Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at University of Oregon

Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at University of Oregon
Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at University of Oregon

The Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at University of Oregon delivers an outstanding program for high school ultimate boys. With a competitive, motivating and fun environment, our summer camp in Eugene, Oregon develops skills, strategy, teamwork and next level knowledge in the sport of Ultimate.

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. Our program instills the spirit of the game in our campers and provides lessons in both the sport of Ultimate and in life.

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from a top notch Next Level Ultimate staff
  • 5-6 hours of Ultimate each day
  • Every camper receives a Nike Ultimate Camp shirt and Discraft disc!
  • Fun camp-wide evening activities for extended day and overnight campers

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ben Feldman
Camp Director

Ben Feldman

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. 

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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.

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Cyle Van Auken
Coach

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...

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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.

Dylan Freechild
Coach

Dylan Freechild

Next Level is excited to have Dylan back at camp for this summer! Dylan’s Ultimate success started in high school, where he led South Eugene to the USAU...

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Next Level is excited to have Dylan back at camp for this summer! Dylan’s Ultimate success started in high school, where he led South Eugene to the USAU High School Westerns championship in 2010 Since attending the University of Oregon, Dylan has won numerous individual awards, starting with Freshman of the Year in 2011 and closely followed by college ultimate’s prestigious Callahan Award in 2013. Now in his 5th and final year, Dylan looks to lead his team to their first national championship since 1992.

Current Team: Oregon Ego and Portland Rhino
College: University of Oregon
Coaching Experience: NexGen Ultimate Tour 2011-2013, Next Level Counselor 2014

Matt Rehder
Coach

Matt Rehder

Matt started playing Ultimate competitively in high school, participating in and winning the 2007 and 2009 Youth Club Championships, and captaining Roosevelt High School in 2008 and 2009....

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Matt started playing Ultimate competitively in high school, participating in and winning the 2007 and 2009 Youth Club Championships, and captaining Roosevelt High School in 2008 and 2009. Prior to graduating, he led Roosevelt to the High School Western championships for the first time ever in 2009. Since then, Matt has had a profound accomplishments in the club scene, attending USAU Club Nationals six times, including a 2nd place finish with Seattle Sockeye in 2013. He has played in the World Club Championships on three different occasions, capturing the gold medal with the USA Junior World’s team in 2010 and twice placing 2nd in the Men’s division. Rehder’s extremely athleticism has allowed him to succeed in other sports outside of Ultimate, qualifying twice for D3 NCAA Nationals in Javelin (in addition to being a 2-time SCIAC Conference Champion).

Current Team: Seattle Sockeye and Seattle Cascades (AUDL)
College: University of La Verne
Experience: Team USA Junior Worlds 2010, NexGen Tour 2012, Next Level Counselor 2014, Disc NW Counselor 2007 to the present, Fryz Coach 2015 and Captain of Seattle Sockeye and Seattle Cascades 2015. Captain of NexGen 2.0

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

The Nike Next Level Ultimate Camp at the University of Oregon is a camp for high school boys who seek an exciting summer experience with the sport of Ultimate. Campers can choose between an Overnight and Extended Day (8:00am-9:30pm) option. Each year we welcome players from all over the country and the world to take part in our exceptional camp program!

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Skill Levels

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.

Age/Grade Parameters

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.

Gender Parameters

Our camps are open to boys. (PLEASE NOTE: We appologize, but we had to cancel the GIRLS Program for 2015. We hope to offer it in 2016. Please check back next year.)

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • 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.
Check-Out
  • 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.

Meals

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.

Housing

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.

Fields

Campers will play on the Riverfront fields that are located about 10 minutes away by foot from the dorms. 

Evening Activities

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. 

Staff/Camper Ratio

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.

Supervision

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

Travel

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.

Registration Packet

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.

  • 10:00 : Skills Stations

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

Camp Code
UFXROR

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Next Level was an incredible experience for the players I sent from Jacobs High School. After three years of playing Ultimate, Next Level brought back the same excitement I saw in them as when they first started playing. The camp exposed them to some incredible players which encouraged them to elevate their game, and through this experience I know they made some life-long friends. Being engulfed in an Ultimate culture like that all day for an entire week really elevated these player's performance and attitude. They are definitely better players because of the camp!

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  • 5/5.

Next Level was a great experience! The workouts are hard, the scrimmages are intense, and the coaches are incredibly insightful. I learned an enormous amount in one short week. I met life long friends who I've already visited since attending camp. I plan on returning for a second session this summer, and look forward to experiencing it all again and getting better in the process. Next Level really is the next level!

  • 5/5.

Next Level was one of the best ultimate experiences of my life. You will become a better ultimate player guaranteed no matter what skill level you are and have a ridiculous amount of fun doing it. The counselors are not only some of the best players in the world but also some of the coolest guys I've met. Your gonna have fun, your gonna get better, your gonna make a lot of new friends and your gonna eat as much amazing buffet food as you want. There's nothing better.

  • 4/5.

Next Level was probably one of the best ultimate experiences I've ever had. I'm certain it has been the most productive camp I've been in, and I learned in 1 week what I didn't learn in a year back in Colombia. It's hard work, but also it's incredibly fun. The people you meet there are absolutely awesome, and the counselors are not only experienced, but they also become your friends throughout the whole process. Ultimate, nightly activities, and good food. Just awesome!

  • 5/5.

Next Level very well may have been my best experience thus far in the world of Ultimate. I still can't believe how much my game has improved due to the camp, but that ended up not even being the best part. I went there looking to improve my game, but it was meeting all of the amazing people and counselors that made it such an awesome experience.

  • 4/5.

Not only did Next Level teach me how to work and play up to a speed I had never experienced, they pushed for perfection in all aspects of the game. I would recommend the camp to any high school player looking to improve their game and have a blast doing it.

  • 5/5.

I went into Next Level as one kind of player, and came out a whole different player. My game was remarkably improved. Not only were the drills and scrimmages fun and competitive, but you also have some of the best ultimate players in the world helping and teaching you. You get so much better at ultimate, meet amazing people, and have an unbelievable experience.

  • 4/5.

All the counselors are so good at showing their true passion for the sport and how awesome the community can be.

  • 3/5.

Excellent staff. They were kind and knew their stuff about Ultimate. I wish there had been a little more throwing drills and instruction, but overall it was great. See you next year!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $850.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8:00AM - 9:30PM $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.