Bryn Mawr College Girls Lacrosse Camp

Pennsylvania LAX Training at Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA


Overview

GameBreaker is excited to announce a new Pennsylvania girls lacrosse camp this summer.  Bryn Mawr College offers great amenities, including spacious dorms, an all-you-can-eat dining hall, and beautiful athletic fields. Overnight and extended day camper options are offered. Join us for a great week of lacrosse and new friends this summer!

 


About Our Coaches

Mark Duncan

Duncan is the former 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 spent 19 seasons at The Shipley School. 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. Currently, Coach Duncan coaches youth club lacrosse with Team Ten Lacrosse.

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: 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.

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 8-16, all ability levels 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 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 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’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, 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 Melanie I. - Parent

My daughter went to camp as a huge lacrosse enthusiast. By the time she came home from camp I saw someone who was even more in love with the sport. I did not think that was possible, the coaches did a great job enhancing her passion for the game.

reviews-10 Vicky P. - Camper

I loved my time at camp with my friends this summer. All of the coaches gave us a lot of helpful information on how to get better.

reviews-10 Willy R. - Parent

The GameBreaker camp we sent my daughter to was great. She had so much fun with all the friends she met.

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