Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Saint Anselm College
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Come join Saint Anselm Women's Lacrosse Head Coach, Meghan Smith, this summer 2023 for a great week of lacrosse camp! Just one hour north of Boston, Saint Anselm College overlooks New Hampshire’s thriving city of Manchester and has been noted as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. This skills camp is open to girls 10-18.
At the Nike Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to provide each camper with focused, intensive, position specific training sessions essential to improvement. We are committed to helping each camper become a better lacrosse player and we hope all participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game.
- High School and Youth Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- 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 Meghan Smith
Meghan Smith '12 was named the head coach of the women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2015 and begins her seventh season at Saint Anselm in 2022.View Meghan Smith's Bio ⟩
In six seasons on the Hilltop, Smith has led the Hawks to 40 victories, 27 of those coming within the highly-competitive Northeast-10 Conference. She has coached 17 All-NE10 selections as well as two Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) All-North Region picks.
Under Smith's guidance in 2021, the Hawks finished the year with an 8-3 overall record and were ranked as the No. 22 team in NCAA Division II in the final IWLCA Division II Coaches' Poll. Saint Anselm defeated Franklin Pierce in the NE10 Divisional Semifinals, earning the program's second-ever victory in the conference postseason and its first since the 2014 campaign.
The Hawks led the NE10 in caused turnovers per game (11.09) in 2021, finishing third in the league with 13.09 draw controls per tilt and the league's third-best winning percentage (0.727). Four earned NE10 All-Conference honors following the season and two student-athletes earned IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. Across the last two seasons, Saint Anselm has won 12 of its last 15 games.
The 2020 season saw Saint Anselm play just four games, but the Hawks won each of those games in convincing fashion for the squad's best start since the 2014 season. Saint Anselm picked up victories over two nationally-ranked opponents in that stretch and finished the year as the No. 20 program in NCAA Division II, according to the IWLCA Division II Coaches' Poll.
Smith led Saint Anselm to its first NE10 postseason appearance in three seasons in 2018, finishing the year with eight wins while playing 10 nationally-ranked opponents accross the team's 18-game schedule.
Smith arrived back on the Hilltop following a one-year stint as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the College of the Holy Cross, where she assisted with all facets of the Division I program. She helped two Crusaders attain All-Patriot League honors and the team was a Patriot League All-Academic Team.
Smith wrapped up her playing career as the Hawks' all-time leader in points (244), goals (203) and draw controls (372). Earning induction into the Saint Anselm Athletics Hall of Fame in February 2022, Smith served as team captain her senior year, while also being chosen as an IWLCA North Region Second Teamer. Smith, a four-year starter, was a three-time All-NE10 performer, including a First Team selection her senior year.
Smith has also been the head coach for Boston Laxachusetts Lacrosse Club since 2013, providing training and skill instruction to girls ages 8-18. She has also served as a camp counselor at Boston College, Vanderbilt University and Army West Point.
She was selected as an assistant coach for Ireland's U19 women's national team in early 2017. The team competed in the 2019 World Cup.
A native of Pittsford, N.Y., Smith earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Saint Anselm and currently lives in Boston.
Coaching Staff ASA Sports
The ASA Sports coaching staff is made up of some of the most talented and seasoned coaches in New England! All of the ASA coaches are trained and registered to ensure all campers receive high-quality instruction in a fun and safe environment.View ASA Sports's Bio ⟩
A Step Ahead Sports (ASA Sports) is a year-round youth fitness provider offering: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, and Field Hockey. Established in 2019 ASA Sports has rapidly expanded each summer throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire offering summer camps in partnership with US Sports Camps. In summer 2023 we serviced more than 5000 campers, participants, boys and girls, ranging in age from 7-18, and have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
- Dates: July 10-13
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 8:30am-2:30pm, Monday-Thursday
- Check-In: 8:00-8:30am
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
- Program: The Skills program is designed to provide campers the fundamental skills, position specific training and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance your game.
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
Monday, July 10th to Thursday, July 13th
- Check in: 8:00-8:30am near the ticket booth at Grappone Stadium
- Check out: 2:30pm at the Athletic Fields
Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring healthy snacks each day.
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, protective goggles & mouthpiece, lacrosse stick(s), helmet and pads (Goalies)
- Facility: Saint Anselm College Athletic Fields
- 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.
- Protective Goggles
- Lacrosse Stick(s)
- Healthy Lunch and Snacks Each Day
- 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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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
- 8:15 AM Campers arrive
- 8:30 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 AM Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 AM Position Work
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM 1v1, 2v2, fastbreaks and games
- 1:30 PM Drill stations, scrimmaging and games
- 2:30 PM Campers depart
Saint Anselm College
Campers train each day at Saint Anselm College. Just one hour north of Boston, the campus overlooks New Hampshire’s thriving city of Manchester. With a population of over 110,000 people, Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire and the largest north of Boston and combines exciting urban opportunities with nearby natural splendor.
July 14, 2023: A variety of activities throughout each day, including some competitions and scrimmages. All staff members were friendly, helpful and supportive.
July 14, 2023: The location and ability to have both daughters be close by and compete vs each other even though an age gap.
July 14, 2023: Lots of experience handing shots from more advanced shooters
Hope to see you next year!
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.