Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Regis University
2023 Dates & Prices Now Available!
This NIKE Lacrosse Camp, located on the beautiful campus of Regis University, is just minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado. Great weather, staff, the beautiful Regis campus and top notch facilities make this an ideal camp location to improve your game this summer!
With a perfect small college setting, campers will have the opportunity to personally work with Regis coaches and experienced staff members. This camp location is ideal for all regional players in the state of Colorado and beyond. Get ready to take your game to a higher level and have some big time fun!
- High School and Youth 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
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Co-Director Sarah Kellner
Sarah Kellner begins her 16th season as Regis University head women's lacrosse head coach in 2021-22. Kellner is a four-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Coach of the Year recipient (2014, 2017, 2019 and 2021). She was also named the 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Midwest Region Coach of the Year.View Sarah Kellner's Bio ⟩
Kellner's 2021 squad finished 14-2 overall and they posted a perfect 8-0 record in the RMAC, winning the RMAC Title and following up with the RMAC Tournament Championship as well. Regis earned the #3 seed in the Division II Midwest Regional Tournament where they faced the #2 ranked Lindenwood University Lions in St. Charles, Missouri. Regis' only loss of the season came to the #2 ranked Lions in the first game of the season. The Rangers lost to Lindenwood 9-14 in the semifinal game, and the Lions went on to win their first-ever National Championship. This marks the third-straight season in which RU had lost to the eventual NCAA Division II National Champion in the NCAA Tournament. Grauduate Student Jessica Berg and senior Kyleigh Peoples were both named IWLCA All-America First Team at the end of the season. Berg was also selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, and she was also named the RMAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19. Kellner and her team went 2-2 in the four games that were played in 2020.
The 2019 season followed right in the footsteps of the previous season as the team conquered so many difficult and top-ranked opponents. Despite the difficult schedule, Regis finished the regular season a perfect 16-0, capturing the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) regular season title and the RMAC Tournament Championship in the same season for the first time in team history. For the third-straight season, the team was in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Tournament, however, this time RU had claimed the No. 1 seed in the region and the the rights to host the regional tournament. After a 17-14 win over the University of Indianapolis in the NCAA Regional Semifinals, Regis was set to matchup with Colorado Mesa University in the Midwest Regional Championship. The Rangers pulled through and won 16-14 to advance to the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals for the second-straight season. The bracket saw RU pitted against perennial women's lacrosse powerhouse, Adelphi University, in the semifinal round. The Panthers overpowered the Regis squad to the tune of a 17-10 win, knocking the Rangers out of the tournament in the semifinal round for the second time in as many years. Additionally, Adelphi went on to claim the Division II Championship a couple days later, meaning RU had lost to the eventual National Champion in the semifinal round of the last two NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championships (Le Moyne, 2018). Following the season, three players were named IWLCA All-Americans including senior Sarah Myres who became the first Regis player to earn IWLCA All-America First Team honors. Senior Wendy Donier and sophomore Elle Crawford were both awarded IWLCA All-America Third Team. The team finished with an overall record of 20-1, which marks the best single season record for any women's lacrosse team at Regis. Additionally, the 20-1 record was the best record in all of NCAA Division II women's lacrosse in 2019.
In 2018, the Regis women's lacrosse team enjoyed the best season in program history. Kellner led the Rangers to a 17-5 record on the way to winning the team's first Midwest Regional Championship, and a berth into the NCAA Women's Lacrosse National Semifinal. One year after earning their first-ever berth into the NCAA Tournament in 2017, RU beat the No. 1 ranked Lindenwood University Lions 15-14 in overtime to advance to Tampa, Florida for their semifinal match, where they fell to the eventual National Champions Le Moyne College Dolphins. Additionally, Jada Bonner became the program's first IWLCA All-American Second Team selection, after earning third team honors the season prior. Sarah Myres was named IWLCA All-American Third Team in 2018.
In 2017, Kellner guided the Rangers to the most wins in program history (at the time) closing the season out with an overall record of 17-3. Kellner's 2016 team previously held the record for most wins in a season at 15.
The Rangers opened the season with eight-straight wins. RU also defeated Lindenwood for the first time in program history to capture its second RMAC Tournament Championship 13-11. At the time, Lindenwood was ranked No. 2 in the nation by the IWLCA. That upset catapulted Regis into national tournament discussions.
The Rangers earned their first NCAA Tournament bid but ultimately fell in the first round to Queens University (N.C.) 15-11. Regis closed out the season with a final national ranking of No. 9, the highest in program history.
