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 

  • 6th 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 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019s)
  • Session II: July 21-24 (Restricted to 2018 and 2019s)
  • 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

Meet Camp Coaches

Lisa Miller
Camp Director

Lisa Miller

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, Harvard University.

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Lisa Miller, who built the Syracuse women's lacrosse program from scratch into a perennial NCAA tournament contender, has reenergized the Harvard lacrosse program over the last seven years and is on the verge of bringing the Crimson program back to the national spotlight.

Through 17 years of coaching, Miller carries a career record of 160-107 (.599) into the 2015 season. Her 59.9 winning percentage ranks in the top 25 among active NCAA coaches, while she is 23rd on the active list with 160 victories.

Miller has made a tremendous impact on the team in seven seasons at the helm. The Crimson has won seven games against nationally ranked teams, including three in 2012. In 2011, Harvard received votes in the IWLCA poll for nine weeks before earning a spot, No. 20, in the final two polls of the season. It was Harvard’s first appearance in the rankings since 1997. Miller’s teams have boasted two Ivy League Rookies of the Year, 28 All-Ivy League selections and had the league's leading scorer three years in a row from 2009-2011, as well as again in 2014.

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Amy Bokker
Camp Director

Amy Bokker

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, Stanford University. 

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Amy Bokker is Stanford’s Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Coach for the US Elite National Team. Since Bokker joined the Cardinal for the 2009 season, she has established Stanford as the West’s premier program, consistently ranked among the country’s Top 25.

Bokker ranks first all-time among Stanford coaches in winning percentage (.710) and is three shy of tying Michelle Uhlfelder (2001-07) for the most victories. Bokker is 81-34 in six seasons.

Bokker has led Stanford to four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament titles in six seasons and reached the championship game in all six – extending Stanford’s streak of
conference title game appearances to 17.

She also has coached Stanford to four NCAA tournament appearances in five years, and in 2013 coached Stanford into the second round for the first time in school history.

Phil Barnes
Camp Director

Phil Barnes

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

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Phil Barnes is in his 10th season on Jenny Levy's staff at North Carolina. A fixture on Jenny Levy's staff for a decade, Phil Barnes is one of the nation's most experienced assistants and a key part of what Levy calls one of the best coaching staffs in America. In November 2012, the IWLCA named Barnes its assistant coach of the year.

On the field, Barnes works with the Tar Heel defense and goalkeepers, while also heading up the program's recruiting efforts.   

Barnes is a former head coach at Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts who also has coached prep lacrosse. He was the head coach at UMass for three seasons (2000-02), capturing the Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament championships and leading the nation in scoring defense in 2000.  

Coach

2015 LIST OF COACHES

The following schools are scheduled to attend in 2015. List subject to change.

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These schools have been represented in the past and camp enrollment determines how many staff we hire. An updated list will be posted as we get closer to camp starting. 

Boston College
Boston University
Bucknell
California, Berkeley
Colby 
Columbia
Cornell
Dartmouth
Elon
Franklin & Marshall
Furman 
Georgetown  
Holy Cross
Tufts
UPenn
Villanova
William and Mary

Coach

Session 1: July 7-9

Amherst College, Asst Coach - Maggie Tamasitis Bates College, Head Coach – Brett Allen Colby College, Head Coach-Karen Henning Fairfield University, Head Coach - Mike Waldvogel...

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Amherst College, Asst Coach - Maggie Tamasitis
Bates College, Head Coach – Brett Allen
Colby College, Head Coach-Karen Henning
Fairfield University, Head Coach - Mike Waldvogel
Harvard University, Asst Coach– Carla Gigon
Harvard University, Asst Coach – Tricia Sutton
Lehigh University, Asst Coach -Shannon McHugh
Tufts University - TBD
University of North Carolina, Asst Coach – Taylor Chumney
Wesleyan University, Head Coach – Kim Williams

Camp Details

This year, Top of Class is offering two sessions of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) on July 7-9 (Restricted to 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019s) and July 21-24 (Restricted to 2018 and 2019s). Before each session, campers are asked to submit a one page bio, that will then be compiled in a booklet and distributed to every coach at camp (more info to come in the Spring regarding player bios). 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• Lodging on campus • All meals
• Night games coached by the college coaches
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Night games coached by the college coaches
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

CANCELLATION POLICY

Our standard cancellation policy applies to this camp BEFORE July 1st, 2015. Due to the nature and demand of this camp, no camp vouchers will be issued after July 1st, 2015. If you have to cancel for any reason, please notify our office well in advance. Thank you!

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. 

SESSION I: JULY 7-9 (RESTRICTED TO 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)

Check-in Tuesday, 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 Tuesday: 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (dinner only)

Wednesday, 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 Thursday, 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 21-24 (RESTRICTED TO 2018 AND 2019)

Check-in Tuesday, July 21st
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 22nd and Thursday, July 23rd
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 24th
The last session of camp will be Friday, July 24th 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 lacrosse@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. 

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.

Facilities

The Governor's Academy 

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.

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

Programs: High School Elite
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Girls
Restricted to graduation years 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High School Elite
Age Group: 14 - 15
Gender: Girls
Overnight Camp SOLD OUT! Extended Day option still available. Restricted to graduation years 2018 and 2019
Overnight $650.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $550.00
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.