Hopkins School Boys Lacrosse Camp in New Haven, CT

Hopkins School

New Haven, CT


GameBreaker is proud to return to the Hopkins School for this New Haven, Connecticut boys lacrosse camp.  This camp is open to boys ages 6-16 with half-day option from 9-12 daily for ages 6-9. Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily. We also hold many fun contests during the week for great prizes.  Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse training and fun!

About Our Coaches

Robert LoRicco

Head Varsity Coach Robert LoRicco joined the Hopkins Boys Lacrosse program for the 2024 season. A New Haven County native, Coach LoRicco played for Guilford High School before moving on to play at Southern Connecticut State University, where he was recognized as an MCLA US All-American Honorable Mention. He finished his collegiate lacrosse career at Division II Mercy University. While there, the team were threepeat Conference Champions, and made the school's first National Championship appearance. Coach LoRicco was then recognized with the NCAA Elite 90 Award for highest cumulative GPA amongst competing athletes. He has previously coached Division II Lacrosse for Mercy University, and coaches privately for individuals, groups, and clubs.

Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 am. The full day campers will check out out daily at 3:00 pm with our half day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our day camp is open to ages 5-16 with our Half-Day camp open to ages 5-9, all ability and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Camp Overview

Fundamental 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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Daily Award Ceremony

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

*For Sample Times of Daily Schedule, Visit Highlights Page*

Reviews (10)

reviews-10 Rachel R. - Parent

The GameBreaker staff was so helpful, they answered all of my questions at the start of camp. I look forward to sending my son back next year.

reviews-10 Alex A. - Camper

Camp was so much fun. I had a great time playing against the other campers. I plan on coming back for even longer next year. Thanks!

reviews-10 Evan J. - Dad

This was a great camp. My son had so much fun, he cannot wait to return next season. This camp will be highly recommended to all of the other team parents.

reviews-10 Trent R. – Camper

This camp was a great way to measure my game with other prospective high school players. I was able to pull some of the coaches to the side and ask them what ways I could stand out on varsity tryouts next spring. They were very helpful and I took what they said to heart since they are all high school coaches.

reviews-10 Evan T. – Camper

I went to camp with some of my teammates and it was good to get in some practice to work on our offensive chemistry. By the end of the week we all knew where the other was going to be and we were able to make a bunch of plays.

reviews-10 Lori F. – Mother

My son has been playing lacrosse for a while and wanted to use this camp as a training tool to add some new moves to his game. He really enjoyed the coaches input and advice. He plans on using what he learned at camp to impress his coaches and teammates come the fall.

reviews-10 Jim M. – Camper

My time at the GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp was the best week of my summer. I wish I had my mom signed me up for multiple weeks. Next year I plan on going to camp for more than 1 week.

reviews-10 Landry J. – Parent

I was hesitant to send my son to camp being that he was brand new to the sport and was unsure if he would enjoy it. After the first day he could not stop smiling and telling me how much fun he had. Thanks for the fun times.

reviews-10 Rachel R. – Mom

My son Jackson attended camp this summer and he raved about how great camp was. He was one of the lucky campers that won a stick as a prize and has used it every day since camp ended.

reviews-10 Marshall R. – Parent

My wife and I sent our two sons to camp this week and it was a great experience for both of them. They are both relatively new to the game and this was a great way to introduce them to the rules and work on their fundamentals. The coaches did a great job of making learning the game fun.

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