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 Campers Schedule
- 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.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for all Overnight campers and snacks, 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.
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 : 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.
Station 1: Two on Two Lane Defense (Vertical): 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
Scrimmage Emphasis: 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 : Return to Campus
- 12:15 : Lunch
- 1:15 : Head to Fields
- 1:30 : Cleat Up and Afternoon Warm-up
- 1:45 : Daily Skills Competition
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 : Lights Out for Overnight Campers