4/19/11 1:38 PM
The Boston Cannons had 24 players report to training camp this weekend at Harvard. The two-day camp included sessions on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
The Cannons braved the cold temperatures and miserable weather conditions to get their workout in on Saturday. Each player received a physical and completed an hour-long CATZ Training workout before a scrimmage with the Boston Crabs club lacrosse team. The CATZ workout included speed and agility drills to test the condition each player as he entered camp. During the scrimmage, some of the Cannons switched their pinnies and played for the Crabs pitting Cannons against Cannons so the coaching staff could get a direct comparison on certain players.
“It was a cold one Saturday evening, but all the players came into camp ready to prove they deserve a spot on this team,” said Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney. “The coach’s decisions on our 25-man roster are not going to be easy ones, and that’s a very good thing for a training camp.”
Sunday morning saw warmer temps and near perfect conditions for training. The squad was welcomed to the field once again by the CATZ crew who were ready to put them through another tough workout. After 45 minutes with CATZ that resulted in many tired players, the coaches took over and put them through small sided drills and scrimmages.
"Overall we were happy with the opening weekend of training camp," said Cannons Head Coach Bill Daye. "There were definitely some bright spots with personnel and it should make the next two weekends very competitive and challenging."
The Cannons travel to Glastonbury, Conn. the weekend of April 30th to continue training camp. On April 30, they will have a practice session during the day and a scrimmage against a Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club team at 5pm. On Sunday, the squad will have a practice session from 9-11am.
Photos courtesy of Lax-School.com.