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

Highlights Include

  • For boys ages 13-18
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
  • Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
  • Swimming
  • 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.

We are also running a girils only session during the same week, Click HERE to visit the girls camp page.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Carlo Acquista

Carlo Acquista has completed his sixth season as Head Men's soccer coach at Adelphi University. His record at Adelphi stands at 51-47-11.

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. 

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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.

Assistant Coach

Adriano Gabriele

Adriano Gabriele joined the Panther coaching staff in February of 2014. His responsibilities include recruiting, player development and video analysis. Gabriele brings four years of experience playing at the NCAA Division I level.  A 2013 graduate of Seton Hall University, in his role as a midfielder, Gabriele was named a Big East Academic All-Star in his junior season.

A 2009 graduate of St. John's the Baptist in West Babylon, N.Y., Gabriele returned to his alma mater this past year as the Head Coach of the junior varsity soccer team. Under his direction, the team ended their season in second place, their first appearance in the finals in over ten years. Gabriele holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Seton Hall University and has plans of pursuing a master's degree at Adelphi University.

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2014 Camp Information

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

  • Sunday, July 13th
  • 9:00-10:00am Check in
  • 10:00 - 11:00am Training #1 (Combination Play)
  • 12:00 - 12:45pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:00pm Training #2 (Crossing/Finishing)
  • 5:15 - 6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00 - 7:30pm Training #3 (Small Sided)
  • 11:00pm Lights out
  • Monday, July 14th
  • 7:30 - 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 10:45am Training Session #1 (Attack/Defend)
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Lunch
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm Training Session #2 (Speed and Agility)
  • 6:00 - 6:45pm Dinner
  • 7:45 - 9:00pm Small Sided or Bigger Games
  • 11:00am Lights Out
  • Tuesday, July 15th
  • 7:30 - 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 10:45am Training Session #1 (Attack/Defend)
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Lunch
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm Training Session #2 (Speed and Agility)
  • 4:00 - 5:30pm Check out


Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, 24 hour supervision and evening activities.

Extended Day Campers (varies on first and last day) 9am-9pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.


Check-in: Sunday, July 13th between 9am-10am at Center for Recreation and Sports 
Check-out:  Tuesday, July 15th 5:00pm from the dorms


Ratio: 1:9
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.


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

Therese WangParent of Camper

  • 5/5.
Enhance skills

The Nike Soccer Camp raised the level of play for my son. He was able to enhance his skill level through the expert training that was provided. He also met some really great kids from all over. He was very comfortable at the camp and enjoyed it. 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Great camp

Everything about the camp was great, from soccer instruction by coaches, to free time with staff and other players.

  • 5/5.
Outstanding coaches

I attend up two soccer camps every year during the summer and this is the most intensive and skill focus camp I have ever attended. The coaches were outstanding! 

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve skills

I would recommend the camp for people who are looking to actually improve their skills and have a hope to one day play pro. So if your looking to "have fun" go play in the park with your friends. If you want to work hard and improve yourself believe me these 3 days are most definitely worth it!

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Friendly atmosphere

Nike Soccer Camps promote an atmosphere of friendliness so that campers are comfortable even in situations where they are meeting the other campers for the first time.

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn fundamentals

They teach you the fundamentals, and the coaches are pretty strict but that’s good.

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent coach and staff

The head of the camp and his staff were excellent, and cared about the camper’s safety and enjoyment in addition to learning.

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Coaches!

"Excellent drills and instruction with great coaches! It was very cool that players get to demo products."

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Organized Camp!

"The instruction, the staff, the camp was excellent!  Each day was well planned out."

Parent of Aldelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Experience!

"My son enjoyed the Nike camp; he said that the staff was excellent and that it truly gave him a sense of what college soccer is like."

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.
Better each day!

They gave time to scrimmage and use the skill learned that day into scrimmage. They made the new skills easy to learn. Each day I felt I became a better player.

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great training

You get a chance to train with amazing coaches and learn new techniques. You also get to spend time with people who you share an interest with from all over.  I think the organization was well put together.

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.
Awesome Coaches!

"The coaching staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I felt very safe in the environment. I was able to make friends and I learned a lot."

Parent of Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Good Organization

"This camp did not only focus on the field drills they had the kids watch training videos and they discussed soccer moves. The day was divided nicely and kept my son's interest."

Parent of a Camper

  • 4/5.
Smooth and Professional

"It's run smoothly and professionally and provides the kids with a great experience to sharpen their skills with other players under the coaching/supervision of experienced coach/trainers."

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved the facilities

Sessions were rigorous and focused. Loved the camp’s  organization and facilities.

Parent of past camper

  • 5/5.
HIGHLY recommend

My son went by himself with no others from his team and loved the experience, staff and the campus.  HIGHLY recommend and he will be back!

Parent of past camper

  • 5/5.
One of the best available

My son came home with an experience he will remember with great memories. This is one of the best summer soccer camps available.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp Adelphi University Carlo Acquista, Camp Director 1 South Ave.
Center for Sports and Rec Rm #214
Garden City, New York 11530


Nike Boys Soccer Camp Adelphi University
  • 4/5.
18 Reviews

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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

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