Northern Arizona University Girls Lacrosse Camp

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ


Overview

This Arizona girls lacrosse camp will be held at Northern Arizona University. Nestled near the mountains in Flagstaff, this location is the perfect setting for camp with warm days and cool nights. Campers will have their lacrosse skills training and scrimmages on the school's manicured athletic fields

Covid-19 Policy: Vaccine is NOT required to attend camp. Negative COVID tests are NOT required prior to arriving at camp, but strongly encouraged for all campers. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in there health forms, Athletic Monitoring Form, and COVID Liability Waiver to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page


About Our Coaches

Jessica Barden

Jessica was an All-American lacrosse player at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she was an All-American and a captain from her sophomore year until she graduated. She was later selected to play for the IFWLA Virginia and South teams. She currently is the Head coach at Chaparral High School and runs AZ Girls Lacrossea youth program for girls lacrosse in Arizona.

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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. CHECK-IN AT GABALDON HALL FRONT DESK

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS WILL STAY IN GABALDON HALL -DOUBLE OCCUPANCY SUITES. 2 PER ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM. DORMS ARE NOT AIR CONDITIONED

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

Covid-19 Policy: Vaccine is NOT required to attend camp. Negative COVID tests are NOT required prior to arriving at camp, but strongly encouraged for all campers. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in there health forms, Athletic Monitoring Form, and COVID Liability Waiver to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page

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 1

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 (3)

reviews-10 Lisa S. - Parent

The coaches and staff were amazing. My daughter said she learned more during this week than she did on her team last season. Thank you GameBreaker!

reviews-10 Sarah J. - Camper

It was great to bond with other girls who love the same thing I do. We had so much fun at camp. The coaches were really good and taught us a lot of new things. Save me a spot next year.

reviews-10 Rachel G. - Mom

Our daughters had a great experience at this camp. Being different ages I was worried about the level of instruction they would receive. Your staff did an excellent job of putting them into groups that challenged them but did not frustrate them. Both of them ended up clearly improving their skill level during the week while having so much fun.

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