Stratton Mountain Boys Lacrosse & Adventure Camp
Stratton Mountain School
Stratton Mountain Boys Lacrosse Camp
July 30 - August 3, 2023
Extended Day $629.00
This Vermont lacrosse camp has become an end of the summer tradition at Stratton. The camp balances great lacrosse instruction with some of Vermont's best traditional sleepaway camp activities. Campers will go for swims, hikes, and enjoy Bromley Mountain's summer rides. Bromley Mountain Adventure park includes a climbing wall, a mini golf course, and water slides. These are a few of the fun activities your son can take part in at this VT lax camp. Stratton Mountain School offers a beautiful campus at the base of the mountain with dorms, a dining hall, and three fields. Overnight and day camper options are offered at this lacrosse camp. Limited space - be sure to register before this VT lax camp sells out!
About Our Coaches
Coach Vallarelli is a Professional Men’s Box Lacrosse Player, Professional Women’s Lacrosse Player, Youth Club Director and Small Business Owner. Vallarelli has been in the Team USA System since 2010, when she was rostered on the US U19 National Team and was both a men’s and women’s NCAA college coach for 8 years. Vallarelli played at Collegiately at the D1 UMass Amherst, where she holds NCAA, Conference & School Records & holds records at the High School level as well when she played for School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY.
Coach Vallarelli is currently the only woman playing on/in a men’s professional team/league in any sport, globally.
She is the owner of two business’: 1) RV Lacrosse (focuses on In-Person and Virtual Training, College Recruiting Services, Events, Clinics, Camps, and Consulting for those that play box or field in the men’s or women’s game) and 2) Rachel Vallarelli Photography & Media.
Vallarelli brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience with her, as well as many “firsts”.
A 2011 graduate of School of the Holy Child in Rye, N.Y., she starred at goalie for the Gryphons’ lacrosse squad, earning 4 Varsity letters and helping the team to have its first-ever winning record and playoff berths after that. She holds the record for career saves and holds second and third place for Single Season Saves. Her career-high was 24 stops versus Greenwich Academy her Senior Year.
During her time at Holy Child and before she committed to play at UMass, Vallarelli was selected to the US U19 National Team squad and had been in the US System since 2010.
She continued her lacrosse career at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she started in goal for three seasons, earning numerous accolades along the way. During her goalie days at UMass, Vallarelli registered 48 victories and had a goals-against-average of 6.77 — both of which ranks second in program history. Her career goals-against-average is eighth in NCAA history, her 2015 GAA is 10th in NCAA History and she was the NCAA save-percentage champion in 2015 (.523). She is also a 2 time NCAA GAA Runner Up (6.26 in 2014 and 5.77 in 2015) UMass won four consecutive Atlantic 10 championships and was undefeated in Conference play (with 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances & 2 First Round Wins) while Vallarelli played goalie, which also saw her be selected as the conference’s Defender of the Week seven times and earn the 2015 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year Award.
After playing at UMass, Vallarelli took her lacrosse skills to the professional level, becoming a member of the Baltimore Ride, which is part of the United Women’s Lacrosse League. Coach also plays professionally for the New York Athletic Club.
Vallarelli plays some men's field lacrosse as well and is an alum of the Central California Lacrosse Club. She was also a Free Agent in the MLL and currently plays with the Dead Rabbits Lacrosse Club for Men’s Field Lacrosse.
Vallarelli was a NCAA College Coach for both Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, from 2015 through 2023, with stops at Wagner College, Villanova University, Fresno State, Purchase College, Manhattanville College and Bard College. She was also the Head Coach for Greenwich HS for the 2019 Season.
Coach Vallarelli now focuses on growing and developing youth lacrosse, so that the sport can truly be for all. Vallarelli is the 91 Tri State Girl’s Club Lacrosse Director, and has held that role since 2019. Vallarelli is also the Head Defensive & Goalie Coach for the 91 Warhogs Box Lacrosse Teams.
In the Box Lacrosse realm, Vallarelli is the first woman ever signed to a contract with the Professional Box Lacrosse Association (2022). She currently is one of the goaltenders for the New England Chowderheads, and is the only woman currently playing on/in a men’s professional team/league in any sport, globally.
