Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps San Diego State University

Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps San Diego State University
Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps San Diego State University

Join San Diego State University head coach, Lev Kirshner, his outstanding staff, and in providing a fun, great soccer experience that will increase one's knowledge of the game and individual development.

"The A.Z.T.E.C.S. Way". The Residential and Commuter camps are designed to indoctrinate each camper with the training and philosophies of the Aztec Soccer program. Sessions are taken directly from Aztec practice regimens incorporating technical and tactical, competitive exercises to fully develop each player’s potential.  The primary goal of our Youth Camp is to increase the camper’s love for soccer while increasing the individual’s skill and knowledge of the game.  This will be accomplished using fun exercises that are both challenging and competitive.

Aztec Soccer Camps are open to any and all male participants in the respective age range.  

2016 Staff includes, but is not limited to: 




The following universities have consistently worked with and/or observe our Nike/Aztec Soccer Academy and Camps:     




Highlights Include

  • All camps are staffed with college coaches and current collegiate players
  • Written evaluation for each camper (except ID camp)
  • Soccer camp T-shirt to each camper
  • Players are grouped by age AND ability to enhance overall camp experience
  • Academy curriculum specifically designed with fun, competitive, and developmental soccer activities for youth ages 6-12
  • Academy curriculum specifically designed with college training methods for HS ages and older
  • 11 v 11 competition coached and observed by college coaches for HS ages and older
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Lev Kirshner
Camp Director

Lev Kirshner

SDSU Men's Head Coach Entering his 16th season at the helm of the SDSU men's soccer program, Lev Kirshner has brought the Aztecs back into the national spotlight while leading the program into its 11th season as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.

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A year ago, SDSU navigated its way through one of the America's toughest schedules in the nation's toughest league, the Pac-12. The Aztecs finished the season with a 7-12 record and were close to turning in a much different record had they caught a few breaks. In 2014, San Diego State suffered 10 one-goal defeats, including seven within conference play. Evyn Hewett and David Olsen picked up all-Pac-12 honors for the Aztecs and in 2014, and five were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team.

In the 2013 season, Kirshner guided the Aztecs through one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, en route to a 6-11-2 overall record. Along the way, San Diego State defeated No. 16 San Diego, 5-0, in the season-opener, swept two matches against Pac-12 foe Oregon State and played eventual Sweet 16 participant Stanford to a tie twice. In addition, the Aztecs dropped close, overtime road matches to NCAA Tournament qualifiers No. 7 Akron and Denver, while also holding second-half leads in matches against No. 1 California and No. 10 UCLA.

Several players flourished on the field under Kirshner as well. Forward Jordan Ongaro was a first-team all-Pac-12 selection and became the first Aztec to record at least 10 goals in a season during Kirshner's 14-year tenure, before later being drafted in the fourth round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Montreal Impact. In addition, midfielder Abraham Villon was named second-team all-conference after posting posting 19 points on six goals and a team-high seven assists. Villon now plays in the USL Pro for the Oklahoma City Energy.

In 2012, Kirshner led SDSU to a 7-9-3 overall record, highlighted by a home victory over Pac-12 foe California, a tie against top-10 ranked Indiana and a 2-0 mark in the UCR/Courtyard Marriott Soccer Invitational, which was part of a season-best three-match winning streak where the Aztecs outscored opponents 15-3. In addition, four Aztecs received all-Pac-12 Conference honors under Kirshner's tutelage, including a first-team selection for midfielder Blake Wise, second-team honors for midfielders Jose Altamirano and Kevin Bick, as well as honorable mention recognition for Ongaro.

Four seasons ago, Kirshner guided San Diego State to back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1991 and 1992. The Aztecs finished with an overall record of 10-6-3, which included a shutout-victory over No. 21 Penn.

The win over Penn was the second during a streak in which SDSU went unbeaten in eight straight matches (7-0-1) and outscored its opponents 18-4. The eight-game unbeaten run was the program's longest since an eight-match span in 2007 and equaled the sixth longest in school history.

