Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp George Fox University
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USSC is excited to be back this summer at George Fox University for our 3rd annual Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp. Conveniently located only 25 miles from downtown Portland, OR, George Fox University offers an ideal camp location to improve your lacrosse skills this summer with great coaches, excellent weather and top notch facilities!
George Fox is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Newberg. With a perfect small college setting, campers will have the opportunity to personally work with George Fox coaches and experienced staff members. This camp location is ideal for all regional players in the state of Oregon and beyond.
- High Potential program designed for Girls Ages 14-18
- Complete Skills programs designed for Girls Ages 10-13
- Speed, agility and fitness testing
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Special goalie instruction
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Katie Mastropaolo
George Fox University welcomes a former All-American women’s lacrosse athlete, Katie Mastropaolo, as the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse program for the 2018 season.View Katie Mastropaolo's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Mastropaolo inherits a team that went 12-2 and an undefeated 8-0 in the Northwest Conference, claiming the program’s first-ever outright NWC championship. The Bruins shared the title of NWC champions in the 2016 season.
Mastropaolo comes to George Fox after a four-year career at the University of Mary Washington, where she graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in geography. Mastropaolo was named the Virginia State Sports Information Directors’ Association College Division Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Year in her senior season. She was a star defender during her four-year stint, earning multiple accolades for leading the Eagles’ backline. Mastropaolo was named first-team All-American in her final year, as well as a two-time all-region athlete and a three-time all-conference player.
Most recently, she spent the 2015-16 year working as an international humanitarian aid worker across the country. She served as squad leader for the 11-month mission trip around the world, partnering with existing churches and organizations to further ministry and those in need. During her 11-month trip, she traveled to Albania, Romania, Greece, Zambia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.
Mastropaolo also has six years of coaching experience within the Nike Lacrosse Camps, the Randolph Macon Lacrosse Camp and the Seminole Summer Lacrosse League.
Lacrosse Tips by Katie Mastropaolo:
Assistant Coach Jenna Morris
Jenna Morris enters her first season as an assistant coach under head coach Katie Mastropaolo.View Jenna Morris's Bio ⟩
Morris played four years of women's lacrosse at the University of Oregon. She was a starting goalkeeper for the Ducks in 2016 when she logged over 800 and 50 minutes in the net. She recorded 93 saves, which moved her to eighth in the program record book for a single-season. She finished her four year career at No. 4 in the program record book in wins (10) and saves (148). Her career goals against average of 9.47 back in 2016 was second in the program record book, and is the only sub-10 goals against average outside of Caroline Federighi.
In her final season, she earned MPSF All-Academic and was a 2015 MPSF All-Tournament and MPSF All-Academic.
Morris graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a degree in environmental science and a minor in biological sciences, geological sciences.
She comes to George Fox after serving as a Younglife Intern at the Washington Family Ranch from May to September of 2017.
This summer, George Fox is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. The playing talent is rich in Oregon and the pacific Northwest and our coaches can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play.
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, TUE-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-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 for all campers takes place from 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 30th at Gulley Residence Hall.
A closing ceremony will take place at the field on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:30am. Extended Day campers will leave directly from the field. Overnight campers will checkout from Gulley Residence Hall following the closing ceremony - Parents are invited to this!
HIGH POTENTIAL CAMP
- This is an advanced skills program designed for experienced players ages 14-18.
- We focus on position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition.
- Campers also have the opportunity to compete in games against each other.
COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP
- This is an complete skills program designed for beginner to intermediate players ages 10-13
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Small Games (1v1, 2v2, 4v3, etc.) with emphasis on supporting play
- Gain self-confidence through Lacrosse success
NOTE: The high potential camp is for high schoolers. The complete skills camp will be highly competitive as well, but if you believe your daughters can compete at the high school level we can make an exception! What the director planned on doing is moving middle schoolers up to the high potential (high school) if they exceed middle school play.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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: Gulley Residence Hall
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: No **Please note to bring a Portable Fan (dorm is NOT air conditioned)
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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
- CHECK-IN - extended day campers check-in on Monday, July 30th between 1:00-1:30pm. You should come dressed and ready to play.
