Xcelerate Nike Ohio Boys Lacrosse Camp at Baldwin Wallace University
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2018 will be our 9th Summer in Ohio! Baldwin Wallace is a perfect campus setting with easy walks to the athletic fields, recreation center, swimming pool, and campus dining facility. Our experienced Xcelerate Nike coaching staff, including former Pro Player, Jay Card, and Ohio State Alum and Xcelerate National Director, Brian Lalley, will be in place to bring the very best instruction to all campers in attendance.
Baldwin Wallace's picturesque, welcoming campus is located in a historic community with miles of recreational parkland, and just 20 minutes from Cleveland. The Midwest is at the forefront of lacrosse growth at every level and our camp continues to produce some of the best talent in the area.
- Free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
- The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
- Boys ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
- Specific Position Training
- Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Room
- Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
- Special Goalie instruction
- Pre-Camp Specialty Shooting & Defense Clinics available
- Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!
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Camp Director Jay Card
Directing camp this summer is Jay Card. In his seventh year as an Xcelerate Camp Director, Coach Card brings a wealth of professional and coaching experience.View Jay Card's Bio ⟩
Professional: Long Island Lizards, Rochester Rattlers (MLL), Minnesota Swarm (NLL)
College: Hofstra University
• Xcelerate Camp Director (6 years)
• Assistant Coach, NJIT (2014-2015)
• 3x USILA All-American (2009-2011)
• Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year (2009)
• Hofstra University Male Athlete of the Year (2009)
• CAA Rookie of the Year (2008)
• Captain of U-19 Canadian National Team (2008)
• International Lacrosse Federation All-World Team (2008)
Camp Director Brian Lalley
Directing camp this summer is Brian Lalley. Coach Lalley has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player at Ohio State University, a college coach at Canisus College and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 4 years.View Brian Lalley's Bio ⟩
Brian Lalley is going into his fifth year as the program director for Xcelerate Lacrosse. Prior to joining Xcelerate Lacrosse, he spent four years with the Canisius College men's lacrosse team, serving as the team's offensive and recruiting coordinator.
During his time with the Golden Griffins, Lalley helped three players earn four All-MAAC selections. He was also a part of the 2012 MAAC Championship team that went on the the NCAA Tournament.
As a collegiate player, Lalley played four seasons at Ohio State University and was a two-year starter at Orchard Park High School, earning All-America, first-team All-Western New York and first-team All-ECIC honors as a midfielder and face-off player.
- 2013-Present - Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Program Director
- 2009-2013 - Assistant Coach at Canisius College
- Coached in the 2012 NCAA Tournament
- 2005-2009 - Ohio State University
- Competed in the 2008 NCAA Tournament
- Academic All Big Ten
Our goal, at Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps, is to bring out the very best in every player we coach. We focus our energies on building self-confidence and improving skills through innovative drills, position training, small-sided games, and team driven competition. We encourage our campers to work hard, be creative, and have fun! At the end of the camp week, our players leave with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new role models, new friends, and a true love of the game.
Monday, July 16th to Thursday, July 19th
Overnight & Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00AM to 9:00PM) options 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: MON 4:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Specialty Pre-Camp Clinics
Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic from 1:30pm-4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is at 1:00pm with dinner at approximately 5:00pm. The clinics will be taught by top players and coaches.
Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, July 16th
- Choose the Shooting & Dodging Clinic or the LSM & Defensive Clinic
- Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Carmel Hall.
- Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
- The specialty clinic fee is an additional $85.
- Note: Space is limited
Check-in Monday, July 16th
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Carmel Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, July 19th
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Carmel Hall.
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: Carmel Hall
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: Yes - No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening 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
- Monday, July 16th: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Carmel Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session. First Day pick up time and location will be provided at check-in.
- July 17th & 18th: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
- Thursday, July 19th: Last day drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. No meals provided.
- Daily Schedule: MON 4:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM
Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process through May 1st. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.
- Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $25
- T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
Early Bird Discount: $50 - Offer Code: XLR818. (Available until January 31, 2018). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR818 when registering via our secure website. The early bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Goalie Discount: $100 - Offer Code: XLGK18. To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $100 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLGK18 when registering via our secure website. PLEASE NOTE: Once we’ve reached our quota of registered goalies the discount will no longer be available. The goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Team Discount: $25. 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.
Note: If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount
We have three sessions per day. A great deal of instruction takes place in the early part of the day, demonstrations and instruction mid-day, and games during the evening session. We also like to throw in a number of ‘fun’ activities like our fastest shot contest, freestyle/skills competition, swim time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game. Below is a template and is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 AM Station Work, Drills, Position Work
- Noon Lunch
- 12:30 PM Rest Hour / Camp Store / Swimming
- 2:00 PM Demonstrations, Position Work
- 3:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Team Instruction / Games
- 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University is located in Berea, Ohio just 20 minutes from Cleveland. The tree-lined campus is surrounded by a safe, residential neighborhood of picturesque homes. The centerpiece of athletic facilities at BW is the Lou Higgins Center, home to varsity athletics, sports and recreation programs and the School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The Center includes Ursprung Gymnasium, the Harrison Dillard Track, Natatorium, extensive workout facilities and state-of-the-art athletic training facilities.
