UNC Charlotte Boys Lacrosse Camp

UNC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC 28223


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps offer players of all abilities and positions the opportunity to develop every aspect of their game while having fun building long lasting relationships with their fellow campers, teammates and coaches.

At our boy’s lacrosse camp at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campers will have the opportunity to train at a top college campus with some of the best coaches in the game. Under the Coaches guidance, the 4-day camp will be focused on providing each player fundamental instruction, individualized stick work, positional play and situational game play while engaging in a multitude of fun contests, camp games and leadership activities. Come join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!


About Our Coaches

Parker Thomas

Coach Thomas is currently the director of Lacrosse at Legion Collegiate Academy in Rock Hill South Carolina. In this role, he oversees the progress and day-to-day operations of the men's and women's teams along with serving as the head men's lacrosse coach.

Prior to his position at Legion Collegiate Academy, he coached at Fort Mill High School for three years acting as the head coach for the last two years. In his time at Fort Mill High School, he led the Jackets to a state championship in 2019 while also being named the South Carolina coach of the year. As a player Coach, Thomas was a four-year starter at Tennessee Wesleyan University at the attack position while being named all-conference four times, voted team captain three times, an All-American twice, and the NAIA national player of the year in 2016. In high school coach, Thomas captained Fort Mill High School to a state championship in 2011 while being named the South Carolina player of the year and a US Lacrosse All American.


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 boys 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

Developmental 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

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 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

Evening Training Session

Game Play - Clear ride scrimmage, full field scrimmages, camp championship tournament, 7 vs 7, box lacrosse tournament

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (2)

reviews-10 Ryan H. - Parent

The campus was remarkable and I would send my son here again in a heartbeat. Will definitely be attending again next year.

reviews-10 John B. - Camper

We played so much that all I want to do now is play! I signed up for overnight with a couple of friends from home, but I made new friends too! The coaches were so nice and helpful.

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