GameBreaker Boys Lacrosse Camp at the Kiski School

Kiski School

Saltsburg, PA 15681


GameBreaker is excited to announce a new Pennsylvania boys lacrosse camp this summer.  The Kiski School 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 improvement this summer!

About Our Coaches

Chris Spahn

Head Coach Chris Spahn, Elmira ’92, is in his 18th year at Kiski, and has compiled a record of 222 wins and 126 losses. Coach Spahn has over thirty years of experience playing and coaching lacrosse. He was a four-year starter and senior captain of his Elmira College Lacrosse team. After graduating college, Coach Spahn stayed involved in the sport, playing on local Rhode Island and Boston club teams and serving as an assistant coach for the Division I Providence College Friars. Coach Spahn spent his four years prior to coming to Kiski teaching English and directing the lacrosse program at The Winchendon School, which is a member of the competitive New England Prep School Athletic Conference’s second division. In just four years with Coach Spahn as head coach, the Winchendon program made tremendous strides, winning its first New England Championship in school history in 2004. That spring, US Lacrosse rewarded Coach Spahn for his tremendous efforts, naming him Eastern New England Coach of the Year and Head Coach of the east squad in the annual Division II New England Prep All-Star game. Coach Spahn was also named the 2008 WPSLA Coach of the Year for his work on Kiski's sideline during their championship season. In 2016 Coach Spahn was awarded the Midwest Coach of the Year by his peers.

Ben Tackett

Coach Tackett played for four years at Rochester Institute of Technology (2014-2018) and was selected Team Captain in 2018. Coach Tackett is an Academic All-American (2018), Honorable Mention All-American SSDM (2018), IMLCA East Region Defensive Player of the year (2018), Team Liberty League SSDM (2018), Team Liberty League SSDM (2017), and named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team (2014-2018). Coach Tackett is in his second year of coaching the Cougars. Before coaching at Kiski, he was on the staff at RMU as a volunteer assistant (2020) and was the offensive coordinator at Hampton High School (2019).

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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 11:15am 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*