Nike Boys Elite 150 Total Player Development Camp at Elmhurst College Elmhurst, Illinois
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The NIKE Elite 150 soccer camp is designed for the serious high school-college-pro bound field player or goalkeeper.
The most powerful, innovative, unique, and professional soccer camp on the market today, the NIKE Elite 150 will help guide your game to new heights. Elite 150 is for individuals and teams looking to be challenged in a highly competitive soccer environment, while being seen by top college coaches. Soccer success comes from being smarter and more efficient than the other team. Let us help show you the way!
- Access to brand new turf fields
- Daily classroom sessions covering college level tactics, systems of play, video instruction and match analysis
- NIKE Sparq testing and training
- Attend a professional soccer match on Saturday night and perform a match analysis (included in tuition)
- Nightly 11v11 matches
- "Champions Breakfast" with current college players
- Specialized goalkeeping program
- All coaches are head coaches from Divisions I, II, III and NAIA
- NSCAA parent development seminar (included in tuition)
Home to the Elmhurst football, soccer and track and field programs, Langhorst Field serves as the college's primary outdoor facility. Renovated in 2002, the field is surrounded by an all-weather rubberized track. In the summer of 2011, the field was resurfaced with state-of-the-art FieldTurf. Permanent lighting was also installed in 2011.Meet your coaching staff
Dave Di Tomasso
In 2004, Dave Di Tomasso became the head coach of Elmhurst College's brand new men's soccer team. Di Tomasso needed little time to turn the program into a winner, guiding the Bluejays to an impressive 12-7-1 record and a trip to the CCIW Tournament in its first year as a varsity sport.
Seven years later, the Bluejays' ascent up the ranks of college soccer has been nothing short of impressive. In 2009, Di Tomasso led Elmhurst to its first-ever CCIW Championship and its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bluejays finished the season with a 13-4-4 overall record and posted an undefeated conference record of 5-0-2.Read Full Bio
In 2010, Di Tomasso guided Elmhurst to a 10-8 overall record with Brehm, Warren, and McMahon all earning all-conference honors.
Di Tomasso has compiled a 76-48-13 record in seven seasons as the Bluejays' head coach. His teams have won 10 games or more in six of his seven seasons and have qualified for the CCIW Tournament four times. He has coached 26 all-conference players, six all-region honorees, and two CCIW Players of the Year.
Before taking the reigns of the men's team, Di Tomasso spent six seasons as the head coach of Elmhurst's women's soccer team. He continues to rank as the College's all-time winningest coach in women's soccer after compiling a 68-45-6 record in six seasons. Sixteen of Di Tomasso's players earned all-conference honors and Tasha Shepard became the first Elmhurst women's soccer player to earn All-America recognition.
Di Tomasso's overall collegiate coaching record stands at 144-93-19.
Di Tomasso, who also coached the men's golf team at Elmhurst, serves on the Illinois Olympic Development Program staff and runs multiple sessions of the Elmhurst College Soccer Academy each summer. He holds a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and a United States Soccer Federation "A" license. He was recently named the NSCAA Regional Director for Coaching Education. In addition, he'll also serve as an associate national staff coach.
University of Illinois, Chicago - Division I
- Prior to becoming head coach last year, Phillips served as the top assistant coach for University of Illinois Chicago, where the team achieved a school-best No. 4 ranking in 2008.
- In his role as the program's top assistant, Phillips coordinated countless facets of the program, including recruiting, game strategy, training, scheduling, academics and much more.
- Jovan Bubonja, one of the three best keepers in college soccer over the last decade according to College Soccer News, was discovered and recruited to UIC by Phillips.
- Phillips holds numerous coaching licenses, including an NSCAA Premier Diploma with Distinction, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with Distinction, and an NSCAA Goalkeeper Level III Diploma
Northern Illinois University - Division I
- In 2006, he helped guide Northern Illinois to the Mid-American Conference regular season and tournament championships. That year, under the tutelage of Luzzi, goalkeeper Joe Zimka set an NCAA record for goals allowed average, and the Huskies set the NIU record for shutouts in a season with 14.
- Promoted to head coach in 2009
- Luzzi's inaugural season saw standout victories over Oregon State, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee to retain the Lewang Cup.
