Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at University of San Diego
2024 Dates & Prices Coming Soon!
This NIKE Lacrosse Camp, located on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego, is just minutes from downtown San Diego. Get ready for a week of focused, intensive training sessions lead by longtime camp director, Mario Enea, and his coaching staff.
Campers train each day at Machester Field on the USD campus and dine daily at USD’s gourmet cafeteria and have access to the University Pool and many other campus training amenities. Great weather, coaching and excellent facilities make this camp a favorite for many young athletes.
- High School and Youth Skills Camp for Boys Ages 12-18
- Superior instruction
- 10:1 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 Mario Enea
Considered a pioneer in California Lacrosse, Enea has been active in the sport for over 30 years. He grew up in Carmel, California playing high school football, baseball and lacrosse at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, CA. A starter for Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, Enea led the Rangers to the NCAA tournament before transferring to the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He helped the Bears win a pair of Western Collegiate Lacrosse League championships, while twice being selected all-conference. Enea was a two-time captain and voted "Most Inspirational Player" by his teammates.View Mario Enea's Bio ⟩
In February of 1995, Lacrosse Magazine featured a cover of Enea and his Cal classmates with the title "Is Cal the Best in the West?" Enea helped Cal post a 56-5 record during his time in Berkeley.
Enea represented the West Coast in the Division I North vs South Senior All-Star game hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1996, he was drafted into the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, and played professionally for one season before launching his coaching career in 1997. He also played club lacrosse for fifteen years for the Monterey Sharks, Marin and Olympic Club Lacrosse teams.
Enea began his coaching career as an assistant at his high school alma mater, Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. He has also been the head coach at Santa Clara University and the University of Oklahoma, along with prep head coaching positions at Santa Catalina, Carmel and Palma High Schools. He also helped found numerous programs to introduce thousands of kids to the sport. Enea has coached and developed over 150 high school and college All-Americans.
Enea founded BraveHeart Lacrosse, a training center for players, coaches and officials. BraveHeart Lacrosse is based on the principles of Honor, Integrity and Passion.
Honors and awards include US Lacrosse High School Coach of the Year in 2013. Lone Star Alliance College Coach of the Year in 2017. Lone Star Alliance Offensive Player of the Year (Matt Hammond ‘17) and Lone Star Alliance Offensive (Eddie Arnold ‘18) and Defensive Players of the Year (Nicholas Johnston ‘18). Coach Enea had over twenty players make the Lone Star Alliance All Conference Teams.
In 2017, Enea was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2020, Enea was inducted to the Stevenson School Hall of Fame.
Coach Enea lives in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma with his lovely wife Whitney and two children, Sofia (18) and Ritter (10).
Camp Coordinator Kyle Allen
On staff is the current Head Lacrosse Coach of San Dieguito Academy High School Kyle Allen. Coach Allen has 19 years of coaching experience working with youth to the collegiate level. In those years he had roles as a Head Coach (14 years) and Program Director (5 years).View Kyle Allen's Bio ⟩
Lead Instructor - High School Johnathan Adlam
On staff this summer is Johnathan Adlam. Coach Adlam is a 2-time NISAA ALL-American from Long Island, NY. Johnathan is a US Navy veteran living in San Diego for the last 15 years and coaching middle school, High School, and College for the last 12 years. He's been the Heach Coach at Canyon Hills High for the last 5 seasons.
Staff - Face-Off Instructor John Solomon
On staff is John Solomon. Coach Solomon, aka "Coach Solo," is a highly accomplished – Maryland bred – player, coach, confidence and energy coach, and master face-off instructor. With a passion for the sport and a commitment to developing well-rounded athletes, Coach Solo has a proven track record of success in guiding players to reach their full potential on and off the field.View John Solomon's Bio ⟩
Coaching: As an experienced varsity head coach, Coach Solo has led teams to numerous victories at the High School level. His coaching style combines technical expertise, strategic gameplay, and a strong emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. He fosters a positive and collaborative environment where athletes thrive and continually improve their skills.
Confidence Coaching: Coach Solo's expertise extends beyond the X's and O's of lacrosse. As a confidence coach, he understands the crucial role mental resilience plays in an athlete's performance. Through personalized coaching sessions, Coach Solo empowers players to build self-belief, overcome challenges, and perform at their best when it matters most. His guidance helps athletes develop a winning mindset both on and off the field.
