Mass Maritime Boys Lacrosse Camp

Massachusetts LAX Training at Mass Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA


Overview

GameBreaker is excited to announce that we are going to hold a boys lacrosse camp at Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA. Campers will have the opportunity to train with our elite level coaches. Campers will enjoy playing on the school's athletic fields and staying in the dorms on campus.


About Our Coaches

Jeff Cohen

Coach Cohen is the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Clark University. He is the all-time leader in wins in lacrosse history at Clark. Since taking the Head Coaching position in 2009, he has amassed over 70 coaching victories which lands him third all-time.

Cohen has twice been named Pilgrim League Coach of the Year (2010, 2012) after leading Clark through the most successful stretch in program history. Cohen was also selected to be an assistant coach at the 68th annual USILA/Lax World North/South Senior All-Star Game. Under his tutelage, the Cougars have received 12 all-conference selections by ten different players, including four first-team all-league honorees and the Pilgrim League Rookie of the Year.

Cohen arrived at Clark following a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. With the Red Raiders, Cohen helped lead them to a top ten national ranking and the program's first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to his time with Colgate, Cohen was an assistant football and lacrosse coach at Western New England College and assistant lacrosse coach at MIT.

During his playing years at Clark Jeff was one of the all-time greats. Cohen was a two-year captain and finished his career with 133 points, good for fifth on the school's all-time list. He also ranks in the top ten in assists (3rd) and goals scored (9th). Cohen was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference team twice and to the Pilgrim League All-Conference team three times. Along with receiving a Merit Award in 2002, which is given annually to senior student-athletes who have made a significant impact on their sport and finished his career playing in the NEILA East/West All-Star game.

Daniel Thomas

Thomas joins the Clark University men's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2019 season.

Most recently, Thomas spent three years in the United Kingdom where he served as the head men's lacrosse coach from 2016-2018 at Cardiff University (Wales, UK). In this role he was responsible for planning and executing inclusive practice sessions for a team of 30 players. He implemented NCAA film sessions to illustrate high quality team tactics as well as individual skills to develop his players.

From 2014-2015 Thomas served as the Shrewsbury high school assistant varsity coach. In this role he concentrated on coaching the defensive players, developing their cohesive mindset, and implemented defensive strategies during games.

After graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2013 Thomas joined the Huskies coaching staff as an assistant men's lacrosse coach. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies.

Will Roberts

Coach Roberts is the current Assistant Coach at Clark University. He is a four year member of the Clark University lacrosse team and a 2018 graduate, Roberts joined the men's lacrosse program as an assistant coach in May of 2018. Roberts appeared in 61 career games with Cougars and served as a team captain as a senior.

In addition to coaching at Clark University Roberts has worked as an assistant coach at Worcester Academy and The Rising Stars Lacrosse Club. He has also he assisted the men's lacrosse head coach at St. John's high school coaching the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity lacrosse programs.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm on the first day of camp and Check out at 12pm on the last day. On the second and third day of camp the extended day campers will arrive at 8:45am and get picked up at 9:00pm.

Age & Ability: Camp is open to boys ages 8-16, all ability levels welcomed.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers will be provided with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Extended day campers will be provided with Lunch and Dinner

Camper Schedule: 

1st Day
12:00pm – Registration and Check in
1:00pm-2:00pm - Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Team Building Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm – Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

2nd and 3rd Days

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Group Activities and Games
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:00pm-5:00pm – Leadership Driven Group Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

4th Day

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am – Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
12:00pm - Closing Award Ceremonies
12:15pm-1:15pm - Check Out

 

 

 

Morning Training Session

Developmental Stick Work

Specialized stick routines involving box 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 – slide, 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
Riding – drop back, pressure and 10-man rides

 

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, field awareness and sliding

 

Goalie

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defensemen’s position and slides
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

 

Face Off 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

 

Afternoon Training Session

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

 

Grouped Position Specific Training- Attack vs. Defense, Midfield vs. Midfield and LSM’s

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

 

Evening Training Session

Game Play - Clear ride scrimmage, full field scrimmages, camp championship tournament, 7 vs 7, box lacrosse tournament

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Edward Cox. -Camper

I loved the shooting drills the coaches put us through and it was cool attending camp with my teammates from home.

reviews-10 James McCormick

It was pretty cool to be able to compete with other players from across the state. It really brought out my competitive spirit and helped me get better!

reviews-10 Louis Begley. -Camper

I think I really improved my passing and my general IQ of the game. I feel that I understand the game better now and can\'t wait to play for my team back home.

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