Our goal is to give your children the best opportunity to learn, play, and love the game of lacrosse. Our coaching staff is comprised of counselors from the top collegiate and high school programs. We selected the best collegiate and high school scholar-athletes who reflect the integrity and mission of the camps in their everyday lives on and off the field. At NYC Lacrosse Camps, we pride ourselves on not only helping children learn and obtain a love for the game of lacrosse, but also helping teach and instill the morals and ideals we live by as a coaching staff. Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with you and your children and grow the game of lacrosse in NYC.
Stuyvie Coleman, Managing Partner:
I am currently the starting face-off specialist at Southern Methodist University for their club program. I was the starting face-off specialist at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. I also also a middle linebacker and center for the Varsity Football Team and a defenseman on the Junior Varsity Hockey Team. Prior to Taft, I attended the Buckley School where I fostered a love for lacrosse and obtained the leadership skills and integrity that shape the man I am today. I began playing lacrosse as a 3rd grader with Doc’s Lacrosse and proceeded to play lacrosse for both Doc’s and Buckley through 9th grade. Through these two programs, I built the groundwork to exceed as a lacrosse player at the High School level; however, it was NYC Lacrosse Camps that built my love for the game.
Personal Experience at NYC Lacrosse Camps
I remember as a 6th grader, I hopped off the bus from NYC Lacrosse Camps on 72nd street where I met my mom to walk home, and I couldn’t stop talking about how NYC Lacrosse Camps was the best camp I had ever been to. It was not the coaches or the nice equipment (although NYC Lacrosse Camps does have better coaches and nicer equipment), I was talking to her about how awesome Baxter was and that I wanted to play lacrosse at Lehigh, like him. What I have come to realize, is that Baxter was someone that I wished to emulate because of the respect I had for him. He is someone that I immediately recognized as a role model. Since then, I have maintained a strong relationship and call him a good friend.
It is that connection I developed on those humid summer mornings that have paved my way to become a Director of NYC Lacrosse Camps and continue Baxter and Amir’s legacy as leaders and role-models for all campers. The respect and leadership is the impression NYC Lacrosse Camps left on its campers and remains at the core of our mission as a program.
John Nugent, Director:
My name is John Nugent, and I will be entering my 3rd year as a Co-Director at the camp. I’ve lived in New York City my entire life, and as a Saint David’s boy, I grew up attending NYC Lacrosse where I have many fond memories at the camp as a camper. From there I attended the Taft School where I was a three-year varsity letter athlete in lacrosse and soccer, while also receiving a varsity letter my sophomore year for hockey. I played summer lacrosse for Team 11 throughout high school, while also attending an array of different camps. Having started as a counselor for NYC Lax, and then being given the opportunity to assume a larger role three years ago, I have been lucky to be a part of it in just about every role possible, and could not be more excited to continue this coming summer.
Peter Grosscup, Director:
I currently attend the University of Richmond, and previously played midfield and attack at Saint David’s School and The Hotchkiss School. I began playing lacrosse in 5th grade with John at Saint David’s and became friends with Stuyvie when I joined Doc’s NYC Lacrosse in the same year. We also all attended NYC Lacrosse Camps throughout our middle school years. During my high school summers, I played for 3dselect Tri-State and represented Connecticut at Brine National Lacrosse Classic. While at Hotchkiss, I also played ice hockey, served as a dorm proctor during my junior and senior year, and was a co-head for the Hotchkiss Association for Men, a club that raised funds and awareness for men’s health issues. I remember feeling so excited to begin my summer at NYC Lacrosse Camps, and I am so excited to continue coaching future generations of campers.