Nike Girls Soccer Camp Southeastern University Lakeland, Florida
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Southeastern University is a beautiful Mediterranean-style campus in Lakeland, FL. With a year-round average temperature of 72 degrees, Southeastern University is the perfect setting for this summer's Nike soccer camp.
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. By partnering with Nike, our title sponsor, and working with the country’s best coaches, we are able to offer an unforgettable growth experience no matter what your age or skill level.
- Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
- Camp completion certificate
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Six hours of daily instruction
- Evening activities
- Players are grouped by age and ability
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio
Situated between two lakes on more than 87 acres, this location is nearby Tampa, Orlando and the Florida Sun Coast.Meet your coaching staff
Head Coach, Bronson Gambale will begin his first season leading the Fire in the Fall of 2013. Gambale recently completed his third season as the head soccer coach at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va.
In three seasons at Colonial Forge, Gambale had 46-15-3 record. This past season, he led Colonial Forge to a 20-5 season and a trip to the state semifinals, where they lost in overtime to the eventual state champion. Colonial Forge broke the school record for goals in a season with 89 and won the Commonwealth District Championship. After the season, Gambale was named All-Area Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year.
Gambale played soccer for North Central University (Minn.), where he was a captain and led his team to back-to-back conference finals.Read Full Bio
Gambale began coaching in Minnesota with an inner city league, Urban Ventures. During that time, Gambale created community based sports programs and neighborhood involvement opportunities. He coached teams within the club and oversaw coaches, trainers, and volunteers. His career coaching record in club soccer is 239-19-28, a record that dates back to 2007 and continues to this day.
In 2008, Gambale and his former college coach, Jan Boer, seized an opportunity to open a professional academy with Cruz Azul, for which Bronson became the coaching director in 2008 and 2009.
Gambale moved back to Northern Virginia in 2010 for the position at Colonial Forge. Meanwhile, he continued his work with club soccer in the area, coaching U16 boys with Northern Virginia Soccer Club, U13 and U14 girls with Stafford Area Soccer Association, and most recently coached U13 and U14 girls with Prince William Soccer.
In addition to coaching, Gambale spends his time working as a personal fitness and soccer trainer offering individual training for youth and adults.
“There’s no question Bronson is a perfect fit at this point in the development of our women’s soccer team,” said Watson. “His energy, overwhelming passion for excellence, and his clear track record of success are the perfect mix we are looking for to build on the strong foundation which already exists in the program.”
Bronson and his wife, Samantha, share a passion for discipleship and they are both fully invested in the ministry of developing high caliber players of character. The couple have a three-year-old daughter, Braelyn, and a two-year-old son, Luca. Gambale has been a consistent speaker for Edge Club (Christian clubs in public schools) and has done mission work in Mexico City, Bolivia, Canada, Nicaragua, and Jamaica.
"My family and I are so blessed to be coming down to Southeastern to be a part of what God is doing on this campus,” said Gambale. “We are so excited to pour into the students and get to work with this great soccer team. The women's team has a great tradition and I am honored to be a part of carrying the baton into a bright future. GO FIRE!
2014 Camp Information
This high-energy environment includes soccer activities such as morning and afternoon training sessions, small and large group offensive and defensive tactics, and small-sided games. Campers will improve their skills in this high-energy environment. Coaches are dedicated to introducing soccer to young players “the right way” and to helping advanced players take the next step in their development. Campers will be transported from the Southeastern University campus for each session to the Lake Bonny Park Soccer Fields.
What's included in the fee?
Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, supervision and evening activities.
Extended Day Campers (varies with location) 9am-8pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.
Day campers (varies with location) 9am-4pm: Professional coaching and instruction. Lunch is provided.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake up/Breakfast
- 9:00am Extended Day & Day campers arrive at Lake Bonny Park
- 9:00-10:30am Technical Sessions
- 10:30-11:45 Small-sided Games
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 2:00pm Tactical Sessions
- 4:00pm Day Campers are picked up from Lake Bonny Park
- 4:00-6:00pm Dinner
- 6:00-8:00pm Evening Matches
- 8:00pm Extended day campers are picked up from Lake Bonny Park
- 8:30pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights Out!
Check-in: between 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex on Sunday, June 15th .
Check-out: 12:00 p.m. at the Student Activities Center on Thursday, June 19th.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Campers train on grass practice fields at Lake Bonny Park
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: $20 – Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $20-$30
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
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