Lakewood Ranch, Florida – 3d Blue Chip (3dBC) is a national recruiting camp series created by Jake Reed, owner of the Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp, and 3d Lacrosse. The camp will be holding four of its upcoming recruiting events at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch. “3d Blue Chip has found an incredible venue to host its brand new camp series,” said Ben Brenneman, 3d Blue Chip director. “Boasting 22 full-sized athletic fields, the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is perfect for the training and gameplay needs of these elite lacrosse events. Players and families coming to 3d Blue Chip at the Premier Sports Campus are sure to have an awesome experience at this beautiful Florida venue.”
Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Camp is nationally regarded as the premier and most sought-after recruiting camp in the country for high school lacrosse players. “We are very excited to be hosting such a prestigious event,” said Tim Mulqueen, Lakewood Ranch’s director of sports. “These camps will bring players and families from all over the country to Lakewood Ranch and we can’t wait to make them feel at home on our 75-acre state of the art sports campus.”
3d Blue Chip, out of Denver, CO, brings together two of the best and most highly regarded names in lacrosse in the nation, in an effort to find the best high school players in the country for top college lacrosse programs to evaluate.
These National Feeder Camps choose players in five regions across the country; West, Midwest, South, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. Each regional camp will invite 120 of the area’s best players in grades 8, 9, and 10, to train and compete in front of a panel of local, regional, and national coaches. From the national pool of 600 players per grade, 120 players will then be invited to Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp held every June. The other 120 spots per grade will be granted to the top players from 3dBC.
The following will be the dates for the 3dBC Regional Camps taking place in Lakewood Ranch.
November 25-27, 2011
December 9-11, 2011
January 6-8, 2012
January 20-22, 2012
The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is a multi-purpose facility that is home to 22 full-sized, mixed-use fields for soccer, lacrosse and other amateur sports, and features Celebration grass and underground irrigation. The complex is used for amateur and professional top-flight and world-class sporting tournaments, events, camps and clinics and is located in Lakewood Ranch – the 8,500-acre, award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. www.lakewoodranch.com.