Stratton Mountain Girls Lacrosse & Adventure Camp

Stratton Mountain School

Stratton, VT


Overview

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 daughter 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

Rachel Vallarelli

Coach Vallarelli is a college coach, club director, and professional lacrosse player in both the Women's Field Game and the Men's Box Lacrosse Game. She also runs her own business, RV Lacrosse, which focuses on recruiting advising, lessons, clinics, photography, a podcast, and a blog. She also runs her camps through Gamebreaker since 2019. A current Stringking Pro and Base Performance Sponsored Athlete, Vallarelli loves inspiring the next generation of players, in both the men's and women's game as well as in both lacrosse disciplines of field and box.

Vallarelli brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience with her. 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, 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 and is a Free Agent in the WPLL. Coach also plays professionally for the New York Athletic Club. Vallarelli has also played some men's field lacrosse as well and is an alum of the Central California Lacrosse Club.

In the Box Lacrosse realm, Vallarelli was the first woman to ever play and start in the IBLA while playing for the Cambridge Nor'Easters. She was also the first woman ever invited to the NLL US Elite Combine and NLL Toronto Combine in 2019 and is an NLL Free Agent. Vallarelli was selected to the 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. She also plays for the Boston Blazers of the BBLL and for the Lasersharks Box Lacrosse Club.

College coaching stops for Vallarelli include Purchase College, Fresno State, Villanova University, and Wagner College. She was also the Head Coach for Greenwich HS for the 2019 Season. Along with being the Assistant Coach for Purchase College, Vallarelli plays professionally and provides coaching through GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps along with her own business RV Lacrosse and is the Girls Director for Team 91 Tri-State.

 


Camp Details

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 11pm 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)

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

Camper Schedule: 

Sunday

1-2pm – Camp check-in at the dorms
2-2:30pm - Orientation on the field
2:30-4:30pm SESSION 1: Possession (and assessment)
- Warm-up
- Stickwork
- Ball Protection Drills
- Situational Play
5-6pm Dinner
6:15-8pm Session 2: Game Play
- Warm-up
- 7 v 7 team play introducing pairs and spacing concepts
8:30-9:30pm Team building activities
10pm Lights Out

Monday

8am Breakfast
9-11am SESSION 3: Individual Offensive Concepts
- Warm-up
- 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
5pm Dinner
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

Tuesday

8am Breakfast
9-11am SESSION 5: Defensive Concepts
- Warm-up
- Defensive concepts and review - what is GOOD DEFENSE?!
- Defensive stations (positioning, sliding, approaches, breakdowns, off-ball defense)
- 3v3, 4v4, 5v5
11:30-12:00pm Lunch
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)
5pm Dinner
6-7:30 pm SESSION 7: PLAY (mini-tournament)
- Warmups
- Box team play
7:20- 8:00 Scavenger Hunt involving whole camp (boys and girls)
8:00-9:00 Game night (team-building games)

Wednesday

8:00am Breakfast
9-11am SESSION 8: Olympics
- Station review (offensive and defensive concepts)
- Competitions – GameBreaker Olympics
o ROUND 1: passing competitions
o Shooting Accuracy
o Trivia
o Possession Drill – passing race to getting around the cones first
o ROUND 2: Speed (relay races)
o Ground ball competition
o Shooting Power
o Face off/Draw
o Speed and agility Obstacle Course (while cradling)
12pm Lunch
12:30 – 4:00pm ***Board shuttle bus to Bromley Mountain ***
5pm Dinner
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

Thursday

8am Breakfast
9-10:45am FINAL SESSION with CLOSING CEREMONIES
- Warmup
- Ball warm up altogether (boys and girls)
- Camp Championship Tournament
11:00am Closing Ceremonies and prizes


Reviews (4)

reviews-10 Nancy S. - Camper

The facilities were awesome and I really enjoyed all the extracurricular activities.

reviews-10 Thomas T. - Parent

This was my daughters first overnight experience at camp and she had a blast. The staff did a great job making sure she was having fun all week!

reviews-10 Karen G. - Camper

The GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp at Stratton Mountain School was an amazing experience. I loved being away from home and playing lacrosse with my friends.

reviews-0 Karen T. - Parent

As a parent, I appreciate how this camp combines great lacrosse with a more traditional summer camp experience. And you can’t beat Vermont in the summer.

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