Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY Boys Lacrosse Camp

Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY Boys Lacrosse Camp
Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY Boys Lacrosse Camp

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is back in 2019 for its 6th straight year of summer camp at Northern Kentucky University! A short distance from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Lexington, this location is ideal for all players in the area. An ALL-STAR cast of coaches will once again be ready to help the up and coming stars in the area.

With brand new playing fields, air conditioned dorms, a student center, and an updated dining facility, campers will get a true taste of college life.  The playing talent is rich in the area and our coaches can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play in a fun-filled, positive, summer camp environment. Register Early!

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
  • Olympic Size Swimming Pool
  • Student Center Rec/Game Room
  • 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 Northern Kentucky University is Dan Coates. Team Captain of the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth, Coates is 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

Camp Details


Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Lacrosse Camp at Northern Kentucky 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.

Monday, June 10th to Thursday, June 13th
Overnight & Extended Day Camp (9:00AM to 9:00PM) options available. 

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

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

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.


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 Monday, June 10th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at University Suites.
• 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 Monday, June 10th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at University Suites
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.

Check out Thursday, June 13th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at University Suites

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.


Monday, June 10th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at University Suites.
• 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 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: 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 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


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.


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



Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.

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 N. Kentucky Overnight Camper '18

  • 5/5.
Enjoyed Camp!

My son really enjoyed the camp.  The highlights of the camp for him were stations working on individual skill, scrimmaging, and swimming! 

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Parent of N. Kentucky Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.

Coaches offered great drills to learn from and encouragement to the campers. I believe the advice will assist my son in moving forward in the sport. Thanks!

Parent of N. Kentucky Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Great Experience!

My son learned so much at this camp. He had a great experience on and off the field...He only had positive things to say about the staff including that everyone was very knowledgeable and organized. He asked to come back next year before we made it to the car!

Parent of N. Kentucky Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

I'd like to thank you for giving my son a great experience. He came away with improved skill and more confidence in his game. Well done!

Parent of N. Kentucky Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Great job!

I want to thank you and the coaches for doing such a great job. John has really enjoyed Xcelerate. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of coaches; they were positive and very motivating and helped him improve his lacrosse skills. He now loves going to practices and spending more time playing lacrosse. Thanks for everything.

Parent of N. Kentucky Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Your camp was fantastic! The skill level of the coaches and personal attention was very helpful. My son said the days were full and intense. Please let us know when you have your spring camp and also the summer camp for next year

Parent of N. Kentucky Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
First rate camp!

This camp was first rate and I feel like when you compare it to all of the day camps we send our children to throughout the summer this was an incredible value for the money spent given it was overnight and included meals! Our son enjoyed himself and fell head over heals for lacrosse during his week at camp!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $579.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $479.00
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.