Converse College Girls Lacrosse Camp

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC 29302


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps is proud to announce that we will be hosting a girls lacrosse camp at Converse College this summer. Join GameBreaker in Spartanburg, South Carolina this summer for what promises to be a great week of lacrosse, fun and friends! Camp is open to girls ages 8-16 of all ability levels.


About Our Coaches

Gabbi Bigos

Coach Gabriella is the Head Women's Coach at Converse College.

Coach Gabriella came to Converse College from a successful stint as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at the University of Mount Olive. While with the Trojans she carried out many duties such as on and off-field instruction, planning practice and conditioning, extensive recruiting of high school and transfer student-athletes, organizing camps, clinics, community service, and other special events, preparing for home, away, and overnight trips, communicating with SID's for team media as well as controlling all team social media accounts.

Previously, Gabbi served as an assistant coach with the University of Bridgeport women's lacrosse team. While with the Purple Knights, Bigos helped coach the team to a 9-6 record.

Prior to her time at Bridgeport, Bigos was a student-athlete at New England College where she played midfield for the Pilgrims collecting 111 goals and 46 assists for 157 points in her career. In addition, she scooped up 122 ground balls, 428 draw controls and forced 53 turnovers.

Outside of collegiate lacrosse, Gabbi was a coach for several club lacrosse teams. She helped coach the Nor'easter Lacrosse Club, the Guilford Youth Lacrosse team, and the East Haven Youth Lacrosse Camp. She was also the head coach of the 2016 Cape Cod Lacrosse team.


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 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

Camper Schedule: 

1st Day
12:00pm – Registration and Check in
1:00pm-2:00pm - Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Team Building Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm – Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

2nd and 3rd Days

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Group Activities and Games
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:00pm-5:00pm – Leadership Driven Group Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

4th Day

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am – Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
12:00pm - Closing Award Ceremonies
12:15pm-1:15pm - Check Out

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

Afternoon Training Session

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

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, situational game play

Daily Award Ceremony


Girls Lacrosse in Action
Lacrosse Training - Coaching Defensive Positioning