Players are asked to submit an application with a coaches reference so we can screen attendees to ensure the best possible experience for all campers.
The National ID Camp is not for everyone. But, it might be perfect for you/your son!
Successful applicants typically will have been starters for their respective club AA/A type travel teams.
We will limit to 152 players; 76 players per age group as follows:
2025s (8th Grade) - 20 attack, 28 midfielders, 20 defenders and 8 goalies.
2026s (7th Grade) - 20 attack, 28 midfielders, 20 defenders, and 8 goalies.
2027 (6th Grade) - a limted number of bigger, faster, stronger 6th graders will be considered with high reccommendation.
Players will experience an intense, fast-paced teaching environment during the instruction sessions. These sessions will include both team dynamics as well as position specific breakouts. No matter what team you play for, you do not want to miss this opportunity to play with and meet some of the best players in the nation.
LOCATION --- Saint James School, Hagerstown MD www.stjames.edu
Midfield & Camp Director Director
Head Coach Goucher College
Former Pro player / Head Coach PLL ATLAS
Head Coach, Boys' Latin
CAMP STAFF from 2020:
|Ben Ruebor||PLL Head Coach - ATLAS|
|Luke Shilling||Johns Hopkins|
|Connor Whipple||Bucknell - Assistant Coach|
|Kyle Hartzell||PLL ALL STAR / TEAM USA|
|Bill O'Brien||Pro Box Player|
|Chris Fisher||Georgetown - Assistant Coach|
|Brandon Shure||Johns Hopkins|
|Brian Kelly||Goucher - Head Coach|
|Tucker Mizhir||Princeton - Assistant Coach|
|Ian Moore||Lafayette - Assistant Coach|
|John Hogan||Penn State - Assistant Coach|
|Jake Stover||PLL Goalie|
|Brock Turnbaugh||Johns Hopkins - graduate|
|Eric Ritchie||McDaniel - Assistant Coach|
Check-in is 12 noon to 1:30pm on Monday, June 21. Campers with last names starting with A-L please plan to arrive between 12-12:45 pm and M-Z around 12:45 pm. This would be most helpful and ensure a smooth check-in. If you need to be there before noon because of flights or whatever, please email, NPIDCAMP@gmail.com, and we will do our best to accommodate. Check-in is done in Kemp Hall.Tuition $699 - All fees paid are non refundable - UNLESS CAMP IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 AND PLAYERS COULD EXPECT A FULL REFUND MINUS A $50 PER PLAYER ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.
Check out will start between 11am and 12 noon on Thursday, June 24th. We encourage parents to come back early, 9:15am, and watch the last 2 games of the session. Town Car transportation is available from BWI, Dulles or National.
In checking medical information, we do not have many issues with players so if you forgot to bring something to our attention please email it ASAP. We do ask that you do not send snacks that could affect a camper with peanut allergies. A little consideration will go a long way protecting our fellow campers! Camp will have 2 medical trainers on site with each camper’s medical and emergency contact information. The closest hospital is Meritus Medical Center located at 11116 Medical Campus Road in Hagerstown, Maryland 21742 in case of a medical emergency.
We ask that you refrain from trying to “watch” camp Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. We don’t want to be constantly checking on every adult to make sure they are a parent in order to ensure the safety of all our campers. No “helicoptering” allowed, please and thank you.
Boys are permitted to bring cell phones and other electronics. Please note we are not responsible for any lost or broken items.
We look forward to working with you/your son and believe we have a great plan in place!
Equipment to Bring
Bring all of your equipment to camp: helmet, gloves, stick, shoulder pads, arm pads, rib pads, mouth guard, cleats, basketball/turf shoes, athletic support and cup. It is the responsibility of each player to come to camp with the appropriate gear and equipment (sticks, gloves, pads, mouth guard and helmet). Furthermore each player is required to wear his helmet at all times during drills, practices, scrimmages and games.
What Else to Bring
- T-Shirts: 6-10
- A fan, but St James does have AC in dorms!!!
- Shorts: 3-5
- Socks: 6-10
- Underwear: 6-10
- Long Sleeve Shirt and Sweat-Pants 1
- Towels: 2-4
- Linens- sheets (Twin XL), sleeping bag, pillow case, pillows
- Toiletries- toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deoderant, chaffe cream, powder or spray
- Alarm clock
- Extra drinks and snacks (optional); NO NUTS OF ANY KIND * please bring your own trashbag!
- Extra money for Camp Store/Pizza (optional)
- CLEATS -- 4 Fields are grass -- 2 turf fields.
- Tennis shoes for field house and indoor box segment
Electronics: Players are permitted to bring electronic and entertainment equipment if they so choose but they do so at their own risk. B'MORE LAX CO and the St James are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
Rules: We do not tolerate the use of drugs or alcohol. We also do not permit physical abuse or property damage. Lastly, we do not allow any player to leave campus without an adult chaperone and written parent permission. Breaking any of these rules warrants an immediate dismissal from camp without refund.
There is also no ball playing or cleats allowed in the dorms. We respect the facilities and leave them in the same condition as we found them.
Weather: We will not be impacted by weather. We will play outside in rain but move inside in the event of thunder and lightning.
