Springfield, MA Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp

Springfield College

Springfield, MA 01109


GameBreaker is excited to announce that we are going to hold a girls lacrosse camp at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Campers will enjoy playing on the school's athletic fields and staying in the dorms on campus.

About Our Coaches

Meghan Malloy

Coach Meghan Malloy enters her third year on staff with the Wheaton College Women's Lacrosse program for the 2022-23 season. She was named a full-time Assistant Coach and Athletics Communications Coordinator in January of 2020.

Prior to her arrival at Wheaton, Coach Malloy enjoyed a four-year career playing lacrosse for Keene State College. The New Hampshire native helped the Owls to a pair of Little East Conference Championships with crowns in 2015 and 2016, while helping Keene State secure its first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 2016.

In addition to her playing career, Coach Malloy spent one season as a Game Day Marketing Coordinator with the Major League Soccer team, the New England Revolution. Malloy also gained experience with the Boston Cannons, a Major League Lacrosse team based in Quincy, MA, serving as a Brand Ambassador and Youth Lacrosse Coach for one season.

Coach Malloy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Keene State College in 2016. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021.

Camp Details

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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 Tracy W. - Parent

Coach Mullady and her staff are amazing and make every effort to communicate with the parents and help calm any fears on may have about having their child/ren so far away. Can\'t wait to do it again next year!!!

reviews-10 Rick J. - Dad

I was extremely terrified of my daughter\'s first-time experience with a \"sleep away\" camp. However, the coaches and staff immediately calmed my nerves, great job!

reviews-10 Greg A. - Father

This was our second year at Springfield College. It hadn\'t disappointed. Last year my daughters had a great time, this year it\'s been ever better

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