Blythewood Girls Lacrosse Camp

Doko Meadows

Blythewood, SC 29016


About Our Coaches

Aricka Ward

Aricka is currently the associate athletic director and girls lacrosse coach at All Saints Academy in Florida. Before Coach Ward had gone to All Saints Academy she coached at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida.

Ward played women's lacrosse at Limestone College (S.C.) and was a member of two NCAA Division II semifinal teams in 2006 & 2008. Aricka was a key member of the Limestone team and she helped propel them to a 60-15 record over her four-year career.

Following her collegiate career, she was named head women's lacrosse coach at Ridge View High School in her home town of Columbia, S.C., and took her team to the state tournament for the first time in five years. She then went on to work as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach with the University of South Florida's women's club team before heading to FSC.

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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 day camp is open to girls ages 6-16, with a half-day option open to ages 6-10. 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 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 – 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
Clearing and Riding



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 and field awareness



Goalie

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
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



Draw 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



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



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

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, small field lacrosse tournament



Daily Award Ceremony


Lacrosse Training for Girls
LAX Training for Girls
Girls LAX Training
Girls Lacrosse in Action
Lacrosse Training - Coaching Defensive Positioning