George Mason University Boys Lacrosse Camp

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030


Overview

GameBreaker is proud to announce that we will be hosting a boys camp this summer at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  This VA lax camp is open to boys ages 6-16 with half-day option from 9-12 daily for ages 6-9.  Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily.  We also hold many fun contests during the week for great prizes.  Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!


About Our Coaches

Scott Conklin

Scott Conklin has been a part of the Episcopal community since 2006 and has been serving as the head varsity boys' lacrosse coach since 2007.

Prior to coaching at EHS, he was an assistant coach at St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, MD. As the offensive coordinator and associate head coach, he helped lead the Crusaders to the 2004 MIAA “A”Conference Championship and #1 National ranking on laxpower.com.

In high school, Conklin was a three-time all-league lacrosse player, served as team captain and was a member of the New York State Championship team, which was ranked number one in the U.S. in 1990 and 1991.

As a college player, Conklin was a two-time All-American and two-time First Team Ivy League attackman at Princeton. He was a captain for the 1995 Princeton team and was a member of the 1992 and 1994 National Championship teams and the 1994 NCAA All-Tournament team. In 1995, Conklin was awarded the Higginbotham Award, given by Princeton University for outstanding play, distinguished sportsmanship, and gentlemanly influence, and to the player who best exemplified the qualities of John Edwards Higginbotham. He also played professionally with the Bridgeport Barrage and the Boston Cannons of the MLL.

Conklin has coached several high school all-americans and players that have been highly successful at the college and pro levels, including two Academic All-Americans (Hunter DeButts ’10 and Nick Weeden ’11) and several all-state and all-IAC players. He also coached the 2008 D.C. Area Adidas All-Star team. Conklin is a member of U.S. Lacrosse and was named D.C. Under Armour All-American Team-Head Coach in 2011.

Michael Spencer

Over 12 years lacrosse of Coaching experience at all levels


8 years of high school experience


Has obtained Highest level of USL coaching certification for both men's and women's game


Certified USL clinician


Currently coaching as Assistant Coach at Episcopal High school


Crabs Lacrosse Club Coach

Runs a small lacrosse stringing company

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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 boys 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 ability 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 game play
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
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

Morning Training Session 1

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

Position Specific Training

Defense - including a rotation of midfielders
Footwork – pivot, recovery and angles
Stick work – 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 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
Cross field 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 players position and the weeks 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


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 James S. - Parent

My daughter and son both had a great time at camp. My son is the athletic type who loves anything active and GameBreaker helped him achieve that. He even fell asleep in the car ride home a few times, something he hasn\'t done in years!

reviews-10 Ashley D. - Mom

The counselors are caring and responsible and come back year after year. The rates are reasonable, and you can sign up online, on a week by week basis.

reviews-10 John A. - Parent

The GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp was an incredible experience for my son. He couldn\'t wait to get to camp every day and repeatedly asked if he could live there. The camp was focused on improving their lacrosse skills while also teaching how to become a better teammate. Overall it was a great camp!

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