– Neil Duffy, (Author, The Spirit in the Stick)
“It has been an honor – and pleasure to know Coach Stewart for over twenty years as a player and as an excellent college lacrosse coach. He is an insightful teacher of the game who has a gift for sharing his extensive knowledge and passion with his collegiate players, club team members, clinicians, and campers. Coach Stewart's insistence on teaching and emphasizing fundamentals is refreshing as is his proper attention on the long-term development and well-being of all his charges.
Mr. Duffy's career accomplishments include: U.S. Naval Academy Lacrosse Team Co-Captain 1984, 3-Time Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS), Lacrosse Coach of the Year, 2-Time Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association, (VISAA) Assistant Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Coach of over 30 Scholastic and Collegiate All-Americans, a National Collegiate Player of the Year, a National Collegiate Coach of the Year, two Major League Lacrosse All-Stars, two Team USA members, and approximately two dozen collegiate team captains. He is also Norfolk Academy's Head Girls' Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys' Lacrosse Coach and an Author.
– Chazz Woodson, Professional Lacrosse Player
“Simply put, Coach Stewart understands player development. Many camps have shifted focus from teaching players how to play the game, to rolling the ball out and letting them play; often with false promises of getting recruited by top Division 1 coaches. Coach Stewart's focus on providing players the tools to improve their skills sets, and commitment to raising the level of play throughout the Greater Hampton Roads area is what makes the Marlin Lacrosse Camps stand out from others. Moreover, campers have the opportunity to learn from a coach that was born and raised in the area, has been through many of the same experiences on and off the field that they have, and has earned the respect of countless players and coaches locally and nationally.
Mr. Woodson's professional lacrosse experience includes: New Balance Athlete, Brine Lacrosse Endorsed Athlete, LXM Pro Player, 2008 MLL All Star and Freestyle Competition Champ, Drafted 19th Overall by Long Island Lizards.
College and High School Acheivements: Brown University '05 2005 Co-Captain, 2x All Ivy, 2x All New England, 2x Offensive MVP, Blue Ridge School 01 (Jersey retired in 2010), All VPL, All State, All American, Norfolk Academy 97-00, 2x All VPL, All State.
Presently Mr. Woodson is the 2011 Development Officer for Thailand Lacrosse Association, Director, Chazz Woodson Lacrosse Camps, Owner/Director Chazz Woodson Initiatives, LLC., 2006 - Present, Assistant varsity lacrosse coach, Ransom Everglades School (Miami, FL) and JV basketball coach.
– Zander Laney, Marlin Lacrosse Camper
Zander Laney has just finished the Marlin Lacrosse Fall Clinic in Norfolk, VA. He took time to share some of the things he learned during the camp as well as tell us what "fireball" is all about. He's pretty pumped on his Virginia Lacrosse Camp experience and we were glad that he was able to take some new skills back to his team the Chesapeake Bandits.
Best of luck Zander! Check out the video by clicking on Zander's photo.
– Virginia Beach Police Captain
Thanks again for allowing my 10 year old grandson to participate in the Marlin Summer Lacrosse Camp. It was one of the highlights of his summer vacation with us and he raved about it. It was exciting to listen to him each day as he described his experiences and then took me into the backyard to practice what he had learned. He went back home to Chicago yesterday and was anxious to share his experiences with his family and friends. You and your staff are to be commended for a job well done. My own observations were that you and your staff were very professional, friendly, and helpful to all of the participants.