.
The offseason is prime time for Storm lacrosse players to develop their athleticism and their game. Most varsity players compete on club teams in the summer, and a number of athletes play other sports in the fall while also playing in 3v3 and 5v5 tournaments, clinics, and showcases. Indoor sessions lead the winter, prepping the team for a spring-break training camp and then the regular season.
Recent Mercersburg graduates have gone on to play at Bates College, Chapman University, Frostburg State University, Gettysburg College, Hamilton College, Lock Haven University, the University of Michigan, the U.S. Naval Academy, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Washington College. Several also now coach high school and club teams.
The lacrosse camp spends much of its time at Regents’ Field, a synthetic-turf playing area completed in 2009. The field measures 375 feet by 225 feet and features a SprintTurf surface and eight boxes for maximizing practice and workout opportunities.
A natural-grass field adjacent to Regents’ Field serves as a secondary training option for the camp, and program participants utilize the Hale Field House—equipped with a lacrosse wall—as well.
July 16-19, 2023