Wake Forest University Boys Lacrosse Training Camp

Wake Forest University, Water Tower Field

Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse is proud to announce that we will be bringing our camp to North Carolina. GameBreaker will be hosting an overnight boys camp at Wake Forest University this summer. Campers will enjoy training on the school athletic fields with our elite coaching staff and have a meal in the campus dining hall. Join us this summer for a great week of fun and lacrosse!


About Our Coaches

Connor McKemey

Connor McKemey is High Point University’s Men’s Assistant Coach and the program’s Director of Operations. Coach McKemy joined High Point University men's lacrosse staff in 2017.

McKemey is a 2017 graduate of High Point University and was a member of the men's lacrosse program for the past four seasons. During his time as a player he was recognized as a multiple time All-State player and helped win the school’s first state championship in High School, the former midfielder started his time at HPU as a student coach. He was in charge of filming practice, preparing breakdowns for coaches to review with players while facilitating player-to-coach communications. During his junior season, McKemey joined the roster for his final two seasons while also helping in the coaching office. In his first game against Catawba College, he scored 2 goals and added an assist, in just one quarter of play.

During his time at High Point, McKemey has also has been a featured speaker at several events and featured twice with cover stories by Lacrosse Magazine. He also helped coach youth club teams over the summer as well host private lessons and clinics. He has now been coaching lacrosse for 15 years!

Quote from High Point University’s Head Coach Jon Torpey "Connor is one of the most amazing young men I have ever had the opportunity to coach in this profession. Connor is the consummate example of a leader and winner and his knowledge of the game is remarkable."


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 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 (2)

reviews-10 Kyle M. - Camper

I loved the Wake Forest camp. I learned many defensive tips. I can’t wait to come back next year!

reviews-10 Chris S. - Camper

This camp truly made me a better player. Every drill and speech had a meaning behind it. Working with these coaches made me realize what I have to do to improve as a player. Thank you so much!

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