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Improve Your Skills And Have Fun at Cal Soccer Camp

Train like a Cal Bear at Cal Soccer Camps & Academies in Berkeley, CA this summer! The Cal Bear coaching staff believes in providing the opportunity for players to reach their greatest potential by challenging them technically and tactically, in a fun and encouraging environment. The California Soccer Academy & Camps' curriculum has been developed to offer modern and successful training methods used throughout the United States and Europe.

All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as the camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.

Highlights Include
  • Position-specific training
  • Unique & structured curriculum
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Cal Soccer Camp T-shirt & camp prizes
  • Elite technical training & game knowledge development
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Camp Coaches

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    Head Coach - Cal Men's Soccer Leonard Griffin

    Leonard Griffin, a former California men’s soccer assistant with more than a decade of collegiate coaching experience, was named the head coach of the Cal men’s soccer program of March 31, 2022.

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  • Cal Coach Jacob Wilson2018

    Assistant Coach Jacob Wilson

    Jacob Wilson returned to his alma mater when he joined the Cal men’s soccer coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant coach under former Cal head coach Kevin Grimes - who mentored Wilson when the latter was a Golden Bears player.

    View Jacob Wilson's Bio
  • Coach Henry Foulk

    Coach Henry Foulk

    Henry Foulk, a nationally regarded goalkeeper at California from 1981-83, returns to his alma mater for a 19th season as the goalkeeper coach.

    View Henry Foulk's Bio

Camp Details


Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.


*Last day ends at 12pm


  • Dates:
    • 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
  • Premier ID Academy Ages: 14-18
  • Gender: Boys
  • Hours: 9am-3:30pm: Campers will have a break in between the two sessions. there will be supervision during the break
    • Session 1 will be 9:00am - 11:30am
    • Session 2 will be 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Fields: July 17-19: Goldman Field - Edwards Stadium


Please note that all Cal Sports Camps are subject to change or cancellation as a result of NCAA and Covid-19 related restrictions.

Our goal at these academies is the same as it has been for the past ten years and is designed for advanced-level individual players and teams! We offer a rigorous training regimen designed to identify, evaluate, and prepare players seeking to compete at the elite level in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Technical development with the ball is a major focus of the camp to ensure all of our players leave at the end of the week as more refined and developed players. Specific Goalkeeper Training is offered to all interested players.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


  • Instruction: Training from the Cal Soccer coaching staff
  • Day campers: Lunch is NOT provided
  • Supervision: Staff members are strategically placed throughout the camp to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and prizes


  • Ratio: Low camper to coach ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
  • Facility: Either/or Maxwell Family Field, Whitter & Underhill.
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital

Coaches That Attended in Past

In addition to the Cal Men's Soccer Staff

  • Boston College - DI
  • Cal State Fullerton - DI
  • San Francisco State - DII
  • USF - DI
  • Missouri State - DI
  • Humboldt State University - DII
  • Pomona-Pitzer College - DIII
  • Whitman College - DIII
  • Occidental College - DIII
  • Harvard University - DI
  • University of Pacific - DI
  • UC Davis- DI
  • Cal State East Bay - DII
  • Cal State Monterey Bay - DII
  • Washington University - DIII
  • Whitworth University - DIII
  • Dominican University - DIII
  • *Coaches from these universities are scheduled to attend at least one session.


Please bring a ball, if you don't have a ball one will be provided.


Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our soccer camps please see our FAQ page.

***Camps are open to any and all entrants. Enrollment in our camps is limited only by age, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.


Click the orange button below to view program descriptions, schedules, housing, and more.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • For Premier ID and Junior ID Academy
  • 8:30am
  • 9am-11am Training
  • 11:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm Rest
  • 1:30pm Depart for training with coaches
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Training
  • 4:00pm Campers Departure

Cal Soccer Facility

The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a beautiful 178-acre central core.

Boys attending the Premier ID and Junior ID Academy play on newly renovated Memorial Stadium and on Witter Field, nestled in Strawberry Canyon. Full Day and Half Day Session I campers train at Memorial Stadium. Full Day and Half Day Session II camper train at Maxwell Field.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.72 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    I would highly recommend the camp

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Positive and Supportive Environment

    July 14, 2019: The culture of Cal Camp is always positive and supportive. My camper was able to increase his confidence and try new skills, even when it took many attempts to master a new trick. This camp gives youth a chance to build resilience and practice persistence in a supportive, fun community. The counselors are wonderful, and always model enjoying the process and putting safety first. Valuable life lessons that apply far beyond the soccer camp

    — Kathleen S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learning New Skills

    July 23, 2019: I had a lot of fun especially playing the in games and competing against each other. I improved my passing skills by doing possession drills and I also improved my defending skills and how to tactically think.

