Lacrosse Camp – Entering Grades 1 – 9

Fessenden Summer Camps

Lacrosse Camp – Entering Grades 1-9

The Fessenden Lacrosse Camp is for both new and experienced players. While campers who are new to the sport get to try out each position, seasoned lacrosse players get individualized instruction in the tactics they need to be more successful on the field. Players of all ability levels pick up the finer points of offensive and defensive responsibilities, stick control, and safe body checking, while learning perseverance.

New in 2023 – The Fessenden lacrosse program will include three separate camps; Junior Lacrosse Camp, Senior Lacrosse Camp & Girls Lacrosse Camp*.

Features of the Lacrosse Camp include:

  • Ability appropriate instruction
  • Individualized instruction at each position (including goalies)
  • Fundamental skill clinics each morning
  • Controlled game situations each afternoon
  • Various eye/hand coordination games for skill improvement
  • Cooperative games for communication improvement
  • Lacrosse strategy and philosophy
  • Game films and video training tapes during lunch break each day
  • Conditioning games for improved strength and stamina
  • Playing on state-of-the-art turf fields with safe, organic infill
  • Free swim time

Meet the Coaches

Coach Rory Sanborn,
Lacrosse Camp Director
(12 years at Fessenden)

Rory Sanborn started playing lacrosse at age 7 in Baltimore, MD. He was a three-year starter at McDonogh School, a top ranked team nationally. He went on to play four years of Varsity lacrosse at Middlebury College, winning the NESCAC Championship three times, and featuring in the NCAA Tournament all four years – finishing runner up in 2005. Rory has coached Varsity and Junior Varsity lacrosse for McDonogh School, coached and played lacrosse in England, and remains involved with the U.S. Lacrosse foundation. Before he became a teacher and coach at Fessenden, Rory worked in finance and sales with the Warrior and Brine lacrosse brands. Rory is now the Middle School Dean of Students and teaches 6th Grade English. Rory graduated from Middlebury College.

In my free time…
I enjoy running, bicycling, and playing sports of all kinds. I am passionate about traveling and experiencing new places and things. I also enjoy cooking, playing with my dog, and going to the beach.

My favorite book is…
My favorite book is probably Lonesome Dove. I have always enjoyed Western adventure novels.

What I love about the Lacrosse Camp is…
Playing games with the campers. Specifically, we shape our two Fridays around a carnival of lacrosse-related games.

Coach Chris Nicastro,
Lacrosse Camp Co-Director
(4 years at Fessenden)

Chris Nicastro is a Learning Resources teacher and 6th grade math teacher at Fessenden. He is also a dorm parent and coaches varsity lacrosse, varsity football, and varsity hockey. Chris has been working at Fessenden since the fall of 2018. Outside of his life at school he coaches for the Laxachusetts Lacrosse Club.. In addition, Chris has run and coached at several lacrosse camps up and down the east coast. Chris also has experience coaching all positions at the NCAA division 2 and 3 levels. Chris is a graduate from New England College in 2012.