Xcelerate Nike Ohio Girls Lacrosse Camp at Baldwin Wallace University
Celebrating 16 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
BW's beautiful tree-lined campus is located in Berea, Ohio, just 20 minutes from Cleveland. A perfect campus setting with easy walks to the fields, recreation center, swimming pool, and campus dining hall, our campers will get a true sense of what college life is all about.
Baldwin Wallace Head Coach, Nicholle St. Pierre, will lead an experienced coaching crew in 2019...our 6th summer! Campers will receive high level instruction at every position in a positive and fun filled summer camp environment. It’s time to help the Midwest continue its trend toward the forefront of the lacrosse world. Get ready for some summertime 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 Air Conditioned 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 Nicholle St. Pierre
Nicholle St. Pierre is entering her first season as head coach for the Baldwin Wallace University women's lacrosse program in 2017-2018.View Nicholle St. Pierre 's Bio ⟩
St. Pierre is no stranger to NCAA Division III lacrosse as she has served as the head coach at Wittenberg University for the past three seasons.
During her time at Wittenberg, St. Pierre led the Tigers to a combined 35-15 record, including a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Regular Season Championship in her first season in 2015. She followed that up with a second-place finish in the conference in 2016. Her teams earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Squad honors all three years she was at the helm, posting a 3.22 cumulative GPA. St. Pierre also graduated the NCAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2015, the NCAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and three IWLCA All-Great Lakes Region honorees.
Other duties while at Wittenberg included directing camps and clinics, organizing the team’s fundraising, managing game-day for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, co-facilitating and teaching a First Year Seminar, participating in the Branch Rickey Mentoring program within the NCAC and serving as a member of the Regional Advisory Committee for Division III.
Prior to her time at Wittenberg, St. Pierre was an assistant coach at Division II Philadelphia University for two seasons where her main focus was working with the goalies and defense. In 2013, St. Pierre’s first season, the Rams finished 14-5, which was the team’s best finish at the time under Head Coach George Chris-Luca. One season later, Philadelphia was ranked in the Top 20 in Division II and received votes for the national poll with a 17-1 season that landed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship. Philadelphia graduated two IWLCA Division II Third Team All-Americans, one Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s Lacrosse Academic All-Area Performer of the Year and one student-athlete who was awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student award during her time as an assistant coach.
At the club level, St. Pierre coached two different teams from April 2011 to September 2013 -- Aftershock Lacrosse Club and Quaker City Lacrosse Club -- where she planned practices, organized tournament schedules and handled all the on- and off-the-field coaching responsibilities.
St. Pierre’s lacrosse experience is not just limited to being a coach, however, as she was a member of the Division I Temple University women’s lacrosse program from August 2007 to May 2011. During her freshman year, the Owls won both the Atlantic 10 Regular Season and Conference Championship, earning a berth into the NCAA Tournament. She is a two-time recipient of the “T” Means More award for her strong dedication and passion to Temple lacrosse on and off the field and was named team captain her senior year.
St. Pierre earned her Bachelor of Arts in speech, language and hearing from Temple University in 2011.
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, JULY 15TH TO THURSDAY, JULY 18TH
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.
MONDAY, JULY 15TH
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Ernsthausen Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
THURSDAY, JULY 18TH
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Ernsthausen 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: Ernsthausen 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 at all times
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, JULY 15TH: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Ernsthausen 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.
- JULY 16TH & 17TH: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
- THURSDAY, JULY 18TH: 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, talent show, 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!
Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University is located in Berea, Ohio just 20 minutes from Cleveland. The tree-lined campus is surrounded by a safe, residential neighborhood of picturesque homes. The centerpiece of athletic facilities at BW is the Lou Higgins Center, home to varsity athletics, sports and recreation programs and the School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The Center includes Ursprung Gymnasium, the Harrison Dillard Track, Natatorium, extensive workout facilities and state-of-the-art athletic training facilities.
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Going again next year!
August 7, 2018: When we picked our daughter up from camp she was already talking about going again next year!
— Greg W. Parent
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
August 7, 2018: My daughter learned skills and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's her second time attending. The program is well run, on schedule and provides the necessary skills and sportsmanship for a great lacrosse team player.
— Charlie B. Parent
Loved the family atmosphere and the friendly staff!
July 29, 2017: The counselors were really supportive and gave one on one critiques that were beneficial to improve my skills. I especially loved the family atmosphere and the friendly staff.
— Laurel M. Parent
July 28, 2017: My daughter enjoyed playing with the other kids her age and learning new lacrosse skills. And she loves camp in general - so she enjoyed being away. The yoga, talent show, player vs. coach scrimmage were all highlights for her.
July 28, 2017: My daughter actually came home and showed me what she learned at camp! I was shocked she was so enthusiastic and pumped about her new skills!! She also said the coaches were amazing! Great job!
— Katelyn L. Parent
June 28, 2017: My daughter texted every day to tell me that she was never coming home!! She learned a lot, made some new friends and had a great experience.
— Kathy W. Parent
June 28, 2017: She was sore... but that's awesome! She said the counselors and the head coach were AMAZING! Such a great experience. The only recommendation I have is to encourage no cell Phone use... sounds crazy but I think it helps the camper to stay focused. Just a thought!
— Sue P. Parent
Really enjoyed how much we covered!
July 27, 2017: I really enjoyed how much information we were able to cover at each station. I liked that we weren't at any specific station for too long so that we wouldn't get tired of any of the drills.
— Ysabella M. Camper
August 10, 2016: The coaches got to know the camper's names and focused on what each individual needed to improve. They showed more attention and care for the campers then other camps my daughter has gone to. Hats off to you Xcelerate for hiring such amazing coaches!
— Samantha T. Parent
Great goalie instruction!
August 9, 2016: My daughter is a goalie and she received amazing one on one time. The goalie coach was encouraging, upbeat, and gave my daughter great takeaways from the camp!
— Adam D. Parent
August 9, 2016: My daughter had such a great week at camp! Amazing staff and facilities! She can't wait to return next year!!!
— Hallie C. Parent
August 12, 2015: Coach Russell and her staff were amazing. My daughter has shown fantastic improvement...this will be an annual event. I wish you could conduct an additional camp during the year.
— Tony C. Parent
August 10, 2015: My daughter was at the Baldwin Wallace camp and your staff truly inspired and cemeted her love of the sport. Xcelerate really lit the fire.
— Sarah J. Parent
August 9, 2015: Thanks so much for the superior experience you all provided at the recent Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse camp in BW. 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!
— Cyera S. Parent