Nike Soccer Camps Elmhurst College - 3 Sessions Offered!

Nike Soccer Camps Elmhurst College - 3 Sessions Offered!
Nike Soccer Camps Elmhurst College - 3 Sessions Offered!

Coach Dave Di Tomasso and his staff will host three sessions of all skills camp! These camps are the perfect opportunity to take your game to the next level!

Instruction focuses on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision making, shooting, defending, small-sided games, 11v11, and creativity. Goalkeeping training is provided. The camp now provides a second soccer stadium for use during the camp. Full supervision and activities are provided for day campers during down time, including swimming for all campers in between sessions. Camp is for ages 8-18. Campers must be 9 years old to stay overnight (8 year olds are welcome for the extended day portion).

Highlights Include

  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
  • Post-camp evaluation by camp director and staff
  • Team play, skill development, games & tournaments
  • Specialized goalkeeping and striker session
  • Teams are welcome during session one

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Dave Di Tomasso
Camp Director

Dave Di Tomasso

Elmhurst College Men’s Head Coach Dave Di Tomasso and his experienced staff , including college coaches, college players and professional players, direct the campers through a carefully devised instructional program with an 8:1 player to coach ratio.

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In 2013 Coach Tomasso was named Coach of the Year after finishing 11-4-3, good for 2nd in the conference, with only 1 true senior on the field.

• Former head women’s soccer coach for 6 years
• Coached two Academic All-Americans, four Regional Academic Award winners, and one All-American player
• NSCAA Team Academic Award seven years running
• USSF “A” coaching license-NSCAA Premiere Diploma
• NSCAA Regional Director of Coaches
• Overall winning percentage (.730) - ranked top in conference
• Top-level U.S. and German professional player
• Tenth year camp director, Illinois Olympic Development Program staff member 

Camp Details

Coach Dave Di Tomasso and his staff have perfected the Nike Soccer Specialty Camp at Elmhurst College by creating an all emcompassing camp experience. In three camp sessions, campers are will be able to hone their skills with specialized instruction and guidance. 

More Details

Session I -  Total Player Development Weekend:  At Elmhurst we interested in developing the player to their fullest potential.  Instruction focuses on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision-making, shooting, defending, small-sided games, while using the Cutting edge process of “PERFECT PRACTICE.”   No time is wasted as players are asked to “train with purpose,” and understand that “Creativity comes out of Structure.”  We introduce the players to Classroom sessions, and train on TWO beautiful Field-Turf Fields.  Full supervision and activities are provided for day campers during down time. Swimming is available in between sessions.

“Top Flight”Goalkeeper Program provides a balance of individual instruction, classroom video sessions, and pressure training that ensures every goalkeeper receives professional attention aimed at maximizing his/her experience. “Training under pressure” is one of the keys to being an Elite Goalkeeper.  Our program pushes you to your limits in all phases of goalkeeper performance.  Goalkeepers train as a group throughout the morning and afternoon and join their assigned team in the evenings.

Teams are welcome! A Specialized Team Program is offered during Session I for teams interested in enhancing the Team concept. Focus will be on systems of play, combination play, possession with purpose, finishing, and leadership.  Coaches are invited to attend.

Session II -  Total Player Development Camp.  At Elmhurst we interested in developing the player to their fullest potential.  Instruction focuses on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision-making, shooting, defending, small-sided games, while using the Cutting edge process of “PERFECT PRACTICE.”   No time is wasted as players are asked to “train with purpose,” and understand that “Creativity comes out of Structure.”  We introduce the players to Classroom sessions, and train on TWO beautiful Field-Turf Fields.  Full supervision and activities are provided for day campers during down time. Swimming is available in between sessions.

“Top Flight”Goalkeeper Program provides a balance of individual instruction, classroom video sessions, and pressure training that ensures every goalkeeper receives professional attention aimed at maximizing his/her experience. “Training under pressure” is one of the keys to being an Elite Goalkeeper.  Our program pushes you to your limits in all phases of goalkeeper performance.  Goalkeepers train as a group throughout the morning and afternoon and join their assigned team in the evenings.

Teams are welcome! A Specialized Team Program is offered during Session II for teams interested in enhancing the Team concept. Focus will be on systems of play, combination play, possession with purpose, finishing, and leadership.  Coaches are invited to attend.

Session III - Specialized Attacker and Goalkeeper Program. Now in its 9th exciting year the Attacking Camp trains strikers and mid-fielders the art of scoring goals and the development of the attack! We teach how to create more chances, bending balls, ball striking, shot placement, and many other useful techniques to master the art of scoring! Our incredible staff includes college coaches and other high level coaches.

