Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Pace University
2024 Dates & Prices Now Available!
Sharpen your skills and lacrosse IQ at the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Pace University! Head Men's Coach Tom Mariano and staff offer collegiate skill instruction, team games, and more for male players on the beautiful Pleasantville campus, located just outside of NYC.
At the Nike Boys 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 Boys Ages 8-18
- 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 Tom Mariano
Tom Mariano, the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Co-Coach of the Year, completed his eighth season as the head coach of the Pace men's lacrosse program in 2021. During his successful tenure in Pleasantville, the Setters have posted a record of 58-36 (.620).View Tom's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
In addition to his Pace coaching duties, Mariano also serves as the president of the USILA. He is also the Head Coach and General Manager of the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). Mariano was previously named the MLL Coach of the Year after leading the Florida Launch to their first-ever playoff berth in 2017.
Pace's 2019 season, which was Mariano's sixth at the helm, marked one of the best in program history. Mariano's squad racked up the second most single-season wins (13) in school history en route to making an appearance in their fifth straight NE10 Championship Tournament.
Pace was ranked in every USILA National Poll in 2019, rising to as high as No. 6 in mid-March. Following the season, Mariano was chosen as one of the coaches for the USILA Senior All-Star Game. He led the North squad, which also featured the Setters' own Danny Keenan and Brad Paterson.
Pace also completed the entire 2018 campaign slotted inside the National Rankings, including a high of No. 3 in the country. Off the field, the Blue and Gold was even more impressive. Pace earned the NE10's Team Excellence Award in 2018, signifying the highest cumulative GPA in the conference (3.17).
Mariano led the Setters to their best season ever in 2017, concluding with the program's first-ever berth into the NCAA Tournament. Pace put together a 12-4 overall record and ended the season ranked No. 5 in the nation. In addition to Mariano's honors, the Setters snagged five other spots on the NE-10 All-Conference teams. Brandon Donnellan and Liam Brennan were each named to the NE10 First Team while Robert Beshlian and Daniel Lewis were selected to the Second Team. Lewis was also selected to the NE10 All-Rookie Team, as was fellow freshman defenseman Mitchell Johnson.
In 2016, Mariano led the Setters to their second NE-10 Conference Tournament since the 2010 season. Additionally, the Setters went on to have a 11-6 record, 7-4 in conference. Mariano coached six players that were named to the NE-10 All-Conference squads in Brandon Donnellan, Jeremy Wiley, Liam Brennan, Robert Beshlian, Matthew Cossidente, and Bradley Paterson. Two members were also named to the ECAC All-Star team in Brandon Donnellan and Liam Brennan.
Mariano has a distinguished background as both a player and coach throughout his career. He was the assistant head coach, director of player personnel, and defensive coordinator from 2013 to 2015 for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Mariano helped lead the Machine to their first playoff berth in franchise history in 2014 before earning another playoff appearance with the best season in franchise history in 2015. In 2016, Mariano took a role with the Chesapeake Bayhawks as an assistant coach, offensive coordinator, and goalie coach. The Bayhawks finished tied for first place under Mariano, with attacker Joe Walters earning All-MLL recognition.
Mariano was named head coach and general manager for Major League Lacrosse’s Florida Launch organization ahead of the 2017 season. In his first year with the team, Mariano led the Launch to their first ever playoff appearance. His team featured All-MLL Defensive Player of the Year Tucker Durkin, as well as four top-25 players in the league.
Mariano’s college experience includes a successful career as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Sacred Heart University for 17 years. As the head coach, he oversaw the recruiting efforts, initiated the transition of the lacrosse program from Division II to Division I as well as the move from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association, which is one of the premier college lacrosse conferences in the country, and the eventual move to the Northeast Conference. Mariano and his staff annually produced a team that was a strong influence in the community and also carried a 3.0 team GPA. He had a successful 2013 campaign as the NEC Coach of the Year as his team qualified for the 2013 NEC playoffs. In total, Mariano has coached 70 all-conference players throughout his collegiate coaching career.
Mariano received his Master’s Degree in Teaching with a concentration in Elementary Education in 2000 from Sacred Heart University. He is a 1994 graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration. While at Nazareth, he was a member of the 1992 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse National Championship team.
Lacrosse Tips by Tom:
Assistant Coach Joe Licata
Pace Men’s Lacrosse welcomed Joe Licata as an assistant coach in July 2023. Licata, a former Division I student-athlete at Binghamton, has had a wealth of experience coaching at the club, high school and collegiate levels.View Joe Licaata's Bio ⟩
Most recently, Licata was a volunteer assistant coach with Stony Brook, helping the Seawolves to a 2022 Colonial Athletic Association championship appearance in 2022.
Prior to Stony Brook, Licata spent time on the club level with the Rebels Lacrosse Club in Plainview, N.Y., as their director of training/recruiting. In that role, he was responsible for building relationships with families, players, and other lacrosse organizations. In addition, he served as a liaison between athletes and college programs, and initiated player development and on-field IQ growth through innovative skills training.
