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 Curriculum:

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 - man up or man down situations, on and off ball defensive play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks both offensively and defensively, settling

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
Mechanics - placement in cage, off stick and stick-side movement, reaction time, hand/eye coordination
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

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 and team building activities

Game Play- 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball

Chalk Talk- Reviewing techniques and game theories regarding specific positioning and game-like situations

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

*For Sample Times of Daily Schedule, Visit Highlights Page*

Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Jake G.

I attended GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp to refine my skills during the offseason. The camp exceeded my expectations in every way. The coaching staff provided personalized feedback and tailored drills to address specific areas of improvement. The competitive yet supportive atmosphere pushed me to challenge myself and strive for excellence. I left the camp feeling more confident in my abilities and ready to tackle the upcoming season.

reviews-10 Amelie F.

This camp was the perfect balance between intense training and enjoyable activities. The coaching staff pushed us to our limits during drills and scrimmages, helping us refine our skills and improve our game.

reviews-10 Devon P.

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp was an empowering and educational experience from start to finish. I appreciated the focus on both technical skills and mental toughness, as well as the emphasis on leadership and sportsmanship.

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