UMBC Girls Lacrosse Camp

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps will be hosting a girls overnight camp this summer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Camp will be directed by the UMBC Women's Lacrosse coaching staff. Join GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps at UMBC this summer for what promises to be a great week of lacrosse and fun!


About Our Coaches

Amy Slade

Amy (Appelt) Slade enters her seventh season at the helm of the Retrievers and tenth overall with the program. Slade served as a co-head coach for her first two seasons at the head of the program after being hired as an assistant coach in August of 2009.


Slade has posted a 54-46 record while serving at UMBC’s head coach. In 2018, the Retrievers posted an 11-6 record, marking the first time they had double-digit victories in back-to-back seasons since the 2010-11 seasons. Three of Slade's Retrievers earned America East honors as senior Carolyn Jamison, and juniors Lauren McDonald and Sara Moeller were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Jamison added to her accolades as she was named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team and participated in the organization's North-South All-Star Game.


In 2017, Slade’s Retrievers made a third-straight appearance in the America East tournament, the first time since the 2010-12 season. The team also shattered the records for most goals in a season (248), most assists (129), and most points (378). UMBC had five players - Sam Nolan, Carolyn Jamison, Kayla Renehan, Lauren McDonald, and Sara Moeller - named to the America East All-Conference Team. Nolan also became the program’s assist leader with 73, while Moeller and McDonald each set the single-season marks in assists (35) and goals (62), respectively.


In 2016, Slade and the Retrievers made a back-to-back appearance in the America East Championship and saw junior Sam Nolan and sophomore Carolyn Jamison named to the America East All-Conference Team. In 2015, she guided the Retrievers back to the America East Championships for the first time since 2012 and the seventh time since joining the league. UMBC had five players finish with 20-or-more goals, while two added double-digit assists. Senior Abby Wilson earned America East All-Conference Second Team honors after leading the team in goals and points. Freshman Tianna Wallpher earned a spot on the league’s All-Rookie Team, while classmate Caitlin Miller matched the program’s single-season draw control record.


In her first season at the helm of the Retrievers, Slade and Giro guided the Retrievers to their best start through nine games since 1986 by posting a 7-2 mark, however, UMBC battled a tough schedule, taking on four nationally-ranked opponents, to finish the season with an 8-8 record and narrowly missing out on the America East Tournament. Slade had a pair of her midfielders earn America East postseason honors, with junior Kristen Bilney being named to the All-Conference First Team and sophomore Alyssa Semones being named to the Second Team.


Slade spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Retrievers, prior to being named co-head coach. In her first campaign on the staff, UMBC posted its best season since 2002, with an 11-7 overall mark and its first-ever trip to the America East title game. In 2011, the Retrievers replicated their success, posting an 11-7 overall mark and knocking off defending champion Boston University in the semifinals, before falling to Albany in the championship game.


Slade, who won the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy and led the University of Virginia to a national championship in 2004, joined the UMBC women’s lacrosse staff in August 2009.  She was a four-time All-American at Virginia, where she set school records for career goals (258) and points (373) and ranks second in career assists (115). Her goals and points totals are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the NCAA Division I record books, and she set an NCAA record by scoring a goal in 66 straight games.


Slade became the first Cavalier to win the Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation’s best player in 2004 when she led the NCAA in scoring with 90 goals – also a school record – and 121 points, and those totals still rank in the top 10 in Division I history.


The native of Garden City, N.Y., received a number of accolades while at Virginia, including 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year, 2002 Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Year, 2004 ACC Player of the Year, 2004 IWLCA Player of the Year, 2004 and 2005 Inside Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com Offensive Player of the Year and the 2004 Honda Award.


Slade is also a three-time All-ACC selection and earned spots on the 2004 ACC All-Tournament Team and the 2004 and 2005 NCAA All-Tournament Teams, as well as the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English in 2005 and spent the 2007 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Virginia, helping to guide her alma mater to the NCAA title game, where the Cavaliers fell to Northwestern, 15-13. She was a part of the U.S. National Team from 2002-09 and was a member of the 2005 World Cup training team.


Slade is currently the assistant coach of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL)'s Baltimore Brave. In her first season with the Brave, Slade helped lead the team to a 4-0 record and a trip the inaugural WPLL playoffs.

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


Lax Camps - Girls Lacrosse Drills - Attacking From Behind Goal Practice
Lacrosse Training - Coaching Defensive Positioning