2017 Session Information
Our goalkeeping camps are run in conjunction with our residential camps. The structure of the goalkeeper camp offers a balance of specific goalkeeper training, training with the team, and playing in games. The goalkeepers start off the day with specific goalkeeper training. Focus is on the many facets of the game such as crosses, shot stopping, shot handling, breakaways, angle play, set pieces, and distribution. In the afternoon sessions, the goalkeepers are integrated into the field sessions when there is a finishing or crossing topic. Otherwise, the goalkeepers stay together for specific training. The final session of the day is games compteition. The goalkeepers are placed on a team and received valuable game experience under the instruction from Coaches Kevin and Jesse. Registration is limited to ages 10-18.
Is your camper under 10 years old? If so, CLICK HERE to learn more about The Collegiate Soccer Experience Day Camp run by the Virginia Tech Soccer Staff. Open for all boys ages 5-10 years old, the camp runs Monday through Friday from 9am to Noon. We strive to teach soccer skills in an instructional environment that is challenging and fun. Players with experience will improve their skills and their understanding of the tactical aspects of the game. Players new to the game will create a strong base of good habits for their future.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Nike Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities. This camp is owned, controlled and operated by Mike Brizendine and US Sports Camps, Inc. The word “Hokies”, or any other reference to Virginia Tech are by permission of the University, and do not indicate, express or imply any fashion involvement of the University in the operation or control of the camp.
Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper will receive a $30 discount. 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.
ARRIVAL ON FIRST DAY OF CAMP
Check-in at Cassell Coliseum: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
First camp meeting: 2:30 PM
First field session: 3:00 PM
First meal in camp: Dinner
DEPARTURE ON LAST DAY OF CAMP
Last field session/games: 9:00-10:45 AM
Closing ceremonies: 10:45-11:00 AM (at turf practice field)
Check-out at dormitory: 11:00-noon
Last meal in camp: Breakfast
DIRECTIONS TO CAMP TO REACH THE CAMPUS FROM INTERSTATE 81 (SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND): I-81 to exit 118B, US 460 West towards Blacksburg. Make sure to follow signs to Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. Stay on US 460 West for approximately 8 miles. At the first traffic light, turn right onto campus at Southgate Drive. Follow Southgate to the second stoplight and turn left onto Spring Road. Follow Spring Rd. past the football stadium and turn left into the parking lot on your left. Cassell Coliseum, where you register for camp, is the last building on the right hand side of Spring Rd. You should see signs directing you to registration.
QUICK FACTS FOR REGISTERED CAMPERS:
AIRPORT PICK-UP - Players requiring an airport pick up from the Roanoke Airport must contact us at least 2 weeks prior to camp. A cost of $20/way and a faxed airline itinerary is required. Phone:540-230-8942 Fax: 540-231-3613. Campers are asked to bring a check with them to camp for the transportation fee. Check can be made out to Virginia Tech Soccer.
Our Camp Store will offer a variety of snacks, drinks and an option for campers to place pizza orders. We suggest campers bring extra spending money.
COLLEGE RECRUITING SEMINAR
Our College Recruiting Seminars provides an opportunity for high school players to have all of their college questions answered. The seminar will cover topics such as the difference in college programs (Division 1, 2, 3, & NAIA), information on different conferences, NCAA rules and the stages of the recruiting process.
ROOM KEY AND DEPOSIT
Each camper participating in the overnight camp will receive a room key with lanyard giving access into his dorm. A $100 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED DURING CHECK IN (cash or check) which will be returned after the key is turned back in at check-out.
All players will have three meals a day at our awarding winning dinning halls. "Restaurants & Institutions" magazine recently named Student Programs' Housing and Dining a winner of the Ivy Award, which honors the best food service operations and restaurants in the industry.
All overnight campers have the option to rent linens for a $15.00 fee. Linens include sheets, pillow case, towels, washcloth and small blanket. You will still need to bring a pillow and heavier blanket (if needed). Rental option is available during enrollment and the fee will be collected immediately.
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
(1) Pair molded soccer cleats
(1) Pair shin guards
(5) Pair shorts
(1) Pillow case, Long student bed sheets
(8) Pair socks
(1) Laundry bag
(1) Alarm clock (optional)
(1) Small carrying bag
(1) Pair of sneakers or indoor soccer shoes
NOTE: In case of lost luggage, campers that are traveling by airplane should pack a carry on bag containing at least all necessary medications, toiletry items, money, soccer shoes, soccer ball, shin guards, shorts, t-shirts and any other essential items. US Sports and Virginia Tech are not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. is highly recommended that each camper lock his room when he leaves. It is also the responsibility of the camper to keep track of his soccer ball.
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.
All fields used for the Collegiate Soccer Experience are located on Virginia Tech's Campus. With a wide variety of facilities Virginia Tech features some of the best playing surfaces in the country. All campers use the practice training fields (grass and field turf for all playing conditions) as well as have access to Rector Field House (indoor soccer complex).
All overnight campers will stay on campus in the air-conditioned student dorms, conveniently located near all dining halls and soccer facilities. Roommate requests are not guaranteed.
The Collegiate Soccer Experience is pleased to offer some of the best dinning in the country to our camp participants. Virginia Tech serves the best food in the nation, according to The Princeton Review’s "Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition”. The university’s Dining Services also received a No. 1 ranking for “Best Campus Food” in 2008 from the Princeton Review, and was honored with the prestigious Ivy Award from “Restaurants and Institutions” magazine. Virginia Tech's award winning dinning facilities will offer a wide variety of nutritious meals at the newly renovated D2, which features all you can eat dining.
DAY CAMP - Is your camper under 10 years old? If so, CLICK HERE to learn more about The Collegiate Soccer Experience Day Camp run by the Virginia Tech Soccer Staff. Open for all boys ages 5-10 years old, the camp runs Monday through Friday from 9am to Noon. We strive to teach soccer skills in an instructional environment that is challenging and fun. Players with experience will improve their skills and their understanding of the tactical aspects of the game. Players new to the game will create a strong base of good habits for their future.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake Up
- 7:15-8:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Day Campers arrive at Dorm
- 9:00-11:00am Training session 1 (Technical Training)
- 11:30-12:45pm Lunch
- 1:30-3:30pm Training session 2 (Tactical Training)
- 4:00-5:15pm Dinner
- 6:30-8:00pm Evening Games
- 8:15-8:30pm Camp meeting at turf practice field
- 8:30pm Day Campers leave from meeting
- 8:30-10:00pm Special Games, Pizza, Movies
- 9:45-10:15pm In Rooms and Lights Out (10-11 yrs & 12-14 yrs)
- 10:00-10:30pm In Rooms and Lights Out (15-16 yrs & 17-18 yrs)