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Had a blast!
August 6, 2017: My son had a blast and wants to go again next year. However, he mentioned that it was not very challenging due to a lack of campers there his age. I hope he has a better peer group next summer.
— Pete S. Parent
Loved the entire experience!
August 2, 2017: My son had fun and was so exhausted he hardly noticed that he was working out almost the entire day! My son loved the entire experience. But, he could NOT stop talking about the BW facilities in particular. He loved the grounds and the FOOD!
— Ryan B. Parent
Loved meeting new friends and interacting with the counselors!
August 2, 2017: My son loved meeting new friends and interacting with the counselors. They made the camp educational and fun at the same time! My son loved the opportunity to swim mid day. It really gave him time to recharge and focus.
— Sean O. Parent
So much fun!
July 22, 2017: Days before the camp my son kept asking if he could stay home and not go to camp. He said he was nervous about going to camp for the week. In addition, our trampoline arrived three days prior to the start of camp. I am sure he wanted to stay and use the new trampoline. The positive is he started out asking if he could get out of camp, but he came home saying he had so much fun.
— Christine R. Parent
Attention given to each camper is invaluable!
July 20, 2017: My son thoroughly enjoyed the whole camp experience. The highlight is the evening games and being able to use what he learned during the day in the game at night. The smaller camp makes for more coach/player interaction which is crucial for better player development and greater enjoyment for the camper. The kids really get to know the coaches and the personal interaction/attention given to each camper is invaluable.
— Megan F. Parent
Fantastic team of coaches!
August 2, 2016: Such a phenomenal experience all the way around. From the staff who answered to phones for Nike, to the fantastic team of coaches at Baldwin Wallace, this was the best experience possible. I was so impressed! He asked to return next year before we'd even returned home!
— Pierce W. Parent
July 31, 2016: This was my son's first sleep away camp, and he went in without knowing anyone. From the moment we arrived at checkin, I knew that this camp was something special. The staff is amazing and the setup is perfect (small, contained, safe feeling). By the end of the first night, I was getting a flurry of happy texts. My son got great coaching and instruction and a fantastic experience. I would honestly have paid the entire amount just for the talk the coaches gave at departure! The coaches, from the top down, knew each of the kids and said goodbye warmly at the end. The staff were good teachers and amazing role models. I've already told all the lacrosse moms in my area!
— George B. Parent
July 31, 2016: My son had never played Lacrosse before this camp. He was able to learn some very solid basic skills. He feels confident that he will be able to play with his school team this coming year. It was a great experience for him and he is happy he found a new sport to play!
— Tim H. Parent
made me a better player!
August 5, 2015: This camp truly made me a better player. Every drill and talk had meaning behind it, which made camp that much more special. Working with these caoches was not only fun, but a chance to see what I need to do to improve and be serious about the sport. Going to this camp has made me value the off season that much more and shown me that I need to put in the work to get the results. Thank you for making me serious about the game!
— Larry M. Camper
August 2, 2015: My son said he had the "best time I’ve ever had in my whole life" at your camp----so thank you!!! We’ll definitely have him attend a couple of sessions next year. It was awesome for him in so many ways!!!
— Rachel E. Parent
A Great Experience!
August 2, 2015: My son has had the time of his life! He really likes his coaches and has mentioned several times how much he has learned. He has already said he wants to go back next year! So, I guess we will see you again next summer. Thanks for all you have done to make this a great experience for my son.
— Lauren E. Parent
July 29, 2015: The instruction and on-field time was outstanding! We are definitely going to do it again next year!
— Ted J. Parent
July 28, 2015: Your staff truly inspired an abiding love of the sport. Xcelerate really lit the fire. A great investment!
— Sam D. Parent
Thanks for a great camp!
July 27, 2015: My son learned many new skills during the Xcelerate Nike lacrosse camp, and he had a great time while doing so. He is already looking forward to next year's camp, and we've been telling all of our lacrosse friends about it. Thanks for a great camp!
— Tiffany S. Parent
August 7, 2014: Great camp well organized and kept the boys busy and happy. Great leader in Coach Lally!! Will definitely be back next year and bring some teammates.
— Josh R. Parent
high energy coaches!
August 3, 2014: This was one of my son's favorite camps. The high energy coaches and fun atmosphere made the drills and learning enjoyable. He would like to do the camp again.
— James L. Parent