Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Sacred Heart University
2024 Dates & Prices Coming Soon!
Located in the charming Town of Fairfield, CT between Stamford and Bridgeport, this camp location is ideal for lacrosse players and teams from Fairfield County and beyond. Come join SHU Assistant Coach Chris Doctor for 4 days of focused, intensive training sessions and scrimmages!
Campers will train each day at Campus Field. The multi-purpose Campus Field, which opened in 1997, sits adjacent to the William H. Pitt Center and serves as the home for five of Sacred Heart's division I athletic programs.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 8-13
- Superior instruction
- 10:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director/Assistant Coach Chris Doctor
A noted coach within the Div. I ranks, Chris Doctor was hired as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart, specifically tasked with duties as an offensive coordinator, prior to the start of the 2020 season.View Chris Doctor's Bio ⟩
Doctor comes to Fairfield after serving as the Market Director of the Tri-State area for 3d Lacrosse, LLC from 2017-19. At 3d Lacrosse, Doctor developed lacrosse programming for small and large groups of boys and girls, of all ages while organizing high school and youth indoor lacrosse leagues, overseeing a staff of managers and coaches, guiding players in the college recruitment process and providing on-field instruction.
He also spent the last two years at the high school level in Connecticut, first serving as the boys varsity lacrosse coach for Greens Farms Academy in 2018 before moving to an associate head coach postiiton for Wilton in 2019.
A longtime Division I coach, Doctor spent seven seasons as an assistant coach/offensive assistant at Penn State University (2010-17). While with the Nittany Lions, Doctor led the face-off unit and goaltending corps, as well as running the extra-man offense. He helped lead Penn State to Colonial Athletic Association tournament appearances in 2011, 2012 and 2013 prior to the Big Ten's formation wherein he helped lead the Nittany Lions to conference tournament showings in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In both 2013 and 2017, Doctor helped lead Penn State to the NCAA Tournament. In his time working under head coach Jeff Tambroni, the Nittany Lions amassed a record of 60-44.
Before his time at Penn State, Doctor was an assistant coach at Lafayette College, where he was the offensive coordinator for the Leopards from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, he helped Lafayette reach the Patriot League tournament for the first time in school history.
Owning experience on the world state from trips to Federation of International Lacrosse tournaments, Doctor was a coach for the Iroquois National men's team in 2014 and then a staff member for the U-19 Iroquois National squad in 2016. Both of those teams won bronze medals as the Iroquois Nationals fielded two of their strongest teams in the history of either the men's or U-19 programs.
A former standout at Skanetaeles High School, Doctor went on to become a four-year starter at Rutgers University, running both attack and midfield positions from 2004-07. As a junior and senior, he led the Scarlet Knights in assists and was honored with the team's Alfred Sasser Award.
The Doctor family is a prestigious bunch in the lacrosse community as his father, Ron, was an All-American at Syracuse University in 1971. His uncle Laverne also starred at Syracuse, where he was a two-time team captain and All-American in the late 1960s. Doctor's brothers – Vince and Kyle – played college lacrosse at Army West Point and Cornell, respectively.
Assistant Coach Will Fox
Will Fox, a Major League Lacrosse Draft Pick and University of North Carolina coach, has joined the Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team as an assistant coach.View Will Fox's Bio ⟩
Will Fox, a Major League Lacrosse Draft Pick and University of North Carolina coach, has joined the Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team as an assistant coach.
Fox, who served as a volunteer assistant with the Tar Heels the last three years, comes back to the town he played in as a collegian.
Fox took his B.S. in psychology and a minor in health studies with him to Chapel Hill in 2019. As a Stag, he was a two-time Second-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2015 and 2016 who was also the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2015.
The former Face-Off Director for the Southshore Lacrosse Club is second all-time at Fairfield in career face-off wins, face-off win percentage and ground balls. He also ranks eighth all-time in the CAA for career face-off wins and 12th all-time for career face-off winning percentage and ground balls.
Fox's other accolades from his collegiate career include Fairfield's Male Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2015 and Fairfield's Alumni Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2018. Additionally, Fox was a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award in 2018 and received a Scholar All-Academic nod from the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2018.
SHU's new assistant coach was drafted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the 2018 Supplemental Draft of Major League Lacrosse. That same year he was named a U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-America.
Guest Speaker/Head Coach Jon Basti
Jon Basti is entering his 10th season as Sacred Heart's head coach in 2023. Basti came to Sacred Heart after serving as the associate head coach at the University of Hartford from 2009-13.View Jon Basti's Bio ⟩
Basti has led the Pioneers to their two most-winningest seasons in the program's Division I history (since 2000) as SHU won nine games in 2019, just one season removed from a nine-win 2017 campaign. In addition, the Pioneers advanced to the NEC Tournament in 2019, marking the first time in program history that SHU has qualified for a conference postseason tournament three straight seasons. Basti has led SHU to 24 wins over the last three seasons (2017-19), which stands as the highest three-season combined win total for SHU at the Div. I level.
