Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp University of San Diego
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This NIKE Lacrosse Camp, located on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego, is just minutes from downtown San Diego. Great weather, coaching and excellent facilities make this camp a favorite for many young athletes.
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.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 12-18
- 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 Mario Enea
Mario Enea enters his second season as the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at the University of Oklahoma in 2017-18.View Mario Enea's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Considered a pioneer in California lacrosse, Enea has been active in the sport for over 25 years. He grew up in Monterey, Calif., playing high school football, baseball and lacrosse at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. A starter for Drew (N.J.) University, Enea led the Rangers to the NCAA tournament before transferring to Cal-Berkeley. He helped the Bears win a pair of WCLL championships while twice being selected all-conference. Enea was also a two-time captain and voted "Most Inspirational Player" by his teammates.
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 in the Division I North-South Senior All-Star game hosted at Johns Hopkins. He was drafted in the third round of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, where he played one season before launching his coaching career.
Enea's hiring at Oklahoma will mark his 20th season coaching lacrosse. He began his career as an assistant at his high school alma mater. He has also been the head coach at Santa Clara University 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 developed over 150 high school and college All-Americans and was selected US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2013.
Enea founded BraveHeart lacrosse, a training center for players, coaches and officials. BraveHeart lacrosse is based on the principles of honor, integrity and passion.
Lacrosse Tips by Mario Enea:
This summer, San Diego is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (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. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: THURS 3PM-9PM, FRI-SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-12PM
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 at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 5th. 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 Sunday, July 8th. 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: Missions B Dorm
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No
- Suggested spending money: $40
- 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 3:00-3:30pm 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.
- Thursday: Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Friday-Saturday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
- Sunday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00am. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- Daily Schedule: THURS 3PM-9PM, FRI-SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 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, https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/sandiegosan/). 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
January 17, 2018: Hi Coach Enea - Connor aka “Barracuda” is already registered and paid in full. We are all looking forward to another great camp. We chose your camp over Connor’s invite to play on a Pacific Region (CA & OR) Lax All Star Team in a big national tournament in MD. Mom & Dad were very impressed and extremely happy with your camp last summer, and Connor not only learned a lot, but truly enjoyed the entire experience - in his words “it was the best week of my life!”
— Kevin E. Parent
Definitely be back next year!
July 16, 2017: Our son has played one year on a club team and participated in local camps and clinics. He said he learned more in the Nike camp than he did in all the others combined. Coach Enea and his staff were fantastic. They focused on skills and teamwork and always made the hard work fun. Our son will definitely be back next year.
— Steve A. Parent
Ton of instruction!
July 12, 2017: USD campus was great and easy for parking and watching events. The staff was very friendly and encouraging. They got a ton of instruction and actual on field play time.
— Mike K. Parent
Can't wait to go back next year!
July 11, 2017: My 12 year old had a great experience at his first overnight camp ever. He was excited to learn new skills and improve his play in a positive environment. The staff had good energy and made the camp fun yet challenging. He can't wait to go back next year!
— Tamra R. Parent
Excel in the game he loves!
July 11, 2017: My son had the best experience at Nike lacrosse camp! He is already wanting to go again next year. Thank you for the wonderful staff and coaches that have given my son the opportunity to excel in the game he loves!
— Angie B. Camper
What a great week!
July 17, 2016: The facilities at this camp are amazing, I wouldn't change a thing. The coaches were smart and willing to help us when we needed it. I loved the food and eatting staying in a college dorm. What a great week!
— Aidan G. Camper
July 17, 2016: The coaches are great and personable. The boys had lots of opportunities to practice/play their skills and even create new ones. My son already said he cannot wait until next summer. Thanks Nike!
— Logan E. Parent
One of the best!
July 12, 2015: This camp was one of the best our guy has attended for building on his skills. Great attention to all the Players. Also solid assessment on skill level early in the camp to allow this growth. Thanks!
— Reed H. Parent
Everyone is so friendly and welcoming!
July 12, 2015: My son attended the Nike Lacrosse camp this summer at the beautiful USD campus. He had a wonderful experience from the moment we arrived. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. He said everyday was great and he met a lot of nice people. He has been playing Lacrosse for about 4 years. He switched to goalie for the 1st time and loved it. He said it was a great experience and now he is going to try out for goalie at his High School this fall. We will be back again next summer.
— Kelli W. Parent
Above and beyond!
July 12, 2015: My son has attended this camp for the second year and left camp inspired to play for many years and even wanting to coach. Coach Mario and his entire staff performed above and beyond to make it a wonderful experience for everyone. Thank you Coaches! Hope to see you next year.
— Bryce J. Parent
July 11, 2015: Great camp! The staff is awesome and so are the accomodations. My son learned so much and made so many friends that have the same passion about this sport! Thanks Mario!!!
— Jim C. Parent
July 10, 2015: My son LOVED the Nike Lacrosse Camp! One of my girlfriends had been recommending the camp after her son went the year before and had a wonderful experience. The staff, campus, instruction and activities were amazing and my son learned a lot of new moves and improved drastically from the camp. I have been telling everyone with a child that plays lacrosse that their child MUST attend this camp! We felt that he was safe the entire time and had no worries or concerns while he was at USD. I give the camp an A+ and strongly recommend it!
— Chase M. Parent
July 10, 2015: My son had a wonderful experience and said when he left camp he had learned valuable new techniques/skills and was consequently going to be a better player. The coaches were great. The focus on being a good student as well as a great lacrosse player was important too. It was an all around awesome experience for my son. Thank you!
— Robby A. Parent
Very worthwhile camp.
July 10, 2015: The instruction is excellent and the focus on stick skills was most valuable...sometimes on a regular team, you can forget some of the most basic tips that will help you to be a better player...constantly staying on stick skills and looking at that intensely was very worthwhile.
— Ethan C. Camper
Looking forward to next year!
July 12, 2014: This was our first year of camp and we are new to LAX. My son loved the camp and can't wait for next year.
— Davis W. Parent
July 12, 2014: Our son started playing LAX this summer. Although there were much more experienced players attending the camp, our son was welcomed, coached, encouraged. He learned a lot and gained quite a bit of confidence. We would highly recommend this camp.
— Shayla P. Parent
July 10, 2014: We flew our two boys down from Sammamish, Washington for the second year in a row and once again the kids had a great time, played a lot of lacrosse, met great kids and drove away looking forward to booking next year's camp.
— Tony D. Parent