North Central College Girls Lacrosse Camp

North Central College

Naperville, IL 60540


GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps offer players of all abilities and positions the opportunity to develop every aspect of their game while having fun building long lasting relationships with their fellow campers, teammates and coaches.

At our girl’s lacrosse camp at North Central College in Naperville, IL campers will have the opportunity to train at a top college campus with some of the best coaches in the game. Under the Coaches guidance, the 4-day camp will be focused on providing each player fundamental instruction, individualized stick work, positional play and situational game play while engaging in a multitude of fun contests, camp games and leadership activities. Come join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!

About Our Coaches

Danielle Fiala

Danielle Fiala is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at North Central College.

Her first season at the helm came with much success, as the Cardinals finished with an overall record of 13-5, setting a program record for most wins in a single season. The following year was no different as the team also set single-season records in goals scored (281), assists (152), points (433) and draw controls (217). Four individuals were named to the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin All-Conference teams.

In 2018, Fiala and the Cardinals finished 16-3 overall to establish the current school record for wins in a season along with school records for goals scored (303), ground balls (468) and draw controls (297). North Central has posted an overall record of 39-16 in Fiala's three years as the head coach.

Prior to her coaching career she was a four-year starter at North Central College and the program's current career scoring leader (165 goals). While at North Central Fiala was also honored three times as a All-Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) and two times as a First Team All-MWLC.

After Graduatiing Fiala took a position at Wartburg College, where she started the Knights' program as its first head coach. During her college years, she also gained head coaching experience with St. Francis High School in Wheaton along with Suburban Lacrosse and True Lacrosse club 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

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

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

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 (2)

reviews-10 Kim B. - Parent

My daughter really enjoyed this camp. She learned a lot about the game and more importantly made many new friends. They are already planning on doing it again next year.

reviews-10 Allison J. - Parent

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this camp! She said that the best part was the scrimmages at the end of the day where she had the opportunity to show off all the skills that she learned earlier.

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