Player ONE powered by Nike Soccer Camps at Saratoga High School

Player ONE powered by Nike Soccer Camps at Saratoga High School
Player ONE powered by Nike Soccer Camps at Saratoga High School

Player ONE and Nike Soccer Camps come together to offer a camp experience sure to improve our campers' skills and provide lots of fun!

The name Player One centers our entire philosophy and approach around your player. Take everything you would want from a traditional soccer camp, add in the unique, player centric approach from each and every one of our staff members, and your Player One experience will be one that you cannot wait to live over and over again. Unique in name, approach, process and product, Player One is your ultimate soccer camp as you look to maximize your player's ability over the summer. 

Highlights Include

  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
  • Unique, Professional, Player One camp curriculum
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratio of 12:1
  • Daily pictures posted through our website. Taken on the day, posted on the day! Guaranteed over 500 pictures each day.
  • Camp live streaming! Watch your Player One live!
  • Personalized Player One profile including camp evaluation form and an FDP ( future development plan ) We will give your Player One ideas and tips on how to improve after the camp is over.
  • Daily and weekly player prizes and awards
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ben Maxwell
Camp Director

Ben Maxwell

A native of Scotland, Ben Maxwell has been coaching in the USA for 13 years. Ben has coached in 10 states, and has been settled in California for 10 years. In his time in California, Ben has proven to be one of the top youth soccer coaches, notably when it comes to the long term technical development of the player.

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Amongst his multiple accomplishments in youth soccer, Ben is most proud of the players he has coached who have reached the highest levels. Currently, Ben has players taking part in the US Soccer National Team Training Center, US Soccer development academy(USSDA), Elite Clubs National League (ECNL ), National Premier League (NPL) and NorCal Premier league. Ben also has currently 10 players in the prestigious NorCal PDP and IDP system.

Ben holds himself to the highest of standards when it comes to preparation and communication. A strong communicator, Ben is always available to provide feedback to the player and his/her family. When it comes to preparation, Ben takes every detail into account when planning camps, training sessions, FDP's ( future development plans ). This preparation is easy to notice when viewing the quality of training sessions that Ben produces.

Ben's love for the sport, and desire to help young players is what underlines his overall enthusiasm to teach the game of soccer. To be the ultimate coach, Ben believes you need to know the game, and the people who play it. Through 15 years coaching experience, studying the top coaches here in the USA and all over Europe, Ben has been able to create a program unique in its development, presented and implemented to the highest of standards.

 

Camp Details

Camp is open to ages 5-16, of any ability level. Youth soccer players have the opportunity to train for the best through presentations, on field training, small sided games and a video evaluation.

More Important Camp Details

2017 Session Information 

Day Campers arrive on Monday morning, camp runs 5 days through Friday, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Campers arrive at 8:00 am and are picked up by 4:00 pm. 

Half Day Campers attend from 9:00 am - noon. Check in at 8:00 am. 

Snacks, water, gatorade, first aid, and shade all provided. 

At the end of camp, players will receive a binder with every lesson plan from the week  and full player profile and evaluation form. 

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

What To Bring

♦ Health & Release Forms (Hand in at check-in)
♦ Cleats
♦ Shin guards
♦ Sunscreen
♦ Water Bottle & Lunch

TEAM DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Groups can register online or via mail/fax.

To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.

About Player One

Player One Soccer was created in 2016 with the aim to provide a more personal, professional, detail orientated program for the aspiring young soccer player. Through years of experience, hard work, and passion, Player One Soccer has created an entirely unique camp structure with the primary focus on improving each individual player above and beyond their own highest vision of capability. Hand picked, fully trained, experienced camp staff, comprised only of full time, year round, professional youth soccer coaches and educators gives our players the pinnacle in camp coaching. Coaches are selected first on their ability to interact and inspire the players, along with their willingness to always put in extra to improve each player. Our Player One camp profile is like no other. Each camper will receive a packet at the end of the week with a Player One individual camp photo, a full camper evaluation, and an FDP ( future development plan ). Our staff take the extra care to ensure you will continue to improve long after the camp is over. Add on top of this, a specialized camp curriculum, ever evolving and created through years of experience and study, executed with the highest levels of professionalism, and your Player One is guaranteed to not only improve but to be inspired from our week of camp.

Facilities

Saratoga High School

The Player One powered by Nike Soccer Camps in Saratoga will be hosted at Saratoga High School.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 am Check-in
  • 9:00-9:10 am Soccer Video
  • 9:15-9:35 am Morning Presentation (Various soccer-related informational topics)
  • 9:45-10:15 am Warm-Up / Activation Stations
  • 10:25-11:20 am Position Specific Training
  • 11:35 am-12:00 pm Snack / Video Presentation - Finishing Topics
  • 12:10 -1:15 pm Finishing Sessions on Field
  • 1:20-1:45 pm Snack
  • 1:50-2:55pm Small-sided games/Tournament/Futsal
  • 2:55 pm Clean up
  • 3:00 pm Players dismissed/Pick Up

Camper Reviews

Kelly S.

