Nike Soccer Camp Elmhurst College Elmhurst, Illinois
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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.
- 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
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.Meet your coaching staff
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 conference, with only 1 true senior on the field.Read Full Bio
• 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
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.
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
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Grass & Turf fields
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
Nearest Airport: Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway
Transportation: Not provided
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.Read camper reviews