Xcelerate Nike Ohio Boys Lacrosse Camp at Baldwin Wallace University Cleveland, Ohio

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OUR 5TH YEAR AT BW! On the heals of its second D3 season, Baldwin-Wallace University is quickly becoming the place to be for rising stars. A perfect campus setting with easy walks to the fields, rec center (swimming pool) and campus cafeteria, campers will get a true sense of what college life is all about.

A stellar coaching staff, including co-director and Baldwin Wallace Head Coach, Jason Tarnow, will be in place to bring the very best instruction to all campers in attendance.  The midwest is at the forefront of lacrosse growth at every level and our camp continues to produce some of the best talent in the area.

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Lacrosse Head given to the FIRST 25 registered OVERNIGHT campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Room
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Shooting & RPM Defense Clinics available
  • Xcelerate Nike RAFFLE on the last day of camp!

High Performance Instruction…Every Position!

From the beginner to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. On day one, campers are divided into three divisions (D1, D2, D3) and evaluated by our coaching staff. Once your talent level is assessed, you are placed into a smaller group within your division for individual and team instruction. This group is comprised of campers of the same skill level and relatively same age.

As the camp week progresses, every camper has an opportunity to move up to a more advanced group if the camper demonstrates a higher level of play. Our coaches are consistently trying to challenge our campers in order to improve their play as well as make sure that any transition is a smooth one.

Your skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week. Remember…EVERY FIELD POSITION is covered in our camp: Attack, Midfield, Face-Off, Defense, and Goalie.
Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Brian Lalley

Directing camp this summer at Baldwin Wallace University is Brian Lalley. Lalley spent the last four years with the Canisius College men's lacrosse team, serving as the team's offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. During his time with the Golden Griffins, Lalley helped five players earn four All-MAAC selections.

Lalley played four seasons at Ohio State University and was a two-year starter at Orchard Park High School, earning All-America, first-team All-Western New York and first-team All-ECIC honors.

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  • 2009-2013 Assistant Coach - Canisius College
  • Coached 5 players to All-MAAC accolades
  • 2005-2009 Ohio State University
  • 3 x All-Academic Big Ten Selection
  • Orchard Park (NY) All American

Jason Tarnow

Co-Directing camp this summer at Baldwin Wallace University is Jason Tarnow who enters his second season as the head coach at Baldwin Wallace.

Tarnow coached team through their inaugural season in 2012-2013. The team finished with a 6-5 record with 122 goals and 59 assists. Tarnow comes to the College after serving as the Director of Athletic Facilities at the Severn School in Serverna Park, Maryland since August 2010.

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Prior to Severn, he was the Head Coach at The College of Wooster for nine seasons. Before taking over at Wooster, Tarnow served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division I Butler (Ind.) University and as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Salisbury (Md.) University.

Tarnow, a 2000 graduate of Salisbury with a bachelor of arts in communications, was a goalie on the lacrosse team at NCAA Division I Michigan State University before the program was cut during the winter of 1997. While at MSU, he was a two-year starter and ranked in the Top-15 all-time in saves. He then transferred to perennial Division III powerhouse Salisburg for his final two seasons.

At Salisbury, Tarnow was the 1998 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Player-of-the-Year, a two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American and was the Most Valuable Player of the 1999 National Champion Team. He still ranks eighth all-time in Sea Gull history with 318 career saves.


Brendan Cannon

Co-directing camp this summer at Baldwin Wallace University is Brendan Cannon. Cannon played four seasons at Georgetown University where he was a three time All-American and the 2008 Team Co-MVP. After graduating from Georgetown, Cannon played in Major League Lacrosse from 2008-2012, for the Chicago Machine and Chesapeake Bayhawks.

  • 2011-12 MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • 2008-2010 MLL Chicago Machine
  • 2009-10 Georgetown Preparatory School Assistant Coach
  • 3 X All-American Georgetown University
  • 2008 Georgetown University Team Co-MVP
  • 2007 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year
  • Haverford School (PA) All-American


We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players. Their coaching credentials are outstanding: All-Pros, All-Americans, Hall of Famers, Coaches of the Year, and All-World players.

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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.

Specialty Pre-Camp Clinics

Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic at ALL of our Overnight Summer Camp Locations from 1:30pm - 4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is 1pm with dinner at 5pm. The clinics will be taught by top players and coaches. Space is limited.
Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
LSM & Defensive Clinic (Optional)
Goalie Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, July 14th
♦ Check-in is 1:00pm on day one at Ernsthausen Hall. 
♦ Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
♦ The specialty clinic fee is an additional $75.

Overnight Campers

Check-in Monday, July 14th
♦ Check-in runs from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, July 17th
♦ Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at Ernsthausen Hall.
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, 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: Ernsthausen Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned
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.

Extended Day Campers

Monday, July 14th
♦ Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
♦ First Day pick up is 8:45 pm at Ernsthausen Hall.
July 15th & 16th
♦ Check-in is 8:45 am at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Pick up is 8:45 pm at Ernsthausen Hall.
Thursday, July 17th
♦ Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Ernsthausen Hall. 
♦ Last Day pick up is 11:00 am at Ernsthausen Hall.
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM


Camp Apparel

Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt and/or shorts in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.
Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $20
Xcelerate Nike Shorts - Price: $35
Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt & Shorts - Price: $55
Please note that t-shirts and shorts are available in adult sizes.
*T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
*Short Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.


Daily Schedule

We have three sessions per day. A great deal of instruction takes place in the early part of the day, demonstrations and instruction mid-day, and games during the evening session. We also like to throw in a number of ‘fun’ activities like our fastest shot contest, freestyle/skills competition, swim time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.
Below is a template and is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 AM Morning Lacrosse Session: Station Work, Drills, Position Work
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Rest Hour / Camp Store / Swimming
  • 2:00 PM Afternoon Lacrosse Session: Demonstrations, Position Work, Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:00 PM Evening Lacrosse Session: Team Instruction / Games
  • 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Discounts Available (If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount)

Early Bird Discount: $50 (Available until January, 15, 2014). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the early bird discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  The ealy bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Previous Camper Discount: $25. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the previous camper discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the previous camper discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Previous camper discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Sibling Discount: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Team Discount: $25. If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to  415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

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Parent of Xcelerate Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Jack said he had the "best time I’ve ever had in my whole life"
at your camp----so thank you!!! We’ll definitely have him attend a couple of sessions next year. It was awesome for him in so many ways!!!

Parent of Xcelerate Camper

  • 5/5.
A Great Experience!

Corbin has had the time of his life! He really likes his coaches and has mentioned several times how much he has learned. He has already said he wants to go back next year! So, I guess we will see you again next summer. Thanks for all you have done to make this a great experience for my son

Parent of Xcelerate Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Top-Notch Instruction!

The instruction and on-field time was outstanding! We are definitely going to do it again next year!

Parent of Xcelerate Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome Coaching!

Your staff truly inspired an abiding love of the sport. Xcelerate really lit the fire. A great investment!

Xcelerate Nike Ohio Boys Lacrosse Camp at Baldwin Wallace University

http://www.ussportscamps.com/images/made/assets/camps/lacrosse/Xcelerate /Xcelerate_Throwing_Boy_100_82.jpg Brian Lalley, Camp Director Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44017


Xcelerate Nike Ohio Boys Lacrosse Camp at Baldwin Wallace University
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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

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