Xcelerate Nike Tennessee Boys Lacrosse Camp
Celebrating 15 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is proud to host it’s annual lacrosse camp in Tennessee! Nashville is the perfect location for our innovative and award winning boys lacrosse camp. High performance drills, safe and comfortable accommodations, and plenty of summer time fun await every camper.
2018 will be our 9th year in Nashville! An ALL-STAR cast of coaches, including camp director and TEAM USA / MLL Pro Player, Steven DeNapoli, will be ready to teach the up and coming stars of the area. Be sure to register early and get ready for another summer of Big Time lacrosse in Nashville.
- 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 Rooms
- 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 Steven DeNapoli
Directing camp this summer is Steven DeNapoli.View Steven's Bio ⟩
Coach DeNapoli is a member of Team USA and a professional player with the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.
Professional: Long Island Lizards, Rochester Rattlers (MLL)
College: Hofstra University
• Team USA (2018)
• MLL All-Star (2014)
• MLL Champion (2015)
• 2x Team Captain - Hofstra University (2010-2011)
• All-Colonial Athletic Association-CAA (2009)
• CAA All-Rookie Team (2008)
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 11th to Thursday, June 14th
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 11th
- Choose the Shooting & Dodging Clinic or the LSM & Defensive Clinic
- Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Blakemore House (Vanderbilt University)
- 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 11th
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Blakemore House. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, June 14th
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Blakemore House.
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: Blakemore House (Vanderbilt University)
- 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 11th: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Blakemore House (Vanderbilt University). 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.
- June 12th & 13th: 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 14th: 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 (SOLD OUT!)
- T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
We do not provide transportation to or from camp. Gray Line Shuttle Service is available at Nashville International Airport. Please visit the shuttle link below for information regarding service to and from campus. Shuttles can drop you off at the Vanderbilt Medical Center North which is a short walk to Blakemore House. Once you have your reservation, please contact our office with the details. We ask that you arrive on campus during check-in and depart campus during check-out. Gray Line Airport Shuttle Info - http://graylinetn.com/.
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, lax golf, pool 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!
Nashville is a vibrant, engaging city known proudly as "Music City, U.S.A." Our camp will take place on the campus of Vanderbilt University which is located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville.
*Vanderbilt University does not endorse nor is affiliated with this event.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Learned A Lot And Had A Lot of Fun!
June 15, 2018: This camp allowed for a group of boys that absolutely love lacrosse to learn new skills and strategies from the best possible mentors. Not only advancing in their skills, but having a ton of fun, too.
— Garrett W. Parent
Will be back!
June 27, 2017: New skills learned, current skills and techniques improved. We would love to be able to send our son to another Xcelerate camp this summer. Coaches, dorms and roommate were great. Only complaint was the food.
— Tanner B. Camper
Loved the one-one attention!
June 27, 2017: My son came back thrilled with the coaches and their attention to his specific skill needs. He was not a fan of the breakfast though.
— Austin M. Camper
We'll be back next summer!
June 26, 2017: My son had a blast! He learned new skills, with great coaching staff, in a fun college atmosphere - the best of all categories! We'll be back next summer.
— Mitchell M. Parent
June 25, 2017: My son learned a lot -- especially about face-offs. This coaches and facilities at this camp were impressive. My son has already asked to go back next summer so he can work on him skills.
— Janice B. Parent
Made some great friends!
June 24, 2017: My son went by himself and made some great friends and really liked the coaches. He learned a lot too! It was a great experience and he can't wait to go back next year! His only complaint was that breakfast could have been better!
— Bennett E. Parent
June 28, 2016: Vanderbilt University was a great location. The camp was so much fun, and I liked the extra coaching the staff gave me, especially the face -off help.
— Rush B. Camper
Thanks for a great camp!
June 27, 2016: I would recommend the Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps because you get a top notch coaching staff and you will have a blast. They were very good at going into detail of what it takes to to take your game to next level. Thanks again for a great camp!
— Will S. Camper
June 25, 2016: The camp was organized and the coaches work really well with players. The dorm accommodations and food was great. All in all my son had a wonderful experience and he can't wait to go with his friends again next summer!
— Chip G. Parent
June 24, 2016: What a great camp, and what a great group of coaches you put together. Not only will the boys be better lax players as a result of their experiences, but will no doubt be better young men as well. Great job!
— Mason W. Parent
Looking forward to next summer!
June 20, 2016: My son had a GREAT experience at your camp. He wants to go back again next year. He was very impressed (as we were too) with the level of expertise. Look forward to next summer.
— Samuel T. Parent
June 30, 2015: Fantastic! The skill level of the coaches and personal attention was very helpful. The days were full and intense. Please let us know when you have your spring camp and also the summer camp for next year!
— Kathy W. Parent
June 28, 2015: My son thought the camp was "awesome". He clearly enjoyed himself and learned many new things. He was very impressed! Alex has gone from an unsure beginner to accomplished enthusiast and is already recruiting friends to play and, no doubt, attend next year's camp.
— Judy D. Parent
we will be back!
June 25, 2015: My son has played Lacrosse for 3 years, he is now 13. He plays travel Lacrosse in the summer and plays the regular season. He is exposed to many coaches and said the knowledge of the coaches at the Nike camp was obvious. He could not believe what all he learned during this week of camp. The motivation from this camp showed during his summer travel season, thank you Nike and we will be back next year.
— Hue L. Parent
June 22, 2015: This camp was exceptional. The attention to detail was unbeatable, age groups and individuals training groups were split evenly and fairly and the drills were explained well. My son has been to many lacrosse camps and none of them compare to this one. I am very impressed with the coaching staff and training at this camp. I highly recommend this camp.
— Melissa F. Parent
I learned a lot!
June 20, 2015: This is a camp you go to to get better and to refine your skills. The only downside was that the dorms were a little farther away from the fields then I would have liked. I am a better player becasue of the instruction I received here.
— PJ F. Camper
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