Rocky Mountain Adventure Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vail Mountain

Rocky Mountain Adventure Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vail Mountain
Rocky Mountain Adventure Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vail Mountain

CAMP UPDATE: Our EXTENDED DAY CAMP registration is OPEN. Our overnight camp is full except for Goalie openings. Please call our office if you would like to attend camp as a goalie. You can be placed on the overnight waitlist for other positions by registering online.

GOING ON OUR 14TH YEAR IN VAIL!  What better place to be than high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during the summer months. NLL Pro Player Dan Coates and his Nike staff are ready to help every camper get better!  

Get ready for a fun filled week of high performance lacrosse instruction and adrenaline packed excitement!  White water rafting, zip line, and a challenging ropes course await all campers...and coaches.  Camp has been so much fun in past years, that we added an extra camp day in 2018! 

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
  • Campers stay at Vail Mountain Lodge
  • Ford Park provides catered meals
  • Short distance to playing fields
  • Whitewater Rafting & Ropes Course/Zip-line opportunity available
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Clinics available (Shooting & Defense)
  • Special Goalie Instruction
  • Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Dan Coates
Camp Director

Dan Coates

Directing camp this summer in Vail is Dan Coates. Coach Coates is Team Captain for the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth and was a Gold Medal winner for Team Canada in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships.

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Professional: Colorado Mammoth (NLL)

College: Canisius College

Awards:

  • Gold Medal Winner - Team Canada - 2014 World Championships
  • Gold Medal Winner - Team Canada - 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
  • 2017 Team Captain - NLL’s Colorado Mammoth 
  • 2016 Recipient - NLL Colorado Mammoth Jay Jalbert Award - “Ideal teammate who exemplifies selfless play and commitment and dedication to his team”
  • 8th Overall Selection in 2011 NLL Draft
  • 1st Team All-MAAC - NCAA Division 1 Canisius College
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Jason Rife
Camp Director

Jason Rife

Directing camp this summer in Vail 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.

Camp Details

THE ULTIMATE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE!

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Adventure Lacrosse Camp in Vail, Colorado. 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, July 9th to Friday, July 13th
Overnight & Extended Day Camp (9:00AM to 9:00PM) options available. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & Dinner 
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 4:00PM-8:30PM, TUE-THURS 8:45AM-8:30PM, FRI 8:45AM-11:00AM

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 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, July 9th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
• Pre-Camp clinic campers can officially move into their rooms after the clinic.
• However, parents may submit the necessary hotel paperwork at 1:00pm and depart.
• Luggage will be stored and coaches will assist campers to their rooms at 4:30pm.
• The specialty clinic fee is an additional $85.

Note: Space is limited

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Check-in Monday, July 9th

  • Check-in between 4:00-5:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
  • Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.

Check-out Friday, July 13th

  • Check-out between 11:00-12:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.

CAMP LODGING & 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!

  • Housing: Vail Mountain Lodge
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • 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 lodge 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 9th

  • Check-in between 4:00pm-5:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
  • Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
  • Pick up at 8:30pm at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

  • Check-in at 8:45am at Vail Mountain Lodge.
  • Pick up at 8:30pm at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field)

Friday, July 13th

  • Check-in at 8:45am at Vail Mountain Lodge.
  • Check-out at 11:00am at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field)

Daily Schedule: MON 4:00PM-8:30PM, TUE-THURS 8:45AM-8:30PM, FRI 8:45AM-11:00AM

ADVENTURE CAMPER

Whitwater Rafting on Day 3: Whitewater Rafting will take place Wednesday morning. Timberline Tours will pick up campers at 8:15am at Vail Mountain Lodge and return campers in time for lunch and the afternoon lacrosse session. Price: $145

Ropes Course & Zip-line on Day 4: The Ropes Course and Zip-lining will take place Thursday morning. We'll ride the Gondola to ADVENTURE RIDGE and experience Vail's newest attraction! Campers will return in time for lunch and the afternoon lacrosse session. Price: $110

CAMP APPAREL

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION

If flying in for camp, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) www.coloradomountainexpress.com provides stress free Door-To-Door shuttle service from Denver International Airport to the Vail Mountain Lodge. Approximate drive time is 2 ½ hours. Once you have your final reservation, please email us with details info@xceleratelacrosse.com. We ask that you do your very best to arrive in Vail during the scheduled check-in time and depart during check-out time. Please Note: Campers must be 16 years old to ride the CME shuttle by themselves.

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE 

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 

Facilities

VAIL MOUNTAIN LODGE

Sitting along Gore Creek, this chic mountain lodge is a 6-minute walk to Vail Ski Resort.

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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers arrive at Vail Mountain Lodge
  • 9:00 AM Station Work, Drills, Position Work *Wednesday White Water Rafting
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Rest Hour / Camp Store, Swimming, Training Center
  • 2:00 PM Demonstrations, Position Work
  • 3:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Team Instruction / Games
  • 8:30 PM Extended Day Campers depart from VAF (Vail Athletic Field)
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Already excited to go back next year!

My son absolutely loved all of the coaches and felt he learned a lot of valuable skills. He is already excited to go back next year!

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Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great program!

Just a quick note to let you know how much Connor enjoyed Xcelerate’s Camp. He attended both sessions in Vail and had a great time. He couldn't stop talking about how awesome the coaches were and how he can't wait to come back next year. The accommodations were terrific and make a great venue for all the events. Kudos to you and all your guys. What a great program!

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Great coaching!

I just wanted to let you know that my son had an awesome time at camp. The staff there is something you should be proud of. He says he learned a lot of new things there. He also has many new friends. He already is talking about next years camp! Thanks for everything.

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 4/5.
See you next year!

I would just like to say my son 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.

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Had a blast!

My sons had a great camp this year. Lots of skill building, and fun on and off the turf. We'll be back for a third year!!

Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Learned how to be a better teammate!

This was my second lacrosse camp. It was way more advance than I expected. I know I am a better player. I also learned how to be a better team mate.

Camp Dates & Prices

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