3d Blue Chip: 2016 West Regional Camp Day 3 Photos

3d Blue Chip: 2016 West Regional Camp Day 3 Photos (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Blue Chip: 2016 West Regional Camp Day 3 Photos (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)

The third day of the 3d Blue Chip West Regional Camp finished up Sunday evening in Phoenix, Ariz. It was the third part of the five-installment training camp series, which also helps serve as a feeder to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip camp held each summer outside of Baltimore. The camps feature an intense first day and half of training, followed by a series of games between the teams. Players from the classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 are those vying for spots at Jake Reed's camp.

This camp was filled mostly with players from the Western U.S. and Canada. It made for an awesome collection of talent, with more than 400 players competing in total. A panel of national evaluators carefully watched the players and work with them throughout the weekend. The coaches, including respected coaches from a wide range of lacrosse backgrounds, travel from all over the country to participate in the coaching and training. 

3d Rising will be on hand at each of the five 3d Blue Chip camps, taking in the sights, carefully watching the players during instruction and scrimmages, networking with the coaches working the camp and taking action photos too. Lax.com is on hand vending the event’s custom Nike apparel, while Elevation Video is shooting the activity on the field (including the games).

Here’s a look at some of the action from Day 3 of the third weekend of the camp. Be sure to follow @3dBlueChip on Twitter and follow @3dLacrosse on both Twitter and Instagram for more updates throughout the five weeks of 3d Blue Chip. You can follow @3dRising on Twitter and Instagram for updates and other content as well. 

Hailing from Upstate New York, Casey Vock is the manager of 3d Rising. Before joining 3d Rising, he spent three years at Inside Lacrosse, where he was a full-time writer for Inside Lacrosse Magazine, InsideLacrosse.com, ILIndoor.com and ILGear.com covering all facets of the game. He was named the editor of ILGear.com in November 2012 after helping launch the site a year earlier. Prior to joining Inside Lacrosse in Baltimore, Casey was a freelance writer in Upstate New York covering professional, college and high school lacrosse for Inside Lacrosse, as well as writing for the Press-Republican newspaper in Plattsburgh and other media outlets. Casey played lacrosse in high school at Indian River and went on to play at Jefferson Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and business from SUNY Plattsburgh, an MBA from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and an MS in media management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse. Reach him by email at cvock@3dRising.com and follow him on Twitter @cvock.