Nike Boys Soccer Camp Sacred Heart University

Nike Boys Soccer Camp Sacred Heart University
Nike Boys Soccer Camp Sacred Heart University

The best place to become a better soccer player is in the company of coaches and players who share your passion. Join us at Sacred Heart University for an intensive week of boys soccer training!

At Nike Soccer Camps our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. We are able to offer an unforgettable growth experience no matter what your age or skill level.

Highlights Include

  • Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
  • Camp completion certificate
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
  • Personal Evaluation
  • Players grouped by age and ability
  • Specialized day camp offered for ages 6-11
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Joe Barroso
Camp Director

Joe Barroso

Our camp directors have a major stake in providing camps of the highest quality: camps that are fun, that improve the skills of the campers, and that provide the campers with the opportunity to make new, lifelong friends.

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The kick-off of the 2016 season marks Barroso's 12th season at the helm of the men's program. He previously served as the head coach on the women's side for eight seasons, leading them to an NEC title and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Barroso made an immediate impact on the SHU men's team in 2005, engineering the second biggest single-season turnaround in a conference history, leading the Pioneers to the playoffs for the first time ever in Division I. Barroso followed that up with another postseason appearance in 2007.

Portugal -native Barroso began his career helping lay the foundation of the women's soccer program at Sacred Heart serving as head coach from 1992-94. He amassed a record of 27-28-2 in those three years on sideline, receiving the regional Coach-of-the-Year award in 1994-95.

At the University of Bridgeport, Barroso was named the New England Collegiate Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 1997. He was 28-31-4 while coaching the women for four years. He also served as the head men's soccer coach for the Purple Knights from 1997-99.

Originally from Portugal, Barroso played at Southern Connecticut State University, where he was a member of that school's Division II National Championship squad in 1990 and is eighth on the Owls all-time scoring list with 99 points (41 goals, 58 assists). His 41 goals are sixth on that all-time list. He was chosen as one of the top-25 players in the country after his senior season at SCSU and picked to play in the Senior Bowl.

Coach Barroso has played professionally both in Europe and the United States. He played for a First Division club in Portugal competing in the prestigious UEFA Cup and for both the Connecticut Wolves and the Boston Storm in the A-League of the USISL. Barroso was also a member of the United States National Team in 1990-'91.

Camp Details

Intense soccer sessions alternate with presentations on sports nutrition, strength training, and the basic fundamentals of the sport. Campers are housed in air conditioned campus dormitories and experience traditional college living. Individuals and teams are encouraged to attend. Team members will be grouped together in all soccer sessions.  We also offer a day only program, designed for boys ages 6 - 11. This day camp focuses on the fundamentals and skills neccessary for young soccer players to excel. 

More Important Camp Details


Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, supervision and evening activities. Campers must be 9 years old to stay overnight.
Extended Day Campers (varies on the first and last day) 9am-8pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.
Day campers (varies on the first and last day) 9am-430pm: Professional coaching and instruction. Lunch is provided. Day 1 (3:00pm-8:30pm), Day 2-4 (9:00am - 4:30pm), Last Day (9:00am-12:00pm)

Soccer balls may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $15. Campers are not required to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Nike Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. 

To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our registration form.  Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application.  All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415.526.5945. Mail registrations to Nike Soccer Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.


Check-in: between 2:00-3:00pm at the Pitt Center on the first day.
Check-out: Graduation is at the fields at 11:30, check out from the dorms follows at 12:00pm on the last day.


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Grass fields at Notre Dame Catholic High School


Dorm: Roncalli Hall
Campers Per Room: 2 or 3
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 on floor 
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $70 room key, $25 meal card
Spending Money: $40, please do NOT bring a pre-written check 
Medical Facility: An athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Nearest Airport:  JFK or LaGuardia (NYC – 55 min)
Transportation: Not provided


Conveniently located between New York City and Boston in beautiful suburban Fairfield, Sacred Heart University provides campers with first-rate coaching and fantastic facilities, including one of the finest athletic centers in New England. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Session Topic of the day
  • 11:00am Small sided games
  • 12:00pm Lunch/rest
  • 2:30pm Tactical Session
  • 4:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Evening Games
  • 9:00pm Evening Activities
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Gabriel Clark, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Absolute Best Time

The Nike Camp at Sacred Heart University was extraordinary. My son is an advanced level soccer player and said he had the 'absolute best time' ever. His statement reflected the soccer instruction, soccer coaches, soccer atmosphere and the entire camp experience in general. He has participated in other 'soccer boarding camps' so he has a lot to compare. He 'loved' attending the Nike Camp and will participate again next summer.

