Adelphi University Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp
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USSC is excited to be back this summer at Adelphi University, located in the picturesque village of Garden City, New York which is sure to be a Nike Lacrosse camp favorite for many. In his four years at the helm, Coach McCabe has guided the Panthers in their championship tradition, adding two NCAA Division II national crowns to the team's resumé while reaching the national championship game in his first three years.
The university's great location, outstanding facilities and talented coaching staff make Adelphi University a popular destination for young athletes to improve their lacrosse skills each summer. Our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 9-18
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Pat McCabe
Pat McCabe was announced as the fourth head coach of the women's lacrosse program on Sept. 4, 2014, and enters his fifth season at the helm in 2019.View Pat McCabe's Bio ⟩
In his four years at the helm, McCabe has guided the Panthers in their championship tradition, adding two NCAA Division II national crowns to the team's resumé while reaching the national championship game in his firs three years. The squad has also won three Northeast-10 Championships, running the team's total to seven in nine seasons.
A National Hall of Fame defenseman, McCabe started his illustrious playing career at Elmont Memorial High School, where he led the program to a New York State Championship. In 1987, he matriculated at Syracuse, where he won three NCAA Division I National Championships, earned four United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American honors and was the 1990 NCAA Defensive Player of The Year.
Following college, McCabe moved into the professional ranks, playing for the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League from 1992-2001, with seven years as team captain. In 2001, he joined the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, spending six years with team, all of them as captain. He also helped the Lizards to MLL Championships in 2001 and 2003.
McCabe also brings a wealth of international experience to Adelphi. He first donned a USA jersey in 1988 as part of the U19 team at the World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, where he earned "Fairest and Best Player" honors. He followed that up with inclusion on the 1990 (alternate), 1998 and 2006 United States national teams, earning a gold medal in 1998 and a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships.
Collegiately, McCabe spent time as a defensive coordinator with the LIU Post men's lacrosse program from 1999-2001, helping the Pioneers to NCAA Division II runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000. He was also a member of the Adelphi University men's lacrosse coaching staff in 2011, pushing the Panthers to NCAA Division II runner-up status.
McCabe is also the founder and camp director for Shooting Star Lacrosse camps, which have operated since 1999, and founded ICON Lacrosse.
McCabe's Year-by-Year Coaching Record
2015 - 21-1 (12-1 NE10); NE10 Champions; NCAA National Champions
2016 - 21-1 (13-0 NE10); NE10 Champions; NCAA National Finalists
2017 - 21-1 (12-1 NE10); NE10 Champions; NCAA National Champions
2018 - 19-3 (13-0 NE10); NE10 Finalists; NCAA Second Round
TOTAL: 4 Seasons; 3 NE10 Titles; 2 NCAA National Championships; 4 NCAA Appearances
CAREER RECORD 82-6 (Four Seasons)
Lead Instructor Frankie Caridi
Frankie Caridi enters her third season with the Adelphi University women's lacrosse team in 2019, after returning to the program where she began her college career in the summer of 2016.View Frankie Caridi's Bio ⟩
Caridi returned to Adelphi after spending 2016 on the sidelines at her alma mater, Stony Brook, and the 2015 campaign with the Bucknell coaching staff. She helped the Seawolves to a fourth straight America East Championship and a defeat of Boston College, 11-9 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Under Caridi's tutelage, freshman goalie Anna Tesoriero was named to the All-Conference First Team and All-Rookie Team.
As a student-athlete, Caridi spent one year at Adelphi before transferring to spend her final three years at Stony Brook. As a Panther, the East Northport, N.Y. native started all 20 games for the Brown and Gold, and went 20-0 on the way to a National Championship. She was named the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year in addition to an IWLCA First Team All-American.
In the Division I ranks, Caridi became one of the most prolific goalies in Stony Brook program history. Her .514 career save percentage is tops in the Seawolves' record book, while her 5.91 goals-against average is the best among any goalie with at least 1500 minutes played. Caridi won two America East championships and qualified for two NCAA tournaments, earning IWLCA Third-Team All-American status in 2014.
Additionally, she was named the Lacrosse Magazine and ILWomen.com Goalie of the Year, picked as the America East Defensive Player of the Year, a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, and a two-time IWLCA First-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection.
Instructor Jen Graham
Jen Graham is in her second season as an assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program at Adelphi University.
Staff Adelphi Staff
Assisting the coaching staff will be former and current players at Adelphi.
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University, our goal is to provide campers the fundamental skills, position specific training and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance your game. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills. This year Adelphi is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
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 1:00PM-9:00PM, TUES-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:30AM
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 12:00-1:30pm on Monday, July 16th.
- There will be a closing ceremony on Thursday, July 19th at 11:30am with departure following.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2-per room. Roommates are assigned by age and roommate request
- DORM: TBD
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not Provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: No - The dorm rooms are only air-conditioned at night (Please bring Portable Fan)
- 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.
Extended Day Camp
- Check-in on Monday is between 1:00-1:30pm. Come dressed and ready to play.
- On Thursday campers depart from the field after the morning session, around 11:30am.
Tuesday through Thursday, Extended Day campers should arrival at the field at 8:45am.
Monday through Wednesday, Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm.
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
- 9:30 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
Located near Long Island’s parks and beaches, the 75-acre Adelphi University campus is only 45 minutes from New York City, offering a safe, suburban campus environment for our camp.
Camp Dates & Prices
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