Xcelerate Nike Pennsylvania Boys Lacrosse Camp at the Hill School
Celebrating 16 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
Come join us this summer for our 1st annual Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp at The Hill School! The campus is conveniently located less than an hour from Philadelphia and approximately two hours away from New York City and Baltimore.
Led by former Colgate University Head Coach, Mike Murphy, the experienced Nike coaching staff will give campers an opportunity to improve their stick skills, receive position specific training, and play in countless games throughout the week. Off the field, campers will hang out in the student center, refuel in the dining hall, and relax in the dorms with friends. Summer camp fun awaits!
- 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 Dorm Rooms
- Student Center Rec/Game 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 Mike Murphy
Throughout the past 22 years, Mike Murphy has developed an impressive, comprehensive resume as a collegiate lacrosse coach. Beginning as an assistant at the Division III level, Murphy assumed virtually every possible role a college coach can undertake while gradually working his way to becoming a Division I head coach, taking over the Colgate University men’s program in 2011.View Mike Murphy's Bio ⟩
Deciding he was ready for a change, Murphy began pursuing career opportunities in the independent school world and resigned as Colgate coach at the end of the 2018 season. In July 2018, Murphy was introduced as The Hill’s next head boys’ lacrosse coach.
A 1996 graduate of The University of New Hampshire, Murphy was a four-year member of the Wildcats’ men’s lacrosse team, which was a NCAA Division I program at the time. Immediately after graduating from U.N.H., Murphy began what would become a 22-year tenure as a college lacrosse coach.
He cut his teeth as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Merrimack College in the 1996-1997 season, and over the next six years Murphy also served as an assistant coach at Pfeiffer University, Wingate University, and Denison University.
In 2003, Murphy became the assistant coach at the United States Military Academy, beginning a lengthy stint as a Division I coach. While at Army, Murphy coached the team’s goalkeepers, defensemen, and faceoff specialists. Additionally, he was the recruiting co-coordinator and video coordinator.
Murphy remained at Army for eight seasons, during which time the program qualified for the NCAA tournament three times. While content with his role as an assistant, Murphy aspired to become a head collegiate coach if the opportunity arose. That opportunity came in 2011, when Murphy was hired as the head coach at Colgate University.
Murphy arrived at Colgate facing the tall order of succeeding Jim Nagle, the winningest coach in program history.
It was a challenge he was ready for. In his first season, Murphy guided the Raiders to a 14-4 record – a program record for single-season wins – and a trip to the quarterfinal of the NCAA tournament. In the opening round, Colgate upset a University of Massachusetts team that was ranked sixth in the nation.
One accolade that eluded the highly successful 2012 team was the Patriot League championship. After guiding the Raiders to the Patriot League playoffs in each of his first three seasons, Murphy led the 2015 Colgate team to the Patriot League title and another berth in the NCAA tournament, defeating four teams ranked in the nation’s top-20 in the process.
Murphy departed Colgate as the third-winningest coach in program history. Four of Murphy’s players were selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft, including Peter Baum, the first overall pick in the 2013 MLL draft. Baum also was the 2012 Tewaarton Award winner, the men’s lacrosse equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, and the 2012 Raymond J. Enners Award, given to the Division 1 Outstanding Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year.
Throughout his tenure on a collegiate sideline, Murphy mentored 23 All-Americans, 100 All-Conference selections, and 12 Patriot League “Player of the Year” winners.
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH TO THURSDAY, JULY 3RD
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: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-9:00PM, WED 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 SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
- Choose the Shooting & Dodging Clinic or the LSM & Defensive Clinic
- Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at TBD.
- 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 SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at TBD. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
CHECK-OUT WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at TBD.
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: TBD
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: No - Please bring a fan
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions
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
- SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at TBD. 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 1ST & 2ND: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
- WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD: 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: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-9:00PM, WED 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: XLR819. (Available until January 31, 2019). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR819 when registering via our secure website. The early bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
GOALIE DISCOUNT: $100 - Offer Code: XLGK19. 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 XLGK19 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
- 6:15 PM Team Instruction / Games
- 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
The Hill School
The Hill School is located in the Borough of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Convenient to two major Pennsylvania cities, Pottstown is located less than an hour from Philadelphia and 30 minutes from Reading. New York City and Baltimore, Md. are approximately two hours away from Pottstown by car or bus.
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