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

Rebecca Tomaszewski

Coach Rebecca Tomaszewski is in her first year as the head coach of the women's lacrosse program at American International College.

Coach Tomaszewski brings coaching, administrative, and playing experience to AIC. Most recently, she was the graduate assistant coach at fellow NCAA Division II institution Millersville University. Prior to joining the Marauders, she had served a season as the New England College graduate assistant coach in 2020-21, and as the assistant coach at Louisville High School in Kentucky in 2019-20.

She also spent the summer of 2022 as an intern with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, where she assisted the league office with approval of Name, Image, and Likeness concerns, branding details, and compliance. Further, during the 2019-2020 season, she was an assistant athletic academic advisor at Kent State University, working with academically at-risk student-athletes to help them succeed academically.

A 2020 graduate of Walsh University in Ohio, Tomaszewski earned a degree in professional education, minoring in both business, community and non-profit leadership as well as sports management. She was an Academic All-American in goal for the Cavaliers, playing 33 games over a four-year career and compiling a .451 save percentage. She also served on the Walsh Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and was SAAC Senator and Athletic Awards Chair as a senior.

Coach Tomaszewski is excited for a summer of fun on the lacrosse field this year at Springfield College!

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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