GameBreaker Girls Lacrosse Academy at Roxbury Latin School

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!


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 8:45 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 boys ages 6-16, Our half-day academy 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.

Camp Schedule:
8:45 - 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
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
4:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

Morning Training Session 1

Fundamental Stick Work - Specialized stick routines involving the box and targeted fundamental drills

Position-Specific Training

Defense - including a rotation of midfielders
Footwork – pivot, recovery, and angles
Stickwork – 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 the 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

Morning Training Session 2

Unsettled Situational Game Play, focused on special awareness specific to each type of situation

2v1 Fast play from the ally, X and Y
Crossfield 3v2 continuous play
3v4 off the 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 week's on-field technical activities

Afternoon Training Session 1

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

Afternoon Training Session 2

Game Play - Clear ride scrimmage, full-field scrimmages, camp championship tournament, 7 vs 7, box lacrosse tournament

Daily Award Ceremony


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