Santa Barbara Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp
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The Santa Barbara Lacrosse Camp, located on the beautiful campus of UC Santa Barbara, is just an hour and a half north of Los Angeles and a five hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Great weather, staff, the beautiful UCSB campus and top notch facilities make this an ideal camp location to improve your game this summer!
Our Skill & Lacrosse IQ development camps are for beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. The emphasis of camp are for developing skills and an understanding of strategies with small games and full field scrimmages. Campers are separated by age and experience level so all abilities are accommodated. These camps fill up fast so register early!
- Free NIKE Head given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction
- 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
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Paul Ramsey
Paul Ramsey, previously the Head Coach at UCSB, Pepperdine University, College Of The Holy Cross and Assistant Coach at Hofstra University is currently the Director for Santa Barbara Lacrosse Camp & 805 Lacrosse Project.View Paul Ramsey's Bio ⟩
Ramsey's UCSB teams won the WWLL Championship five times and were runners-up or successful in the league tournament third place game another six times. The Gauchos qualified for the WCLA National Tournament in nine of ten seasons and were national runners-up in 2013. Following his first stint at UCSB Ramsey moved east to coach at the NCAA Division I level at College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. The Crusaders made the Patriot League Tournament three times out of five under Ramsey and garnered upsets of Boston College, Bucknell, Colgate, Duquesne, Hofstra, Lehigh and UConn during regular season play. From there he assisted at nationally ranked Hofstra University on Long Island for two seasons. The Pride were eventually ranked 15th in the country while he was assisting in Hempstead.
A move to become head coach at Pepperdine University in Malibu pulled Ramsey back to California. Under Ramsey, the Waves went from unranked to 19th ranked in the WDIA, now called the WCLA. When the UCSB position opened up after three years at Pepperdine Ramsey again became a Gaucho. His 2008, 2009 & 2012 UCSB teams won WWLL championships while the 2010 were runners-up and the 2011 team won the 3rd place. In 2013 the Gauchos marched all the way to the national championship game before losing to four-time champion Colorado State.
Ramsey switched gears in Fall 2016 and took on the role of Director for 805 Lacrosse Program. The program coordinates youth lacrosse, travel teams and tournaments in the Santa Barbara area.
Staff Samantha Keary
After an excellent career as a dual-sport student-athlete for the Bulldogs, Sam Keary returned to the University of Redlands in August of 2016 to begin her duties as the graduate assistant for the women’s lacrosse program. In addition to coaching the Bulldogs, Keary attends the School of Education in pursuit of her Master of Educational Administration.View Samantha Keary's Bio ⟩
As an assistant coach, Keary serves as the team's defensive coordinator, spearheads the recruiting efforts, and manages the team's academic success program and their social media accounts. Outside of coaching, Keary brings a team-first mentality to every aspect of the athletic department. In November 2017, Keary was recognized as the 2017 IWLCA Assistant Coach of the Year.
A Southern California native, Keary was born in Laguna Hills, grew up in Mission Viejo, and now resides in Redlands. She attended the U of R from 2012 to 2016 and graduated with a degree in Psychology while also obtaining her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
As a student-athlete, Keary was a key contributor to the women’s soccer and lacrosse programs as a four-year starter.
For soccer, she became a three-time member of the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) First Team while also earning All-West Region honors on two occasions. In 2015, Keary helped lead the Bulldogs to the program’s fifth SCIAC Championship and the first since 2008. In 2014, she was part of the team that earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with an impressive run through the SCIAC Postseason Tournament.
In lacrosse, Keary’s success was similar, as Redlands captured a pair of conference titles during her tenure. In addition, the Bulldogs advanced to the third round of the 2014 NCAA Championships, resulting in the best postseason showing in program history. Individually, she collected back-to-back First-Team All-SCIAC awards and a pair of All-Region awards to finish out her career.
Not only was Keary an exemplary athlete but she was an impressive student as well. This four-time Redlands Scholar-Athlete also landed on the SCIAC All-Academic Team for soccer and lacrosse. A repeat Dean’s List member, she earned a spot on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll as a senior. Due to her contributions on the field and successes in the classroom, it came as no surprise that Keary was named the Frank Serrao Senior Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the University of Redlands upon conclusion of her illustrious career.
Prior to joining the Maroon and Gray staff, Keary worked as the Girls’ Director for Silverfin’s summer lacrosse camps. Her past job experiences provide great insight and application to the Bulldog women’s lacrosse team. In the future, Keary looks forward to teaching young students while also coaching lacrosse or soccer at a competitive level.
