In the spring of 2017, the NCAA passed new recruiting rules for lacrosse; coaches are banned from communicating with prospective student-athletes until Sept. 1 of their junior years of high school.
With the recruiting timeline pushed back, there’s less of an urgency to be seen at recruiting camps at a young age. This means more emphasis can be put on doing something different at summer lacrosse camps.
"You’re now getting recruited as a junior," said Pete Sessa, the New England senior manager for 3D Lacrosse. "It completely changes the game. It adds more years for these guys to develop and train. This focus turned on these younger guys where you had to get exposure and, for a lot of them, lost out on skill training."
Sessa stressed that players are never too good to work on their fundamental skills, even adding that elite athletes such as Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby still work on the fundamentals of their sports and always are working to improve their skills.