Atlanta, GA Area 2023 Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp

Roswell Area Park

Roswell, GA 30075


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be hosting a camp at Roswell Area Park in Roswell, GA. Campers will train on the two side-by-side turf lacrosse fields. Campers will learn from our elite coaching staff in what promises to be a great week of lacrosse and fun!


About Our Coaches

Emily DeJiacomo

Emily DeJiacomo was named as the first head coach in Brenau Lacrosse's history in 2016.

Prior to coming to Brenau, the Horseheads, New York native spent five and a half years as the head coach at NCAA Division III Birmingham Southern College. During her tenure, she grew the program to record heights, capped by an outstanding 2016 season.

During the 2016 campaign, DeJiacomo led the Panthers to a 12-5 record the program’s finest season to date that matched the record for most wins, captured a share of the Southern Athletic Association title, netted postseason all-conference honors for nine athletes and earned her Conference Coach of the Year.

Also during her tenure at Birmingham Southern, DeJiacomocoached an offensive and a defensive player of the year, had two players receive IWLCA First Team, All-Region honors and had 38 All-Conference selections. Additionally, one of her players earned NCAA Statistical Champion two years in a row for both ground balls and caused turnovers.​

Before taking the reins at Birmingham Southern, DeJiacomo was an assistant at Allegheny College for two seasons and assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Franklin Pierce College.

As a collegiate player, DeJiacomo played lacrosse at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts where he helped to lead the Skyhawks to the 2005 NCAA Division II National Championship.


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)

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 (3)

reviews-10 Carolyn D. - Camper

This camp has made me a better lacrosse player. I learned SO much this past week.

reviews-10 Karen S. - Camper

I loved the shooting drills, definitely feel like I have improved throughout the week.

reviews-10 Eric P. - Dad

My kids ALWAYS came back happy and tired which makes me a very happy parent and glad my kids had fun

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