“Top Flight”Goalkeeper Program provides a balance of individual instruction, classroom video sessions, and pressure training that ensures every goalkeeper receives professional attention aimed at maximizing his/her experience. “Training under pressure” is one of the keys to being an Elite Goalkeeper.  Our program pushes you to your limits in all phases of goalkeeper performance.  Goalkeepers train as a group throughout the morning and afternoon and join their assigned team in the evenings.

Soccer balls may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $15. Campers are not required to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Nike Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

2016 SESSION INFORMATION 

Session I: Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Friday at the Frick Center.
Check-out: between 4:00pm-4:45pm on Sunday from the fields.

Session II: Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Wednesday at the Frick Center.
Check-out: between 11:00am-11:30am on Saturday from the fields.

Session II: Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Friday at the Frick Center.
Check-out: between 4:00-4:45pm on Sunday from the fields. 

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility:  Grass & Turf fields

HOUSING

Dorm:   Will be assigned at check in
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms:  Shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $80 made to Elmhurst College Soccer
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: An athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital is 2 miles from campus.

TRAVEL

Nearest Airport:  Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway                                               
Transportation:  Not provided

TEAM DISCOUNT

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

Facilities

Campers train on a brand new astroplay surface; the only surface approved by FIFA (world soccer governing body), and learn how to take their game to the next level. 

Are you a serious, college-bound soccer player?  Check out Coach Di Tomasso's Nike Boys Premier ID Camp at Elmhurst College or Nike Girls Premier ID Camp at Elmhurst College!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00-7:30am Sunrise Soccer
  • 7:45-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:00am Session I
  • 11:45am-1:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00pm Session II
  • 4:45-5:45pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8:30pm Evening matches

Camper Reviews

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Terrific balance

The Nike Soccer Camp at Elmhurst College was an amazing experience for our 12-year old son.  The 3-day overnight program offered a terrific balance of field instruction and scrimmages.  He also had a total blast at the evening events and made new friends.  We'll be back next year! 

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Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Excellent communication

The Elmhurst location was well organized and communication between parents & staff was excellent.    Excellent instruction was given to my child that will help him greatly in his upcoming soccer season.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Will be back next year

Nike Soccer Camp is an excellent camp for players who really love the game of soccer! This camp was a great experience for my daughter! Not only did she learn new soccer skills, but she made new friends and participated in great extra-curricular activities!  My daughter will be back next year for Nike Camp!

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Encouraging

David DiTomaso, and his staff were excellent trainers.  They encouraged the kids to work hard on their weak areas, and the camp was very well organized.  Check in was easy, and so was checkout.   My son felt very safe at all times.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Friendly and knowledgable instructors

This was my daughter's first away soccer camp and she loved the entire experience! The instructors were helpful, friendly and caring, and provided top-notch instruction. She felt safe and secure throughout all of the practices, activities, and overnights during the three days. 

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Enthusiastic Parent!

Sam had a amazing experience and he could not say enough nice things about all of you and the program you organized.  He is tired and sore, but that's exactly what he should be!  Thank you for taking such good care of my boy!  See you next summer.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Just the right intensity

Our daughter has been attending Nike Soccer Camp at Elmhurst College for three years now.  She loves the coaches and the college atmosphere, and we love seeing her improvement with each session. It's just the right intensity for the Club level soccer player

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great experence

The Nike soccer camp was a great experience.  Not only did he get to stay overnight, but the camp counselors were experienced players and he learned a ton.  He loved the skills and drills and the variety of fun and challenging competition and I loved the sparc testing and assessment that let me know his strengths and weaknesses.  We will definitely be back next year.  

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Money and time well spent

Money and time well spent. A very good investment in your youth athlete. Great confidence builder. I observed the entire camp each day and was very impressed. Only positive feedback from my 12 year old son.  

Elmhurst College Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Knowledgeable coaches

Fast paced, fun knowledgeable coaches and the kids are kept very safe. The entire staff was very warm and encouraging.

Elmhurst College Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Organized

Easy and efficient check-in for campers, good communication with parents, opening and closing ceremonies are well-done and informative, instructors are friendly, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.

Elmhurst College Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Appropriate instruction for all levels

I feel like Nike soccer camps do amazingly well at providing instruction at an appropriate level for all of the campers. Things where never too easy for the older kids and never too hard for the younger kids. They pushed all of us to work as hard as we could and to grow.

Elmhurst College Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Nike Camp was Awesome!

Nike camp was awesome! We stayed in actual college dorms and got to experience amazing campus lifestyle. If you love soccer you will love Nike Soccer Camps, the players are competitive and come at every level. The instructors were young and fun and we all had a great time. We played a perfect amount of soccer each day. You make a lot of fun friends at camp and you will always want to come back.

Elmhurst College Camper '12

  • 4/5.
Great overall experience!

