Lakewood Girls Lacrosse Camp

South Sheridan Park

Lakewood, CO 80226


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is excited to announce that will be running Colorado day camp in Lakewood this summer. Lacrosse campers will work on their individual stick skills and positional training, learn team concepts, and situational gameplay daily.  Half-day and day camper options are offered.  Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse training and improvement!

This camp is from 9-3 daily, with a half-day session 9-12 for 6-9-year-olds.


About Our Coaches

Jane Karger

Jane Karger is the Head Lacrosse Coach at the Dawson School in Boulder, CO. Prior to coaching at Dawson, she was the head coach at Drew University in NJ.

Jane Karger was hired as the 10th head coach of the Drew women's lacrosse program in July of 2015. She has led the Rangers to a successful four-year run that has included four consecutive appearances in the Landmark Conference Championships and two ECAC Division III tournament berths. In addition, she has coached 12 student-athletes to 16 All-Landmark Conference honors, including two conference rookies of the year. In addition, two Rangers have combined to receive three IWLCA All-Region status under her direction.

Under Karger, Drew recorded one of its most successful seasons in recent history in 2019. The Rangers posted the second-best start in program history, opening the year with 12 straight victories. The team would go on to post its first two postseason victories in five years, defeating Neumann and Marymount to reach the final of the ECAC Division III Championships. The Blue and Green finished the year with a record of 16-5, tying the program record for victories in a season. The team made its mark as a powerful offensive unit, breaking the school record for goals with 307 tallies.

Karger's teams have consistently finished among the statistical leaders in the Landmark Conference and in 2019, the Rangers led the conference in save percentage (50.9). In 2018, the Rangers were second in both ground balls per game (21.53) and caused turnovers per game (11.35).

Drew is providing Karger with her first head coaching opportunity after a successful Division I playing career, followed by high-profile assistant coaching stints at Division I programs University of Connecticut and Princeton University. From 2012-14, she served as the First Assistant Coach at UConn under Head Coach Katie Woods, a 2001 graduate of Drew University and 2012 inductee to the Drew Athletics Hall of Fame. Most recently, Karger was an assistant coach at Princeton University for one season and aided in the daily operation of a national top 15 lacrosse program.

"I am honored and grateful to be named the next head coach of Drew women's lacrosse," Karger said. "I want to thank Jason Fein, Christa Racine, and the entire search committee for the opportunity and everything they have done for me thus far. I look forward to getting started and building on the success and history of the program."

A 2008 graduate of Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, Karger received a bachelor of arts in German and stood out as a goalkeeper and captain for the Mountaineers. As a player, she was named to the NEC All-Tournament Team and the Division I North/South All-Star Game in 2008, and was a three-time selection to the NEC Academic Honor Roll. She began her collegiate coaching career at her alma mater in 2008 as an assistant coach, where she increased her knowledge of the game and established her coaching philosophy. Karger continued her coaching career at the Division III level as an assistant at Connecticut College from 2010-11.

"We are delighted to welcome Jane to the Drew coaching staff," Fein said. "Her experience and enthusiasm make her a perfect fit for our program and our student-athletes. We are looking forward to building on a historically successful program and to everything the future brings under Jane's direction."

Karger returned to Division I as the assistant coach at Central Connecticut State University from 2011-12, when she trained and developed the 2012 NEC Goalkeeper of the Year and two NEC First Team selections. In the spring of 2012, she joined Woods at UConn and was part of a historic coaching staff. Karger helped guide the Huskies to their first-ever Big East Conference Tournament and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013, and followed it up with the best regular season conference finish in 2014. She was responsible for developing and coaching a two-time All-Big East and NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region goalkeeper in 2013 and 2014.

She continued to expand her coaching and administrative duties as a member of the Princeton University coaching staff and as an administrative coordinator at Ultimate Lacrosse Club simultaneously in 2014. Karger has been at the forefront of recruiting top talent across multiple divisions of the NCAA, and was paramount in creating high-intensity training programs for goalkeepers and defensive skill development in elite programs.

Outside of the collegiate coaching scene, Karger has been a camp counselor for girls lacrosse since 2005 and has coached girls lacrosse clubs for the past 11 years.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 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 girls ages 6-16, with a half-day option open to ages 6-10. All ability and levels are welcomed.

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

Camp Schedule


8:45 - 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

 

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