Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia
Back for our 3rd summer in 2014! 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 Girls 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 Girls 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 on its 27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
Meet your coaching staff
The Camp Director will be Shaun Williamson. Coach Williamson, who had previously built two successful lacrosse programs from scratch, was brought to Berry College in 2009 to accomplish the same task. He came to Berry following a successful stint as the head women’s lacrosse coach at NCAA Division II Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.Read Full Bio
Williamson enters his fourth season at Berry College in 2014. The 2013 team went 8-9, which put his record at Berry is 25-21-1, and moved his career mark is 73-67-1. Junior Kristan Dziurzynski led the team in individual honors. She was named the Southern Athletic Association Player-of-the-year was tabbed second team all-region by the IWLCA.
The 2012 team went a 9-5-1 record. That club had the second ranked Scoring Offense in Division III scoring 17.73 goals per game. Berry’s Defense finished the season ranked 10th in Division III in caused turnovers with 10.87 per game. Berry also finished 11th nationally in draw controls winning 16.33 draws per game.
In Williamson's first season at Berry in 2011, the Vikings put together an 8-7 record.
Williamson spent four seasons at Belmont Abbey, building the program from the ground-up. He finished with a 42-32 record, highlighted by a 2009 season in which his team put together an overall record of 14-5, and a 2008 season in which Belmont Abbey went 12-7 overall and a finished with at No. 10 in the final national poll. Both seasons ended with Belmont Abbey as the Conference Carolinas runner-up.
While at Belmont Abbey, Williamson developed three All-Americans, seven All-Region selections, 14 All-Conference (11 first team) award winners and one conference Freshman of the Year. The 2009 Abbey Squad was named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Merit Squad with third highest team grade point average in Division II. The 2007 and 2008 squads were named IWLCA Academic Honor Squads with the fifth highest GPA. Williamson coached five Academic All-Americans and 13 Academic All-Conference award winners. In 2008, womenslacrosse.com named Williamson its Division II Coach of the Year.
Prior to Williamson's arrival at Belmont Abbey he started the program at his alma mater, Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. Williamson spent two seasons at Lees-McRae, with a record of 6-14 overall.
Williamson served as a member of the NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse National Committee from 2003 until 2007, and was the committee chair form 2005-2007. Williamson has also served on several IWLCA committees.
Williamson holds a Masters in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree in History from Lees-McRae. As a student at Lees-McRae, Williamson was a three-year starter and letter winner on the lacrosse team.
• Ext. Day campers – between 1:30-2:00pm. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm.
2 campers per room in Clara Hall. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
• No Portable Fan Needed (Air-Conditioned Dorms)
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.
Facilites - 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!