Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp Cheshire Academy

Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp Cheshire Academy
Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp Cheshire Academy

Come join Quinnipiac's Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Eric Fekete and get better this summer at the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Cheshire Academy! The 104 acre campus sits right in the middle of a vibrant, safe, and friendly main street town only 2 hours from New York City and Boston.

At the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Cheshire Academy, our goal is to provide each camper with focused, intensive, position specific training sessions essential to improvement. We are committed to helping each camper become a better lacrosse player and we hope all participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from College Coaches
  • 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Eric Fekete
Camp Director

Eric Fekete

Entering his 15th season as the Quinnipiac Men's Lacrosse Head Coach in 2016, Eric Fekete has pushed the program to new heights during his tenure.

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Quinnipiac started a new chapter when Fekete and the Bobcats returned to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in 2014. The Bobcats quickly made an impact in their return to the MAAC under Fekete's leadership, earning the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament in 2015 and falling just short in the championship game 16-14 at top-seeded Marist. Senior defender Connor French was a first-team All-MAAC selection and was chosen to participate in the USILA/LaxWorld North-South Game after the season. 

In the team's first Northeast Conference season in 2011, Fekete directed the Bobcats to a share of the NEC regular season title. By virtue of a tiebreaker, QU went into the tournament as the #2 seed and advanced to the finals with a double overtime win over Robert Morris. The campaign ended with a setback in the championship game, but the Bobcats had already established new standards for the future of the program.

The 2011 team featured three All-New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) honorees and six All-NEC selections. In addition to their success on the field, three QU players were dubbed NEILA Scholar-Athletes, an acknowledgement for student-athletes who earned over a 3.0 grade point average, while excelling in athletics as well.

Quinnipiac went on to make the playoffs in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons, earning back-to-back NEC Semifinal appearances. In 2012, five Bobcats were named All-Conference with Basil Kostaras being tabbed All-New England (NEILA). In 2013, Fekete coached New England’s Goalkeeper of the Year in Gill Conners. Quinnipiac named six players to the NEC All-Conference Teams while Pat Corcoran joined Conners with an All-New England selection.

In their final season in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Fekete guided Quinnipiac to a third-place finish in the standings. The 2010 campaign also featured an All-Second Team honoree and seven to the All-ECAC Academic Team.

In the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Fekete led the Bobcats to consecutive Great Western Lacrosse League Tournaments. Highlighting the 2009 campaign was Quinnipiac's first win in program history over a nationally-ranked team, when the Bobcats came from behind to defeat No. 19 Denver on Feb. 4, in Hamden, Conn.

The 2008 season was, perhaps, Fekete’s best as a collegiate coach. After leading the Bobcats to an 8-5 record, the Great Western Lacrosse League coaches voted Fekete the league Coach of the Year. He also was honored as coach of the North team in the USILA North-South Game. Fekete guided Quinnipiac to a fourth-place finish in the league, behind only perennial powerhouses Notre Dame, Ohio State and Denver. The fourth-place finish was good enough for a berth in the inaugural GWLL Tournament. In addition, Fekete coached defenseman Drew Macarena to All-GWLL and All-New England status. Midfielders Gary Messina and Anthony Peoria also made the All-New England Team. 

In the team's inaugural season in the Great Western Lacrosse League, the Bobcats recorded their first winning season since 2001. Big wins included a double overtime victory over Bella mine and a come-from-behind win against Butler.

Following the season, several players were recognized for their performances both on and off the field. Five players were named to the NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game - Kevin Browne, John Donnellan, Sean McBride, Josh Murray and Eric Trama. Donnellan, Murray and Trama were also tabbed as All-New England selections. Browne, Donnellan and Murray were selected as NEILA Scholar-Athletes, while Donnellan earned All-GWLL honors.

The Bobcats' second season resulted in a tie for fourth place in the GWLL and a 6-7 overall record. Quinnipiac was a member of the competitive America East conference for Fekete's first four seasons on the bench. 

Fekete has also served as President of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. The NEILA is the major body of New England Collegiate Lacrosse covering the Division I, II, and III levels and is responsible for recognizing the All New England Selection Team and the All-New England Academic Team.

The Brine New England East - West Senior All Star Game is also organized and governed by the NEILA. This game, held in June, is the premier event in New England College Lacrosse, showcasing all of the region’s top graduating college seniors in the game. The NEILA is also responsible and committed to conducting both free youth clinics and coaches’ clinics to the continually growing New England lacrosse community.

