Sacred Heart University Girls Lacrosse Camp

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT


Overview

GameBreaker returns to Sacred Heart University for its 16th annual Fairfield girls lacrosse camp.  Pioneers Head Coach Laura Cook will once again lead the lacrosse camp.  Campers will improve their individual skills, practice team concepts and scrimmage daily.  Overnight campers live in the campus dorms and eat their meals in the air-conditioned dining hall.  Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and new friends!


About Our Coaches

Laura Korutz Cook

Laura is the Head Womens Lacrosse Coach at Sacred Heart University. Coach Korutz has been leading the Pioneers since 2000 and has built the women’s lacrosse program into one of the top-teams in the Northeast Conference. While at the helm Korutz has guided the program to three Northeast Conference Championships and has amassed over 160 wins.

The Media, Pennsylvania native came to Sacred Heart after a standout playing career at the University of Massachusetts, where she graduated in 1999 with a degree in exercise science. She was a four-year starter at UMass and ranks among the program’s top ten in scoring, goals and assists.

During her senior season, she was named co-captain and was a preseason All-Atlantic 10 selection. She was also named to the 1999 A-10 Championship tournament team, 1999 Northeast Regional All-American and placed on the 1999 IWCLA Academic All-American team.

Korutz has guided the Pioneers to seven double digit win seasons (2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001), and 12 NEC Tournament appearances in her tenure. SHU won three consecutive NEC women's lacrosse championships under Korutz in 2008-10. The Pioneers also won or shared the regular season title in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012
Korutz has been named NEC Coach of the Year three times (2006, 2009, 2010). She has had over 40 All-NEC selections and one NEC Player of the Year.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm on the first day of camp and Check out at 12pm on the last day. On the second and third day of camp the extended day campers will arrive at 8:45am and get picked up at 9:00pm.

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 8-16, all ability levels welcomed.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers will be provided with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Extended day campers will be provided with Lunch and Dinner

Camper Schedule: 

1st Day
12:00pm – Registration and Check in
1:00pm-2:00pm - Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Team Building Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm – Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

2nd and 3rd Days

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Group Activities and Games
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:00pm-5:00pm – Leadership Driven Group Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

4th Day

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am – Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
12:00pm - Closing Award Ceremonies
12:15pm-1:15pm - Check Out

 

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

 

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
Clearing and Riding

 

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 and field awareness

 

Goalie

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

 

Afternoon Training Session

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

 

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, situational game play

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Bonnie C. - Mom

Our daughter loved your camp and although she is extremely active, this was one of the first times she ever mentioned being sore from exercising and training. She felt like she really improved her lacrosse skills and understanding of the game.

reviews-10 Kelsey L. - Camper

I learned a lot at camp this year. I cannot wait to get back on the field and keep improving. The coaches inspired me to always keep wanting to get better. Thanks GameBreaker!

reviews-10 Marissa G. - Camper

The best part about camp was learning from all of the coaches. They taught me so much and I can see my game improving by the day. I cannot wait until next year and learn even more.

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