North Central College Girls Lacrosse Camp

North Central College

Naperville, IL 60540


Overview

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: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check-in at 12:00 pm on the first day of camp and check out at 12:00 pm on the last day. On the second and third day of camp, the extended day campers will arrive at 8:45 am and get picked up at 9:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 8-16, all ability levels welcome.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers will be provided with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Extended day campers will be provided with Lunch and Dinner

Camper Schedule: 
1st Day
1:00pm - Registration and Check in
2:00pm-2:30pm - Orientation
2:30pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Team Building Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up
10:00 - Lights Out

2nd and 3rd Days
7:45am-8:30am - Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Group Activities and Games
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:00pm-5:00pm - Leadership Driven Group Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up
10:00 - Lights Out

4th Day
7:45am-8:30am - Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am - 10:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
10:30pm - Closing Award Ceremonies
11:00am - Check Out

Morning Training Session 

Fundamental Stick Work - Specialized stick routines and targeted fundamental drills

Position Specific Training

Defense - including a rotation of midfielders
Footwork - pivoting, recovery and angles
Stickwork - clearing, carrying, grounds balls and stick protection
Field Awareness - recovery and on ball play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Attack 
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top,
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Midfield
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks, settling

Goalie
Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
Mechanics - placement in cage, off stick and stick side movement, reaction time
Clearing - moving the ball quickly, communicating where to go with the ball and stick work

Draw Specialist
Mechanics - footwork and body positioning
Taking the Draw - pushing , pulling, or self-drawing, ball tracking
Circle - speed work, ground balls, ball tracking, and reaction time

Afternoon Training Session 

Unsettled Situational Game Play, focused on special awareness specific to game-like situations
2v1, 3v2- Fast play from the elbows and X
Crossfield 3v2 continuous play
3v4 off ground ball and clears
Full field transitional continuous play

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, lacrosse tic-tac-toe racing, lacrosse head-shoulders-knees-toes-ball, and other leadership activities

Evening Training Session 

Game Play – 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball, camp championship tournament


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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