Nike Soccer Camp was a great experience overall! I loved all of the coaches, The skills that they were teaching were great, and the way the taught the skills was great. I was sad to leave at the end of the week, and I want to go back next year!

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '12

  • 5/5.
First Time Camper

First time my son ever attended an overnight camp of any sort. He had a great time meeting new friends, and he felt very comfortable in the setting in which he was placed. He enjoyed the coaching staff very much and appreciated their instruction and insight. He also enjoyed the staff playfulness! He came home with a new vision for his participation in the game. He looks forward to putting his new education to use this fall. He would very much like to go back if possible next year. Thank you for making this such a positive experience for my son.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '11

  • 5/5.
Had a Terrific Time!

Our son had a terrific time and thoroughly enjoyed himself. The staff made him feel comfortable, free to learn and be creative, and safe in all ways. It was his first time away and he was not home sick at all. This was in part due to the intense schedule of training but also due to the invested staff.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '11

  • 5/5.
Extremely Organized and Prepared

Encouragement is important at all ages and I think that Nike did a great job at this. My son thoroughly enjoyed his coaches and the camp staff. He has already asked if he could go back again! This camp was extremely organized and prepared.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '11

  • 5/5.
Gained Confidence and New Skills

My daughter really enjoyed her experience at the Nike camp both on the field and off the field.  She came home with a tremendous amount of confidence and some new skills, but most importantly she had a lot of fun.  I’m confident she’ll want to return to the Nike camp next year hopefully she’ll see some of the friends that she made.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '10

  • 5/5.
Worth every cent!

My son had a great time at your camp. I have never seen him so motivated and excited. He is still new to the sport but he feels that the camp made all the difference in improving his game. He shared his evaluation with his coach at his H.S. Summer league team. I was able to attend each evening match and enjoyed watching him grow as a player, and his fellow team mates. I was impressed with the level that coaches instructed the players and how they responded to the positive reinforcement they were receiving. I could tell that this was worth every cent! Your coaching staff is excellent. My son has already asked if he could attend next year and you can bet he will be there. 

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '10

  • 5/5.
Stood apart from other camps

My son came back from this camp feeling that they helped him with improving his game.  He felt that this camp stood apart because of the people that were running the camp.  He would love to do it again next year.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '09

  • 5/5.
Will definitely be back!

My daughter was a bit nervous at first but by the time I talked to her that evening, she had 4 new best friends and awesome coaches.  She was challenged from the beginning to the end of the camp.   Really loved the specialized striker training.  Very very happy with the camp - will definitely be back!

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '09

  • 5/5.
Top notch

Nike camps are top notch.  The professional staff and the safe environment for my child to learn soccer and have fun at an overnight at a college was a great balance. We love these camps.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '09

  • 5/5.
Only good things to say

My son only had good things to say about the camp, the coaches, the food and after camp activities--he chatted all the way home about it!  He was tired and a bit sore, but that means he worked hard, perfect!  See you next year

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '08

  • 5/5.
Breakthrough in his development

Our son loved the soccer camp and called it breakthrough in his development as a player. He has a greater appreciation for the game and the commitment needed to improve and reach the higher levels.  He is looking forward to next year's camp.

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '08

  • 5/5.
Take it to the next level

This camp is absolutely the perfect camp for kids that want to take it to the next level! The dorms were great, staff was unbelievable, fields were top notch, even the food was awesome. My daughter's been to other soccer camps that she liked in the past but said she'd do the Elmhurst Nike Camp over anything next year. 

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '07

  • 5/5.
VERY organized

I would highly recommend this camp. It is VERY organized. The staff/coaches are patient, encouraging, helpful, and kind. We had 3 boys participate and each coach pushed our boys just beyond their comfort level. It was neat to see their improvement. This is our 2nd year and we will be back again for sure (we planned our family vacation around this camp). Thank you to the amazing coaches/staff! You're truly wonderful!!! 

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper '07

  • 5/5.
Saw immediate results

I enrolled my son for the Nike Soccer Camp for the first time. My son has been playing club soccer for several years and has seen improvement in his skills, however, after he attended the 1st session of the camp we saw immediate results with his skills, quickness, strategy development, recognition of formations, and better communication with his club teammates. We enrolled him in the 2nd session of the camp and again outstanding results! The coaches were the best!. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Total Player Development. Must be 9 years old to stay overnight.
Extended Day 9am-8:30pm $340.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $420.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Total Player Development. Must be 9 years old to stay overnight.
Extended Day 9am-8:30pm $485.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $585.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Specialized Attacker & Goal Keeper Program. Must be 9 years old to stay overnight.
Extended Day 9am-8:30pm $340.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $420.00
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.