Lavin Lacrosse Camps is dedicated to improving the quality of lacrosse for boys and girls throughout Minnesota by providing the best instruction and the best opprotunties for players at all levels.




July 26-30


In 2007, we created the overnight Bulldog Camp experience.  Over the past nine years, we have housed nearly a thousand lacrosse players at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During their stay, they work hand-in-hand with UMD coaches and players to learn the techniques, drills, and attitudes it takes to be a strong and successful lacrosse player. 


The four days of camp includes three 2-hour sessions of lacrosse instruction and games, three buffett style meals each day, a great college experience on the shores of Lake Superior, and a chance to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the Midwest.

"Players learn the techniques, drills, and attitudes it takes to be a strong and successful lacrosse player."

In the 22 years of existence, the Bulldog Lacrosse team has won 15 UMLL championships, competed in 11 national championship tournaments, have had several players compete for the USA West and U19 USA West Teams, and produced many All-American lacrosse players. Not only does the team celebrate their success on the field but is also dedicated to the development of lacrosse in the state of Minnesota. The entire coaching staff currently lives and works in Minnesota.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 A.M. Breakfast

9:00 A.M. Individual Instruction - Goalie training

11:30 A.M Lunch/Other Activities

2:00 P.M. Group/Team work - Goalie training

4:30 P.M. Dinner / Other Activities

7:00 P.M. Team Sessions (Games)

10:30 P.M. Team Talk/Presentation

11:00 P.M. Lights Out

"Bulldog Camp was the most fun I had all

summer. Experiencing UMD and getting

to know kids from all over Minnesota is

something I'll always remember."

-Camper '14

Directed by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) coaching staff and players, our camps includes three specific sessions each day.

Individual Positions: Each morning, players will be broken up into position where we will focus on position specific drills.  Along with lacrosse specific drills, these sessions will also include drills to increase speed, quickness, and strength.

Small Group/Game Situations: The second session includes game situations that will increase the players level of decision making and experience during games.  We focus on uneven situations, communication, and setting players up to succeed in unique game situations.

Game Session: Lastly, we end each day with games.  On the first day of camp, teams are created and given a specific coach they work with all week.  Each day, the team will play full-field games.  Our coaching staff will work with each team to create an identity and fight for their team all week.  Games will be similar to those they play during the lacrosse season with added instruction.

Team Camp Option

Register your team for camp and get a great opportunity to work closely with them while they compete against top players in the country. 

Minimum Players Required

Coaches Stipend
Each team will recieve a $1000 coaches stipend for coaching night games and being responsible for your players while staying in the residence halls. Each Head Coach can bring one assistant. 

Any and all teams with boys enter the 9th-12th grades.

Team Camp Deposite/Payment
There is a $1000 non-refundable deposit for each team to secure a spot for the weekend! The $1,000 deposit will be returned to the teams head coach after check-out for attending, coaching & supervising their team at the Team Camp! Each player will register individually.

Overnight Teams
Each Team is assigned a block of rooms. No female chaperones are allowed to stay in the dorms and all teams must have a male coach in the dorm.

Griggs Field, UMD residence halls, Campus Dining Center, etc. Campers have full access to any campus facilitis that are open during the camp.

Wednesday, July 26th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday, July 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Parents/Guardians will want to meet departing campers at their respective dorm.


Camper Tuition

Overnight Camper: $450 includes all meals and campus dorm accommodations. Graduating high school seniors are welcome.

Team Overnight Camper: $400 

Day Camper: $285 includes lunch and dinner Thursday-Saturday.


Team Day Camper: $250


For questions prior to the start of camp, contact UMD Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Coordinator & Assistant Coach Patrick Shelso:
901-484-1983 •; or Casey Mithun: 612-916-2122 •