Xcelerate Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vanderbilt University

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

OUR 6TH YEAR AT VANDY! Renowned as a Top 20 university, Vanderbilt University also has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is proud to host it’s annual Tennessee camp at this prestigious school.

An ALL-STAR cast of coaches 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 at Vandy!

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Lacrosse 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
  • 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!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jason Rife
Camp Director

Jason Rife

Directing camp this summer at Vanderbilt University is Jason Rife. 

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Jason Rife returns for his second season with the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team in 2015 as an assistant coach. Joining head coach Peter Lawrence’s staff in October 2013 as the Hawks’ defensive coordinator, Rife brings an abundance of experience that features 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.   

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Tommy Palasek
Coach

Tommy Palasek

Tommy Palasek will be on staff this summer at Vanderbilt University. An All-American at Syracuse University and current professional lacrosse player with the MLL’s New York Lizards,...

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Tommy Palasek will be on staff this summer at Vanderbilt University. An All-American at Syracuse University and current professional lacrosse player with the MLL’s New York Lizards, Tommy brings a wealth of knowledge to Xcelerate’s already loaded camp staff.  

• 2012-2015 MLL New York Lizards
• 2011-2012 Syracuse University
• 2012 All-Big East 2nd Team
• 2012 USILA North-South Senior All-Star
• 2012 Led Syracuse in total points (54)
• Rocky Point (NY) All-American

Andrew Vigne - Goalie Director
Coach

Andrew Vigne - Goalie Director

Andrew Vigne enters his second year at Williams College as an assistant for the men’s lacrosse team. Vigne serves as the Ephs' defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator....

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Andrew Vigne enters his second year at Williams College as an assistant for the men’s lacrosse team. Vigne serves as the Ephs' defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
 
Prior to Williams College, Vigne was an assistant for the Wellesley College women’s lacrosse team in 2012 and the Merrimack College men’s lacrosse team in 2010 and 2011.  Vigne was also a volunteer goalie coach at Middlesex School from 2009 to 2012.
 
Vigne graduated from Guilford College in 2008 where he majored in business management and double minored in money & finance and human resources.
 
At Guilford, Vigne was a four-year starter in goal for the Quakers where he ranks first in minutes played (2,656), second in goals against average (12.54), and third in total saves (674).  Vigne was named All-ODAC Honorable Mention in 2008.
 
Vigne will also serve as the head goalie coach for the Ephs as well.

Staff

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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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 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

XCELERATE NIKE LACROSSE / THE ULTIMATE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE!

Monday, June 15th to Thursday, June 18th
• Overnight & Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available

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. 

♦ Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
♦ LSM & Defensive Clinic (Optional)
 
Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, June 15th

• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Lewis House.
• Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
• The specialty clinic fee is an additional $75.

Note: Space is limited

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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Check-in Monday, June 15th
•  Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Lewis House.
•  Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
 
Check out Thursday, June 18th
•  Check-out is at 11:00am at Lewis House.
 
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
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: Lewis House
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions
 
♦ No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned

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.

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS

Monday, June 15th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm, at Lewis 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 Lewis House.
 
June 16th & 17th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Lewis House.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Lewis House.
 
Thursday, June 18th
♦ Last day check-in is 8:45am at Lewis House.
♦ Last Day pick up is 11:00am at Lewis House.

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 in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in. (SOLD OUT!)

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

TRANSPORTATION

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/.

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, lax golf, pool time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.

Below is a template and is subject to change.

Discounts Available

Early Bird Discount: $50 (Available until January 15, 2015). 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.

Goalie Discount: $100. 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 indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field 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, 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.

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

Facilities

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.

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
  • 6:15 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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Xcelerate Camper

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

Just a quick note to let you know our team really
enjoyed the 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!

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Parent of Xcelerate Camper

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

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 Xcelerate Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Fastastic!

Your camp was 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 Xcelerate Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome Camp!

Alex 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.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.