Nike Soccer Camp Irvine Valley College Irvine, California
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The best place to become a better soccer player is in the company of coaches and players who share your passion. Join us at Irvine Valley College for a week of intensive soccer training.
At NIKE Soccer Camps, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. Coach Graeme Jennings has spent the last ten years developing soccer programs in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He combines training methods from the U.S. and Europe to form a full daily schedule that applies challenging drills and new techniques into game situations.
- Skill of the day
- International style training
- Game based activities
- Tournament scrimmages each day
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt
- Post camp written evaluation and certificate
Irvine Valley College is located in the beautiful city of Irvine. With easy access from both the 405 and 5 freeway, it's convenient and the perfect location to enjoy the surroundings of this pristine city. The campers will not only enjoy the sunny weather but also the impeccable campus of Irvine Valley College.Meet your coaching staff
Graeme Jennings was born in Nottingham, England where he started playing soccer at age 5. In his youth he played for the prestigious Nottingham Forests youth team and also the regional team of Nottinghamshire. He earned his coaching credentials at the college level working in schools as an advisor to help to create, set up, and develop soccer programs. While at South Nottingham College he was on the team roster of the highly successful Soccer Academy program which has seen many current professional players graduate from and play/coach for English premier League teams such as Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Bradford City, Charlton Athletic, Leicester City, and Nottingham Forest.
He played college soccer for Sheffield Hallam University and was then recruited to come to the U.S. to coach at summer soccer camps. After completing his degree in Sports Management, Graeme permanently moved to the U.S. to be the Director of camps for Challenger Sports and coach travel teams. He has been developing and running soccer programs for the last ten years in the Unites States, Europe, and Africa. He has coached with the Sports Domain Academy (SDA), working with travel teams to design and begin a very successful academy program for pre travel players to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to aid them into the transition of competitive soccer.Read Full Bio
Graeme's coaching philosophy is based on players getting the maximum amount of touches on the ball per session. He believes the more touches taken, the more confidence gained and therefore the better the footwork and game becomes. Friendly competition is a excellent driver for learning but also the skill to push yourself harder every single time can be the greatest motivator for success and development.
2014 Camp Information
Equipment Needed: Soccer Ball (campers must bring their own), Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment, etc
Facility: Grass fields
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:30 Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00 Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30 Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00 Technical development
- 11:00-11:30 Passive pressure activity
- 11:30-12:00 Full pressure activity
- 12:00-12:45 Lunch
- 12:45-1:15 Games based activity
- 1:15-1:50 Fun games/ Daily challenge
- 1:50-2:00 Scrimmage warm up
- 2:00-3:00 Scrimmages
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.Read camper reviews