Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Sacred Heart University
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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 Lacrosse Coaches Jon Basti for 3 days of focused, intensive training sessions and scrimmages!
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 Boys Ages 9-14
- Superior instruction
- 8:1 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 Jon Basti
Jon Basti is in his third season as the Sacred Heart men's lacrosse head coach. Basti came to Sacred Heart after serving as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Hartford for the last five seasons.View Jon Basti's Bio ⟩
In his first season as head coach, 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 returns to 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.
This summer, Sacred Heart is offering one session of day camp (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM). 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.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 days of instruction
• 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
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. What to bring:
- Health & Release Forms
- Cleats or Turf Shoes
- Helmet & Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick(s)
- Gloves & Pads
- Water Bottle
- Campers must bring their own lunch each day
- Every Camper receives a reversible jersey
Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am on Monday, July 9th. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Camp ends at 4:00pm each day. There will be a closing ceremony at 3:45pm on Wednesday, June 11th.
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
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 4:00 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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
Camp Dates & Prices
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