Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Framingham State University
2023 Dates & Prices Now Available!
US Sports Camps is excited to offer an outstanding Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Framingham State University, MA for high school and youth players. Come join long time Nike Camp Director, Stacey Freda this summer for a fun filled week of lacrosse!
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to provide campers the fundamental skills, position specific training and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance your game.
- High School & Youth Camp for Girls Ages 8-18
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Stacey Freda
Directing camp is Stacey Freda, Lexington High School’s Head Lacrosse Coach. Freda was recently inducted into the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.View Stacey Freda's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Stacey Freda is entering her 25th season coaching girls' and women's lacrosse. As head coach over the past 24 years, Coach Freda has successfully guided her Billerica High School, Framingham High School and Lexington High School teams to post-season appearances in each year. Her teams have enjoyed 8 League Championships, 7 Division 1 North Section Championships and 3 Massachusetts Division 1 State Titles (2006, 2007 and 2010).
Stacey has amassed over 300 wins in her Scholastic coaching career. She has coached a total of 13 US Lacrosse All-Americans. Named the Boston Globe “Coach of the Year” in 2003 and 2010, Stacey was also honored as the Metrowest Daily News "Coach of the Year” in 2003 and 2008. In addition to presenting at regional conventions, Stacey has also been a presenter at the US Lacrosse National Convention.
A member of the Pinkerton Academy and Plymouth State University Athletic Hall of Fame, Coach Freda holds a Masters degree in Education from Boston University as well as a Masters Degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University.
She values her role as teacher and leader and uses pedagogical strategies geared at challenging all participants of various ages and skill levels. Having experienced coaching at a myriad of levels and having coached a variety of different sports Coach Freda understands the importance of using enthusiasm and creativity to develop athletes.
Asst Camp Director Kelly Downs
Kelly Downs was promoted to head coach of the Worcester State women’s lacrosse program in 2017 after serving as the Associate Head Coach in 2016. Prior to her promotion, she served as an assistant coach for three seasons and coached a total of fourteen all-conference players during her time at Worcester State.View Kelly Downs's Bio ⟩
While Coach Downs was on the sidelines, the Lancers have posted a trifecta of 13-win campaigns to tie the school record for wins in a season (2013, 2014, 2015). In 2014, the Blue and Gold earned a berth in the MASCAC Tournament title game and vied for the ECAC Division III New England Tournament trophy in the championship match. In Downs’ inaugural season, the team broke the school record for wins and saw appearances in both the MASCAC and ECAC semifinals.
Outside of Worcester State, Downs coaches the Bay State Bullets Club Lacrosse Program, which she has been a part of for the past three years. Prior to coming to Worcester State, Coach Downs served as the head coach of the varsity girl’s lacrosse team at Oliver Ames High for three seasons and served as an assistant coach for her alma mater, Bridgewater State. In both years, she helped the Bears earn a pair of LEC Tournament bids, two ECAC Division III Tournament berths and the squad won the MASCAC regular season title twice.
As an undergraduate at Bridgewater State, Coach Downs was two-year member of the women's lacrosse team and aided Bears in their run to the 2008 NEWLA Championship and ECAC Division III Championship game with 11 goals and two helpers in 20 games.
Downs was a three-time All-Little East standout defensive back for the field hockey team at Bridgewater State, as she was garnered with second team NFHCA All-New England honors in 2009. In 71 starts she totaled 16 defensive saves to go with seven goals and four assists for 14 career points. In each of her last three seasons she was among the LEC leaders in defensive stops. She also helped the Bears to the ECAC Division III New England Championship in 2007.
She was a recipient of the BSU Student-Athlete Leadership Award at the spring athletics awards banquet during her final semester.
Downs has served in the role of coordinator of student-athlete support services since 2014, where she helps with academic advising, student-athlete retention, and assisting with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Athlete Mentor Program (AMP). Coach Downs had previously served in a similar role at Worcester State as part of a position that had been funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic and Minority Internship grant.
Coach Downs, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in business management from Bridgewater State in 2010, also holds her Master’s degree in athletic administration from Endicott College in 2012.
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, Framingham State is offering a one week half day camp (8:30am-12:00pm) for ages 8-18.
- Dates: June 26-29
- Age Group: 8-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 8:30am-12:00pm, Monday-Thursday
- Check-In: 8:00-8:30am at the Athletic Fields (220 Maple Street, Framingham, MA 01702)
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
- 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.
Framingham State Athletic Fields
220 Maple Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Monday, June 26th to Thursday, June 29th
- Check in Day 1: 8:00-8:30am at the Athletic Fields
- Check in Day 2, 3 & 4: 8:15-8:30am at the Athletic Fields
- Check out: 12:00pm at the Athletic Fields
Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring healthy snacks each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Reversible Jersey & Prizes: Campers will receive a Nike Lacrosse 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 cleats, protective goggles & mouthpiece, lacrosse stick(s), helmet and pads (Goalies)
- Facility: Framingham State 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!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Protective Goggles
- Lacrosse Stick(s)
- Healthy Snacks Each Day
- Water Bottle
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Framingham State University Waiver Form (form needs to be printed, filled out and turned in at camp)
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
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.
HALF DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 days of instruction
• 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
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
- 8:15 AM Campers arrive
- 8:30 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:00 AM Line Drills and Stations
- 10:00 AM Position Work
- 11:00 AM 1v1, 2v2, fastbreaks and games
- Noon Campers depart
Framingham State University
The 73-acre campus is located in Framingham, Massachusetts 20 miles from Boston.
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July 2, 2021: My daughter had a great week at camp. She enjoyed the competitions and learning new skills. She is a first time player and was nervous going in but definitely left feeling more confident she wants to keep playing.
— Stephanie, Parent
Will definitely be back!
July 2, 2021: My daughter had a great week, despite the heat wave! She had fun with the drills, scrimmages, stations, and challenges! She enjoyed the coaches and the comradery all week long! Great experience. She’ll definitely be back!
— Kelly, Parent
Loved Everything About Camp!
June 30, 2018: The camp was fantastic! I loved everything about it, and Coach Frida is amazing!
— Jillian S. Camper
Can't wait for next summer!
July 12, 2017: The positive coaches help campers at any level to improve their game. I am very happy I attended camp and can't wait for next summer!
— Shelby F. Camper
Great way to kick off the summer!
July 1, 2016: Well organized, fun, appropriate, beneficial drills to learn new skills or make improvements. It was a great way to kick off the summer.
— Hannah B. Camper
Thanks for a great week!
June 27, 2016: I would definitely recommend this camp. My daughter wasn't excited to go, but that soon changed and she ended up loving it! She said she learned a lot and had fun doing it. She really liked her instructor. Thanks for a great week!
— Claire P. Parent
I would definitely recommend the camp!
June 24, 2016: This Nike Lacrosse Camp provided my daughter with a great week of instruction, play and fun. She learned a tremendous amount that will undoubtedly positively impact her play on her home town team. I would definitely recommend the camp!
— Marci S. Parent
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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.