In her free time, Keary enjoys photography, sports of all kinds, hiking, and snowboarding.
Staff Lindsay Kibler
Bringing varied coaching experience, Lindsay Kibler starts her first year as Linfield College women’s lacrosse coach.View Lindsay Kibler's Bio ⟩
Kibler played one year of varsity lacrosse at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before transferring to the University of Kentucky where she played three more seasons as a goalkeeper with UK’s highly competitive club program.
She graduated from Kentucky in 2012, earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Kibler completed her master’s degree last fall in sport coaching through the University of Denver.
Her previous coaching experience includes jobs as assistant coach for one year at Asbury University and two seasons as lead assistant at Whitman College. Most recently, she was head girls lacrosse coach at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, leading that program to the 2018 Silver Cup, the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association’s state championship.
In addition, Kibler directs The Tenacity Project, a Portland-based company that focuses on development of high-school age lacrosse players. She is head coach of the Tenacity Elite 2019 and 2021 youth teams, which competes regionally and nationally.
Kibler believes the most important element in leading the program forward is building team camaraderie within the program. “A huge piece of being successful is team bonding,” she said. “It’s about having girls who want to be together and stay together through good times and hard times. Implementing an accountability factor is very important.”
According to Kibler, the kind of student-athletes who best fit within her program “are passionate about wanting to consistently work out and be part of a successful exercise routine. They need to build not only endurance but body awareness and be proactive and enjoy working hard within an exercise program.”
Linfield was the first Northwest Conference institution to add women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport in 2002 after five years as a club program. Women’s lacrosse became an official NWC sport in 2015 with five inaugural members. This spring, the conference adds two new programs, bringing the league’s lacrosse membership to seven.
Staff Kirkland Lewis
Kirkland Lewis was named the head coach of the Blues' women's lacrosse program. Prior to her hiring Lewis served as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at University of District of Columbia (UDC) where she was also the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.View Kirkland Lewis's Bio ⟩
Lewis replaces two-time Northwest Conference coach of the year Kate Robinson, who led the Whitman program through its initial three seasons of varsity competition.
Though Lewis specialized in the defensive third at UDC, she also assisted with whole-field game strategies.
Away from the field at UDC she helped set up team travel, assisted with the administrative aspects of recruiting to the NCAA Division II program, monitored academic progress of the UDC players, and oversaw all community service projects of the program.
With Lewis on staff the Firebirds -- who completed their fourth year of varsity competition in 2017 -- earned the program's first win in year three.
Lewis first entered the coaching ranks in September 2013 when she joined the staff of Randolph-Macon (Va.) College as the program's assistant, defensive coordinator and goalkeeper coach.
Her duties with the Yellow Jackets included the recruitment of student-athletes from specific states as assigned by the head coach, assisting with daily practice plans, film breakdown of RMC and its opponents, along with spearheading community service projects, serving as the program's social media liaison, and assisting in the creation of an off-season fitness and agility program.
Lewis has also coached in the club lacrosse arena, beginning in 2009, including Elevation Lacrosse (Va.), STORM Lacrosse Club (Va.) and Ultimate Lacrosse Club (Pa.) within her body of coaching experiences.
Of Lewis' collegiate coaching background and her fit with Whitman, Director of Athletics Dean Snider noted that "Kirkland's focus on student learning is a great match for Whitman and Division III. And her experience as the recruiting coordinator at Randolph-Macon and at District of Columbia will help her hit the ground running as she works to build on our already-strong roster."
In 2012 Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Old Dominion (Va.) University where she played for the Monarchs under previous United States National Team head coach Sue Stahl.
Upon graduation Lewis moved on to Delaware State University where she enrolled in a Masters of sports administration program. She played on the Hornets' inaugural varsity lacrosse team in 2013 and served as a team captain.
Away from coaching in the D.C. metropolitan area Lewis was involved with the D.C. Food Kitchen, Girls on the Run, Boo at the Zoo, UDC Farms and Taste of D.C.
Staff Jordan Majka
Jordan Majka is the head coach for the women's lacrosse club at UCSB. Coach Majka played at UC Davis from 2011-2014.View Jordan Majka's Bio ⟩
She is the former head coach for The-Out-Of-Door Academy high school team in Sarasota, Florida, former regional director for True Lacrosse in Chicago, former club coach for Tenacity Project in Sacramento, a former assistant coach at St. Francis High School in Sacramento and former assistant coach for the NCAA Division I program at UC Davis.
