St. Joseph High School Boys Lacrosse Camp

St. Joseph High School

Trumbull, CT


Overview

GameBreaker is proud to return to St. Joseph High School for this Trumbull boys lacrosse camp. This CT lacrosse camp is open to boys ages 6-16 with half-day option from 9-12 daily for ages 6-9. Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily. We also hold many fun contests during the week for great prizes. Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse training and fun!


About Our Coaches

Brendan Talbot

Brendan Talbot is the Head Lacrosse Coach at St Joeseph's High School. Coach Talbot began his lacrosse career at Longwood High School on Long Island where he was a team captain and a standout defenseman. He then went on to Quinnipiac University as part of their first Division I recruiting class in 1998. Talbot went on to start for four years and was a team captain for three years. In 2001 Quinnipiac had its best season in program history going 14-2 and were the MAAC champions. At the conclusion of his collegiate lacrosse career Brendan was named as a starter in the NEILA East-West college All-Star game.

After Talbot's playing time at Quinnipiac he began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant and by 2005 he was named Quinnipiac’s defensive coordinator, at the time making him the youngest first assistant in Division I. Coach Talbot then took his game to the Connecticut high school level coaching at New Fairfield High School for 4 years untill taking a position as New Milford High School's Head Larosse Coach. He was the head coach at New Milford HS from 2008-2013 earning a career record of 60-36 (.625%). In Talbot’s six years at the helm, New MIlford won two SWC Large School championships (2009 & 2010) and qualified for the SWC and CIAC play-offs each year. In 2009 Brendan was nominated for Class L coach of the year. During that time, New Milford finished ranked in the top 25 in the state of Connecticut in three of his six years (2008, 2009 & 2013). Talbot coached many high school players that went on to success at the Division I, II & III levels including national champions, a Tewaaraton nominee and several team captains.

In 2014 Brendan returned to college lacrosse as the defensive coordinator at Western Connecticut State University where he held that position for two years, guiding Western to consecutive appearances in the Little East play-offs. Currently Coach Talbot is the head coach at St. Joseph’s High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. In his first year, 2016, he guided the Cadets back to the Class S championship.


Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am. The full day campers will check out daily at 3:00 pm with our half day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to boys ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full day camp option is open to ages 9-16. All ability and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Camp Schedule


8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play

12:00 – Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart

12:45 – Camp games and team building events
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

 

Morning Training Session 1

Fundamental Stick Work - Specialized stick routines involving box 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 – slide, 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
Riding – drop back, pressure and 10-man rides

 

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, field awareness and sliding

 

Goalie

Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defensemen’s position and slides
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

 

Face Off 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

 

Specialized Leadership Games and Events
Lacrosse capture the flag, lax baseball, lax water balloons, lax maze runner, ultimate lacrosse and other leadership activities

 

Morning Training Session 2

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

 

Lunch

 

Chalk Talk - Reviewing techniques and game theories specific to the players position and the weeks on field technical activities

 

Afternoon Training Session 1

Grouped Position Specific Training- Attack vs. Defense, Midfield vs. Midfield and LSM’s

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, box lacrosse tournament

 

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (10)

reviews-10 Dan S. - Camper

I came to camp with a few of my friends and it was awesome. My favorite part was the fun competitions the coaches did.

reviews-10 George N. - Parent

My son had a wonderful time at summer camp. He came home each day wanted to show me what he learned. He is now even more excited about playing lacrosse.

reviews-10 Darren R. - Camper

I cannot wait to come back to camp next year. I had such a fun time playing with all the new friends I made. See you next summer!

reviews-10 Reilly P. – Parent

This day camp was the perfect combination of fun and drills. My son had a lot of fun, but was constantly learning throughout the week. This was a well-organized camp we hope you run this camp next year too.

reviews-10 Katie R. – Mom

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps are the best! My son really enjoyed his time at camp and hopes to return with some friends next year. Thanks for hosting such a great camp.

reviews-10 Wilson C. – Camper

I currently play for an 8th grade team and this was good exposure for me to play against other people my age who plan on trying out for the freshmen team next year. I was able to compare our skill levels and find some aspects of my game that could use improvements before next season.

reviews-10 Jocelyn W. – Mom

My son is going to St. Joseph High School next year and we felt this camp was a good way for him to prepare for what playing at the high school level takes. He was able to speak with the coaches and ask their input on what they look for in player’s game that would make him stand out in try outs. This information was very helpful for my son.

reviews-10 Corey M. – Camper

I spent a lot of time at camp working on strengthening my weaker hand. I wanted to take advantage of the extra practice time to improve on a weakness while many of my teammates were on vacation. Thanks for giving me this opportunity.

reviews-10 Ryan M. – Camper

I was really impressed with how much I learned at camp. The coaches really knew what they were talking about which made the drills have purpose. Overall, I learned a lot and had a great time.

reviews-10 Stephen G. – Dad

This camp was one of the best lacrosse camps I have sent my son to. The instruction they received was very thorough and the coaches explained why they were doing each drill in relation to when you might use the skills in a game setting. I think that was a big factor in having the kids give 100% at all times.

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