Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp University of San Diego
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Lacrosse Camps
This NIKE Lacrosse Camp, located on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego, is just minutes from downtown San Diego. Great weather, staff, and the beautiful USD campus make this camp location a favorite for many young athletes. Participating campers dine daily at USD’s gourmet cafeteria and have access to the University Pool and many other campus training amenities.
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at the University of San Diego, 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 San Diego Lacrosse Hall of Fame Coach, Courtney Reidarson, and her coaching staff. Instruction takes place each day at USD's Valley Turf field, while overnight campers reside in dorms right on campus.
- 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
- Team and sibling discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
- View More Details ⟩
Camp Director Courtney Reidarson
Courtney Reidarson is a recent inductee into the San Diego Lacrosse Hall of Fame and a former San Diego Chapter President for US Lacrosse.View Courtney Reidarson's Bio ⟩
She has been involved with lacrosse for over 17 years, as a player, coach and an official. An All-American at U.C. Davis, Courtney started on the varsity squad for four years and led her team to three division championships. She was selected to play in the USWLA National Tournament as a sophomore, placing California on the map securing its first division championship. In Courtney’s junior and senior years at UCD, she forged her team ahead as the captain and leading scorer while being awarded All-League and MVP honors. Since being in San Diego for the past seven years Courtney has coached at Bishop’s High School and in various clinics and camps, as well as officiating for eight years.
Staff Katie McHugh
Katie McHugh is in her second season as the assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program at the Coast Guard Academy.View Katie McHugh's Bio ⟩
McHugh comes from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia where she was a four-year starter for the Lancers. McHugh received Big South Honors each season she played. She is currently the record holder for Longwood’s all-time career points with 267, second in all-time career goals with 195 and fifth in all time assists at Longwood with 72. Her senior season she set the single-season program record with 93 points ranking fourth in the nation and leading the Big South. She was named to the VaSID All-State first team her senior year (2016). McHugh was also a Big South Honor Roll recipient.
Katie has coached at many competitive camps during her summers including the United States Naval Academy, James Madison University, Longwood University and Marymount University. She also coached a competitive club team, SuperNoVA Select Lacrosse located in Northern Virginia during her summer’s home from college.
She was on the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) where she was a communication link between her team and the committee. She was nominated to be apart of the Lancer Leadership Program where she learned and developed different leadership styles and skills.
Katie was a Communications Major and a Business Administration Minor; she graduated Cum Laude from Longwood University in 2016.
Staff Nicole Yorba
Nicole Yorba will be joining our camp this year as a dedicated goalie coach. She just graduated from Whittier College while earning a spot on the SCIAC All-Conference 1st Team, All-ConferenceView Nicole Yorba's Bio ⟩
Nicole Yorba will be joining our camp this year as a dedicated goalie coach. She just graduated from Whittier College while earning a spot on the SCIAC All-Conference 1st Team, All-Conference Sportsmanship Team and the IWLCA Division III All-Region 1st Team in the west. She brings with her 8 years of goalie experience, previously playing at Poway High School. She is an enthusiastic player and coach and a great addition to the Nike Coaching Staff this year.
Staff Kelsey Phillips
Kelsey Phillips was a three-year letter winner for Medina High School Girls Lacrosse Team. MHS was State Regional Finalist (12-1-2) in 2008, State Finalist (17-2) in 2009, and Division 1 State Champions (21-0) in 2010. She was a North Coast Ohio Great Lakes national team member and a five-year member of Ohio Premier Lacrosse.View Kelsey Phillips's Bio ⟩
Coaching experience includes: Assistant Coach for Patrick Henry High School Gymnastics Team for the 2013-14 season; Assistant Coach for Brunswick High School Girls Lacrosse Team from 2012-2016; Head Coach for Chagrin Falls Middle School Girls Lacrosse Team for the 2017 season; Head JV Coach for Academy of Our Lady of Peace Girls Lacrosse Team for the 2018 season; Head Coach for the 2018 WDNT; and coach for West Coast Starz.
Kelsey holds her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification (CF-L1), USAW Olympic Lifting Certification, Crossroads Adaptive Coaches Certification and CrossFit Speciality Course: Adaptive Training Certification. She’s been coaching CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, and adaptive athletes since 2015.
Kelsey graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education: Intervention Specialist – Moderate to Intensive Disabilities K-12.
Kelsey’s passionate about helping others, whether it’s by teaching, coaching, or being a friend.
