Beacon Middle School Boys Lacrosse Camp

Beacon Middle School

Lewes, DE


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is introducing a summer day camp at Beacon Middle School. The Camp Director Mark Duncan, Head Lacrosse Coach at the Shipley School in Pennsylvania, will direct the boys day camp. Camp is open to ages 6-16 and we also offer a half-day camp from 9:30-12:30 for ages 6-9. Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse improvement and fun.


About Our Coaches

Mark Duncan

Duncan is currently the Head Lacrosse Coach at The Shipley School, a Pre-K through 12th-grade day school founded in 1894 is located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Coach Duncan is in his 18th season at The Shipley School, where he also works as the Athletic Director. He has won six Friends’ Schools League championships, Coach of the Year honors and has had numerous All-League, All-State, and All-American players come through the program.

Duncan started his career playing at storied Ward Melville, where he was part of a New York state championship team in 1992. He then went on to become one of the leading scorers in the nation while at Lehigh, as well as Patriot League Player of the Year. He remains the all-time leading goal scorer in Lehigh history. He then went on to coach at Whittier College in Southern California where he went 19-1 winning a WCLL Championship. After Whittier College, Coach Duncan moved to Pennsylvania and took over as Shipley’s Head Coach in 2002. Soon after taking over Shipley went on to win the first league title in Shipley boys lacrosse history, in 2005, while still playing in the Northeast League. After Shipley joined the Friends’ Schools League in 2006, the Gators under Duncan started an unprecedented run of success, winning FSL championships in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, while achieving runner-up status the last five years. The Gators also participated in the EPSLA state playoffs in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Accordingly, to www.laxrecords.com, Duncan is now 11th on the all-time list of Pennsylvania high school boys’ lacrosse coaching wins with over 200 wins in his storied coaching career.

Coach Duncan has also coached for LB3, Dukes, and Mesa as well as many other club programs from San Diego back to Long Island. Coach Duncan has been a valued member of the GameBreaker Lacrosse family since 2010, directing multiple GameBreaker Lacrosse summer, fall and winter camps during his tenure.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:15 am. The full day campers will check out daily at 2:30 pm with our half day campers checking out at 12:30 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

9:15 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:30 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play
12:30 – 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
2:30 – 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 Amy West. -Parent

I noticed a transformation in my son’s game after watching the first game of the following fall season. My son is now a better LAX player and enjoys the game more.

reviews-10 Krystal Ogrady. -Parent

I think the coaching staff did a great job channeling my son\'s energy into lacrosse, he now loves the sport and is now begging me to sign him up for more!!

reviews-10 Marvin McMillan. -Parent

It was great to have the camp here right in town, which made it really convenient for me to drop my two boys off and go to work knowing that they are going to have a lot of fun!

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