Xcelerate Nike Kentucky Girls Lacrosse Camp at Northern Kentucky University
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Our Nike Lacrosse coaches are excited to work with the up and coming lacrosse players in the area. This will be our 5th year at NKU and we’ve found it to be the perfect setting for our top level instruction, enabling us to fully train our campers in a fun-filled summer camp environment.
A short distance from Cincinnati, Lexington, and Louisville, Northern Kentucky University is not only easy to get to, but also provides our campers with a number of collegiate amenities. Comfortable air conditioned dorms, an updated student dining facility, new grass-turf fields, and a fun off-field student activity center. It’s going to be a great camp!
- 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 Melissa Jaworski
Melissa Jaworski joined Hartford Women’s Lacrosse as an assistant coach in July 2017. Jaworski came to the Hawks after two seasons leading the program at Wells College.View Melissa Jaworski's Bio ⟩
Jaworski spent the last two seasons heading the program at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. The Express won four games in her first season as head coach in the 2016 season and had two players earn all-conference recognition, including the NEAC’s Rookie of the Year and first-team selection Mackenzie Maloney. Wells had three all-conference players in the 2017 season.
Prior to her time at Wells, Jaworski served as an assistant at Division II Lincoln Memorial University in 2014 and 2015, including the institution’s first-ever varsity women’s lacrosse season. Jaworski assumed recruiting, game planning and other administrative responsibilities for the Railsplitters.
Alongside her duties at Lincoln Memorial, Jaworski also served as an ambassador for Legacy Global Sports, coordinating and directing high school tryouts in the Tennessee and Carolinas regions for the national Brine Lacrosse tournament. She also served as a club lacrosse coach with LaxManiax, one of the premier girls’ club lacrosse teams in the southern region.
Jaworski joined the collegiate coaching ranks after an impressive high school coaching career at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Hired as head girls’ lacrosse coach in 2012, Jaworski coached the team to a 7-9 record before dramatically improving the team’s fortune in 2013, racking up 11 victories in 17 games while ranking within the top 40 teams in the state. Concluding her career at Nease with a runner-up finish in the District Tournament, Jaworski managed all aspects of the program while helping five of her nine senior student-athletes go on to play collegiate lacrosse.
A four-year NCAA Division I student-athlete, Jaworski played two years at Binghamton University before concluding her career at Jacksonville University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, graduating in 2012. Across her career, Jaworski made appearances in 34 games while scoring 16 goals and five assists for 21 total points while hauling in 13 draw controls.
A 2008 graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School in Jamesville, N.Y., Jaworski scored 43 goals and added 12 assists as a junior en route to earning First Team All-League and team Most Valuable Offensive Player honors. As a sophomore, Jaworski earned Second Team All-League honors after earning Honorable Mention merits as a freshman for the Red Rams.
From the beginner to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. Your skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week. Every field position is covered in camp: Attack, Midfield, Defense, and Goalie.
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 5:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-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 11th
Check-in takes place from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at University Suites. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, June 14th
Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at University Suites.
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: University Suites
- 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 4:00-4:30 pm, at University Suites. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session. Pick up is 8:45 pm on University Suites.
- June 12th & 13th: Check-in is 8:45 am at University Suites. Pick up is 8:45 pm at University Suites.
- Thursday, June 14th: Last day check-in is 8:45 am at University Suites. Last day pick up is 11:30 am at University Suites.
- Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THUR 8:45AM-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: 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, 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!
Northern Kentucky University
Welcome to Northern Kentucky University located seven miles south of downtown Cincinnati and less than two hours away from Lexington and Louisville. The campus is accessible from four major highways and just 20 minutes away from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campus is nestled in the hills of a safe and quiet suburb in Northern Kentucky with all the attributes of a larger college town. In athletics, NKU began competing on the NCAA Division I level during the 2012-13 academic year as the newest member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
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Improve your skills!
June 21, 2017: My daughter liked how games were intertwined with warm ups and skills building. She loved the camp directors and felt she improved her skill set while there. She plans on attending next year and hopefully brings a friend.
— Jessica M. Parent
June 29, 2016: Awesome coaches and top notch instruction made this camp unforgettable! I loved the opportunity to stay on a college campus and experience what college could be like. I hope I get to come back next summer!!!
— Ashley B. Camper
June 26, 2016: Kids had a great time and got better. My girls were day campers and after the first night wanted to stay over. Next year we are coming back as overnight campers! Great instruction and friendly coaches!
— Carol L. Parent
July 2, 2015: I think you all have a great operation and exceptional coaches. I have a son who has been to camps all over the nation and yours is one of the best we've seen. We're happy to keep coming to your camps.
— Molly B. Parent
June 30, 2015: This was my daughter's first sleep away camp so I was very nervous on the first day when dropping her off. Right as we got to check-in the coaches were so nice and welcoming to everyone which made me feel more comfortable about having my daughter there. My daughter called me through out the camp duration and always told me how much fun she was having and how her coaches were "super cool." I always felt that my daughter was safe and well accounted for. This experience has not only been great for my daughter but for me. I am so happy I made the decision to send her to here. My daugher is sooo looking forward to next summer!
— Jordan T. Parent
Thank you Nike!
June 27, 2015: My daughter had a GREAT experience and can't wait to go back next year! This is a wonderful opportunity to gain some independence and branch out a bit. She not only improved her stills as a field player, but as a more confident person. Thank you Nike!
— Renee W. Parent
We will be back next year!
June 27, 2015: My daughter loved all of the coaches at camp and how serious they are about lacrosse. This was such an awesome experience to work with people who just know the sport and give good advice. We will be back next year!
— Jim V. Parent
I am counting the days down until next summer!
June 26, 2015: I went to camp not knowing anyone and made some great friends. The coaches were awesome and I learned a ton of new drills that I had never been introduced to before. I am counting the days down until next summer.
— Lexi M. Camper