Boston, MA Area Girls Summer Lacrosse Camp: Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury

Roxbury Latin School

West Roxbury, MA 02132


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce we will be hosting a girls lacrosse academy at Roxbury Latin School this summer. The academy is open to players ages 6-16 of all ability levels. Join GameBreaker this summer for what promises to be a great week of fun, friends and lacrosse!

Covid-19 Policy: Vaccine is NOT required to attend camp. Negative COVID tests are NOT required prior to arriving at camp, but strongly encouraged for all campers. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in there health forms, Athletic Monitoring Form, and COVID Liability Waiver to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page


About Our Coaches

Abby Ananian

Coach Ananian is the Head Coach for the Newton North High School Women’s Lacrosse program. A position she has held since 2017. Before taking the helm at Newton Coach Ananian was the assistant coach at Simmons College, a star player at St Joseph’s University and at Belmont High School.

During her time at St Joseph’s University, Abby was a standout player, starting in every game from her sophomore to her senior year. Abby was named to the All-Philly team and was a member of the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll. During her senior year she was ranked second on the team in goals, assist, and points while posting a shot on goal percentage of 77%. In her junior and senior sessions, she also led the team in draw controls with a total of 115,

Before attending St Joseph’s University Abby had an amazing career at Belmont High School. At Belmont she was named a two-time All-Eastern Massachusetts player, Boston Herald All-Star, All-League First Team, and Belmont team MVP selections (2010, 2009), 2010 U.S. All-American High School Showcase selection, 2009 Academic All-American, and in 2009 earned a spot on the Lower New England First Team. As a sophomore Abby also led Belmont to first state tournament in the program's history. Throughout her four year career at Belmont High, Abby started on the varsity team and as a senior she was voted team captain, All-League First Team  and team MVP.  She is also permanently etched in Belmont High School's record book, holding the record for most career points (308) in the programs long standing history.

Coach Ananian it the Head Coach for the Newton North High School Women’s Lacrosse program. A position she has held since 2017. Before taking the helm at Newton Coach Ananian was the assistant coach at Simmons College, a star player at St Joseph’s University and at Belmont High School.

During her time at St Joseph’s University, Abby was a standout player, starting in every game from her sophomore to her senior year. Abby was named to the All-Philly team and was a member of the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll. During her senior year she was ranked second on the team in goals, assist, and points while posting a shot on goal percentage of 77%. In her junior and senior sessions, she also led the team in draw controls with a total of 115,

Before attending St Joseph’s University Abby had an amazing career at Belmont High School. At Belmont she was named a two-time All-Eastern Massachusetts player, Boston Herald All-Star, All-League First Team, and Belmont team MVP selections (2010, 2009), 2010 U.S. All-American High School Showcase selection, 2009 Academic All-American, and in 2009 earned a spot on the Lower New England First Team. As a sophomore Abby also led Belmont to first state tournament in the program's history. Throughout her four year career at Belmont High, Abby started on the varsity team and as a senior she was voted team captain, All-League First Team  and team MVP.  She is also permanently etched in Belmont High School's record book, holding the record for most career points (308) in the programs long standing history.


Camp Details

Check-in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 am. The full-day campers will check out daily at 4:00 pm with our half-day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to girls 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 abilities and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Covid-19 Policy: Vaccine is NOT required to attend camp. Negative COVID tests are NOT required prior to arriving at camp, but strongly encouraged for all campers. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in there health forms, Athletic Monitoring Form, and COVID Liability Waiver to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page

Day Camp:
9:00 - Campers arrive and check-in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 - Break, team building, and leadership events
10:45 - Unsettled situational gameplay
12:00 - Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart
12:45 - Camp games and team building events
1:15 - Team Concepts - Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games - Scrimmages
3:30 - Daily review and award ceremony
4:00 - Full-Day Campers depart

Morning Training Session 1

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 - recovery and on ball play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Attack 
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top,
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Midfield
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks, 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
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

Morning Training Session 2

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

Lunch

Chalk Talk - Reviewing techniques and game theories specific to the player's position and the weekly on-field technical activities

Afternoon Training Session

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 activities

Game Play – 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball, camp championship tournament

Daily Award Ceremony


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