Xcelerate Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington
Xcelerate Lacrosse is proud to offer it's first girls camp in the state of Washington! We’re very excited to work with the talent rich players of the Pacific Northwest.
With as many as four professional fields to train on, this lush college setting proves to be the perfect arena for cultivating lacrosse stars. Campers can also enjoy the swimming pool, game room, indoor turf field, or just rest up in one of the comfortable dormitories.
- The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
- Girls ages 10-18: All Positions - Intermediate to Advanced
- Clean & Comfortable Dormitory Rooms
- Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
- Special Goalie instruction
- Xcelerate Nike RAFFLE on the last day of camp!
High Performance Instruction…Every Position!
Directing the camp at Pacific Lutheran University will be Lynda McCandlish. A two-time NCAA Division I National Champion McCandlish was named head women's lacrosse coach at Oberlin College on July 28, 2013.
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.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
• Check-in runs from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at Foss Hall.
Check-out Thursday, August 7th
• Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at Foss 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: Foss Hall
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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
Daily Schedule: SUN 4:30PM-8:45PM, MON-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM
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.
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!