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Defensive Academy Overnight Camp  Lacrosse · Male

Summer 2019
2019-08-05 00:00:00.0
2019-08-08 00:00:00.0
Registration Dates:
2018-08-22 – 2019-08-03 regular
Camper Fees
Regular 695.0

Summary: 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.

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).

Ages: 13-18
Dates: Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th 
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
Accommodations include full room and board, meals, and a custom overnight pinny

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 Sample Itinerary

8:00AM - 9:00AMBreakfast
9:30AM - 11:00AMSession 1: Skill Development (Stickwork, Groundballs, Checks, Footwork, 1v1 Defense, Team Defense, Body Positioning on and off ball)
12:00PM - 1:00PMLunch
2:00PM - 4:00PMSession 2: Film Study & Group Lift w/ Strength Coach
5:00PM - 6:00PMDinner
7:00PM - 8:30PMSession 3: Skill Development
10:30PMLights Out


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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