Albany Academy Boys Lacrosse Camp

Albany Academy

Albany, NY


Overview

Join us at Albany Academy for a great week of lacrosse. GameBreaker returns for its 12th annual Albany lacrosse camp. We have a full day camp and also a half day option for ages 6-9. Campers play on the school's varsity athletic fields and have access to all of the school's superb facilities.


About Our Coaches

Mark Wimmer

Wimmer is currently the Director of Lacrosse Operations at Albany Academy and former Head Lacrosse Coach of Albany Academy (11 Years). Mark also spent 14 years in the college coaching ranks, six as the Head Lacrosse Coach of the University at Albany. During those six years his teams posted six winning seasons, they were the Capital Cup Champions and were runners-up in the Division 2 ECAC Championship. Wimmer was also named Capital District Lacrosse League Coach of the Year.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am. The full day campers will check out daily at 3:00 pm with our half day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to boys ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full day camp option is open to ages 9-16. All ability and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Camp Schedule


8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play

12:00 – Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart

12:45 – Camp games and team building events
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

 

Morning Training Session 1

Fundamental Stick Work - Specialized stick routines involving box and targeted fundamental drills

 

Position Specific Training

Defense - including a rotation of midfielders

Footwork – pivot, recovery and angles
Stick work – clearing, carrying and stick protection
Field Awareness – slide, recovery and on ball play

 

Attack 

Situational Awareness – spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting– time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection
Dodging – from, X the ally and up top
Riding – drop back, pressure and 10-man rides

 

Midfield

Situational Awareness – spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting– time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection
Dodging – from, X the ally and up top
Defensive Play – body positioning, field awareness and sliding

 

Goalie

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defensemen’s position and slides
Mechanics – placement in cage, off stick and stick side movement
Clearing – moving the ball quickly, communicating where to go with the ball and stick work

 

Face Off Specialist

Mechanics – footwork and body positioning
Outlets – pushing the ball to wings, communicating how and where they should go
Draw – speed work, counter moves and development of additional moves

 

Specialized Leadership Games and Events
Lacrosse capture the flag, lax baseball, lax water balloons, lax maze runner, ultimate lacrosse and other leadership activities

 

Morning Training Session 2

Unsettled Situational Game Play, focused on special awareness specific to each type of situation

2v1 Fast play from the ally, X and Y
Cross field 3v2 continuous play
3v4 off ground ball and clears
Full field transitional continuous play

 

Lunch

 

Chalk Talk - Reviewing techniques and game theories specific to the players position and the weeks on field technical activities

 

Afternoon Training Session 1

Grouped Position Specific Training- Attack vs. Defense, Midfield vs. Midfield and LSM’s

1v1’s, 2v2’s 3v3’s, 4v4’s– from all positions on the field focusing in
on specific game philosophy’s, techniques and spatial awareness

 

Specialized Team Building and Leadership Events
Lacrosse capture the flag, lax baseball, lax water balloons, lax maze runner, ultimate lacrosse and other leadership activities

 

Afternoon Training Session 2

Game Play - Clear ride scrimmage, full field scrimmages, camp championship tournament, 7 vs 7, box lacrosse tournament

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Clay B. - Camper

The best part about camp was the competitive games we played during the day. The coaches did a great job of turning all the drills into mini competitions. Even the smallest drill of scooping up ground balls turned into a relay race. I had a lot of fun and improved on my lacrosse fundamentals.

reviews-10 Karen B. - Parent

My son loved the instructors at this camp. They really took the time to help him take his game to the next level. We would recommend this camp to other aspiring lacrosse players!

reviews-10 John D. - Parent

Your camp staff was amazing. My son was new to lacrosse and came home from the camp absolutely loving the game. He now has some basic skills and a passion for the game that he is looking forward to taking to the next level.

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