The Aztecs found themselves in the national polls five consecutive weeks in 2011 and was ranked as high as No. 18 in the Soccer America Poll.

Under Kirshner, six Aztecs were recognized by the Pac-12. Daniel Steres earned first-team accolades, while Pedro Adan, Jose Altamirano, Miles Byass and Abraham Villon captured second-team honors. Blake Hylen completed the list of award winners as he garnered honorable mention recognition.

Steres was later tabbed a first-team NSCAA All-Far West Region player before being selected with the 28th pick in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Chivas USA. Teammate Justin Davies later went to the Los Angeles Galaxy as the 76th overall selection.

In 2010, Kirshner led San Diego State to a 10-7-2 record, the program's first 10-win season since 1994 (10-9-0). It was the team's fifth .500 or better campaign in its six years of the Pac-10.

SDSU put together a seven-game unbeaten streak, defeated two nationally ranked teams and went 5-0-1 in tournament matches. The Aztecs were co-champions of the University of San Diego/Nike Cup and were runner-ups due to goal differential in two other tournaments (Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Tournament and Middleton Sports and Fitness Invitational).

Kirshner's team also were NSCAA Academic Team Award Winners for earning a team cumulative GPA over 3.00. San Diego State was the only California State University men's program, regardless of division (I, II or III) to win the award.

SDSU was ranked as high as 22 by NSCAA/, its highest in the poll since Oct. 31, 2006.

Under Kirshner's watch, Raymundo Reza was named to the all-Far West Region second team and was joined on the all-Pac-10 team by Jose Altamirano, Khadim Diouf, Daniel Steres, Miles Byass, Brad Byrns and Justin Davies.

In 2009, Kirshner led San Diego State to a 6-6-6 record. Despite going 3-0-2 against top-15 teams, 2-0-2 versus the top 10, 2-1-3 on the road, and ranking 20th of 204 teams in the final edition of the RPI (released Dec. 14), SDSU was left out of the NCAA tournament.

The RPI, which is a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare results and strength of schedule, of 20 was the Aztecs' best ever (since RPI's were published online). In addition, San Diego State had the best RPI of the teams who were left out of the tournament (Creighton was second at No. 29).

Kirshner led the 2009 squad to wins over NCAA round of 16 foes Stanford and UC Santa Barbara, and draws with final eight rival UCLA (twice) and top-16 seed Michigan State. It marked the seventh time in eight years that his team earned a result (win or tie) against a top-10 school. In addition, SDSU is 5-1-5 against top-10 programs since 2005.

In Pac-10 play, SDSU was 3-4-3, good enough for fourth place. In fact, since the team moved to the Pac-10 in 2005, the Aztecs have had the third-best conference record with a pair of runner-up finishes.

Kirshner coached 10 players to all-Pac-10 selections in 2009, the most in the conference and three more than San Diego State has ever had. Leading the group of 10 was Nick Cardenas, who earned his fourth straight league accolade. Cardenas would later pick up his fourth consecutive NSCAA/adidas all-Far West nod, garnering second-team consideration.

Three SDSU players - Steve Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes, second round, 30th overall), Nick Cardenas (Kansas City Wizards, third round, 36th overall) and Jamel Wallace (Seattle Sounders FC, fourth round, 59th overall) - were later selected in the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The Aztecs' three draft selections were tied with NCAA runner-up Akron and Notre Dame for the third-most in the country, as only two schools (UCLA (5) and Wake Forest (4)) had more.

In 2008, Kirshner, who was named one of the 20-most influential in San Diego County soccer by the website, guided San Diego State to a 3-4-3 record in Pac-10 play, good enough for third place, its third straight third-or-better finish. He led the squad to a 3-1-0 record over its final four matches, including a 1-0 shutout over seventh-ranked California.

Kirshner coached seven players to all-Pac-10 honors, then tied for the most in his nine-year tenure, including Nick Cardenas' third straight league accolade. Cardenas would later go onto be picked for his third consecutive NSCAA/adidas All-Far West team.

