UMASS Girls Lacrosse Training Clinic

UMass - Mount Ida Campus

Newton, MA 02459


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be hosting a 4 day girls lacrosse clinic in Newton, MA this summer. This clinic is open to girls ages 6-16 of all ability levels. We also offer a half day option that is open to players ages 6-9. Join GameBreaker this summer for what promises to a week a fun and lacrosse.


About Our Coaches

Abby Ananian

Coach Ananian it the Head Coach for the Newton North High School Women’s Lacrosse program. A position she has held since 2017. Before taking the helm at Newton Coach Ananian was the assistant coach at Simmons College, a star player at St Joseph’s University and at Belmont High School.

During her time at St Joseph’s University, Abby was a standout player, starting in every game from her sophomore to her senior year. Abby was named to the All-Philly team and was a member of the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll. During her senior year she was ranked second on the team in goals, assist, and points while posting a shot on goal percentage of 77%. In her junior and senior sessions, she also led the team in draw controls with a total of 115,

Before attending St Joseph’s University Abby had an amazing career at Belmont High School. At Belmont she was named a two-time All-Eastern Massachusetts player, Boston Herald All-Star, All-League First Team, and Belmont team MVP selections (2010, 2009), 2010 U.S. All-American High School Showcase selection, 2009 Academic All-American, and in 2009 earned a spot on the Lower New England First Team. As a sophomore Abby also led Belmont to first state tournament in the program's history. Throughout her four year carreer at Belmont High, Abby started on the varsity team and as a senior she was voted team captain, All-League First Team  and team MVP.  She is also permanently etched in Belmont High School's record book, holding the record for most career points (308) in the programs long standing history.

Coach Ananian it the Head Coach for the Newton North High School Women’s Lacrosse program. A position she has held since 2017. Before taking the helm at Newton Coach Ananian was the assistant coach at Simmons College, a star player at St Joseph’s University and at Belmont High School.

During her time at St Joseph’s University, Abby was a standout player, starting in every game from her sophomore to her senior year. Abby was named to the All-Philly team and was a member of the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll. During her senior year she was ranked second on the team in goals, assist, and points while posting a shot on goal percentage of 77%. In her junior and senior sessions, she also led the team in draw controls with a total of 115,

Before attending St Joseph’s University Abby had an amazing career at Belmont High School. At Belmont she was named a two-time All-Eastern Massachusetts player, Boston Herald All-Star, All-League First Team, and Belmont team MVP selections (2010, 2009), 2010 U.S. All-American High School Showcase selection, 2009 Academic All-American, and in 2009 earned a spot on the Lower New England First Team. As a sophomore Abby also led Belmont to first state tournament in the program's history. Throughout her four year career at Belmont High, Abby started on the varsity team and as a senior she was voted team captain, All-League First Team  and team MVP.  She is also permanently etched in Belmont High School's record book, holding the record for most career points (308) in the programs long standing history.


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 6-9. 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 (5)

reviews-10 Tim K. - Father

GameBreaker has been a great program for our daughter, Abigail. I think the combination of learning sports skills, good sportsmanship and team work are all extremely important to young children.

reviews-10 George M. - Dad

I wanted to take a moment to formally thank every GameBreaker staff member for making this the most memorable summer for our daughter Julia. The smile she had on her face each day when we picked her up is more than any parent could ask for.

reviews-10 Trish R. - Mother

Our daughter attended the GameBreaker camp and had an amazing time. She’s still talking about it even after the camp is over. Everything was well organized and the staff was great as well. She can’t wait to come back next summer!

reviews-10 Nicole L. - Camper

I made so many new friends at camp and I can’t wait to go back next year!

reviews-10 Hannah D. - Camper

All I think about now is going back to camp! I never thought I would love Lacrosse so much, this camp taught me the power of hard work and dedication and I can’t wait to show the coaches how much I’ve gotten better!

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