Fitzpatrick Stadium Girls Lacrosse Training Camp

Fitzpatrick Stadium, Portland Maine

Portland, ME 04102


Overview

Join us in Portland for a great week of summer camp and fun. We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with St. Joseph's College of Maine coaching staff to bring a summer lacrosse camp to Fitzpatrick Stadium. Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily. Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse training and fun!


About Our Coaches

David Keenan

Coach David Keenan was named as the head coach of the Monks' women's lacrosse program in January of 2020.

Keenan, who joined the women's lacrosse program as an assistant coach in the fall of 2018, has an impressive background - both playing and coaching - in the sport of lacrosse. A Long Island native, Keenan was an All-American goalie at Bethpage HS and went on to play DI Lacrosse at North Carolina State University. He later started the girls lacrosse program at Lake Region High School and led the Lakers to their first State Championship in 2018.

Keenan graduated from North Carolina State with a BS degree in Agricultural Economics.


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 (4)

reviews-10 Hannah G. - Mother

I LOVE this camp, we now have two kids (10, and 12-year-old) that have attended camp and they have learned great life skills, such as playing with others, and teamwork. The coaches are very helpful to the kids and they make sure everyone is learning and having fun.

reviews-10 John E. - Father

This is a wonderful camp! The activities are fantastic, the counselors are engaged, and the camp is extremely well run. My girls love it.

reviews-10 Suzanne N. - Mom

Anne really enjoyed this camp. This was the only lacrosse camp she has asked to go back too. Thank you for what you are doing to help children who are not natural athletes be comfortable and have fun with sports!

reviews-10 Catherine F. - Camper

The best part of camp are the coaches! They are amazing and so inspiring! They have really helped me get better at my game.

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