Xcelerate Nike Tennessee Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vanderbilt University

Xcelerate Nike Tennessee Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vanderbilt University
Xcelerate Nike Tennessee Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vanderbilt University

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is proud to host it’s annual Tennessee camp at prestigious Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt's hometown of Nashville is a vibrant, engaging city known proudly as "Music City, U.S.A." and is renowned as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

This will be our 8th year at Vandy!  An ALL-STAR cast of coaches, including camp director and former MLL Pro Player, Jay Card, will be ready to teach the up and coming stars of the South. Be sure to register early and get ready for another summer of Big Time lacrosse in Nashville.

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Specific Position Training
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Shooting & Defense Clinics available
  • Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jay Card
Camp Director

Jay Card

Directing camp this summer at Vanderbilt University is Jay Card.

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Professional: Long Island Lizards, Rochester Rattlers (MLL), Minnesota Swarm (NLL)
College: Hofstra University
Coaching Experience:
• Xcelerate Camp Director (6 years)
• Assistant Coach, NJIT (2014-2015)
• 3x USILA All-American (2009-2011)
• Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year (2009)
• Hofstra University Male Athlete of the Year (2009)
• CAA Rookie of the Year (2008)
• Captain of U-19 Canadian National Team (2008)
• International Lacrosse Federation All-World Team (2008)

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Jason Rife
Camp Director

Jason Rife

Directing camp this summer at Vanderbilt University is Jason Rife. 

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Jason Rife spent the past two seasons with the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team as an assistant coach. Joining head coach Peter Lawrence’s staff in October 2013, Rife brought an abundance of experience that featured more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

Rife has spread out his coaching career over five different colleges and universities, and has been an integral part in each of those institutions finding postseason success as he has two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances under his belt.

Arriving to Hartford by way of Whittier College, also where he began his coaching career in 1998, Rife has spent the last two seasons in California as an assistant coach for the Poets. During his first stint at Whittier, he worked alongside Lawrence for two seasons, both serving as assistants.

Before making his return to Whittier and the west coast, Rife spent four seasons as the head coach at Wagner College in Staten Island. Before earning that position, he was a member of the coaching staff at Bryant from 2003-07, helping the then-Division II power to the program's first-ever Northeast 10 Conference regular season championship. Also highlighting Rife's campaign at Bryant was a combined 45-20 record and the development of five Division II All-Americans.

Rife first broke into the Division I coaching scene in 2002 when he was tabbed an assistant coach at UMass, his alma mater. In two seasons with the Minutemen, he helped the team to an appearance in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 2003. He is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament as in 2002 he assisted in piloting Washington & Lee to the Division III Final Four, a run that also featured the capturing of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown.

Rife graduated from UMass in 1996, earning his undergraduate degree in sports management.   


OUR COACHES TEACH ALL LEVELS OF PLAY We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and...

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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.

Camp Details

Monday, June 12th to Thursday, June 15th
Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt has some of the finest athletic facilties in country, that campers will train on. Overnight & Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available. 


• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey


• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 5:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM

More Important 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 are optional and will be taught by top players and coaches. 

Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic
LSM & Defensive Clinic

Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, June 12th

  • Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Lupton House.
  • Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
  • The specialty clinic fee is an additional $85. 
  • Note: Space is limited


Check-in Monday, June 12th
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Lupton House. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, June 15th
Check-out is at 11:00am at Lupton House.
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: Lupton House
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes | No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions

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.


  • Monday, June 12th: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm, at Lupton House. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45 pm, followed by dinner and our first field session. First Day pick up is 8:45pm at Lupton House.
  • June 13th & 14th: Check-in is 8:45 am at Lupton House. Pick up is 8:45 pm at Lupton House.
  • Thursday, June 15th: Last day check-in is 8:45am at Lupton House. Last Day pick up is 11:00am at Lupton House.
  • Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM


Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

  • Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $25
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large


We do not provide transportation to or from camp. Gray Line Shuttle Service is available at Nashville International Airport. Please visit the shuttle link below for information regarding service to and from campus. Shuttles can drop you off at the Vanderbilt Medical Center North which is a short walk to Lewis House. Once you have your reservation, please contact our office with the details. We ask that you arrive on campus during check-in and depart campus during check-out. Gray Line Airport Shuttle Info - http://graylinetn.com/.

Discounts Available

Early Bird Discount: $50 - Offer Code: XLR817. (Available until January 31, 2017). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR817 when registering via our secure website. The early bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Goalie Discount: $100 - Offer Code: XLGK17. To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $100 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLGK17 when registering via our secure website. PLEASE NOTE:  Once we’ve reached our quota of registered goalies the discount will no longer be available. The goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Team Discount: $25. If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

Note: If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount.


Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt's hometown of Nashville is a vibrant, engaging city known proudly as "Music City, U.S.A." Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt has some of the finest athletic facilties in country. Memorial Gymnasium, Vanderbilt Stadium, Hawkins Field, McGugin Center, and all the other varsity athletic fields and facilities are to be found in the extreme west of campus. The Student Recreation Center and its associated intramural fields are located south of the varsity facilities.


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, lax golf, pool 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 Station Work, Drills, Position Work
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Rest Hour / Camp Store / Swimming
  • 2:00 PM Demonstrations, Position Work
  • 3:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Team Instruction / Games
  • 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Vandy Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.

Vanderbilt University was a great location. The camp was so much fun, and I liked the extra coaching the staff gave me, especially the face -off help.

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Vandy Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Thanks for a great camp!

I would recommend the Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps because you get a top notch coaching staff and you will have a blast. They were very good at going into detail of what it takes to to take your game to next level. Thanks again for a great camp! 

Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 4/5.

The camp was organized and the coaches work really well with players. The dorm accommodations and food was great. All in all my son had a wonderful experience and he can't wait to go with his friends again next summer!

Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

What a great camp, and what a great group of coaches you put together. Not only will the boys be better lax players as a result of their experiences, but will no doubt be better young men as well. Great job!

Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Looking forward to next summer!

My son had a GREAT experience at your camp. He wants to go back again next year. He was very impressed (as we were too) with the level of expertise. Look forward to next summer.

Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Fantastic! The skill level of the coaches and personal attention was very helpful. The days were full and intense. Please let us know when you have your spring camp and also the summer camp for next year!

Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Overnight Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Awesome Camp!

My son thought the camp was "awesome". He clearly enjoyed himself and learned many new things. He was very impressed! Alex has gone from an unsure beginner to accomplished enthusiast and is already recruiting friends to play and, no doubt, attend next year's camp.

Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
we will be back!

My son has played Lacrosse for 3 years, he is now 13. He plays travel Lacrosse in the summer and plays the regular season. He is exposed to many coaches and said the knowledge of the coaches at the Nike camp was obvious. He could not believe what all he learned during this week of camp. The motivation from this camp showed during his summer travel season, thank you Nike and we will be back next year.

M.F.Parent of Vandy Lacrosse Overnight Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Highly recommended

This camp was exceptional. The attention to detail was unbeatable, age groups and individuals training groups were split evenly and fairly and the drills were explained well. My son has been to many lacrosse camps and none of them compare to this one.  I am very impressed with the coaching staff and training at this camp.  I highly recommend this camp.  

P.J. Vandy Lacrosse Camper '14

  • 4/5.
I learned a lot!

This is a camp you go to to get better and to refine your skills.  The only downside was that the dorms were a little farther away from the fields then I would have liked.  I am a better player becasue of the instruction I received here.  

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $575.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $475.00
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.