In 2007, Kirshner led the squad to its second consecutive runner-up finish in the Pac-10, despite being picked fifth in the preseason poll. The runner-up result came on the heels of back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament; a feat that hadn't been done at SDSU since the 1988 and 1989 seasons.

In addition, 2007's 8-7-4 mark gave San Diego State its fourth winning campaign in five years and third consecutive, something that hadn't been done on the campus since 1990-92.

SDSU's 4-4-2 mark in the Pac-10 included three straight over nationally ranked foes UCLA, California and Stanford. The victory over the Bruins on Oct. 6 was the program's first since Oct. 11, 1989. With a tie later on in the season, the Aztecs won the season series between the two schools for the first time since 1969, their second season of Division I soccer.

San Diego State was 3-1-2 against nationally ranked teams, and were ranked as high as No. 18 by Soccer America, No. 20 by Top Drawer Soccer, No. 24 by Soccer Times, No. 24 by College Soccer News and No. 25 by NSCAA/adidas.

In 2006, Kirshner guided San Diego State to a 5-2-3 Pac-10 mark to give the team a second-place finish in just its second year in one of the toughest conferences in the nation. Included in the five league wins was a season sweep over eventual champion California. The team's nine goals allowed tied Stanford for the fewest given up in conference play.

The strong season catapulted SDSU into the NCAA tournament for the second straight season, where they would fall in the first round at eventual national champion UC Santa Barbara, 2-1.

The Aztecs went 2-0 in the inaugural The Soccer Post/Aztec Classic and 1-0-1 in the USD/SDSU Soccer Tournament, and defeated three nationally ranked foes.

Kirshner's senior goalkeeper Tally Hall was a M.A.C. Hermann Award semifinalist, an All-American for the second consecutive year, a Scholar-Athlete All-American, an all-Far West selection and a first-team all-Pac-10 selection.

Hall was joined on the all-conference team by Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Cardenas and five others, making the seven selections then the highest total in school history.

In 2005, Kirshner led SDSU to a 9-4-6 record, its best mark since 1991, and a trip to its first NCAA tournament since 1989, before falling at UC Santa Barbara, 2-0, in the first round.

Kirshner helped the Aztecs receive numerous honors in 2005. SDSU was nationally ranked by all four polls during the season and reached as high as No. 14 by Soccer America and College Soccer News. The Aztecs ranked first nationally with a 87.9 shots-on-goal save percentage and second in the country with a 0.54 goals against average. SDSU did not allow a goal in the first half the entire season.

Under Kirshner's tutelage, Hall became the first Aztec to receive All-American honors since National Soccer Hall of Fame member Marcelo Balboa did so in 1989.

In addition to Hall, four others were named to the all-Pacific 10 Conference team, including sophomore midfielder Kraig Chiles.

Kirshner didn't rest on his laurels in the offseason. Instead, he brought in the 17th-best recruiting class in the country, according to College Soccer News.

Kirshner orchestrated the team's move to the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) in 2005, arguably one of the top soccer conferences in the nation. The move gave SDSU its full allotment of scholarships for the first time in program history and the victories followed shortly thereafter.

Kirshner believes that talented players and top-notch competition go hand-in-hand, so he wants his SDSU teams to be characterized by their success against quality opponents.

"When you start stepping up your competition, you need better players," Kirshner said. "I think that the two have complemented each other well and put us in position to not only play those teams, but actually beat them."

No stranger to winning, Kirshner has a mold and a style that his players have bought into; one that has shown proven results when building programs.

Before coming to SDSU, Kirshner coached the women of Cañada College (Redwood City, Calif.) from 1992-95. During that time, he took over a program that had never won a conference game and led it to a 16-1-3 record his final year. The season would finish with a loss in penalty kicks in the California State Quarterfinals. For his efforts, he was named the Coast Conference Coach of the Year.

He also served as the men's assistant coach at Cañada and helped with their run to the state quarterfinals in 1992 and 1994.

