Greenwich Girls Lacrosse Camp

Greenwich High School

Greenwich, CT


Overview

Join us in Greenwich for a great week of summer camp and fun. We are excited to announce that we are going to be back in Greenwich this summer. This half-day camp option from 8:30-12 daily for ages 6-16. Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily. Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse training and fun!


About Our Coaches

Rachel Vallarelli

Coach Vallarelli is the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT. Vallarelli brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience in with her. A 2011 graduate of School of the Holy Child in Rye, N.Y., she starred at goalie for the Gryphons’ lacrosse squad. She continued her lacrosse career at the University of Massachusetts, where she started in goal for three seasons, earning numerous accolades along the way. During her goalie days at UMass, Vallarelli registered 48 victories and had a goals-against-average of 6.77 — both of which ranks second in program history. Her career goals-against-average is eighth in NCAA history and she was the NCAA save-percentage champion in 2015 (.523). UMass won four consecutive Atlantic 10 championships while Vallarelli played goalie, which also saw her be selected as the conference’s Defender of the Week seven times and earn the 2015 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year Award. After playing at UMass, Vallarelli took her lacrosse skills to the professional level, becoming a member of the Baltimore Ride, which is part of the United Women’s Lacrosse League. Vallarelli also plays professionally for New York Athletic Club’s team. College coaching stops for Vallarelli included Fresno State (assistant coach, 2017-2018), Villanova University (assistant coach, 2016-2017) and Wagner College (volunteer assistant, 2015). Along with being the Greenwich High school head coach, Vallarelli provides instruction and clinics through GameBreaker Lacrosse along with her own lacrosse company, RAV Lax, and is the director of girls lacrosse at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. She also writes for Lacrosse All Stars and coaches at SoundCrosse Lacrosse Club.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am with check out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to girls ages 6-16, all ability and levels are welcomed.

Camp Schedule


8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work

9:45 – Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled and settled situational game play / scrimmages
12:00 – Daily review and award ceremony – Pick up

 

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

 

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

 

Morning Training Session 2     

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

 

Game Play - Clear ride scrimmage, full field scrimmages, camp championship tournament, 7 vs 7, small field lacrosse tournament

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Mary Black. -Camper

The coaches always had fun drills and competitions for us each day. They were super fun and it was awesome to learn from such an accomplished player.

reviews-10 Lacey Collins. -Parent

My daughter loved every second of lacrosse camp, and it was a great activity for her to do over the summer. Looks like we have a new LAX player in the house!

reviews-10 Rob Benson. -Parent

My daughters shot speed has drastically improved and all it took was a small adjustment in her windup. Now she loves the sport even more and I can\'t wait to see her play!

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