IROQUOIS LACROSSE EXPERIENCE
August 16, 17 & 18 from 10am-3pm daily
Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Girls and Boys ages 7 - 17
The Pequot Museum will host an unforgettable Lacrosse Experience facilitated and taught by renowned Haudenosauneee cultural educators and life-long Lacrosse players Kevin Sandy (Cayuga) and Christina Bomberry (Mohawk).
This is not a “typical lacrosse camp” which focuses solely on improving a players skill level; but it will certainly challenge their ability and expand their knowledge of the game!
The registration cost of $225 per participant includes three full days of instruction - held both indoors and outside on our beautiful green roof terrace; water throughout the day, snacks and lunch each day. Players will learn about the cultural foundations of Lacrosse including Haudenosaunee oral traditions about the Creator’s Game, Wooden Lacrosse Stick and Field Lacrosse Teachings, and how stickball games are played by indigenous groups across North America. Players will also take part in interactive drills, team relays, and challenges throughout all three days. Parents can drop off students at 10am and pick up at 3pm at Group Entry (the set of doors closest to the parking lot) on all three days. Participants are responsible to bring their own water bottles and lacrosse stick and are encouraged to wear sunscreen, a hat, and athletic wear including comfortable athletic shoes.
Space is limited; once the experience has reached maximum capacity; all other applications will not be accepted.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Kevin Sandy (Cayuga, Wolf Clan)
Kevin is a leader in the area of sport development, business development, plus sharing cultural teachings and active living; he loves inspiring kids, youth and adults to recognize their own strengths and to follow their dreams.
Mr. Sandy is the Director/President, Haudenosaunee Lacrosse that specializes in planning, developing and facilitating traditional games and contemporary sports, recreation and active living workshops that empower people to get active. He’s also the President/CEO, Kevin V. Sandy Consulting Business Management Group for the past 17 years. He has functioned as the Pan Am Games Coordinator, Six Nations of the Grand River in the TO2015 Pan Am Parapan Games and is now the Lacrosse Sport Manager, 2017 North American Indigenous Games.
The Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Program has conducted sport skills development camps, active living and sport specific conditioning training camps in 150 communities across North America for First Nation’s children and youth, including Friendship Centres, Health Centres, Recreation Centres and Lacrosse Associations. The service delivery ranges from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Parapan Games, 2010 Olympics, Hawaii, Connecticut, Oregon, Wisconsin, Montana, California, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Michigan, New York State, Arizona, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, England, Nova Scotia and Ontario to name a few areas.
He’s been a General Manager and a Board of Director for the Iroquois Nationals World Lacrosse Team. The team captured a silver medal at the 2007 World Men’s Indoor Lacrosse Championships (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and bronze medal at the 2008 Under-19 World Field Lacrosse Championships (Coquitlam, British Columbia). Mr. Sandy has played, coached and managed countless teams capturing national and provincial championships in lacrosse and basketball. In 2003, Kevin completed his Canadian Fitness Professional (Can-Fit Pro) Personal Trainer Certification.
Kevin resides in Six Nations of the Grand River with his wife Sue and their two children Aamisk and Menaywaywyn. He loves the outdoors, sports, sharing Haudenosaunee teachings and spending time with his family.
Christina Bomberry (Mohawk)
Christina has coached lacrosse for 7 years and has been involved with both the six nations girls field lacrosse and Haudenasaunee women's lacrosse attending worlds lacrosse in the U.K. in July. Ms. Bomberry started coaching lacrosse because it became her daughters passion to play. Her daughter, Wadata:wi, is now attending Syracuse University on a Lacrosse scholarship. Ms. Bomberry loves to encourage the game because it creates a strong mind & body!
REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND SIGNED WAIVER:
Register and pay online by clicking on either of the red register links.
This waiver will be required to be signed when registering online.
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