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

Roxbury Latin School

West Roxbury, MA 02132


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!

About Our Coaches

Abby Ananian

Coach Ananian is the Former Head Coach for the Newton North High School Women’s Lacrosse program. Coach Ananian was at Newton North from 2017-2023. Before her time at Newton, Coach Ananian was the assistant coach at Simmons College, a star player at St Joseph’s University, and a standout player 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 academy is open to girls ages 6-16, Our half-day clinic 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.

Academy Curriculum:

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 - man up or man down situations, on and off ball defensive play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks both offensively and defensively, settling

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
Mechanics - placement in cage, off stick and stick-side movement, reaction time, hand/eye coordination
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

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

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 and team building activities

Game Play- 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball

Chalk Talk- Reviewing techniques and game theories regarding specific positioning and game-like situations

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

*For Sample Times of Daily Schedule, Visit Highlights Page*

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