Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Williams College
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US Sports Camps is excited to return to Williams College to offer two sessions of Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp again in 2019 with former Williams College Head Coach, Chris Mason and Assistant Coach, Alix Barrale. Williams College is ideally located for all regional players in the Northeast with Boston and New York City about three hours from campus.
At the Nike Lacrosse Camp at The Williams College, we are committed to providing an excellent learning environment for campers of all skill levels and abilities. Camp is a place where athletes can sharpen their lacrosse skills and improve their technical and tactical play.
- 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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Co-Director Chris Mason
Former Head Coach, Chris Mason, will be directing camp this summer. In Mason's 33 seasons she led the Purple Cows to 300+ wins, 4 ECAC-New England titles, the 2010 NESCAC title, 2 undefeated seasons and 2 NCAA DIII Lacrosse championship games.View Chris Mason's Bio ⟩
She has produced 34 All-Americans, a National Offensive Player of the Year and a National Defensive Player of the Year.
Mason graduated from Penn State in 1978 with a bachelor's of science in physical education and in 1986 she received a Master's in education from Boston University. From 1977-1984 she was a member of the U.S. Field Hockey Team and she was named to the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic teams.
Co-Director Alix Barrale
Alix Barrale is the Co-Director of camp and the Head Field Hockey Coach at Williams College. A former All-American at Williams, Coach Barrale holds an impressive 191-120 mark (.628) and appeared in the championship game of the NESCAC six times, winning three NESCAC titles (2001, 2002, 2004) 2018 will mark her 19th season after having successfully led the Ephs to the NCAA Tournament seven times.View Alix Barrale's Bio ⟩
Barrale’s Eph teams have a 17-8 (.654) record in NESCAC Tournament play and a 5-7 mark in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Elite 8 round twice.
Barrale was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004 and the NFHCA New England Region’s Coach of the Year in 2002. In addition, the Ephs have won four Little 3 titles in that span and shared another.
Barrale has coached 18 All-Americans at Williams.
Prior to returning to Williams, Barrale served as the head field hockey coach and head women's lacrosse coach at Denison University. In her last two years Barrale guided Denison to a 30-10 mark with a record of 16-4 in her final season, (12-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play). Barrale's Denison teams were 20-2 in NCAC play her final two years
Barrale played field hockey and lacrosse at Williams under her current assistant coach, Chris Mason. Barrale was the all-time leader in points for the Ephs at the time of her graduation, earned All-American honors and was invited to the U.S. Olympic "A" Training Camp.
Barrale also serves as the assistant coach to Mason in women’s lacrosse after serving as the interim head women’s lacrosse coach for one season (2000).
Staff Heather Coppola
Heather Coppola was named the second head coach of the women's lacrosse program in June of 2018 following a brief appointment to the interim head coach just a month earlier.View Heather Coppola's Bio ⟩
Coppola spent the previous season as Concordia’s graduate assistant coach and offensive coordinator.
The Fulton, New York native has a sturdy foundation of coaching experience that spans all three NCAA divisions as well as the prep level. Prior to accepting the graduate assistant position to pursue a master’s degree in management and leadership from Concordia, Coppola spent a year as interim assistant coach and operations manager for Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She secured her first head coaching position as an interim high school varsity coach before advancing to the college ranks at Allegheny College (Pa.). She was named offensive coordinator at SUNY Oswego near her hometown before accepting her first Division I position at Robert Morris in 2016.
She helped Robert Morris set the program record for wins in a season with an 11-7 finish in 2017 and helped SUNY Oswego tie the school record with a 12-win season in 2016. She also helped Allegheny to the NCAC playoffs in 2014, showing success at each of her stops as she climbed the coaching ladder.
As a player, Coppola was a four year member of the lacrosse team at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, helping the NCAA Division III program to an ECAC Championship in 2012. She earned her degree in social work in May, 2013 and graduated with honors.
Her coaching career began as she finished her undergraduate degree at Alvernia as a student assistant.
This summer, Williams is offering two weeks of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm). 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 1:30PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-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. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
- SESSION I: Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 8th. No lunch on the first day – all campers should come dressed and ready to play lacrosse!!
- SESSION II: Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 15th. No lunch on the first day – all campers should come dressed and ready to play lacrosse!!
- SESSION I: There will be a closing ceremony on Thursday, July 11th at 11:00am at the field. Overnight campers will check out of the dorm immediately following.
