Cali’s Finest Youth Camp: Apparel Designs

Cali’s Finest lacrosse is a youth program/camp founded by Devin Maxwell where west coast laxers can experience the lifestyle and culture of the game. As a promotional effort Maxwell will be producing apparel with creative artwork from friends.The shirts are also used as a vehicle for fundraising to help cover the cost of starting the camp. We had the chance to talk with Maxwell as well as get a sneek peek at the designs for the upcoming camp apparel.

The inspiration for the program came from Devin Maxwell’s personal experiences. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA where the game is still foreign to most of the population,”Maxwell states. “I was fortunate enough to go east to play college (Herkimer ’09, SUNY Morrisville ’11) ball and learned so much about the game, culture, and lifestyle of lacrosse that most young laxers on the west coast will never learn or experience.”

Maxwell’s game has evolved and is still evolving as he continues to meet and interact with laxers from all over the world. “The brotherhood that all lacrosse players share is what makes our game so unique, because it brings athletes of all different backgrounds and regions together to share a common love and passion for the game,”Maxwell explains. These are a few major points of emphasis he plans on teaching in Cali’s Finest lacrosse program, as well as teaching fundamentals and developing a stronger competition level for lacrosse on the westcoast.

The artist, Joseph Cabello, and Devin are working on different designs that lacrosse players all over can wear on and off the field. All proceeds from apparel sales go into a Cali’s Finest Lacrosse fund.

The dates of the camp have not yet been determined, but Maxwell is shooting for summer of 2010. “This project has been a surprising success so far, thanks to the help of Everyone of my fellow laxers from all over the world, and will only become more of a success with the help and support of more lacrosse players.”

For more info on the youth camp and purchasing a shirt visit Cali’s Finest.

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  1. thumburglar on January 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    na that was me at the diner..haha. GL Herk 2010 tho ill try and catch a game next time im upstate

  2. Tenacious.KiRS. on January 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Lacrosse like with any sport or art or group for that matter can only go so far in one area, in order for it to be truly great and reach it’s full potential in the American community it needs to expand, get more players, discover new stars, maybe even get a Mexican on the field for crying out loud. Dev’s endeavour to bring the sport down here to the west coast and represent it the way it should be done is a ballsy move that I really hope pays off.

    P! KiRS

  3. Filipe the flying pickle on January 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Doooooooooooooods go herk! Gonna miss you guys this spring tear shit up amigos!

  4. Gaggon Dis on January 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Zack Shut your whiney ass mouth up. Big Props Dev…. business meetings will take place

  5. herk lax on January 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    yo zack chill out………… did spence and dev make us soft? they didn’t disgrace any part of the program and give dev props for starting his own camp and clothing line its hard work. You shoulda been at the 5k run instead of the diner

  6. Zack Stanek FTL on January 4, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Zack Staneks Facebook. You be the judge.

    He must be truly, SICKNASTY.

  7. chickendumplings on January 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    well zack stanek it sounds to me like you have a grudge on the west coast. but have you ever really been there? and just because you’ve met a couple west coast kids doesnt mean thats what everyone is like thats generalizing and the sterotypical east coast bias that most players out there have against the west coast player. and grow some balls and fight someone? come on dude really? thats not what lax is about lax is about havein fun with your friends and just keepin the game alive. your definiton of a laxer is your defininton, the game means something different to every lax player. and plus it takes a big man to type a bunch of stuff hatin but if it really came down to it would you say it in real life? the internet hater is what really kills the lacrose community because of the ignorance of some can ruin it for us others.

  8. zach's a tool on January 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Zach are you serious what kinda drugs are you on? “a laxer is a free spirit, a person who doesnt care about the world enough to be completely absorbed about it. be a laxer for yourself and yourself only.” dude what is that ? a laxer is someone who plays lacrosse. your a joke Zach, dont be mad cuz you got kicked off herkimer lax for not showing up to a team fund raiser… it sounds to me like your just hating on cali’s finest

  9. laxkid21 on January 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    sounds like hater……

  10. ZAck Stanek on January 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    west coast needs to stop trying look like a lax player and start being one. shirts, graphic designs, and this entire bull shit website is a great example of every west coast lax player i have ever met and that is they are a bunch of wanna be lacrosse players and when they come over to the east coast they cant hang because they are all caught up in their image looking cool but then they go back to the west coast a year later in defeat by the east coast. lax will be nothing unless they drop the attitude, grow some balls, fight someone, and be yourself. But when two west coast “lax stars” try running herkimer lacrosse and make all the upcoming kids all soft, they ruinned herkimer lacrosse this season and disgraced the generations before it which were true laxers and now i am honored to say that i got out of that mess really early and now i’m laughing cause the two west coast stars get arrested and get the boot off the lax team a week before the end of the semester. please who ever reads this: a laxer is a free spirit, a person who doesnt care about the world enough to be completely absorbed about it. be a laxer for yourself and yourself only.

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