Staff Michelle Mendoza
Lake Forest native Michelle Mendoza has been named the new Concordia University Irvine women's lacrosse head coach.View Michelle Mendoza 's Bio ⟩
Mendoza was a standout lacrosse player at Chapman University and graduated in 2015. As a freshman she helped lead her school to an undefeated season that culminated with a WWLL Regional Championship and a WCLA National Championship.
Mendoza was given the First Team All-League Award and named Most Valuable Offensive Player for her impressive contributions during that memorable season.
Mendoza's passion for lacrosse and coaching dates back to her high school days when she played for El Toro High School and was a part of the program's first girls lacrosse team. As a student-athlete at Chapman, she started getting into coaching with the JV squad at El Dorado High School and her alma mater, El Toro.
Recently, Mendoza helped develop players at Victory Select Club and Mater Dei High School as well.
This summer, UC Santa Barbara is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) and day camp (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) option available. A typical morning session consists of skill development and small games. An afternoon session consists of strategies applied to more small games and half field situations. The evening sessions are full field scrimmaging with an emphasis on applying what was learned during the day.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: TUE 2PM-9PM, WED-THURS 9AM-9PM, FRI 9AM-NOON
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: 9AM-4PM
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 between 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesday, July 9th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 1:30pm 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 for is from 11:30am to 12:30pm on the last day of the camp. Parents are invited to watch the final games of the camp tournament, 9:30am to 11am on the last day.
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: Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: TBD
- 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 1:00-1:30pm dressed to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
- TUESDAY: Commuter Campers stay until 8:30pm. Dinner is provided.
- WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-8:30pm. Lunch and Dinner is provided.
- FRIDAY: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-11:00am. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- DAILY SCHEDULE: TUE 2PM-9PM, WED-THURS 9AM-9PM, FRI 9AM-NOON
- 8:30-9:00am: Drop your child off inside the courtyard of Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall at 6585 El Colegio Road, Goleta, CA. Parking is free in the back parking lot.
- 9:00-11:00am: Field Session 1
- 11:00-12:00pm: Swimming
- 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch (Included)
- 1:00-2:00pm: Game Room
- 2:00-4:00pm: Field Session 2
- 4:15-4:30pm: Pick up from inside courtyard at Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall
Again in 2019 you also have the option to add the Extended Care Morning from 8:00-9:00 AM, Extended Care Evening from 4:00-5:00 PM or both Morning and Evening! Price: $20 for one option/$30 for both morning & evening
TEAM DISCOUNT: If ten or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount off the day camp price or $50 discount off the overnight camp price. 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. Please contact the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your camper. 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 Skills & Techniques
- 10:30 AM Position Work
- 11:30 AM Lunch and rest
- 12:30 PM Swimming pool, game room and camp store open
- 2:30 PM 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 PM Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 4:30 PM Dinner
- 5:30 PM Swimming pool and game room open
- 6:30 PM Back to field for full field games
- 8:30 PM Extended Day Campers depart; Swimming pool, game room and camp store open
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara is located on cliffs directly above the Pacific Ocean. The main campus is located near Isla Vista, 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Camp Questions & Answers
How do you separate campers into groups?
We use high school graduation year and experience level to separate field players into groups of about 12 campers for each coach. The group gets their own college coach assigned to them and instruction is tailored to experience level. Coaches are given the leeway to increase or decrease the difficulty level of the drills based on what they see in the players.
What fields will my camper be playing on?
We are training and playing on the Recreation Center Turf at UCSB. Please refer to the UCSB campus map in the registration packet to help you locate it if you'd like to watch your son play in the end of the camp tournament games on the last day of camp. Parking is best in Lot 16 or 18 off Ocean Road to get close to the turf. Please be advised you will need to purchase a parking permit at a self-serve kiosk. Alternatively park at Tropicana Gardens or Del Norte back parking lots for free and make the short walk over to the field.
Do you accept beginners?
Absolutely yes! We love to have beginners and they get their own group with their own coach. Beginners can develop at their own pace. During scrimmages the beginners match up on each other to help alleviate that nervous "first time in a game" feeling.
What about goalies?
Goalies also get their own group and their own coach. Some of the best college goalie coaches are on our staff. We get you someone who coaches goalies for a living. Goalies have their own station and join with the field players when they're ready.
I'm an experienced player. Is this camp going to help?
We think so. Our coaching staff is primarily made up of college coaches who coach lacrosse for a living. Many run their own camps but like to come to "different" lacrosse areas to help develop the game. Even if you think you've heard it all these coaches will find a way to make you a better player.