Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University
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Come join Otterbein University Head Coach, Stephani Schmidt, this summer for an intensive and fun filled week of training. Otterbein is located in Westerville, Ohio about 20 minutes north of downtown Columbus. As a NCAA Division III member of the Ohio Athletic Conference, the Otterbein Women's Lacrosse Team will begin it's eighth season in the spring of 2019.
A perfect setting with 140 acres of beautiful and historic campus along with top notch facilities, Otterbein provides a great environment for a lacrosse camp. Easy walks to the fields, rec center and campus cafeteria, campers will get a true sense of what college life is all about.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 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
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Stephani Schmidt
Stephani Schmidt, a longtime Nike Camp director and the former head coach at Denison University, begins her sixth season as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Otterbein University.View Stephani Schmidt's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
The Cardinals quickly began to improve under Schmidt, moving from five wins in 2012, to eight wins in 2013 before a 12-5 campaign in 2014. She was voted by her peers as the inaugural Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Coach of the Year in 2014.
Schmidt, 42, came to Otterbein from Denison University where she served as head women’s lacrosse coach and associate professor since 2001. She guided the Big Red to North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championships and into the NCAA Division III tournament in 2001 and 2006.
In 2006, she was named West region coach of the year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and was also named coach of the year in the NCAC. Her teams finished first in the NCAC in six of 10 seasons, compiling a 49-16 record in conference play over her career at Denison.
Prior to Denison, Schmidt served as the defensive coordinator at her alma mater, The Ohio State University, from 1997 to 2001.
A 1997 graduate of Ohio State, Schmidt earned her bachelor’s degree in education. While an undergraduate, she was a two-year varsity member of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, including the team’s inaugural 1996 season. She served as captain her senior season. She also played on three United States Women's Lacrosse Association Great Lakes I national tournament teams, as well as two seasons of club lacrosse at Ohio State.
Schmidt earned her master’s degree in sports and exercise studies from Ohio State in 1999.
Lacrosse Tips by Stephani Schmidt:
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University, our goal is to provide campers the fundamental skills, postion specific training and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance your game. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills. This year Otterbein is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 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 place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, June 24th at the Campus Center. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm 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, June 27th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
ROOMMATES & HOUSING
Campers stay 2-per roommates are assigned by age and roommate request. 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: TBD
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes *Dorms are Air Conditioned
- 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.
Extended Day Campers
On Monday, July 6th, all extended day campers check-in between 1:00-2:00pm. All other days Extended Day Campers arrival time is 8:45am and departure time is at 9:00pm (Lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in. On the last day, camp concludes with a closing ceremony on the field at approximately 11:00am with pick-up immediately following.
Schedule: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12PM
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!
Otterbein University, located in Westerville, Ohio, is a four-year private institution founded in 1847. Less than 30 minutes from Columbus, Otterbein has a warm and friendly small-town atmosphere while remaining conveniently located to a large metropolitan city. With 140 acres of beautiful and historic campus along with top notch facilities, Otterbein provides a great environment for a lacrosse camp.
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All Time Favorite Camp!
June 29, 2018: The Otterbein lacrosse camp is my daughter's all time favorite to attend! Accommodations and the coaches running the camp create a fun environment to improve skills!
— Jess W. Parent
June 30, 2017: My daughter thought the food was really good and the dorms were really nice. She liked having a different team at night for the nightly games than during the day. She liked getting to play games.
— Brianna A. Parent
Most amazing camp!
July 8, 2016: This camp was the most amazing camp I could have ever attended as a beginner in the sport. I recieved amazing advice and really learned the game through the coaches drills, demonstrations, etc. I would recommend this camp to every level of player looking to improve. I will be returning next year for sure, age 16
— Samme M. Camper
I will be back next year!
July 8, 2016: The coaches gave proper water breaks and had staff on hand who cared about our safety and our overall experience. They really cared about the campers and connected with them and helped them in the best ways they possibly could. I will be back next year!
— Jenna R. Camper
Had a Blast!
July 7, 2016: I decided to attend the Nike Lacrosse Camp to learn more about lacrosse and improve my skills as a player. I am going into high school this fall and thought going to camp will definitely help me as a player. What a great decision I made by attending the Nike Camp at Otterbein College. I was able to room with my friend and teammate, I had a blast learning new skills for offense and defense, the counselors were nice and very skilled in teaching lacrosse, I met a ton of new girls/friends from different schools and just had a lot of fun. I can't wait to come back again next year.
— Morgan L. Camper
We will be going back!
July 6, 2016: My daughter came home from this camp loving lacrosse even more than she did going into it, which I never thought possible. The entire staff knew her name and it appeared to be a very small close knit group of girls. The director of the camp personally came up to me at the end of the camp praising my daughters skills and was a joy to speak with. We will be going back for years to come.
— Lisa K. Parent
Coaches are approachable and accessible!
July 12, 2015: I would highly recommend Nike girl's lacrosse camp. It is an enjoyable, interactive approach to the vast world of lacrosse. The coaches and counselors are experienced in the fields they teach and do an excellent job sharing this information in an encouraging, non-imposing way. They are approachable, accessible and really get involved with the campers. The variety of girls from all over and many different ages add to the pure fun! Games are played, drills are run, and you go to bed tired and satisfied with the day's work. Overall, the Nike girl's lacrosse camp exceeded my expectations as a camper. I would definitely recommend it and can't wait until next year!
— Veronica R. Camper
July 11, 2015: You should go because they help you improve your existing techniques and teach you even more techniques. This was my first year and I will DEFINITELY be going back. Next time I will stay there, this year I left/returned each day. It was a great experience!!
— Elena P. Camper
Advance your skill level!
July 10, 2015: I would recommend this Nike Lacrosse Camp because it made me a better player to my team and they taught us while we were having fun. I learned a lot of new plays and dodges. It's a great camp to go to if your looking to advance your skill level!
— Megan K. Camper
So much fun!
July 10, 2015: I definitely would recommend the camp it is so much fun! The camps staff is also amazing, the food is great and you don't want to leave when it's the end.
— Olivia F. Camper
Staff was amazing!
July 9, 2015: The staff was amazing and had great credibility! They definitely cared about us and wanted us to do better. With the heat, they kept us safe with frequent water breaks and even Popsicles! I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
— Aubrey W. Camper
July 12. 2014: I recommend Nike lacrosse camp to every lacrosse player because the staff is great, fun, and experienced. They have a lot to offer and show that they care. Also, the night games and tournament was a blast.
— Miya Y. Camper
July 12, 2014: The counselors, location, food, activities, campers, and lax pennies were awesome!
— Katie D. Camper
July 11, 2014: Overall Nike Lacrosse camp taught me a lot! It taught me small skills that overall improved my game! I had a great time.
— Claire H. Camper
Fun and positive experience.
July 9, 2014: This was a great camp, met a lot of new campers and made a lot of new friends. Very instructional and widened my view of the game. Thanks!!
— Sophia M. Camper
July 15, 2013: My daughter came home raving about her camp experience. She had a ton of fun and learned so much. She can’t wait to go again next summer at Otterbein!
— Kevin H. Camper
July 15, 2013: This lacrosse camp really helps you learn the game and you get to hangout with teens your age who love lax like you do.
— Jaime L. Camper