From there, Kirshner moved to a head coaching position at Ohlone College (Fremont, Calif.) in the fall of 1995. At Ohlone, he helped take a team from a second-to-last place league finish the previous season to as high as a No. 15 state ranking.

Prior to his arrival at SDSU, Kirshner also served as the men's assistant coach at his alma mater, Rutgers. Kirshner helped the Scarlet Knights to the second round at the 1996 NCAA tournament, and a No. 13 national ranking and a 14-7-4 record.

Before taking over the Aztecs' head spot, Kirshner spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the SDSU men's program under long-time head coach Chuck Clegg, the school's all-time winningest coach.

In his first season at SDSU's helm, Kirshner's team improved its win total from the previous year, despite playing top-ranked UCLA and traditional powers such as Washington and Portland.

As a player at Rutgers, Kirshner was part of a 1987 NCAA quarterfinal team, a 1989 NCAA semifinal squad that lost to eventual co-champion Virginia and a runner-up finisher to UCLA in the 1990 championship match.

He received his undergraduate degree in communication while graduating with honors in 1991, and is listed as one of the soccer program's top 25 alums.

"Lev was an outstanding player for us and a very integral part of a team that went to two Final Fours in his career," Rutgers head coach Bob Reasso said. "In my 25 years at Rutgers, Lev was one of the finest players ever to come through our program."

Following his collegiate career, Kirshner represented the United States in 1993, winning a bronze medal for the U.S. national Maccabiah team. In 1997, he returned to Israel as captain of the U.S. team, and led the only squad to defeat eventual gold-medalist Brazil.

Kirshner was selected as one of 250 domestic and international athletes to be assessed in the inaugural Major League Soccer combine in 1995. Kirshner also had a stint in the USISL starting for the Reno Rattlers. During that year, he trained with and played in several intrasquad reserve games for the MLS San Jose Clash.

Kirshner was named coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Pan-American U-20 soccer team in December 2003, where he won a bronze medal in Santiago, Chile. In the summer of 2005, Kirshner led the national Maccabiah squad to a second-place finish. Kirshner and his assistant, Amos Magee, became only the second and third members of the U.S. soccer delegation to have won two medals in the World Maccabiah Games. Additionally, Kirshner's squad earned the tournament's "Fair Play" Award, which is given to the team that exhibited the best sportsmanship.

Kirshner has valuable experience working with all levels of soccer having had stints with the Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) and serving as the interim head coach of the national runner-up West team during the 2001 U.S. regional championship. He was also as an assistant coach during the team's undefeated April 2002 tour of Australia.

Additionally, Kirshner worked as both an assistant and head coach with the Northern California ODP U-23 men's team during 1995 and 1996. He led those squads to consecutive Western Regional championships, including a third-place finish at the 1995 Donnelly Cup. He also won a Western Regional title with the under-15 ODP Northern California state team as the assistant coach of the 1984 age group.

Kirshner possesses a USSF A-License and has received the NSCAA Premiere Badge with distinguished honors; the highest accolade provided by that organization.

A graduate of Mission San Jose High School, Kirshner was inducted to the first hall of fame class at his alma mater. While at Mission San Jose, he guided his soccer team to two North Coast Section (NCS) appearances. During his senior season, he led his squad to its school's first soccer league title en route to the NCS semifinals, where it fell to De La Salle on penalty kicks. Kirshner was a three-time all-league selection and led his team in points all four years. Adding to his list of prep achievements, Kirshner finished third in the NCS badminton championships his junior year, won the title as a senior and was a varsity cross country runner his sophomore and junior years.

Kirshner maintains ties with the community through his involvement with various soccer clubs. Most recently, Kirshner has been working with the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, coaching two elte program teams. Kirshner has also spent time with the Hotspurs Soccer Club, for which he was the director of soccer operations from 1999-2002. In addition, Kirshner has worked for the PQ Premier, coaching their U-12 boys team, and has hosted numerous free clinics and seminars.

In his time away from soccer, Kirshner enjoys reading biographies of coaches. He is an avid golfer and resides in Pacific Beach.

