Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon
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The Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at University of Oregon is a program designed to provide high school players with a competitive, motivating and fun experience which develops skills, strategy, teamwork and next level knowledge in the sport of Ultimate. High school students have the opportunity to meet and engage in high-level play with other athletes from all over the country during our summer camp sessions. Take your game to the next level!
With a quality staff and vastly experienced instructors, Nike Next Level Ultimate Camps educate campers about advanced fundamentals and techniques needed to succeed in the College Ultimate Division and beyond. At Nike Next Level Ultimate Camps, we’re committed to building leaders on and off the field. Over the course of our summer sessions, our counselors and staff will work to give campers the confidence and tools necessary to improve not only themselves, but future teammates and friends.
Becoming a complete Ultimate player means developing athletic ability, knowledge of the game, self-esteem, confidence, sportsmanship, team concept and a positive attitude on and off the field. Our counselors help athletes develop these skills by using the same drills and focused scrimmages used by top university and club level players. By instilling a balance of team work with self-reliance, competition, and fun, our program prepares Nike Next Level Ultimate campers for success in both the sport of Ultimate and life.
For more information about Nike Next Level Ultimate Camps, click on the "Details" tab above. You can also visit NextLevelUltimate.com.
- Daily instruction from a top notch Next Level Ultimate staff
- 5-6 hours of Ultimate each day
- Every camper receives a Nike Ultimate Camp jersey and Discraft disc!
- Fun camp-wide evening activities for extended day and overnight campers
This Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp will be held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. The boys and girls programs are run separately, but both will use the Riverfront fields that are located about 10 minutes away by foot from the dorms. Click on the "Details" tab above for housing information. Other information about the university can be found at www.UOregon.edu.Meet your coaching staff
Ben Feldman is the Founder of Next Level Ultimate. Ben graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Accounting and Real Estate. He completed his fifth and final season as a member of the Wisconsin Hodags in May of 2011, ending with a Central Regional title and a 2nd place finish at College Nationals. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ben started playing Ultimate when he was a sophomore at Hopkins High School. Ben attended Junior Elite Methods (JEM) Camp in 2005, which was put on by the University of Colorado Ultimate Frisbee Program. His efforts to bring about Next Level were largely inspired by the enjoyable experience he had while attending JEM Camp as a high school player, and hopes to provide current high school students with a similar opportunity to improve.
Cyle Van Auken
Cyle brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to our camps, and as been a part of our organization since we originated in the summer of 2009. During his college career, Cyle was part of the quartet of indefatigable players that led Florida to a 2006 National Championship, and played that role again in the 2008 season that culminated in a National Runner-Up finish. Cyle’s club career includes two seasons with nationals qualifier Vicious Cycle in 2005 and 2006. Just this past year, Cyle helped coach Doublewide, the men's club team from Texas, to their first ever USAU Club National Championship. This was his second year serving as a coach for the team. Additionally, Cyle served as head coach for the University of Washington Women in 2009-2010 while living in Seattle, and was involved with various other coaching clinics while living on the west coast.
Current Team: Seattle Riot (Seattle, WA)
College: University of Washington
Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach - University of Washington 2010-2011, Captain UW 2009-2010, DiscNW Summer Camps/Clinics/Moho/Mini Moho 2004-Current, Eckstein Middle School 2005-Current, GoGirlGo Youth Women's Clinics 2010, Seattle Riot Women's Clinic 2005-Current, Seattle HS Draft League 2010, TEP-Medellin Youth Clinics 2009, Team Ultimate Camp Summer Counselor 2009-2010, Next Level Counselor 2011-2012
Next Level is excited to have Shannon back after a successful women's session last summer! Shannon started playing Ultimate in the 6th grade, and has since established herself as a dominant force within Ultimate community. Having won high school nationals twice, and winning both silver and gold with Team USA at the World Junior Ultimate Championships in 2004 and 2006, her experience within youth ultimate is unmatched. Additionally, Shannon help lead her club team to a national championship in 2005, and received a silver medal with University of Washington in 2009. Being a full-time elementary school teacher when off the field, Shannon will certainly be an effective teacher and leader at our camp sessions going forward.
