Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at The Pennington School
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AT NIKE LACROSSE CAMP
USSC is excited to offer it's first Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp in New Jersey. The Pennington School is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia in Mercer County, New Jersey.
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.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-16
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 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 Rachel Perla
Rachel Perla is an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the University of Scranton.View Rachel Perla's Bio ⟩
Perla replaces Noelle Brouillard, who spent the last two seasons as the women's lacrosse assistant coach. Brouillard left the program in June to accept the head coaching position at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.
Perla joins the Scranton women's lacrosse coaching staff fresh off a playing career at St. Bonaventure University.
In her three year career, Perla scored 53 goals and added 19 assists (a 72 point total) as an attacker/midfielder. Overall, she started 46 of the 50 games she played in as a member of the Bonnies, and served as team captain this past season.
Off the field, Perla was named to St. Bonaventure's Dean's List from 2015 through 2017, and also served as an intern for the women's lacrosse program in the Fall of 2015.
A native of Liverpool, New York, Perla served as a Youth Lacrosse League head coach in her hometown since May of 2016, and as a Recreation Coordinator for the Onondaga County Parks System. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies from St. Bonaventure this past May.
This summer, The Pennington School is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-16. At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to bring out the very best in every player we coach. To achieve this goal Rachel Perla and her staff will focus on providing a better understanding of the game of lacrosse in a fun and exciting manner. All skills and drills will be age appropriate and will help foster the fundamentals and demands of the sport in a positive way. Skills emphasized will include: stick work, shooting fundamentals, agility and fitness training, communication activities, multiple player concepts, game situations and team building.
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 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12 NOON
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 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, August 5th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Thursday, July 8th at 11:30am. Overnight campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
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.
ROOMMATES & DORM
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, 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!
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: TBD
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive at the check-in time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in.
DAILY SCHEDULE: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12 NOON
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!
The Pennington School
Located just 40 miles from Philadelphia and 60 from NYC, Pennington is centrally located with easy access for our campers coming from across the Northeast. Campers will train each day at the Tom Liwosz Turf Field.
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This camp will be offered for the 1st time in 2019!