MB Sports & Nike Soccer Camp Curry College Milton, Massachusetts
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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 2013 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.
- 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
We are thrilled about our return to Curry College for 2013. The Milton, Massachusetts campus is one of the most beautiful small college campuses in New England. Located only seven miles outside of downtown Boston, its outstanding facilities which include air conditioned dorms and nice dining facilities.Meet your coaching staff
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.” 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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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. 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.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
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.
Hillsborough County United, Academy Founder and Director, 2007-present
Founded and established the first youth academy program at HCU.
Graduating 25-35 youth players a year into the U9 academy program.
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
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 Code: SOXROD
Comprehensive/All Skills Camp: (COED: Ages 8 – 18 years old)
Classes are 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.
High Potential/Elite Camp: (COED: Ages 11 – 18 years old)
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.
Our Teaching Methods include (but are not limited to):
- speed moves
- group attack
- 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.
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 register for extra activities click here.
Weekend stayovers are available for $175 per weekend and include housing and meals for Friday and Saturday night, along with the fee for the weekend activities. (roughly $50-60 additional)
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!
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
Check in: Overnight campers check-in between 12:00-2:00pm on the first day
Check out: Between 12:00-2:00pm or 4:00-6:00pm. Choose the time that works for you.
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.
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. We will do our best to grant roommate requests. Due to the large number of single rooms, not all requests will be able to be granted.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: NO
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
Transportation: Offer pick up and drop off from Boston International Airport. Please contact Maria directly.