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 - Internationals live and play with American athletes
  • Excellent coaching staff and professional ELS certified teachers
  • Fun evening camp activities - visit Boston and surrounding area
  • ELS Classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Ten 50-minute lessons per week
  • 10:1 Camper to Coach ratio
  • Round trip airport transfers available
  • 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
Co-Director

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.

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From 1986 to 1990 he played as a semi-pro for FAR (Forces Armees Royales) of Morocco, a four time African cup winner, and has also played for RCA (Raja Casablanca Association) in Morocco from 1991 to 1994. He has since then played pro indoor soccer here in the U.S., for Arizona Sandsharks from 1996 to 1998 and has also worked in exclusive universities, conducting soccer coaching clinics and residential camps.

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.

Co-Director

Michael Pearson

Coach Pearson has more than 30 years coaching youth competitive football at the high school and youth club level. Additionally, have approximately five 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...

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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

Tuition

Sessions include  Nike Soccer Training, ELS English classes, on-campus housing and meals. You may add airport transfers ($100 each way), weekend stayover(s) ($275 per weekend), weekly evening activities ($150 per week) or linens ($35 per week) for an additional fee during the registration process.

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

The ELS language program help students develop their speaking and conversational English skills in and out of the classroom. Different from more intensive programs, which focus heavily on grammar, these sessions focus on engaging students in an active use of English.  Using sports as the common theme, professional ELS instructors use video and rich media sources to generate natural conversation, and to encourage this practice outside the classroom with their American teammates, coaches and staff.  Offered daily the two 50 minute classes enable each student to fully engage in a full day of sports while practicing their English and grammar in a non-threatening environment. Campers are evaluated at the first class. Classes are formed/grouped based on speaking proficiency and age.  Program is appropriate for beginner, and intermediate levels. Classes offered Monday – Friday immediately following lunch. See sample schedule below.

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How to Register

Yu can build a multi-week program by combining session below with a weekend stayover. If you would prefer to complete a Nike Sport Camp application, download and email it to international@ussportscamps.com .  

Check In & Check Out

Overnight Camp Check-in is always on a Sunday from 12-2PM. The last day of a session is on a Friday, check-out is 4:30PM.  International campers are welcome to arrive or depart later than this due to international flights.  There is a $125 fee per night. 

DAY CAMP:

Offered to players who live within commuting distance to Curry College or will be staying off-campus. We recommend multi-week sessions but will also accept commuters as one-week campers. Day students will report Sunday, 2:00pm for an initial evaluation. Group lessons will be taught Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Day campers will be provided with lunch at our school dining room.

ARRIVAL DAY:

• Check in is on Sunday
• Check in is located on campus
• Overnight Campers check in between 12pm-2pm
• Day Campers check in between 1:30pm-2:30pm
• Evaluations will take place at 3:00pm
• Overnight Campers will go back to their dorms to shower and get ready for dinner
• Day Campers go home
• All campers walk together to dinner at 5pm
• Overnight Camper Orientation at 6pm
• Ice Breakers with Counselors in the evening

Accommodation & Roommates

Typical college dorm room. 2 campers to 1 room. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. 

Linens and Laundry

Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided for a fee of $35. Onsite laundry facilities available. $2.50/wash and dry. 

Meals

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

Activities

MBSC at Curry College is one of the only camps that offer nightly OFF-Campus Activities. Our activities are pre-organized and include events such as: MLS Soccer Games, Boston Red Sox Baseball Games, Laser Tag, Bowling, Hard Rock Café, Charlie Horse, Funway Café, 6 Flags (weekend), Water Country (weekend), Whale Watch (weekend), and much much more! Activities are not mandatory, and campers either choose to attend a few activities during the week, all activities, or no activities. Either way, for those campers who stay back: There will be plenty to do such as our ping pong room, watching movies, board games, card games, volleyball, and more. Counselors stay back to keep the appropriate ratios on the trip and back at the dorms!Evening activities are planned each evening.  Special off-campus activities are also scheduled.  International camper may register for these prior to camp by adding the weekly activity fee to their camp session.  Preview the 2017 Summer Activity Calendar. (Note: activities are subject to change and some activities have limited availablity and sell out.)

