Girls Lacrosse Training Camp at King School in Stamford Connecticut

King School, Stamford Connecticut

Stamford, CT 06905


Overview

The King School Summer Institute is proud to announce that they will host GameBreaker Lacrosse this summer. This camp is open to girls ages 6-16 with a half-day option from 9:00 to 12:00 for players ages 6-9 and a full day option from 9:00 to 3:00 for girls ages 6 to 16. Campers will learn individualized stick skills, positional play and situational game play while engaging in fun contests, camp games and leadership activities. Come join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!

For additional information please contact GameBreaker Lacrosse at Support@laxcamps.com or King Summer Institute's Brian Coughlan at bcoughlan@kingschoolct.org


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 9:00 am. The full day campers will check out daily at 3:00 pm with our half day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our day camp is open to ages 6-16 with our Half-Day camp open to ages 6-10 and our Day camp open to ages 9-16. All ability and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Day Camp
9:00 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play
12:00 – Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart
12:45 – Camp games and team building events
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

 

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

Morning Training Session 2

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

Lunch

Chalk Talk - Reviewing techniques and game theories specific to the players position and the weeks on field technical activities

Afternoon Training Session 1

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

Daily Award Ceremony


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