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Advanced Skills Development Camp 2017

 

Back for the winter/spring in 2018, the Gloucester Griffins JR B Lacrosse Club, under the auspices of the Gloucester Lacrosse Association (GLA), will again offer an ‘advanced skills development program’ for experienced lacrosse players who want to continue to improve their game at the next level!  

Designed with the competitive player in mind, but open to all who want to develop their skills and give them the edge on the floor to play at the highest calibre possible. Players will be taught the same Offensive concepts, Defensive systems and transition tactics that the Gloucester Griffins JR B run. Instruction will be overseen by our large cast of current and ex Gloucester Griffins staff and players with skill sets ranging from JR B, all the way to the NLL! Take your game to the next level, Register now!

·         Offensive concepts taught include: Introduction to the basic 2 man game – picks/rolls, cutting, general offensive systems, how to run a weak side/strong side offence on the ball/off the ball;

·         Defensive systems & concepts taught include: Proper defensive positioning, defending pick and rolls, defending on ball vs off ball;

·         Transition tactics include - how to attack/defend transition (2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3).

·         Specialized goalie instruction will also be available as required!

Program Details

·         Who: Two age groups

o   PW/Bantam (birth year 2004-2007)

o   Midget/Intermediate (birth year 1997-2003)

·         When: Eight sessions, 90 minutes each, between February 11 – March 29, 2018 (*see schedule below)

·         Where: Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena, 1450  Du Parc Avenue, Rockland, Ontario

·         Cost: $120.00 for all 8 sessions, including a pinnie or drop-in for $18 per session (Note: Drop-in participants must purchase a pinnie for $20 at their first session)

Pre-registration is required using the attached form so that we will have the necessary personal information and can ensure the proper number of instructors and pinnies by age group.

Experienced Coaching

The program will be instructed by the Griffins JR B coaching staff and executive members consisting of Head Coach, Jeremy Kearns (JR B, SR B), Assistant Coach Derek Bailey (JR C, JR B, SR B), Assistant Coach Kevin Wallace (JR B, JR C), Assistant Coach Frank Sinfield (JR C, JR A, NCAA),  former Assistant Coach Francis Dostie (NLL, MSL, JR A, JR B), former Goalie Coach Brett Perras (JR B, JR A, NLL, SR B), Executive member Robbie Woods (JR B, JR A, SR B) and guest instructors, James Leitch (JR B), Mike Maunders (JR B, SR B) and Brandon Fournier (JR B, SR B).

 PW/Bantam Program Overview

The PW/Bantam (11-14 years) will be tailored to teaching and improving individual and team skills that will allow the players to play competitive lacrosse for the GLA at an 'enhanced' level in 2017; including basic individual skill development such as passing/catching at an elevated pace while under pressure, focusing on skill development and floor awareness (positioning) during all drills at a high intensity pace. Individual coaching will be available as required, to focus on improving weaker skills specifically.

Midget/Intermediate Program Overview

The Junior/midget (15-21 years) will be tailored to teaching individual and team skills, including the introduction and development of communication techniques within offensive and defensive strategy that they will require to play JR B/C lacrosse within the next few years (bearing in mind that midget players may affiliate up to the JR B team); and will include the integration of the JR B Griffins’ defensive systems and offensive concepts, how to structure a five man offence and defensive concepts including playing a defensive wall system and how to attack/defend transition (2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3).

 

Camp Schedule 2018

·         Sunday Feb. 11 Juniors/Midgets 2-3:30 PM, PW/Bantams 3:30-5 PM;

·         Wednesday Feb. 21 PW/Bantams 7-8:30 PM, Juniors/Midgets 8:30-10 PM;

·         Sunday Feb. 25 Juniors/Midgets 2-3:30 PM, PW/Bantams 3:30-5 PM;

·         Sunday Mar. 4 Juniors/Midgets 2-3:30 PM, PW/Bantams 3:30-5 PM;

·         Sunday Mar.11 Juniors/Midgets 2-3:30 PM, PW/Bantams 3:30-5 PM;

·         Sunday Mar. 18 Juniors/Midgets 2-3:30 PM, PW/Bantams 3:30-5 PM;

·         Sunday Mar. 25 Juniors/Midgets 2-3:30 PM, PW/Bantams 3:30-5 PM;

·         Thursday Apr. 29 PW/Bantams 7-8:30 PM, Juniors/Midgets 8:30-10 PM;

 

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