- Luzzi holds a USSF National "A" License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and Level III National Goalkeeping License, a USSF Youth License and a Dutch Soccer Federation Youth Coaching Certificate.
Amir St. Clair
Aurora University - Division III
- Head coach of the Aurora University men’s soccer team
- Served as assistant coach at North Central College for the past two seasons
- Four time Midwest Conference champion and three time Midwest Conference tournament champion as a member of the St. Norbert College soccer team
- Three time captain and two time All-Midwest Conference selection in 2006 and 2007, All-Wisconsin selection in 2007, NSCAA All-Region second team selection in 2007, CoSIDA All-District in 2005 and 2006, and second team CoSIDA All-American in 2007
Elmhurst College - Division III
- Wes Lomnicki is entering his second season as an assistant coach with the Bluejays.
- Lomnicki played collegiate soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and was a part of a team that made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
- As a senior captain, he anchored a back line that allowed only 13 goals for the 2007 season, setting a school record for fewest goals allowed. He earned all-region honors as a senior.
- Lomnicki holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He is also a staff coach at Oak Brook Soccer Club.
Loyola University Chicago - Division I
- Neil Jones, who has spent the last three seasons as the associate head coach at Northwestern University, was named head coach of the Loyola University Chicago men's soccer program on December 20, 2012.
- In addition to helping the Wildcats to back-to-back Big Ten Conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances during his stay in Evanston, Ill., the Auckland, New Zealand native helped UC Santa Barbara to the 2006 national championship as an assistant coach for the Gauchos.
- Jones spent three years as head coach Tim Lenahan's right-hand man at Northwestern and helped the Wildcats to a pair of NCAA appearances, including a run to the Sweet Sixteen this fall.
- During his three seasons on Lenahan's staff at Northwestern, the Wildcats compiled a 32-19-11 (.605) record, posted an Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 1000, and earned a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Team for having a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Prior to his arrival in the Midwest, Jones spent four years as an assistant men's soccer coach at his alma mater, UC Santa Barbara, where he helped the Gauchos win 68 percent (57-23-12) of their matches and advance to four NCAA Tournaments.
IUPUI : Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Division I
- Isang Jacob was hired as the fifth-ever IUPUI head men's soccer coach in June 2011, succeeding Steve Franklin at the helm of the program.
- Jacob led the Jaguars to a 6-10-2 mark in year one on the job, but immediately constructed one of the top incoming classes in the program's history in his first full recruiting cycle.
- In 2011, Jacob helped Perez Agaba cap an incredible college career that included back-to-back Academic All-America and Summit League Scholar Athlete of the Year awards. In addition, Agaba was pegged a Lowe's Senior CLASS All-American and earned a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
- Jacob came to IUPUI after a two-year stint at Penn State as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. Jacob helped Penn State to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths and 26 wins during his two seasons.
- The Nigerian-born Jacob began his collegiate coaching career in 1995 at IUPUI, including serving as top assistant when the Jaguars made the NCAA Tournament in 2000.
Elmhurst College - Division III
- Scott Rose is entereing his second season on the coaching staff for both the men's and women's soccer teams. Rose is serving as both teams' goalkeepers coach.
- Rose served as an assistant goalkeeper coach for the Westminster Association Football Club from 2006-2008. He became the Club's head staff goalkeeper coach in 2008.
- Most recently, he has been serving as the staff goalkeeper coach for the Illinois Olympic Development Program.
- Rose holds an NSCAA national coaching license and an NSCAA national goalkeeping license. He also holds a USSF "D" coaching license.
University of California, Berkeley - Division I
- Phil Ruskin is an Elmhurst alumni starting his first year as an assistant coach at UC Berkeley.
- Privously he was a men's assistant coach at Stony Brook University
- Rusking came to Stony Brook after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Valparaiso University.
- He played collegiately at Elmhurst College, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Blue Jays.
- He also served as head coach of the NWI United 16 squad and previously has gained coaching experience with the Downers Grove Roadrunners FC.
- Ruskin holds an advanced NSCAA National Diploma, a Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 license and a USSF B license.
