Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:07AM
from press release
(Rochester, NY) - JW1 Lacrosse and ML8 Events are pleased to announce the first annual JW1 Summer Training session for players in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades. The event will take place June 26th-29th at Calkins Road Middle School in Pittsford, NY. “We are going to combine the JW1 Boot Camps along with some scrimmage play to create a rounded out training session,” said Joe Walters, Principal of JW1 Lacrosse, “we created two different offerings to provide every skill level player an opportunity to continue to develop their game. We are excited to work with all levels of players and see each of them continue to develop over the 4-day training session.” The training session will feature a number of local College players as the core of their staff. “We have players from Virginia, Penn State, Michigan, Syracuse Cornell, Mercyhurst and Ohio State amongst other schools” added Chelsea Henderson from ML8 Events, “ML8 has executed these camps before and guarantee a fun, supportive learning experience for all. We are excited to partner with Joe on this opportunity and continue to expand on the Boot Camp training that he provides throughout the year! “
“Our Event staff is made up of a lot of local College lacrosse players and one of the promises we have made to them is that we will teach them how to plan and execute a Training Camp. This is one of the things they most look forward to during their summer internship and it is not only fun for them but also a great learning experience on Event Planning,” Henderson stated. This past year Henderson formally started ML8 Events after overseeing a number of events which included Training Camps. Joe Walters is well known in the Rochester area having played at Irondequoit and then contuining his game and education at Maryland where he wore the number # 1 jersey. Walters has gone on to excel in the Professional Indoor Box league as well as the MLL field league with the NY Lizards. Most noteworthy, Joe was the first College player chosen to be a member of Team USA, a roster spot that he still holds 10 years later.
This year JW1 Lacrosse has ramped up their training opportunities while Walter’s focus has been on his Team USA and his MLL NY Lizards career. This past January they co-hosted a Showcase event with ML8 Events that saw 25 College Coaches and 200 players attend. ML8 Events currently plans and executes all events for the JW1 Lacrosse brand. The Training Camp is taking place in Pittsford starting June 26th. For more information visit; https://www.jw1lacrosse.com/summer-training.