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Matt Hall

Matt Hall

SDSU Mens' Soccer Associate Head Coach Matt Hall enters his third season as associate head coach and 16th overall with the San Diego State men's soccer program. His primary...

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SDSU Mens' Soccer Associate Head Coach

Matt Hall enters his third season as associate head coach and 16th overall with the San Diego State men's soccer program. His primary duties are working with the goalkeepers. In addition to his goalkeeping duties, Hall coordinates the team's recruiting, and organizes and runs practice sessions.

Known as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation, Hall has coached a goalkeeper to a postseason honor in five of his last nine seasons on The Mesa.

"I am so fortunate that Matt has become such a significant part of my personal and professional life," head coach Lev Kirshner said. "Since 1997, when Matt first played for me, I have enjoyed watching him mature as an adult and professional. Matt has become one of my closest friends and I am so blessed to have him as my assistant. This program would not be the same without him and neither would my life."

A year ago, the Aztecs enjoyed four shutouts with Adam Allmaras logging every second in net. Under Hall's guidance, Allmaras helped San Diego State post victories over No. 17 Oregon State, No. 19 Denver and No. 25 Clemson. The win over the Beavers was of the shutout variety.

San Diego State had six shutout victories in 2013, and the Aztecs have posted nine shutout wins over the last two seasons, including a convincing 5-0 victory over No. 16 San Diego in 2013 and a 1-0 road win over Clemson in 2012.

In 2012, SDSU held opponents scoreless on four different occasions, highlighted by a 0-0 tie against top-10 ranked Indiana. The Aztecs also earned an overtime victory over Clemson, 1-0. San Diego State's goalkeepers finished the season with a goals against average of 1.46 with a .721 save percentage.

In 2011, the Aztecs shut out five opponents, with their second of the season coming in a 2-0 victory over No. 21 Penn. As a group, SDSU's goalkeepers combined to post a goals against average of 1.27 and a .747 save percentage in 2011. That season, Blake Hylen started 17 of his 18 games played and posted a record of 9-6-3, while finishing with a GAA of 1.31, a save percentage of .747, four shutouts and 71 saves, as he earned all-Pac-12 honorable-mention accolades.

In 2010, SDSU posted six shutouts, including back-to-back ones against Houston Baptist and Albany on Sept. 24 and Sept. 26, respectively.

Brad Byrns went 10-7-2 with a 1.18 goals against average over 1751:16. He had 63 saves for a .733 save percentage and had all six shutouts. For his efforts, he was named to the all-Pac-10 team as an honorable-mention selection.

In 2009, SDSU posted three shutouts, including back-to-back clean sheets against NCAA tournament foe Princeton (W, 1-0) and Washington (T, 0-0) on Sept. 27 and Oct. 2, respectively. The team's other shutout came in a 2-0 win over No. 11 California Oct. 25 in Berkeley.

Byrns (6-6-4) started 16 of the team's 18 games, registering a team-high 71 saves and 76.3 save percentage, while recording all three of San Diego State's shutouts. R.J. Smith (0-0-2) played brilliantly in his two starts, posting a team-low 1.23 goals against average over 220 minutes.

In 2008, Hall and the Aztecs dealt with a plethora of injuries at the goalkeeper position, but was still able to post five shutouts. Morgan Maestas (1.16 GAA, 388:36), Byrns (1.47 GAA, 244:12), orge Rosales (1.52 GAA, 831:06) and Smith (1.97 GAA, 228:46) all appeared in at least three games and started at least twice.

On Nov. 4, Rosales earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after SDSU beat No. 7 California when he faced 20 shots and eight corner kicks, all while playing a man down the final 49:52. He made five saves to preserve the shutout.

In 2007, Byrns posted a 6-1-2 record with a 0.73 goals against average and amassed five shutouts before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Despite missing 10 games, Byrns was still named to the Pac-10 all-conference team as an honorable mention selection. The feat was even more amazing as Byrns had the daunting task of having to replace two-time All-American Tally Hall.

