Boys GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp at Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati, OH 45233


GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps offer players of all abilities and positions the opportunity to develop every aspect of their game while having fun building long-lasting relationships with their fellow campers, teammates, and coaches.

At our boy’s lacrosse camp at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH campers will have the opportunity to train under one of the best coaches in the game,  the 4-day camp will be focused on providing each player fundamental instruction, individualized stick work, positional play, and situational gameplay while engaging in a multitude of fun contests, camp games, and leadership activities. Come join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!

About Our Coaches

Colin McSharar

Colin McSharar ’11 has returned to Mount St. Joseph University to take over the men’s lacrosse program.
In June of 2021, it was announced that Colin McSharar would become the new Head Coach of Uganda's Women's Senior Team. The team was slated to compete in the 2022 World Championships in Towson, MD until their visa applications were denied. Uganda would have been the first women's senior national team to compete at the World Championship. But, a player on that team has recently enrolled at a NCAA DIII school for the 2024 season. She is the first ever African-born player to compete in any level of the NCAA.

McSharar is no stranger to the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference since graduating from MSJ. Prior to his Uganda appointment, McSharar was the inaugural head women's lacrosse coach at Anderson University in Anderson, IN. There, he posted impressive wins with a shorthanded team and was competitive throughout their inaugural season. His team posted the second highest GPA among both the sports in the university, as well as against the other men's and women's lacrosse teams in the HCLC. The maximum number of eligible players received All-Conference HCLC in that inaugural year. The team set a NCAA record for winning a game while playing two players short.

Before moving on to Anderson, McSharar was the head coach of the women's lacrosse team at Franklin College (2017). That 2017 team finished 5th in a 14-team conjoined conference. Before that season he was the Defensive Coordinator at Franklin College (2015-2016), the men's club team at Butler University (2012-2015), and was an assistant boy’s lacrosse coach at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis (2012).

Outside of collegiate coaching, In January of 2023, McSharar started a group called “Coaches Without Borders,” comprised of the coaching/support staff from the Uganda Women’s National Team. Coaches Without Borders runs all-inclusive camps in underserved regions of the world. They train athletes, coaches, referees, and administrators on how to grow and sustain the sport while integrating their own culture into the development model. In December 2023, the group went to Cape Town, South Africa.
McSharar also volunteers with FCA Lacrosse, and has done camps throughout the country and even Uganda. As a goalie coach, he assists at Bill Pilat's: The Goalie School camps all around the US in the summers.

McSharar was an all-conference player at Mount St. Joseph (NCAA DIII) and graduated with a degree in Business Management in 2011.
McSharar is a USA Lacrosse Level 3 Certified Coach, 3D Coaching Certified, and is CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified.

Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 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 ages 6-16 with our Half-Day camp open to ages 6-10 and our Day camp open to ages 9-16. All ability and levels are welcomed.

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

Camp Overview

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

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

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

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

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*

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