Hopkins School Girls Lacrosse Camp

Hopkins School

New Haven, CT


Overview

GameBreaker is proud to return to the Hopkins School for this New Haven, Connecticut girls lacrosse camp.  This camp is open to girls 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 at this CT camp for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!


About Our Coaches

Katie Keogh

Coach Keogh is the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at The Hopkins and is a member of the Western New England Prep School Womens Lacrosse Association (WNEPSWLA). The Hopkins Varsity team competes against some of the top boarding school programs in western New England as well members of the Fairchester League.

Head Coach Katie Keogh has been with Hopkins since 2019. She played for Green Mountain College, and then went on to coach there. Prior to joining Hopkins. Keogh coached both girls lacrosse and girls soccer at various public and private schools across Ct. Most recently being the Head Coach of 5 years at Cheshire Academy Girls Lacrosse Team. Several of her former athletes have gone on to play soccer and lacrosse at Division I, II, and III schools. She has also coached for Nor'Ester Premier Lacrosse Club, and recently became the Girls Director for the CT 203 Club. She has been selected to evaluate and coach for the US Lacrosse Regional teams and the CT Super Juniors teams.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am. The full day campers will check 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 girls ages 6-16, with a half-day option open to ages 6-10. All ability and levels are welcomed.

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

Camp Schedule:
8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play
12:00 – Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart
12:45 – Camp games and team building events
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

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

Morning Training Session 2

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

Afternoon Training Session 1

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

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Marie G. - Parent

This camp was very well run and organized. My daughter had such a blast. I would absolutely recommend this camp to other girls looking to improve upon their lacrosse skills.

reviews-10 Mary O. - Parent

This was the first year our daughter has attended a lacrosse camp. What a wonderful introduction to the sport. Your staff seemed so friendly and knowledgeable and really helped our daughter develop some skills and interest in the sport.

reviews-10 Lisa P. - Camper

I had such a great time at camp. All of the coaches were so helpful. I cannot wait to show off my new skills to my coaches.

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