Under Hall's guidance in 2006, Tally Hall (no relation) became the first Aztec to earn All-America honors in consecutive years since National Soccer Hall of Famer member Marcelo Balboa accomplished the feat in 1988 and again in 1989.

Tally Hall also was a M.A.C. Hermann Award semifinalist, a Scholar All-American and a first-team all-West Region and all-Pac-10 performer.

In the 2006 campaign, Matt Hall helped the SDSU goalkeepers limit the opposition to just nine goals in Pac-10 play, tied with Stanford for the fewest in the conference.

A year before (2005), Tally Hall and the Aztecs led the nation with a 88.9 shots-on-goal save percentage and was second in the country with a 0.49 goals against average, both school records. For his efforts, he was named a first-team all-Far West selection and first-team all-Pac-10 pick.

In 2004, Hall earned all-academic honors by the MPSF, the same honor Colin Hanke won in 2003.

Brian Barnes broke his own single-season saves record in 2002 en route to being named a second-team all-MPSF selection and all-academic pick.

In 2001, Tim Edwards earned first-team all-MPSF honors after going 4-5-4 with a 1.56 goals against average and two shutouts. Edwards was even better in conference play, posting a 1.07 GAA in seven appearances.

Barnes, who would go onto become the school's all-time leader with 282 saves, was named to the MPSF Pacific Division first team in 2000 and was selected to the all-academic team after recording 90 saves.

Actively involved as the team's recruiting coordinator, Matt Hall helped San Diego State produce three top-40 recruiting classes from 2005-07, including three more after that. The Aztecs were ranked No. 39 by College Soccer News in 2005, No. 19 in 2006, No. 17 in 2007, No. 22 in 2009, and No. 29 in 2010 and No. 35 in 2011.

The accolades are not surprising since Hall helped Kirshner build the program back up to a national force. Hall helped SDSU earn a full allotment of scholarships for the first time in school history. In the process, the Aztecs joined the Pac-10 (now Pac-12), arguably one of the top soccer conferences in the nation.

Hall's efforts were recognized by College Soccer News in 2007, when he was named on of the top 12 assistant coaches in the nation. In the article, the website wrote that, "Some might overlook the contribution that Hall has made to the rise in prominence of the program at San Diego State over the past few years but that would be a mistake. The statistics regarding the effectiveness of the Aztec netminders over the past few years and the quality of the recruiting classes which San Diego State has attracted are proof positive of the contribution that Hall is making."

Hall is a familiar face to San Diego State soccer fans, having spent three years (1996-98) defending the Aztecs' net and beginning SDSU's recent tradition of nationally-renowned goalkeepers.

Hall is listed third on the school's season saves list, recording 89 during the 1998 campaign. He is ranked third on SDSU's career saves list with 213. Only Hall pupils Barnes (1999-2002) and Tally Hall (2003-06) are above Hall on the lists.

In June 1998, Hall represented SDSU at the adidas Summer League, a prestigious camp designed for the nation's top collegiate players. He was one of 15 goalkeepers from across the country invited to participate in the clinic.

He also had a solid professional career, starting for the San Diego Flash, which reached the quarterfinals of the A-League championships in 2001.

Hall completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego in 2001, and holds a U.S.S.F. National "A" license.

He resides in San Diego with his wife Kelli, and their two children.

"Although being a part of Matt and Kelli's wedding party was poignant,"  Kirshner said. "I have to say, being there for the birth of their first child, Madden Michele, is one of the greatest moments I have experienced as an Aztec soccer coach. The ability to see Matt's happy, beaming face, while holding Madden for the first time was...well, let's just say, I was a proud mentor, but really I am just a proud friend."

Camp Details


Our Residential and Commuter Camps are designed to indoctrinate every camper with the philosophies of the SDSU Soccer program.


The primary goal of our Youth Day Camp is to increase the camper’s love for the game while increasing one’s individual skill and knowledge of soccer. This passion will be accomplished through fun exercises that are technically challenging and competitive.


