Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA Boys Lacrosse Camp

Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA Boys Lacrosse Camp
Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA Boys Lacrosse Camp

Former MLL Pro Player, Jay Card, and current NLL/MLL Pro Player, Jesse King, head up our elite Nike Coaching staff for our 12TH YEAR in Washington! We’re very excited to work with the talent rich players of the Pacific Northwest. With as many as four professional fields to train on, this lush college setting at Pacific Lutheran University proves to be the perfect arena for cultivating lacrosse stars.

Campers can also enjoy the swimming pool, game room, indoor turf field, or just rest up in one of the comfortable dormitories. An all-you-can-eat cafeteria will be available for meals, as well as, pizza and vending machines for late night munchies. We expect another sell out in 2018, so 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 10-18
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Clean & Comfortable Dorm Rooms at PLU
  • 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

Jay Card
Camp Director

Jay Card

Directing camp this summer at Pacific Lutheran University is Jay Card. Coach Card has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player, professional player and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 6 years.

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Professional: Long Island Lizards, Rochester Rattlers (MLL), Minnesota Swarm (NLL)
College: Hofstra University
Coaching Experience:
• Xcelerate Camp Director (6 years)
• Assistant Coach, NJIT (2014-2015)
• 3x USILA All-American (2009-2011)
• Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year (2009)
• Hofstra University Male Athlete of the Year (2009)
• CAA Rookie of the Year (2008)
• Captain of U-19 Canadian National Team (2008)
• International Lacrosse Federation All-World Team (2008)

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Jesse King

Jesse King

Coaching at camp this summer at Pacific Lutheran University is Jesse King. As a professional player in both the MLL and NLL, Coach King has a wealth of experience and is excited to lead the Xcelerate Nike staff in 2017. 

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Professional: Georgia Swarm (NLL), Atlanta Blaze (MLL)
College: The Ohio State University

  • Gold Medal Winner - Team Canada - 2014 World Championships
  • 3x USILA All-American - Ohio State University
  • Ranked 4th all-time in Buckeye history with 208 points and 119 goals, and first in game-winning goals (seven).
  • As Ohio State’s team captain during his senior season King led the Buckeyes in all major scoring categories – points (77), goals (42) and assists (35)
  • Selected by the Georgia Swarm with No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NLL Draft
  • Selected in the first round, No. 6 overall, by Rochester in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft

Camp Details


Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Lacrosse Camp at Pacific Lutheran 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.

Sunday, July 29th to Thursday, August 2nd
Overnight & Extended Day Camp (9:00AM to 9:00PM) options available. 

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

• Lunch & Dinner 
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM

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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 29th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Pflueger 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


Check-in Sunday, July 29th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Pflueger Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, August 2nd
• Check-out is between 11:00-11:30am at Pflueger Hall.
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: Pflueger Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No ♦ No A/C - Please bring a fan​
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 29th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Pflueger Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First day pick up is 9:00pm at Pflueger Hall.
July 30th, 31st & August 1st
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Lunch & Dinner included.
Thursday, August 2nd
• 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-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM


Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process through May 1, 2018. 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, lax golf, pool time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.

Below is a template and is subject to change.


Please visit the Capital Aeroporter airport shuttle link below for information regarding service to and from campus. Shuttles can drop you off directly in front of ‘PLU-Pfleuger Hall’ which is right next to our camp dorm, Foss Hall. Once you have your reservation, please contact our office with the details. We ask that you arrive on campus during check-in and depart campus during check-out -


Early Bird Discount: $50. (Available until January 31, 2018). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR818 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 XLGK18 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 Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

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 Pacific Lutheran Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

Great camp! Extremely well organized and excellent pre-camp communication. PLU facilities were also excellent. Our son had a blast and has asked to come back again next year -- and wants to bring more teammates with him!

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Parent of Pacific Lutheran Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Look forward do this camp every year!

My son looks forward to this camp every year. Building the lacrosse community and sharing skills from a lot of different teaching/coaching perspectives is what it's all about. 

Parent of Pacific Lutheran Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

I want to thank you again for all that Xcelerate has done this summer. Our son has really thrived in the atmosphere of professional coaching and play that you have offered. His quality of play and skill level has increased and he now feels more confident and qualified on the playing field.

Parent of Pacific Lutheran Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

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 for John; they were positive and very motivating and helped John improve his lacrosse skills. He now loves going to practices and spending more time playing lacrosse. Thanks for everything.

Pacific Lutheran Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Your camp was fantastic!

Your camp was fantastic! The skill level of the coaches and personal attention was very helpful. The days were full and intense!

Parent of Pacific Lutheran Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
See you next summer!

My son raved about the excellent instruction and how impressed he was with all the coaches and instructors. He really felt that his game greatly improved and he feels a lot better about his face offs. Thanks and see you again next summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $699.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $599.00
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.