If you want to take your lacrosse game to the next level, then Jon Urbana’s Next Level Lacrosse Camp is the place for you. Next Level lacrosse camp is a day camp for U10-U15 male lacrosse players that takes place over 3 days at the Vail Mountain School in Vail, Colorado.
A summary document on Slideshare reveals that the camp focuses on developing a wide range of skill sets to improve your game with our qualified coaches tailoring specific skills and exercises based on each players particular play style and position.
At Next Level Lacrosse, the kids have the chance to interact with Jon on Twitter to learn from their accomplished coaches, including Tyler German who captained the University of Virginia Lacrosse team and was drafted by the Boston Cannons, Sergio Perkovic a Junior at the University of Notre Dame who scored an historic 5 goals in the 2014 National Championship against Duke and Ryan Tucker who was a member of the 2012 under 19 world championship team that won the gold in Finland and currently plays for the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Next Level Lacrosse Camp was founded by Jon Urbana alongside Lou Braun in 2011, to allow himself and other professional players the chance to impart their years of experience and expertise on the next generation of Lacrosse greats. They started the camp without any financial backing, making this effort all the more impressive. A few Facebook albums on Urbana’s page show the team in the early days as they worked to build up a customer base. And here’s one more from his Instagram feed.
Also a big name in the local fundraising community, Jon is running a fundraiser to help Earth Force, one of his favorite local nonprofits in the Denver area. If you donate to Jon Urbana’s campaign, he’ll contribute the same amount.
Over the span of his High School and collegiate career, Jon amassed a resume with quite the list of accomplishments. At Denver East High School Jon received three varsity letters while captaining the team, was named the all conference player of the year 3 times and was selected as the all state player of the year twice. Soon after, he learned how to fly airplanes, eventually earning FAA recognition as part of an Airman’s Certification induction. Piloting a small charter jet, this remains one of Urbana’s favorite hobbies. Others include recording electronic music and sharing his remixes on Soundcloud, in addition to blogging about photography and other cool news on WordPress.
At the Collegiate level, Jon was named as Villanova’s top rookie after starting 10 of 14 games and picking up 31 ground balls in the 2002 season. In 2003, he launched his website and started in all twelve of the games he played and was picked for the second team all conference after helping Villanova hold their opponents to only 6.07 goals per game and picking up 35 ground balls.
In his Senior year, Jon led the Villanova defense which was ranked number one in the conference and 7th in the country in scoring defense. After leading Villanova to the CAA title Jon earned an honorable mention for All-America honors, was selected as Colonial Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Year, first-team all-conference selection and a member of the CAA All-Tournament team.
When Roland Gainer, a 22-year-old college student at Washtenaw Community College in Livonia, Michigan, called for a cab, he never expected it to change his life. Once the cab arrived, he started a conversation with the driver Ken Wayne Broskey. Soon Gainer learned that doctors had told Broskey that he only had two to ten weeks to live because of elevated stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. He also told Gainer that he was still working because he was afraid that after his death his daughter and grandchildren would not be able to make the house payments and lose the house.
That is when Gainer knew that he had to help. Setting up a Go Fund Me account, within seven days, Gainer had raised over $102,000 from around the United States. This money was used to pay off the mortgage on Broskey’s home ensuring his children and grandchildren would have a place to live. After the money was raised, Gainer closed the account stating that the need was met and that there were many worthwhile accounts that needed funding.
A close source of the family, Ricardo Guimarães BMG, stated that Roland was inspired to help Gainer because of his own mother’s battle with cancer as was documented in an article on maquinadoesporte. It is a battle that she won but has obviously left a huge impact on his life.