Chicago Fire Juniors West
- Brad Swenby is currently the coach of a U14 and U12 boys teams at Chicago Fire Juniors West.
- He spent the previous 3 years as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Wisonsin men's soccer team. He primarily served as UW's goalkeeper coach.
- Prior to Madison, Swenby served as an assistant coach for the men's soccer program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
- On the playing field, Swenby spent one season playing professionally for the Minnesota Thunder.
2013 Camp Information (2014 Info Coming Soon)
NIKE Elite 150 Goalkeeping School
Keepers are trained by Brad Swenby & Scott Rose. These coaches tally over 40 years combined of goalkeeping experience, including playing professionally, ODP, academy, and regional experience and high level accreditations through the NSCAA and USSF. The Goalkeeping program emphasizes all facets of the position, including the tactics used as a goalkeeper. All keepers have two GK specific sessions per day and are in-goal for nightly matches for further evaluation.
Soccer Specific Fitness Training
Experience college lever training! Know what it takes to be a college or pro player. All sessions are state of the art and will challenge you each step of the way.
Parent Development Seminar Component It is imperative that the parents are educated on all the factors that go into being a student athlete and what it takes to be successful at the highest level. NIKE Elite 150 has developed a one of a kind program for the parent! In a partnership with the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) upon check in and after the opening ceremony parents are invited, at NO ADDITIONAL COST, to attend a three hour educational event. Topics that will be presented and discussed include:
• Admissions Presentation and process given by Elmhurst College Staff
• Financial Aid Presentation by Elmhurst College Staff
• Recruiting Process information provided by a National Recruiting Service
• Elite player qualifications moving forward / what to expect in the college game
• Club Soccer: differences between regular, academy, and elite clubs
Upon completion of the 3 hour class each parent will receive a Special Topics Diploma through the NSCAA! Refreshments will be served throughout the course.
These days players need to be “students of the game” and this requires them to learn in the classroom much like traditional academics. At Elite 150 we understand what it takes to train the players mentally. This is what truly prepares them for college soccer and beyond! The players will learn:
• How to analyze a game from watching and on video through “Match Analysis Training.”
• Perform a match analysis at Professional Soccer Match
• Tactics of the game through theory and comprehension
• Video analysis
• Drawing of plays and formations using whiteboards
A unique experience to say the least! Current college players from the major programs being represented attendbreakfast with our campers. They share their college soccer experiences both athletically and academically. Breakfast is catered, and the experience includes a high level guest speaker from the soccer world! This person shares what it takes to be successful in all aspects of their young lives
Sample Daily Schedule
- Friday, June 21st
- 11:30am - 1:00pm Check in
- 1:00-1:45pm Opening Ceremony
- 2:00-5:00pm Parent Special Topics Course
- 2:00-4:00pm Players - Field Session 1
- 4:30pm Dinner
- 6:00-6:45pm Classroom Session 1
- 7:00-9:00pm Field Session 2 - Match play
- 9:30-10:45pm Evening Event
- 11:00pm Lights Out
- Saturday, June 22nd
- 7:00am Sunrise Soccer
- 7:40am Champions Breakfast
- 9:00am-11:00am Field Session 3
- 11:30am Lunch
- 1:15-2:00pm Classroom Session 2
- 2:00-3:30pm Field Session 4
- 4:00pm Dinner
- 5:00-6:15pm Field Session 5 - Match play
- 6:45-11:00pm Chicago Fire MLS Game (perform match analysis after game)
- 11:00pm Lights Out
- Sunday, June 23rd
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:15am Classroom Session 3 (Match analysis breakdown)
- 9:15-11:00am Field Session 5
- 11:30am Lunch
- 1:00-1:45pm Classroom Session 4
- 2:00-4:00pm Field Session 6 - Match play
- 4:00-4:30pm Closing Ceremonies & check out
Check-in: between 11:30am-1:00pm on Friday, June 21st at the Frick Center.
Check-out: between 4:00-4:30pm on Sunday, June 23rd from the fields.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Grass & Turf fields
Dorm: Will be assigned at check in.
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $80 made to Elmhurst College Soccer
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital 2 miles from campus
Nearest Airport: Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway
Transportation: Not provided
If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. 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.Read camper reviews