William Jewell College - Kansas City, MO Boys Lacrosse Camp

William Jewell College - Kansas City, MO Boys Lacrosse Camp
William Jewell College - Kansas City, MO Boys Lacrosse Camp

2017 will be our 5th summer of helping lacrosse players in Kansas City get better! Ideally located only 20 minutes from KC, William Jewell College offers first class facilities and a perfect setting for our high performance, fun-filled, summer camp.

Campers will get first class training from our experienced Nike staff, including from Camp Director and former Division 1 Coach and Player, Brian Lalley. Campers will also spend quality down time in the student center with the coaches, cool off between sessions in the swimming pool, and refuel in the all-you-can eat campus dining hall.  It’s time for some summer 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
  • Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • 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

AJ Stevens
Camp Director

AJ Stevens

Directing camp this summer at William Jewell is AJ Stevens. Coach Stevens is in his third year as head men's coach with the Ottawa University lacrosse program. He spent the 2014-15 season recruiting for both the men's and women's teams.

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In the program's first season, 2015-16, of play the Braves finished with an overall record of 9-5 and a KCAC record of 3-2. OU finished third in the KCAC regular season and competed in the KCAC Tournament Championship where they fell to Missouri Valley College. OU finished the year with the national ranking of ninth in the NAIA Men's Lacrosse Coaches Postseason Poll. Under Stevens' leadership, eight Braves were named to the All-KCAC teams. OU also had their first All-Americans was Pierce Willis and Alex Linder being named Second Team All-American.

Stevens has a career record of 74-45 and has been named conference coach of the year three times in eight seasons as a head lacrosse coach. Before coming to OU, he was the assistant athletic director of emerging sports at NCAA Division II Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction, Colo. Previously, Stevens was the first men’s lacrosse coach in CMU history.

As head coach of the CMU Mavericks, Stevens guided the team to the 2012 Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association conference title in just the program’s second year of existence. The Mavericks were crowned WILA champions following a 9-4 overall record and 6-2 league finish.

Stevens was named WILA Coach of the Year and placed 13 players on the All-WILA Teams, including three first-team selections. Under his leadership, CMU made WILA history, landing a league-high 10 student-athletes on the WILA All-Academic Team. In 2011, CMU’s inaugural season, the Mavericks finished 6-8 overall and posted a 4-4 WILA conference record, finishing in third place. He had three players from CMU play for the Australian National Team.

In four seasons at CMU, Stevens built the Mavericks men’s lacrosse team from the ground up to a ranking of 15th in the nation during season four. CMU won a conference title and two second place finishes in four seasons. Under his leadership, CMU had 48 all-conference and 33 academic all-conference honorees. Stevens coached two conference defensive players of the year, a conference freshman of the year, a preseason All-American and an Academic All-American. He also earned the District 9 U.S. Lacrosse sportsmanship award.

Prior to his arrival at CMU, he spent two years as the head coach at the University of Illinois. During his time at Illinois, Stevens also served as director of lacrosse operations and assistant coach for Chicago’s Major League Lacrosse franchise, the Chicago Machine.

Stevens was named the head coach at Illinois during the summer of 2005 and quickly established the Illini as one of the premier lacrosse programs in the Midwest. In two years, he compiled a 23-13 overall record and a 15-5 Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference mark, having reached the conference championship game each season. Additionally, Stevens was twice named GRLC coach of the year, producing 21 all-conference players, 9 Academic All-American honorees, 4 All-American team members, and one Offensive Player of the Year. The Illini also completed each season under Stevens ranked in the MCLA top 25 poll. Prior to his arrival, Illinois had not been nationally ranked in nearly a decade.

Before arriving at Illinois, Stevens served as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College, a NCAA Division I school in Hanover, N.H.; head coach at Roger Williams University, a Division III school in Bristol, R.I.; and head coach at Indiana University, leading the Hoosiers to a 13-3 record. Stevens played three years of varsity lacrosse for the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Stevens graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a bachelor of arts and is currently in Drexel University's Kline School of Law.

Camp Details

THE ULTIMATE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE!

With rolling hills and Midwestern countryside in one direction and the KC skyline in another, the Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp at William Jewell College is the perfect setting for Kansas City area players and beyond.

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, July 10th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Eaton Hall.
• 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

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Check-in Monday, July 10th
• Check-in takes place from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm on day one at Eaton Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45 pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
 
Check out Thursday, July 13th
• Check-out on the final day is 11:00 am at Eaton Hall.

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: Eaton Hall
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
 
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, July 10th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Eaton Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45 pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Eaton Hall.

July 11th & 12th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at EatonHall.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Eaton Hall.

Thursday, July 13th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Eaton Hall.
• Last Day pick up is 11:30 am at Eaton Hall.
 
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM

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, lax golf, pool 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

WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

The 200-acre campus is a great mix of both urban and rural landscapes, with rolling hills and Midwestern countryside in one direction and the Kansas City skyline in another.

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 William Jewell Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

My son, Andy, had a GREAT experience at your camp. He wants to go back again next year. He was very impressed (as we were too) with the level of expertise. Look forward to next summer.

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Parent of William Jewell Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Improve your game!

My son Garrett attended your camp for the first time this summer. He had a fabulous time and feels that he has improved his game! Thanks for all your hard work and for providing an opportunity for our southern boys to experience LAX camp! Sincerely, one very happy mom and son.

Parent of William Jewell Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back!

I would just like to say, Corbin has had the time of his life! He really likes his coaches and has mentioned several times how much he has learned. He has already said he wants to go back next year! So, I guess we will see you again next summer. Thanks for all you have done to make this a great experience for my son.

Camp Dates & Prices

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