Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Salisbury University

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Salisbury University
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Salisbury University

Salisbury University, located on Maryland’s beautiful eastern shore, 30 miles west of Ocean City and two hours from both Baltimore and Wilmington, DE, remains a Nike Lacrosse camp favorite for many.

The university's great location, outstanding facilities and talented coaching staff make Salisbury University a popular destination for young athletes to improve their lacrosse skills each summer. 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.

Highlights Include

  • Camp Director is Jim Nestor, Head Coach of the 2013 DIII National Champions!
  • Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
  • 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental drills, position training, and scrimmages
  • Team discounts available
  • Special goalie programs and instruction  
  • Every player receives a reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jim Nestor
Camp Director

Jim Nestor

Head Coach Jim Nestor begins his 13th season at the helm of the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team in 2014. Nestor guided Salisbury to its second NCAA title in 2013 with a 23-0 record. SU was rarely tested during the regular season, never trailing at halftime and winning all 16 regular-season games by no fewer than six goals. After rolling through the Capital Athletic...

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Nestor led Salisbury to the NCAA title game for the fourth time in his tenure in 2012 as SU finished the season at 22-1 overall in and 8-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Gulls claimed their 10 CAC championship under Nestor and placed seven players on the All-CAC teams, had the CAC Player of the Year, six all-regional selections four All-Americans and the National Goalie of the Year. Nestor has mentored 33 All-Americans in his Salisbury tenure.

In 2011 Nestor led the team to its ninth-straight  and 11th overall Capital Athletic Conference championship, which allowed the program to make its 12th NCAA tournament appearance. Two players from the 2011 squad were named to the All-American teams.

Coach Nestor guided the Sea Gulls to the programs first national championship in 2010 as the Gulls went 21-1. Salisbury captured the championship with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Hamilton College in the national championship. Additionally the Sea Gulls had three players garner All-American honors and seven players capture All-CAC accolades. Salisbury has now had 38 All-Americans since 1978 and 27 under Nestor. This season marked the sixth time in Nestor's nine seasons that he brought the Sea Gulls to the Division III final four. 

Nestor's eighth season was another one for the record books as the Sea Gulls made a run at a number of program records in 2009. Salisbury's 244 caused turnovers in 2009 were the most in program history. The Sea Gulls' 385 goals both 577 points both ranked second in program history while the 192 assists the team had were fourth-best. Seniors Robyn Bishop, Sarah McKinley and Sonja Stuart were all named IWLCA first team All-Americans while junior Beth Rhodey was named to the second team and senior Holly Johnson was an honorable mention All-American. McKinley was named the National Defender of the Year and Stuart was named the National Goalie of the Year.

In 2008, Nestor and the Gulls put together quite a record-breaking year as they finished the season 22-1 overall, 7-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Sea Gulls claimed the CAC crown for the sixth consecutive year. For the majority of the season, SU held the No. 1 ranking in the Division III polls. Their quest at a perfect season ended when the maroon and gold were defeated by the eventual national champion Hamilton College in the NCAA semifinals, 11-10. Under the guidance of Nestor, the Sea Gulls compiled a school record 22 wins for the season. They also set NCAA records for goals scored (433), assists (230) and total points (663). The Sea Gulls advanced to the program's fifth overall national semifinal, fourth in the past five seasons, and have finished as national runner-up twice in Nestor's tenure.

In his eight seasons as head coach, Nestor holds a remarkable .887 winning percentage (157-20) and has advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of the past eight years. His overall women's lacrosse coaching record is 236-59-1 (.797) in 16 seasons.

As a by-product of the team's success, Nestor has been named CAC Coach of the Year eight times (2003-10), had 42 players named to the all-conference team; which includes the 2005 Player of the Year Linda Ackermann, 2006 Player of the Year Kate Scott, 2007 & 2008 Player of the Year Sue Ackermann and 2010 Player of the Year Kim Cudmore, had 27 players earn Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American honors and had four players earn national position player of the years awards in Kate Scott (2006 National Attacker of the Year), Kelly Phillips (2007 National Defender of the Year), Sarah McKinley (2009 National Defender of the Year) and Sonja Stuart (2009 National Goalie of the Year). In addition, Nestor was named IWLCA's Chesapeake Region Coach of the Year in 2004, '05, '07 and '08 and the IWLCA South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2009. He was selected as the 2005 IWLCA Division III Coach of the Year.

Nestor, who also coaches the Salisbury women's soccer team, is a 1990 graduate of the University who returned to his Alma Mater after serving as the head coach for both women's lacrosse and women's soccer at Division II Gannon University in Erie, PA, for six years.

Nestor compiled a 73-20-1 record in six seasons with the Gannon women's lacrosse program. He guided the team to a winning season every year during the program's six-year history. Gannon won three straight ECAC Championships from 1998-2000, and was named the co-national champion by the IWLCA following the 2000 season. Nestor was named the IWLCA's Division II Coach of the Year in 1996 and was recognized as the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year in 2000 by College Gannon had 21 players recognized as IWLCA All-Americans during Nestor's tenure with the program. His coaching resume also includes stints at Frostburg (MD) State (1991-92), Colby-Sawyer (NH) (1992-94) and Lafayette (PA) (1994). Nestor was the head coach at Colby-Sawyer for two seasons where his teams went 6-19.

Camp Details

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
Goalie Discount: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Camp Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Overnight Camp

• Check-in takes place between 12:00-1:30pm on Sunday, June 15th at Nanticoke Hall. 
• There will be a closing ceremony on Wedensday, June 18th at 11:30am with departure following.
Housing & Roommates
♦ Campers stay 2-per room
♦ Roommates are assigned by age and roommate request
Dorm: Nanticoke Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not Provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

The dorm rooms are only air-conditioned at night (Please bring Portable Fan)
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.

Extended Day Camp

• Check-in on Sunday is between 1:00-1:30pm at Nanticoke Hall. Come dressed and ready to play.
• On Wednesday campers depart from the field after the morning session, around 11:30am.
Monday through Wednesday, Extended Day campers should arrival at the field at 8:45am.

Pick-up times
Sunday through Tuesday, Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm.

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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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Salisbury University Camper

  • 5/5.
Already excited to return!

This was my daughter's second year and she enjoys it very much! She is already excited to return for the third time!

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Parent of Salisbury University Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Highlight of the summer!

Coach Nestor and his players run a excellent camp at a great facility! Our girls loved it!

Parent of Salisbury University Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

The Nike Lacrosse Camp at Salisbury was a great way for my daughter to improve her game and increase her love of the sport. The campers’ energy and the coaches’ excitement for lacrosse made it a great atmosphere for her to learn in.  She came home raving about the experience.

Michelle C.Salisbury University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Fantastic camp!

The instruction was fantastic. Jim Nestor and his staff was friendly, experienced and very skilled. I learned a lot and had a GREAT time!!

Nancy J.Salisbury University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

This camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much and made so many new friends. This has been so great. Thank you to all the counselors and coaches!

Salisbury University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills.

I really enjoyed my experience at camp. I made friends and was able to demonstrate my skills at a competitive level. I learned better throwing and shooting techniques that will help me as an attacker. I want to thank Jim Nestor and the counselors at Salisbury University for their time and support.

Camp Dates & Prices

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