Camp Details - Coaches, Instruction, Special Events

DATES: July 10th, 11th & 12th, 2023

- Westmoreland Drive
- Behind the high school on the grass fields and the turf field.

- K - 4th Grade- 9:00am - 12:00pm
- 5th - 12th Grade- 9:00am - 2:00pm
* Teams will be separated into appropriate age and skill level.

Camp Coaching Staff (being updated)

Russell Allen- Canisius College Head Coach
Dominique Hamman- Daemen College Head Coach
Jill Girardi- Northwestern Alumni
Amy Simon (Camp Coordinator)former Fredonia State Head Coach, current 2023 Travel Coach
Emily Peters- Williamsville East Head Coach
Emily Pasternak (Camp Coordinator)- former Hilbert College Head Coach, current Nichols School Assistant Coach
Casey LeFevre- fomer college coach, current coach at St. Mary's of Lancaster
Jocelyn Fike- current player at Youngstown State University
Courtney Maclay- current player at Stony Brook University
Ella Wroblewski- current players at  Seton Hill University
Ella Smithers- (Goalie Coach) current player at Wofford University
Krysta Frankowski- current players at Slippery Rock University

more coaches to be announced... 

Camp Features: 

  • 10:1 Camper:Coach ratio
  • Instruction for field players and goalkeepers of all ages and abilities
  • Each camper will receive a goodie bag, lanyard, ball, and pinnie
  • Daily prizes and giveaways
  • Camp lunch offered at a nominal price
  • Games and contests to maximize learning and participation
  • Discounts for siblings and teams
  • Camp store that offers equipment and supplies from area merchants.
  • Indoor facilities at Amherst Middle School in the event of inclement weather
  • Daily Raffles
  • Loaner equipment available upon request 

Instructional Emphasis 

  • Individual Skills
    • Passing, Catching, Cradling, Ground balls, Shooting, Defense
  • Special Situations
    • Free Positions, Throws, Draws, Double Teams, Clears
  • Team Strategy and Game play
    • Offense, Defense
  • Goalkeepers
    • Stick Skills, Angles, Cage positions, Clears, Free Positions
  • Campers Must Bring
    • Sneakers (in the event of rainy day indoor activity) and Cleats (if desired)
    • Mouthguard, goggles, stick, sunscreen, water, and lunch
    • *if you need a youth stick to purchase or borrow we have them.  Contact us:

Camp Schedule

  • 8:30 - 9:00- Drop off
  • 9:00 - 9:30- Announcements and Warm Up
  • 9:30 - 10:00- Skill Activity 1
  • 10:00 - 10:30- Skill Activity 2
  • 10:30 - 11:00- Skill Activity 3
  • 11:00 - 12:00- Scrimmages
  • 12:00 - 12:30- Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:00- Guest Coach will speak to campers at the last half hour of lunch and we will hold Raffles
  • 1:00 - 2:00- Games & Scrimmages

Break Sessions Talk:
- Monday:
Coaches Talk: Fitness, Academics, Character, Q/A Session
Tuesday: High School Players Talk; College Recruiting Talk, Q/A Session
- Wednesday: Brief wrap up talk before scrimmages

Camp Payment

  • Cost to Attend
    • Full-day camp: $250 per camper
    • Hot Shots Tots Camp (Half-day camp for grades preK - 4): $175.
    • Online (payment accepts Visa, MC, Discover), Cash, or Checks Payable to Hot Shots Lacrosse Camp.
    •  Checks mailed to: HotShots Lacrosse Camp  (16 Red Clover Ln.  Lancaster, NY 14086
    • Venmo: @Scott-Militello
  • Full balance due on or before the first day of camp
  • Refund Conditions:
    • Before 5/1/2022: Full Refund.
    • On or After 5/1/2022: 50% of tuition paid.
    • Injury (with doctor's note): Full Refund (less $25 processing fee).

Discount Options (Only one code per camper)

  • $25 off for each sibling registered together for full day camp. Siblings attending Hot Shots Tots will receive a $10 discount.  Only one discount applies.  Use Code SIB22
  • CLUB discounts offered - $25.00 per individual.  Contact your Club Administrator for code or contact us.  This includes: Lady Monsters, Empress Lacrosse, Stampede Lacrosse and Williamsville Warriors. 
  • GOALKEEPERS  - receive a $50 discount - use code GK22

Do you have 5 or more players from the same team signing up? If so email:

Below are some frequently asked questions:

Is there space left in camp? 
We allow registration and payment up until and including the first day of camp.

My daughter is a beginner.  Is that camp right for her?
We offer an instructional camp. We are able to group by age level, we teach all players the same skills and make sure that practice, drill and game activities are progressively appropriate for each player.

Can my daughter be with her sister/friend?
Girls are grouped by age/grade level - Tots, elementary, middle school and high school.  If there is a case where there is an extreme circumstance or close in age group please approach the director.  

My daughter cannot attend camp.  Can we get a refund?
The refund policy is noted on the camp website at registration.  We begin to order sportswear, hire coaches, take out insurance and field space based on the enrollment in May.  Our refund policy is:

I've heard there are discounts available.  Can you tell me more?
We offer early registration, sibling, school, team and club player discounts.  Sibling discounts are offered at registration.  School, team and Club player discounts are made available to coaches who ask.  If you are wondering about a team discount, feel free to contact the director.  Thank you for honoring the discounts available to specified players within an organization.

What if we cannot afford to come to camp?
Our goal is to grow the game of lacrosse.  Often times school districts are able to assist athletes with contributions toward camps.  Check with your school first.  If there is nothing available, we can definitely work with you to get your daughter to camp.

Can we borrow equipment?
We have loaner sticks and goggles available.  Email the director ahead of camp and it will be ready for day one.  Goalies should check with their school district to borrow equipment. All girls should bring a mouth guard.  We can consult with you if you are looking to buy your own equipment as well.  Remember that a girls stick is very different from a boys stick in the head and pocket specs.

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