ELS Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College

ELS Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College
ELS Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College

International soccer players will find this Nike Soccer camp provides everything they need to improve their skills on the pitch, make new American friends and improve their English!

Highlights Include

  • Ages 9 – 18; boys and girls welcome
  • Campers come from around the world! USA, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and more!
  • Excellent coaching staff and professional ELS certified teachers
  • Fun evening camp activities with American children
  • ELS Classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Twelve 50-minute lessons per week
  • 10:1 Camper to Coach ratio
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Official Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mehdi Belhassan
Camp Director

Mehdi Belhassan

The camp is directed by Mehdi Belhassan. Mehdi has owned the camps since 1995, and prior to this was assistant director to the camp, starting in 1989. As a former tennis professional, and a father himself, he knows the values and dedication it takes to give “the best sports instruction.” Mehdi resides on campus throughout all camp sessions, and quickly gains the respect of...

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Rachid Maaouni

Campers will be lead by Rachid Maaouni, our Head Pro. Originally from Morocco, Rachid started playing soccer before he can remember. His love for the game grew into a passion to become better as he excelled at every level. Today Rachid is a licensed coach with 15 years of coaching experience. From 1986 to 1990 he played as a semi-pro for FAR (Forces Armees Royales) of Morocco, a four...

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Recently he has played and coached inter united and dynamo in the Sun Coast League in Florida (from 2000 to present) and has coached the U13 and U15 girls and boys with the Saint Pete Raiders (from 2004 to 2005). His enjoyment for the game did not end on the field, as he also received a BA in sports studies and wrote a thesis on soccer: “A modern system of play or the Alternation between specialization and polyvalence.” Rachid’s experience all over the world has led him to be tri-lingual, as he also speaks French & Spanish. With his leadership, every camper will excel.


Michael Pearson

Coach Pearson has more than 30 years coaching youth competitive football at High School and Youth Club level. Additionally, have approximately 5 years as a Florida Olympic Development Coach working for the Florida Youth Soccer Association. Two years coaching the Varsity Boys team at Chamberlain High School, Tampa, Florida; approximately five years coaching the Junior Varsity Boys...

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Pearson has also coached at various clubs in Tampa, Florida including Town N’Country Soccer Club; Northdale Soccer Club; Temple Terrace Soccer Club and, for the last few years at Hillsborough United FC.

Coached three youth teams to Florida State Championships with numerous appearances at the Final Four of the Florida State Championships; taken two teams to the USAA South East Regional Championships; various Tournament wins including the Sun Bowl at Tampa, Florida; one appearance at the U-14 Dallas Cup Tournament.

Camp Details

Campers looking for a soccer only program - with no ELS classes, please click here. You get the same all-inclusive program benefits (fun evening and weekend activities) without the ELS classes during the day. 

All Inclusive Tuition

The prices listed below include all Nike Soccer Training, ELS English Language instruction and materials, on-campus housing, 3 meals a day, round trip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and predetermined activities.

Nike Soccer Camp Philosophy

Nike Soccer Camp's mission is to provide soccer enthusiasts with tools to improve and to enjoy soccer for life. Train with our excellent staff of collegiate soccer players and veteran coaches. On the first day campers are evaluated on the fields and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability. Train for 15 hours/week. All skill levels welcome. 10:1 athlete, coach ratio. Training includes everything from fundamental skill enhancement through footwork and ball dribbling drills, scrimmages, and full field play.

ELS Language Classes

Gain confidence in your conversational English skills. Classes focus on communication skills with their new friends at camp and on the pitch. All levels welcome. Campers are evaluated at the first class and group according to skill. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level groups. General English practice with professional ELS Instructors. Three 50-minute lessons per day. Monday – Friday (see detailed sample schedule under More Details.)

More Important Camp Details

Check In & Check Out

Check-in is always on a Sunday. The last day of a session is on a Friday.

Registering Online or Submit a PDF Application

Use the links below to choose the session you'd like to attend, or download an application here and email it to international@ussportscamps.com

Accommodation & Roommates

Typical College Dorm Room. 2 campers to 1 room. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. American roommate if requested.

Linens and Laundry

Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided. Onsite facilities available. $2.50/wash and dry. 


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.

Weekday Activities

Evening activities included Monday – Thursday. A predetermined schedule of activities is included in the program price. Alternative activities available for additional fee.

Weekends & Trips

Explore Boston! Weekend activities provided for weekend campers to enjoy new friends, see new sites, and practice their English!

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers provided from Boston Logan International Airport. Provide flight itinerary when registering or at least 3 weeks prior to camp start date. Plan to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport on the Sunday that you check-in for camp. Plan to depart from Boston Logan International Airport on the Friday that your camp ends. If you need to arrive a day early, or depart a day late, there will be an additional cost of $125/extra night added. Note: if you are participating in the last week of camp (July 31 - August 5) you must plan to leave camp on August 5th. There will be no extra nights available at the end of camp; all staff will be leaving Curry College on August 5th.

Unaccompanied Minor Services

Nike Sports Camps will provide a greeter at the airport if your campers is flying to camp with an unaccompanied minor plane ticket. Typically the airlines require the greeter's details such as name, driver's license number, phone number, and address. Nike Sports Camps will not have this information until the week before your child arrives at camp. Please email international@ussportscamps.com to collect all information one week before your child comes to camp to avoid any hassle or extra wait time fees at the airline. 

Medical Insurance

For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.  

Wi-Fi & Communication

Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.

Spending Money

Suggested $100/week for spending money.

Parents: Come & Stay in Boston!

If your planning a family vacation while your campers are at camp, downtown Boston is just 20 minutes from Curry College. If you're looking for a hotel nearby Curry College, we recommend the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Canton, MA, located a couple miles from campus. Please call 781-828-4700 to reserve your room.

After Registering

A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2016. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.


Curry College, located in Milton, Massachusetts, is one of New England's most beautiful college campuses. Located only seven miles outside of downtown Boston, its outstanding facilities include grass soccer fields, air conditioned dorms and excellent dining facilities located near residence halls. The convenient campus layout means practice fields, dining halls, and dorms are just a short walk away!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am - 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am - 11:30 am ELS Language classes
  • 10:00am - 10:15am Break
  • 10:15am - 11:30am ELS Language classes
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Soccer Training; warm up and drills
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Soccer Training; scrimmages, competitions
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Back to Rooms; shower, rest, free time, and dinner
  • 7:15pm - 9:00pm Evening Activity
  • 10:15pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent of CamperParent of Camper

  • 5/5.
Memorable Experience

"What a great camp! My daughter has made lots of international friends. Her experiences at the camp, both soccer and friendships, will be remembered throughout her life.

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CamperFirst Time Camper

  • 5/5.

"I learned a lot and the learning was both fun and intense. I met other kids from around the world and that was amazing."

Camper13 YEAR male old camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot!

The soccer instruction is really good.  I've been to alot of soccer camps and here there were alot of kids just like me - who could play soccer pretty well - but who wanted to get better.  I worked hard on my finishing because I play forward.  When I joined my team the following week for a tournament, everyone said how much better I was.  I got 3 goals in one game!   Can't wait till next summer - will do two weeks!

  • 5/5.
Lots of fun

I have a lot of fun with all the coaches,  friends, activities etc. I enjoyed it too much!

  • 5/5.
Met expectations

Thanks for the care you gave my son - English classes met our
expectations, as well as their advice in sports. We are
planning to send it again next summer 2014!

Camp Dates & Prices

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For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.