Salve Regina University Girls Lacrosse Camp

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI


GameBreaker returns to Newport for its 15th annual summer girls lacrosse camp.  Salve Regina University will again host this wonderful week of lacrosse and new friends.  Campers stay on campus in the school's dorms and eat their meals in the campus dining hall.  Overnight and extended day camper options are offered.

About Our Coaches

Laura Field

Laura Field assumed the role of head coach of Fairfield Women’s Lacrosse following the 2015 season. The spring of 2019 is her fourth campaign as head coach and her 11th overall with the Stags.

In three seasons at the helm, Field has led Fairfield to a 34-22 overall record and a 17-7 tally in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). She ranks second all-time in wins in program history behind her predecessor, Mike Waldvogel, and slots third in career win percentage (.618).

Field guided the Stags to the program’s fourth MAAC Championship in 2018, becoming the first team to ever win three MAAC postseason games en route to claiming the conference crown. She also led the Fairfield to the MAAC Championship Semifinals in 2016 and the MAAC Championship Game in 2017.

Field’s seven-year tenure as an assistant, including the role of Associate Head Coach from 2012-15, featured the most successful stretch in program history. The span is highlighted by MAAC Championships and NCAA postseason berths in 2009 and 2015. The 2009 Stags earned the program’s first and only win on the national stage, upending Sacred Heart in the play-in round and nearly defeating a #4 Penn team that went on to reach the Final Four.

Field’s time at Fairfield has also coincided with the program’s two winningest seasons, as well as a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season victories over MAAC foes. Highlighted by their quartet of MAAC Championships, the Stags have reached the semifinal round of the conference postseason in all 10 of Field’s seasons on the sidelines.

Field came to Fairfield after an eight-year stint with the Yale University women’s lacrosse program, including an 11-5 season as interim head coach of the Bulldogs in 2008. That Yale team finished at #17 in the IWLCA national poll. All told, Field helped guide Yale to a final top 20 IWLCA national ranking six times, including a #7 ranking following the 2003 season. That year, Yale posted a 13-3 mark and captured a share of their first Ivy League title since 1980 en route to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.

NCAA postseason appearances have been a regular occurrence for Field, who earned four varsity letters as a member of the Princeton University lacrosse program. As the starting goalkeeper for the Tigers, Field led the squad to the 2000 NCAA Championship Game to cap a run of three straight postseason bids. She was a First Team All-Ivy League honoree for Chris Sailer’s squad in 1997.

Clarissa Clarke

Clarissa Clarke is a former Yale University Assistant Lacrosse Coach. As a player and coach, Clarissa prides herself on providing a fun camp experience for all campers regardless of age or ability, and hiring some of the best college players and coaches in the game.

Clarissa played collegiately for Yale, where she was the Team Captain and a Regional All-American. During her career there, Clarissa helped lead the squad to the NCAA Tournament. She also earned second team All-Ivy honors and ended her career fifth on Yale’s career goals scored list with 114 goals. Clarissa’s experience and infectious enthusiasm for teaching lacrosse makes her a great lacrosse camp director.

Clarissa is also a Co-Director of a club lacrosse program in Connecticut, Nor'easter Lacrosse.  Nor'easter Lacrosse is in its third season, and throughout the last three years the program has helped develop players year round, giving them an opportunity to be seen and recruited by college lacrosse coaches.

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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



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


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 Richard R. - Parent

My daughter went to camp thinking she would learn a good amount about lacrosse. We severely underestimated the amount the coaches were actually going to teach the kids. This was a very well ran camp.

reviews-10 Corine K. - Camper

I really had a blast at camp this summer. My roommate in the dorms was a perfect match and we got along great. Thank You!

reviews-10 Trish S. - Camper

I cannot wait to come back next year. I had such a great time. The overall experience was great, from playing lacrosse, to hanging out in the dorms, and even grabbing a bite in the cafeteria. It was all great.

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