Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia
USSC is excited to be back at Berry College and offer a Nike Lacrosse Camp in Georgia. Berry College is located next to Rome in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga. As the sport strengthens in Georgia, this camp presents an incredible opportunity for youth players to improve their skills, and for high school players to get a taste of playing for Berry College.
At the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Berry College, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 9-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for camp. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
Meet your coaching staff
Directing camp is Curtis Gilbert the head men's lacrosse coach at Berry College. Coach Gilbert is in his first season with the Vikings.
Gilbert arrived from New England College in Henniker, N.H. In 2013, he led the Pilgrims to a record of 10-7 and a runnerup finish in the North Atlantic Conference. In 2012, he led NEC to a berth into the NCAA DIII Men's Lacrosse Tournament after winning the program's first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship.
In the two years that NEC was in the NAC, Gilbert has produced 10 First team and 6 six second team all-conference players, as well as four All-Academic student-athlete selections. Over his seven seasons at NEC Gilbert has an overall coaching record of 59-49--and a conference record of 37-19.Read Full Bio
During the 2011 season, Gilbert led the Pilgrims to an impressive 13-6 overall record, including a 9-0 record at home, and an appearance in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Semifinals.
In 2010 the Pilgrims boasted an overall record of 10-9 and an appearance in the TCCC Championship game for the first time since 2002. In 2009 the Pilgrims earned a trip to the ECAC New England Championship game. Gilbert's teams played in four conference championship games in the past six years at New England College, a program which produced two All-Americans in the last 3 years--the first in NEC's history.
Prior to New England College, Gilbert was an assistant lacrosse coach at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. While at Denison, Gilbert helped lead the Big Red to an impressive 20 wins, two NCAC Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Before Denison, Gilbert had stints as an assistant lacrosse coach at Washington College and Whittier College. Over two seasons at Washington College Gilbert led the Shoremen to a record of 28-8, a school-record 15-game winning streak, and an NCAA Semifinal appearance. At Whittier, he helped the Poets to a record of 21-3 and two national tournament appearances--including one NCAA quarterfinal and a semifinal appearance.
Gilbert is a graduate of Washington College, where he was a four-year member of the men's lacrosse team. While at WC, Gilbert was a member of the 1998 NCAA Division III championship team and garnered all-conference accolades.
Ken Byers returns for his second year as an assistant coach for the Berry College Vikings.
Prior to arriving at Berry, Byers established a nationally recognized MCLA program at Kennesaw State University. His six year KSU career record is 61-28. Coach Byers was selected as the SELC Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2011. His 2010 KSU squad was awarded the James "Ace" Adams award for sportsmanship.
Before his tenure at KSU, Ken started the program at Etowah High School. Etowah compiled a record of 45-22 and became an elite team in the North Georgia Lacrosse League. He also was an assistant coach at Roswell HS from 1999-2001, earning a public high school championship in 1999. From 1982-2002 he was a player/coach for the Atlanta Lacrosse Club. He produced an overall team record of 307 wins and 104 losses.
Coach Byers played for national junior college powerhouse Suffolk Community College on Long Island. He completed his collegiate career as a defenseman at Kutztown State in Pennsylvania.
Byers plays competitive lacrosse in national tournaments at the grand masters level. Coach Byers is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance and is a certified lacrosse official. On January 28, 2007 he was inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments to the sport of lacrosse in the state of Georgia.
Travis Glennon is in his first year at Berry College. He arrived after three years (2011-13) at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., where he was the head varsity lacrosse coach. Glennon mentored eight All-NNELL student-athletes and was picked to coach in the NE All-Star Game.
Glennon has served as boys' lacrosse youth tournament director for Harvard University. Additionally, he assisted at summer lacrosse camps at Bowdoin College, the University of Michigan and the University of Notre Dame.
A 2009 graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., Glennon earned a Bachelor's of Arts in media arts with a minor in history. He played three seasons for Butler's MCLA men's lacrosse team.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
• Campers stay 2-per room in East Mary Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests
Facilities - Ford Field
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 pm Back to field for games
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!