Walsh University Boys Lacrosse Camp

Walsh University

North Canton, OH 44720


Overview

GameBreaker Lacrosse will be hosting a boys day camp at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio this summer. Camp is open to players of all ability levels from ages 8-17. The half-day camp option is open to campers ages 6-9. Campers will train on the University athletic fields and train under the Walsh University coaching staff. Join GameBreaker for what promises to be a great week of fun and lacrosse training.


About Our Coaches

Alex Skvarch

Alex Skvarch enters his fifth season as the men’s lacrosse head coach after serving as an assistant coach for the program in 2014. In 2017, he guided the Cavaliers to their first postseason appearance in program history and a win over nationally ranked No. 10 Lindenwood.

Skvarch previously served as the defensive coordinator at the Hartwick College. While at Hartwick College, Skvarch coached two USILA North/South game participants, four Empire 8 All-League players, and one Academic All-American. In 2016, he coached six ECAC All-Rookie Team selections and two ECAC Defensive Player of the Week selections.

Skvarch also played lacrosse at Hartwick and was a two-year captain, selected to the Empire 8 Second Team in 2011, and ended his four-year career with 153 groundballs and 98 caused turnovers in 51 games.  Skvarch was selected to the Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year Team and was named the team’s Defensive MVP in 2011.

Matt Shields

Shields is in his third season of coaching men's lacrosse with the Cavs after spending his last eight years coaching high school lacrosse. In 2018, he began assisting with the women's lacrosse program and joined the team on the sidelines for games when the men's team doesn't play.

Two summers ago he coached Mercer Island High School at the National High School Lacrosse Showcase. Shields also coached Team Washington for the high school select club team the past two summers for rising ninth and 10th graders. He also spent the last eight summers coaching the Mercer Island lacrosse camp, working with youth development.

Before that Shields played lacrosse at the University of Mount Olive. During his time there he was a team captain in 2016, played in the USILA DI/DII north vs. south all-star game, a First-Team All-Conference Carolinas selection in 2015 and 2016, selected for Conference Carolinas All-Tournament team in 2015, and also a Second-Team All-Conference Carolinas selection in 2014.

He was voted the team’s offensive most valuable player 2015 and 2014, ended career as the No. 1 in overall points in school history, finishing with 230 points (147 goals & 83 assists).  Shields helped lead his team to first ever NCAA Tournament in 2016, in only the teams fourth year as a program.  In addition to his accomplishes on the field Shields was selected as a 2016 USILA DII Scholar All-American.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Day Campers check in daily at 9am. Check out daily at 3pm. (check out for half day campers is 12pm)

Age & Ability: Day camp is open to ages 6-17 of all ability levels. Half-Day camp is open to ages 6-9.

Meals Provided: Campers are to bring their own lunch.

Day Camper Schedule:

Day Camp
9:00 Campers arrive; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 First Session - Individual skill work
10:15 Lax Talk and All-Star Demos
10:30 Break
10:45 Positional Training
12:00 Lunch, Half-Day Campers depart
1:00 Second Session - Team Concepts
2:00 Team games
3:00 Full-Day Campers depart


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Arnold C. - Parent

My son Daniel enrolled in camp for the first time this summer, and I have to say that I was very impressed by the organization, drills, and activities

reviews-10 Deborah G. - Mom

My son had a ton of fun at lacrosse camp! He couldn\'t wait to go each morning. The coaches fostered a positive and enjoyable environment for all the kids

reviews-10 Graham W. - Parent

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp is absolutely one of the best camps in Canton area, my son has been going for years and loves it!

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