GameBreaker Girls Lacrosse Camp Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT


Overview

GameBreaker Girls Lacrosse camp returns to Western Connecticut State University which offers both turf and grass fields for our lacrosse campers. We are offering a full day camp from 9am-3pm and a half day camp for campers ages 6-9 from 9am-12pm. Join us for a great week of lacrosse training and new friends!

Covid-19 Policy: Vaccine is NOT required to attend camp. Negative COVID tests are NOT required prior to arriving at camp, but strongly encouraged for all campers. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in there health forms, Athletic Monitoring Form, and COVID Liability Waiver to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page


About Our Coaches

GameBreaker Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Camp will be taught by some of the top NCAA and High School coaches as well as other Division I players.


Camp Details

Check-in/out: All campers check in daily at 9:00 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 girls 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 abilities and levels are welcomed.

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

Covid-19 Policy: Vaccine is NOT required to attend camp. Negative COVID tests are NOT required prior to arriving at camp, but strongly encouraged for all campers. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in there health forms, Athletic Monitoring Form, and COVID Liability Waiver to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page

Day Camp:
9:00 - 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 gameplay
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 and targeted fundamental drills

Position Specific Training

Defense - including a rotation of midfielders
Footwork - pivoting, recovery and angles
Stickwork - clearing, carrying, grounds balls and stick protection
Field Awareness - recovery and on ball play
Body Positioning - ABCDs of defense (for 1 on 1 defense)

Attack 
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection, and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top,
Transitioning- Riding the ball

Midfield
Situational Awareness - spacing, vision, and offensive flow
Shooting - time and room, on the run, shot placement and selection and faking before shooting
Dodging - from X, the ally and up top
Defensive Play - body positioning and field awareness
Transitioning- Riding the ball, fast breaks, settling

Goalie
Communication - ball positioning, dictating the defense’s positions and player positioning
Mechanics - placement in cage, off stick and stick side movement, reaction time
Clearing - moving the ball quickly, communicating where to go with the ball and stick work

Draw Specialist
Mechanics - footwork and body positioning
Taking the Draw - pushing, pulling, or self-drawing, ball tracking
Circle - speed work, ground balls, ball tracking, and reaction time

Morning Training Session 2

Unsettled Situational Game Play, focused on special awareness specific to game-like situations
2v1, 3v2- Fast play from the elbows and X
Crossfield 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 player's position and the weekly on-field technical activities

Afternoon Training Session

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, lacrosse tic-tac-toe racing, lacrosse head-shoulders-knees-toes-ball, and other leadership activities

Game Play – 7v7, small sided games, full field scrimmage, situational gameplay, clearing and riding the ball, camp championship tournament

Daily Award Ceremony


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Dominick T - Parent

As soon as we got to camp my daughter could not wait to play. I am pretty sure she did not stop smiling all week. As a parent that is the exact atmosphere you want to see at a summer camp. Very well done camp. See you next year.

reviews-10 Stacy K. - Camper

I had such a good time at camp. The coaches were great, and so was the food. We had so much fun staying in the dorms like we were in college.

reviews-10 Kim C. - Parent

My daughter came home from camp and could not stop telling me about what a blast she had. Thank you GameBreaker, I will recommend this camp to all of the other moms on the team. See you next year!!

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