MB Sports & Nike Soccer Camp Curry College

MB Sports & Nike Soccer Camp Curry College
MB Sports & Nike Soccer Camp Curry College

MB Sports Camps/ Nike Soccer Camp offers the finest facilities, staff, programs, and a superior instructional method that will bring your game to another level! Coined by a camper as “the everything camp.”

MBSC provides its own unique teaching method that effectively covers every aspect of the game, offers a variety of fun off-field activities, and attracts campers from all over the world. Mehdi and Maria Belhassan will, as always, be directing the camp and will be in residence for every session. Many of last year’s favorite MBSC Nike Camp counselors will be returning in 2015 and we expect the return of many former Nike Campers as well as new campers of all ages. As in the past, there will be two separate sets of staff for 24-hour supervision, both on and off the pitch.

International campers looking for a Nike soccer and language program, please click here.

Highlights Include

  • Extensive and interesting extra activities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
  • Players grouped by age and ability
  • Post camp evaluation
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
  • Camp completion certificate

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Maria & Mehdi Belhassan
Camp Director

Maria & Mehdi Belhassan

The camp is directed by Mehdi and Maria Belhassan. Mehdi has owned the camps since 1995, and prior to this was assistant director to the camp, starting in 1989. As a former tennis professional, and a father himself, he knows the values and dedication it takes to give “the best sports instruction.” 

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Mehdi resides on campus throughout all camp sessions, and quickly gains the respect of all the campers. Maria directs all office and customer service operations of the camp. Maria is the background force, organizing summer events, registration packets, and the many other aspects to putting together a great summer production! Maria is available via email, and during the year the 1-800 number rings to her cell phone. Our policy is that every parent should be 100% comfortable by the time they drop off their child to our camp.

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Rachid Maaouni

Rachid Maaouni

Campers will be lead by Rachid Maaouni, our Head Pro. Originally from Morocco, Rachid started playing soccer before he can remember. His love for the game grew into a passion to become better as he excelled at every level.

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Today Rachid is a licensed coach with 15 years of coaching experience. From 1986 to 1990 he played as a semi-pro for FAR (Forces Armees Royales) of Morocco, a four time African cup winner, and has also played for RCA (Raja Casablanca Association) in Morocco from 1991 to 1994. He has since then played pro indoor soccer here in the U.S., for Arizona Sandsharks from 1996 to 1998 and has also worked in exclusive universities, conducting soccer coaching clinics and residential camps. 

Recently he has played and coached inter united and dynamo in the Sun Coast League in Florida (from 2000 to present) and has coached the U13 and U15 girls and boys with the Saint Pete Raiders (from 2004 to 2005). His enjoyment for the game did not end on the field, as he also received a BA in sports studies and wrote a thesis on soccer: “A modern system of play or the Alternation between specialization and polyvalence.” Rachid’s experience all over the world has led him to be tri-lingual, as he also speaks French & Spanish. With his leadership, every camper will excel.


Michael Pearson

Coach Pearson has more than 30 years coaching youth competitive football at High School and Youth Club level. Additionally, have approximately 5 years as a Florida Olympic Development Coach working for the Florida Youth Soccer Association.  

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Two years coaching the Varsity Boys team at Chamberlain High School, Tampa, Florida; approximately five years coaching the Junior Varsity Boys Program at Land O’Lakes High School and also Assistant Coach to the Varsity Boys Program.

Pearson has also coached at various clubs in Tampa, Florida including Town N’Country Soccer Club; Northdale Soccer Club; Temple Terrace Soccer Club and, for the last few years at Hillsborough United FC.

Coached three youth teams to Florida State Championships with numerous appearances at the Final Four of the Florida State Championships; taken two teams to the USAA South East Regional Championships; various Tournament wins including the Sun Bowl at Tampa, Florida; one appearance at the U-14 Dallas Cup Tournament.


Mark Pearson

Academy Founder and Director of the Hillsborough County United since 2007.  Founded and established the first youth academy program at HCU.  He graduates 25-35 youth players a year into the U9 academy program.

