Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Adrian College Adrian, Michigan
Adrian College, a private Division III school located about 45 minutes outside Ann Arbor and only 90 minutes from Detroit, is hosting the Nike Girl's Varsity Elite Camp again in 2014. Come join Melissa Nakasuji and her staff this summer and take your game to the next level!
This camp is offered August 1-3 and is geared for current high school players (ages 14-18) and focuses on advanced skills, position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition. Campers will also have the opportunity to compete daily in games against each other.
- High School Camp for Girls Ages 14-18
- Special Goalie School offered prior to High School Camp
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
Again in 2014: We are offering a special goalie school prior to the camp. For an addtional $100, goalies can check in on Thursday, August 1st for an additional 3 sessions of goalie training for a total of 3 nights on campus. The goalie school focuses on the following:
- mechanics including hands, reach, steps and anticipation
- specialized footwork just for goalies
- nutrition and health for goalies
- current and former collegiate goalkeepers as your coaches
- drill packet to take home with you!
Speed & Agility Clinic
Again in 2014: We are offering a special speed and agaility clinic prior to the camp. For an additional $100, any player looking to improve her speed and agility, can check in on Thursday, August 1st for an additional 3 sessions of speed work and agility training for a total of 3 nights on campus. The Speed & Agility Clinic:
- develops movement form with and without lacrosse sticks
- works on balance, multi-directional movement & overall coordination
- campers will use equipment such as resistance bands, special ladders, speed chutes, hurdles and the TRX Rip Trainer
Directing the camp is the Head Womens Lacrosse Coach at Adrian College, Melissa Nakasuji.
The women's lacrosse team had a great season in 2013 and won its first NCAA tournament game in the school's history, 18-16, against Kenyon College. With the win however, they drew a tough opponent in No.4 Cortland State and lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament and finished with a record of 17-3.Read Full Bio
As a player, Nakasuji competed for Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. from 2008-11. While there, she helped lead the Lady Saints to four consecutive Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament championships. Nakasuji and the Lady Saints made appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament each of her four years at Limestone, playing in the semi finals as a freshman and a sophomore, the quarter finals as a junior, and the national championship final as a senior.
During her playing career at Limestone, the native of Ajax, Ontario, Canada played defense. She started 73 of the 77 games she played in and is currently ranked second all-time in time played with 4,187 minutes. In four seasons, she compiled 61 ground balls, 24 draw controls and 20 caused turnover and helped the Lady Saints to an impressive 67 wins. In her senior year, she served as team captain.
As a result of her prowess on the field, Nakasuji garnered a number of individual awards throughout her career. In 2011, she was recognized as an All-American Honorable Mention by USACollegeLacrosse.com and was named to the IWLCA North-South All-Star game. She was named as an All-Conference Carolinas selection twice, in 2010 and 2011, and earned All-Tournament honors in 2011.
In June 2012, Nakasuji graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Education. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Limestone College, with a double major in Physical Education and Strength & Conditioning, and a minor in Coaching.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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
- 5:00 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!