Fairfield Boys Lacrosse Camp

Old Dam Road Fields

Fairfield, CT 06824


Overview

GameBreaker is proud to be at Tomlinson Middle School for this Fairfield, Connecticut boys lacrosse camp.  This camp is open to boys ages 6-16 with half-day option from 9-12 daily for ages 6-9.  Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily.  We also hold many fun contests during the week for great prizes.  Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!

 


About Our Coaches

Chris Parisi

Since 2004, Chris has led the Fairfield Ludlowe Falcons to 15 state playoff berths, 8 FCIAC playoffs, 4-time quarter finalist appearances and one state championship game. Chris was named the 2015 FCIAC Coach of the Year. More than 70 of his players have gone on to play collegiate lacrosse and three of his players have been Academic All-Americans. He is the Secretary for the Sticks for Soldiers Tournament and has served as the Head Lacrosse Coach for the CIAC Senior All Star Game. The Connecticut Coaches Association Coach of the Year for 2014. Previously, Chris coached club lacrosse and college football at Susquehanna University. He was a 4-year letterman in football at Williams College.

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James McAleavey

Coach McAleavy was a 2016 Inductee to the UMass Sports Hall of Fame. Jim McAleavey currently ranks second all-time at the University of Massachusetts for points scored on the strength of 95 goals and a program-record 171 assists. A standout from his freshman year onward, McAleavey produced at least 49 points in each of his four campaigns while he provided the second-best single-season points total in UMass history with 91 via 34 goals and 57 assists in 1990. Lauded for his on-field accomplishments, McAleavey took home three USILA All-America honors and four NEILA All-Region awards at attack while he also represented Massachusetts in the 1991 USILA North/South All-Star Game. He led the squad in points and assists in each of his four seasons (1988-91) and his 171 career helpers are 30 more than the next Minuteman.

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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 camp is open to boys ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full day camp option is 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

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
Riding – drop back, pressure and 10-man rides

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, field awareness and sliding

Goalie
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

Lunch

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*


Reviews (10)

reviews-10 Antonio M. - Camper

Camp this summer was awesome! I had so much fun playing with the friends I made.

reviews-10 Andy B. - Dad

We have seen a noticeable improvement in our son’s lacrosse skills since attending camp. The training, coaches and level of competition were very good. My son loved the scrimmaging with the coaches. I would recommend this camp.

reviews-10 Sean T. - Camper

This was my second year at the camp and I had a blast. Next year I am going to make my mom and dad send me to more than week of camp.

reviews-10 David G. – Camper

I really enjoyed my time at camp this summer. Coach Parisi used fun games to make simple drills like picking up groundballs and throwing and catching more interesting. I can’t wait to come back next year.

reviews-10 Maggie N. – Mom

My son had so much fun the first day he made me switch him from a half-day camper to full-day camper for the rest of the week. After session I, we made sure to sign him up for the other summer sessions. Big thumbs up to the entire coaching staff.

reviews-10 Tyler P. – Camper

My favorite part of camp was the afternoon scrimmages. I got to play against my friends and try to prove I was the better than them. I scored two goals in the final scrimmage and my team won.

reviews-10 Coach T.

I sent a few of my youth players to camp this summer and I could tell Coach Parisi knew what he was talking about. My kids got a lot out of camp and they keep asking me when they could go back to camp.

reviews-10 Richie T. – Camper

I liked everything about camp. One of my favorite parts was the fastest shot competition we had on the final day of camp. I had the fastest shot and won a GameBreaker Gear Bag and I bring it to every practice.

reviews-10 Wendy T. – Parent

My son went to camp as a goalie and I was very pleased with the amount of training he received. The coaches were great and showed him how he could improve his stance and technique to be in better position to make more saves.

reviews-10 Jonathan L. – Camper

I wanted to work on my face off technique at camp and the coaches were very responsive to that. One of the coaches would often help me in between drills go over some face off moves he used while he played in college. I learned a lot from the coaches and can’t wait for fall ball.

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