Master Face-Off Instruction: Coach Solo's specialization lies in face-off instruction, where he is recognized as a master in the field. With an in-depth understanding of the mechanics, techniques, and strategies involved in face-offs, he has trained numerous players to become dominant forces at the X. His expertise covers all aspects, from stance and hand placement to quick reaction time and anticipation, providing athletes with a competitive edge in this critical aspect of the game.
Coaching Philosophy: Coach Solo's coaching philosophy revolves around instilling a love for the game, fostering personal growth, and cultivating a winning mentality. He places a strong emphasis on skill development, tactical awareness, and building strong team chemistry. Through a combination of rigorous training, mental conditioning, and individualized instruction, Coach Solo ensures that his players not only excel on the lacrosse field but also grow into confident, well-rounded individuals.
Coach Solo's dedication to the sport, expertise in face-offs, and commitment to empowering athletes make him a sought-after coach in the lacrosse community. Whether you are a player looking to improve your face-off skills, seeking a confidence boost, or aiming to excel in all aspects of the game, Coach Solo will provide you with the guidance and support you need to reach your highest potential.
Staff - Goalie Coach Trevor Best
On staff this summer is Trevor Best.View Trevor Best's Bio ⟩
- I started playing in middle school with the PQ Tigers. I then went on to play 4 years on varsity for Mt. Carmel High school in San Diego.
- I taught myself how to string when I started playing and have been stringing since. I love to string lacrosse sticks!
- I started coaching for the PQ Tigers my senior year of high school and was there for a few years before going back to Mt. Carmel to help coach the JV and Varsity teams. I helped the Varsity team win their first CIF championship.
- I also coached my 7th-8th grade A Tigers team to a championship in 2019.
- Currently, I play Box Goalie and love it!
Staff Reed Bobadilla
Born and raised in Encinitas, California Reed attended Santa Fe Christian high school where he earned 2nd Team All-Conference as a 4 year varsity starter and Senior Captain. He then went on to play at the University of Oklahoma where he started all 4 years and earned 1st Team All-Conference.View Reed Bobadilla's Bio ⟩
Coach Reed has acquired more than 16 years of Lacrosse experience Playing and Coaching. He is a Wizard with the long pole and a defensive specialist. Reed has coached the US Sports Nike Lacrosse Camps for the past 7 years. He loves the game and loves continuing to spread his knowledge to the younger generations.
Staff - Goalie Coach Andrew Cook
Andrew is currently the starting goalie for Torrey Pines High School and has held this position for three years. He was awarded First Team All-League and All-CIF in 2023. During the off-season, Andrew can be found playing on two club teams: West Coast Starz and RC.
Staff Frankie Esquibel
On staff this summer is Frankie Esquibel. Coach Frankie has 6 years of experience coaching middle school, high school, and college lacrosse players.View Frankie Esquibel's Bio ⟩
He began his coaching career at his alma mater, San Diego High School, where he started as a varsity D Pole. Coach Frankie has since moved on to coach alongside Coach Johnathan Adlam as a defensive coordinator at Canyon Hills High School, where they finished their season as co-league champions. He also spends time training student-athletes in one-on-one and small group sessions.
Coach Frankie highlights the 'why' behind each fundamental skill and movement in the game in order to build muscle memory and Lacrosse IQ. He looks forward to another year with Nike Lacrosse at USD.
Staff Bo Francy
On staff this summer is Bo Francy. Coach Bo has over 15 years of coaching experience working with youth, high school, collegiate, and professional players. He founded San Diego Lacrosse Academy, a lacrosse-specific training center in Scripps Ranch; that offers lacrosse-specific training sessions year-round. Coach Bo also serves as program director for Scripps Ranch Youth Lacrosse and the Varsity Head Coach for Scripps Ranch High School. He believes "Fundamentals, Win Games"
Staff Dillon Muldoon
Dillon grew up playing lacrosse in Westchester, New York. He played goalie on multiple competitive club teams and then played LSM at Archbishop Stepinac High School. Dillon studies mechanical engineering at the University of San Diego where he now plays and has been captain and general manager of the team for the last year.
Staff Ryan Thie
Ryan has more than ten years of experience playing and a few years of coaching. He is currently the Head JV coach at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, CA. Ryan's admirable attention to detail is evident in his work, and he takes great satisfaction in it.
