University of Lynchburg Girls Lacrosse Camp

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA 24501


GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps is proud to announce that we will be hosting a camp at the University of Lynchburg this summer. Campers will enjoying training on Shellenberger Field, spend the night in the campus dorms and enjoy the all-you-can-eat dining halls. Join GameBreaker this summer for what promises to be a great week of lacrosse and fun!

About Our Coaches

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Lynchburg University.  He has held this position in 2003 when he took over the school's Head Coach.

The 2016 iteration of the Hornets women's lacrosse team carried a 7-2 record in conference play and earned the No. 3 seed in the ODAC tournament, advancing to the semifinals.

Reid's 2015 team advanced to the conference tournament semifinals, falling just one goal short of a title game bid. The Hornets scored a huge 10-5 upset win at Roanoke College in the quarterfinals.

In 2012, the Hornets finished 11-7 overall while hosting their second consecutive ODAC semifinal match-up. The Hornets were 12-5 during the spring of 2011, including an 8-1 record in conference play.

Lynchburg made it to the ODAC Championship in 2010, the first trip since 2001, and also posted 14 wins, the second-best single-season total in team history. Lynchburg advanced into the ODAC Tournament semifinals for the first time in six years in the 2007 season, and Lynchburg had a four-game winning streak in a rebuilding 2008 campaign. The 2006 Hornets finished 7-6 on the year, while the 2005 unit had their best record since 2000 with a 10-4 mark.

Coach Reid, the director of athletic facilities at the university, assisted the Lynchburg women’s lacrosse program in the spring of 2001. He served as the head men’s coach at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio from 1993-2000, earning the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year Award in 1999. He was the men’s head coach at conference-rival Virginia Wesleyan and at Widener University in Chester, Pa., and was an assistant at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa.

Liza Oakley

Liza Oakley joined the Lynchburg women’s lacrosse staff as a graduate assistant coach in 2018-19.

Oakley is a 2018 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmetsburg, Md., where she was a starting defender for the Mountaineers. In 2018, her senior year, she helped lead the third-best scoring defense in the NCAA. She also achieved Northeast Conference All-Academic Team honors each of her four seasons, earning her degree in business finance.

Oakley was also an intern with the Athletic Development Department at The Mount. In this role, she helped with alumni engagement, marketing, student relations, and helping conduct the operation side of sporting events.

In addition to her coaching duties, she will be matriculating through Lynchburg's master's in business administration program.

The West Hartford, Conn., native has also coached for Dodgers Lacrosse Club in her home state, where she helped the running of practices and supported various recruiting tournaments, and served as volunteer coach for Glastonbury (Conn.) Youth Lacrosse.

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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



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



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



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

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