Cal Girls Summer Lacrosse Camp
Improve Your Skills And Have Fun
at Cal Lacrosse Camp
Come join us this summer at the Cal Lacrosse Camp! Camp will be held on the beautiful UC Berkeley campus, located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres in Berkeley, California.
Directed by the Head Coach at Cal, Brooke Eubanks, the Cal Lacrosse Camp is for emerging and elite players looking to take their game to the next level! Assisting Coach Eubanks at the camp this summer are assistant coach, Jennifer Porretto, a two-time team captain at Ohio State, and former All-American at Colorado, Paige Soenksen. Space is limited.
The Cal Girls Lacrosse Camp is open to any any all entrants and limited only by number, age and gender.
- Instruction by Cal Women's Lacrosse coaching staff and current players
- Stickwork, individual and defensive skills (shooting, dodging, footwork, etc)
- Team and defensive concepts
- Special goalie instruction
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Brooke Eubanks
Brooke Eubanks, a long-time assistant coach at Stanford who won multiple medals as a player for the Canadian Senior National Team, has been named head coach for women’s lacrosse at the University of California, Berkeley.View Brooke Eubanks's Bio ⟩
During her time at Stanford, Eubanks served as the team’s offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator with responsibilities such as in-game play calling, scouting opponents and coordinating practices. With her help, the Cardinal won four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championships, garnered multiple national top-10 rankings, set a school record for the most wins in a season in program history (16, 2011) and produced four MPSF Players of the Year and one MPSF Rookie of the Year. In addition, Stanford earned IWLCA Division I Merit Squad recognition in 2011.
Prior to her tenure at Stanford, Eubanks was an assistant coach at George Mason from 2006-08. During that span, George Mason collected the school record for wins in a season (12, 2008) and garnered the team’s highest national ranking in school history at No. 9. Eubanks served under current Stanford head coach Amy Bokker at both Stanford and George Mason.
As a player, Eubanks was a member of the Canadian Senior National Team from 2003-13, playing in three World Cups. Canada won the silver medal in 2013, with Eubanks serving as team captain. She was second on her team in scoring in the 2009 World Cup, helping the Canadians capture the bronze medal.
Eubanks enjoyed a successful collegiate career at James Madison from 2002-06 where she was a four-year starter and led the squad to three Colonial Athletic Association championships. The Patriots advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and ’06. Individually, Eubanks was an all-conference second-team selection and a member of the CAA all-tournament team in both 2005 and ’06. She was also named to the 2006 Virginia Sports Information Directors' Association All-State Team.
Raised in Englewood, Colo., Eubanks is the daughter of 1980 Pittsburgh Penguin NHL draft pick Steve McKenzie and was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, while her father was playing minor-league hockey there.
Assistant Coach Jennifer Porretto
Jennifer Porretto, a two-time team captain at Ohio State, is in her first season as an assistant coach at Cal. Porretto previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Buckeyes for the 2016 season.View Jennifer Porretto's Bio ⟩
Porretto was part of the winningest class in program history with 45 victories. She helped the Buckeyes to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances for just the second time in program history during her junior and senior campaigns.
An All-Big Ten performer in 2015, Porretto was second on the team with 41 goals and third with 59 points and 18 assists. She had 15 multiple-point games, including six in a row to end the season, four of those against ranked teams. She scored three goals and had one assist in an upset win over then-No. 1 Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Porretto finished her career with 101 goals and 31 assists, and she was a two-time member of the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
Assistant Coach Paige Soenksen
Paige Soenksen, a 2017 All-American at Colorado, has joined the California women's lacrosse coaching staff for the 2018 season. Soenksen led the Buffaloes to a 16-4 overall record, including a perfect 8-0 record at home, last season and the program's first berth in the NCAA Tournament.View Paige Soenksen's Bio ⟩
Soenksen was one of the original Buffaloes when the program first started four years ago. Over the course of her career, she was a major catalyst in taking the program to a national top-10 ranking in 2017.
In addition to her All-America honors, Soenksen was named to the all-region and MPSF All-Conference first teams after leading the conference in save percentage, while her goals-against average ranked second in the MPSF. She led Colorado to the third best scoring defense in the nation. Soenksen started 19 of CU's 20 games last season, and has started 73 of 74 games in program history.
Soenksen will bring a wealth of experience and accolades from her collegiate career with her to Berkeley. In addition to her honors earned as a 2017 senior, she also earned All-MPSF honors as a freshman and a sophomore, while garnering second-team MPSF All-Conference honors in 2016. She was also named to the IWLCA All-Region team in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.
This summer, Cal Lacrosse will be offering the Cal Bears Skill Development Camp (Ages 7-15) and the Elite Player Camp (Ages 13-18). Our goal has always been to engage and inspire each player at camp and to instill positive character traits such as confidence, self-motivation, and a passion for the sport.
Skill Development Camp
• Dates: June 25th-28th
• Ages 7-15
Elite Player Camp
• Dates July 25th-27th
• Ages 13-18
A detailed 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.
Skill Development Camp
Check-in will take place between 8:45-9:00am at Maxwell Field.
Campers need to be picked up at the field at 4:00pm each day.
