Girls Lacrosse Camp at USF

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL


Overview

Join us this summer at USF for this Tampa girls lacrosse camp.  Campers will stay in air-conditioned dorms and play on the school's manicured athletic fields.  This promises to be a great week of instruction and new lax friends!


About Our Coaches

Aricka Ward

Aricka is currently the associate athletic director and girls lacrosse coach at All Saints Academy in Florida. Before Coach Ward had gone to All Saints Academy she coached at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida.

Ward played women's lacrosse at Limestone College (S.C.) and was a member of two NCAA Division II semifinal teams in 2006 & 2008. Aricka was a key member of the Limestone team and she helped propel them to a 60-15 record over her four-year career.

Following her collegiate career, she was named head women's lacrosse coach at Ridge View High School in her home town of Columbia, S.C., and took her team to the state tournament for the first time in five years. She then went on to work as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach with the University of South Florida's women's club team before heading to FSC.

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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 (3)

reviews-10 Carl S. - Parent

Our daughter loved coming to camp this summer. She had a lot of fun and we\'ve noticed that she is practicing even more than usual. Thank you for providing her with such a great experience.

reviews-10 Clara R - Camper

Camp was so much fun. It was a blast playing on the field with some old teammates as well as knew ones I met in the dorms. Movie night was also a lot of fun. I had a great time.

reviews-10 Sandra B. - Parent

My daughter has been coming to camp for a few years and each time she has more fun than the last. GameBreaker puts on a great camp, and keeps finding different ways to make sure everyone has a great time.

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