Xcelerate Nike North Carolina Boys Lacrosse Camp at UNC Charlotte
Celebrating 16 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
Come join MLL Pro Player, Marty Bowes, and his staff and get trained this summer by motivated, energetic coaches whose sole mission is to help you grow as a player in a positive and fun environment. A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte's campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean.
2019 will be OUR 15TH YEAR in North Carolina! For the past 14 years, our UNC Charlotte camp has attracted players throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The campus provides a classic southern university setting with cutting edge athletic facilities, air-conditioned dormitories, and a healthy buffet to give everyone a taste of college life. Get ready to have some fun and learn from some of the best coaches in the game today.
- 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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Coach Marty Bowes
Coaching camp this summer is Marty Bowes. Coach Bowes is a professional player with the Florida Launch of Major League Lacrosse.View Marty Bowes's Bio ⟩
Professional: Florida Launch, Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons (MLL)
College: University of Hartford
- MLL - Florida Launch (2017)
- MLL - Atlanta Blaze (2016)
- MLL - Boston Cannons (2013-2015)
- 2012 - All-New England Selection (D1)
- 2011 - Led team to first ever American East Championship
Camp Director Jason Rife
Directing camp this summer is Jason Rife. Coach Rife brings an abundance of coaching experience that features more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.View Jason Rife's Bio ⟩
Jason Rife spent the past two seasons with the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team as an assistant coach. Joining head coach Peter Lawrence’s staff in October 2013, Rife brought an abundance of experience that featured more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.
Rife has spread out his coaching career over five different colleges and universities, and has been an integral part in each of those institutions finding postseason success as he has two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances under his belt.
Arriving to Hartford by way of Whittier College, also where he began his coaching career in 1998, Rife has spent the last two seasons in California as an assistant coach for the Poets. During his first stint at Whittier, he worked alongside Lawrence for two seasons, both serving as assistants.
Before making his return to Whittier and the west coast, Rife spent four seasons as the head coach at Wagner College in Staten Island. Before earning that position, he was a member of the coaching staff at Bryant from 2003-07, helping the then-Division II power to the program's first-ever Northeast 10 Conference regular season championship. Also highlighting Rife's campaign at Bryant was a combined 45-20 record and the development of five Division II All-Americans.
Rife first broke into the Division I coaching scene in 2002 when he was tabbed an assistant coach at UMass, his alma mater. In two seasons with the Minutemen, he helped the team to an appearance in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 2003. He is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament as in 2002 he assisted in piloting Washington & Lee to the Division III Final Four, a run that also featured the capturing of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown.
Rife graduated from UMass in 1996, earning his undergraduate degree in sports management.
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, JUNE 24TH to THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH
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, JUNE 24TH
- Choose the Shooting & Dodging Clinic or the LSM & Defensive Clinic
- Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Witherspoon 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, JUNE 24TH
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Witherspoon Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
CHECK-OUT THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Witherspoon 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: Witherspoon 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 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
- MONDAY, JUNE 24TH: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Witherspoon Hall. Camp will begin with a brief 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.
- JUNE 25TH & 26TH: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
- THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH: 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: 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!
UNC Charlotte's campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home. The Charlotte region has blossomed into a major metropolitan area. UNC Charlotte’s location less than 10 miles from Uptown allows easy access to the city.
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June 29, 2018: For my son's first LAX overnight camp experience, he loved it! He was very impressed with the skills of the camp instructors.
— Kathryn S. Parent
Best Lacrosse Camp!
June 29, 2018: This was by far my son's best lacrosse camp. All my son could talk about was how he was able to improve his skills.
— Nathaniel K. Parent
Can't wait to attend next year!
June 29, 2017: My son enjoyed the camp so much he wish it was longer. The camp was run well and UNCC was the perfect place for the camp. My son improved his skills and can't wait to attend next years camp.
— Madison T. Parent
Had a great time at camp!
June 29, 2017: My son had a great time at camp. He can't stop talking about the staff and how much they helped him improve his skill.
— Jack R. Parent
Learned a lot and was able to improve his game!
June 29, 2017: Overall my son enjoyed the camp very much. He learned a lot and was able to improve his game. He was luck enough to go with 5 of his buddies, so it was an overly cool experience because of that. They all learned and got to hang with their buddies.
— Brandon W. Parent
July 12, 2016: I had an awesome time at this Nike LAX camp. We were always active and learning, there was very little down time. All of the coaches were awesome. Each one took the time to know my name and help. After every shift and every drill the coaches had feedback and ways to help me improve. They were always paying attention and always tring to help me get better. It was an awesome experience.
— Tyler K. Camper
The Best Lacrosse Camp!
July 11, 2016: The best lacrosse camp my son has been to. He was so excited to come home and apply everything he had learned. My only complaint was that it was just for a week!
— Chris D. Parent
We will definitely be back next year!
July 11, 2016: My son loved this camp. It was high energy and the coaches were great. He learned a lot about the game. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks again Nike!
— Ella M. Parent
July 9, 2016: I would send my child everyday to this camp. They were so great with my son. He enjoy every bit of it. Wonderful. He learned so much. Coaches were really upbeat and the facilities were great!
— Rob N. Parent
Lots of one-on-one time!
July 17, 2015: The group was relatively small compared to another camp I have attended. This made the coaches more available and more oppoetunities for one-on-one time and personal conversation with coaches. I loved the pre-camp clinic on shooting and dodging and was abel to refine some of my skills even in that short amount of time. I look forward to next year!
— Marcos G. Camper
for people who love lacrosse!
July 14, 2015: Though it might not be as "high-profile" as other camps, but it was instructive, personal, and informative. This camp is exactly what it's meant to be, an enjoyable learning experience for people who love lacrosse.
— Roger S. Parent
See you next year!
July 13, 2015: We were extremely happy with your camp. Our son Jordan was very happy with the coaching and finished the camp with a new enthusiasm for the sport. We will be back next year!
— Angie B. Parent
July 11, 2015: Knowing that your staff took good care of them (especially William who at 10 yrs was one of the youngest) made the camp a winner for my wife and I. Thanks for giving my boys the chance to attend an outstanding program.
— Kim P. Parent
July 10, 2015: My son truely enjoyed working with the coaches and being in an environment that was all about lacrosse. As a fairly new player this was just what he needed to get excited about the game. Our only complaint is that the campus is spread out and the walk from the dorms to the field can be a bit long. Overall this camp was awesome!!
— James H. Parent
July 14, 2014: My son had a fabulous time and feels that he has improved his game! Thanks for all your hard work and for providing an opportunity for our southern boys to experience LAX camp! Sincerely, one very happy mom and son
— Wade P. Parent
July 12, 2014: Connor couldn't stop talking about how awesome the coaches were and how he can't wait to come back next year! Kudos to you and all your guys. What a great program!
— Trish A. Parent