Avon Old Farms Girls Lacrosse Camp

Avon Old Farms School

Avon, CT


Overview

GameBreaker returns to Avon Old Farms, Connecticut for a girl's 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 this CT lax camp. Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse and new friends!


About Our Coaches

Katie Keogh

Coach Keogh is the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at The Hopkins and is a member of the Western New England Prep School Womens Lacrosse Association (WNEPSWLA). The Hopkins Varsity team competes against some of the top boarding school programs in western New England as well members of the Fairchester League.

Head Coach Katie Keogh has been with Hopkins since 2019. She played for Green Mountain College, and then went on to coach there. Prior to joining Hopkins. Keogh coached both girls lacrosse and girls soccer at various public and private schools across Ct. Most recently being the Head Coach of 5 years at Cheshire Academy Girls Lacrosse Team. Several of her former athletes have gone on to play soccer and lacrosse at Division I, II, and III schools. She has also coached for Nor'Ester Premier Lacrosse Club. She has been selected to evaluate and coach for the US Lacrosse Regional teams and the CT Super Juniors teams.


Camp Details

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

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

CAMPERS WILL BE STAYING IN MOSTLY SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS (some may be double occupancy rooms)

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

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 Curriculum:

Fundamental Stick Work- Specialized stick routines and targeted fundamental drills

Position-Specific Training-

Defense- including a rotation of midfielders
Footwork - pivoting, recovery, and angles
Stickwork - clearing, carrying, grounds balls, and stick protection
Field Awareness - man up or man down situations, on and off ball defensive play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Attack-
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Midfield-
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks both offensively and defensively, settling

Goalie-
Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions, and player positioning
Mechanics - placement in the cage, off stick and stick-side movement, reaction time, hand/eye coordination
Clearing - moving the ball quickly, communicating where to go with the ball, and stick work

Draw Specialist-
Mechanics - footwork and body positioning
Taking the Draw - pushing, pulling, or self-drawing, ball tracking
Circle - speed work, ground balls, ball tracking, and reaction time

Unsettled Situational Game Play, focused on special awareness specific to game-like situations-
2v1, 3v2- Fast play from the elbows and X
Crossfield 3v2 continuous play
3v4 off the ground ball and clears
Full-field transitional continuous play

Grouped Position Specific Training- Attack vs. Defense, Midfield vs. Midfield
1v1’s, 2v2’s 3v3's, 4v4’s– from all positions on the field focusing in
on specific game philosophy, techniques, and spatial awareness

Specialized Team Building and Leadership Events-
Lacrosse capture the flag, lax baseball, lax water balloons, lax maze runner, ultimate lacrosse, lacrosse tic-tac-toe racing, lacrosse head-shoulders-knees-toes-ball, and other leadership and team building activities

Game Play- 7v7, small-sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball

Chalk Talk- Reviewing techniques and game theories regarding specific positioning and game-like situations

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

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


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Henry L. - Parent

Thank you for time spent with my daughter during camp. She really seemed to learn a lot at camp and enjoy her experience there. She is very determined to make the needed corrections and work hard to achieve her goals in lacrosse.

reviews-10 Ralph D. - Dad

I wanted to let you all know that I was very impressed with the caliber of your staff. The level of instruction was excellent and their focus on teamwork and sportsmanship is something that we value greatly. I will highly recommend your camp.

reviews-10 Danielle A. - Camper

I loved this camp. I learned a ton of new techniques that will make me a better player. I can\'t wait to show off my new skills. Thank You!!

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