Current Team: Seattle Riot (Seattle, WA)
College: Western Washington
Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach - Western Washington 2011, Captain WWU 2008-2010, DiscNW Summer Camps 2005-Current, Coach Hamilton Middle School 2010, Seattle Riot Women's Clinic 2007-Current, Next Level Counselor 2011-2012
We are glad that Alyssa will be returning to Next Level this summer! Her success in the sport started at Nathan Hale High School, where she helped bring the program to "the next level". Her team won High School Nationals in 2004, followed by a repeat championship in 2005 at Westerns. She also received a gold medal at the Youth Club Championships with Seattle in 2005. In her time at Western Washington, she received All-Region honors three consecutive years. Her success didn't stop at the college level, as she now competes with Seattle Riot, the premier club team out of Seattle. She received silver medals at the Club Championships in 2007 and 2008, followed by two bronze medals in 2009 and 2010. She has given back to Youth Ultimate by method of a middle school tournament that she started in Burlington back in 2007. In 2009, the tournament added a high school division as well, and continues to be a great success. When she isn't playing Ultimate, you can find Alyssa playing board games with friend or out and about in the sunshine!
Current Team: Seattle Rainmakers (Major League Ultimate)
College: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Coaching Experience: Captain - Portland Rhino 2010-2012, Next Level Counselor 2011-2012
Next Level is excited to have Mario back for our 2013 Eugene session. His energy and passion for the sport, combined with previous camp director experience, make him a perfect fit for Next Level. As a current captain of Portland Rhino, Mario brings his outstanding leadership skills and hybrid playing style to our team this summer.
(Camp Code: UFXROR)
The Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at the University of Oregon is a camp for high school players who seek an exciting summer experience with the sport of Ultimate. Separate programs are offered for girls and boys although evening activites may be done together. Campers can choose between an Overnight and Extended Day (8:00am-9:30pm) option. Nike Next Level Ultimate Camps draws players from all over the country to each of its sessions. International players are highly encouraged to apply.
Nike Next Level Ultimate campers are high school players that are hungry to learn more about the sport of Ultimate. Attendees should have a base skill set of throws, and some previous experience with structured ultimate. Campers should be prepared to be physically active for 4-6 hours a day with moderate rest/meal breaks and a high level of intensity.
Our camps are intended for high school players from the ages of 14-18. Those who have recently graduated high school and not yet attended a university are eligible to participate.
Our camps are open to both boys and girls. However, boys and girls play on separate fields and operate separately, but some social activities are combined. (PLEASE NOTE: We appologize, but we had to cancel the GIRLS Program for 2014. We hope to offer it in 2015. Please check back next year.)
• From 2:30-5:00pm on Saturday at the Hamilton Complex dorms.
• Campers may come dressed in casual day clothes with tennis shoes.
• Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 9:30pm.
• Awards Ceremony: 11:30am Thursday at the dorms (parents invited!)
• Check-out: Immediately after the Awards Ceremony at 12:00pm.
Extended Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Saturday: Arrive between 2:30-5:00pm for check-in at the dorms. Depart at 9:30pm from the dorms.
• Sunday-Wednesday: Arrive at 8:00am at the dorms. Depart at 9:30pm from the dorms.
• Thursday: Arrive at 8:00am at the dorms. Awards Ceremony at 11:30am at the dorms (parents invited!). Depart at 12:00pm.
• Meals: Snacks, lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day Campers.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for all Overnight campers and lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day campers. Meals begin with dinner on Saturday and end with lunch on Thursday. The cafeteria is all-you-can-eat, and provides many different options for each meal and will do their best to accommodate any dietary needs. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us.
