This Camp is designed for Defenseman only. The Defensive Overnight Camp will be run by world class defenders Tucker Durkin and Kyle Hartzell, along with other top collegiate coaches and PLL athletes. 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.

2020 defensive overnight lead coordinator




1x World Champion

1x National Champion

1x 1st Team All-Pro Defenseman

4x All-Star

2x Champion

2x Fastest Shot

Record Holder for Most Points and Most Two Pointers in a Season

Atlas LC Defenseman



NCAA National Champion

All American Defenseman

1st Team All-Conference

Team Capitan and MVP

skill development

Defensive Overnight events will be held on the scenic campuses of The University of St. Thomas and Bryn Athyn College. 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


Basic Details



Max Campers


Coach-to-Player Ratio

Minimum 10:1

Skill Level

Any player interested in improving on their defensive game can attend

each player gets

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


University of St. Thomas

2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN


Monday, July 6th - Thursday, July 9th


July 6th at 12pm & July 9th at 12pm

East Coast

Bryn Athyn College

2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA


Monday, August 3rd - Thursday, August 6th


August 3rd at 12pm & August 6th at 12pm

Sample Itinerary



8:00AM - 9:00AM


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


2:00PM - 4:00PM

Session 2: Film Study & Group Lift w/ Strength Coach

5:00PM - 6:00PM


7:00PM - 8:30PM

Session 3: Skill Development


Lights 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

"I just wanted to say thank you for this Camp, my son is learning a lot and having a blast.  I have never seen him have such a passion for anything as he does now for lacrosse. I can’t thank you enough for this camp and helping him work towards his dreams."

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