During Fekete's first season with the Bobcats, Quinnipiac advanced to the semifinals of the America East tournament, where it lost to eventual champion Albany. Fekete came to Quinnipiac after serving seven seasons as an assistant coach, the last five at Fairfield University. Fekete also spent the 1996 season as an assistant at nationally-ranked Brown University.

While at Fairfield, Fekete was an integral part of the Stags' successful elevation at the Division I level. In 2001, Fairfield finished 7-8, including a 3-2 mark in the highly-competitive Great Western Lacrosse League - its first year as a member of the conference.

From 1997-1999, the Stags recorded an impressive 31-18 overall mark, including a remarkable 21-2 record in MAAC Men's Lacrosse League action which resulted in two league titles (1997 and 1998). In addition, Fairfield captured back-to-back ECAC Division I Championships, defeating Colgate, 9-7, in 1998 and Mount St. Mary's, 15-4, in 1999.

Before his arrival at Fairfield, Fekete spent one year as an assistant at Brown University. In 1996, the Bears ranked in the top-ten nationally and finished with a final 7-6 record, including a 3-3 mark in the Ivy League.

Fekete gained additional experience in 1994 when he coached the United State Under-19 team at the 1994 World Lacrosse Games Festival in Manchester, England. From 1992-1995, he was the head boys’ varsity lacrosse coach at Duxbury (Mass.) High School, leading the school to four consecutive MIAA tournament berths.

Fekete got his start in collegiate coaching in 1989, serving three seasons on the staff at the University of Arizona.

Fekete has made his mark on lacrosse in New England, and took it one step further with a selection to the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee in 2014. Fekete serves as the MAAC representative.

A native of Duxbury, Mass., Fekete attended Skidmore College and graduated in 1989 with a B.S. in business. While at Skidmore, Fekete was a member of the men's lacrosse and ice hockey squads.

Camp Details

This summer, Cheshire is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 9:30AM-9:00PM, TUES 8:45AM-9:00PM, WED 8:45AM-7:00PM

More Important 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.

Check-in Monday, June 27th
Check-in takes place at 9:00am on Monday, June 27 in front of the Field House. There will be a camp "Welcome Session" at 10:00am in the Richardson Lecture Hall that parents are welcome to attend and join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.

Check-out Wednesday, June 29th
Check-out takes place between 6:45pm-7:00pm on Wednesday, June 29. A closing ceremony will take place at the field at 6:00pm.  Parents are invited to this! Check out from the dorms immediately following the ceremony.

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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!

Dorm: Motter & Markin Halls
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  Yes | AC in dorm - No Portable Fan needed
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff for all field sessions

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.

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

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

Cheshire Academy

The 104 acre campus sits right in the middle of a vibrant, safe, and friendly main street town only 2 hours from New York City and Boston. The campus includes five residential dormitories and state-of-the-art facilities.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Monday, June 27th
  • 9:00-9:30 AM Check-in and registration for all other campers
  • 9:30-10:00 AM Camp Meeting
  • 10:00-11:00 AM Shooting/Goalie Session
  • 11:00-12:30 PM Field Session 1
  • 12:30-2:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:30-4:30 PM Field Session 2
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:30-8:30 PM Field Session 3
  • 9:00-10:30 PM Free Time (Swim, Basketball)
  • 10:30 PM Lights Out!
  • Tuesday, June 28th
  • 7:15-9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00-9:00 AM Shooting/Goalie Session
  • 9:15-11:15 AM Field Session 1
  • 11:30-1:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 PM Field Session 2
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:30-8:30 PM Field Session 3
  • 9:00-10:30 PM Free Time (Swim, Basketball)
  • 10:30 PM Lights Out!
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • 7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00-9:00 AM Shooting/Goalie Session
  • 9:00-11:00 AM Field Session 1
  • 11:15-12:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 PM Field Session 2
  • 4:30 PM Check-out

Camper Reviews

Parent of Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

My 11 year old son attended the NIke lacrosse camp and absolutely loved it. The food was great, the coaches were excellent and they really got to know the kids individually. My son made a lot of new friends and can't wait to go back.

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A.C., Connecticut Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

This camp was a great camp. All the instructors were fun and had great knowledge about LAX. The facilities were A++ and the organization of the camp was top notch. I also liked that there were fewer campers to instructors than other LAX camps I have been to.

Parent of Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Wonderful experience!

The Nike LAX Camp was a wonderful experience for my son. He not only improved his game but made lots of new friends and gained LAX wisdom from the coaches.

Camp Dates & Prices

2016 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.