Kellner was recognized by the RMAC earning Co-Coach of the Year honors. 10 players were awarded All-RMAC honors with junior Jada Bonner garnering RMAC Midfielder of the Year. Four others were named First Team, four to Second Team and one to Honorable Mention. Bonner also became the first player in program history to earn IWLCA All-America honors.
The 2015 squad went 12-5 overall and 5-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Regis finished second in the conference and was consistently ranked in the IWLCA national polls throughout the entire season ending at No. 18 with a high at No. 13. RU defeated nationally ranked Pfeiffer 15-13 on the road. Kellner saw eight student-athletes named to an All-RMAC Team with Emily Behr being recognized as the RMAC Offensive Player of the Year. Seven Rangers were selected to All-RMAC Academic Teams, with four reaching First Team status, and Emily Elkins nabbing the RMAC Academic Player of the Year.
The Rangers completed the 2014 season with the program’s most successful season to date. Finishing the season at 14-3, the Rangers’ only three losses came to Division I or ranked opponents. The team achieved its first ever national poll rankings, ending the season at No. 15. The Rangers led the nation in caused turnovers per game, the third year in a row the team has led a statistical category.
They also provided the nation’s 4th best goals against average on defense. Academically, the team was again awarded an IWLCA Honor Squad Award, and the IWLCA Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year was a Ranger.
The Rangers completed the 2013 season with their second straight runner-up WILA finish and had the second most wins in school history. The Rangers had one of the best offenses in the country and led the NCAA Division II in draw controls for the season year in a row. Kellner guided RU to an 8-2 WILA record in 2013.
Following a record breaking season in 2011, she guided the Rangers in 2012 to a 9-8 record including a season finale win over No. 2 ranked Rollins College. The Rangers finished as runner-up in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) in 2012 while defeating two ranked teams, the first in school history.
In 2011, the Rangers took the inaugural WILA championship with a perfect 6-0 record. The Rangers lost just two games during the spring of 2011, one to a Top 10 team, while racking up 12 wins, which was at the time the most in school history.
In 2009, Kellner led the Rangers to a 6-6 record which was the most wins by any Ranger women's lacrosse team since its inception in 2000. It also marked the first time a Rangers team had a non-losing record.
In ten seasons, Kellner has more wins than any previous coach in program history. She is 59-48 (.551 winning percentage) overall and this all while playing one of the toughest schedules of any Division II team. Her teams ended their first year of RMAC play with a 4-1 (.800) record; the Rangers’ ended with a 20-4 (.833) mark in three seasons in the WILA.
Kellner brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Ranger lacrosse program. Since 2002, Kellner has worked with numerous lacrosse programs in the east coast area. She most recently coached at Fayetteville-Manlius where she served as an assistant coach from 2004-06. In all three seasons her team made it to the New York State High School Championship game, winning the title in two of the three seasons.
She also boasts similar success as a collegiate athlete. Kellner was a four-year letterwinner at Cornell University (N.Y.). In 2003, as a senior, she was named Cornell University Female Athlete of the Year as well as being selected to the All-America first team. During her playing career at Cornell she twice guided her team to the NCAA Division I championship, including a Final Four appearance in 2002 when her team went 17-2. Kellner was selected to the Cornell Hall of Fame in her first year eligible, 2013.
Kellner is a 2003 graduate of Cornell with a bachelor degree in development sociology. Formerly Sarah Averson, she lives with her husband and three children in Littleton.
Co-Director Alexis Petrarca
Co-directing camp this summer is Regis assistant women's lacrosse coach Alexis Petrarca. This is her third season with the Rangers after spending two years as the graduate assistant from 2018-2020.View Alexis Petrarca's Bio ⟩
In the 2019 season, Regis finished the regular season a perfect 16-0, capturing the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) regular season title and the RMAC Tournament Championship in the same season for the first time in team history. The Rangers advanced to the NCAA Division II Semifinals but were defeated by Adelphi who went on to win the NCAA Division II National Championship. As you could imagine, the 2020 season was cut short and the Rangers went 2-2. 2021 the Regis Rangers finished the regular season 12-1, and are looking forward to hosting the RMAC tournament and seeing how far into May they can keep playing!
Prior to joining Regis University, Petrarca was a four-year member of the NCAA Division II Seton Hill Women's lacrosse team and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Petrarca also earned her MS in Criminology from Regis University in 2020.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, Regis is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM) option available. The playing talent is rich in Colorado and the Midwest and our coaches can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play.
- Dates: June 26-29
- Age Group: 9-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter)
- Check-In: Check-in at O’Connell Hall. Overnight campers – between 1:00-2:00pm; Extended Day campers – between 1:30-2:00pm.
