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 the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT. Vallarelli brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience in with her. A 2011 graduate of School of the Holy Child in Rye, N.Y., she starred at goalie for the Gryphons’ lacrosse squad. 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 and she was the NCAA save-percentage champion in 2015 (.523). UMass won four consecutive Atlantic 10 championships 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. Vallarelli also plays professionally for New York Athletic Club’s team. College coaching stops for Vallarelli included Fresno State (assistant coach, 2017-2018), Villanova University (assistant coach, 2016-2017) and Wagner College (volunteer assistant, 2015). Along with being the Greenwich High school head coach, Vallarelli provides instruction and clinics through GameBreaker Lacrosse along with her own lacrosse company, RAV Lax, and is the director of girls lacrosse at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. She also writes for Lacrosse All Stars and coaches at SoundCrosse Lacrosse Club.


Camp Details

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

Age & Ability: Camp is open to 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: 

1st Day
12:00pm – Registration and Check in
1:00pm-2:00pm - Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Team Building Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm – Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

2nd and 3rd Days

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am - Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Group Activities and Games
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Lacrosse Session
4:00pm-5:00pm – Leadership Driven Group Activities
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Evening Lacrosse Session / Extended Day Pick up

10:00 – Lights Out

4th Day

7:45am-8:30am – Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
8:45am – Extended Day Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Lacrosse Session
12:00pm - Closing Award Ceremonies
12:15pm-1:15pm - Check Out

 

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

 

Afternoon Training Session

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

 

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, situational game play

 

Daily Award Ceremony


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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