Kalamazoo College Boys Lacrosse Camp

Kalamazoo, Michigan Lacrosse Training at Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI


Overview

GameBreaker is excited to announce that we are going to hold a boys lacrosse camp at Kalamazoo College. Campers will have the opportunity to train with Kalamazoo College Men's Lacrosse coaches. Campers will enjoy playing on the school's athletic fields and staying in the campus dorms.


About Our Coaches

Vince Redko

Vincent Redko was selected as the first head men’s lacrosse coach in Kalamazoo College history. Redko completed his second season as an assistant coach with the Connecticut College Camels when he was brought on as Kalamazoo College's Head Coach.

Redko served as the recruiting coordinator and defensive coach at Connecticut College and helped the Camels reach the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships for the fifth straight year in 2014. Before Redko went to Conn College he was the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.

Redko graduated with a degree in history from Ursinus College (Pa.) Where he was a three-year starter and senior captain for the Bears. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management at Misericorida University in Dallas, Pa. In two seasons Redko helped bring the team’s goals against average down from 12.46 to 6.96 while setting program records for wins in a season each of the two years.

Redko graduated with a degree in history from Ursinus College (Pa.) in 2010 where he was a three-year starting defenseman and senior captain for the Bears. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management at Misericorida University in 2012.


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 boys 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

Developmental Stick Work

Specialized stick routines involving box 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 – slide, 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
Riding – drop back, pressure and 10-man rides

 

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, field awareness and sliding

 

Goalie

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defensemen’s position and slides
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

 

Face Off 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 and LSM’s

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

 

Evening Training Session

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

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 James F. - Camper

I made some of the best friends I\'ve ever had and still talk and hang out with them if I can. Being able to meet people from all over the state makes it such an encouraging environment.

reviews-10 Troy R. - Parent

My son LOVED it! While he has natural athletic ability, he’d rather sit in front of the TV or play videogames. Even though he did not want to go initially he had the time of his life and can’t wait to do it again next year! Thank you!

reviews-10 Sherry O. - Mom

My boys love it here. All staffs are nice and friendly to children. They had a very fun time at camp.

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