Southwestern University - Austin, TX Boys Lacrosse Camp

Southwestern University - Austin, TX Boys Lacrosse Camp
Southwestern University - Austin, TX Boys Lacrosse Camp

2019 will be our 13th SUMMER IN TEXAS! Southwestern University is the place to be for high performance lacrosse in Central Texas. The school’s 700-acre campus is located in historic Georgetown, Texas, just 25 miles north of Austin.

NLL Pro Player, Dan Coates, will lead a coaching staff ready to help campers improve all aspects of their game in a positive, motivating, and fun-filled summer camp atmosphere.  After each field session, campers are able to feast on the all-you-can-eat buffet, take a dip in the campus pool, hang out with friends in “The Cove”, and rest and rejuvenate in the air-conditioned dormitories. Be sure to register early, it’s going to be a great camp! 

Highlights Include

  • FIRST 20 registered campers will receive a free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head!
  • 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Southwestern Swimming Pool
  • The 'Cove' Student Center
  • 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

Dan Coates
Camp Director

Dan Coates

Directing camp this summer at Southwestern University is Dan Coates. Team Captain of the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth, Coates was also a Gold Medal winner for Team Canada in the World Lacrosse Championships.

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Professional: Colorado Mammoth (NLL)

College: Canisius College


  • Gold Medal Winner - Team Canada - 2014 World Championships
  • Gold Medal Winner - Team Canada - 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
  • 2017 Team Captain - NLL’s Colorado Mammoth 
  • 2016 Recipient - NLL Colorado Mammoth Jay Jalbert Award - “Ideal teammate who exemplifies selfless play and commitment and dedication to his team”
  • 8th Overall Selection in 2011 NLL Draft
  • 1st Team All-MAAC - NCAA Division 1 Canisius College
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Mark Cockerton

Mark Cockerton

Coaching at camp this summer will be Mark Cockerton.  Coach Mark was an All-American at the University of Virginia and now plays professionally for the MLL's Ohio Machine and the NLL's New England Black Wolves.

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Professional: Rochester Rattlers, Ohio Machine (MLL), New England Black Wolves (NLL)

College: University of Virginia


  • 2018 Team Canada - Training Roster
  • 2017 MLL Championship Team (Ohio)
  • 2014 Rattlers Leading Goal Scorer (24) 
  • 6th Overall Selection in 2014 NLL Draft
  • 125 goals - No. 8 All-Time (UVA) 
  • 2013 3rd Team All-American (UVA)
  • 2013 All-ACC & All-ACC Tournament Team (UVA)

Camp Details


Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Lacrosse Camp at Southwestern University. Our goal is to bring out the very best in every player we coach.  In doing so, we focus our energies on building self-confidence and improving skills through innovative drills, small-sided games, position specific training, and team driven competition.  We encourage our campers to work 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.

Sunday, June 9th to Thursday, June 13th
Overnight & Extended Day Camp (9:00AM to 9:00PM) options available. 

• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

• Lunch & Dinner 
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM

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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.


Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic from 1:30pm-4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is at 1:00pm with dinner at approximately 5:00pm. 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 Sunday, June 9th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at McCombs Campus Center.
• 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.


Check-in Sunday, June 9th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at McCombs Campus Center.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, June 13th
• Check-out is between 11:00-11:30am at McCombs Campus Center.
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: Brown/Moody Shearn Residence Halls
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions

♦ No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned
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.


Sunday, June 9th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at McCombs Campus Center.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First Day pick up time and place will be provided at check-in.
June 10th, 11th & 12th
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Lunch & Dinner included.
Thursday, June 13th
• Last Day drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Please note:  No meals provided on the last day of camp.
Daily Schedule: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-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 1, 2019. 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


The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is approximately 34 miles from Southwestern University. You may choose to utilize a shuttle service to travel to and from the airport. The following shuttle services have been used by Xcelerate Lacrosse campers in the past and will drop you directly in front of McCombs Campus Center for check-in.
• Airport Express: 512-868-6688
• Airport Flash: 512-930-2700
• Super Shuttle Transportation Systems: 512-258-3826


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, lax golf, pool time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.

Below is a template and is subject to change.


Early Bird Discount: $50. (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. 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



Southwestern University is located in the heart of Central Texas, in historic Georgetown. The campus sits in close proximity to Austin with its vibrant, innovative and creative culture. Soccer/Lacrosse Fields, on the east side of the campus, serves as outdoor playing fields for men's and women's soccer and men's lacrosse.

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 Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '18

  • 5/5.
Three years in a row!

My son has attended three years in a row now and loves the setting, instruction, coaches, and the relative freedom the boys are given. This year, he loved the coaching staff!

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Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '18

  • 5/5.
Skills clinic was fantastic!

It was really great and we hope to be back next year!  The skills clinic was fantastic!

Parent of Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Had a lot of fun!

This was my sons first experience at a sleepover camp. He had a lot of fun with the lacrosse drills, games, going swimming, the cove and making friends. He definitely wants to go again!!

Parent of Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
We will be back next year for sure!

My son loved being part of this camp. He enjoyed the dorm life, the food and all of his new friends. He had plenty of opportunities to work on his skills and gain game experience. We will be back next year for sure!

Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
It's a great time!

It's a great time to be away from home with your lax brothers! I really liked being in the dorms and meeting some cool people. I already asked my mom if I can go next year, and she said yes! Until then Xcelerate! 

Parent of Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '16

  • 4/5.
See you next year!

Just wanted you all to know that Austin had a great time! He was really impressed with the coaches and learned a lot. Thanks for taking the time to spend with these kids. See you next year!

Parent of Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Best camp yet!

Tyler told us it was the best camp yet for Lacrosse and to my delight he actually admitted that he got a lot out of it, not bad for a kid that is already a competent Lacrosse player and a senior starting attack. We will see you next year!

Parent of Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great investment!

Your staff truly inspired an abiding love of the sport. My son is a soccer player and a golfer but even though it's not lax season he gets his stick out and throws at least twice a week. Xcelerate really lit the fire. A great investment!

Parent of Southwestern Lacrosse Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Jack said he had the "best time I’ve ever had in my whole life" at your camp----so thank you!!! We’ll definitely have him attend a couple of sessions next year. It was awesome for him in so many ways!!!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $739.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $639.00
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.