Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Williams College

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Williams College
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Williams College

USSC is excited to return to Williams College to offer a Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp again in 2015 with Williams College Head Coach, Chris Mason and Assistant Coach, Alix Barrale. The Williams campus is ideally located about three hours from Boston or New York City.

At the Nike Lacrosse Camp at The Williams 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.

Highlights Include

  • 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 ¬†
  • Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Chris Mason
Co-Director

Chris Mason

Chris Mason is the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Williams College. In Mason's 28 seasons she has led the Purple Cows to 266 wins, 4 ECAC-New England titles, the 2010 NESCAC title, 2 undefeated seasons and 2 NCAA DIII Lacrosse championship games. 

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She has produced 34 All-Americans, a National Offensive Player of the Year and a National Defensive Player of the Year. 

Mason graduated from Penn State in 1978 with a bachelor's of science in physical education and in 1986 she received a Master's in education from Boston University. From 1977-1984 she was a member of the U.S. Field Hockey Team and she was named to the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic teams.  

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Alix Barrale
Co-Director

Alix Barrale

Alix Barrale is the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Head Field Hockey Coach at Williams College. A former All-American at Williams, Coach Rorke holds an impressive 134-85 mark (.612) and appeared in the championship game of the NESCAC six times, winning three NESCAC titles (2001, 2002, 2004).

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In 2004, she was awarded Coach of the Year after her Purple Cows won the 2004 NESCAC Championship. 

Barrale played field hockey and lacrosse at Williams under her current assistant coach, Chris Mason. Barrale was the all-time leader in points for the Ephs at the time of her graduation, earned All-American honors and was invited to the U.S. Olympic "A" Training Camp.

Camp Details

This summer, Williams is offering two weeks of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 9-18. Our focus for this camp will be on instruction, working with our campers to improve not only their individual skills and sense of the game, but also their ability to contribute to team skills and success.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike practice jersey

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike practice jersey

More 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. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp.

Overnight Campers

Check-in

  • Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, July 12th. No lunch on the first day – all campers should come dressed and ready to play lacrosse!!
  • Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, July 19th. No lunch on the first day – all campers should come dressed and ready to play lacrosse!!

Check-out

  • There will be a closing ceremony on Thursday, July 16th at 11:00am at the field. Overnight campers will check out of the dorm immediately following.
  • There will be a closing ceremony on Thursday, July 23rd at 11:00am at the field. Overnight campers will check out of the dorm immediately following.

Roommates
The dormitory we have been assigned to, only has single rooms. Campers will be assigned to individual rooms by age group and/or next to requested friends.  If you have a request, and have not already given it to us, please email lacrosse@ussportscamps.com or call 1 (800) 645-3226 no later than 14 days before the start of camp. To eliminate any confusion on the first day of camp, please be as specific as possible with your request. If you don't have a request, you will be placed in a room next to other campers in your age group.  

Dorm: Mission Park (Dennet & Mills) 
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

♦ Dorm has no AC so please bring a Portable Fan

Supervision
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 Campers

Check-in
All extended day campers check-in between 1:30- 2:00pm on Sunday, July 12th & 19th. You should come dressed and ready to play.

Check-out
On Thursday, July 16th & 23rd extended day campers depart from the field after the 11:00am closing ceremony.

Daily Schdule: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM

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.

Facilities

Williams College

Williams is situated on a 450-acre campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts, located in the Berkshires in rural northwestern Massachusetts. The campus contains more than 100 academic, athletic, and residential buildings. The school's athletic teams are called the Ephs (rhymes with "chiefs"), a shortening of the first name of founder Ephraim Williams. The mascot is a Purple Cow. They participate in the NCAA's Division III and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). 

Williams College is also hosting a Nike Field Hockey Camp click here for more details. Camp dates are Sunday, July 12 to Thursday, July 16 & Sunday, July 19 to Thursday, July 23 with Overnight and Extended Day Camp Options Available. Campers that play both Lacrosse & Field Hockey are encouraged to attend one session of each sport.

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 Williams College Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Experience!

This was the second "sleep over" experience for our daughter, it was the best so far! I would highly recommend this camp as it was truly a skills driven camp, that was fun and benefitted her confidence with her stick greatly. Thanks for the great experience!

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Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
High Quality Camp

Nike Lacrosse camp is a great way to improve your skills and endurance. The staff are very fair and supportive, and the quality of the camp is very high. The food is also very good!

Williams College Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing time!

As a first timer at an overnight camp, it was an amazing time.... fun, great instruction, wish it was 2 weeks long.

Lauren F.Williams College Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills.

The small group instruction is the best way to learn. It is fun being with other campers and coaches who are able to work with us one-on-one when needed. Awesome camp!!

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for all levels.

I had a great time at camp this year and highly recommend it to others even for people who are just starting lacrosse. You can see and feel the improvement during the week. Thanks for everything and see you next summer.

Parent of Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Very impressed!

My daughter was very impressed with the coaching staff and how they took a personal interest in each player. We will definitely be back next year!

  • 4/5.
Great coaches!

Nike Lacrosse Camps do a great job with getting the girls to know each other. The coaches are a lot of fun!

Williams College Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp!

The great coaching and personalized attention makes this camp THE BEST!

Williams College Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
It's a lot of fun!

It's a lot of fun! you make a lot of friends and learn a lot of lacrosse!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $675.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $575.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $675.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $575.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.