Manhattanville College Girls Lacrosse Camp

Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY 10577


GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be hosting a girls day lacrosse camp at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Camp is open to girls ages 6-16 years old, with a half day camp option for 6-9 year olds. Campers will receive coaching from Manhattanville College head coach Jen Nardi as well as her assistant coaches and players. Join GameBreaker for what promises to be a great week of lacrosse, fun and friends!

About Our Coaches

Jen Nardi

Jen Nardi is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach for Manhattanville College

In her first season at the helm of the Valiants, Nardi led Manhattanville to a 9-7 record and a three-way tie for third place in the competitive MAC Freedom. Under her watch, the team scored a school-record 258 goals (16.1 gpg), while senior Carly Weiss earned the program's first-ever spot at the IWLCA Div. III Senior All-Star Game.

Coach Nardi was previously the head women’s lacrosse coach at Smith College, guiding the Pioneers for three seasons from 2012-14. In her first season at the helm in 2012, Nardi was named Smith Coach of the Year after leading her team to a 10-9 record, matching the most wins in a season in school history and reaching the finals of the ECAC New England Region Championships for the first time ever. She still remains fourth in program history in wins at Smith.

Following her time with the Pioneers, Coach Nardi coached at the club level before taking over as Executive Director of Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse in January 2016. She has spent the last two years managing all logistics of the program that features more than 600 youth athletes of all ages, including scheduling and operations, fundraising and donor relations, and communications efforts.

In addition to her time at Smith, Nardi also brings years of collegiate experience as a Division I assistant coach at the University of Vermont, the University of Massachusetts, Long Island University and the University of California. She also served as the interim head coach at Division III Colby Sawyer College in 2007.

Coach Nardi had a decorated four-year career as a goalie from the University of Massachusetts from 1998-01, graduating as the school’s all-time leader in saves. She was named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region first team as a junior in 2000, when she backstopped the Minutewomen to an Atlantic 10 Tournament championship and led Division I in both goals-against average (6.75) and save percentage (.644). Previously, she boasted a school-record .700 save percentage as a sophomore, a mark that still ranks third in D-I single-season history. For her career, Nardi posted a stellar 7.91 goals-against average and .624 save percentage in 55 career games.

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 camp is open to girls ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full day camp option is 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

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

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

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

Lax Camps - Girls Lacrosse Drills - Attacking From Behind Goal Practice
Lacrosse Training - Coaching Defensive Positioning