Mass Maritime Girls Lacrosse Camp

Massachusetts Lacrosse Training at Mass Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA


GameBreaker is excited to announce that we are going to hold a girls 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

Jessie Koffman

Jessie Koffman is entering her fourth season as the Head Coach of the Emerson Lions. Emerson College is off to their best start since the 2015 season. Koffman joined Emerson after four years at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, where she was head coach.

In her time at Emerson, Koffman led the Lions to a two game winning streak to give the Lions' their first win in three seasons.

Koffman was a Division III collegiate athlete, competing in the Commonwealth Coast Conference where she was previously coaching with Wentworth.  As an athlete for Curry College, Koffman totaled 121 goals for the Colonels in 39 games over two seasons.  She earned First Team All-CCC selection in 2011.

Koffman began her head coaching career at the high school level in Massachusetts.  She was Head Coach at Dedham High School, and helped the team to 17 wins over three seasons.  She led the Marauders to Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament for the first time in her final season in 2013.

Bri Burke

Coach Bri Burke is the current Women's Assistant Coach at Emerson College. Coach Burke was a 4 year starter at Southern New Hampshire University where she was a standout player. She was 1 of 25 women's collegiate athletes chosen to represent her alma mater and the Northeast-10 Conference on the 2019 Australian Women's Lacrosse Tour.

Coach Burke was previously the assistant at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She brings a wealth of knowledge as an athlete and coach, and is a great addition to both the Lions Women's Lacrosse program and our camps this summer!

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Camp Details

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

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

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

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 (2)

reviews-10 Marie F. - Coach

Some of my players attended this camp and I can definitely see a difference in their game. Everyone who went improved on all areas of their game from shot speed to stick control

reviews-10 Robert J. - Dad

My daughter came back a week ago and cannot stop telling me all the new skills that she has learned, totally worth it!

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