Xcelerate Nike Alabama Girls Lacrosse Camp at Auburn University
Celebrating 16 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
Back for our 6th summer in 2019! Auburn is a small, friendly university town located on the beautiful plains of eastern Alabama, about 50 miles east of Montgomery and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia.
As girls lacrosse strengthens throughout the southeast, our camp at Auburn University presents an incredible opportunity for both youth and high school players to not only improve their skills, but experience campus life. They’ll cool off in the Olympic size pool, eat their meals across from Auburn Arena, and relax in the air-conditioned dorms. And NEW in 2019...transportation to and from the playing fields! Big Time Fun awaits!
- 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
- NEW in 2019 - Transportation to and from the playing fields
- Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
- Auburn Olympic Size swimming pool
- 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 Julia Steier
Directing camp is Julia Steier. A former Central Connecticut player, Steier, spent two seasons as the head coach at Huntingdon College.View Julia Steier's Bio ⟩
Inheriting a program that went 1-14 and allowed 15 or more goals in 12 games in 2015, Steier led Huntingdon to a 6-9 record in her first season and the Hawks made noticeable improvement on defense.
The Hawks gave up an average of five goals less per game in Steier’s first season and caused 49 more turnovers. A total of 10 Hawks earned Academic All-Conference honors in 2016.
Before Huntingdon, Steier spent the eight seasons coaching at the Division I and Division III levels. She spent the past three seasons as the head coach at Division III Drew University.
In three seasons at Drew, Steier led the women's lacrosse program to 28 wins, two appearances in the Landmark Conference Championships and two appearances in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic Championships.
Her teams produced 14 All-Conference selections, eight Regional All-Americans, two conference Players of the Year, 11 Academic All-Conference selections, two New Jersey Woman of the Year honorees, two ECAC All-Stars and one Academic All-American. Her 2015 team was named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad.
Before Drew, Steier spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the Division I level with Sacred Heart University. During those three seasons, the Pioneers were 23-7 in the Northeast Conference, won two conference regular-season championships and one conference title.
The Pioneers produced 11 All-Conference selections, one conference Player of the Year and one conference Goalkeeper of the Year. The Sacred Heart coaching staff received Coach of the Year honors in 2010.
Steier's first collegiate coaching position was as an assistant at Wilkes University. She joined the staff in 2007 and spent two seasons with the Colonels. As offensive and midfield coordinator, she helped the Colonels improve from 147th in Division III to 27th in scoring offense and was an instrumental part in Wilkes' turnaround from a 0-15 team to a nine-win team in just two seasons.
Steier earned her master's degree from Wilkes University and her bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University.
Steier was a four-year starter for Division I Central Connecticut. When she graduated, Steier held the school records for assists in a game, assists in a season and assists in a career. She was a team captain as a senior and was a three-year member of the Dean's List and a three-time All-Northeast Conference Honor Roll member.
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!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH TO SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
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: WED 4:00PM-9:00PM, THURS-FRI 9:00AM-9:00PM, SAT 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 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Duncan Residence Hall. Camp will begin with a brief orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
CHECK-OUT SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Duncan Residence 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: Duncan Residence 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
- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm, at Duncan Residence 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 6TH & 7TH: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
- SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH: 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: WED 4:00PM-9:00PM, THURS-FRI 9:00AM-9:00PM, SAT 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
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, 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
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart / Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
Auburn is a small, friendly university town located on the beautiful plains of eastern Alabama, about 50 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama's capital, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Other nearby cities are Birmingham (110 miles northwest) and Columbus, Georgia (35 miles east). Auburn has a population just over 60,000 and has the feel of a small town with everything you would expect from a major city, except for the traffic.
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June 10, 2018: Our daughter LOVED this camp! The director and coaches were excellent! Professional, well organized and ran awesome drills and scrimmages. We will definitely be back! The Auburn campus was beautiful and well equipped for the camp.
— Kelly C. Parent
July 3, 2017: The scrimmages were very beneficial in helping my daughter to develop. The coaches were very engaging and provided great pointers specifically tailored to my daughter.
— Jane P. Parent
My daughter LOVED this camp!
June 29, 2017: My daughter LOVED this camp. She had lots of fun and enjoyed her coaches. The weather was questionable on Saturday, yet they still got all of the sessions in by optimizing on the clear weather moments. I definitely would recommend this camp and facilities!
— Blake W. Parent
Lots of skill improvement!
July 12, 2016: A highlight of my daughter's camp experience was getting to know the other campers and coaches and skill improvement. She came away from camp with lots of new skills and a lot of improvement.
— Jenn R. Parent
July 11, 2016: My daughter LOVED this camp. She had lots of fun and enjoyed her coaches. The weather was questionable on Saturday, yet they still got all of the sessions in by optimizing on the clear weather moments. I definitely would recommend this camp and facilities!
— Josh V. Parent
This is a great camp for players of all levels!
July 13, 2015: I believe Xcelerate Lacrosse offers more individualized learning of the particular positions then the other camps I have attended. They also spend many hours helping and teaching new and improved ways of bettering those positions for the girls. This is a great camp for players of all levels!
— Katie D. Parent
The coaching staff was incredible!
July 10, 2015: The Xcelerate Nike Girl's Lacrosse Camp this summer at Auburn University was one of the most productive events our daughter has ever attended. She received one-on-one personalized instruction for her position of Goalie, and was encouraged to stretch herself and learn to play other positions as well. The coaching staff was incredible! We can't wait for next summer!
— Alexis S. Parent
July 9, 2015: My daughter was at the Auburn camp and had a great time. Your staff truly inspired an abiding love of the sport. Xcelerate really lit the fire. A great investment!
— Debbie T. Parent
July 9, 2015: Our daughter attended camp and had a great experience. She learned so many new skills, improved on her game, made new friends and had a great time. What more could you ask for?
— Tim P. Parent
July 7, 2015: Thanks so much for the superior experience you all provided at the recent Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse camp in Auburn. This was truly well done from check in to check out and our daughter had a ball. Of particular note was the excellent coaching staff. We had the opportunity on four occasions to come and observe. Each time we saw care, professionalism, passion and skill being passed on to the participants...it was really inspiring for the kids and us as well. In particular, your emphasis on teaching individualized skills on a daily basis, positive reward as a teaching philosophy and helping them understand the power of being a team player were especially evident. Thanks
— Diana M. Parent