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Sarah Sandrolini, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Extremely well run

I highlyrecommend this soccer camp to anyone looking for a total soccer experience. The camping staff is excellent and runs everything extremely well. 

Sheryl Testa, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '15

  • 5/5.

My son was only able to be at camp for 2 days due to an unknown severe allergic reaction but they took care of him above and beyond. Emily the trainer was fantastic with communicating with me and took great care of my son as well as the counselor that went to the hospital. Nike even gave me a credit for the time my son missed for next years camp. My son loved the short amount of time he was able to participate and can't wait to go back next year

Phil Wax, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great communication

Ease of registration and distribution of information to parents.  Great at communicating & staff at the camp were very accommodating.

Derrick Marinoff, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Enjoyable week

My son spent an enjoyable week improving his skills and spending  time just keeping up with soccer during the summer break so he could return to school in the Fall ready for his high school team.

Parent of Jake Virassammy, Sacred Heart University Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Would love to go back!

My camper had fun and he would love to go back and maybe take all the sections possible.

Austin Winningham, Sacred Heart University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Intense and fun week

Provides an intense week of soccer to satisfy the athlete who wants to step up his game, all while providing a fun atmosphere in which to do it in.

Mark Conkling, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Great Experience

My son had a great experience - he was very hesitant to go and had the time of his life - also was very happy with the drills.

Adrian Marcos, Sacred Heart University Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Excellent Coaching

The camp has an excellent coaching staff and a great field to play and practice on. Had a great time and learned a lot.

Becky Manning, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '16

  • 3/5.
Needs healthier meals

Too much scrimmaging without instruction. Not enough drills on footwork and passing. Not enough discipline. Trainers are too young some or most were in high school. Nutrition was horrible. A lot of fried food not too many healthy choices. A sports camp should consider teaching in promoting proper nutrition not serving hamburgers pizza and chicken fingers.

Dustin Stafford, Sacred Heart University Camper '12

  • 4/5.
Commitment to Team Work

This Nike camp built a very strong commitment to team work and good sportsmanship while maintaining a serious and competitive environment.

Mariah Armando, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '16

  • 3/5.
Rep should be at meeting area

sometimes upon arrival, there was no Nike rep at the meeting area. I'd like a rep there at drop off.

Ben Mathis, Sacred Heart University Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Top Notch

This was my second year at the camp. The soccer training and living accomodations are 'top notch'. I plan on attending a third year. Thank you!

Logan Trusnik, Sacred Heart University Camper '11

  • 5/5.

The instruction is really good, the coaches and staff are excellent and the accommodations at Sacred Heart are air conditioned which adds to the overall quality of the experience.

Dakota Ryan, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '11

  • 5/5.
Great Program

The boys are given a sense of freedom, while still being supervised. Nike Soccer Camps run a great program.

Emily Brady, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '11

  • 5/5.
Left feeling motivated

Our son has been to several camps and left this camp feeling motivated and strong. The coaches did a great job working with the kids and helping get them conditioned and trained.  The head coach was involved and gave personal attention to the boys.  It was a great week.

Steve Polecki, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '10

  • 5/5.
Loved everything!

My son loved everything about this camp! He thoroughly enjoys his camp time every summer and is a repeat attendee!

Samantha Roberts, Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '10

  • 5/5.
Individualized instruction

The fitness sessions are very well instructed with all the various stations working on all the aspects of soccer. The coaches challenged the campers, but are also very friendly. They overall attention paid to the campers was excellent, lots of individualized instruction. 

Orlando Morales, Sacred Heart University Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Make new friends

I would recommend this to beginer level players who want to get away for a week and make new friends .

Camp Dates & Prices

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