Tampa, FL 2022 Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL


Overview

Join us this summer at USF for this years Tampa girls lacrosse camp.  Campers will 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 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)

Attack-
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

Midfield-
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

Goalie-
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 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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