Hartford, CT Area Boys Lacrosse Camp

Avon Old Farms School

Avon, CT


GameBreaker returns to Avon Old Farms, Connecticut for this boys summer lacrosse camp.  Avon boasts tremendous facilities including great dorm living, an all-you-can-eat dining hall and several fields (both grass and turf).  Lacrosse campers will work on their individual stick skills and positional training, learn team concepts and scrimmage daily.  Overnight and extended day camper options are offered at Avon Old Farms.  Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse training and improvement!

About Our Coaches

James McAleavey

Coach McAleavy was a 2016 Inductee to the UMass Sports Hall of Fame. Jim McAleavey currently ranks second all-time at the University of Massachusetts for points scored on the strength of 95 goals and a program-record 171 assists. A standout from his freshman year onward, McAleavey produced at least 49 points in each of his four campaigns while he provided the second-best single-season points total in UMass history with 91 via 34 goals and 57 assists in 1990. Lauded for his on-field accomplishments, McAleavey took home three USILA All-America honors and four NEILA All-Region awards at attack while he also represented Massachusetts in the 1991 USILA North/South All-Star Game. He led the squad in points and assists in each of his four seasons (1988-91) and his 171 career helpers are 30 more than the next Minuteman.

Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm on the first day of camp and Check out at 12pm on the last day. On the second and third day of camp the extended day campers will arrive at 8:45am and get picked up at 9:00pm.

CHECKIN AT : Pierpont Village Green / McShane Terrace (patio area in front of the field house/student center)


Age & Ability: Camp is open to boys ages 8-16, all ability levels welcomed.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers will be provided with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Extended day campers will be provided with Lunch and Dinner

Camp Overview 

Developmental 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Award Ceremony

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

*For Sample Times of Daily Schedule, Visit Highlights Page*

Reviews (10)

reviews-10 Bill S. - Parent

Your camp staff was fantastic. They are clearly professionals with proven track records. They gave individual attention and shared useful information and instruction with a positive attitude. My son benefited greatly from this camp and will be back next year.

reviews-10 Laura W. - Mom

Great experience for our son. The camp was well planned and organized by your staff. He not only seemed to improve his lacrosse skills but also had a great time during his week there.

reviews-10 Kyle G. - Camper

I learned a ton of new things at camp that will help me this season. I had a great time hanging out with my new friends.

reviews-10 Henry L. – Camper

Camp was great at Avon. This was the first time I went away to a sleepaway camp and I had a blast. It was a new experience for me and the coaches made sure everyone knew each other so we could all become friends. I keep telling my mom I want to come back next year.

reviews-10 Missy P. – Mom

My son was relatively new to the game of lacrosse and was nervous that he would be grouped up with all of the younger kids but that was not the case. The coaches did a great job of splitting up the groups so that no one would feel self-conscious about what group they were in. It was easy to tell this coaching staff has plenty of experience.

reviews-10 Mark I. – Camper

I really liked all of the variations of drills that we practiced at camp. The drill that helped me the most was the fast break drill that resulted in a 4 on 3 in the offensive zone. This was one of the drills that I can relate into my game the most since I normally play the wing on face offs. The coaches gave me some pointers on how to find the open man without tipping the defender off to who I was passing too.

reviews-10 Wayne M. – Dad

We sent my older son to camp this summer and he had such a great time we are already planning to send his brother next year too. GameBreaker put on a great camp for all ages regardless if you are an accomplished player or picked up a stick for the first time. Overall, my son had a phenomenal time.

reviews-10 Gregory H. – Camper

My time at camp was awesome! I made tons of friends and learned a lot about lacrosse. One of my favorite parts was the attention the coaches gave each one of us. They were very detailed when giving instruction and it was easy to correct what I did wrong.

reviews-10 Tyler K. – Camper

Coach Keith was a great teacher. He showed us how to properly follow through on our shots so that we can shoot with better accuracy. I even set up a target in my net at home and with Coach Keith’s teaching I can hit the target more regularly. I can’t wait to play during my season and score goals.

reviews-10 Pauline E. – Mom

After we got home from camp I had to go out and buy a pitch-back for my son. He loves coming home from school and going outside for hours practicing throwing and catching with his left hand. He said the coaches told him to keep practicing with his left hand until it was as strong as his right and he has taken that to heart.

See More Reviews

More Camps You'll Love

Boys Lax Camps - Boys Lacrosse Warmups
Boys Lacrosse Camps Groundball Training Play Button
Lax Camps - Lacrosse Drills - Attacking From Behind Goal
Boys Lax Camps - Lacrosse Training Faceoff Play Button