Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University
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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordering Lake Hartwell in northwestern South Carolina, Clemson is particularly convenient to the Atlanta, Knoxville, and Charlotte metropolitan areas as well as within easy reach of much of the southeastern US.
The Clemson Nike Lacrosse Camp includes multy focused instructional sessions for all positions and scrimmages that take place each day on Clemson’s grass recreation fields. Overnight campers are supervised in the student dormitories located a short walk from the fields.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 9-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team 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 Bob Dachille
Directing the girls camp is Bob Dachille. Coach Dachille is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Presbyterian College, in Clinton, SC.View Bob Dachille's Bio ⟩
Coach Dachille will be the Girls’ Director for his 5th year at the Nike Camp at Clemson. He is currently the head coach of Presbyterian College (NCAA Division I), where he has coached since September 2014. In his first season, his team set school records for caused turnovers in a season and ranked 6th in Division I in caused turnovers per game. He also coached the attacker who had the most goals in a single game in Division I (Katy Richardson, 9, at Delaware St.) and the #2 defender in caused turnovers in Division I for the season (Maura Talvacchia, 3.18). The Blue Hose were also named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad.
Coach Dachille was the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Erskine College (NCAA Division II) for three seasons. There, he compiled the most wins in schools history and led the team to its first ever winning season. The Flying Fleet set team and individual records across the board under his guidance and featured the all-time goal leader in Conference Carolinas’ history (Sammi Burns, 221). He coached 10 all-conference players and two IWLCA Academic Honor Squads.
In addition to coaching PC, he is the director of Dream Team Lacrosse in Greenville, SC. Coach Dachille is originally from Baltimore, MD. and was an All Conference goalie at Wake Forest University during his collegiate playing career.
Lacrosse is exploding in the southeast and we hope to make a positive and continuing contribution to the evolution and maturation of the sport in this region. This year, Clemson is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 9-18. Our focus for this camp will be on instruction, working with our campers to improve not only their individual skills and sense of the game, but also their ability to contribute to team skills and success.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 7PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-3:00PM
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 4:00-6:30pm on Monday, July 8th with the first field session starting at 7:00 that evening. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Thursday, July 11th at 3:15pm. Extended day campers depart from the field and overnight campers check-out from the dorm immediately following our last field session on Thursday.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive between 6:30-7:00pm ready to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
Daily Schedule: MON 7PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-3:00PM
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2‐per room in Norris Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
- DORM: Norris Hall
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes • Dorm has AC - No portable fan necessary
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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.
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!
This beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake.
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Happy, Confident, and Better Player
July 13, 2018: This was the very first time my child left home. She went in a very anxious, non-confident person and came out a very happy, confident, and better lacrosse player. She can’t stop talking about her time there! Can't wait until next year!
— Rob K., Parent
Loved it all!
July 13, 2017: Highlights were winning the World Cup, learning new dodges & how to be a more aggressive player. I also enjoyed meeting new friends and team building.
— Addison M. Camper
Had a great time!
July 13, 2017: My daughter had a great time and was challenged by playing with older players - end of camp player evaluation provided a good snapshot of how she's improved since last year.
— Bridget M. Parent
July 18, 2016: This camp has such a great value. As soon as start playing, you're immediately corrected to do things the right way, if you've been taught differently. You are also taught by people who have real experience and are also in college for lacrosse, so you know you're getting good lessons and learning opportunities.
— Delaney M. Camper
The camp was set up really well!
July 17, 2016: We like the "report card" at the end of camp, we weren't expecting it and thought it was great. The camp was set up really well, and even though we were out there all day, it went by really fast. Made new friends and took home some really good techniques.
— Ellie H. Parent
July 20, 2015: I would highly recommend Nike Lacrosse Camp! My daughter attended another lacrosse camp last year. Nike Camp at Clemson was a much better experience and the staff, coaches and campers are superior! They are very professional, caring and skilled!
— Sean L. Parent
I just had a blast!
July 18, 2015: I've done many lacrosse camps and this one was definitely my favorite. It was always fun, always pushed you just enough, and everyday you learned something new or improved a part of your game. The counselors and coaches were all experienced and awesome. I just had a blast.
— Joanna L. Camper
July 17, 2015: The Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Clemson did a good job challenging each player to rise to their full potential as well as not just saying what to do, but helping the player apply it in a real game situation. They also kept each day very fun.
— Teagan S, Camper