University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC Boys Lacrosse Camp

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC Boys Lacrosse Camp
University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC Boys Lacrosse Camp

2018 will be our 3rd year at the University of South Carolina! The school provides a perfect location for our top rated instructional lacrosse camp and gives campers a true taste of what it means to be a collegiate athlete.

This year's Nike coaching staff will include NLL/MLL Pro Player, Mark Cockerton!  Always a camper favorite, Coach Mark, along with the rest of the coaching crew, will help campers reach a new level of play.  In between field sessions, campers will have an opportunity to cool off in the campus swimming pool, hang out in the student center, refuel in the dining hall, and relax in the air conditioned dorm.  Get ready for some high level lacrosse instruction and big time summer camp 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
  • Olympic Size Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioned Dorm Room
  • 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

Jason Rife
Camp Director

Jason Rife

Directing camp this summer at South Carolina is Jason Rife. Coach Rife brings an abundance of coaching experience that features more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

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Jason Rife spent the past two seasons with the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team as an assistant coach. Joining head coach Peter Lawrence’s staff in October 2013, Rife brought an abundance of experience that featured more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

Rife has spread out his coaching career over five different colleges and universities, and has been an integral part in each of those institutions finding postseason success as he has two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances under his belt.

Arriving to Hartford by way of Whittier College, also where he began his coaching career in 1998, Rife has spent the last two seasons in California as an assistant coach for the Poets. During his first stint at Whittier, he worked alongside Lawrence for two seasons, both serving as assistants.

Before making his return to Whittier and the west coast, Rife spent four seasons as the head coach at Wagner College in Staten Island. Before earning that position, he was a member of the coaching staff at Bryant from 2003-07, helping the then-Division II power to the program's first-ever Northeast 10 Conference regular season championship. Also highlighting Rife's campaign at Bryant was a combined 45-20 record and the development of five Division II All-Americans.

Rife first broke into the Division I coaching scene in 2002 when he was tabbed an assistant coach at UMass, his alma mater. In two seasons with the Minutemen, he helped the team to an appearance in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 2003. He is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament as in 2002 he assisted in piloting Washington & Lee to the Division III Final Four, a run that also featured the capturing of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown.

Rife graduated from UMass in 1996, earning his undergraduate degree in sports management.   

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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 of South Carolina. 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 18th to Thursday, June 21st
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: MON 4:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 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 Monday, June 18th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Honors Residence 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 Monday, June 18th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Honors Residence Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, June 21st
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Honors Residence 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: Honors Residence 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

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.


Monday, June 18th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Honors Residence Hall.
• 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.
June 19th & 20th
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Lunch & Dinner included.
Thursday, June 21st
• 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: MON 4:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM


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, 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, 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.


University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition. From humble beginnings in a single building on what would become our historic Horseshoe, the University has grown in fits and starts over the centuries. 

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

South Carolina Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

There is nothing else to say, other than, Great camp!

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South Carolina Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

Great place to meet other players in the region. I have friends now all over the state. The coaches were very friendly and welcoming.  I learned a lot and am excited to bring it to my team! 

Parent of South Carolina Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Truly enjoyed it!

My son truly enjoyed the coaches and felt welcomed by the staff. The coaches were great at identifying stengths and weaknesses and giving appropiate feedback.  Can't wait for next year! 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $559.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $459.00
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.