University of Washington Boys Lacrosse Camp

University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Overview

GameBreaker returns to Seattle for its 14th 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

Jack Cerchiara

Coach Cerchiara has been the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at the University of Washington since the 2012 season. Before taking the position at the University of Washington Cerchiara attended Kenyon College where he played attack and midfield for the Lords. Graduating from Kenyon College in 2006, Coach Cerchiara joined the University of Washington Men's Lacrosse Program playing attack for the Huskies in 2007-2008. After finishing his college eligibility, Coach Cerchiara joined his former Kenyon teammate, Stewart Kerns, in 2008, as the Associate Head Lacrosse Coach at the University of Washington. After 4 years as the programs Associate Head Lacrosse Coach Cerchiara took over the helm for the Huskies in 2012 and is now the programs Head Men's Lacrosse Coach. While serving as Head Coach Cerchiara was awarded Conference coach of the year in 2018 and 2019.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am. The full day campers will check out daily at 3:00 pm with our half day campers checking out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to boys ages 6-16, Our half-day camp option is open to ages 6-10 and our full day camp option is open to ages 9-16. All ability and levels are welcomed.

Meals: Campers are to bring their own lunch to camp.

Camp Schedule
8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled situational game play
12:00 – Supervised group lunch, Half-Day Campers depart
12:45 – Camp games and team building events
1:00 - Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
2:00 - Team games – Scrimmages
3:00 – Daily review and award ceremony - Full-Day Campers depart

Morning Training Session 1

Fundamental 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

Specialized Leadership Games and Events
Lacrosse capture the flag, lax baseball, lax water balloons, lax maze runner, ultimate lacrosse and other leadership activities

Morning Training Session 2

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

Lunch

Chalk Talk - Reviewing techniques and game theories specific to the players position and the weeks on field technical activities

Afternoon Training Session 1

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

Afternoon Training Session 2

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

Daily Award Ceremony


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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