  • 5/5.
Best Youth Coach

As a family with three sons who love soccer, we've had many coaches and experienced many soccer camps over the years. However, Ben Maxwell at Player ONE is our #1! The development we've seen in our boys (coupled with a surge in their love for practice!) has been nothing short of transformational. Coach Ben is a professional in every sense of the word. His knowledge, preparation, equipment, and drills are second to none. What makes him stand out is his TRANSMITTAL of that knowledge; he's truly the "youth soccer player whisperer." Ben is firm, disciplined, and maintains high expectations. At the same time, he motivates, instructs, and delivers creative trainings--complete with a sense of momentum and FUN! Enroll your player with Coach Ben at Player ONE. It's the best investment!

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Justin P.

  • 5/5.
Awesome!

Coach Ben was awesome! He was always positive with the boys, complimenting them as they did drills, but also encouraging them to push harder and grow more as players.  I've never seen such high level coaching at a camp before.  He really connects with each kid.

Diane P.

  • 5/5.
Challenging and Fun

So happy I finally found a camp that meets my kid's needs.  Having an elite player, it's been difficult to find a camp that is both challenging and fun.  Coach Ben finds ways to challenge my son to improve every aspect of his game, but always in an encouraging way.  And this camp had other top level players, so my son had good competition.   We will definitely do more Player One Soccer camps!

Ylka V.

  • 5/5.
This is beyond soccer

Ben Maxwell is a rare talent in the coaching world.  What he has been developed in my son is beyond soccer.   Ben's passion has cultivated soccer character, which includes enormous confidence, world-class skills, and a big game personality.  When my son began training with Ben, he was timid, uncertain, and afraid to make mistakes.  I can honestly say he has transformed into a fearless force to be reckoned with on (and off) the field.  I will always be grateful for the point of inspiration Ben has been for my son."  

Monique A.

  • 5/5.
Second to none

Coming from two parents who played collegiate soccer, coach Ben Maxwell is second to none. We have experienced many coaches in our playing careers and in our three children's various sports, and have yet to be as impressed as we are with coach Ben. His camps are incredibly organized, detail oriented, and he creates an atmosphere that the kids will thoroughly enjoy. If your searching for the perfect camp for you son or daughter to grow not only as a player but as a person, look no further!

Ellen R.

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend

Ben coached my daughter for several years, developing her from a talented but raw rec player, to a top player in one of the top clubs in the country. During tryouts the first time he saw her play when she was 9, he immediately recognized her athletic ability, looked past her skills deficiencies, and offered her a spot on his team. Throughout the years he coached her, he taught her world-class skills that helped harness her athletic ability, allowing her to move up several levels in a short period of time. She is now a high-school player, contemplating collegiate play. He also worked hard on developing her aggressiveness on the ball, and importantly for young girls, gave her confidence as a player and as a person. He is incredibly supportive of players, giving feedback in a very direct but constructive manner, taking the game seriously but lending levity and fun to each practice. I cannot recommend him enough as a coach your child will learn from and never forget.

Pete I.

  • 5/5.
5 Stars

My sons both train with Ben.  His Player One Soccer Programs are elite, the best of the best.  They've been transformed both of my kids.  Both started at the rec level and got a late start to competitive soccer.  We were worried that it would be tough to catch up.  Now they are both on the starting teams on some of the top club teams in the Bay Area.   Ben saw the work ethic in my kids, and he understood their style of play, and has worked with them to bring out the very best.  When you see coach Ben and his staff, you understand he doesn't deliver your standard soccer training.  He gets the kids to love the game, work harder than they thought they could, and get the most out of every minute.  My kids look forward to learning from Ben and his staff.  It's the highlight of the year for them.  There is a reason that kids drive 2 or 3 hours away to attend these programs.  Finally, there is a camp that is personalized around the player.

 

5 Stars!

Sean K., player

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot

Ben's camps are great! They are extremely structured and help players develop. The camps are not only helpful physically, they also help the players mentally. I have learned a lot from his camps.

Tish & Jon B.

  • 5/5.
The best camps!

Coach Ben’s soccer camps are the best! We have three boys who play at a very high level of competitive soccer and they just love his camps. We drop them off in the morning on the way to work (yes, Ben’s there nice and early). When we pick them up all they can talk about on the way home is who won, or who did this, and did you see that! 

We would definitely recommend these camps!

Nicole S.

  • 5/5.
Coach that cares

Our son has trained with Ben Maxwell in various capacities over the past two years. Ben is able to quickly identify a player's strengths and weaknesses, and provides specific and customized sessions to address a player's needs. Further, he is a coach that cares about each player, and connects on a personal level. Our son loves training with Coach Ben and has grown significantly as a soccer player. 

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.