Kenyon College Boys Lacrosse Camp

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH 43022


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be hosting a boys overnight camp at Kenyon College this summer. Campers will train on the colleges turf lacrosse fields, stay in the dorms on campus and enjoy the all-you-can-eat dining halls. Join Kenyon College and GameBreaker this summer for what promises to be a great week of lacrosse and fun!


About Our Coaches

Doug Misarti

Now entering his 12th season as head coach of the Kenyon Men’s Lacrosse program, Doug Misarti continues to keep the Lords in conference prominence. The program is coming off a 9-6 mark last year which included making the four-team NCAC Tournament for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Last season, the Lords placed four on the All-NCAC squad including defenseman Kern Byrnes who was named the Newcomer of the Year. Kenyon also had a pretty good offense, ranking third in the league in goals per game (13.88).

In 2016, the Lords' offense was one of the best in the country ranking third in man-up offense and 22nd in scoring offense. Including NCAA Tournament bids in 2008 and 2012, the program has appeared in the postseason seven of the 11 years Misarti has been at the helm.

Two seasons ago, Misarti directed the program to an 11-4 record, including a 6-2 mark in NCAC play and an undefeated record at home. For that, he was named the NCAC's Coach of the Year for the second time. Under Misarti’s guidance senior goalie Patrick Shevelson was also named NCAC Defensive Player of the Year, All-Region (IMLCA) and both a USILA All-American and USILA Scholar All-American.

Additionally, the 2016 season was the first time in program history that the Lords earned two of the four special recognition awards from the NCAC. Six total Lords earned All-Conference honors for their efforts in 2016.

Following 10-win regular seasons, the 2012 and 2008 campaigns resulted in NCAA National Tournament berths. Misarti was also named NCAC Coach of the Year for the first time after the 2012 season. In his eleven total years with the Lords, Misarti has now mentored a total of 56 All-NCAC performers, to go along with 3 North/South Senior All-Star Game selections.

In addition to his coaching duties at Kenyon, Misarti served four seasons on the USILA Division III Poll Committee (2008-2011) and served on the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee from 2013-17. He was also the chair of the NCAC Men's Lacrosse Coaches Committee and in 2017 was named to the USILA All-America Committee.

Prior to his arrival at Kenyon, Misarti spent eight years at Stevens Institute of Technology where he was the architect of one of most prolific offenses in the country. Six of those seasons included Knickerbocker Conference titles, as well as appearances in the NCAA Division III tournament, where the Ducks reached the quarterfinal round in 2004. In Misarti's last four seasons as Stevens' offensive coordinator, the Ducks ranked among the nation's top 25 teams and within the nation's top three in scoring offense. In 2004, they ranked third, while in 2005 and 2007, they ranked second only to national champion Salisbury University. In 2006, the team produced the nation's top scoring average, registering 15.67 goals per game.

While at Stevens, Misarti was promoted from assistant to associate head coach in 2005. He helped develop eight All-Americans, five North/South game participants, and 36 all-conference players, including four conference players of the year. After joining the staff in 2000, Misarti helped the Ducks to a combined 91-41 record.

A 1999 graduate of Drew University, Misarti first attended and played lacrosse at Washington College, where he was a member of two Division III national runner-up teams. He moved on to Drew for his final two years of college and became a standout attackman for the Rangers. He graduated with a degree in English and went on to earn his master's degree in Education from Centenary College.


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


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