He served as the varsity lacrosse offensive coordinator at Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington, N.Y., from January 2019 through May 2021. During his time with Walt Whitman, he orchestrated the offensive plan of attack and was responsible and the mentorship of young student-athletes.
Licata was a member of the Binghamton men’s lacrosse from 2015-2019. He was a team captain as a senior in 2019 and finished his career sixth all-time in points. Over the course of four seasons with the Bearcats, he tallied 100 points on 63 goals and 37 assists. He was named to the America East All-Rookie team in 2016. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature.
Assistant Coach JoJo Janevey
JoJo Janavey is an attacker for Pace's 2023 Men's Lacrosse team.View JoJo Janavey's Bio ⟩
Prior to Pace, Janavey played lacrosse at Mercy College where he totaled 31 goals and seven assists.
At Lakeland High School, Janavey racked up 162 goals and 68 assists. Janavey was named All-Section twice and contributed to Lakeland's Sectional and Reginal Championship teams in 2016 and 2017.
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, we are offering a one week half day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for ages 8 -18.
- Dates: July 15-18 & July 22-25
- Age Group: 8-18
- Gender: Boys
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
- Check-In: 8:30am-9:00am
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
- Program: At Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to provide campers with the fundamental skills, position-specific training, and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance their ability through a series of drills, small sided games and instructional periods.
861 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, New York 10570
Session I - Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 18th
- Check in Day 1: 8:30am-9:00am at Pace Stadium
- Check in Day 2, 3 & 4: 8:45-9:00am at Pace Stadium
- Check out: 4:00pm at Pace Stadium
Session II - Monday, July 22nd to Thursday, July 25th
- Check in Day 1: 8:30am-9:00am at Pace Stadium
- Check in Day 2, 3 & 4: 8:45-9:00am at Pace Stadium
- Check out: 4:00pm at Pace Stadium
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 helmet, mouthpiece, cleats, lacrosse stick, gloves, and pads.
- Facility: Pace Stadium
- 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.
- Health & Release Forms (Online)
- Cleats or Turf Shoes
- Helmet and Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick, Gloves & Pads
- Water Bottle
- Please Bring a Healthy Lunch and Snack Each Day
- 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.
NIKE LACROSSE CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our lacrosse camps please see our FAQ page.Show Less See More Camp Details
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
- 8:30-9:00am: Check In
- 9:00am: Full camp stretch and strengthen - Shoulder, wrist and back exercises to increase fundamental passing, shooting, ground ball and defensive checking abilities
- 9:15-10:30am: Fundamental stick work, ball movement, shooting; instructed to increase lacrosse IQ for game situations
- 10:30-11:30am: Position specific training: Attack, Midfield, Defense, Face-offs, Goalies
- 11:30-12:00pm: Lunch
- 12:00-1:00pm: Scripted and Structured game situations, made to simulate specific aspects of live-game play, created for experience and immediate feedback from coaches
- 1:00-2:00pm: Game
- 2:00-3:00pm: Position specific training: Attack, Midfield, Defense, Face-offs, Goalies- created to lead into the next day’s lacrosse IQ concepts that will be covered.
- 4:00pm: Check out/ Pick Up
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.
Pace Stadium (Pleasantville Campus)
Located adjacent to Peter X. Finnerty Field is Pace Stadium, home to both the Pace University Football and Women's Soccer teams in the fall and the Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams in the spring. For best access to both fields, use Entrance 1 or 2 off Route 117
July 21, 2023: Training with Pace assistant boys lax coach
July 28, 2023: Making new friend
July 30, 2023: Making new friends
July 21, 2023: The coaches were awesome
July 22, 2023: Interacting with new people
July 21, 2023: Learning and practicing skills
August 5, 2023: Skills practices and scrimmages
July 28, 2023: Fun games, working with the team
July 21, 2023: Flexibility and development of players
July 28, 2023: My son improved and enjoyed the scrimmages.
July 30, 2023: Being rewarded for being good and winning competitions
July 21, 2023: Director and Counselors were great- my son loved going everyday!
July 22, 2023: My son said he learned more in 4 days than he did in a full season with his school coach!
July 22, 2022: Communication with camp director was excellent he was available by text at all times during camp
July 29, 2022: My son said the instruction was really great and he loved the giveaways and different games on the last day.
July 22, 2022: My son had a fantastic time. He learned a lot and enjoyed all of the people involved. It got him even more excited about the cross.
July 21, 2023: Having drills and improving lacrosse skills is important but what is often overlooked is practicing on building chemistry with new teammates, by doing activities together outside of the norm of lacrosse drills, players learned about each other and connect on different levels, finding value in others outside of their lacrosse skill sets.
Thank you for a fun week!
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.