    — James R. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Already planning for next year!​

    July 11, 2018: My son enhanced knowledge of when to play ball with right foot and when left. He loves this camp, the soccer, the mates, the game, the balance of play and drills, the food, the coaches the dorms. Already planning for next year!

    — Louise M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    ​I learned the importance of communication

    July 13, 2018: I learned the importance of communication as a team and how to work better as a team by keeping possession of the ball in a game.The training and tactics sessions were my favorite.

    — Miguel G. Camper

    • 5/5.
    This was my son’s 4th year attending

    July 15, 2018: He enjoys all of the training and playing time he gets while there. He also forms friendships with kids his age (especially since the rooms are usually grouped by age for the overnight campers) and they keep in touch after as well. Also, this was my son’s 4th year attending and the coaches recognize him and can tell if he’s made progress since the previous year. That means a lot to him because there’s a personal connection these coaches make and that’s so valuable to him. He loves it when he sees one of them at other clinics and they recognize him and take the time to chat with him.

    — Kelly B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My son will be back

    July 26, 2018: He learned all around soccer skills and had his first taste of dormitory life! Along with the soccer piece, being on a big time college campus and getting to practice on great facilities. First time participant and my son will be back.

    — Brent W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend

    I would highly recommend this camp to others of any skill level. After spending the week with this organization I feel more confident in my skills and abilities. This camp allowed me to grow and test my skills against older kids in the advanced session versus the beginner due to my age.

    — Thomas W., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Overall great camp

    Our kids have attended Soccer Camps in Southern California. The location of the camp at CSUCI was a perfect location with perfect weather. The college during the Summer is empty and the only group of people were the soccer camp kids. Parking was ample for parents. Our kids were very, very happy with the food! They now want to go and play at the college level because soccer is fun and the food in the cafeteria is great! The coaches provide positive feedback and the group of coaches are well rounded individuals with rich and unique soccer personal experiences at the many different levels.

    — Kristin G, Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Top-notch camp!

    It's my son's third year attending the camp. It doesn't get any better than this camp. My son is a gold player and every year he gets better after attending camp but more importantly he meets new kids and has a blast! The coaches are top-notch!

    — Helen M., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Inspiring Experience!

    I just wanted to say thank you for providing a positive, high quality camp for my son, during your July 11-14 camp. It was his first time to your camp and we came from Seattle really not knowing what to expect. Quality goalkeeping sessions are hard to come by in our area and I had to email and let you know what a positive impact your team of goalkeeping coaches had on my son. Your coaches not only gave him great technical training, but inspired him to come home and work hard on the new things he learned. I want to add that your speech about the importance of academics was priceless. My son really heard you and although he is a good student already, it helps to re-affirm everything he hears from me about how hard he has to work to achieve his goals. I now have an aspiring Cal Bear on my hands, which was is great! Please let your staff know what a great job they did and what an impact he is having on kids at such an important age. We will definitely be back next year! Thanks again to you and your team.

    — Abraham L., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Experience was exceptional

    Nike Soccer Camp was a great experience for our son. He was really motivated to learn and to improve, even after his week at camp. He was exposed to a great ambiance, with participants coming from all over the country. Some campers even traveled here from outside of the US. The camp also provided a safe atmosphere for the participants to learn, and the college/dorm experience was a plus because it gave our teenager something more to strive for in the years to come. Being coached by a collegiate staff and players gave the boys something to emulate for their upcoming college years. All in all the experience was exceptional, even the food was great!

    — Lindsey S., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Learned how to be accountable

    The Nike Soccer Camp at Berkeley is outstanding. We have our son playing at the Gold Level in club and we feel this camp offers outstanding coaching and overall training. The location is unparalleled and the housing fantastic. This is the second year our oldest son has attended and our younger so will be attending next year as well. The boys are well supervised but also expected to manage their time properly, get to the cafeteria on time, be prepared in a timely manner for the group departure to the fields, and very importantly, how to be accountable for their kit and gear at all times. My son has made friends from New York, Los Angeles, Australia and the Philippines while attending. I enthusiastically recommend this camp.

    — Ronald H., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Boosted his Confidence

    My son is 11 years old and this was his first "sleep away" camp. He didn't know anyone else going to camp that week, but made so many new friends by the time he left. He is a very picky eater, and so we were worried about that, but he ended up really liking the food and it wasn't an issue at all. He had so much fun and learned a lot. His coach for the week was one of the keepers on the UC Berkeley team and he was so amazed by that and really admired him. I would highly recommend this camp to others, and I will certainly send my son again next year. It was a great experience for him in both improving his soccer skills and in boosting his confidence. He can't wait to go again next summer.

    — Joy M., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Venue is a plus

    My 10 year-old son has been going to Nike California Soccer Academy at UC Berkeley for the last three years and he looks forward to returning each year. It's a great mix of fun, athletic intensity, soccer skills and friends. The coaches are great and the UC Berkeley venue is a plus! Highly recommended.

