Hartford & Springfield Area Girls Lacrosse Camp: Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT

Loomis Chaffee School

Windsor, CT 06905


About Our Coaches

Stephanie Bissett

Coach Stephanie Bissett Is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at The Loomis Chaffee School.

Stephanie joins the Loomis Chaffee community after an impressive tenure at the Wheeler School in Rhode Island, where she served as the head coach of girl's lacrosse and girl's basketball teams, taught physical education, and worked as a class dean.

Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, where she was a four-year letter winner on the lacrosse team and was named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team, the All-Northeast Regional Team, and the All-Big East Second Team. She also was named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll four times. After Syracuse, she earned a master’s degree in sport leadership from Northeastern University.

As a high school athlete, Stephanie helped her girls lacrosse team at Mt. Hebron High School in Maryland to three consecutive national championships. She also played soccer and basketball; earned All-County, All-State, All-American, and All-Tournament nods each year in lacrosse; and was named Mt. Hebron’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:30 am with check out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to girls ages 6-16, all ability and levels are welcomed.

Camp Schedule
8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
9:45 – Position specific training
10:15 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled and settled situational game play / scrimmages
12:00 – Daily review and award ceremony – Pick up

Morning Training Session 1

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)

Attack 
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

Midfield
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

Goalie
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

Draw Specialist
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

Morning Training Session 2

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

Game Play – 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball, camp championship tournament

Daily Award Ceremony


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