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 The University of Southern Maine coaching staff to bring a summer lacrosse camp to Fitzpatrick Stadium. The camp will be broken up into two half day options. The morning session will be from 9:00 - 12:00 daily for ages 6-12 followed by the afternoon session from 12:00 - 3:00 daily for ages 13 - 17. 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

Ashley Durepo

Ashley Durepo is the seventh head coach in the history of the women’s lacrosse program at USM. Ashley is a two-time All-America East Conference second-team selection and an AEC All-Rookie Team pick during her playing days (2006-09) at the University of New Hampshire.

Durepo began her coaching career at USM before returning to her alma mater for the 2012 season. From there she moved on to serve a three-year stint (2013-2016) as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell along with serving as the head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Granite State Elite Club (Milford, N.H.).

During her collegiate playing career at UNH, Durepo helped the Wildcats reach one NCAA tournament and make four America East tournament appearances. She scored 90 goals and dished out 28 assists for 118 points in 72 games, and annually ranked among the team’s leaders in ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers. Durepo was also a three-time America East All-Academic Team honoree, and graduated from UNH.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am with check out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to girls ages 6-16, all ability and levels are welcomed.

Camp Schedule


8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work

9:45 – Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled and settled situational game play / scrimmages
12:00 – Daily review and award ceremony – Pick up

 

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

 

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

 

Morning Training Session 2     

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

 

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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