Ursuline College Girls Lacrosse Training Camp

Ursuline College, Pepper Pike Ohio

Pepper Pike, OH 44124


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps is proud to return to Ursuline College for a second summer. Campers will be playing on the colleges athletic fields, stay overnight in the campus dorms and enjoy the all-you-can eat dining hall. Join GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps for what promises to be a great week of lacrosse and fun! Camp is open to girls ages 8-16 of all ability levels.


About Our Coaches

Lauren Simko

Lauren Simko is the head women's lacrosse coach at Ursuline College.

Simko most recently coached at the University of Findlay, a fellow Great Midwest Athletic Conference member, where she led the Oilers to the 2019 G-MAC Championship with a 9-8 victory over Tiffin.

In 2018, she led the Oilers to a school record 15-4 mark and reached the finals of the G-MAC Tournament. That season, Findlay led all of NCAA Division II in scoring defense, allowing only 5.42 goals per game. They outscored opponents by a margin of 11.37 goals per game which led NCAA Division II.

During her tenure at Findlay, she coached 18 student-athletes to all-conference honors and had nine first team selections.

Simko previously coached at the University of Dallas in 2016 and was the head coach at Cornell University from 2013-15 where she started the women's lacrosse program. Prior to starting the program at Cornell, she was a graduate assistant at Lake Erie College from 2011-13.

As a player, Simko played at Division II Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She earned an athletic scholarship to play lacrosse and played three seasons as the starting midfielder. She was a two-time team captain and named the team's MVP during her junior season.


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

 

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
Clearing and Riding

 

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 and field awareness

 

Goalie

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


Reviews (4)

reviews-10 Maggie N. - Mother

We are grateful to GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps for its excellence and kindness. Our daughter Eva was a total novice before participating in the lacrosse camp last summer, and she made her high school team the following spring!

reviews-10 Abby Y. - Camper

I had a wonderful summer at the GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp. Coach Ferry taught me new skills and helped strengthened my existing ones

reviews-10 Melissa V. - Mother

Year after year, we have found that the staff members at GameBreaker are warm, friendly, and engaging with campers. They are also very responsive to parent concerns, communicative, and flexible

reviews-10 Alexa H. - Camper

I’ve attended many sports camps but the Ursuline College lacrosse camp was by far the best. I improved my game tremendously and got a feel for playing at a collegiate level.

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