Vallarelli was also the first woman ever invited to the NLL US Elite Combine as well as the NLL Toronto Combine in 2019 and is subsequently an NLL Free Agent. She was selected to invite-only tryout camp for the New York Riptide of the National Lacrosse League and was then the first woman drafted into the Canadian Arena Lacrosse League for the Whitby Steelhawks. Vallarelli currently plays for Team Bullseye in the Boston Box Lacrosse League, The Dead Rabbits Lacrosse Club, More Dudes, Lasersharks Lacrosse Club and The WestRock Warhogs of the NABLL.
Coach Vallarelli has been working towards “powering performance and delivering dreams” for all those she coaches and mentors, while continuing to drive innovation and change to optimize performance and results.
Check-in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers the camp check-in time is 12pm on the first day of camp and camp check-out time is at 11am on the last day. The extended day campers will arrive at 8:45am and get picked up at 9:00pm for the remaining days of camp (the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day)
CHECK-IN AT THE MAIN BUILDING
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS WILL STAY IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS (some may be singles)
Age & Ability: Camp is open to boys 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
12-1pm – Camp check-in at the dorms
2-2:30pm - Orientation on the field
2:30-4:30pm SESSION 1: Possession (and assessment)
Ball Protection Drills
6:15-8pm SESSION 2: Game Play
7 v 7 team play introducing pairs and spacing concepts
8:30-9:30pm Team building activities
10pm Lights Out
9-11am SESSION 3: Individual Offensive Concepts
Situational 1v1 / 2v2 stations
Offense specific stations (Shooting, Dodging, Off ball movements)
11-11:30am Extra Individual Help with coaches
12-1pm Lunch and free time before boarding shuttle bus
1-4:30pm ADVENTURE #1 – HIKE MID MT HIKE TO STRATTON VILLAGE VISIT
6:15-8:15pm SESSION 4: OFFENSE IN ACTION
Overview of offensive team concepts
3v2 progression to 5v6
Practice offensive concepts in skilled groups
Game Play! Scrimmage applying concepts – full field or two half fields
8:30pm Back to dorms
9:00 Team Building Games
10pm: Lights Out
9-11am SESSION 5: Defensive Concepts
Defensive concepts and review - what is GOOD DEFENSE?!
Defensive stations (positioning, sliding, approaches, breakdowns, off-ball defense)
3v3, 4v4, 5v5
12:00-230pm Snowmaking pond/hike to Sun Bowl
3-4:30pm SESSION 6: Defensive Team Concepts
Stations (defensive turnovers, double teams, fast breaks, unsettled and settled defense)
6-7:30 pm SESSION 7: PLAY (mini-tournament)
Box team play
7:20- 8:00 Scavenger Hunt involving whole camp (boys and girls)
8:00-9:00 Game night (team-building games)
9-11am SESSION 8: Olympics
Station review (offensive and defensive concepts)
Competitions – GameBreaker Olympics
ROUND 1: passing competitions
Possession Drill – passing race to getting around the cones first
ROUND 2: Speed (relay races)
Ground ball competition
Speed and agility Obstacle Course (while cradling)
12:30 – 4:00pm ***Board shuttle bus to Bromley Mountain ***
6-7:30pm Last Scrimmage Session – small-sided games followed by full-field
8-9pm Camp talent show
9:15pm Back to dorms to pack
9-10:45am FINAL SESSION with CLOSING CEREMONIES
Ball warm-up altogether (boys and girls)
Camp Championship Tournament
11:00am Closing Ceremonies and prizes
This camp was soo fun! The lacrosse was great, and there were also so many other activities! The quarry was so much fun to swim in and we took lots of hikes during the free time. I can\'t wait for next year!
My son has spent the last several summers at many traditional summer camps, but this year all he could talk about was playing lacrosse. This camp at SMS was the perfect balance of the two--plenty of outdoor activities and superb lacrosse instruction. We are very impressed with the curriculum GameBreaker has built for this camp. Would recommend.
This camp has it all. Lacrosse, hiking, swimming and more. Highly recommend SMS GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp!
This was my second year and I actually loved it even more than my first year! The staff is great and they really work with you on the field. I feel like I definitely got better this week.