Mikey Powell was a four year first team All American at Syracuse University ten years ago. Now a days, he wants kids to learn lacrosse at camps like the one he's putting on in Bozeman this week.
"In a new area you certainly have to focus on the fundamentals but you can't forget the fun in fundamentals. I'm a big believer if you really want kids to get their head around it you have to get them to love it," said Powell.
Kids from Missoula, Billings, Helena., and Bozeman learn from the one of the game's greatest, and they appreciate Mikey's attention to areas of the country, where lacrosse doesn't thrive.
"In Montana we don't get a lot of veterans of lacrosse so it's really amazing to see people that have spent their entire lives and put all their will power into something, can really do," said Bozeman High junior Ben Finegan.
"It's really inspiring because we're just really starting to grow lacrosse here it's huge for us to see how good you can get," said Hellgate High sophomore Trenton Johnson.
It's one thing for Mikey to say he enjoys being with the campers, it's another for the campers to experience it.
"He just brings so much energy to the camp and it's so much fun to be here and lots of experience lot of stick skills and how to grow the game," said Johnson.
"Truthfully I love working with guys that are sponges because they're so new to the game it makes it a lot more enjoyable for me," said Powell.
Mikey is excited about Montana's lacrosse potential.
"I understand to grow up in an area where the game isn't developed yet and how exciting to be pioneers and trail blazers and you look around this field and there's over 100 trail blazers paving the way for future lacrosse players."