Indiana University Girls Lacrosse Camp
Indiana University Girls Lacrosse Camp
July 17 - July 20, 2023
Extended Day $499.00
GameBreaker is proud to announce we will be hosting a girls lacrosse camp at Indiana University this summer. Join your lax friends and make new ones at Indiana's favorite summer lacrosse camp. Campers live in dorms on campus and will play on the school's athletic fields.
About Our Coaches
Paige Messersmith begins her second season as head women's lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2021.
Messersmith came to Ohio Wesleyan from Dickinson (Pa.) College, where she was an assistant coach for 4 seasons, working with the offense, draw team, and goalkeepers as well as assisting in practice planning, individual player development, recruiting, scouting, and strength and conditioning programming. She helped the Red Devils to 3 tournament semifinal appearances in the Centennial Conference, one of the most competitive leagues in NCAA Division III.
Off the field, she has been active in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, working with the organization's all-region selection, convention planning, and outreach committees.
She began her collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Catholic (D.C.) University, where in 2 seasons, she helped the Cardinals compile a 28-10 record, win a pair of Landmark Conference tournament championships, and make 2 NCAA Division III tournament appearances, including a run to the national quarterfinals.
Messersmith is a 2013 graduate of McDaniel (Md.) College, where she capped a stellar playing career by receiving Centennial Conference Woman of the Year honors. She was an All-America selection in lacrosse, won 5 all-region citations in lacrosse and field hockey, garnered all-conference laurels 7 times in lacrosse and field hockey, and was a 2-year team captain in both sports. She graduated with a degree in exercise science and continued her education with a master's degree in psychology from Catholic.
Check-in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check-in at 12:00 pm on the first day of camp and check out at 12:00 pm on the last day. On the second and third day of camp, the extended day campers will arrive at 8:45 am and get picked up at 9:00 pm.
Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 8-16, all ability levels welcome.
Meals Provided: Overnight campers will be provided with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Extended day campers will be provided with Lunch and Dinner
Morning Training Session
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 - recovery and on ball play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top,
Transitioning- Riding the ball
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks, settling
Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
Mechanics - placement in cage, off stick and stick side movement, reaction time
Clearing - moving the ball quickly, communicating where to go with the ball and stick work
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
Afternoon Training Session
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 activities
Evening Training Session
Game Play – 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball, camp championship tournament
Loved hanging out with other lax players from across the state...can\'t wait to go back next year
I loved the drills and games we played every day, the coaches were awesome and definitely want to come back next year
The coaches really pushed me but it was all worth it, now I am actually thinking about playing lacrosse at college!