Xcelerate Nike Michigan Girls Lacrosse Camp at Albion College
Celebrating 15 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
Come join Albion Head Coach, Shanta Loecker, this summer at the Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp at Albion College in Michigan. Centrally located, Albion is right off Interstate 94, between Detroit and Chicago.
Our top rated instructional lacrosse camp is ideal for all players in the state and beyond. You’ll train like a college lacrosse player, meet new friends, and have some big time fun!
- Free NIKE Lacrosse Head given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
- The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
- Girls ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
- Specific Position Training
- Clean & Comfortable Dorm Rooms
- Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
- Special Goalie instruction
- Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!
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Camp Director Shanta Loecker
Directing camp this summer is Shanta Loecker, head women's lacrosse coach at Albion College.View Shanta Loecker's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Shanta Loecker developed the Albion program into a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion squad in just four seasons.
Taking over a program that did not win a game in 2012, she worked tirelessly to grow the roster and she had the drive and patience to teach the most basic skills to her student-athletes. Her teaching paid off in the form of five victories in her first season (2013) and the win total has continued to rise. The Britons finished 8-8 in 2014, 15-3 in 2015 and 10-7 in 2016. The 2015 squad won the MIAA Tournament to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championship. The 2016 team completed an undefeated run through the MIAA during the regular season to achieve the program's first league championship.
Her record at Albion stands at 43-37 after five seasons.
Loecker's student-athletes are known for being students of the game, committed and hard working.
Under Loecker's guidance, Albion student-athletes have achieved three MIAA Most Valuable Player awards, 25 all-MIAA awards and three all-region selections.
In 2014, Loecker was appointed Offensive Coordinator of Scotland's Senior National Team as they prepare for the 2017 FIL Senior Women's World Cup. She continues to serve as coach of Briton Women's Lacrosse in addition to the position.
Loecker led one of the nation’s premier club programs at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) before receiving her appointment at Albion on July 19, 2012.
Under Loecker’s guidance, the Bruins competed in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) Division 1 National Championship in 2011 and 2012. UCLA defeated the University of Michigan, the top-ranked University of Colorado, and Santa Clara University to reach the WCLA tournament championship match in 2011.
Led by four WCLA All-Americans, Loecker’s 2012 squad posted a 7-1 record in the Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) and it compiled a 2-2 record in the WCLA tournament. She was named the WWLL’s Division 1 Coach of the Year.
A mass communication studies major at UCLA, Loecker started at attack for the Bruins’ “A” Team from 2003-2006. The captain and team president, she was awarded first team all-league status her senior year.
In addition to coaching at UCLA, Loecker has coached for the Michigan Cyclones, Starz lacrosse club and West LA Lacrosse, as well assisted with clinics and camps throughout the Midwest and California. She spoke at the 2012 U.S. Lacrosse National Convention representing the WCLA.
Loecker began her lacrosse career in the Midwest, where she played four years at Evanston (Ill.) Township High School. A four-year varsity starter, she was placed on the All-State second team her junior year, and the All-State first team while serving as captain her senior year. Loecker played with Team Illinois at various national tournaments, including the All-Star Express, Vail Shoot-Out, and USL Women’s Division National Tournament
Lacrosse Tips by Shanta Loecker:
Staff Coach Emily DeWaters
Former Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President and Michigan native Emily DeWaters, '16, is in her second season as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Albion College.View Emily DeWaters's Bio ⟩
A Richland native and Gull Lake High School graduate, DeWaters was a two-year captain of the women’s basketball squad.
Under her leadership, Albion’s SAAC was recognized by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators for its commitment to community service activities. She also spearheaded the “Our Words Matter” campaign as student-athletes joining the campus community in considering the impact of words that are usually spoken without much thought.
A psychological services major who graduated last May, DeWaters own community service included serving as a mentor in the Albion Community Schools and as a certified volleyball coach for Special Olympics Area 19.
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 play hard, be creative, and have fun! At the end of the week, our campers leave with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new role models, new friends, and a true love of the game.
Monday, June 25th to Thursday, June 28th
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.
Check-in Monday, June 25th
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Mitchell Towers. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check-out Thursday, June 28th
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Mitchell Towers.
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: Mitchell Towers
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No *No A/C in dorm - 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
- Monday, June 25th: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Mitchell Towers. 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 26th & 27th: 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 28th: 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 throught 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
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, talent show, 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 Albion College campus is 90 miles west of Detroit and 175 miles east of Chicago. It is just a quick bus ride (they have a Greyhound station), train trip (Amtrak stop, too), plane flight (airports in Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Detroit) or car trip (we’re right off Interstate 94) from just about anywhere.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 7, 2018: My daughter attended this year and last, and she absolutely loved it and can't wait to come back again next year. Coach Locker is great--organized, engaging, on top of it--and her assistants are fantastic too--a great mix of current and former Albion lacrosse players and coaches. We highly recommend this camp for the great coaching and the fun and challenging atmosphere. You will work hard, learn a ton, and have a blast!
— Georgia C. Parent0
June 30, 2017: My daughter loved the scrimmages and made some great freinds at camp. My one suggestion for next year would be to find a way to not have a session after dinner.
— Zoey K. Parent0
Improved upon my skills!
July 22, 2016: This camp was a great way for me to improve upon my skills, make new friends and get to know the coaches and players. I will be back next summer for sure!
— Lucia A. Camper0
Never a dull moment!
July 27, 2015: There was never a dull moment during the camp. All of the campers, including myself, were always very engaged and were always learning something new. I really enjoyed the opportunity to be coached by people who have played competatively and know the sport. I also really enjoyed the campus and experiencing what it feels like to live in the dorms. Maybe one day I will go as far as they did!
— Amanda B. Camper
lots of one-on-one attention
July 24, 2015: Food was good and dorms were nice. The coaching staff was awesome and very helpful. I got a lot of one-on-one attention and was able to speak with them about specific questions I had. My game imporved a lot over the course of camp. I am definetly returning next summer.
— Kim C. Camper
The first of many overnight camps!
July 24, 2015: The coaches were very good at solving conflicts and making everyone feel safe. I was a little nervous, with my daughter being on the younger side, to leave her in the care of the coaches, but after meeting them at check-in I knew she was in good hands. Everything was very organized and efficient. My daughter didn't even have time to feel homesick because there were so many activities going on for all of th campers. When I picked her up she could not stop smiling and raving about her experiences and new friends. This is the first of many overnight camps my daughter will be attending!
— Steve M. Parent
July 22, 2015: Never has my daughter been so excited for her upcoming lacrosse season. After camp all she talks about is lacrosse and how she cannot wait to show off all her new skills. I am so pleased to hear her be this excited about a sport! Thank you for the lovely experience!
— Mattias K. Parent
Soo Much Fun!
July 19, 2015: This camp was sooo much fun! I loved the food and the instruction I received. I will be back next year!
— Georgia A. Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
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