Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at St. Mark's School
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AT NIKE LACROSSE CAMP
St. Mark's School picturesque 250-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts, is just 25 miles from Boston.
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at St. Mark's School, our goal is to bring out the very best in every lacrosse player we coach. Get ready for a week of focused, intensive training sessions lead by long time Nike Camp Director Stacey Freda and her coaching staff.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- 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 Stacey Freda
Directing the camp is Stacey Freda, Lexington High School’s Head Lacrosse Coach.View Stacey Freda's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Stacey Freda is entering her 22nd season coaching girls' and women's lacrosse. As head coach over the past 20 years, Coach Freda has successfully guided her Billerica High School and Framingham 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.
Lacrosse Tips by Stacey Freda:
Staff Meg Decker
Meg Decker was hired as the first head coach in Hartford Women's Lacrosse history in August 2016. Decker joined the Hawks after helping to build the Virginia Commonwealth women’s lacrosse program from scratch as an assistant coach and being a player on the inaugural women’s lacrosse team at the United States Naval Academy.View Meg Decker's Bio ⟩
The Hawks announced the addition of women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport in October 2015 with the program set to begin competition during the 2017-18 school year. The Hawks will be the eighth of the nine America East schools to sponsor women’s lacrosse, with Maine the only conference member without the sport.
Decker spent two years as an assistant to VCU Head Coach Jen O’Brien, assisting with the building of the program from her hiring in 2014 and helping to coach the team in its first season as a varsity program in 2016. Decker has also amassed coaching experience by serving as the head coach of Flash Club Women's Lacrosse in Tustin, Calif., and as the director of the Whirlwind Lacrosse Tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. She has also been an individual instructor, coaching midfielders and draw specialists nationally.
The native of Catonsville, Md., had a standout playing career, spending two years at Navy (2008-09) and two at Loyola (2010-11). At the college level, she was an All-American in her debut season, finishing sixth in the nation in goals per game and 10th in the nation in draw controls. She was named LaxPower.com National Rookie of the Year that campaign. In total, Decker scored 113 goals and collected 154 draw controls as a collegian. She helped lead Loyola to a Big East championship in her final season and to a school-record 17 wins and an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance.
A two-time All-Big East selection, Decker was invited to the U.S. Lacrosse National Pool Tryouts in 2015. In May of 2016 she was selected in the inaugural United Women’s Lacrosse League Draft by the Philadelphia Force
This summer, USSC is excited to offer one week of overnight camp for girls ages 20-18 at the beautiful Saint Mark's School.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
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: Check-in takes between 2:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, July 15th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, July 18th.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. 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!
LINENS: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
AIR CONDITIONING: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $50
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake Up (overnight campers)
- 9:00 AM Instructional Session I (Skill development stations & Goal Keeping instruction)
- Noon Lunch in Dining Hall
- 12:30 PM Rest
- 2:00 PM Instructional Session II (Skills development stations, Goal Keeping instruction & Live game situations)
- 5:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall
- 6:00 PM Free time
- 7:00 PM Session III - Competitive Lacrosse practice/games
- 9:00 PM Rest time, Camp store opened
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 10, 2014: The highlight of my camp experience was getting to stay overnight, meeting, and doing the thing I love with people who play the same sport.
— Morgan C. Camper
Lots of play time!
July 10, 2014: My main highlights were socializing with other campers from all over the country in a total lax atmosphere, with LOTS of playtime and positive coaching!
— Amy H. Camper
July 10, 2014: The coaching staff was great. All of them were friendly and very helpful. They were always there to answer questions and help you figure things out.
— Gwen C. Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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