Here’s what your daughter can expect at one of our fall girls lacrosse clinics. (Also take a look a our girls summer camp agenda!)
Players and coaches often do stick tricks together while everyone arrives. Stick tricks are a great way to practice stick skills and improve hand-eye coordination.
Ice Breaker Game: “Kids From Mars”
We like to start with an activity that doesn’t involve lacrosse so the newer players feel comfortable. “Kids From Mars” is a tag game that enables players to find out things they have in common like what they had for breakfast and whether or not they have any brothers or sisters.
The players start with a lap and some stretching to get into the habit of preventing injuries.
Station 1: Fastest Shot Competition
After learning proper shooting technique, players are challenged to demonstrate the power of their shot by having a coach clock their shooting speed using a radar gun.
Station 2: Musical Ground Balls
Scooping up a ground ball is a crucial skill on the lacrosse field. In this game, the players start by lying on their stomachs facing away from the coach. On the whistle, the players leap to their feet and box out their opponents to come up with one of the ground balls arrayed on the field. Unfortunately, there is always one less ball than player!
Station 3: “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?”
Similar to the classic playground game, “Mother May I?” this game is adapted to help players practice their cradling skills while being pursued by a fox who tells time.
Players of the Day
At the end of each day, coaches select a handful of players to receive a coveted Player of the Day sticker. These stickers are given to players who have demonstrated a special talent or exceptional sportsmanship.
- Our special curriculum for older players is aimed at preparing players to try out for and play on their school and club teams.
- Developing stick skills and game tactics in a comfortable learning environment is a top priority.
- While younger players rotate through stations and play games to improve their skills, the older players experience more individualized coaching, similar to a semi-private lesson. They work with experienced coaches who focus on bringing their lacrosse skills to the next level.