Seattle, WA 2022 Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp

University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Overview

GameBreaker returns to Seattle for its 16th annual Washington boys lacrosse camp.  Lacrosse sessions will emphasize individual stick work, positional training and team concepts.  We also scrimmage daily.  Join us this summer for a great week of lacrosse and improvement.  Full Day and Half Day camp options are offered.


About Our Coaches

Michael Black

Michael Black is currently the head coach at Lakeside High School. Michael Black began his journey with lacrosse in Central New York but first played for a team in Massachusetts. He went on to play college lacrosse at Wentworth Institute of Technology that was followed by a year of coaching in London, England for the ELA. He returned to coach at places like Boston College High School, Ana Maria College, Franklin Pierce University before returning to coaching in high school level. He earned opportunities to coach at programs such as Highland School (VA), Boys’ Latin (MD) and Culver (IN). It was during his time at Boys Latin that he began his journey to becoming a DEI advocate in supporting school efforts to improve inclusion and continue to engage in school retention of minorities. He continues his lacrosse efforts and DEI work while pursuing his physics teaching position at the Lakeside school in Seattle, WA. He’s also currently the head coach of the men’s national team of Uganda.


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.

CHECK-IN AT WILLOW HALL

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS WILL STAY IN MCMAHON HALL-DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS (some may be single rooms)

Age & Ability: Camp is open to boys ages 8-17, 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

Camp Overview 

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

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

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

Daily Award Ceremony

*Curriculum Varies Per Location and Director*

*For Sample Times of Daily Schedule, Visit Highlights Page*


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Alex N. - Camper

Staying overnight at UW is the best part of my summer! The coaches are always the best and lacrosse is really fun. But my favorite part is the dorms, it is fun meeting new friends and also playing ping pong, pool and watching tv during freetime!

reviews-10 Robert L. - Parent

My children have been attending the GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp at UWashington for a few years now. My sons have always had a great experience. The quality of coaching is exceptional and they love being on campus at UW. My daughter was nervous about going to camp on her own for the first time. The staff was great about making sure she was right at home, now she insists on going back each year. Great staff, great location it has been a great experience!

reviews-10 Jared S. - Parent

The camp over the summer was great. My son said he learned so much from the coaches. He now spends extra time each day trying to improve on his skills.

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