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FHSAA State Finalists: 1999, 2000
FHSAA Regional Champions: 1999, 2000
FHSAA District Champions: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
FHSAA District Finalists: 1998, 2001, 2004
Sunshine Athletic Conference Champions: 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

More Statistics:

University of Tampa, Assistant Coach, 1994-1995
NCAA Div. II National Champions: 1994
NCAA Div. II Regional Champions: 1994, 1995

Land O' Lakes High School, Head Coach, 1998- present
High School Coaching Record: 233-58-32

Tampa Tribune Coach of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2005
St. Petersburg Times Coach of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2008
St. Petersburg Times North Suncoast of the Year: 1999, 2000
Sunshine Athletic Conference Coach of the Year: 1999, 2000, 200

Camp Details

At Curry College, we offer two classifications for each week.  The Comprehensive, All Skills camp (COED: Ages 8-18) is programmed for three different proficiency levels: beginners, intermediates and advanced players — of all ages. Each student will be tested weekly and placed in a group of similar ability, and age. Beginners will be playing soccer in just a few days; intermediates will improve all aspects of their game; and advanced players will sharpen their game to a competitive edge. The High Potential/Elite Camp (COED: Ages 11-18) Our intensified program for aspiring Tournament Players is ideal for competitive players who presently play or wish to try out for their high school or pre-high school teams or other outside leagues.

The Milton, Massachusetts Curry College campus is one of the most beautiful small college campuses in New England. Located just seven miles outside of downtown Boston, Curry College features some outstanding facilities which include air conditioned dorms and a proper dining hall. Click more details below to learn about the programs in detail.

Registered campers that already have their confirmation number can sign up for the extra activites at this link: Click Here

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Our Teaching Methods include (but are not limited to):

- speed moves
- group attack
- finishing
- one on one
- receiving and passing
- ball mastery/control
- Innovative Teaching Techniques: Our camp will be among the first to introduce futsal, 5 on 5 soccer, no walls. The only indoor soccer sanctioned by FIFA, the world governing body of soccer. We will also be introducing tennis soccer: these revolutionary programs, developed by the well known Dutch coach, Weil Coerver will provide a unique and logical approach to the development of our young soccer players. 

What's included in the fee?

Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, supervision and evening activities.
Extended Day Campers (varies with location) 9am-9pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.
Day campers (varies with location) 9am-4pm: Professional coaching and instruction. Lunch is provided.

Extra Activities:

MBSC/NIKE Soccer Camp is one of the only camps that offer nightly OFF-Campus Activities. Our activities are pre-organized and include events such as: MLS Soccer Games, Laser Tag, Bowling, Hard Rock Café, Charlie Horse, Funway Café, 6 Flags (weekend), Water Country (weekend), Whale Watch (weekend), and much much more! Activities are not mandatory, and campers either choose to attend a few activities during the week, all activities, or no activities. Either way, for those campers who stay back: There will be plenty to do such as our ping pong room, watching movies, board games, card games, volleyball, and more. Counselors stay back to keep the appropriate ratios on the trip and back at the dorms!

To see a list of extra activities visit www.mbsportscamps.com.

Weekend Stayovers:

Weekend stayovers are available for $250 per weekend and include housing and meals for Friday and Saturday night, along with one paid weekend activity. 

Extra Supervision: 

MBSC/NIKE Soccer Camp has Double the Supervision! This is because they hire 2 separate staff: coaching staff and counselor staff. This ensures that coaches are not overworked and can adequately teach and coach soccer every day. It also ensures that your children being well supervised during all non-sport hours. Also the owners/directors reside in the dorms with campers!


Check in:  Overnight campers check-in between 12:00-2:00pm on the first day
                 Extended Day & Day campers check-in between 1:30-2:30
                 *Note: Day campers are invited to stay until 9:00pm on the first day

Check out: Between 12:00-2:00pm or 4:00-6:00pm. Choose the time that works for you.


Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment.
Facility: Mostly grass fields.


Dorm: is assigned at check in
Campers Per Room: 1 or 2
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp.
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $100 – Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $50, please DO NOT  bring a pre-written check
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer and off campus hospital


Closest Airport: Boston Logan International Airport

Round trip airport transfers from Boston Logan are available for an additional fee of $175.  After you complete your camp registration, additional information will be forthcoming about how to sign up and pay for these additional services. We understand that flights do not always arrive during the "typical pick up time" listed in your registration packet, and that is fine. As long as we have the flight information in advance we are very flexible with the pick up and drop off times.