The Pioneers went 9-6 overall (4-2 in NEC) in 2019 before bowing out in the NEC semifinals to Hobart. Basti led SHU to a 5-3 non-conference record, tied with their 2017 season for the best-ever non-conference regular season record in program history. The Pioneers also went 5-2 in true road games in 2019, setting a new Div. I single-season record for road victories (five). Max Tuttle also became the program's first-ever All-American, earning the nod two straight seasons (2018, 2019).
Basti led the Pioneers to their winningest season in the program's Division I history (since 2000) in 2017 when SHU went 9-6 overall and earned a berth in the NEC Tournament for the first time in Basti's tenure as head coach. The Pioneers followed that up with a seven-win campaign in 2018, earning a bid into the NEC Tournament for the second consecutive season.
In his first season as head coach in 2014, the Pioneers went 6-9 and were 4-2 in Northeast Conference play. Sacred Heart earned a berth to the NEC Tournament for the second straight season as well. Five Pioneers earned All-NEC honors in 2014, with a program-high three student-athletes (Cody Marquis, Alex Miller, and Andrew Newbold) on the First Team.
During his tenure at Hartford, the Hawks won their first-ever America East Championship and earned their first NCAA Tournament berth in 2011. Under Basti’s guidance, face-off specialist Tim Fallon became the fourth Hartford Hawk to be named a Division I All-American and the first player in program history to be a repeat All-American. Fallon led the nation in 2010 with 9.4 ground balls per game and a 62.2 face-off percentage.
Basti now presides over the program where his coaching career began. He was an assistant coach at Sacred Heart from 2000-02, working with the face-off and defensive units. Basti then was the head coach at Eastern Connecticut State from 2002-04, leading ECSU to two Little East Conference titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
A 1999 graduate of Fairfield University with degrees in both politics and history, Basti was a member of the Stags’ 1996 and 1997 MAAC championship teams. Basti also received his Master’s Degree from Fairfield in Education/Social Studies in 2002. He returned to his alma mater in 2005 and was an assistant coach for three seasons. In 2005, the Stags were ranked as high as 15th in the national polls and won the Great Western Lacrosse League championship. He then spent one year at Lafayette before moving on to Hartford.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, Sacred Heart is offering one session of day camp (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). At Nike Lacrosse Camps we are committed to helping each camper become a better lacrosse player, and we hope all our participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Dates: July 17-20
- Age Group: 8-13
- Gender: Boys
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday
- Check-In: 8:30am
- Lunch: Lunch will be provided each day and campers/staff will eat in the campus dining hall.
- Program: The Skills program is designed for players starting or currently playing youth lacrosse. The focus of camp is having fun and improving fundamental skills in a ultra-positive atmosphere. All facets of the game are covered including stick work, shooting, and defensive/goalie drills in the morning with scrimmaging and team concepts covered in the afternoon. This camp exposes players to all field positions including attack, midfield, defense and goalie where campers can explore and learn more about position specifics.
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT 06825
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Monday, July 17th to Thursday, July 20th
- Check in: 8:30am at Campus Field
- Check out: 3:00pm at Campus Field
Lunch will be provided each day and campers/staff will eat in the campus dining hall.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Reversible Jersey & Prizes: Campers will receive a Nike Lacrosse Reversible Jersey and prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Please bring your cleats, helmet, mouthpiece, lacrosse stick(s), gloves and pads.
- Facility: Campus Field
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Helmet & Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick(s), Gloves, Pads
- Goalies Must Have Full Protective Equipment
- Water Bottle
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 days of instruction
• 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
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
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:00 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 2:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 3:00 pm Campers depart
Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University’s main campus is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The University is located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. Campers will train each day at Campus Field. The multi-purpose Campus Field, which opened in 1997, sits adjacent to the William H. Pitt Center and serves as the home for five of Sacred Heart's division I athletic programs.
Fun and Enjoyable!
July 31, 2017: The Lacrosse Camp at Sacred Heart is a very good camp and you can tell that the coaching staff loves to teach the game and make you a better player.
— Tim G. Camper
Improve your game.
July 28, 2017: My son's defensive skills greatly improved after attending the Nike lax camp at Sacred Heart!
— Jeff D. Parent
Highlight of the summer.
July 27, 2017: The coaching staff was excellent. They made the camp a fun, positive experience.
— Tyler K. Camper
July 26, 2017: This is the best camp. We have been to several and this is my son's favorite. He has a great time and always makes new friends. I never have to worry when he is there. I know he is safe and having a great time.
— Beth R. Parent
I hope to go back.
July 26, 2017: It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to doing it again soon. I enjoyed all the games and skill based activities. The competition in camp was great!
— Chad G. Camper
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.