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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse program is opening its 2010 camp schedule with two clinics in January. This Sunday, the team will host the 2010 Coaches Clinic. The 2010 Specialty Positions Mini-Camps are set for Jan. 17. 

 “We appreciate the opportunity we have to help grow the game of lacrosse in the state of Ohio and the Midwest,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “Our camps and clinics allow us another chance to raise the level of the game for both players and coaches. Having the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex, along with the other top-notch Ohio State athletics facilities, available to us helps us put on outstanding camps and clinics.”

Proceeds from both the coaches clinic and mini-camps will go to a fund that will benefit Jack McGetrick, the head coach at Bellarmine University, who is currently battling prostate cancer. Spearheaded by the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, programs around the country are running clinics in January to support McGetrick.

Sunday the Buckeye staff will welcome more than 200 coaches to the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex for the 2010 Coaches Clinic. The coaches in attendance will have a number of presentations, ranging from goalie and faceoff/wing play and the 2010 Buckeye wall ball routine to a rules demo from an official. Salisbury head coach Jim Berkman, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history who has led the Seagulls to eight national titles, is a guest speaker for the clinic and will address transition offense/defense.

The mini-camps are open to anyone in grades 3-12, with a morning session for grades 3-8 and a second session for grades 9-12. The camp gives players experience during the offseason, as they will have the opportunity to learn from top players and coaches.

The Buckeye lacrosse summer camps in July, sponsored by Nike, STX, Cascade and the Ohio Lacrosse Company,  are expected to sell out, so teams and individuals should register as soon as possible to reserve their spot. The camps include an instructional camp for players in grades 7-12 July 4-7 (overnight and commuters) and a youth day camp (grades 1-6) July 19-22. There are two sessions for high school team camps, set for July 15-18 and July 22-25. A middle school team camps will be held July 30-Aug. 1. All team camps are for both including both overnight and commuter campers.

For more information on the 2010 Ohio State men’s lacrosse camps, go online to the men’s lacrosse page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or call the Buckeye Sports Camp office at 614-247-CAMP.