North Central College - Chicago, IL Boys Lacrosse Camp

North Central College - Chicago, IL Boys Lacrosse Camp
North Central College - Chicago, IL Boys Lacrosse Camp

We’re excited to get back to North Central College for our 3rd year of high performance instruction! Former MLL & NLL Pro Player and camper favorite, Jay Card, will lead a stellar crew of Nike coaches in 2017! The school’s 65-acre campus is located in historic Naperville, Illinois, just 28 miles from Chicago.

Attracting players from the Midwest and beyond, Xcelerate Nike’s experienced staff will provide campers with an elevated level of instruction in a skill-driven, highly structured, and fun-filled environment. Get ready to bring your game to new heights!

Highlights Include

  • FIRST 20 registered campers will receive a free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head!
  • 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Indoor Swimming Pool!
  • Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Clinics available (Shooting & Defense)
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jay Card
Camp Director

Jay Card

Directing camp this summer at North Central College is Jay Card. Coach Card has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player, professional player and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 5 years.

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Professional: Long Island Lizards, Rochester Rattlers (MLL), Minnesota Swarm (NLL)

College: Hofstra University
 
Coaching Experience:

  • Xcelerate Camp Director (5 years)
  • Assistant Coach, NJIT (2014-2015) 

Awards:

  • 3x USILA All-American (2009-2011)
  • Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year (2009)
  • Hofstra University Male Athlete of the Year (2009)
  • CAA Rookie of the Year (2008)
  • Captain of U-19 Canadian National Team (2008)
  • International Lacrosse Federation All-World Team (2008)
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Jason Rife
Camp Director

Jason Rife

Directing camp this summer at North Central College is Jason Rife. Coach Rife brings an abundance of coaching experience that features more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

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Jason Rife spent the past two seasons with the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team as an assistant coach. Joining head coach Peter Lawrence’s staff in October 2013, Rife brought an abundance of experience that featured more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

Rife has spread out his coaching career over five different colleges and universities, and has been an integral part in each of those institutions finding postseason success as he has two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances under his belt.

Arriving to Hartford by way of Whittier College, also where he began his coaching career in 1998, Rife has spent the last two seasons in California as an assistant coach for the Poets. During his first stint at Whittier, he worked alongside Lawrence for two seasons, both serving as assistants.

Before making his return to Whittier and the west coast, Rife spent four seasons as the head coach at Wagner College in Staten Island. Before earning that position, he was a member of the coaching staff at Bryant from 2003-07, helping the then-Division II power to the program's first-ever Northeast 10 Conference regular season championship. Also highlighting Rife's campaign at Bryant was a combined 45-20 record and the development of five Division II All-Americans.

Rife first broke into the Division I coaching scene in 2002 when he was tabbed an assistant coach at UMass, his alma mater. In two seasons with the Minutemen, he helped the team to an appearance in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 2003. He is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament as in 2002 he assisted in piloting Washington & Lee to the Division III Final Four, a run that also featured the capturing of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown.

Rife graduated from UMass in 1996, earning his undergraduate degree in sports management.   

Camp Details

THE ULTIMATE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE!

This summer, Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. The 65-acre campus is situated in Naperville’s beautiful residential Historic District. The campus is just 28 miles from Chicago.

SPECIALTY PRE-CAMP CLINICS

Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic at ALL of our Overnight Summer Camp Locations from 1:30pm - 4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is 1pm with dinner at 5pm. The clinics will be taught by top players and coaches. 

• Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
• LSM & Defensive Clinic (Optional)
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More Details

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.

SPECIALTY PRE-CAMP CLINICS

Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic at ALL of our Overnight Summer Camp Locations from 1:30pm - 4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is 1pm with dinner at 5pm. The clinics will be taught by top players and coaches. 

♦ Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
♦ LSM & Defensive Clinic (Optional)

Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, July 24th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Patterson Residence Hall.
• Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
• The specialty clinic fee is an additional $85.

Note: Space is limited

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Check-in Monday, July 24th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Patterson Residence Hall. 
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
 
Check-out Thursday, July 27th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Patterson 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: Patterson 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

SUPERVISION
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 24th 
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Patterson Residence Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45 pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First Day pick up is 8:45 pm at Patterson Residence Hall.

July 25th & 26th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Patterson Residence Hall.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Patterson Residence Hall.

Thursday, July 27th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Rall Residence Hall.
• Last Day pick up is 11:30 am at Rall Residence Hall.
 
Daily Schedule: WED 4:30PM-8:45PM, THURS-FRI 8:45AM-8:45PM, SAT 8:45AM-11:30AM

CAMP APPAREL

Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process. 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

DAILY SCHEDULE

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.

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE 

Early Bird Discount: $50. (Available until January 31, 2017). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR817 when registering via our secure website. The early bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Goalie Discount: $100. 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 XLGK17 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

Facilities

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE

The 65-acre campus is situated in Naperville’s beautiful residential Historic District. The campus is just 28 miles from Chicago and a 30-minute ride on the Metra train from downtown Chicago. O’Hare International Airport is 27 miles from campus; Midway Airport is 30 miles.

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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of North Central Camper '16

  • 5/5.
We will definitely be coming back next summer!

Jay Card made my son's experience. Huge boost for him. My son came back with so much confidence on the field and noticeable improvement.  We will definitely be coming back next summer. 

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Parent of North Central Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great daily schedule!

This camp had a great daily schedule which always made it fun! Everything was great at this camp!

Parent of North Central Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great experience!

The level of safety at this camp was excellent! the staff and all the coaches were very professional which made me feel very confident about leaving my child there. Thank you for such a great experience! 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $585.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $485.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.