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 9:00 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 camp is open to girls ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full-day camp option is open to ages 9-16. All abilities and levels are welcomed.

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

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)

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

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

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 (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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