Full Day ID Camps are organized for all the elements of a player’s Individual Development (ID). Camp begins with an Aztec Soccer training session and then moves into varying competitive environments from small group tournaments to 11v11 games.

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2016 Session Information 


CHECK IN: 9:00-9:45 AM
CHECK OUT: 3:00 PM on Day 1, 12:00 pm on Day 2

Day 1:

  • 9:45-10:00 AM          Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:00-10:30 AM        Technical Warm-up
  • 10:30-11:15 AM          Tactical Training
  • 11:15 AM-12:00 PM    Small Sided Games
  • 12:00-1:00 PM           Lunch Provided
  • 1:15-1:45 PM              Technical Warm-up
  • 1:45-2:15 PM             Game Tactics Training
  • 2:30-3:30 PM            11v11 Round Robin Matches
  • 3:30-3:45 PM            Camp Check-out

Day 2:

  • 9:30-10:00 AM         College Game Day Warm-up
  • 10:00-11:30 AM        11v11 Round Robin Matches
  • 11:30-12:00 PM         Closing Ceremonies/Coach's Meetings
  • 12:00-12:30 PM        Campers Released


Our Residential and Commuter Camps are designed to indoctrinate every camper with the philosophies of collegiate training methods. This is accomplished through the tutelage of elite college coaches and current players organizing themed training sessions and competitive games at night.

CHECK IN: 1:30-3:30 PM at respective dormitory on Day 1
CHECK OUT: 12:00 PM on last day

Residential/Commuter Camp Tentative Schedule

Opening Night

  • 1:30-3:30 PM              Check-in at respective dormitory
  • 4:00 PM                    Orientation
  • 5:00-7:00 PM           Training Session
  • 7:00 PM                    Session ends and Commuters released for the day
  • 8:00 PM                    Dinner (Residential Campers Only)
  • 10:30 PM                   Lights out

Second Day

  • 8:00 AM                  Wake-Up
  • 8:45-9:30 AM          Breakfast (Residential Campers Only)
  • 9:30-11:30 AM         Training Session
  • 12:00-1:00 PM         Lunch provided (all campers)
  • 2:30-4:30 PM          Small Sided Trounaments
  • 5:30-6:15 PM           Dinner (All Campers)
  • 6:45-9:00 PM          11v11 Matches
  • 9:30 PM                   Pizza (at camper's expense)
  • 10:30 PM                  Lights Out

Third Day 

  • 8:00 AM                  Wake-Up
  • 8:45-9:30 AM          Breakfast (Residential Campers Only)
  • 9:30-11:30 AM         Training Session
  • 12:00-1:00 PM         Lunch provided (all campers)
  • 2:30-4:30 PM          Small Sided Trounaments
  • 5:30-6:15 PM           Dinner (All Campers)
  • 6:45-9:00 PM          11v11 Matches
  • 9:30 PM                  Pizza (at camper's expense)
  • 10:30 PM                 Lights Out

Last Day

  • 8:45-9:30 AM          Breakfast (Residential Campers Only)
  • 9:30-11:30 AM         Field Session
  • 12:00 PM                 Check-Out


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 6-12. 


Youth Day Camp Schedule

  • 9:30 AM-10:30 AM     Technical Warm-up and Skill Development Exercises
  • 10:30-10:45  AM         Water, Soccer Story Time, and Snacks 
  • 10:45-12:00 PM          Soccer Related Fun Games
  • 12:00-1:00 PM            Lunch provided
  • 1:00-1:45 PM              Technical Warm-up and Skill Development Exercises
  • 1:45-3:00 PM              Small Sided Games
  • 2:45-3:00 PM             Dismissal

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


Refer a Friend: If you have already registered, recruit a friend to come with you and you and your friend are eligible for a $25 discount. Please have your friend identify your name in the notes section during check-out or reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226.

Group Discount: If seven or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 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.

* Please note - one discount per camp registration only.

