Albion College - Albion, MI Boys Lacrosse Camp

Albion College - Albion, MI Boys Lacrosse Camp
Albion College - Albion, MI Boys Lacrosse Camp

Home to our top rated instructional lacrosse camp is Division 3’s Albion College in Michigan. Centrally located, Albion is right off Interstate 94, between Detroit and Chicago. With a perfect small college setting, campers will have the opportunity to personally work with Xcelerate Nike’s experienced staff members, including Albion Head Coach and Camp Director, Jake DeCola.

This camp location is ideal for all players in the area. Get ready to play the game at a high level and have some big time fun!

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 Albion
  • 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

Jacob DeCola
Camp Director

Jacob DeCola

Directing camp this summer at Albion College is Jacob DeCola. Coach DeCola came to Albion College in 2009 to begin the varsity lacrosse program. Under his leadership, the Britons have built a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion in just six seasons.

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Albion has increased its win total every year since 2011, winning 36 contests over the last three seasons alone. The Britons finished second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 2013 and 2014 and ascended to the league title in 2015. The 2015 squad finished as one of the last 16 teams standing in the NCAA Division III Championship and it came up a goal short of upsetting third-ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the second round.

Albion has celebrated 17 all-MIAA picks, including 12 on the first team. Also in 2015, the Britons were among the NCAA Division III leaders in clearing percentage, scoring offense, face-off winning percentage and ground balls.

Before the move to Albion, DeCola served for five years as the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Guilford College, in Greensboro, N.C. A member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, his Guilford defense competed yearly against top 20 nationally ranked opponents. In his tenure he mentored a pre-season All-American and numerous All Conference (ODAC) players. Prior to this, he was the head coach at Greensboro Day School, where his team was honored with the 2001 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Tony Cullen Sportsmanship Award.

After completing his master's degree from the University of Utah, DeCola was named head coach of East High School in Salt Lake City. Inheriting a team with a record of 1-11, he transformed the Leopards program, finishing the season 8-5 with the first trip to the state playoffs in school history.

Originally from the Boston area, DeCola graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1995 with a B.F.A. in sculpture. While there, he was a four-year starter in the goal, led the Corsairs as a senior captain, and held a nationally ranked save percentage.

DeCola grew up on the north shore of Boston, in Beverly, Mass., and graduated from Beverly High School in 1991.

Camp Details

THE ULTIMATE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE!

Directed by the Head Coach at Albion, Jacob DeCola, this camp is for beginners to those with aspirations of playing at the collegiate level! 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.

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)
• Click 'More Details' for more information

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, June 26th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Mitchell Towers.
• Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
• The specialty clinic fee is an additional $75.

Note: Space is limited

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Check-in Monday, June 26th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Mitchell Towers. 
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
 
Check-out Thursday, June 29th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Mitchell Towers.
 
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: Mitchell Towers
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No | No A/C in dorm - please bring a fan
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, June 26th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Mitchell Towers.
• 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 Mitchell Towers.

June 27th & 28th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Mitchell Towers.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Mitchell Towers.

Thursday, June 29th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Mitchell Towers.
• Last Day pick up is 11:30 am at Mitchell Towers.
 
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:30AM

CAMP APPAREL

Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process through May 1, 2017. 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

ALBION COLLEGE

Albion College's 225-acre campus sits 90 miles west of Detroit and 175 miles east of Chicago. 

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

Albion Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
More confident!

You should check this camp out, it really helped me strengthen my skills and feel more confident as a player. 

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Albion Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great time!

I had a great time at camp and I learned so much. I would definitely go back next summer! 

Albion Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Good instruction!

Good instruction and explanations from coaches and I was impressed with the overall organization of the entire camp.. The Albion Head Coach was great!!

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.