Westport Boys Lacrosse Camp

Staples High School

Westport, CT 06880


This CT lacrosse camp is open to boys ages 6-16, the camp runs 8:30-12 daily. Campers will learn individual stick skills, positional play, team concepts, and will scrimmage daily. We also hold many fun contests during the week for great prizes. Join us for an unforgettable week of lacrosse and fun!

About Our Coaches

Josh Thornton

Josh is currently the Head Lacrosse Coach at Weston High School. Josh joined the Weston lacrosse team after being the head coach at Norwalk High School for two years. Prior to being named the head coach at Norwalk, Josh was an assistant coach at Weston High School. While on the coaching staff, the school won two state championship titles.

Prior to his coaching career Josh was a standout lacrosse player at Desmet Jesuit High School in Missouri, where his team won two state titles. He then went on to play at Fairfield University where he earned All-New England honors twice as a midfielder. As a senior he was voted team captain by the coaches and his fellow teammates.

Stewart Stockdale

Stewart is a former lacrosse player from Darien, Connecticut, who played collegiately at Tufts University. Stewart played long-stick-midfield and was a two-year starter before graduating in 2019. While at Tufts, he was voted team captain and earned 2nd Team All-NESCAC, 2nd Team All-New England, Honorable Mention All-American, as well as Academic All-American honors. He most recently served as the defensive coordinator for the Fairfield Ludlowe varsity lacrosse team.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Day Campers check in daily at 8:30 am. Check out daily at 12 pm.

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

Day Camper Schedule:

Day Camp:
8:30 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 Campers Depart

Check in/out: All campers check in daily at 8:45 am with check out at 12:00 pm.

Age & Ability: Our camp is open to boys ages 6-16, all ability and levels are welcomed.

Camp Schedule:
8:45 - Campers arrive and check in; Stretching and warm-up
9:15 - First Session - Individualized skill work
9:45 – Team Concepts – Settled game awareness and play
10:15 - Position specific training
10:30 – Break, team building and leadership events
10:45 – Unsettled and settled situational game play / scrimmages
12:00 – Daily review and award ceremony – Pick up

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

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

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

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

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

Morning Training Session 2

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

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

Daily Award Ceremony

Reviews (10)

reviews-10 Larry J. - Parent

We sent our son to a day camp this past summer and he loved it. Next year we plan on sending him to an overnight camp because he enjoyed his time so much.

reviews-10 William L. - Camper

This camp was so much fun. I met a lot of new friends and learned a bunch of new things. My favorite part was showing my mom and dad how much better I got by the end of camp.

reviews-10 Denise T. - Parent

My son cannot stop telling me how much fun he had at camp. I am already preparing to get ready to send him to camp next year. Thank you so much.

reviews-10 Tracey M. – Parent

This was a perfect camp to send my son to. The half day time slot was the perfect amount of lacrosse for a beginner to the game. He learned a lot about the fundamentals of the game and I can see he is falling in love with the game.

reviews-10 Frank D. – Parent

The coaches at the Staples High School camp were great. They focused on teaching the fundamentals and how they would translate into a game-like situation. I really think that made the kids pay more attention to detail because they knew it would help them during a game.

reviews-10 Gregory R. – Camper

I had such a good time at camp this week. One of my favorite parts was the long toss competitions we had. My friend Tommy and I won with the longest throw and we each got a GameBreaker drawstring bag as a reward. I use the bag for school every day.

reviews-10 Mike F. – Camper

I had a great time at camp this summer. I went to all 3 weeks at Staples and it was a great way to spend my summer. I was able to really work on my game and improve my areas of weakness. This is a great type of camp to spend my summer mornings.

reviews-10 Jarret B. – Dad

The instruction my son got from the coaching staff was excellent. After camp I asked him what type of drills he practiced and I was really impressed with what the coaches were teaching. I definitely will send him back to camp and will recommend this camp to all of our friends.

reviews-10 Alex A. – Camper

One thing I wanted to work on at camp was my shooting accuracy. I was really happy when the coaches put targets in the goals for shooting drills. This made me focus on picking a corner or area of the goal and improve my accuracy.

reviews-10 Carla C. – Mom

GameBreaker puts on a great camp! My son has a wonderful experience with the coaches and he is very excited for his fall season to start.

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