- SESSION II: There will be a closing ceremony on Thursday, July 18th at 11:00am at the field. Overnight campers will check out of the dorm immediately following.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
The dormitory we have been assigned to, only has single rooms. Campers will be assigned to individual rooms by age group and/or next to requested friends. If you have a request, and have not already given it to us, please email email@example.com or call 1 (800) 645-3226 no later than 14 days before the start of camp. To eliminate any confusion on the first day of camp, please be as specific as possible with your request. If you don't have a request, you will be placed in a room next to other campers in your age group.
- DORM: Mission Park (Dennet & Mills)
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: No • Dorm has no AC so please bring a Portable Fan
- 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
- CHECK-IN: All extended day campers check-in between 1:30- 2:00pm on Monday. You should come dressed and ready to play.
- CHECK-OUT: On Thursday, extended day campers depart from the field after the 11:00am closing ceremony.
- DAILY SCHEDULE: MON 1:30PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-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.
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!
Williams is situated on a 450-acre campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts, located in the Berkshires in rural northwestern Massachusetts. The campus contains more than 100 academic, athletic, and residential buildings. The school's athletic teams are called the Ephs (rhymes with "chiefs"), a shortening of the first name of founder Ephraim Williams. The mascot is a Purple Cow. They participate in the NCAA's Division III and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
Williams College is also hosting a Nike Field Hockey Camp click here for more details. Camp dates are Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11 & Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25 with Overnight and Extended Day Camp Options Available. Campers that play both Lacrosse & Field Hockey are encouraged to attend one session of each sport.
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July 23, 2018: My daughter made great friendships and loved playing lacrosse with the coaching staff at Williams College. This is her second year at the camp and she will definitely be back!
— Rachel G. Parent
July 23, 2017: Coach Chris Mason and her staff are fantastic. Camp was well organized and had good communications before and during, The daily schedule was awesome and did a good job of breaking up into sessions. Looking forward to next year!
— Monica V. Parent
I will definitely return to Nike Lacrosse Camp!
July 21, 2017: The Nike Lacrosse camp at Williams college was a beautiful setting nestled in the mountains and woods of Western Massachusetts. The new turf field was amazing and the camp was well organized and even though it was very hard work to play all those hours, it was fun. I will definitely return to Nike Lacrosse Camp!
— Ashley C. Camper
July 28, 2016: My daughter had a terrific time at the Nike lax camp. Instruction was great and camp was well run. Check-in and every other aspect of camp was very organized and put together well. It also gave the girls a taste of college life and if they work hard they could one day find themselves on a college team. Not to mention the level of instruction they were given. The coaches did an excellent job and were very professional. She wants to definitely return next summer!
— Autumn K. Parent
July 26, 2015: This was the second "sleep over" experience for our daughter, it was the best so far! I would highly recommend this camp as it was truly a skills driven camp, that was fun and benefited her confidence with her stick greatly. Thanks for the great experience!
— Marty C. Parent
Strive to be better players!
July 25, 2015: My daughters love Nike lacrosse camp so much this year three of them wanted to try field hockey as well what a well organized camp at Williams College. Thank you for making my girls strive to be better players!
— Janet R. Parent
High Quality Camp
July 25, 2015: Nike Lacrosse camp is a great way to improve your skills and endurance. The staff are very fair and supportive, and the quality of the camp is very high. The food is also very good!
— Charlotte M. Camper
July 23, 2015: As a first timer at an overnight camp, it was an amazing time.... fun, great instruction, wish it was 2 weeks long.
— Olivia W. Camper
Learn new skills.
July 22, 2015: The small group instruction is the best way to learn. It is fun being with other campers and coaches who are able to work with us one-on-one when needed. Awesome camp!!
— Lauren F. Camper
Great for all levels.
July 22, 2015: I had a great time at camp this year and highly recommend it to others even for people who are just starting lacrosse. You can see and feel the improvement during the week. Thanks for everything and see you next summer.
— Katherine D. Camper
July 20, 2014: My daughter was very impressed with the coaching staff and how they took a personal interest in each player. We will definitely be back next year!
— Fiona B. Parent
July 17, 2014: Nike Lacrosse Camps do a great job with getting us to know each other. The coaches are a lot of fun! You are worked hard and build up endurance. You work on game like drills, so you work more on stick skills. It is great for practice after the season ends.
— Lucy L. Camper
July 16, 2014: The great coaching and personalized attention makes this camp THE BEST! They hire outstanding coaches to run their camps so unbelievable. Thank you Williams!
— Lexie T. Camper
It's a lot of fun!
July 16, 2014: It's a lot of fun! you make a lot of friends and learn a lot of lacrosse! they make learning a sport fun!
— Clare H. Camper