Camps and Clinics
Menlo Knights throughout the year.
Menlo School camps and clinics are designed for student-athletes to learn from Knights coaches and staff and are offered throughout the year - whether it’s preparation for an upcoming season or simply for fun and to stay in shape in a high energy, positive setting. Camps and clinics are designed for motivated students to develop their skills, foster athleticism and promote sportsmanship.
- Open to students from all schools
- Full- and part-day options for multi-sports and lacrosse camps. Sports offered in 2018: baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo
BASKETBALL - BOYS
BASKETBALL - GIRLS
Session 1 Boys: June 11-15 (grades 5-8) 9:30 am-noon
Session 1 Girls: June 11-15 (grades 5-8) 9:30 am-noon
Session 2 Boys: June 18-22 (grades 5-8) 9:30-noon
Session 2 Girls: June 18-22 (grades 5-8) 9:30-noon
The Menlo School Basketball Camps are designed to emphasize skill development through drills and game situations. Players will work on improving all facets of the game, including ball handling, passing and shooting, as well as defensive techniques and playing on and off the ball.
Boys - Keith Larsen, Menlo School varsity boys’ coach, middle school teacher
Girls - John Paye, Menlo School varsity girls’ coach, middle school teacher
FOOTBALL - NEW!
Session I: July 9-12 — Middle School Football (grades 5-8) 10:00 am - noon
Session 2: July 16-19 — Middle School Football (grades 5-8) 10:00 am - noon
This fun, safe, and fundamentals-focused camp is an introduction to Menlo School’s exciting brand of special teams, offensive, and defensive football. This non-contact camp helps prepare players for middle and high school football, while teaching important life skills. Each camper will learn the latest proven fundamental techniques to play football safely and effectively. Players will be separated by age and skill set. A primary focus of our camps is to teach the same leadership skills that so many successful students have strengthened and/or learned in Menlo’s program.
Josh Bowie, Menlo School varsity head football coach
LACROSSE - BOYS
Session 2a - July 2-3 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. (grades 5-8)
Session 2b - July 2-3 | Noon-2:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)
The Menlo Summer Lacrosse Camp will focus on important FUNdamentals including cradling, throwing, catching, ground balls, dodging, shooting, and individual defense as well as basic offensive & defensive team concepts. A unique feature to our Menlo camp will be classroom-based video analysis to teach and reinforce important individual and team concepts. All instruction will take place in a fun, engaging environment, and we are confident that every camp attendee, from beginners to more advanced players, will take away something valuable from their camp experience. For players participating in both sessions, there will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30 to noon. Dual-session campers should bring their own lunch.
Blake Kim, Menlo varsity boys’ lacrosse coach
Cort Kim, Menlo varsity boys’ lacrosse assistant coach
Session 1 Full Day - June 11-15 | 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Session 1 Half Day AM - June 11-15 | 9:00 a.m.-noon (grades 5-8)
Session 1 Half Day PM -June 11-15 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Session 2 Full Day - June 18-22 | 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Session 2 Half Day AM - June 18-22 | 9:00 a.m.-noon (grades 5-8)
Session 2 Half Day PM -June 18-22 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Menlo’s multi-sports camps give players in grades 5-8 the opportunity to play as many as six different sports. Campers have the option to participate in morning sessions, afternoon session or both. Every camp is coached by our Menlo coaching staff, all of whom are Middle School and Upper School coaches, and are skilled teachers in each sport and are trained to encourage maximum participation and strong sportsmanship. The sports offered are baseball, basketball, football, softball, tennis, soccer, swimming. For players participating in both sessions, there will be a supervised lunch period from noon to 12:30 p.m. Supervised lunch for full-day campers; dual-session campers should bring their own lunch.
Leads (Menlo School Middle and Upper School coaches)
King Christian (program director)
Tim Benton, Kelly Crowley, Malloy Hester, Mac Osborne
June 11-June 14 | 4:30-6:45 pm Monday-Thursday (grades 9-12)
The Menlo School boys’ soccer camps will help develop players’ individual technical skills as well as their tactical knowledge of the game in a fun, team-building environment. High school sessions are recommended for any student entering grades 9-12 who plans on playing soccer next season.
Marc Kerrest, Menlo School varsity boys’ soccer coach
Session I - June 11-15 | 3:00-3:45 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Session 2 - June 18-22 | 3:00-5:00 p.m. (grades 5-12)
For swimmers who have the basics in all four competitive strokes, these small group lessons will focus on refining all strokes, turns and race starts; race strategy. Swimmers must be able to swim 100m freestyle and 25m backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. Limited to eight swimmers per session.
Kelly Crowley, Menlo School varsity swim coach, middle school swim coach
For intermediate-advanced lessons, please contact Kelly Crowley
June 18-June 22 | 3:30-5:30 pm (grades 5-8)
Menlo School volleyball camp will provide an opportunity for beginning through experienced volleyball players to improve their skills and work on rotation. The camp will focus on fundamental skill work including passing, serving, setting, hitting, individual defense, and blocking.
Marco Paglialunga, Menlo School varsity volleyball coach
WATER POLO-BOYS & GIRLS - FULL
June 11-June 15, 3:45-5:15 (grades 5-9)
This session will focus on basic water polo fundamentals - offense and defensive. Students will then apply these core techniques to game-situation opportunities so that the athlete can immediately implement what’s learned into a relevant game setting. The Menlo Varsity Water Polo athletes and Coach Bowen will reflect on the program’s goal over the past 17 years, “Be Your Best,” and how campers can apply this same approach to their own life, in and out of the pool.
Jack Bowen, Menlo School boys’ varsity water polo coach
Refund policy: No refunds once camp has started.