Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Castleton State College Castleton, Vermont
The Village of Castleton is in Vermont’s scenic Lakes Region and is 12 miles west of Rutland, the state’s second largest city. Burlington, Boston, Montreal, and New York are a few hours away and easily accessible by bus or train.
At the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Castleton State 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 9-17
- 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
Castleton's Spartan Stadium
Instruction each day will take place at Castleton's Spartan Stadium. The multi-use artificial turf facility opened in the fall of 2009 and is one of the finest in New England.Meet your coaching staff
Bo McDougall enters his third season in 2014 as Head Coach of the Castleton lacrosse team. Coach McDougall is also an assistant with the Spartan football team.
In 2013 McDougall led the Spartans to one of the best seasons in program history. Castleton went 15-4, capped off by the program's third North Atlantic Conference Championship and trip to the NCAA National Tournament. He was named the NAC Coach of the Year as he had five players named first-team all-conference and swept all the major awards including Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and the Team Sportsmanship Award. In addition to having four different players surpass 100 career goals the team ranked among the top-10 nationally in scoring, assists, ground balls, caused turnovers and scoring margin.Read Full Bio
In McDougall’s first season at the helm, the Spartans posted an 11-9 record, finished 7-1 in the North Atlantic Conference and was named NAC Coach of the Year. Castleton advanced to the NAC Championship but fell to New England College. The Spartans qualified as the two seed in the ECAC New England lacrosse tournament, but fell to University of New England in the semifinals. Four players earned first-team all-conference honors, including the NAC Defender of the Year Adam Farmer and NAC Rookie of the Year Zach Davidson.
A 2006 graduate of Saint Lawrence University where he lettered in both football and lacrosse, McDougall spent 2011 as an assistant coach with the football and men’s lacrosse teams at Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) foe and in-state rival Norwich University. While at Norwich McDougall was responsible for coaching the outside linebackers with the football program, while serving as the defensive coordinator for the men’s lacrosse team.
In 2011 the Norwich lacrosse defense ranked 13th in the nation in scoring defense, while leading the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) at 6.85 goals per game, finishing third in the GNAC standings at 9-5, 6-2.
Prior to his most recent stint at Norwich, McDougall spent two seasons at Saint Lawrence as a Graduate Assistant with the Saints football team. While there he received his Masters in Education Leadership and coached the team’s inside linebackers. Before that he spent two seasons at Norwich coaching the tight ends on the football team, and serving as the defensive coordinator with the lacrosse team.
McDougall is the first full-time head coach in Castleton lacrosse history. With the position being added this off-season helping to solidify the department’s coaching staff. McDougall will once again be relied upon to coach the defense at Castleton, as well as directing all other aspects of the program.
McDougall is the first full-time head coach in Castleton lacrosse history. With the football team McDougall coaches the wide receiving corps, while assisting with recruiting and other facets of the third-year program.
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
♦ Dorm has AC - No fan needed.
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.
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
- 5:30 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!