Nike Soccer Camp Irvine Valley College

Nike Soccer Camp Irvine Valley College
Nike Soccer Camp Irvine Valley College

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.

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Graeme Jennings
Camp Director

Graeme Jennings

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. 

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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.

Camp Details

Coach Jennings' 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.

More Details

Day camp for ages 8-15. 
Program runs 9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Thursday and 9:30am-12:30am on Friday.

Half Day camp for ages 6-8.
Program runs from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday

Skill of the Day
Monday - Dribbling
Tuesday - Passing
Wednesday - Shooting 
Thursday - Attacking and Defending
Friday - World Cub Day

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed:  Soccer Ball (campers must bring their own), Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment, etc
Facility:  Grass fields
**Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch each day.

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

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.

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

Camper Reviews

Parent of camper

  • 5/5.
Have seen her improvement first hand

This was my daughter's first sport camp ever. Even though she wasn't always energetic and was very nervous, she got up every morning and commuted an hour with me to camp because she wanted to be with the coaches. The coaches critique of her was spot on! We have started our soccer season now and I have first hand seen her improvement! Her coach has even commented on her improvement. Wish Coach Katie could've seen her play goalkeeper her first game! (She would''ve been proud!) We look forward to camp next summer! Thank you for providing this opportunity! 

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Parent of camper

  • 5/5.
Experienced coaches

The Nike Camp in Irvine was excellent. My son had a good time, learned new skills, learned to play well with a team and much more. Every morning he was excited to go back. The coaches were experienced in soccer and knew exactly what each child was good at or needed a little help with. We are looking forward to joining camp again next year. Thank you. 

Camp Dates & Prices

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