Medical Needs/Medications: Please email us any special medical concerns we need to consider during the camp week as well as medications your son will be taking during camp. All medications must be self administered. We make our staff and Trainers aware of all medical issues, but they can not be responsible for monitoring campers taking medications.
This camp is not set up to handle young men with emotional issues. Please DO NOT apply if there is any chance your son can not handle himself appropriately for the 4 days of camp.
$$ Money: Players can bring money to purchase Limited Edition Custom Lacrosse Apparel & Merchandise, drinks, (Water, Gatorade, etc), and snacks (Granola Bars, Pizza, Subs, etc) at the Camp Store. Players are advised to keep valuables with them during the course of camp. BMORE LAX CO and St James are not responsible for lost or stolen money or valuables.
What to Bring:
It is the responsibility of each player to come to camp with the appropriate gear and equipment (sticks, gloves, pads, mouth guard and helmet). Furthermore each player is required to wear his helmet at all times during drills, practices, scrimmages and games.
Why Choose Top Prospect?
WHY CHOOSE TOP PROSPECT
Our staff consists of current or former NCAA lacrosse players and Pro players. Staff members are carefully chosen because they can communicate advanced lacrosse concepts to the middle school athlete. These men are united by our vision to prepare today's middle school athlete for the challenges of the increasingly competitive high school lacrosse experience.
Over the last 20 years we have developed a lacrosse system that has given our middle school athletes a leg up in securing meaningful spots on their high school rosters. That system includes position specific skill development as well as team concepts for the advanced player. We know your son will come home pumped by the instruction.
The Crabs lacrosse program has helped hundreds of middle school players be ready to compete for roster spots on their high school varsity teams quicker than many of their fellow classmates. Our goal has always been for our players to compete for a varsity spot as a freshman or at worst be a meaningful contributor on the junior varsity.
Now with National Prospects ID camp you can see that system first hand! Given players at this camp will be pre screened for mastery of the fundementals (unlike just about every camp out there) the teaching sessions will be fast paced and full of drills they probably have never seen! Your son will work hard and love becoming a Top Prospect for his high school coach!
"thank you again for everything you did for us at the camp. Nolan and his fellow teammates had a great experience. They all said they can’t wait to come back next year and I think we might have recruited some more players." from a Florida parent
"I had a fantastic 5+ hour drive home to NC listening to Cooper tell me all about camp. He loved it. Really all parts of it. He was particularly impressed with how involved and nice the coaches were and how even though everyone was there to work hard the kids were also great. He gave it a 10/10 for fun and learning more lax! As one of the younger campers he has already decreed he wants to go back next year and do it again! Thanks for putting on a great camp. Please keep us on the email list for next year." Dave B
"Hey – Just wanted to send along a big thank you from tour family. Jackson had a great time at this year’s camp and we really appreciate all that you did for him. I know it takes a lot of effort from a lot of different people to pull off a safe and successful camp. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to all." Annaoplis area parent
2012 ( Important Update - Alex just verbally committed to UVA! )
Ryan, we wanted to tell you how much Alex liked and benefited from the Top Prospect Camp.
Alex has gone to a number of overnight lax camps. He usually goes to be with his friends and to have fun. In addition to the Top Prospect he went to one other this summer, with his buddies, and ran midfield and had a great time.
The difference with your camp is he walked away saying that he really felt like he was taught and learned a lot of new, helpful skills, that showed in his subsequent games. He could tell the difference between the coaching he received
at Top Prospect and other camps he has gone to, which we think is pretty remarkable.
Alex enjoyed and felt he learned a lot from all the goalie coaches. The coach from UMBC (we apologize for not know his name) made a significant impact on Alex. Whatever he taught him, Alex took it to heart and and thought it made a difference in his game.
We wanted to give you and him this feedback.
Thanks for having him at the camp and we hope, if you do the camp next year, that Alex can again be invited to attend.
Thanks for everything.
Mary and Joe Rode
FROM LACROSSE RECRUITS.COM
Top Prospect is the Mid-Atlantic area’s first highly selective youth lacrosse camp for the elite middle school player committed to success at the next level. Applicants must provide a reference as part of the selection process. Successful applicants typically will have been starters for their respective travel teams. Players will experience an intense, fast-paced teaching environment during the instruction sessions. These sessions will include both team dynamics as well as position specific breakouts.
“The difference with this camp: My son walked away saying that he really felt like he was taught and learned a lot of new, helpful skills that showed in his subsequent games. He could tell the difference between the coaching he received at Top Prospect and other camps he has gone to.”
Run by Baltimore Crabs LLC Director and founder Ryan McClernan, this event is outstanding for those looking to improve their game. It is not a recruiting camp, but rather focuses on educating younger players through individual instruction from leading lacrosse minds. Top Prospect has been re branded in 2021 as National Prospects ID camp in a nod to the camps national appeal and has an “old school” camp feel, focused on player development through proper fundamentals as well as education via guest speakers. It is a refreshing event in that its focus is on teaching younger players the team game. Tyipically the camp draws players from over a dozen states across the country.
Click here for the event recap video from 2013’s camp via LR News.