Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/2/11
The following girls’ camps are being offered at Villanova University under the direction of Wildcats head coach Jebb Chagan. Click here for more information and registration.
High School Clinics – Grades 9-12
Evening HS Clinic: June 13th
The Villanova Player/Team Clinic is designed with one goal: to help a coaching staff and their players prepare themselves for success in competition. The camps will use either Villanova’s lighted turf field or step onto a well-maintained grass fields. Players will be indoors only if need be.
These clinics will prepare high school players and squads to play collegiate level lacrosse by providing the athletes with the opportunity to work with experienced and accomplished coaches. The development of fundamental lacrosse skills including non-dominant hand stick work, body/off-ball positioning, 1v1 strategy, and shooting is ideal for the athlete looking to prepare for summer competition or with the hope of impressing those college coaches roaming the sidelines.
Two Day Mini-Camp – Grades 8-12
HS/MS Overnight/Day: June 16th – 17th
The two day mini camp is designed to prepare the individual, the small group and the team for summer competition and tournament play. Players will use either the Villanova lighted turf field or the well-maintained grass fields. School and club coaches are encouraged to attend and to let Villanova know what their teams need to work on. If a group/team brings more than twelve players, coaches stay overnight for free. The camp will also run a team building exercise for your players. This mini-camp is a good way to get a head start on the competition.
Residential & Commuter Camps – Grades 9-12
Overnight Camp: July 12th – July 15th
The Villanova Women’s Lacrosse Summer Camp challenges athletes in the fundamental skills and techniques of the game in a unique summer camp experience. Villanova University’s guiding principles of excellence, integrity, opportunity, sportsmanship and community form an instructional environment that strives to attain dynamic goals for each athlete, every summer.
The Villanova Women’s Lacrosse Camp prepares high school players and squads to play collegiate level lacrosse by providing the athletes with the opportunity to participate in college style practices daily. The intensive development of fundamental lacrosse skills including non-dominant hand stick work, body/off-ball positioning, 1v1 strategy, and shooting is ideal for the athlete simply looking to prepare for the upcoming high-school season or an aspiring, college-bound prospect. In addition, these athletes will learn the benefits of diet, stretching, fitness and weight training as vital elements to player productivity.
Day Camp – Grades 6-8
MS Day Camp: July 14th – July 16th
The Villanova Women’s Lacrosse Day Camp is designed for the young athlete’s introduction and understanding of the sport. Each player receives instruction on the principles of lacrosse through a three-day, twelve-hour camp system convenient with parents’ schedules. Individual concepts such as proper passing and catching, 1v1 strategy, and shooting are paired with full field performance concepts such as defending, pick and rolls, and off-ball movement. Instruction shaped by encouragement shapes a love for the sport.
Goalie Instruction – Grades 9-12, at All Camps
The finer points of foot-work, stick work and angle-play perfect the goalie’s game. The daily, individualized specialty training primed by set shooting cycles and live game scenarios can provide goalies with technical skills and shot repetition. Coached by current and former Division I goalkeepers and Coach Chagan himself, the goalie component of Villanova Women’s Lacrosse Summer Camp is an intense benefit to the goalkeeper and field player. Coach Chagan has had a number of his goalies finish among the top twenty nationally in both Div. I and III.
JEBB CHAGAN – Camp Director
Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach – Villanova University 6th Yr
Coach Chagan is the winningest coach in the history of the Women’s Lacrosse Program. Currently in his 2nd year in the Big East Conference, Jebb was also the Head Coach at Chestnut Hill College and Assistant Coach at Saint Joseph’s University.
In 2003, Chagan lead Saint Joseph’s goalkeepers to an 11th place Division I national ranking in goals allowed. Prior to his dual achievements of rebuilding the Chestnut Hill program and reaching national standings with SJU, Chagan lead the Friends’ Central boys lacrosse team and instructed both the boys’ and girls’ goalkeepers.
In net, Chagan was a member of the 1996 Widener University MAC championship team and ranked top 5 for save percentage in the Mid-Atlantic Conference.