National Champ Sea Gulls To Host Lax Camp

OCEAN CITY- The reigning NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse champion Salisbury University team will host the Lax’n at the Beach boy’s lacrosse summer camp in Ocean City next week.

The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department will host the lacrosse summer camp led by Salisbury University men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Berkman and team members. The camp will take place at Northside Park next Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Berkman said the young players will have an unique opportunity to learn from some of the best players and coaches in the country.

“Our staff and players are extremely excited to share the Sea Gull championship culture with all those attending our Ocean City camp,” he said. “Your attendance will help you become the player you want to be with the help of proven championship coaches.”

Lacrosse camp participants will be split up by skill level and age in order to provide a unique experience for all. Beginning players will learn and practice skills through fun drills as well as games. Advance players will be given detailed instruction on many of the game’s intricacies while applying the lessons and drills during game play. Berkman and his staff will help participants develop and refine their skills in shooting, passing, cradling and much more.

In late May, The SU men’s lacrosse team won its 11th national championship in program history, defeating Tufts University, 14-13, in the title game. With the win, the Sea Gulls are back on top of the Division III world and the win gave Berkman sole possession of the top spot in NCAA men’s lacrosse history for championship victories.

This season, Berkman led the Sea Gulls to an overall 23-1 record including an 8-0 mark in the Capital Athletic Conference. The team also made its 22nd straight CAC championship game appearance and its 28th appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. Earlier this month, Berkman was named Coach of the Year by the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association.

In 28 years under Berkman’s direction, the SU men’s lacrosse team has made the NCAA tournament every year, has had 10 national players of the year and 46 positional players of the year. Berkman has been named National Coach of the Year three times, most recently in 2012. For more information or to register, visit or call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at (410) 250-0125.