FGCU Girls Lacrosse Camp

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL


Overview

GameBreaker returns to the Naples / Fort Meyers area for its 7th annual girls lacrosse camp.  Join Aricka and her top-notch staff for a great week of lacrosse instruction and new friends.  Campers will play on FGCU athletic fields and stay on-campus in  air conditioned dorms.


About Our Coaches

Aricka Ward

Aricka is currently the associate athletic director and girls lacrosse coach at All Saints Academy in Florida. Before Coach Ward had gone to All Saints Academy she coached at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida.

Ward played women's lacrosse at Limestone College (S.C.) and was a member of two NCAA Division II semifinal teams in 2006 & 2008. Aricka was a key member of the Limestone team and she helped propel them to a 60-15 record over her four-year career.

Following her collegiate career, she was named head women's lacrosse coach at Ridge View High School in her home town of Columbia, S.C., and took her team to the state tournament for the first time in five years. She then went on to work as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach with the University of South Florida's women's club team before heading to FSC.

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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 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


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Mary D. - Camper

The campus was great and the coaches were great teachers. I made some new friends and we had such a fun time.

reviews-10 Shelley S. - Camper

I had such a great time learning from the coaches. They gave me some tips to help improve my game. I look forward to showing my coaches how much better I got.

reviews-10 Lindsey W. - Parent

The staff at camp was great. They taught my daughter so much. She was so excited to tell her friends about it, they plan on coming next year as well.

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