Girls Lacrosse Camp at Stuart Sports Complex

Stuart Sports Complex

Aurora, IL 60506


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps will be hosting a camp at the Stuart Sports Complex in Aurora, IL  for what promises to be a great week of fun and lacrosse. Camp is open to girls ages 6-16 year olds of all ability levels. We are also offering a half day camp option for 6-9 year olds. Join GameBreaker for a great week of lacrosse, friends and fun!


About Our Coaches

Hannah Sopeth

Originally from Lakeville, MN. Assisted in starting the D3 program at Carthage College in 2008 and was a 3 year captain and starter for the team.  Was given honors of Team MVP, Offensive MVP, 1st  and Team All-Conference throughout my time at Carthage.  After graduating from Carthage in 2012 with my Bachelors in Psychology and Neuroscience.

I became a club and assistant coach in the Madison, WI. area, where I was awarded Top Assistant Coach in the state of WI in 2012-2013. Moved to Illinois  in the summer of 2013 where I began coaching for Players 360 and Neuqua High School.  I was the Assistant Coach at North Central from 2014-2016 while obtaining my Masters in Leadership Studies. We attended the conference tournament both years that I was at North Central.

I started as Head Coach for Benedictine University in December of 2019 and remain as Head Coach currently.  I am also the current director of Players 360 girls lacrosse club out of Naperville, IL as of August 2020

Additional Aurora Camp Coaches

Sloane Baumgartner
Graduate Asst. for North Central College, 4 year player for Ohio Wesleyan. Has been coaching with Players 360 since 2019.

Paige Nadherny
Benedictine Asst. Coach, 4 year player for North Central College, 4 year coach for New Wave Lacrosse.

Emily Vellender
2020 graduate from Benedictine. 3 year starter and captain her senior year.

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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 day camp is open to girls ages 6-16, with a half-day option open to ages 6-10. 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 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 – 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
Clearing and Riding

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 and field awareness

Goalie
Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
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

Draw 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


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

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
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, small field lacrosse tournament

Daily Award Ceremony