GameBreaker Girls Lacrosse Camp at DeSales University

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA


GameBreaker Lacrosse is excited to announce that will be running a girls day camp at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA this summer. 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!

This camp is from 9-3 daily, with a half-day session 9-12 for 6-9-year-olds.

About Our Coaches

Samantha Broxterman

Samantha Broxterman was named the fourth head coach in DeSales University women’s lacrosse history in June, 2023.

Broxterman has an extensive background in coaching prior to her arrival at DeSales that includes seven years at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. as the head girls lacrosse coach where her teams advanced to the ISL A Championship three times in four seasons and won the 2018 ISL A regular season championship as she finished with a 51-35 record in the four years the team had a season around the pandemic.

She also spent five years as the head girls lacrosse coach at Hutchison School in Memphis, TN boasting an 85-7 career record that included an 80-game winning streak from 2011-15. Hutchison was ranked as high as #18 Nationally and won five Tennessee State Championships. Broxterman was named the Best of Preps Coach of the Year three times while at Hutchison and mentored 10 US Lacrosse All-Americans and 25 Academic All-Americans in her time there.

In addition, Broxterman spent one year as a graduate assistant coach at East Stroudsburg in 2009-10 and was an assistant coach at Lafayette College from 2007-09.  She also coached club for Stars Lacrosse and No Excuse Girls and has represented Team DC at the Under Armour All America Underclass Tournament and Team Tennessee at the US Lacrosse National School Girls Tournament.

She graduated from Lafayette College in 2006 where she was a four-year starter with the Leopards, serving as team captain in 2006 and was a four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.  Broxterman earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology at Lafayette and later earned a Master of Science in Sport Management at East Stroudsburg in 2010.

Broxterman originally hails from Harleysville, PA where she graduated from Souderton HS in 2006. She played field hockey and lacrosse at Souderton winning multiple Suburban One League titles and a District Championship.

Camp Details

Check-in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 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)

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*

Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Sarah D.

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 Frita L.

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 Frita L.

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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