NYC Area 2022 Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo College

Mahwah, NJ 07430


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be running a boys day lacrosse camp at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey this summer. This camp is open to boys ages 6-16 with half-day option from 9-12 daily for ages 6-9. Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily. We also hold many fun contests during the week for great prizes. Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse training and fun!

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

Joe Haemmerle

Coach Haemmerle is currently the head coach at Riverdell Regional High School. Coach Haemmerle has over a quarter century of lacrosse and football coaching experience.  He began his career at Bergen Catholic as a football defensive coordinator and helped the Crusaders to 9 state championships and 12 state final appearances in his 15 years in the role.  In 1995, the school started a lacrosse program, which Coach Haemmerle led through 24 seasons, over 250 victories, one state title and one TOC final appearance as well as 4 county championships and 7 league championships.

Coach Haemmerle is a member of the US Lacrosse NJ Chapter Hall of Fame.  He was recognized as North Jersey Coach of the Decade in Lacrosse (2000-2009).  He is a 3x NJILOA Len Roland Sportsmanship Award Winner, 5x Coach of the Year, 1x Division Man of the Year and the recipient of the 2016 NSJIAA Boys Lacrosse Award.  Coach Haemmerle is most proud of his relationships with his many former players and coaches.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 am. The full day campers will check out 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 ages 5-16 with our Half-Day camp open to ages 5-9, all ability and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

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

Camp Overview

Fundamental Stick Work - Specialized stick routines involving box 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 – slide, 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
Riding – drop back, pressure and 10 man rides

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, field awareness and sliding

Goalie

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defensemen’s position and slides
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

Face Off 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

Lunch

Chalk Talk - Reviewing techniques and game theories specific to the players position and the weeks on field technical activities

Grouped Position Specific Training- Attack vs. Defense, Midfield vs. Midfield and LSM’s

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, box lacrosse tournament

Daily Award Ceremony

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

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


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