ELS Language and Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College

ELS Language and Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College
ELS Language and 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!

We cover all the essentials you need to improve: individual skill development, strength and conditioning, technical and tactical training, as well as mental game focus.  Campers can add morning language classes to sharpen their English conversational skills, returning home with a new found confidence.Lastly, exciting evening and weekend activities give international campers a chance to explore Boston, and meet new friends, giving them a summer experience they will never forget!

We will run 6 consecutive weeks of Nike soccer camp, starting on June 28, 2015 and ending on August 7, 2015. Campers can combine sessions together to create a multi-week sport only or sport and language camp package. These combination Nike sport and language programs provide the perfect program for international campers who want to improve their English but also want to get better at Soccer.  

Highlights Include

  • Six hours of daily soccer instruction
  • ELS language program designed to develop your English speaking skills and your confidence!
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
  • Exciting evening and weekend excursions in and around the Boston area
  • Soccer skills assessment and evaluation provided at the end of your camp program
  • Training focused on individual skill development and combined team play
  • Players grouped by age and ability to maximize learning potential
  • All-inclusive tuition includes everything you need: Nike Soccer training, language classes,activities, roundtrip ariport transportation and Nike Soccer Camp shirt.

Dates & Prices

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Mehdi and Maria Belhassan
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Mehdi and Maria Belhassan

The camp is directed by Mehdi and Maria 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...

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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 can build a 2,3,4, or 5 week Sport + Language program. The start dates of the programs are 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, or 7/26. These combined soccer and ELS language programs are highly recommended for campers where English is not the native tongue. ELS language classes focus on building English language skills and speaking confidence.Nike Soccer program is designed for campers aged 10-18 years old with two levels of soccer instruction - all skills or Elite training - offered.  Students will be evaluated on site and put into groups based on age, soccer experience as well as skill and language experience. Weekend programs are included in tuition and are supervised and planned by international staff. All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.  For more information see "more details" below. 

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Sport + Language Program

  • English classes begin Monday morning, and are held from 0900-1200 Monday through Friday.
  • Students in this program will improve core English skills: speaking, listening, and confidence. Classes are communicative in nature and offer plenty of opportunities for speaking practice in three 50-minute classes per day for a total of 15 classes per week.
  • Four hours of Nike Soccer Training is offered daily (M-F) from 1300-1700. Campers will be evaluated and placed into two training programs: all skills or elite. These are offered each session.
  • All Skills Camp: (COED: Ages 10 – 18 years old) Classes are designed for campers of all ages. After individual evaluations by the coaching staff, campers will be grouped by age and ability. Beginners will be playing soccer in just a few days, and intermediates will improve all aspects of their game.
  • Elite Camp: (COED: Ages 11 – 18 years old) Our intensified program is ideal for advanced and competitive players who presently play on their high school team or other (pre-high school) club.  
  • Our Nike soccer camp employs innovative teaching techniques such as futsal, 5 v 5 soccer, and tennis soccer. These revolutionary teaching programs, developed by well known Dutch coach Weil Coerver, provide a unique and logical approach to player development.
  • Program is designed for campers aged 10-18 years old.
  • Weekend programs are included in tuition and are supervised and planned by international staff.
  • Roundtrip airport pickup is included in tuition from the Boston Logan International airport. 
  • All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.

Camp sessions start on Sunday (Check-in 12:00-1400) and end on Friday (1600-1800)

  • Sport evaluations start at 1500 (Sunday)
  • On check in day, the first meal served is dinner. If you need to eat lunch with your parents, we will give you a list of several nearby restaurants.
  •  After evaluations, showers, and dinner, all campers, staff, and coaches will walk to orientation together. Here we will introduce the coaches and staff, and go over camp rules and procedures. The last meal on Friday is lunch. 

Early arrivals & late departures: There is a $125 fee per day to accomodate campers arriving early or staying beyond the final day of their registered session. This fee includes housing and meals. Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 28 (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Friday, August 7 (the final day of our last session).

Travel: All international campers will be met at Boston Logan International Airport by camp staff, and will be escorted to their departing flight at the conclusion of their session. This is included in tuition.​ 

  • Online travel forms will need to be completed in order to guarantee pick up at the airport. (No exceptions.)
  • For family or friends wishing to stay nearby, 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.

Activities: Pre-organized evening/weekend activities could include: laser tag, bowling, Hard Rock Café, game arcade, a camp dance, and other activities.  Saturday excursions include Six Flags Amusement Park, shopping/tour of Boston and/or whale watching (dependent on weekend). Campers who choose to remain on-campus will enjoy alternate activities such as ping pong, movies, board games, and volleyball. Counselors stay on campus and accompany off campus trips to ensure 24/7 supervision of all campers.

Registration Packet: A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in spring 2015. 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.

Laundry: Campers have access to the laundry machines which are located in each building.  We provide the laundry detergent for FREE.  However, the college's laundry machines require them to pay $1.25 for the washer and $1.25 for the dryer.  If campers need help washing their clothes, the counselors are always available to help them.  This is a great experience for the campers to learn how to wash their own clothing!

Spending Money Parents send their child with approximately $100/week of spending money. We hold camper spending money in the camp bank so it is safe.  Campers have a bank ledger which they sign everytime they withdraw money.  At the end of their stay, whatever is left in their camp bank is sent home with them.  If a camper runs out of money, the parents can call into the office (617)391-5139 and give a credit card number to charge more money into their child's bank account.

Labels on clothing: We only recommend it so that if he loses it, we know whose clothing it is.  Many parents do not do this as it is very time consuming.  It is not necessary, only a recommendation.  You could always use a permanent marker to at least write his initials on the inside of his clothing if you would like.


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

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Language Assessment (Monday only); Campers to classroom (Monday-Friday)
  • 8:45am Language Class begins: Grammar, Listening, Discussion, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing
  • 10:30am Language Classes continues: Conversational activities, Writing, Music, Art
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm NIKE Soccer: Technical skill development, Tactical skill development, Strength and conditioning, Tournament play
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Free time
  • 7:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Campers to dorms
  • 10:30pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Parent of CamperParent of Camper

  • 4/5.
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!

  • 4/5.
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

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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