Xcelerate Nike Pennsylvania Girls Lacrosse Camp at the Hill School
Celebrating 16 Years of Boys and Girls
Lacrosse Instruction and Summer Camp Fun!
Come join us this summer for our 1st annual Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp at The Hill School! The campus is conveniently located less than an hour from Philadelphia and approximately two hours away from New York City and Baltimore.
Our top rated instructional camp led by director, Mo Gaitan, will give campers the opportunity to improve stick skills, receive position specific training, and play in countless games throughout the week. Off the field, campers will cool off in the swimming pool, hang out in the student center, refuel in the dining hall, and relax in the dorms with friends. Summer time fun awaits!
- 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 Dorm Room
- 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 Mo Gaitan
Mo Gaitan serves as an assistant athletic director as well as head lacrosse coach of the girls' varsity program at The Hill School, in Pottstown, PA.View Mo Gaitan's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Gaitan comes to The Hill School after two years as the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Concordia University, St. Paul in Minnesota.
Concordia finished 8-8 in the inaugural season including a 4-3 home record between the Concordia Dome indoors and Sea Foam Stadium outdoors. The team also had a three game winning streak highlight the season in March.
In year two, the Golden Bears took a step forward as a program, becoming affiliate members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) after playing the inaugural year as a Division II independent.
With Augsburg, Gaitan was instrumental in building the first NCAA women’s lacrosse program in the state.
In addition to her assistant coaching duties at Augsburg, Gaitan also completed her third year as head coach of the Lakeville North High School girls lacrosse team in 2015 where she oversees the academic and athletic success of 48 prep student-athletes, leading the Panthers to a 2013 MSHSL Runner-Up finish, becoming the third team to reach the state championship since the MSHSL began the state tournament in 2007.
Before taking over the Lakeville North program, Gaitan was head coach at St. Cloud Technical High School during her college years (2009-12), and was a varsity assistant coach at Rosemount High School (2012-13).
She is also an assistant coach and United States Liaison for the Colombia U19 National Lacrosse Team, has previously served as co-head coach for Minnesota Lakers Select Club Lacrosse and is a head coach in the Lakeville Lacrosse Youth Association. Additionally, she has served as the youth program coordinator with the Minnesota Swarm professional lacrosse team and as the assistant director of Girls’ Lacrosse at the 2011 Star of the North Games.
The Lakeville, Minn. native completed her undergraduate coursework at St. Cloud State University, earning a degree in recreation and sport management with a marketing minor. But it was her lacrosse experience that paved the way for her first college head coaching position at Concordia. She was the SCSU women’s club lacrosse founder, president and coach where she gained her first experience in recruiting, budget management, scheduling, event planning, marketing and fundraising.
Under her efforts, SCSU’s club program became a top-10 team in the North Central Women’s Lacrosse League in three years.
Lacrosse Tips by Mo Gaitan:
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD
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: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-9:00PM, WED 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 SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at TBD. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
CHECK-OUT WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at TBD.
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: TBD
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No A/C - Please bring a fan
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions
The staff reside in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all 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
- SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH: Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at TBD. 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.
- JULY 1ST & 2ND: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
- WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD: 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: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-9:00PM, WED 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!
The Hill School
The Hill School is located in the Borough of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Convenient to two major Pennsylvania cities, Pottstown is located less than an hour from Philadelphia and 30 minutes from Reading. New York City and Baltimore, Md. are approximately two hours away from Pottstown by car or bus.
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