Defensive Academy Overnight

This Camp is designed for Defenseman only. The Defensive Academy Overnight Camp will be run by world class defenders Tucker Durkin and Kyle Hartzell, along with other top collegiate coaches and players. Players will enjoy comfortable accommodations on a college campus, full access to meals and nutrition, and off-field experiences that keep the schedule fresh and enjoyable between lacrosse sessions. What's different? Training sessions, drills, film, yoga, strength and conditioning, strategy, and all other lacrosse components will be geared towards getting the most out of defensive players. If you're a defender looking to improve, there isn't a better camp available. Period.

Basic Details

Ages: 13-18
Dates: Monday, August 6th – Thursday, August 9th
Location: Bryn Athyn College – 2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 - View Map
Max Campers: 100
Coach-to-Player Ratio: Minimum 10:1
Skill Level: Minimum 1 Year Experience Required
Check-in/Check-out: August 6th at 12pm & August 9th at 12pm

Each Player Gets

World-Class Defensive Training Experience
Full Room and Board
All Meals Included
Custom Defensive Overnight Pinny

Defensive Academy’s Overnight Camp will be led by current professional standouts Kyle Hartzell (New York Lizards) and Tucker Durkin (Florida Launch). Kyle and Tucker are two of the most decorated defensive players in the professional game today. Each player currently represents Team USA and has been selected to multiple MLL All-Star Appearances. Additional accolades include MLL Defensive Player of the Year, MLL Championships, MLL 1st Team All-Pro Nominations, NCAA All-American, and NCAA National Championships. Kyle has coached for private organizations as well as at the high-school level in Dallas, TX, and Tucker is currently the head coach of Bryn Athyn College in PA (host site of Defensive Academy Overnight).

Skill Development

Defensive Academy Overnight will be held on the scenic campus of Bryn Athyn College, located ~45 minutes north of Philadelphia. Athletes will enjoy collegiate-level accommodations for housing, dining, training, and competition. These premium facilities create a venue that conditions athletes for higher-level play and provides a realistic backdrop for elite competition.

Skill Development Focus Areas

  • Stick Work & Shooting
  • Defending from Behind the Cage
  • Defending from Up Top & Wings
  • Defending the 2-Man Game
  • Communication & Clearing
  • Off Ball and Inside Play
  • Team Defense
  • Offensive Transition Decision Making & Strategy
  • Body Positioning
  • Transition Defense
  • Man-Down Strategy

Athlete Development Focus Areas

  • Strength Training
  • Speed & Agility Training
  • Yoga & Body Conditioning
  • Mental Training
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Film study
  • Leadership Development
  • Psychology of Defenseman

Bryn Athyn College

Defensive Academy Overnight will be held on the scenic campus of Bryn Athyn College, located ~45 minutes north of Philadelphia. Athletes will enjoy collegiate-level accommodations for housing, dining, training, and competition. These premium facilities create a venue that conditions athletes for higher-level play and provides a realistic backdrop for elite competition.

Dorm Accommodations: Players will be staying in Bryn Athyn College’s brand new, state of the art residence suites on campus. The suites provide full kitchens and couches, along with both single and double rooms. The dorms are located within a few hundred yards of both the dining hall and the field.

Fields: General Ronald K. Nelson Field (synthetic turf). The field address is 3002 Cairnwood Road Bryn Athyn, Pa 19009.

Facilities: Asplundh Field House (training center). Brickman Center (dining and meeting location).

Dining: Players will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the College Dining Hall which is located next to the field and dorms. The food will be provided by SAGE DIning Services. SAGE is the leading food service provided for independent schools and colleges in North America.

Sample Itinerary

7:30AM All-Up
8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM - 11:00AM Session 1: Skill Development (Stickwork, Groundballs, Checks, Footwork, 1v1 Defense, Team Defense, Body Positioning on and off ball)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
2:00PM - 4:00PM Session 2: Film Study & Group Lift w/ Strength Coach
5:00PM - 6:00PM Dinner
7:00PM - 8:30PM Session 3: Skill Development
10:30PM Lights Out
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

The Defensive Academy Overnight is an extremely high-touch event, which aims to create a unique and powerful experience for each of its participants. Our team makes multiple investments for each attendee prior to his arrival, including food, room, and board. Due to this - we have adopted the following cancellation policy:

Cancellation within 30 days of original signup: 80% refund
Cancellation 120 - 45 days out from the event: 50% refund
Cancellation within 45 days of the event: 20% refund

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