University of Minnesota Boys Lacrosse Camp

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN 55455


Overview

GameBreaker is proud to announce that we will be hosting a camp at the University of Minnesota this summer. Join your lax friends and make new ones at Minnesota's favorite summer lacrosse camp.  Campers will stay in dorms on campus and will play on the school's turf athletic fields while learning from one of the best lacrosse players to ever come out of the state of Minnesota.


About Our Coaches

Luke Marks

As a recent 2011 alumni of St Thomas Academy, Luke Marks jumped at the opportunity to come back and work at his alma mater as the Director of Alumni Relations, Social Media Manager, and a Assistant Varsity Football Coach. This 2018-19 season will be Luke's second season as the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach. Luke loves working at Saint Thomas Academy because he is able to have a transformative impact on the life of young men. “ If others were not willing to make a similar investment in my own well-being when I was a student at Saint Thomas Academy, I would be a much different person than I am today. I LOVE having an impact on the lives of students”.

Coaching Accomplishments:

12-3 record overall as head coach.

Defensive Coordinator and Varsity Assistant for the Cadets (2013-2017)

5-time letter winner, and former captain of the Cadet Lacrosse team.

Coached 2 All-State players in first year as head coach.


Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 1pm 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 (3)

reviews-10 Ron J. - Parent

My son had a great week! He enjoyed learning more about the game and meeting new friends. I felt the staff did a good job running the program, and even learned the children’s names the first day!

reviews-10 Matt N. - Dad

I was extremely happy with this program. Not only did my son love it, I felt safe leaving him with the coaches at camp. I really appreciated the good behaviors they taught my son in addition to the lacrosse.

reviews-10 Dana Y. - Mother

Not only will yours kid have a great time, but as a parent you will not have to worry about your kids while they are at camp. GameBreaker hires the best coaches that are not only fun, but very responsible and take utmost care with the campers

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