Girls Lacrosse Camp at Notre Dame of Fairfield

Notre Dame Catholic High School

Fairfield, CT 06825


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is excited to run another week of camp in Fairfield, CT 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

Brianna Grande

Coach Brianna Grande is the current Head Coach at Hamden High School. Coach Grande began her lacrosse career in West Hartford, CT where she played high school lacrosse at Conard High School. Coach Grande was an All-State performer in the CCC during her high school career. Coach Grande then went on to continue her lacrosse career at Southern Connecticut State University where she was a standout defender. At Southern Connecticut, Coach Grande was named a NE-10 All-Rookie Team Player. After graduation Coach Grande coached for Lax Plus Lacrosse Club while completing her masters degree from Sacred Heart University in Speech and Language Pathology. Coach Grande is entering her third season as the Head Coach at Hamden High School coming off a standout 12-3 season in 2022. Coach Grande is also currently working as a speech and language pathologist in the New Britain school system and is a Head Coach for Surge Lacrosse Club. Coach Grande is excited for a week full of lacrosse this summer with GameBreaker!


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)

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*


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