Campers will stay in the Watson Hall Dorms of the Hamilton Complex, located conveniently near the fields that will be used during the session. Each dorm room will house two individuals, and camp staff and counselors will be spread out throughout each floor. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Please let us know your request at least two weeks before camp.
Campers will play on the Riverfront fields that are located about 10 minutes away by foot from the dorms.
While Nike Next Level Ultimate Camps are heavily focused on improving your Ultimate skills, campers will have plenty of social time. There will be many fun evening activities planned throughout the week including disc games, movies, video games, “Trade Night”, and a field trip.
Nike Next Level Ultimate Camps have a ratio of 1 staff member for every 8 campers. This ensures lots of one-on-one attention and teaching for each camper.
Our counselors and staff are hand-selected based on their ability to lead and supervise. Each camp location provides 24/7 emergency assistance. Additionally, we will have a staff member available for campers during all hours of the night should they need assistance. A Certified Athletic Trainer will also be available to campers for all of their medical needs.
Designated Airport: Portland International Airport
Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Eugene Airport (EUG) and take a taxi or airport shuttle from the airport to camp. If you arriving by train, campers should plan on taking a short taxi ride from the Amtrak station to campus.
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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
The below sample schedule is taken from a day dedicated to man to man defense. Skills emphasized for the day include, among other defensive strategies, situational positioning, advanced marking, and help (or poach) Defence. Drills are tailored to build on each other as the day progresses, and each scrimmage focuses on aggregating accumulated defensive knowledge in a game time environment.
7:00 AM: Overnight Campers Wake-up
7:15 : Overnight Campers Eat Breakfast
8:15 : Extended Day Campers Arrive
8:15 : All Campers Head to Fields
8:30 : Cleat Up and Partner Throwing
8:45 : Morning Warm-up
9:30 : Announcements
9:45 : Skills Presentation
Man to Man positioning:
Situational positioning for defenders against a horizontal and vertical offense. Particular attention paid to front/back positioning against a vert offense, and triangle defense against a horizontal stack.
10:00 : Skills Stations
Station 1: Two on Two Lane Defense (Vert)
Two offensive players simulate cutting from a side stack (vert) offense, with two defenders working to stop them on the strong side. Emphasis on positioning and rotation to prevent easy upfield passes.
Station 2: Four on Four Diamond Defense (Horizontal)
Four offensive players simulate cutting in a horizontal stack against four defenders. Emphasis on help D and "choosing" what opportunities to give offense.
Station 3: Win the Box
Two players match up against one another in a 10 yd by 5 yd vertical column. Defensive goal is to stay in front of cutting offender, while at the same time not giving up more than 2 yards on an out cut (not fronting blindly). Offense is given 10 seconds to cut. Emphasis on defensive foot work and body positioning.
10:30 : Round 1: Scrimmage
Teams are placed in a game of 10 pull, where each team receives the disc 10 times in a row, and may play any offense they would like. The defensive team is presented with the opportunity to practice different man to man defenses and techniques as discussed in the morning's skill stations.
11:45 : Morning Cool Down
12:00 PM : Return to Campus
12:15 : Lunch
1:15 : Head to Fields
1:30 : Cleat Up and Afternoon Warm-up
1:45 : Daily Skills Competition
One on One Marking
An update to the traditional "monkey in the middle" marking drill: players compete in a one on one in marking situation where they: a) Begin the mark on the wrong side of their man b) Are working against a motion offense (marking off-the-run) c) Mark for 2 marks in a row with movement in-between.
2:15 : Round 2 Games
3:30 : Round 3 Games
4:45 : Afternoon Cool Down
5:00 : Head to Dorms
5:15 : Shower/Free Time
6:00 : Dinner
7:15 : Evening Activities
9:30 : Extended Day Campers Depart. Overnight Campers Head to Room
10:15 PM: Lights Out for Overnight Campers