Xcelerate Nike North Carolina Girls Lacrosse Camp at UNC Charlotte

Xcelerate Nike North Carolina Girls Lacrosse Camp at UNC Charlotte
Xcelerate Nike North Carolina Girls Lacrosse Camp at UNC Charlotte

Attracting players throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, we’re excited to continue our tradition of excellence at the Xcelerate Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at UNC Charlotte!

2017 will be our 4th annual girls lacrosse camp at UNC Charlotte! The campus provides a classic southern university setting with cutting edge athletic facilities, air-conditioned dormitories, and a healthy buffet to give everyone a taste of college life. Get ready to have some fun and learn from some of the best coaches in the game today.

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
  • Girls ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Specific Position Training
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Room
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!
  • UNC Charlotte Boys only camp also being offered June 26-29
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Aricka Ward
Camp Director

Aricka Ward

Directing camp this summer at UNC Charlotte is Aricka Ward.

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Former Limestone College standout and Florida Southern University coach, Aricka Ward, will lead an All-Star cast of coaches at our UNC Charlotte camp.

While playing at DII collegiate powerhouse Limestone (SC), Ward participated in two NCAA Division II semifinals (2006 & 2008) and helped the team compile a 60-15 record in her four year career. 

Ward’s coaching career began in Columbia, South Carolina at Ridge View High School, her alma mater.  As Head Coach, she led the team to the state tournament for the first time in five years. Ward then continued coaching at the University of South Florida and eventually Florida Southern.

Coach Ward has a Master’s in Education and is married to Marty Ward, Florida Southern University men’s coach and 2014 World Games recipient of the bronze medalist while playing for the Iroquois Nationals.

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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 EXCELLENCE IN LACROSSE FOR OVER A DECADE!

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.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• 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.

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Check-in Monday, June 26th
Check-in takes place from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at Holshouser Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
 
Check-out Thursday, June 29th
Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at Holshouser Hall.
  
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: Holshouser Hall
  • 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

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 26th: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm, at Holshouser Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session. Check-out is 8:45pm at Holshouser Hall.
  • June, 27th & 28th: Check-in at 8:45am at Holshouser Hall. Pick up at 8:45pm each evening at Holshouser Hall.
  • Thursday, June 29th: Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at Holshouser Hall.
  • Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8:45PM, THURS 9AM-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. 

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

Discounts Available 

Early Bird Discount: $50 - Offer Code: XLR817. (Available until January 15, 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.

Facilities

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte's campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home. The Charlotte region has blossomed into a major metropolitan area. UNC Charlotte’s location less than 10 miles from Uptown allows easy access to the city. 

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 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

UNC Charlotte Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Can't wait till next year!

The welcoming environment made camp so much fun and a great place to gain skills and knowledge about the game. My coach was very helpful and gave excellent feedback.  She was really good about working with us individually and making sure that we all knew what to work on.  I really enjoyed the camp can't wait till next year! 

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UNC Charlotte Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Amazing!

This was an amazing camp I learned a lot and made some amazing friends. The staff was great both on the field and off. And I would gladly go back another year!

Parent of UNC Charlotte Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend!

My daughter attended your camp at UNC Charlotte this past summer and I could not believe the change in her. It was great that she was placed with her own level of skill in the morning but was able to play with better players in the evening and being able to learn from that. The small skill groups and stations kept it interesting for her and gave her good one on one time with the coaches. I would highly recommend this camp to others due to the level of experience and knowledge of it's coaches. 

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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