- MORNINGS - Tuesday and Wednesday, extended day campers should arrive at the field at 8:45am.
- PICK-UP TIMES - Monday through Wednesday, extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Pick up locations for extended day campers will vary and be given out at check-in.
- CAMP ENDS - On Thursday, extended day campers depart from the field after morning session, around 11:30am.
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)
- 8:50 AM Day and Extended Day Campers arrive
- 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
- 3:30 PM Drill stations and scrimmages
- 5:00 PM Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 PM Evening Activities
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
George Fox University
George Fox is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Newberg, Oregon. The campus is just 23 miles south of Portland, Oregon’s largest city and cultural center. Beyond the city limits are world-class recreational opportunities. You can enjoy the slopes of Mt. Hood one weekend and go clamming on the scenic Oregon Coast the next.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 10, 2017: I enjoyed scrimmaging, and appreciated their adjustments for the weather. I also enjoyed playing with new people. I overall had a great experience. The coaches were super helpful, and the dorms were clean and very nice!
— Sophie W. Camper
August 9, 2017: Highlights include the individual instruction/coaching she received. She appreciated coaches observing what she could improve, and then pulling her aside to show her (not just tell her) what to do to get better. She also liked how fun the coaches made it. And, staying in the dorms!
— Maya E. Parent
August 8, 2017: Well organized and I felt very comfortable leaving my 12 yr old there. For the most part, my daughter and her friends said it was very fun! They loved almost all the coaches and the activities planned and said they would return next year or when they get to high school.
— Ashley H. Parent
Good mix of fun and skills!
August 8, 2017: Great job considering the heatwave that hit as camp started. Good mix of fun and skills, my daughter had fun at the talent show and swimming.
— Victoria M. Parent
August 12, 2016: The instruction that was given was excellent and the way they set up the different rotations was very well set up and executed. The leadership class we had was a very good idea and very enjoyable.
— Anya W. Camper
Become your best!
August 11, 2016: Great coaches really pay attention to YOU, will answer any questions you've got, and really help you push yourself to become your best.
— Rose H. Camper
Helping you be a better player.
August 9, 2016: The camp was overall very nicely put together. The coaches were great and understanding and helped you better understand the game as well as helping you be a better player.
— Grace C. Camper
Skill development and confidence.
August 8, 2016: I was impressed with my daughter's skill development and confidence in just a couple of days. The first thing she said at the end was; "Can I come back next year?" Needless to say, she'll be back.
— Doug P. Parent
August 14, 2015: Natalie Harrington is passionate, hardworking and knows her stuff. Great Staff!
— Joan E. Parent
August 14, 2015: Coach Natalie Harrington is a phenomenal coach and person. She is changing the face of Girls/Women's lacrosse in Oregon. I've had a chance to speak with Natalie and watch her interact with the girls she is coaching. She is very intentional with her direction and honestly cares for her players. You couldn't ask for a better coach or leader for this program.
— Claire D. Camper
Premier Camp Experience!
August 11, 2015: George Fox has a young program with a strong young coach that is already making her mark on women's Lacrosse in Oregon. I am confident this is the premiere camp for your daughter.
— Natalie W. Coach
August 10, 2015: The coaching staff at George Fox is top notch quality. They do not only care about making the girls better players, but also more well rounded people. It is an honor to get to learn lacrosse from some of the best coaches in the Pacific Northwest.
— Becca L. Parent
August 10, 2015: George Fox Lacrosse is about being the best athlete you can be in the context being the best teammate you can be. The team plays together and for each other. "As iron sharpens iron" George Fox Lacrosse players build each other up creating an opportunity for both athletic and personal growth.
— George Fox Lax Player
August 10, 2015: Natalie has been an outstanding coach in developing her players, both at the collegiate and club level. She brings high expectations, then works with her players to craft the best individual plan possible to position them for success. She is well prepared, and while bringing a very no-nonsense approach to practices, she also has fun with her girls, and ultimately is very well respected (and liked). George Fox has created a beautiful field/facility for lax.
— Jenna H. College Lacrosse Coach
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