Shipley School Girls Lacrosse Camp

The Shipley School

Bryn Mawr, PA


Overview

GameBreaker returns to The Shipley School for its 12th annual summer lacrosse camp.  Director Mark Duncan, Shipley's Head Coach and Athletic Director, will direct the girls day camp.  We also offer a half-day camp from 9:00-12:00 for ages 6-9.  Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse fun and new friends!


About Our Coaches

Molly Fernandez

Molly Fernandez is the  former Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at The Shipley School. Before heading to Shipley, Fernandez was as Assistant Coach with Temple University Lacrosse Program. Prior to her two years as an owl, Fernandez was a 4-year letter winner at Penn State. As a senior and team captain in 2013, Fernandez started in 20 games and ranked third on the team in goals. She helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 14-7 record, their most wins since 1999, and to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for a second straight year. She was a standout freshman at Penn State, registering at least one point in all 17 starts. She was named the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Rookie of the Week three times, and ranked second on the team in points. Fernandez, was also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar after the completion of her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation and human services.

A native of Baltimore, Fernandez was a four-year letter winner and All-Ameican at the McDonogh School in Owings Mill, Md. She led her team to the IAAM 'A' Conference Championship for the first time in school history in her senior year and was named an Under Armour All-American.

Fernandez is also currently the head lacrosse coach with The Skywalkers in Baltimore Maryland and appears as a guest coach for NXT lacrosse teams in Philadelphia.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 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 day camp is open to girls ages 6-16, with a half-day option open to ages 6-10. All ability and levels are welcomed.

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

Camp Schedule


8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play

12:00 – Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart

12:45 – Camp games and team building events
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

 

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

 

Morning Training Session 2

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

 

Afternoon Training Session 1

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

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Beth M. - Parent

This camp was very well run and organized. With a large number of participants I was worried that my daughter might get lost in the shuffle but she really got a lot out of her week there. I would recommend this camp to other girls looking to get better at lacrosse.

reviews-10 Marsha B. - Parent

My daughter loved her experience with GameBreaker lacrosse camps. She had so much fun I don\'t think she has put down her lacrosse since. I owe you thanks for providing my daughter with such a great time.

reviews-10 Darcy T. - Parent

My daughter was so excited about what she learned at camp. The very next day after camp ended she went straight to the practice field. The coaches instilled the proper work ethic mentality in all of the campers.

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