Girls Lacrosse Academy at Wheaton College

Wheaton College

Norton, MA 02766


GameBreaker is excited to announce that we are going to hold a girls lacrosse academy at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Campers will enjoy playing on the school's athletic fields and staying in the dorms on campus.

About Our Coaches

Meghan Malloy

Coach Meghan Malloy enters her third year on staff with the Wheaton College Women's Lacrosse program for the 2022-23 season. She was named a full-time Assistant Coach and Athletics Communications Coordinator in January of 2020.

Prior to her arrival at Wheaton, Coach Malloy enjoyed a four-year career playing lacrosse for Keene State College. The New Hampshire native helped the Owls to a pair of Little East Conference Championships with crowns in 2015 and 2016, while helping Keene State secure its first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 2016.

In addition to her playing career, Coach Malloy spent one season as a Game Day Marketing Coordinator with the Major League Soccer team, the New England Revolution. Malloy also gained experience with the Boston Cannons, a Major League Lacrosse team based in Quincy, MA, serving as a Brand Ambassador and Youth Lacrosse Coach for one season.

Coach Malloy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Keene State College in 2016. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021.

Camp Details

Check-in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 am. The full-day campers will check out daily at 4:00 pm with our half-day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our academy is open to girls ages 6-16, Our half-day clinic option is open to ages 6-10 and our full-day clinic option is open to ages 9-16. All abilities and levels are welcome.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Academy 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 the 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, 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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