Ben Hunt and Jason Bloom made their way to The Overlake
School last weekend to provide some instruction and have a little fun during
the ten-team fall ball league that takes place there last week. The young athletes came away with more
than just shooting tips from the Washington Stealth stars; they will have a few
stories to go along with it.
It’s funny how the rain seems to hold off when the Stealth are around for a clinic. But once again, everyone was treated to a beautiful day for lacrosse. Hunt and Bloom prepared a shooting clinic for the teams when they weren’t on the field. Players got one-on-one instruction from the Stealth stars on the art of dodging, shooting on the run and providing more power in their shot.
The first clinic ran from 1pm-2pm with the second going on from 3pm-4pm. For the hour in between however, Hunt and Bloom gave the players on the Lynnwood and Skyline clubs a little more than they bargained for: they took the field with them. The short-handed Lynnwood team had two new players for the day in Hunt and Bloom. The Skyline players had a 6-foot-5 Hunt and 6-foot-1 Bloom to defend (Photo of Bloom above provided by Charles Mauzy).
While the pair had fun playing during the game, the most valuable part for the teams on the field was the instruction they received during live game action. From the bench and on the field, Hunt and Bloom could be heard shouting instruction and critiquing play as the game went on.
At the end of the day, ten teams in the area had the opportunity to learn some techniques from the Stealth and two of those teams got to take the field with guys who are among the best in the world at their craft. And it appeared that everyone from the players to the fans in the stands had some fun. Not really all that surprising when it comes to lacrosse.