Goucher College Girls Lacrosse Camp

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD 21204


About Our Coaches

Sarah Goodson

Goodson took over the women's lacrosse program after the first contest in 2019 and guided the team to an 8-7 during her 15 games as interim head coach including a 5-3 mark at Beldon Field. The Gophers finished 8-8 on the year to notch their first non-losing season since 2016.

During her first season at Goucher, Goodson saw freshman Julia Gazzola break the single-season draw control record with 96 and junior Shannon Stull reached the 100 mark in goals, points and assists. The team returns its Top-5 scorers for 2020 which accounts for 71.1 percent of the teams goals and 74.2 percent of the teams goals from last season.

As an assistant coach at Saint Francis University, a Division I program, Goodson developed and trained a defender that made the German World Cup Team in 2013 and mentored a Northeast Conference Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year. As a recruiter, she signed three of the five players in the 2015 recruiting class. She is currently the head coach of two girls club teams at the Coppermine Lacrosse Club where she led teams to tournament championships and a qualification for the 2018 USL Nationals.

Goodson got her start in the lacrosse world as an education clinic manager at US Lacrosse. She increased the number of coaching clinics by 40 in one year, recruited 10 new level 1 and 2 trainers for Coaching Education Program and trained over 4,500 new coaches in 2012, growing the number of certified coaches by 33 percent.

During her time as a member of the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team, the Seagulls posted a 40-2 overall mark and a perfect 14-0 record in league play. Salisbury advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals in her sophomore year, the championship game in her junior campaign and culminated her career with a NCAA Division III national championship thanks to a 7-6 win against Hamilton at Gettysburg College.

Goodson was named an IWLCA First-Team All-American and the womenslacrosse.com Division III Defensive Player of the Year in her final two campaigns while also garnering a Division III All-Region first-team selection in 2009 and a spot on the ECAC Division III All-Metro/South All-Star second team in 2010.

Goodson graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 2010.


Camp Details


Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm on the first day of camp and Check out at 12pm on the last day. On the second and third day of camp the extended day campers will arrive at 8:45am and get picked up at 9:00pm.


Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 8-16, all ability levels welcomed.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers will be provided with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Extended day campers will be provided with Lunch and Dinner

Camper Schedule: 

1st Day
12:00pm – Registration and Check in
1:00pm-2:00pm - Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Team Building Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm – Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

2nd and 3rd Days

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Group Activities and Games
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:00pm-5:00pm – Leadership Driven Group Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

4th Day

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am – Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
12:00pm - Closing Award Ceremonies
12:15pm-1:15pm - Check Out

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

Afternoon Training Session

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

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, situational game play

Daily Award Ceremony


Girls Lacrosse in Action
Lacrosse Training - Coaching Defensive Positioning