    — Jodi W., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Cool to train to CAL players and coaches

    Awesome camp that helped me focus on the goalkeeping techniques I needed to improve on and so cool to train with CAL Bear players and coaches! Go Bears!

    — Ryan P., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Camp home pumped up

    Overall this camp was a positive experience for our son. He enjoyed the coaches and the kids and the food! He came home pumped up and really excited about soccer. He liked the camp because he was able to work on basic skills and therefore improved on his first touch and ball control.

    — Janett B., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Personal attention

    This is a very intense 4 day camp for elite players or those wanting to bring their game to the next level. You son will enjoy the personal attention they receive.

    — Karissa O., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Full soccer immersion

    I loved the value offered by this camp. It offered full immersion in a soccer experience with excellent coaching and lots of intensity.

    — Theo F., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Intense soccer experience

    Nike Cal camp gives players an intense soccer experience on a college campus. It a great way to inspire players and get a great soccer experience.

    — Logan B., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Should focus on Nutrition

    I think a sports camp should have a clear vision about nutrition. There was too much sugary drinks and sodas. A camp like this has an opportunity to demonstrate sporting as a lifestyle ... not just a game. What does it take to be an athlete and what does that mean. I saw a lot of great sportsmanship which I think is great.

    — Sheldon K., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Pushed me to do my best

    The Nike Cal Soccer Camp was a great all around experience. I felt really accepted, even though I did not do the overnight. The staff there was great, and the facilities were amazing as well. The intensity was great, and the coaches made sure to push all the players to their bests.

    — Cedric W., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Educational and challenging

    I found this experience educational and challenging and would highly recommend to others. I am looking forward to attending next year and will also do overnight.

    — Anthony F., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Needs better feedback

    Feedback about my children's performance from the coaches. One doesn't write feedback so I had to get it verbally in broken English. My other child's coach said the written feedback was 'thrown away' when he didn't pick it up first thing in the morning. When pushed for verbal feedback it was very generic which made me feel that she didn't really take an active interest in my son's coaching. I doubt she knew his name after a week.

    — Molly B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Challenging skills development

    My son loved Nike Soccer Camp at Cal. He enjoyed everything from the challenging skills development to staying in the dorms. Watching the World Cup on the big screen at the Cal stadium during practice was an added bonus!

    — Patty F., Parent 2013

    • 5/5.
    Nike Berkeley camp was perfect

    The level of instruction was phenomenal. For our 10 year old son, who was experiencing his first overnight camp the Nike Berkeley camp was perfect. He felt safe and secure. The dorms were safe and well supervised. As an advanced Club Soccer Player he was challenged by the coaches. In particular he loved the competitive and well organized scrimmages at the end of each training session. He is returning next year, with his 9 year old brother too!

    — Lucia B., Parent 2013

    • 5/5.
    Promotes team building

    The coaches handled the campers in a professional way as opposed to just recreational. It gives the recreational player a real view of what is required to play in a professional league. The campers learn independence within safety guidelines. The program promotes team building. It is just an overall great opportunity and program for children of various ages.

    — Conrad M., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    He loves training in the morning and playing games in the afternoon and receiving coaching from the coaches.

    July 17, 2021: He loves training in the morning and playing games in the afternoon and receiving coaching from the coaches.

    — Karen C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    The facilities and the campus was incredible and we thank you for a great couple days

    July 31, 2021: Other than missing the final email about location and day 2 times I thought the camp was excellent l. My son absolutely enjoyed the coaches, players and kids. Henry is definitely his new favorite GK coach. :) the facilities and the campus was incredible and we thank you for a great couple days. Definitely worth a long drive from LA, highly recommend.

    — Heidi W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Justin had a lot of fun at the camps and got a chance to work with Cal coaches

    July 31, 2021: Justin had a lot of fun at the camps and got a chance to work with Cal coaches.

    — Shawn M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We will definitely be back next year!

    July 24, 2021: Amir has participated in many different soccer camps over the past 5 years and your camp was in his top 2!!!! We will definitely be back next year! Thank you!

    — Desiree I. Parent

    • 5/5.
    The coaches were enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging!

    June 19, 2021: My 10 year old had a great time at camp! The drills were fun, he learned new soccer tricks for field play, and he got helpful tips on his kicking technique! The coaches were enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging!

    — Ellen S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was everything expected and more

    July 24, 2021: My son John had an AMAZING experience. We traveled from Chicago to attend this camp. It was everything expected and more. My son LOVED war, having the chance to play with the older kids, and learn new skills. He’s looking forward to showing his new moves on the field. By Gods grace we will be back next year. Special thanks to Goose, Dragon, and Coach Jake.

