Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University
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USSC is extremely pleased to offer the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University with one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable coaches in the Southeast. Head Coach, Buff Grubb, draws on over 20 years of summer camp coaching experience to offer a curriculum that will have an immediate impact on camper’s skills and knowledge of the sport.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordering Lake Hartwell in northwestern South Carolina, Clemson is particularly convenient to the Atlanta, Knoxville, and Charlotte metropolitan areas as well as within easy reach of much of the southeastern US. The Clemson Nike Lacrosse Camp includes multiple focused instruction sessions for all positions and scrimmages take place each day on Clemson’s grass recreation fields. Overnight campers are supervised in the student dormitories located a short walk from the fields.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 9-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Buff Grubb
A Maryland-native, Coach Grubb started his lacrosse career in the 70s at the McDonogh School near Baltimore and earned a scholarship to play at Rutgers University.View Buff Grubb's Bio ⟩
Through the ‘80s, he was a certified referee, a founder of the Harford (MD) Lacrosse Club, and became the Associate Head Coach at Spaulding High School in Vermont. In the fall of 1992, Grubb joined the collegiate ranks as the Head Lacrosse Coach at the University of Tennessee, leading the Volunteers to four SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) Championships and advancing 3 teams to the MCLA National Championships, and receiving SELC Coach of the Year honors twice as well as the Ace Adams Sportsmanship Award. From 2002 to 2005, Grubb oversaw the emergence of the lacrosse program at Wake Forest University before taking over at Clemson University in the fall of 2005.
Receiving SELC Coach of the Year honors in 2008, 2011 and again in 2017, Coach Grubb has successfully developed the Clemson Tigers into a consistent contender in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference and an emerging national presence in the MCLA (Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association). In 2014, Coach Grubb was inducted into the SELC Hall of Fame.
A member of the Century Club, Coach Grubb has compiled over 200 collegiate victories and produced winning teams 17 of his 21 seasons on the sidelines. He continues to volunteer his time on growing the sport in the Southeast as the former President of the SELC and member of the Men’s Division Board of Governors of US Lacrosse, the sport’s National Governing Body. Grubb is also a former President of the South Carolina Chapter of US Lacrosse.
US Sports Camps, Inc is extremely pleased to offer this camp with one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable coaches in the Southeast. Coach Grubb will also draw on over 20 years of summer camp coaching experience to offer a curriculum that will have an immediate impact on camper’s skills and knowledge of the sport.
“Our vision for this camp will focus on instruction,” states Coach Grubb, “working with our campers to improve not only their individual skills and sense of the game, but also their ability to contribute to team skills and success. Lacrosse is exploding in the southeast and we hope to make a solid and continuing contribution to the evolution and maturation of the sport in this region.”
This summer, Clemson is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 9-18. Our focus for this camp will be on instruction, working with our campers to improve not only their individual skills and sense of the game, but also their ability to contribute to team skills and success.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 7:30PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-3:00PM
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.
Check-in takes place between 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, July 9th with the first field session starting at 7:30 that evening. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Thursday, July 12th at 3:15pm. Extended day campers depart from the field and overnight campers check-out from the dorm immediately following our last field session on Thursday.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive between 6:30-7:00pm ready to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
Daily Schedule: MON 7:30PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-3:00PM
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2‐per room in Donaldson Hall & Wannamaker Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
- Dorm: Donaldson Hall & Wannamaker Hall
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: Yes • Dorm has AC - No portable fan necessary
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Team Discount: 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.
Goalie Discount: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 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. Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 pm Back to field for games
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
This beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake.
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July 18, 2017: My sons experience was perfection! I know this, not because I attended it with him, but because he is still talking about what an amazing time he had, one week later! Thank you!
Learned a great deal!
July 25, 2016: My two boys had a blast at the Clemson camp and learned a great deal. The coaching was superb and the player evaluations at the end of the camp were helpful in identifying what areas of the game the kids needed to work on. My sons have already asked if they can go back next year.
— Michelle B. Parent
The instruction and safety were great!
July 25, 2016: The instruction and safety were great. My son felt he learned a lot and was well cared for. He enjoyed the meals in the cafeteria there on campus and the instruction. He also liked the opportunity to be coached by someone different and get difference perspectives on his techniques.
— Travis G. Parent
July 27, 2015: As a coach of a realtivley new LAX program Buff Grubb (Head Coach) took time to explain and share information with us new coaches. Coach Grubb and the entire coahing staff at Clemson show true love for the game and are very approachable, knowledgeable and willing to offer sound advice. We brought 6 players at different skill levels and they all left camp with a stronger skill set and understanding of the game of Lacrosse. He allowed us on-field to watch drills and instrution up-close. As coaches we've been able to incorporate what we learned into our progams. I would highly recommend this camp.
— Tom H. Coach
See you next summer.
July 23, 2015: Our son had never officially played lacrosse before and we were amazed at how much he learned in a very short time. The coaching staff was amazing. We were so impressed when introductions were done at the talent our son would be coached by. He came away with a love for the game and is excited about the fall season. Thank you so much for a great camp! He has already asked if he can go next year.
— Brenda C. Parent
July 22, 2015: As a parent of a camper, I came and watched the activities every day. It was well organized and run with enthusiam. My son came home excited about the skills and drills and he put them to use in a tournament the following weekend. His coach even commented on his improvement from the camp. Thanks.
— Tony L. Parent
Become a better player.
July 22, 2015: It brings in players from all areas of the country giving each the opportunity to compete against different styles of play which can work to improve their experience. Having college coaches, college players and high school coaches as instructors gives the campers a wealth of knowledge from which they can use to become better players.
— Jake D. Parent
Thanks so much!
July 21, 2015: Two thumbs up for Coach Grubb and his staff this week. Camp was flawlessly run and the boys took much away from it. We will be back next year.
— Kim S. Parent
July 20, 2015: My son enjoyed his experience at the Clemson Nike Camp and came away knowing he had received a wealth of knowledge and training which he can use to make himself a better player. We would recommend this camp to any lacrosse player seeking to improve their ability to play. After all, that is what it's about, becoming the best you can be and advancing the sport of lacrosse.
— Nick B. Parent
Great for all levels.
July 20, 2015: Coach Grubb, Thank you and all the other coaches for making Ford's first camp so great. He has not stopped talking about the coaches and all of his "new friends". He has been telling his brother all about camp and how the scad coach is going to send him stuff. He is very happy that the coach/Clemson Goalie is his friend. As a youth coach, I know how much effort it takes to make sure 15-30 players in the same age range feel connected and involved. I am truly impressed that you and your staff accomplished this with 150 kids and a 7 year age spread. It was not just with Ford, Woody and his mother (ford's roomate from Germany) spoke with me for awhile today and he had the same comments on how great the coaches and other campers were to them. Thanks for everything!!
— Jeff L. Clemson
Great passion for the sport.
July 17, 2014: Coach Grubb, Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for keeping an eye on Robert while at camp this week. He and his friends had a terrific time and came away with more enthusiasm and drive than ever! We look forward to attending next year.
— Brian L. Parent
Learn new skills.
July 17, 2014: This was our first resident sporting camp and I was impressed by the ease and detail associated with registration and the information received prior to the camp. My child was the youngest in the camp, and his skill level not as high as the older children, but he still felt very included and received great instruction.
— Megan F. Parent
Impressed with the talent!
July 15, 2014: Very organized. The staff was amazing. We were so impressed with the talent our son was exposed to and was able to be coached by. One of our favorite things was the evaluation each camper received at the end of camp.
— Ron B. Parent