University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY Boys Lacrosse Camp

University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY Boys Lacrosse Camp
University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY Boys Lacrosse Camp

Our very popular lacrosse camp at the University at Buffalo will feature MLL and NLL Pro Player, Mark Cockerton. Mark will join an already stellar Nike coaching staff ready to work with lacrosse players from Western New York, Pennsylvania, Ontario, and beyond.

2019 will be our 5th year at the University at Buffalo.  The campus provides a perfect college setting with all the amenities needed for our top rated camp.  All of our campers will have an opportunity to elevate their level of play in a positive, highly structured, and fun-filled summer camp 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!
  • 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Clean & Comfortable Dorm Rooms at UB
  • 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

Brian Lalley
Camp Director

Brian Lalley

Directing camp this summer at the University at Buffalo is Brian Lalley. Coach Lalley has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player at Ohio State University, a college coach at Canisus College and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 4 years.

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Brian Lalley is in his 5th year with Xcelerate after spending 4 seasons as the Men’s Head Assistant Coach at Canisius College (D1) where he served as the team’s offensive coordinator.

During his time with Canisius, Lalley helped three players earn four All-MAAC selections. He guided Simon Giourmetakis to first-team all-conference accolades in 2011 and 2012, becoming just the fourth player in the program’s history to garner first-team honors on two occasions. In addition, midfielder Tim Edwards collected 2012 MAAC Rookie of the Year accolades to go along with second-team all-conference honors.

Prior to joining the Canisius coaching staff in 2009, Lalley played four seasons at Ohio State. He was also a two-year starter at Orchard Park High School in the Buffalo area, earning All-America, first-team All-Western New York and first-team All-ECIC honors.

A three-time Academic All-Big Ten Selection, Lalley graduated from Ohio State with his bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs with a minor in business and a concentration in coaching. He earned his master’s in sport administration from Canisius in 2011 and a master’s in physical education in 2013.

• 2009-2013 Assistant Coach - Canisius College
• Coached 5 players to All-MAAC accolades
• 2005-2009 Ohio State University
• 3 x All-Academic Big Ten Selection
• Orchard Park (NY) All American

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Connor Fields

Connor Fields

Coaching at camp this summer will be former University of Albany All-American and current MLL player, Connor Fields.

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Professional: Charlotte Hounds (MLL)

College: University of Albany


  • 2018 #3 Pick in MLL Draft - Charlotte Hounds
  • Tewaaraton finalist, fourth player in UAlbany history to earn that honor
  • 2017 Fourth-highest scoring season in Division I history with 117 points off 55 goals and 62 assists
  • 3 x USILA and Inside Lacrosse Media All-American
  • America East Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team
  • America East All-Academic Team with 3.55 GPA
  • High School: Ranked the #15 recruit of H.S. Class of 2014 by Inside Lacrosse and #2 in the state of New York by MaxPreps... High School All-American in 2013 and 2014 at Bishop-Timon St. Jude
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 the University at Buffalo. 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, July 28th to Wednesday, July 31st
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: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-9:00PM, WED 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, July 28th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Ellicott Complex.
• 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, July 28th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Ellicott Complex. 
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check-out Wednesday, July 31st
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Ellicott Complex.
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: Ellicott Complex
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No - Please bring a fan - Dorm does not have AC.
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.


Sunday, July 28th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm at Ellicott Complex.
• 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.

July 29th & 30th
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Lunch & Dinner included.

Wednesday, July 31st
• 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-TUE 9:00AM-9:00PM, WED 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



A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system.. 

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 Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '18

  • 5/5.
Loved the full day itinerary!

We have attended many lacrosse camps both in US and Canada. We loved the full day itinerary with lacrosse distributed throughout. The food quality and choice far surpassed any other camp we have attended. We thought the full day scheduling would have been too much although made sense once we went through Day one. We wish we had found this camp earlier!​​

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Parent of Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '18

  • 5/5.
Coaches were great!

My son had a wonderful time. He was one of the youngest ones attending and he made a lot of new friends. The older kids were great by watching out for him. The coaches were great - fun atmosphere!!!

Parent of Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '18

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

My son came home excited every night. This experience brought him out of his shell and exposed him to new techniques and new environments that he would not normally have the chance to get. It was done so well and the lessons of respect and giving back and being a great representative of lacrosse really sunk in. Great camp. Can't wait till next year.

Parent of Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '17

  • 5/5.
The camp was so much fun!

This camp was so much fun for my son. The coaches keep things fun and engaging and they were also very supportive and encouraging for everyone. This camp was all we could have wanted and more.

Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '17

  • 5/5.

Meeting the experienced staff, and participating in the contests, were definite highlights.

Parent of Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Great camp!

Thank you all for a great camp. My son, attended the one at the University at Buffalo and loved it! This is the first overnight sports camp he's ever attended and it was a wonderful experience. He learned so much and has gained an even greater passion for the game. Thank you!

Parent of Xcelerate Buffalo Camper '16

  • 4/5.
See you next year!

The instruction and on-field time was outstanding! We are definitely going to do it again next year. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $569.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $469.00
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.