    — Janet H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He loved all of it!

    July 24, 2021: He loved all of it!

    — Robin L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Robin loved playing the four goal game and learning new moves

    July 24, 2021: Robin loved playing the four goal game and learning new moves.

    — Sasha B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He's done other camps over the years and by far this one has been his favorite

    July 24, 2021: JJ loved the Cal experience. He's done other camps over the years and by far this one has been his favorite. He enjoyed the intensity, the coaching and meeting kids from other areas. (One from Hawaii and one from the East Coast.)

    — Monica G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Playing the 4v4 drill and shooting PK’s and making new friends

    July 24, 2021: Playing the 4v4 drill and shooting PK’s and making new friends. Thank you!

    — Terrence I. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great skill training, the camp participants were of a very high level as were the coaches

    July 16, 2021: Great skill training, the camp participants were of a very high level as were the coaches. It was serious but he still had fun. And he was extremely tired by the end of the four days!

    — Reka P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Playing in the games was fun

    July 16, 2021: working with Coach Alec in the small sided possession games and then using what we learned there in the 11v11 games. Playing in the games was fun.

    — Nick P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Jackson had a great time with a high level of competition

    Jan 6, 2020: Jackson had a great time with a high level of competition. This is my son's dream school and the third time at the camp. He has enjoyed it every time.

    — Tim M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Everyone was positive and it was a fun environment

    July 17, 2021: Felt challenged Really liked the coaching Everyone was positive and it was a fun environment

    — Kristen B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I enjoyed playing with the seniors and playing well against them

    July 31, 2021: I enjoyed playing with the seniors and playing well against them. It was great having the coaches watch me play. The drills and small sided scrimmages were fun. I also went to check out the soccer field and the campus. I definitely want to go to college at Cal!

    — Connor C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Next year he wants to sign up for more than just one week

    July 17, 2021: Max said this was one of the best camps he has ever been to. From what he told me (in my words) it was the high level skill set of the campers attending, the quality and preparedness of the staff and the programming that kept him engaged and wanting to perform at a higher level. Also it sounded like there was some camaraderie amongst the players and he even met a few new friends, which doesn't always happen when he has gone to camps in the past. Next year he wants to sign up for more than just one week. Hopefully we can get back the longer days that you have offered in the past. Thank you for having camp this year!

    — Anna R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Setting, climate, friendly staff, well-organized, fun.

    July 2, 2021: Setting, climate, friendly staff, well-organized, fun.

    — Prescott P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was a great experience with helpful drills and advises how to improve and get better as a soccer player

    July 2, 2021: It was a great experience with helpful drills and advises how to improve and get better as a soccer player. I always wanted to play soccer for Cal Berkeley since the first time I visited the campus and watched a game. I hope that one day I will be scouted by Cal Berkeley coaches and invited to the team in order my dream comes true. Thank you for teaching me a good and smart soccer!

    — Alex B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    100% Happy

    July 2, 2021: Positive Coaching staff, Great facilities & Technically very good. 100% Happy .

    — Mark C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He got to play with and against players his age and older from other clubs/areas.

    July 2, 2021: He got to play with and against players his age and older from other clubs/areas.

    — Steven C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He had a lot of fun and was exhausted at the end of each day.

    June 19, 2021: He had a lot of fun and was exhausted at the end of each day.

    — James L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He enjoyed all aspects of it from what I could tell

    June 19, 2021: He enjoyed all aspects of it from what I could tell. They were totally exhausted at the end of camp each day.

    — James L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you for making this a fun experience for him!

    June 19, 2021: William loved it. He told me daily about what he learned and how fun the coaches were. He also enjoyed meeting new kids. He is looking forward to camp in July. Thank you for making this a fun experience for him!

    — Erica H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great opportunity to scrimmage against players from outside his club

    June 19. 2021: Great opportunity to scrimmage against players from outside his club. He had a blast with the different games and exercises. Had fun with the coaches.

    — Tim K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Playing round robin w the whole camp

    June 19, 2021: Scoring a knuckle ball top bins. Playing round robin w the whole camp. Playing world cupees

    — Anneke C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful experience for Wyatt

    June 19, 2021: Wonderful experience for Wyatt. He had a blast and really appreciate the coaching. Thanks so much for putting this together!

    — Nik T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Coaching and Accommodations

    August 2, 2019: Overall outstanding camp. Great coaching and great off field accommodations including dorms, food, etc. He learned new some new skills such as explosive high dives, knowing when to catch the ball or tip it over the crossbar and knowing which hand to do it with. Great experience from start to finish. Well run, organized, a great experience for a young athlete!

    — Jennifer A. Parent

Cal Boys Soccer Camp

Leonard Griffin, Head Coach - Cal Men's Soccer
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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