Ridgefield Academy Girls Lacrosse Training Camp

Ridgefield Academy

Ridgefield, CT 06877


GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps will be returning to Ridgefield Academy for what promises to be a great week of fun and lacrosse. Camp is open to girls ages 6-16 year olds of all ability levels. We are also offering a half day camp option for 6-9 year olds. Join GameBreaker for a great week of lacrosse, friends and fun!

About Our Coaches

Kerry Hackert

Kerry Hackert is currently the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Carmel High School. Kerry has held the position as the schools head coach since 2008 and was honored as the US lacrosse Coach of the Year for Section 1 NY in 2019. Before Kerry started her coaching career she was a standout player at State University of NY at Geneseo. While at the State University of NY she was an intricate piece in helping propel them forward. Before attending college Kerry was a two time High School State Championship and captain. Along with her successful coaching career at Carmel High School Kerry is also the Director of Ultimate Orange Girls Lacrosse Program and the Girls Lacrosse Trainer at Carmel Sports Club in NY.

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 6-10. 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

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

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

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 (2)

reviews-10 Laura W. - Parent

My daughters game has improved greatly after the Ridgefield Academy camp. Her shot has become unstoppable and she can’t wait to go back next year to learn more.

reviews-10 William G. - Parent

My daughter is a young, developing player so I was naturally worried that she might feel left out, but the coaches taught her so much! She also made a lot of friends who taught her things as well, overall going to this camp was the best decision we made!

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