Nike Top of the Class/Governor’s Academy

Nike Top of the Class/Governor’s Academy
Nike Top of the Class/Governor’s Academy

US Sports Camps, Inc. has partnered with the coaches from Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of North Carolina in offering the Nike "Top of the Class" Lacrosse Camps. The program is hosted at The Governor's Academy, located 30 miles north of Boston in Byfield, MA.

TOP OF THE CLASS SHOWCASE 

  • 5th Annual showcase for the premier high school player
  • The staff at Top of the Class is made up of terrific coaches from great academic institutions. 
  • Top of the Class is a great opportunity to work with top lacrosse programs from some of the finest universities and colleges in the country.

This showcase camp differs from most in that each camper will receive individual instruction from each college coach in small station groups during camp.  The showcase program focuses on advanced skills, position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition.   Night games will be coached by the college coaches where you will get the opportunity to work with them in a competitive team atmosphere. The camp is open to any and all entrants 

Highlights Include

  • Session I: July 7-9 (Restricted to 2015 and 2016s)
  • Session II: July 22-25 (Restricted to 2017 and 2018s)
  • Superior instruction from NCAA College Coaches and Former Players
  • 10:1 camper to instructor on field ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Special goalie instruction
  • Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Camp Details: Nike Top of the Class Showcase 

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.
 
 

Session I: July 7-9 (Restricted to 2015 and 2016s)

Check-in Monday, July 7th
Check-in takes place between 11:00-1:00pm in the Field House Lobby.  For Extended Day Campers (Commuter Campers) dinner will be provided and pick up takes place at the Field House at 9:00pm.  2 field sessions on Monday: 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (dinner only)

Tuesday, July 8th
3 field sessions: 9-11:30am, 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (all meals provided to overnighters, extended day campers receive lunch and dinner).  Extended Day Campers should be dropped off at the lacrosse field at 8:45am sharp. Pick up for Extended Day Campers is approx. 9:00pm at the fields, except for the last day.

Check-out Wednesday, July 9th
The last session of camp will be Wednesday, July 9th from 9:00-11:00am. Check-out takes place at 12:00pm (breakfast only for overnight campers, no other meals provided on last day)

 

Session II: July 22-25 (Restricted to 2017 and 2018s)

Check-in Tuesday, July 22nd
Check-in takes place between 11:00-1:00pm in the Field House Lobby.  For Extended Day Campers (Commuter Campers) dinner will be provided and pick up takes place at the Field House at 9:00pm.  2 field sessions on Tuesday: 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (dinner only)
 
Wednesday, July 23rd and Thursday, July 24th
3 field sessions: 9-11:30am, 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (all meals provided to overnighters, extended day campers receive lunch and dinner).  Extended Day Campers should be dropped off at the lacrosse field at 8:45am sharp. Pick up for Extended Day Campers is approx. 9:00pm at the fields, except for the last day.
 
Check-out Friday, July 25th
The last session of camp will be Friday, July 25th from 9:00-11:00am. Check-out takes place at 12:00pm (breakfast only for overnight campers, no other meals provided on last day)
 


Housing & Roommates

ROOMMATE REQUESTS (2 Campers Per Room):
Double Rooms Only. Campers are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please call  1-800-645-3226 or email swim@ussportscamps.com no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be paired with someone near your age.
 
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.
 
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No 
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times.
 
Please bring a portable fan - Dorm does not have AC
 
NOTE: LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED. Overnight campers must bring Pillow, Pillowcase, Twin Sheets and Blanket or a Sleeping Bag. We also recommend you bring a Portable Fan (Dorm does not have AC).
 
 

Campers Flying To Camp

TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED BY THE CAMP TO OR FROM ANY AIRPORTS. If your camper is flying to or from the Boston Logan Airport we recommend Walkey’s Livery 978-388-7755 or toll free 888-844-0384. The camp has no affiliation with this transportation company. The closest train station is in Newburyport. The Governor’s Academy is 5 minutes away and taxis are typically available. 

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Facilities

Special Goalie Instruction

Goalies will be given training involving development of their individual technique as well as instruction in game like situations. In addition to focusing on individual instruction, each goalie will participate in shooting drills as well as drills designed to include the goalies as an integral part of a team defense.

 

Camp Setting

The Governor’s Academy is the oldest continuously operating boarding school in America and opened its doors more than a decade before our nation was born. The Academy sits on a beautiful 450-acre campus and the athletic facilities rival those of many small colleges and universities.



Meet Camp Coaches

Lisa Miller
Camp Director

Lisa Miller

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, Harvard University. Full Bio>>

More Directors & Coaches
Amy Bokker
Camp Director

Amy Bokker

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, Stanford University. Full Bio>>

Phil Barnes
Camp Director

Phil Barnes

Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach, University of North Carolina. Full Bio>>

Staff

The following coaches are scheduled to attend in 2014. List subject to change. Boston College - Alex Frank Boston University - Liz Robertshaw Bucknell - Forrest Stillman...

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The following coaches are scheduled to attend in 2014. List subject to change.

Boston College - Alex Frank
Boston University - Liz Robertshaw
Bucknell - Forrest Stillman
Colgate - Asst Coach
Cornell - TBD
UPenn- Melissa Lehman
Dartmouth - Assistant Coach
Elon - TBD
Furman - Amber Falcone
Georgetown - Lauren Morton TBD
Harvard - Carla Gigon
Harvard - Patricia Sutton
Holy Cross - Asst Coach
Stanford - Brooke Eubanks tBD
Villanova - Asst Coach
Franklin & Marshall- Asst Coach

Camper Reviews

Top of the Class Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent instruction.

I know I want to play lacrosse in college, and this program gave me a chance to work with a variety of college coaches, as well as a chance to improve my skills and learn what I need to work towards. The coaches motivated me to play hard and study hard so I can reach my dreams.

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Parent of Top of the Class Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot.

The Top of the Class camp at the Governor's Academy had great directors and coaches and a high level of competition that enabled the girls attending the camp to learn and compete on a top level.

Top of the Class Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend!

This camp is really fun and challenging. You are provided many chances to learn skills as well as display your own. The coaches and counselors are helpful and very approachable for any questions you have. I would recommend this camp to anybody who is interested in competitive lacrosse.

Top of the Class Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Achieve your goals!

I would recommend the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Governor's Academy to any athlete focused on setting and achieving their academic and athletic goals. The facilities are first class and coach/player ratio provides the camper with great individual instruction with an emphasis on team play.

Top of the Class Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks!

I would recommend this camp to anyone who loves lacrosse and is interested in playing lacrosse in college! The coaches are fantastic and the drills always keep you busy. You get a lot of playing time, and it is a great opportunity to play in front of college coaches and the experience was awesome!

Top of the Class Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The instruction is excellent!

You get a lot out of it. You meet so many new people with the same passion for lacrosse as you. The instruction you get is excellent. You really get to interact with all the coaches, and overall it's just a lot of fun!

Top of the Class Camper

  • 4/5.
Highlight of the summer.

I came all the way from the UK for this camp and it had to be one of the best experiences. The coaching was excellent, but most of all I enjoyed making a lot of new friends. It was terrific. I aim to return.

Top of the Class Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back!

First Nike camp I have attended and it was an intense training camp that provided good instruction. It was fun and exciting! I plan on attending again next summer. See you next year!!

Camp Dates & Prices

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