Staff Caleb Torres
Caleb is a current college lacrosse player at St. Lawrence University where he starts at the defensive midfield. He was named to the all league academic team. Before college he played at the Kent school in Western Connecticut and Pacific Grove High school in Monterey California. This will be his second year coaching the Nike Lacrosse camp.
Staff Fia Enea
Fia Enea has attended Nike Lacrosse camps for the past six years. This will be her inaugural season on staff as the director of social media communications and assistant trainer.View Fia Enea's Bio ⟩
Fia completed her high school career at the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, CA. A four year starter on Varsity, Fia was a two time all conference midfielder, who also took the draw. In one game Fia scored 10 goals. She ended her career with 115 Points and 172 Ground Balls. She was solo captain her senior year, where she also lettered in volleyball and basketball. Fia will continue to play lacrosse for coach Paul Ramsey at Santa Barbara City College this fall. Nike Lacrosse Camps is thrilled to have Fia on staff!
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect a high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, San Diego is offering one session of overnight with an Extended Day Camp (9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. At the Nike Lacrosse Camp at the University of San Diego, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Throughout the camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Dates: July 17-20
- Age Group: 12-18
- Gender: Boys
- Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter)
- Check-In: ALL CAMPERS: Check-in takes place at the entrance of the parking lot leading to Manchester Village between 2:00-3:00pm. At 3:00pm all campers and staff will walk together to Manchester Field for staff introductions and the first session of lacrosse.
- 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-12pm **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.
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Monday, July 17th
- ALL CAMPERS: Check-in takes place at the entrance of the parking lot leading to Manchester Village between 2:00-3:00pm. At 3:00pm all campers and staff will walk together to Manchester Field for staff introductions and the first session of lacrosse.
Thursday, July 20th
- Check-out: Check-out takes place from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the field after a brief closing ceremony.
- Dorm: Manchester Village
- 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: There is no A/C in dorms. Campers can 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: USD 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
- Fan Needed -NO A/C in Dorms.
- 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.
NIKE LACROSSE CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our lacrosse camps please see our FAQ page.
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.
Check-in takes place between 2:00-3:00pm on Monday, July 17th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 3:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday, July 20th. The exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, 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!
- Dorm: Manchester Village
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No
- Suggested spending money: $50
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all field sessions
The staff live 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.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 2:30-3:00pm dressed to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop-off and pick-up locations will be given out at registration.
- Monday: Campers stay until 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Tuesday-Wednesday: Camper Hours - 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
- Thursday: Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00am. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- Daily Schedule: MON 3PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12PM
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from the San Diego International Airport we recommend Super Shuttle (1-800-622-2089, or visit https://www.supershuttle.com/l...). Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
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
- 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!
University of San Diego
The small private University of San Diego features stunning Pacific Ocean views from the Alcalá Park corner of campus but of course, with the campus being in San Diego it’s all gorgeous. If the Alcalá views aren’t enough for you, stroll around campus and you’ll be able to take in breath-taking views of the San Diego Harbor, the Coronado Islands, and La Jolla.
July 21, 2023: My son enjoyed being exposed to the different coaches.
July 21, 2023: High level training
July 21, 2023: The end of camp game
July 24, 2023: Mario's coaching style
July 20, 2023: The facilities and food.
July 22, 2023: Quality and fun for my kid.
July 24, 2023: My Son said it was the food ;)
July 21, 2023: Gaining new knowledge and skills
July 21, 2023: The amount of work and training that my kid got
July 23, 2023: When Sawyer was recognized and received an award.
July 22, 2023: Liam has great time made some friends and learned a lot
July 21, 2023: Being able to Scrimmage and just have an all around fun time
July 21, 2023: Kai really enjoyed the team atmosphere, food, and Coach Cook.
July 5, 2022: My son got a lot of tips and coaching that he thought was well done
July 21, 2023: Coach Mario and the other coaches. Great enthusiasm, work ethic and advice.
July 21, 2023: skill improvement and overall experience of an overnight camp on a college campus
July 21, 2023: My son said they made it fun, learned new skills, dorms/bathroom were great, food was awesome
July 8, 2022: Picking up my son after 12 hours at camp and he had a smile and said he had a great time even though he was tired! Also my son said he learned a lot more than another camp he attended.
July 24, 2023: My son said it was the best camp of the summer, and that he fell in love with his position as goalie. While, we (parents, older brother) have shared our observations on what he needs to do to get better, the credibility of immersive coaching validated and imprinted the adjustments needed in his play. The games were a great way to showcase those adjustments.
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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.