Millersville University Girls Lacrosse Camp

Millersville University

Millersville, PA 17551


GameBreaker is excited to announce a new Pennsylvania girls lacrosse camp this summer.  Millersville University offers great amenities, including spacious dorms, an all-you-can-eat dining hall, and beautiful athletic fields. Overnight and extended day camper options are offered. Join us for a great week of lacrosse and new friends this summer!

About Our Coaches

Kaitlyn Hafdell

Kaitlyn Hafdell was introduced as Millersville's women's lacrosse head coach on August 16, 2022. Hafdell, a 2014 graduate of Slippery Rock, comes to Millersville after taking Southwestern University to record-setting heights over three seasons.

Despite two shortened seasons, Hafdell produced a 23-11 record as the head coach at Southwestern. In 2022, her club set a school record for wins with a 13-3 record. Hafdell also led Southwestern to back-to-back Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship games.

Hafdell coached 15 All-SCAC First Team performers as well as two SCAC Defenders of the Year, a SCAC Midfielder of the Year and a SCAC Attacker of the Year in her last two seasons. In 2022, her team broke the program record for goals and assists. She now takes over a Millersville program that reached the postseason in two of the last three seasons and went 12-6 in 2022.

Before becoming the head coach at Southwestern, Hafdell spent three seasons as the assistant coach at Rhodes College in Tennessee. Hafdell helped Rhodes to three consecutive SAA championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Hafdell also served as the head coach at St. Joseph's High School in Greenville, S.C., while also coaching the Greenlight Lacrosse club team.

As a student-athlete at Slippery Rock, Hafdell was an All-PSAC Third Team selection as a defender in 2014 and voted the team's MVP as a senior. She played 67 games and ranks first all-time in minutes played. She graduated from Slippery Rock with a bachelor's degree in public health and a minor in coaching.

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*

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