Xcelerate Nike Kentucky/Cincinnati Girls Lacrosse Camp

Xcelerate Nike Kentucky/Cincinnati Girls Lacrosse Camp
Xcelerate Nike Kentucky/Cincinnati Girls Lacrosse Camp

Seven miles from Cincinnati, OH our 2nd annual high performance girls camp at Northern Kentucky University is the ideal setting for regional players in the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky beltway.

With brand NEW playing fields and air conditioned dorms, campers will get a true taste of college life. The playing talent is rich in the beltway and our coaches can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play. Register Early!

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Lacrosse Stick given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Girls ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Lynda McCandlish
Camp Director

Lynda McCandlish

Two-time NCAA Division I National Champion Lynda McCandlish of Northwestern University just finished her second season as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Oberlin College.

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In her second year at the helm, McCandlish was named NCAC Coach of the Year after guiding Oberlin to an 11-6 record and a runner up finish in the NCAC Championship Tournament.  
 
McCandlish helped the Wildcats of Northwestern University win the NCAA title in 2005 and 2006. She was a part of the winningest class in school history at the time of her graduation with 64 wins over four years.
 
McCandlish is a disciple of legendary Wildcats' Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller who has led the school to seven out of the last nine NCAA Championships. Since 2005, she has a record of 187-12 and is 215-33 in 13 years. Hiller's coaching tree runs deep as 18 of her former players or assistant coaches are currently coaching at the Division I level.
 
A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, McCandlish led her high school alma mater to a state championship in 2008 as the head coach of the Golden Bears. She became the first women's lacrosse player in Ohio history to win a state championship as both a player and coach. Furthermore, she was also the first rookie head coach to win a state championship in lacrosse. In 2002 she helped Upper Arlington win the state crown as a player. In total the program has won five state titles and appeared in nine state final championship games since its inception in 1983.
 
Following her coaching stint at Upper Arlington, she worked as the head coach at San Diego State University from 2008 to 2009. She also ran the Wildcat Lacrosse Club where she coached elite players from across the San Diego area.
 
After spending a year in Seoul, South Korea, teaching English, McClandlish returned to the Columbus, Ohio, area where she has worked as a recruiter for the past three years. However, she has remained active in the lacrosse community by running the Mad Skillz Lacrosse Club where she offers various camps, clinics and private lessons.
 
McCandlish was a double major in communication studies and psychology at Northwestern.

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Staff

OUR COACHES TEACH ALL LEVELS OF PLAY We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members (college and high school coaches), enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current...

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OUR COACHES TEACH ALL LEVELS OF PLAY

We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members (college and high school coaches), enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players.

Camp Details

CELEBRATING 12 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN LACROSSE!

Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd
• Overnight & Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available

From the beginner to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. Your skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week. Every field position is covered in camp: Attack, Midfield, Defense, and Goalie.

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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 29th
• Check-in takes place from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at University Suites.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
 
Check out Thursday, July 2nd
• Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at University Suites.
 
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: University Suites
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 29th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at University Suites.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm on University Suites.
 
June 30th & July 1st
• Check-in is 8:45 am at University Suites.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at University Suites.
 
Thursday, July 2nd
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at University Suites.
• Last day pick up is 11:30 am at University Suites.
 
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THUR 8:45AM-11:30AM

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

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.

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

Northern Kentucky University 

Welcome to Northern Kentucky University located seven miles south of downtown Cincinnati and less than two hours away from Lexington and Louisville. The campus is accessible from four major highways and just 20 minutes away from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campus is nestled in the hills of a safe and quiet suburb in Northern Kentucky with all the attributes of a larger college town. In athletics, NKU began competing on the NCAA Division I level during the 2012-13 academic year as the newest member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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 Northern Kentucky Camper

  • 5/5.
Exceptional!

I think you all have a great operation and exceptional coaches. I have a son who has been to camps all over the nation and yours is one of the best we've seen. We're happy to keep coming to your camps.

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Parent of Northern Kentucky Overnight Camepr

  • 5/5.
Great Experience!

This was my daughter's first sleep away camp so I was very nervous on the first day when dropping her off.  Right as we got to check-in the coaches were so nice and welcoming to everyone which made me feel more comfortable about having my daughter there.  My daughter called me through out the camp duration and always told me how much fun she was having and how her coaches were "super cool."  I always felt that my daughter was safe and well accounted for.  This experience has not only been great for my daughter but for me.  I am so happy I made the decision to send her to here.  My daugher is sooo looking forward to next summer! 

Parent of Northern Kentucky Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you Nike!

My daughter had a GREAT experience and can't wait to go back next year!  This is a wonderful opportunity to gain some independence and branch out a bit.  She not only improved her stills as a field player, but as a more confident person. Thank you Nike! 

Parent of Northern Kentucky Camper

  • 5/5.
We will be back next year!

My daughter loved all of the coaches at camp and how serious they are about lacrosse.  This was such an awesome experience to work with people who just know the sport and give good advice.  We will be back next year! 

Northern Kentucky Camper

  • 5/5.
I am counting the days down until next summer!

I went to camp not knowing anyone and made some great friends.  the coaches were awesome and I learned a ton of new drills that I had never been introduced to before.  I am counting the days down until next summer.

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.