Boys Lacrosse Camp at Montverde Academy

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 34756


GameBreaker is proud to announce our new camp at Montverde Academy in Montverde, FL this summer. Join your lax friends and make new ones at Indiana's favorite summer lacrosse camp.  Campers live in dorms on campus and will play on the school's athletic fields. Join GameBreaker for a week of fun, friends and lax!

About Our Coaches

Chris Spaulding

Chris Spaulding, Head Coach at Montverde Academy. Under Coach Spaulding, the boys' lacrosse team advanced to the FHSAA regional championship game in 2022, the furthest in the history of the program. The team ended the season with a 12-7 overall record.

Prior to taking over as the Montverde Academy Head Coach, Coach Spaulding was the Head Lacrosse Coach at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. While at Lake Highland he was named U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Florida Dairy Farmer’s Coach of the Year four times, and led his team to four state championships.

Spaulding is an experienced educator who has positively affected the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. He was a recipient of the Golden Apple "Outstanding Teaching" Award in New York State, and also achieved a 90 percent pass rate in AP U.S. history for five consecutive years.

Brooks Sweet

Coach Brooks is the Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development at the Montverde Academy. Coach Brooks has worked at Poly Prep Country Day School, a nationally known academic powerhouse in Brooklyn, NY. Brooks coached a variety of sports at Poly Prep (soccer, football, golf, swimming, and track to name a few), but his biggest impact was on the lacrosse program in which he won a state championship during his tenure there.

Brooks has had a significant impact on the lacrosse world. He was a player for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and it is not much of an exaggeration to say that he was the best player during his time in the world, winning the title of "Player of the World" with his 7 goals to help the USA defeat Australia in the final gold medal game of the 1982 World Lacrosse Games.

Brooks was one of the pioneers of STX Lacrosse and he generated approximately $2 million in sales annually for the company from 1988-2007. He also served as Boston College's Head Lacrosse Coach from 1982-1986. Accolades for Brooks are numerous, but a few of the highlights include Hall of Fame inductions in National US Lacrosse, University of Massachusetts, New England Lacrosse, and at his alma mater, Ithaca High School. He was Ivy League (high school) Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2016, All-American at UMASS, and was the team captain for the Baltimore Thunder of the Pro Indoor Lacrosse League from 1988-1992.

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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.

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*