Girls' Lacrosse Camp
Build Confidence on the Field
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Mercersburg Academy Girls’ Lacrosse Camp welcomes players of all skill levels for a comprehensive skill-building experience that will leave players feeling confident and prepared to compete at the next level. Coach Kristin Ahlgren and her staff of college players and coaches will focus on skill development and improvement, from fundamental stickwork skills to advanced attacking and defending methods.
Girls will have plenty of opportunities to play full-field games but will also build their abilities in small-game situations. Skills choice sessions allow campers to choose which skills they’d like to spend time working on, while coaches will assist and help develop proper technique. Additional activities and free time on the Mercersburg Academy campus provide girls with opportunities to relax.
Meet the Director
Want to improve your shooting? Want to learn how to win the draw? Want to try out for your school’s lacrosse team or a club team next year? At Mercersburg Girls’ Lacrosse Camp, Coach Ahlgren and her staff of college players will help you develop your skills and prepare for your next level. Kristin is the varsity head coach at Mercersburg Academy and a current club coach for Renegades LC, and has coached at many lacrosse camps across the country.
The daily camp schedule will include skill work, small-sided games, full-field games, film review, and a fun variety of evening events. Campers will have opportunities to choose a specific skills station each day, and they will work directly with a college player who will lead their team in the evening scrimmages. Mercersburg Girls’ Lacrosse Camp focuses on improvement in both individual skill and team play. We love playing lacrosse and coaching, so our goal is to pass that love of the game on to our campers! All levels are welcome.
The foundation of Mercersburg lacrosse is the development of both the physical and mental game of each athlete, focusing on building athleticism, stickwork, competitive composure, and winning attitudes. A coaching staff that sports extensive experience on the field and on the sidelines provides leadership for Mercersburg’s varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels of play.
The offseason is prime time for Storm lacrosse players to develop their athleticism and their game. Most varsity players compete on club teams in the summer, and a number of athletes play other sports in the fall while also playing in 3v3 and 5v5 tournaments, clinics, and showcases. Indoor sessions lead the winter, prepping the team for a spring break training camp and then the regular season.
Recent Mercersburg graduates have gone on to play at Bates College, Chapman University, Frostburg State University, Gettysburg College, Hamilton College, Lock Haven University, the University of Michigan, the U.S. Naval Academy, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Washington College. Several also now coach high school and club teams.
The lacrosse camp spends much of its time at Regents’ Field, a synthetic-turf playing area completed in 2009 and used primarily by female sports teams at Mercersburg. The field measures 375 feet by 225 feet and features a SprintTurf surface and eight boxes for maximizing practice and workout opportunities.
A natural-grass field adjacent to Regents’ Field serves as a secondary training option for the camp, and program participants utilize the Hale Field House—equipped with a lacrosse wall—as well.
July 23-26, 2023