Lacrosse/Surf Camp

October 27, 2015

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We found these guys up in the Northeast who encompasses our love of Lacrosse & Surfing and just had to get involved...   Check-out their story below. 
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When Craig Roderick, owner of North Shore Lacrosse, and Mark Anastas, owner of Liquid Dreams Surf Shops, got together to discuss lacrosse and how to continue to grow the game in Southern Maine/Seacoast, NH, the excitement of a combined Surf and Lacrosse camp was too obvious to ignore.  Both Roderick and Anastas help coach in the York, Maine youth rec lacrosse program and over the years have teamed up to create a number of leagues, clinics, and now, a Youth Club team based in York, appropriately called the Sea Serpents.  With Mark's two son's involvement in both lacrosse and surfing, and his background in both sports (his Springfield College (MA) team won the NCAA DII Lacrosse National Championship), it just seemed to obvious not to add the DIP-N-DUNK Lax and Surf Camp to the suite of what both North Shore Lacrosse and Liquid Dreams offers each year. 
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Both Roderick and Anastas have the same approach to teaching and coaching, which translates well into both of their lifestyles.  Roderick says "I always tell the kids the time we spend on the field is the best part of my day".  He continues "it's not easy trying new sports at any point in your life, or putting in the extra time to enhance your skills, whatever that means specific to your sport, be it lacrosse or surfing, or any other athletic activity.  If North Shore Lacrosse and Liquid Dreams can provide a venue for doing just that, in a way that eliminates the fear of simply trying new things, then we have succeeded".
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It seems that idea is gaining momentum, as the camp sold out this year in the coed format of having both boy's and girl's.  "Next year, my guess is we'll be having a coed, boy's only, and girl's only camp-as this year's coed camp was great but I think by the end of the week, the girl's were starting to get annoyed by their newly adopted little brother's", Roderick says, tongue in cheek. He concludes, "in all honesty, the environment is great for everyone there.  Nothing beats seeing the boy's play a scrimmage with girl's sticks, and losing every time, or seeing a 2nd grader jump on a short board and surf for the first time.  It's all good stuff".
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We want to thank Coast to Coast Lax with getting involved in our cause. 
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