Staff Kylee Moore
Kylee Moore graduated from Chapman University in 2015 as a starting attackman while earning a spot on the SCIAC All-Conference 2nd team.View Kylee Moore's Bio ⟩
She graduated as Chapman's record holder in goals per game and ranked second in points per game. While in Orange County, Kylee coached for girls' youth programs such as North Orange County Lacrosse and OC United. Kylee is a San Diego native and began playing lacrosse at Westview High School. Outside of lacrosse, she works with youth as a school psychologist. She is excited to join the Nike Coaching Staff this summer!
This summer, San Diego is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: FRI 3PM-9PM, SAT-SUN 9AM-9PM, MON 9AM-12PM
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 takes at 3:00pm on Friday, July 5th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 3:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Monday, July 8th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
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. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, 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: Missions B Dorm
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all field sessions
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
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 3:00-3:30pm dressed to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
- Friday: Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Saturday-Sunday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
- Monday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00am. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- Daily Schedule: FRI 3PM-9PM, SAT-SUN 9AM-9PM, MON 9AM-12PM
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from the San Diego International Airport we recommend Super Shuttle (1-800-622-2089, https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/sandiegosan/). Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
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.
Sibling Discount: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Sibling 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!
University of San Diego
The small private University of San Diego features stunning Pacific Ocean views from the Alcalá Park corner of campus but of course, with the campus being in San Diego it’s all gorgeous. If the Alcalá views aren’t enough for you, stroll around campus and you’ll be able to take in breath-taking views of the San Diego Harbor, the Coronado Islands, and La Jolla.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 3, 2018: I had a great time meeting other girls that play lacrosse. I enjoyed getting new perspective from the coaches on areas to work on with my skills.
— Carly R. Camper
July 15, 2017: Learned new skills and corrections that helped our overall game, met new friends, boys vs. girls game was great fun ~ thank you!
— Crystal W. Camper
July 22, 2016: This camp was great at making everyone feel comfortable with their skills so that everyone can have fun and learn and not feel intimidated. They also excelled at organization, location, coaches with great experience, and a director that was excellent and very accessible.
— Melissa G. Parent
Truly enjoyed her camp experience!
July 22, 2016: My daughter truly enjoyed her camp experience. She learned new skills and improved her play. She is excited about attending another camp in the future to continue get growth.
— Steve K. Parent
I will definitely be back next year!
July 21, 2016: This camp taught me so much more than just the game of LAX. I learned how to get along with others that I had just meet and learned to function as a team immediately . I will definitely be back next year!
— Abby B. Camper
July 22, 2015: This year was my first time going to the Nike Lacrosse Camp, and it was amazing! I made new friends, and loved how kind and sweet all of the campers, staff and coaches were. It was an unforgettable experience, and I would love to come back next year
— Emma D. Camper
July 20, 2015: My daughter had an incredible experience at this camp. She felt that the instructors "were amazing" and that she raised her skills to the next level. She will definitely be back next year!
— Nina G. Parent
July 19, 2015: My daughter was a day camper but after a few hours called and begged to stay overnight. She meet some nice girls and the staff was fun. She saw the dorms and all the fun she would miss out. Courtney the director was very helpful and accomodating. Great experience. 1st time sleeping over at a camp. Will attend next year.
— Chloe S. Parent
July 18, 2015: I started this camp with very little knowledge of Lacrosse. I could throw and sort of catch, but that was about it! Throughout this camp, I learned how to catch and throw correctly, I learned the rules of the game, I learned tons of skills! After going to Nike Lacrosse Camp I feel confident about trying out for my high school team! I would most definitely recommend Nike Lacrosse Camp!
— Hilary K. Camper
July 18, 2015: The coaches and instructors were very helpful to my daughter. She can see the improvement and loved the camp.
— Andre I. Parent
Can't wait to go back!
July 18, 2015: USD Nike Lacrosse Camp was a really good experience to play competitive lacrosse with other players from across the country. The coaches had college lacrosse experience and were so fun to play with and learn from. It was a fun way to keep my skills up during the summer! I can't wait to go back to Nike Camp next summer!
— Isabella S. Camper
July 22, 2014: DO YOU LOVE LAX? DO YOU WANT A GOOD TIME? THEN COME TO NIKE LAX CAMPS! Excellent games, great staff who can teach you anything you need to know, awesome locations (USD for me) and just an overall amazing time!
— Alexis N. Camper
Definitely going back.
July 22, 2014: I was worried because I didnt know anyone going to camp and I was a beginner. Once I got their everyone was really welcoming and my skills improved so much. I met so many great people and it was fun on and off the field. I'm definitely going next year .
— Brittany P. Camper
July 22, 2014: My daughter had a fantastic experience, her skills have improved since going to camp! Thanks for all you did to make my daughter's experience a special and memorable one!
— Brandon E. Parent