“THE A.Z.T.E.C.S. WAY”
Our Team Philosophy is the foundation that shapes the culture of our squad and program as a whole. This philosophy is necessary to form the proper characteristics for our soccer ambitions; the Pac-12 and NCAA National Championships.
BE AN A.Z.T.E.C. AND ENJOY ITS BY-PRODUCT...SUCCESS
A ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Concentrating on the minute details of a task (all tasks) will eliminate careless mistakes and creates an efficient, organized individual that will, ultimately, separate oneself from the masses. Focus on the details of any undertaking and watch yourself flourish as others wade in mediocrity.
Z ZEST FOR LIFE
“Live life to its fullest because it’s the only one you have.” This type of attitude instills a passion for survival and personal bliss. Recognize how your energy and happiness creates a magnetism that people are drawn towards.
T TEAM BEFORE SELF
Place your ego aside for the good of our squad and Aztec Soccer. No one is bigger than the program and the quicker this is realized the sooner we will become champions…TOGETHER!
When maximum effort becomes habit, there is no other result, but success. Concurrently, when diligence compels you to complete arduous and tedious tasks, greatness will be at every turn. Only you know when you are maximizing your effort, so be honest with yourself and give it your all.
Understand that commitment is a huge undertaking that necessitates sacrifice and perseverance.
It is not just about finishing, it is about doing the right things throughout the journey. When a person embraces their obligation to fulfill a commitment(s) correctly, that individual will discover great gratification in every challenge they complete.
S SUCCESS IS INEVITABLE
Once the above characteristics are actualized, success is certain. Although success is relative to each individual, it cannot be disputed that when our A.Z.T.E.C. creed is followed, you will be a successful, proud member of our Aztec Soccer Family.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUTER CAMP
Residential and commuter camps are designed to introduce campers to the training and philosophies of the Aztec soccer program. Sessions are taken directly from San Diego State practice regimens and incorporate technical, tactical and competitive exercises. Camp is available to campers ages 14 and over.
Registration Packet: 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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Check-in: Thursday, July 10th between 1:30 ‐3:30pm at the University Towers Dorm. Address is 5505 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115. Orientation begins at 3:45pm. First Session begins at 4:30pm.
Check-out: Camp ends on Sunday, July 13th at 11:30 p.m. from University Towers Dorm. Commuter campers will be released between 11:30am-12:00pm from the field.
Travel: Nike Soccer Camps does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.
Parking: Please park in Lot “T” or “U”near Chappy. As I’m sure you’re aware, our parking officers are very good at their job so I’d be sure to have the parents park in the correct areas and use the yellow parking pay stations so that they avoid any possible tickets.
Spending Money: We recommend extra spending money ($50) for optional pizza at night after the evening training session. An assigned coaching staff member helps order the pizza for the campers. No other food is ordered. There are multiple vending and soft drink machines in the dorm complex for additional snacks if needed.
Trainer: ATC are on staff.
YOUTH CAMP PHILOSOPHY
As for the youth camp (both full and half day), the primary goal is to increase the campers love for the game while enhancing the individual's skill and knowledge of soccer. This will be accomplished by using fun exercises that are both challenging and competitive. Open to players 7-13.
Typical Youth Camp Schedule
8:45-9:15 Registration on the first day of camp
9:30-10:30 Technical Training Session
10:30-11:00 Water and Snack
11:00-11:50 Training Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch (included in cost)
1:00-2:30 Small Sided Games
Registration Packet: 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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Check in is at the Fowler Athletic Center. Address is 5302 55th St. San Diego, CA 92182
Trainer: ATC are on staff along with our coaching staff members.
College Coaches Working this Camp
UC San Diego
University of the Pacific
Additional exposure to other local college coaches will include the University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene, CSU-San Marcos and/or San Diego Christian during the evening session of the camp.
San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since it was founded in 1897, the university has grown to become a nationally ranked research university. Campers stay in the dorms on campus, 2 per room, and train on the SDSU soccer turf playing fields. Aztec Soccer Camps are open to any and all male participants in the respective age range.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up
- 7:15-8:00 Breakfast
- 8:45-10:45 Training
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
- 2:30-4:00 Small Sided Tournaments
- 5:30-6:15 Dinner
- 6:45-9:00 11v11 LIGHT THE NIGHT
- 9:30 Pizza, at camper's expense
- 10:30 Lights out!