Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Regis University
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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!
- 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
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Co-Director Kate Hood
Directing Camp this summer at Regis, is former assistant women's lacrosse coach and current adjunct professor/ sport psychologist at the University of the Rockies, Kate Hood.View Kate Hood's Bio ⟩
Kate Hood finished her sixth season as assistant women's lacrosse coach at Regis in 2015-16, following a two year-stint as head field hockey and women's lacrosse coach at Simmons College, a Division III school in Boston, MA. The Rangers are 60-23 (.723) since Hood joined the staff in 2010.
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 #15 and winning the RMAC tournament. 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.
Hood, previously Leonard, is a 2003 graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., where she majored in Psychology. She was a second team all-conference and an IWLCA all-region lacrosse performer her senior season, leading the team to an NCAA Division III tournament berth. Her team was the 2000 NCAA Championship runner-up and 2001 ECAC Champion team. Hood scored 31 goals and added nine assists, tying for the team lead in goals her senior campaign. She was a member of the Williams College field hockey team which was the NESCAC championship team and qualified for the NCAA tournament every year she played. At Williams, Hood was also a two-time captain of the Division I alpine ski team. She qualified for the NCAA Championships in skiing and was an NCAA Division I Academic All-American. As a senior, Hood was the recipient of the college’s Kate Hogan 25th Anniversary of Women in Sports Award.
Hood led Simmons College, a lacrosse program that she started, to a 6-6 record on the lacrosse field in 2010. Hood coached nine lacrosse all-conference athletes and two field hockey all-conference athletes in her two years at Simmons.
Hood was a coach, tutor, and house parent at Concord Academy in Concord, Mass from 2006-08. She was also the head girl's field hockey and lacrosse coach, while also acting as an assistant coach for the alpine ski team. During this time, Hood earned her MA in Education from Tufts University. She is currently working on her Doctor of Psychology in Sports and Performance Psychology. Hood lives in Golden with her husband and two children.
Co-Director Sarah Kellner
Sarah Kellner begins her 11th season as Regis University head women's lacrosse head coach in 2016-17. Kellner, the 2014 RMAC Coach of the Year, produced yet another impressive season for the Ranger lacrosse program.View Sarah Kellner's Bio ⟩
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 #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 #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, Averson 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. Averson 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 two children in Littleton.
Staff Cristina Johnson
Cristina Johnson was announced as the head coach of the women's lacrosse program at Johnson & Wales University on January 27, 2015. Johnson, a native of Hempstead, Maryland, played fourView Cristina Johnson's Bio ⟩
Cristina Johnson was announced as the head coach of the women's lacrosse program at Johnson & Wales University on January 27, 2015.
Johnson, a native of Hempstead, Maryland, played four seasons locally at NCAA Division II’s Regis University. As a member of the Ranger’s squad, she scored 58 goals and her 73 total points were eighth in Regis history. During her senior season, the Rangers went 12-2 including a 6-0 in Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association play and the WILA Championship.
Following graduation, Johnson joined the Rangers coaching staff as a graduate assistant. She spent three seasons as part of a staff that oversaw the Rangers move from the WILA to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as the RMAC made women’s lacrosse their 22nd sponsored sport. In Johnson’s tenure on the Regis staff, the Rangers earned the inaugural RMAC Championship as well as 27 all-conference honorees over three seasons.
In addition to her experience on the Regis University coaching staff, Johnson served as both an assistant and head coach with Denver Summit lacrosse.
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.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: SUN 1:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUE 8:45AM-8:00PM, WED 9:00AM-11:30AM
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 for all campers takes place from 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, June 18th at DeSmet Hall.
A closing ceremony will take place at the field on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30am. Extended Day campers will leave directly from the field. Overnight campers will checkout from West Hall following the closing ceremony - Parents are invited to this!
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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: DeSmet Hall
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: Yes • Dorm has AC - No fan required
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening 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
- Check-In - extended day campers check-in on Sunday, June 18th between 1:00-1:30pm at DeSmet Hall. You should come dressed and ready to play.
- Mornings - Monday through Wednesday, extended day campers should arrive at the field at 8:45am.
- Pick-Up Times - Sunday through Tuesday, extended day campers depart at 8:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Pick up locations for extended day campers will vary and be given out at check-in.
- Camp Ends - On Wednesday, extended day campers depart from the field after morning session, around 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Learned new skills!
The skills taught at camp were great and I new have lost of new drills to practive at home. My only complaint was that it was hot at camp, but you can't control the weather!
— M.K. Regis Overnight Camper '17
Loved meeting new people!
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
— S.F. Regis Overnight Camper '17
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.
— Z.O. Regis Overnight Camper '17
I had tons of fun and learned a lot!
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!
— Regis Overnight Camper '16
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!"
— Parent of Regis Camper '16
See u next year!
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. Regis Overnight Camper '15
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.
— Parent of Regis Camper '15
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.
— Parent of Regis Camper '15
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!
— Grandparent of Regis Camper '15
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