Weekends Trips

Explore Boston! Weekend activities provided for weekend campers to enjoy new friends, see new sites, and practice their English!  The activity is included in the price of weekend stayover. 

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are available from Boston Logan International Airport. To add this to your camp program, select the option as you enroll.  The cost for one way is $100; round trip is $200.  Campers will be met at the airport and driven back to camp by licensed transportation staff. Campers should plan their flights to arrive on Sunday (the first date of camp) and plan their flights to depart on Friday, the last day of a camp session. 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 30 - August 4) you must plan to depart camp by August 4th. Please provide flight information when registering or at least 4 weeks prior to camp start date. Please send flight information to travel@ussportscamps.com 

Unaccompanied Minor Services

We contract transportation through a licensed transportation company. If your child is considered an unaccompanied minor by the airline, you will need to complete and sign a waiver that provides us with permission to meet your child at Customs.  Many airlines request the name of this person who will be meeting your child when you book your flight.  We are not able to provide this information until one-week prior to arrival. Please email international@ussportscamps.com to request the waiver and to confirm flight information.

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 2017. 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.

OTHER NIKE SPORTS CAMPS IN BOSTON:

At the same location, there is a  NIKE Softball Camp, NIKE Baseball Camp, NIKE Volleyball Camp, NIKE Soccer Camp, NIKE Tennis Camp, NIKE Golf Camp, and US Sports Football Academy. All sports camps are directed by the owners: Mehdi Belhassan. Many campers who play more than one sport are able to play 1 week of Soccer along with an additional week in any other sport (without ever having to move locations… they can even stay in the same dorm room!)

When mixing sports, campers must participate in at least 1 full week of each sport. Sports can not be mixed during the week. This is because each sports camp is an Intensified Training Program and should not be interrupted mid week.

Facilities

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!

These Nike Soccer Camps are operated by MB Sports Camps. Nike and the Swoosh design are registered trademarks of Nike, Inc. and its affiliates and are used under license. Nike is the title sponsor of the camps.  US Sports Camps, Inc. is a marketing and registration service for these camps, and it and Nike have no control over the operation of the camps or the acts or omissions of MB Sports Camps.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Nike Sport Camp Training
  • 10:00am - 10:15am Break
  • 10:15am - 11:30am Nike Sport Camp Training
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Lunch and Rest
  • 12:45pm - 2:30pm ELS Language Classes or Nike Sport Camp Training
  • 2:45pm - 4:30pm Nike Sport Camp Training
  • 4:45pm Day Campers Depart/Overnight Campers Rest/Shower/Dinner
  • 6:30pm Evening activity
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Eugenio C. (Mexico)Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
So much fun

I had a lot of fun with the coaches friends activities etc…I enjoyed it too much!

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Ramiro J. Parent of International Camper

  • 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 again next summer.

Alanna E. Parent 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.

Melanie M.Parent of Camper

  • 5/5.
Look forward to going back

This is the second year we have done the Nike Soccer Camp at Curry College. The coaches are great and provide good competitive play. The Athletic Trainer is also fantastic at communicating and taking care of any injuries. In addition, the director of the camp was very involved in the daily activities. He made a point to personally seeked me out as a parent to discuss future options for my son and his observations. My son is looking forward to going back next year and trying the overnight camp as well. We recommended this camp to two friends that joined this year and both were very happy with the program as well. 

Gary V. First Time Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing

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

Austin A. 13 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!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Soccer and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $3,035, a 3-week program is $4,590 etc.
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Soccer and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $3,035, a 3-week program is $4,590 etc.
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Soccer and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $3,035, a 3-week program is $4,590 etc.
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Soccer and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $3,035, a 3-week program is $4,590 etc.
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Soccer and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $3,035, a 3-week program is $4,590 etc.
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Soccer and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $3,035, a 3-week program is $4,590 etc.
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.