GameBreaker Girls Lacrosse Camp at Carthage College

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI 53140


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is excited to announce that will be running a Wisconsin Day Camp at Carthage College in Kenosha. Lacrosse campers will work on their individual stick skills and positional training, learn team concepts, and situational gameplay daily.  Half-day and day camper options are offered.  Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse training and improvement!


About Our Coaches

Rebecca Congel

Congel became the next head women's lacrosse coach in 2023 while also leading the team's strength and conditioning program. Prior to receiving the interim tag in the middle of the 2023 season, Congel served as the team's assistant coach and defensive coordinator.

Congel was hired by Carthage in October of 2021 after spending two seasons as the head coach for the Summit Crimson team at Summit Lacrosse Club. During her time there, Congel implemented practice plans and game strategies, assisted in recruiting with college coaches, evaluated prospective athletes, maintained communication with athletes and current staff, and held yearly evaluations of players.

In addition to her role as head coach of the Summit Crimson Team at Summit Lacrosse Club and as the interim head women's lacrosse coach at Carthage College, Congel also currently has served as the head coach of Black Lax since 2022 and will serve as the head coach of the 2024 National Team at Black Lax. Prior to the Summit Lacrosse club team, she was the assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. where she successfully ran the program's first-year team, improving the season's record to 5-6-1 from a 2017 season record of 0-12. Congel organized practice plans, created a conditioning program, and managed the team schedule in regards to games, training, and off-field activities.

Congel also assisted the head coach with practice, games, scheduling, and program events as needed. Congel, a two-sport athlete at Syracuse University, played field hockey and lacrosse. While on the field hockey team from 2013-15, the team made two NCAA and ACC tournament appearances while making it to the National Championship game in 2015.

As a member of the lacrosse team from 2015-17, the team made an NCAA and ACC tournament appearance. Congel graduated from her hometown school of Syracuse with a Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Studies in 2017 and is currently completing a Masters of Education in Sports Leadership from Carthage College.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am. The full day campers will check out daily at 3:00 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.

Camp 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)

Attack-
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

Midfield-
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

Goalie-
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*


Reviews (4)

reviews-10 Bertha K.

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp was an empowering and educational experience from start to finish. I appreciated the focus on both technical skills and mental toughness, as well as the emphasis on leadership and sportsmanship.

reviews-10 Ben T.

My daughter had an amazing experience with this camp. Not only did the instructors make playing lacrosse exciting, they also guided my daughter with tips on how to improve her skills. She will definitely be attending the camp again next year!

reviews-10 Jack G.

I have been attending GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps since I was 8 years old, sad to say this past year was my last year. Highly recommend this camp as I have made countless memories as well as built strong connections with the instructors.

reviews-10 Jack G.

I have been attending GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps since I was 8 years old, sad to say this past year was my last year. Highly recommend this camp as I have made countless memories as well as built strong connections with the instructors.

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