Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Palm Beach Atlantic University
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Come join Palm Beach Men's Head Lacrosse Coach, Stephen Tempone, this summer at the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach, Fla., PBA offers the ultimate location for our summer lacrosse camp.
Instruction will take place each day at the Rinker Athletic Complex. As the sport strengthens throughout the Southeast, our camp at PBA presents an incredible opportunity for youth players to improve their fundamental skills, to focus on advanced position-specific drills and an overall intense level of competition.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 8-13
- 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 Stephen Tempone
Stephen Tempone will be the first leader of the Palm Beach Atlantic University varsity men’s lacrosse program.View Stephen Tempone's Bio ⟩
Tempone comes to PBA after serving at his alma mater – New York Institute of Technology – since 2013. He was the offensive coordinator at NYIT where he led the team to a 13-5 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The offense ranked 10th in D2 with 13.33 goals per game in 2016 and were 7th in 2015 at 13.38 goals per game.
Tempone will take the reins of the brand new program that is set to begin competition in the spring of 2018. The initial year will be spent recruiting student-athletes as well as preparing a schedule and gathering equipment needed to run a program.
A veteran coach of 13 years, Tempone has previously served as the head coach of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville, N.Y. as well as an assistant coach at Molloy College. He led Holy Trinity to a catholic league state championship in 2011.
A standout on the field at NYIT, he set an NCAA record for the most goals scored in a championship game with six as NYIT captured their first national championship in 1997. He previously attended Nassau Community College where he was named all-region attack and to the all-JUCO team in 1995.
Palm Beach Atlantic is a provisional member of the Sunshine State Conference and anticipates full membership prior to the 2017-18 academic year.
Assistant Coach Jesse Vanatta
A PBA graduate in 2013, Vanatta was a three-year captain of the club team and was selected as an all-conference performer.View Jesse Vanatta's Bio ⟩
He helped guide the team to their first-ever conference championship appearance as a player in 2010 and to their first national championship tournament appearance as a coach in 2013. Since graduating, he's served as the defensive coordinator for the club team and assisted with administrative duties including game planning, scheduling, travel and equipment. In addition to his work at PBA he was part of FCA Lacrosse South Florida from 2013-17 and has worked with the Florida Launch of Major League Lacrosse since 2014.
A permanent home for PBA's outdoor sports teams has arrived in the form of the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus at 3401 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach — just a short drive from Palm Beach Atlantic University. The campus, located between I-95 and Parker Avenue just north of Southern Boulevard, provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate and intramural and club sport competitions.
HALF DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 days of instruction
• 9:00 AM - 1:00 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 (Hand in at check-in)
- Cleats or Turf Shoes
- Helmet and Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick, Gloves & Pads
- Water Bottle
- Campers must bring their own lunch each day
Each Camper receives a reversible jersey
Check-in takes place at the PBA Soccer and Lacrosse Field at 8:30am Monday, June 25th. Camp begins at 9:00am. Health/Release Froms must be completed and brought you to camp. Campers cannot be admitted without this form.
Camp ends at 1:00pm each day. There will be a closing ceremony at 11:30am on Thursday, June 28th.
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.
SIBLING DISCOUNT: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:50 AM Campers arrive
- 9:00 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 AM Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 AM Position Work
- 11:00 AM 1v1, 2v2, fastbreaks and games
- Noon Campers depart
PBA Soccer/Lacrosse Field
The PBA Soccer and Lacrosse Field rests inside the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus and is the home site for matches featuring the varsity men's and women's soccer teams as well as the two newest PBA programs, men's and women's lacrosse.
The field is made of bermuda grass and features multiple seating options for fans. Bleachers sit atop a concrete slab with a banked grass seating area for fans to the sides and in front to allow patrons to bring their own chairs or spread out a blanket and enjoy the match. An LED scoreboard on the North end keeps everyone aware of the key components of the match.
Restrooms and concessions will be available at the John & Shelia Rinker Sports Center that sits between the field and the parking lot on the East end.
Camp Dates & Prices
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