Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Adrian College
2023 Dates & Prices Now Available!
Come join us this summer at the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Adrian College in 2023 and take your game to the next level! Head Coach, Brett Wetzel, has created a curriculum that will develop your skills and understanding of the game using both drills and game play scenarios. Each session will involve skill work, concept work and competition play.
Campers train each day at Docking Stadium which is entering its sixth year of existence on the campus of Adrian College. Come see why this campus provides a perfect setting for a Nike Lacrosse Camp with its first class facilities, comfortable dorms and campus-dining hall.
- High School and Youth Skills Camp for Boys Ages 10-16
- Superior instruction
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team and sibling 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 Brett Wetzel
Directing camp this summer is Brett Wetzel. Coach Wetzel enters his fifth season as the Adrian College head men's lacrosse coach in 2023.View Brett Wetzel's Bio ⟩
- Despite a shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bulldogs showed promise of a program on the rise with a 4-1 start--matching the team's best since 2015.
- Four Bulldogs earned five Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association athlete of the week awards--none in the previous four years until Wetzel's arrival.
- The Bulldogs have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Warrior and New Balance Division III National Team of the Week three times during his tenure, which is the most in MIAA history.
- Mentored the only multi-USILA Warrior and New Balance weekly honoree in conference history, Max Leventis (March 10, 2020; Feb. 25, 2019).
- Under Wetzel's tutelage, Leventis already has set school records for groundballs in a game (22 at Earlham, 3/7/2020) and season (174, 2019) as well as face-off wins in a game (26 vs Kalamazoo, 4/23/2019) and season (235, 2019) through just two seasons.
- As a freshman, Leventis ranked third nationally with 12.43 ground balls per game to pace the MIAA in 2019. As a team, Adrian scooped up 42.93 per game that year.
- Twenty-one team and individual school records have been broken or tied under Wetzel's watch.
- In the truncated 2020 campaign, sophomore attack Chris French led the MIAA in goals (21) and shots (57), classmate Peyton Gasche topped the conference in total points (33) and assists (16), and Leventis paced the MIAA with 50 ground balls and 84 face-off wins.
- As a team last spring, the Bulldogs were first in caused turnovers and man-up goals.
- During Wetzel's first season in 2019, the team's No. 1 MIAA statistical rankings included 38.29 shots per game, 30.8 shooting percentage, 65.3 shots-on-goal percentage, 30 man-up goals, 36.6 man-up percentage,
PRIOR TO CURRENT POSITION
- Coached three seasons at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He worked with the offense in 2016 and 2017 before leading the defense in 2018; he also mentored the face-off men each season.
- In 2016, he helped the Lords reach the North Coast Athletic Conference Semifinals, earn six All-NCAC selections, one United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American (the program's first since 2007) and one USILA Scholar All-American.
- In 2016 & 2017, the Lords' offense ranked as one of the best in the country, ranking in the Top 25 in both goals per game and man-up percentage while also earning three All-NCAC selections in 2017.
- In 2018, he led a defensive unit that was key in Kenyon returning to the NCAC Semifinals. Wetzel coached the 2018 NCAC Newcomer of the Year on the defensive end, the program's first such honor since 2013.
- Wetzel began his coaching career as the assistant coach at Albion College. He had been with the Albion program since its second season of existence, and over the course of five seasons the Britons' win total improved each year while recording double digit wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
- The 2013 and 2014 seasons saw Albion finish as the conference runner-up to Adrian College. The 2015 season culminated in the program's first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship, first NCAA Tournament bid, and their first NCAA tournament victory. While at Albion, Wetzel worked with both the offense and defense during his five-season stint and coached 31 all-conference selections, one Scholar All-American and one All-American.
COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER
- Wetzel was a four-year starter at defense for SUNY Potsdam from 2005-08 under Coach Rick Berkman.
- In 2008, he was selected to represent the North squad for the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game.
- He was named the team’s Rookie of the Year following the 2005 season.
- Made three State University of New York Athletic Conference tournament appearances and one Eastern College Athletic Conference postseason tournament appearance.
- Hometown is Ithaca, N.Y.
- Began his playing days at Ithaca High School under Coach Frank Welch.
- Earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the SUNY Potsdam in 2009.
- Works numerous lacrosse camps and clinics across the nation.
- Avid fan of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, Adrian is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
- Dates: July 10-13
- Age Group: 10-16
- Gender: Boys
- Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter)
- Check-In: Check-in takes place on Monday between 1:00-2:00pm at Estes Hall. Estes Hall is located on the corner of Madison St. and Williams St.
- Check-out: Check-out takes place from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the field after a brief closing ceremony.
- Extended Day Schedule: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-9PM, THUR 9AM-12 **Times subject to change
- Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
- Program: The Advanced Skills/Complete Skills Camp is designed for high school/youth players (ages 10-16), and focuses on stick skills, position play, team concepts, and an overall intense level of competition.
110 S. Madison St
Adrian, Michigan 49221
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- Dorm: Estes Hall
- Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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!
- Bathrooms: Shared
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or a sleeping bag, a pillow, a pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: DORM DOES NOT HAVE AC – Please bring a fan
The staff reside 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.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Reversible Jersey & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a Nike Lacrosse Camps 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 helmet, mouthpiece, cleats, lacrosse stick, gloves, and pads.
- Facility: 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!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps are NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Checklist of things to bring:
- Athletic Socks
- Helmet & Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick(s), Gloves, Pads
- Goalies Must Have Full Protective Equipment
- Comfortable Off-Field Clothes
- Toiletries & Personal Items
- Water Bottle
- Turf Shoes or Running Shoes for
- Alarm Clock
- Extra Towels
- Non-Perishable Snack Foods
- Spending money (approx. $50)
- Pillow & Pillowcase
- Twin XL Sheets/Blanket or Sleeping Bag
- No Fan Needed – Dorms Are Air Conditioned
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Extended Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: Along with your lacrosse equipment, we recommend that you bring a day pack with the following items: water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing, cleats, and walking shoes.
Camp Schedule & Meals:
- Monday: Extended Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 8:30pm. Dinner is provided.
- Tuesday: Extended Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Wednesday: Extended Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Thursday: Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes at 12:00pm. Departure time may change depending on the event.
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
- 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!
Adrian College is a private liberal arts college in Adrian, Michigan. The 100 acre campus contains newly constructed facilities along with historic buildings
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ready to go back next year
July 16, 2021: My son really enjoyed the entire camp. He loved the dorm stay - he loved the age difference he was the youngest one but everyone really looked out for him and taught him things. He said he learned a lot and is already ready to go back next year. Thanks.
— Candice M., Parent
Fun, safety, and learning
July 19, 2021: My son love that the coaches took time to get to know him and all the little guys. They made sure they were having fun, were safe and were learning. It was a welcome change from the summer travel we've been used to where everything seems to be about money and disorganized.
— Chris D., Parent
July 16, 2021: He had a great time and met a lot of new friends. Great environment.
— Robert C., Parent
enjoyed the games and meeting new people his age
July 16, 2021: He enjoyed the games and hanging and meeting new people his age. If dorms were better and food was better and he was in a floor that had all kids his age, he would have rated the camp a 9 out of 10
— Marcus P., Parent
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.