Pro-rates: If you cannot attend a camp session or part of the day, let us know! We are glad to help! Please call the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226.


ATC are on staff along with our coaching staff members.


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.  

“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. 



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.


“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.


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.


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.

Camper Reviews

Parent of a Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Improved confidence

This is our second time attending the camp. It has helped my child improve dribbling techniques and confidence. We  love that the camp is held at a college campus and I'm very confident that this setting helps him view himself playing college soccer-which is our ultimate goal! 

Read All 16 Reviews

Parent of a Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Very Impressed

I can't thank you and your staff of coaches enough for the wonderful session at SDSU. I expected it to be "nice" but I had no idea we would fall in love with the school and be so impressed with you and your assistant coaches. You were dynamic and engaging and informative. What was overwhelmingly obvious is how much you care about your players.  I thank the coaches for speaking to my son and complimenting him on his "composure on the ball" and giving him specific areas to work on (long balls, strength, and speed).

Parent of a Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Coaches are great role models

This was such a positive and encouraging experience for my child. The coaches were both skillful and acted as great role-models in terms of teaching kindness and good sportsmanship to the campers.

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Very Helpful

The coaching at this camp was very helpful. I would recommend this camp to any skillful player who wants to have a fun time but also wants to improve his soccer skills.

Parent of a Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Loved everything from the coaching to the location

What a great experience for my son! He enjoyed everything from the coaching to the location-even lunch-was awesome. Planning on coming back next year! 

Parent of a Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Life as a Student-Athlete

Thank you very much for the time spent with my son during the camp. He really enjoyed himself. I feel it opened his eyes to what college life for a student-athlete will be. He is very determined to make the needed corrections and will work hard to achieve his goals.

Parent of a Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Keen to attend again next year

Our son participated in the Nike soccer camp in San Diego from 11-14 July 2013. Both my son and I were very impressed by the excellent guidance of the coaches, the nice and competitive atmosphere and the variety between training for  (learning skills) and playing soccer (football in Europe). We are from The Netherlands and for our son being in San Diego and with so many other gifted players from the US was a nice experience. My son is keen to attend also next year the Nike soccer camp in San Diego. 

Parent of a Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Huge confidence booster

My son received exceptional training at this soccer camp.  He was able to stay in the dorms and bond with the other players.  He made new friends and gained valuable skills in the camp.  He also received some valuable feedback from the coaches and won "keeper of the week" which was a huge confidence booster for him.  Worth the money and time spent here.  We would have him do it again!

Parent of a Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Developed his awareness as a teammate

Nike Aztec Soccer Academy did a great job of teaching our son new skills, developing his awareness as a teammate, and illustrating critical accomplishments (like good grades) for the path ahead.

Parent of a Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Made new friends and had a blast

My son went to this camp not knowing anyone so I thought he might not have too much fun. On the contrary, he made a few friends and had a blast!! My husband got the full day camp and I'm glad he did. We will definitely recommend this camp to friends and family next year. Thank you for making my sons first "soccer camp" experience a fun one!! 

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Professional and informative

The SDS Camp was challenging and well run. We came from Canada to attend and it was worth it. It was professional and informative and we will be back next summer.

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Fun and entertaining

The camp was fun and entertaining. I learned a lot throughout the week. I felt like staying in the dorm made me get to know my peers and bond on and off the field.

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Expands the mind and ability

It expands a player's mind and ability on the field, surely making the player even better in all aspects. The camp's safety and intension is very good. Personally I would come back next year if possible.

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Developed as a player

This soccer camp was very intense and fast paced. I walked away from this camp with more knowledge on the sport then I can even imagine. I can tell I have developed more as a player from just attending this camp.

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Very thankful

Nike Soccer Camp at San Diego State was an experience that I have only lived once. I got to learn many things and Im really thankful for that. I would totally recommend it for any soccer player out there that wants to improve on the field.

Aztec Soccer Academy Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Must do for the summer

Great experience for beginners, intermediate or advanced players. Get to be on campus and get to be with SDSU players and coaches. A must do for the summer. 

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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