Nike Boys Soccer Camp Adelphi University Garden City, New York
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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.
Adelphi Soccer Camp is directed and staffed by both the Adelphi Coaches and its current players. Former and current professional coaches and players will also be highlighted as camp instructors
- For boys ages 9-16
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
- Post camp evaluation by camp director and staff
- Campers are grouped by age and ability
- Prizes, Awards & Certificates for all campers!
Located near Long Island’s parks and beaches, the 75- acre Adelphi University campus is only 30 minutes from New York City, offering a safe, suburban campus environment for our camp.Meet your coaching staff
Carlo Acquista has completed his fifth season as Head Men's soccer coach at Adelphi University. His record at Adelphi stands at 48-34-11.
Acquista posted a record of 8-9-2 during the 2011 campaign which included finishing runner up in the ASC Tournament. He continued to expand Adelphi's horizons with games against the #2 ranked Terapins of the University of Maryland, and fellow ACC school, Clemson. Acquista guided his team to an unblemished 4-0 conferece record during the regular season. Since he became head coach in 2007, he has led his team to the conference championship in each of the five seasons, coming out on top in two of them. He was named the ASC Coach of the year for the third time in his career and had seven named to the ASC All-Conference team while three earned All-Academic status. Additionally, for the second straight year, he had one of his players earn the Most Outstanding Offensive Player award in Omar Edwards. Acquista also produced the ASC Tournament's Most Outstanding Offensive Player, MVP and Most Outstanding Defensive Player in Alexander Kouznetsov, Thorne Holder and Mauricio Mora.
The Panthers player development was also evident during the All-Atlantic Soccer Conference selections in 2010, as Adelphi had seven athletes honored (five first-team, two second-team), the most by any school in the conference. Adelphi also led all schools with six ASC All-Academic selections.
The 2009 season was the most successful season the team has had under Acquista. The Panthers captured the regular season and tournament ASC titles, posting a 13-2-4 overall record. Adelphi also completed its second consecutive season without losing a game on Competition Field (7-0-2). Acquista captured his second straight ASC Coach of the Year award, while landing nine players on All-Conference and All-Academic teams, and four on All-Region teams. Freshman Issa Tall was the unanimous pick for ASC Player of the Year, as well as earning College Soccer News All-Freshman honors, being named to the 2009 Soccer All-America first-team, All-Region first-team, and was nominated for Soccer News Net Player of the Year.
Acquista comes to Adelphi with experience as an assistant coach at Hofstra University and his alma mater, St. John's University. Acquista holds a USSF "A" license and won a national championship with St. John's.
Chad Prince joins the Adelphi University men’s soccer coaching staff for his first year as an assistant with the Panthers in 2012.
Prince brings well over a decade of combined playing and coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and professional levels. A 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, Prince captained the Cavaliers as a senior and led the squad deep into the NCAA Tournament all four seasons, including a trip to the 1997 NCAA National Championship game. Prince landed on the ACC Championship Squad as a freshman and was named to the UCLA Invitation All-Tournament Team as a junior.
After his college career, Prince went on to play professionally in the A-League with the Milwaukee Rampage and in the Chicago Fire organization of Major League Soccer, and finished his pro endeavors with the Austin Posse, an A-League team in Austin, Texas.
Prince began his coaching career at the University of Texas-Austin in 2004 where he skippered the women’s soccer club team, and returned to the DI level as an assistant with Campbell University’s women’s soccer team in 2008. Prince then spent two seasons as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s squads at Keystone College, a DIII institution in Scranton, Pa., before most recently serving as the goalkeeper coach at St. Edward’s University.
A former youth national team and All-American high school player at Syosset and 1997 Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Prince holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas. Prince holds three national diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and earned a United States Soccer Federation B License. He currently resides in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
Camp Code: SOXDAD
Adelphi Soccer Camp is directed and staffed by both the Adelphi Coaches and its current players. Former and current professional coaches and players will also be highlighted as camp instructors.
Campers will work with the Adelphi Men’s Soccer Coaches and other top instructors in the game to learn the fundamental and advanced skills in: Dribbling, Passing, Ball Control, Shooting and Heading. Each day includes small sided games, practice tactics and game tactics. During the camp the players will have the opportunity to experience all that Adelphi’s brand new facilities have to offer including the locker rooms, training facilities, pool, and the opportunity to play under the lights on Adelphi’s Competition Field Soccer Stadium.
The Camp will be a great opportunity for players to get a feel for what a preseason college experience is like. It will focus on all the aspects of the game a college player must be able to perform including advanced technical, tactical, and functional training at the highest level. Each day the players will get a feel for not only what is expected from a Division I and Division II soccer player on the field but also off the field in classroom tactical sessions. This camp is ideal for any player who wants to get a glimpse at what being a Division I and Division II athlete is all about.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45-9:00am Check-In
- 9:00-11:30am Various Technical, Tactical, and Stations Work
- 11:30-12:30pm Lunch
- 12:30-2:45pm Functional Training and Small Sided Games
- 2:45-3:00pm Coaches Challenge
- 3:00pm Pick Up
Team Discount: 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.
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-9pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.
Day Campers 9am-3pm: Professional coaching and instruction! Should we experience rain during the day camp, Friday, July 12th will be used for camp.
SESSION INFORMATION: DAY CAMP
Check-in: Monday, July 8th 8:45 a.m. at the Motamed Soccer Field
Check-out: Thursday, July 11th 3:00pm at the Motamed Soccer Field
SESSION INFORMATION: OVERNIGHT CAMP
Check-in: Sunday, July 14th between 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Center for Recreation and Sports
Check-out: Tuesday, July 16th 12:00 p.m. from the dorms
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment, etc
Facility: Grass fields
Dorm: Assigned at check in
Campers Per Room: 1 or 2
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. We will do our best to grant roommate requests. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age or in a single room.
Bathrooms: shared by floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: NO
Key Deposit: $90 made payble to USSC
Spending Money: $20-$30, please do NOT bring a pre-written check
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site
Nearest Airport: 20 miles from New York City (LaGuardia & JFK)
Transportation: Not provided.