The Hawken School - Gates Mills, OH Boys Lacrosse Camp

The Hawken School - Gates Mills, OH Boys Lacrosse Camp
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The Hawken School - Gates Mills, OH Boys Lacrosse Camp

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited for our newest summer day camp in northeast Ohio at the Hawken School! The school provides first class facilities and is located just east of downtown Cleveland. It's the perfect location for our high performance camp!

The playing talent is rich in northeast Ohio and our coaches can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play in a fun-filled, positive, summer camp environment.  Register Today!

Highlights Include

  • FIRST 20 registered campers will receive a free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head!
  • 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 6-14
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Reversible Jersey
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Dan Usaj
Camp Director

Dan Usaj

Directing camp this summer at The Hawken School is Dan Usaj.

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A graduate of Sewickley Academy (PA) and St. Lawrence University (N.Y.), Usaj started coaching at the collegiate level at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2006. He spent two seasons as head coach. During the summer of 2007, Usaj coached Team California USA (U-19 Team) in Tokyo, Japan, in the International Friendly Games and led the team to a second-place finish. After his experience at USC, Usaj spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Davenport University (MI), a member of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), taking them to 2 Final Four appearances.

After graduating from St. Lawrence University in 2002 with a degree in performance and communication arts, Usaj was the offensive coach at Chagrin Falls High School (OH) and helped the program win a state championship (2003) in just its fourth season of existence. Usaj also served as the head coach at Harvard-Westlake High School (CA) from 2004-2006, where the team won the southern section title.

More recently, Coach Usaj, served as Head Coach of Washington & Jefferson College (NCAA Div. 3) where he led his team to the inaugural PAC Championship in 2015. Returning to the Prep High School coaching realm in 2016, Coach Usaj took over the Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, PA.) lacrosse team. During his two years at SSA, Coach Usaj coached his teams to back to back quarter final state appearances, along with two 3rd place WPIAL wins.

Throughout his high school coaching career, over 50 players coached by Usaj have gone on to play competitive college lacrosse. Most recent graduates are playing at the University of Richmond (DI), High Point University(DI), Robert Morris University(DI), University of Utah(DI), Ohio Wesleyan(DIII), R.I.T. (DIII), and Amherst College (DIII).

Camp Details


Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Lacrosse Camp at the Hawken School. 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 24th to Thursday, June 27th
Day Camp (9:00AM to 3:00PM)

More Details


Monday, June 24th
• Check-in between 8:30-9:00am.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 9:00am, followed by our first field session.
• First Day pick up time and place will be provided at check-in. 

June 25th & 26th
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.

Thursday, June 27th
• On the final day there will be a closing ceremony at 2:45pm. Check-out will be immediately following the closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: MON-THUS 9:00AM-3:00PM  (PLEASE NOTE:  Lunch is NOT provided)


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 two 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 afternoon session. We also like to throw in a number of ‘fun’ activities like our fastest shot contest, freestyle/skills competition, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.


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


Hawken School

The Upper School, located in Gates Mills on County Line Road, is situated on 325 wooded acres. Athletics facilities include a ropes course for Outdoor Leadership; a modern athletic complex with two gymnasiums, one of the best competitive swimming pools in Ohio, a weight room, and a wrestling room; six tennis courts; numerous grass and artificial turf fields; a stadium; and a track.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 AM Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 AM Station Work, Drills, Position Work
  • Noon Lunch (campers bring their own)
  • 1:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 2:00 PM Team Instruction, Games
  • 3:00 PM Day Campers depart

Camper Reviews

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This camp will be offered for the 1st time in 2019!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 6 - 14
Gender: Boys
Day 9:00AM-3:00PM $325.00
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.