- Check-out: There will be a closing ceremony at the field on at 11:30am. Overnight Campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
- Extended Day Schedule: MON 2:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM **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 Skills program is designed to provide campers the fundamental skills, position specific training and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance your game.
3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
- Dorm: O’Connell Hall
- 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 sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: YES - Dorm has A/C
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 protective goggles, mouthpiece, cleats, and lacrosse stick.
- Facility: 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 is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Checklist of things to bring:
- Athletic Socks
- Protective Goggles
- Lacrosse Stick(s)
- Goalies Must Have Full Protective Equipment
- Comfortable Off-Field Clothes
- Toiletries & Personal Items
- Water Bottle
- Turf Shoes or Running Shoes for indoor activity
- Alarm Clock
- Extra Towels
- A t-shirt or item to tie dye!
- Non-Perishable Snack Foods
- Spending money (approx. $40)
- Pillow & Pillowcase
- Twin XL Sheets/Blanket or Sleeping Bag
- No Fan Needed - Dorms Are Air Conditioned
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not
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 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Tuesday-Wednesday: Extended Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner is provided.
- Thursday: Extended Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-11:30am. Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes at 11:30am. 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.
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 2:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM
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.
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!
Rooted in more than 130 years of tradition, Regis University is situated just northwest of dynamic downtown Denver. Picturesque mountain views form the backdrop to the beutiful Regis campus. Campers train each day on the Regis Lacrosse and Soccer Field one of the finest natural grass fields in the region if not the country.
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the staff was excellent
June 26, 2021: She learned so much about lacrosse and made great friends. She had some struggles being away from home but the staff was excellent in helping her work through her challenges and was a wonderful growing experience for her. Thank you again for everything.
— Shari, Parent
Not long enough!
June 25, 2021: She loved the camp! She said I should give it 4 stars because it wasn't long enough. Ha! Also good to note that this was her longest time away from home without family so that is really saying something. She is looking forward to next year already!
— Rachel, Parent
Great overall experience
June 25, 2021: She loved meeting the coach and other players. Had fun at the scrimmages and enjoyed the dorm and cafeteria. She learned new skills and really enjoyed the overall experience.
— Kathleen, Parent
Learned new skills!
June 29, 2017: The skills taught at camp were great and I new have lost of new drills to practice at home. My only complaint was that it was hot at camp, but you can't control the weather!
— Megan K. Camper
Loved meeting new people!
June 28, 2017: I met a bunch of new friends at this camp and cannot wait to come back next summer to see them. I loved being able to meet people from different states! I also learned a bunch of new drills
— Sarah F. Camper
June 28, 2017: I learned a lot of new skills that greatly improved me as a player both on and off the field. I learned how to be the best I can be and how to be a good team player.
— Zoe O. Camper
I had tons of fun and learned a lot!
June 30, 2016: This was my second year at Nike LAX camp. I had tons of fun and learned a lot. I love the staff/coaches and their high level of energy and interest in improving every player. Staying overnight with the other campers and all the activities is a blast. I highly recommend this LAX camp!
— Jenna S. Camper
June 29, 2016: My daughter had an amazing time at camp. She is at an advanced level and was teamed with many girls that are still learning the game. The camp was worthwhile in that she still learned from an awesome assortment of players and coaches but was able to mentor many of the younger players that looked to her for advice and support. She routinely texted me throughout the day(s) to let me know she was doing well and having a blast. She didn't want it to end... Should also note how often she said, "the food here is awesome!"
— Charlotte F. Parent
See u next year!
June 28, 2015: I have gone to 5 lax camps this summer and this one was the only place I learned n perfected awesome moves and better plays. All the staff are truly carrying about your success and fun. See u next year!
— Skylar M. Camper
June 28, 2015: The level of instruction provided was great. My kid improved her skills immensely. They provide lots of counselors so that the kids get a lot of attention and instruction. The counselors are young and can relate to the kids providing a fun experience as well.
— Erin M. Parent
June 27, 2015: I brought my daughter and two friends to the Nike Lacrosse Camp at the Regis University. They loved the experience and meeting the coaches. They keep talking about it to this day and I am sure we will repeat it again soon.
— Anna G. Parent
June 27, 2015: This was our granddaughter's first experience at a Nike Lacrosse Camp. We felt it was a very professionally run camp. At first we were hesitant sending her off to the dorms, but the supervision was excellent and the camp was well run from start to finish. She made lots of friends and learned a lot about herself and her swimming. Thank you!
— Jim K. Grandparent of Camper
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.