UMASS Boys Lacrosse Training Academy

UMass - Mount Ida Campus

Newton, MA 02459


GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be hosting a 3 day lacrosse academy in Newton Massachusetts this summer. This clinic is open to ages 6-16 of all ability levels. We also offer a half day option that is open to players ages 6-9. Come train with us this summer for what promises to a week a fun and lacrosse.

About Our Coaches

Bussy Adam

Head Lacrosse Coach at Newton North High School

Bussy Adam was one of the greatest players in Boston State College history, leading the Warriors to a 42-18 record (.700) and an ECAC Division II-III tournament berth in three of his four seasons. The Newton native was named a Colonial Division Lacrosse League All-Star three times, while racking up 186 career points as a midfielder and attackman to rank second on the Boston State all-time points list. He finished second in school annals with 106 assists and was sixth with 80 career goals as well. He capped his outstanding playing career in 1979 with 74 points, including a then school-record 34 assists and became the third player in school history to be selected to the North/South Senior National All-Star game were he was honored as the MVP of the game.

Following his playing career, Adam went on to coach at Newton North High School, where he has been since 1987, compiling an impressive 287-73 mark, while winning 13 Bay State League championships, five Eastern Massachusetts titles and three Massachusetts State crowns. He has been named the Bay State League Coach of the Year five times and was tabbed as The Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1994.

His coaching prowess has taken him out of Massachusetts and North America with the opportunity to coach in the National High School All-Star game in Ohio in 1998 and a trip to Melbourne, Australia in 1995 to direct the USA 15 and under team. His selection to this year's Hall of Fame won't be his first as he was inducted into the Newton High School Hall of Fame in 2004.

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 camp is open to boys ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full day camp option is open to ages 9-16. 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 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

Specialized Leadership Games and Events
Lacrosse capture the flag, lax baseball, lax water balloons, lax maze runner, ultimate lacrosse and other leadership activities

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 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

Afternoon Training Session 2

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

Daily Award Ceremony

Reviews (5)

reviews-10 Michael T. - Father

Mikey is a high energy boy, and he comes home tired and happy from camp. As a parent, that is all I can ask for.

reviews-10 Duncan P. - Parent

Thank you GameBreaker for an incredible summer. The coaches’ energy was fantastic. My son was very happy and made some great friends! It was one of the best lacrosse camps we’ve ever attended

reviews-10 Julia N. - Mom

Jack came home every day eager to share what he did in camp! He loved his coaches and couldn’t wait to get to camp each morning!

reviews-10 Bussy A. - Coach

GameBreaker Lacrosse provides the opportunity for campers to come and develop their lacrosse skills. It’s a great chance to have fun with friends and play lacrosse in the summer!

reviews-10 Kevin C. - Camper

This is a great camp for players of all levels! I was a more experienced player going in so I was a little worried I might be taught things I already knew, but that certainly wasn’t the case. I definitely improved as a player.

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