Princeton, NJ Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp

The Hun School

Princeton, NJ


Overview

Join GameBreaker this summer for New Jersey's most popular girls lacrosse camp.  The Hun School boasts beautiful dorms, an air-conditioned dining hall, and four athletic fields (including one turf).  This promises to be a great week of lacrosse instruction and new lax friends.


About Our Coaches

Jessy Morgan

Jessy Morgan is currently the athletic director at Garrison Forest School in Maryland. She was previously the George Mason Women's Lacrosse Head Coach. The former University of Virginia All-American and assistant coach was hired in August 2014 as the program's fourth head coach.

In her time at George Mason, Morgan has turned the Patriots into a contender in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Mason has won 44 games the last four years and reached the A-10 Tournament each year she has been at the helm. The 44 wins are the most ever in a four-year stretch in program history.

Prior to joining George Mason, she spent four seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Virginia, a perennial NCAA championship contender.

A recruiting and defensive coordinator for the Cavaliers, Morgan has coached two All-Americans and two defensive All-ACC players in her four seasons as an assistant. Each season Morgan has been on staff, Virginia earned NCAA appearances, including a 2014 NCAA Semifinal appearance, and a national ranking as high as 4th. Recognized as a top recruiter, she played a significant role in securing the third-ranked national recruiting class in 2013.

As a student-athlete, Morgan helped Virginia advance to the NCAA Championship three times and win the 2004 NCAA Championship. In her tenure as a player she helped the Cavaliers win three ACC titles. She anchored a Cavalier defense that finished the 2006 season ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense. Morgan, named team captain as a senior, finished both her junior and senior seasons ranked third on the team in ground balls and second in caused turnovers.

The Baltimore, Md., native began her collegiate coaching career at Howard University where she was the head coach for the Bison for two seasons, in 2009 and 2010. She recruited and coached the 2010 National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) Attacker of the Year, Desiree Cox, two NLC All-Academic Team members and three NLC All-Tournament Team honorees.

On the national scene, Morgan was a two-time USA Developmental Team member and was voted the eighth-best African-American lacrosse player of all-time by Lacrosse Magazine in 2010.

Additionally, Morgan was the US Team selector for the 2012 gold medal team. She was recently inducted into the McDonogh School Hall of Fame in 2014. She conducts summer lacrosse camps for girls in non-traditional lacrosse areas all over the country as well as serving as the director of the National Lacrosse Organization Lacrosse Club for girls and Camp Director for GameBreaker Lacrosse.


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 THE MAIN QUAD

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS WILL STAY IN CARTER AND POE-DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS (some may be single rooms)

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

Camp Curriculum:

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 - man up or man down situations, on and off ball defensive play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Attack-
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Midfield-
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - 8 meters, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, face dodge, split dodge, roll dodge
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks both offensively and defensively, 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, hand/eye coordination
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

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 and team building activities

Game Play- 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball

Chalk Talk- Reviewing techniques and game theories regarding specific positioning and game-like situations

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

*For Sample Times of Daily Schedule, Visit Highlights Page*


Reviews (4)

reviews-10 Erick J. - Parent

We were blown away with the amount our daughter took away from what the coaches taught her. She has been improving her game ever since she returned home from camp.

reviews-10 Candace M. - Parent

The Hun School camp was excellent. My daughter came to camp with a few of her teammates and they had a blast. Hope to bring along of few more girls next summer.

reviews-10 Pete G. - Parent

GameBreaker definitely knows how to run an excellent lacrosse camp. They did not just roll a ball out and let the kids play. Throughout the entire time the coaches were engaging with the players, instructing all different aspects of the game. My daughter has become a much more well-rounded player after attending this camp.

reviews-10 Dani C. - Parent

This is a great example of what a camp should be. My daughter not only learned better lacrosse skills from great coaches but also said she had such fun. She is already talking about coming back next year. Good job GameBreaker.

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