Camp will feature:
- 9:00am-4:00pm each day – campers bring their own lunch
- Takes place at Maxwell field next to Memorial Stadium
- Campus tours and supervised free time each day
- Daily discussions on stick care, preparing for games, recovering from games, how to be a great player and better teammate
PLEASE BRING: Stick • Goggles • Mouth guard • Turfs/sneakers • Water bottle • Optional: $ for camp store
Groups are made based on registration information....Grad Year and Skill Level. Session 1 of camp will be skill stations and the coaching staff will be doing an evaluation of each group. If there are campers who need to be moved because of group level being too high or too low they will be notified before the next skill based session.
All campers will be divided into teams for scrimmages. All skill levels will be mixed together. The camper with less developed skills will have an opportunity to play up, try new things and learn from their teammates. The camper with higher developed skills will have an opportunity to lead, work on things outside their comfort zone and learn from their teammates. Both are very valuable.
Elite Player Camp
The Elite Player Camp is for advanced middle and high school players interested in playing at the collegiate level. Limited beds available for the overnight camp. Campers are encouraged to register early!
ALL CAMPERS (both overnight and extended day) check-in at 12:00-1:45pm at Unit 1 Dorm.
There will be a championship game Friday morning starting at approximately 10:00am followed by a brief awards ceremony. Extended Day Campers need to be picked up at the field at 11:30am and overnight campers will check out of the dorm immediately following the awards ceremony.
Camp will feature:
- Morning sessions: Emphasis on individual skill work such as dodging, shooting, body positioning and defensive footwork.
- Afternoon sessions: Emphasis on small sided play such as double teams, setting picks, offensive movement and marking cutters.
- Evening sessions: Nightly games where campers can implement the skill work they learned throughout the day in a competitive environment.
- Extras: A campus tour, recruiting talk and experiencing life as a student athlete living in the dorms and eating in the dining hall!
Schedule (Times subject to change)
- July 25th - Check-in: 12:00-1:45pm, Session 1: 2:00-4:30pm, Session 2: 6:00-8:30pm
- July 26th - Session 3: 9:00-11:30am, Session 4: 2:00-4:30pm, Session 5: 6:00-8:30pm
- July 27th - Session 6: 9:00-11:30am
Housing & Roommates (Note: Minimum age is 14 years for overnight campers.)
Overnight Campers reside at Unit 1 Dorm. Unit 1 Dorm is located on 2650 Durant Avenue | Berkeley, CA | 94720
- Dorm: Unit 1 Dorm
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Provided - The linen pack includes sheets, blankets, pillows, 2 face towels, and 1 towel for showering
- Toiletries: Guests should bring their own toiletries
- Air Conditioning: No
- Meals: All meals will be provided in the Crossroads Dining Hall
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Key Deposit: Not required
- Lost Keys: For lost keys you will be responsible for a $50 charge for regular rooms/$75 for suites
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during all field sessions
The camp is not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.
The Claremont Hotel - 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705 | Website: http://www.claremontresort.com/ | Toll Free: 800-551-7266 | Hotel Main: 510-843-3000
Hotel Durant - 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | Website: http://hoteldurantberkeley.com/ | Toll Free: 800-238-7268 | Hotel Main: 510-845-8981
Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina - 200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710 | Website: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-berkeley-marina-JBKCADT/index.html | Toll Free: 855-845-6550 FREE | Hotel Main: 510-548-7920
Campers will train each day Maxwell Field. The field is located next to Memorial Stadium.
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Learned so much!
August 3, 2017: The dorms were organized and clean. The coaches were friendly and welcoming to parents and campers. The Communication between the parents, coaches, and even the people at USSC was amazing! It really helped parents feel at ease and able to focus solely on our daughters. My daughter said that she learned so much and already sees a lot of improvement. She is so excited to bring all her new skills back to her high school team!
— Becca V. Parent
July 15, 2017: My daughters have participated in many Nike Lacrosse Camps over the last 5 summers and they have all been fabulous! Excellent instruction, flawlessly organized and fun!
— Tom I. Parent
Working hard and getting results!
July 28, 2016: The Cal Lacrosse camp had an excellent balance of incorporating intense play and fun athletic games. They put a lot of emphasize on working hard and getting results. The coaches were not only top notch, but friendly and very easy to approach. They made my camp experience so special and meaningful. I will never forget my time at this camp, I hope to go again next summer!
— Lauren W. Camper
August 7, 2015: The Cal lax coaches were awesome!! Camp was so much fun and very well organized. I learned a lot of new things and the coaches force you to really push yourself. I would recommend this camp to others due to the level of experience and knowledge of it's coaches. The balance of instruction, scrimmages and free time was perfect!
— Grace H. Camper
July 8, 2015: This was an amazing camp! I learned so much and made some amazing friends. The instruction, nightly games, a tour of the campus and the recruiting talk were just a few of the highlights of camp.
— Sophia M. Camper
July 8, 2015: I would highly recommend the Cal Lacrosse Camp to anyone who loves lacrosse and is interested in taking their game to the next level! The coaches are fantastic and the drills always keep you busy. You get a lot of playing time, and it is a great opportunity to play in front of college coaches...and the experience was awesome!
— Tabitha G. Camper