New England College Girls Lacrosse Camp

New England College

Henniker, NH 03242


About Our Coaches

Megan Leo

Megan Leo is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at New England College.

With Coach Leo at the helm, NEC's 2019 campaign was statistically one of the best in program history. Besides winning a program-record 14 games, the Pilgrims captured the NECC title, sending New England College to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. Senior Player of the Year, Tara Bainbridge led the nation in goals (140), Points (197), and was 11th in assists (57).

In 2018, New England College went 5-2 in NAC play earning the No. 3 seed in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) tournament. The Pilgrims’ season ended in the conference semifinals. Coach Leo coached two NAC first-team all-conference selections, as well as three-second team all-conference players. Junior Tara Bainbridge leads the entire conference in goals and points with 91 goals and 120 points over 15 games played. Over the course of the season, she broke NEC program records in career goals and points, season goals and points, and also set a single-game record for points.

In 2017, Coach Leo led the Pilgrims to the NAC championship game for the first time in five years on the strength of an 8-1 conference record. She also saw two players earn major conference awards--Allison Granata was tabbed the Player of the Year, while Mackenzie Meegan was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Granata, also standout in the classroom, became the program's first CoSIDA Academic All-American.

In her first season as head coach, Coach Leo lead the Pilgrims to an 11-8 overall record, finishing 6-2 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Pilgrims’ season ended in the semifinals with a heartbreaking overtime loss to Colby-Sawyer. Leo coached three NAC first-team all-conference selections, as well as two-second team all-conference players, and the NAC Rookie of the Year.

Leo served as the interim head women’s lacrosse coach during the fall of 2015. Prior to her stint as interim head coach, Leo served as an assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse program at NEC for five seasons.

Coach Leo graduated from New England College in December 2007 with her degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. Leo was a four-year starter on the women’s lacrosse team, playing in 63 games and accumulating eight goals, 57 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers over her career. She continued on to earn her Master's degree in Education from NEC in 2009.


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 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 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

 

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
Clearing and Riding

 

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 and field awareness

 

Goalie

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

 

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

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, situational game play

 

Daily Award Ceremony