Rocky Hill Country Day School Boys Lacrosse Camp

Rocky Hill Country Day School

East Greenwich, RI


GameBreaker is proud to announce our new camp at Rocky Hill Country Day School in East Greenwich, RI.  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!

About Our Coaches

Patrick Cooney

Patrick Cooney is entering his 19th season as head men's lacrosse coach at Salve Regina University.  Coach Cooney’s 146 career head coach wins ranks him inside the top 40 in the country on the NCAA Division III Winningest Active Coaches list.  The 2017 season saw Coach Cooney’s team win his 100th head coach’s win at Salve Regina University.  Cooney is the fifth head coach in Salve’s 21 year old program.

Cooney came to Newport with a history of helping younger collegiate lacrosse programs build strong foundations through recruitment, retention, and reinvestment initiatives.  Salve's men’s lacrosse team has over a 90% graduation rate over the last 15 years.  2018 saw the Seahawks lacrosse team earn a 3.1 GPA.  By academically and athletically retaining student-athletes, the team has grown in spirit, experience, and skill.  Salve men's lacrosse student-athletes have earned institutional, conference, regional, and national honors & awards.  With the continued success of the program, the roster has grown to over 40 outstanding student-athletes.  In addition to playing conference games in the Commonwealth Coast Conference, Salve Regina consistently schedules non-conference games against top programs throughout the region and on their annual spring trip.  “We have team values and goals.  Our values define our team culture and set the stage for getting after our goals," Cooney said.  “It’s an exciting time in Newport.  The University, Salve Athletics, and men’s lacrosse are all just hitting their stride.”

Cooney gained notice in 1996 when he became the youngest head coach (23 years old) in the country, taking over the program at his alma mater, Roger Williams University. He spent four years as the head coach, building the foundation of a strong program. In 2000, he went to Elmira College, serving as assistant coach and admissions counselor.  At Elmira, Cooney helped a talented Soaring Eagles team win a share of the Empire 8 Conference title.  He then joined the coaching staff at Bryant College from 2001-03, serving as assistant coach and compliance coordinator for the Bulldogs. Cooney helped both colleges achieve their highest-ever national ranking in their respective divisions.

Coach Cooney has worn many hats in athletic administration, including enrollment management, compliance, development, PE professor, contest management, and work study coordinator.  Cooney currently serves on the USILA DIII All-American selection committee. A native of Garden City South, NY, Cooney is a graduate of Chaminade High School ‘89.  He attended the United States Naval Academy before transferring to Roger William University ‘94.

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 6-16 with our Half-Day camp open to ages 6-9, all ability and levels are welcomed.

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

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


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


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


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


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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