Nike Soccer Camp Elmhurst College

Nike Soccer Camp Elmhurst College
Nike Soccer Camp Elmhurst College

Conveniently located just 17 miles outside of Chicago, Elmhurst College provides the ideal suburban site for a NIKE Soccer Specialty Camp.

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 9-18.

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

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information 

Session I - JULY 9-12 -  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.

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 - JULY 25-27 - Specialized Attacker and Goalkeeper Program. Now in its 7th 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.

More Details

SESSION INFORMATION 

Session I: Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Wednesday, July 9th at the Frick Center.
                Check-out: between 11:30am-12:15pm on Saturday, July 12th from the fields.
 
Session II: Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Friday, July 25th at the Frick Center.
                 Check-out: between 4:00-4:45pm on Sunday, July 27th 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 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, 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.

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.  For more information on each session, please visit the Details tab.

Are you a serious, college-bound soccer player?  Check out Coach Di Tomasso's Elite 150 Total Player Development Camp or Girls Elite 150 Total Player Development Camp

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

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. n 2013 Coach Tomasso was named Coach of the Year after finishing 11-4-3, good for 2nd in the...

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• 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 

Camper Reviews

Parent of Camper

  • 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 organised.  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.

Read All 33 Reviews

Parent of Camper

  • 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 Camper

  • 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 Camper

  • 5/5.
Friendly and helpful 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 Camper

  • 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.  

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Knowledgeable coaches

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

Past Camper

  • 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.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve skills

Great help with positioning, moving "without the ball."

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 4/5.
Excellent training

The goalkeeping training was excellent and the night activities were fun.

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great staff

David Di Tomasso makes this camp GREAT! Great staff, Great organization, Great location, Great soccer!

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper

  • 5/5.
Assesses skill level

Keeping the kids busy, challenging them and offering feedback surveys and testing to allow us to assess the kids.  Love that.

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great experience

Great coaches, great location, and great overall experience

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 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

  • 4/5.
Fun and hard work

They focus on all areas of the game, they balance a fun time with serious soccer, and they evaluate my child so I know their areas of strength and weakness.

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 4/5.
Positive experience

Make training a fun, positive experience

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 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."

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper

  • 4/5.
Coming back next year!

"The soccer camp was not only intensive but my daughter came away with more skills and self-confidence in her ability to play. She is ready to attend next year!"
 

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 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

  • 4/5.
Goalie Training

"Nike Camp provided excellent goalie training."

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper

  • 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."

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 5/5.
Top Notch

"The camp was run very well by Coach Dave. I was impressed with the staff and the top notch level of professionalism and soccer development taught by the staff."

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 4/5.
Loved the Camp!

"Packed a lot of soccer game and instruction in a very short weekend. I was exhausted when I got home…in a good way!"

Parent of Elmhurst College Camper

  • 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

  • 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."

Elmhurst College Camper

  • 5/5.
Very Fun!

"Excellent facilities and fields, motivated coaches with enthusiasm, good coordination of activities."

Parent of an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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 an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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 an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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 an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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 an Elmhurst Camper

  • 4/5.
Outstanding staff

Wonderful opportunity to increase soccer skills with outstanding staff.  Child was motivated and worked hard. Child has participated for 3 years and has loved it.  Would highly recommend.

Parent of an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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 an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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 an Elmhurst Camper

  • 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.

Camp Dates & Prices

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