If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

Other Sports

At the same location, there is a NIKE Softball Camp, NIKE Baseball, NIKE Tennis Camp, NIKE Golf Camp, NIKE Volleyball Camp and NIKE Lacrosse Camp. All 7 sports camps are directed by the owners: Mehdi and Maria Belhassan. Many campers who play more than one sport are able to play 1 week of Volleyball and additional weeks in any other sport (without ever having to move locations… they can even stay in the same dorm room!) When mixing sports, campers must participate in at least 1 full week of each sport. Sports can not be mixed during the week. This is because each sports camp is an Intensified Training Program and should not be interrupted mid week

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15-7:30am Wake up
  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast is served
  • 8:10-8:40am Day Camper drop off
  • 9:00-11:45am Session 1
  • 11:45-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30-1:45pm Break/Rest (Day Campers stay in dorms with us)
  • 2:00-4:45pm Session 2
  • 4:45-5:00pm Day Campers pick-up
  • 4:45-5:30pm Dinner (Extended Day Campers have dinner with us)
  • 5:30-6:30pm Shower/Get ready for evening activities
  • 6:30-10:30pm Field Trips/Movies/Games/Hanging out with friends
  • 10:30pm Campers in dorms/Lights out

Camper Reviews

Curry College Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience

"The accommodations and food were appealing to my child.  The exposure to children from all over the world is a great experience."

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Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Very organized

"The campus was great; the soccer play/skills was just enough coupled with swimming and free time. The staff was very helpful and the camp was very organized and affordable."

Parent of Curry College

  • 5/5.
Excellent instruction

"The Nike Soccer Camps are highly organized, provide excellent but fun instruction.  There is excellent supervision of the players, and kids of all levels can get a great experience out of your camps.  Thank you for an excellent experience for our camper."

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Campers from all over the world

"My daughter enjoyed the fact that the campers were from all over the world.  The chemistry between the kids was great."

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved skills

"My daughter really enjoyed the soccer camp.  She definitely wants to go again next summer and even though we live close by, she wants to do the overnight camp.  Her skills improved, her confidence improved and she really like interacting with campers from all over the world with different skill levels."

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome camp

"This camp is awesome. A very rigorous and exciting training course as well as great food and fun activities to enjoy off the pitch. I recommend this camp to everyone."

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend

"I would highly recommend Nike Soccer Camp.  The camp is highly organized, the counselor/coaches are all extremely skilled, and the instruction was excellent.  Our camper thoroughly enjoyed her experience, and will be back next year."

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot

"My daughter Hannah attended the Nike Soccer and Tennis Camps for the past two years.  She loves this camp!  She made so many friends from different countries, loved her counselors, and learned a lot of soccer and tennis. We highly recommend this camp.

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome experience

"This was an awesome experience, with great coaching, a lot of time spend doing soccer, as well as a chance to meet many new friends, some from very far away."

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Experience

"Jon Cooper was a great soccer coach. He made it a great experience. Lots of playing time and very efficient."

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing Camp

"What a great camp! My daughter has made lots of international friends. Her experiences at the camp, both soccer and friendships,  will be remembered throughout her life.

Curry College Camper

  • 4/5.
Well Organized

"This camp is well organized with the perfect amount of playing time!"

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.

"I learned a lot and the learning was both fun and intense. I met other kids from around the world and that was amazing."

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 4/5.
Great instruction

"This has been our son's third year attending the Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College and he still always talks about next year when he goes back to Nike Soccer Camp...The instruction is great and the counselors make him feel like he is special. They all know his name and remember him from the previous year."

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to come back

"I had a great time at Nike Soccer camp. I learned a lot of skills that will help me when I play on my travel team. My coaches were great and I made a lot of friends too. I can't wait to come back next year!"

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Truly memorable experience

"My daughter, Molli Fellows decided to attend camp alone. I thought at 16 it was great that she would want to go not knowing anyone. She truly had a memorable experience. She met campers and coaches from all over the world and felt that though she was the oldest one at soccer camp, she was pushed to learn and improve her skills. The experience was definitely worth the cost."

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Came back more matured

"My son had an excellent time at the camp. He came from Europe and met  someextraordinary people. He improved his skills quite significantly and also his physical resistance. From the human aspect, he came back more matured and the first thing he said at the airport was he wanted to come back next year. Excellent result!"

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Outstanding camp!

"A wonderful experience, my children loved Nike soccer camp, one week turned into two! They both learned about their sport made new friends from all around the world, overall they enjoyed every part of camp. The staff the kids all GREAT! They are looking forward to returning next year. Outstanding camp!"

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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