Nike Soccer Camp at Cal Maritime - Vallejo
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at Cal Maritime in Vallejo, CA. Team up with Camp Director and Keelhaulers Women's Head Coach Emily Scheese for the ultimate soccer training camp! With a mix of traditional and modern soccer coaching methodologies, the curriculum is one that allows every camper the opportunity to continue to progress to a higher level of soccer play. Don't miss an exciting opportunity to train under an NAIA coaching staff in Solano County!
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Competitive and fun scrimmages
- Low camper-to-coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Head Women's Soccer Coach - Cal Maritime Emily Scheese
The 2021 season is Emily Scheese's fifth as the head coach for Cal Maritime's women's soccer program. Scheese arrived to campus from UC Santa Cruz where she was the Division III Association of Independents’ Coach of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2016. Before she was named head coach in 2012, a role she held until 2017, she spent two seasons as the Banana Slugs' assistant coach.View Emily's Bio ⟩
Under her tutelage, UCSC won the Great South Athletic Conference in 2015 and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament six times. Success on the field also carried over to the classroom since UC Santa Cruz earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Team Scholar Award with a cumulative GPA of 3.35 — the highest in the UC system from 2012 to 2016.
Scheese’s UC Santa Cruz teams featured the Association of D-III Independents Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2016, a GSAC Tournament MVP and four All-Tournament Team selections in 2015. Two NSCAA D-III All-West Region Team, 10 NSCAA D-III Scholar All-West Region Team and six Great South Athletic Conference All-Scholar Team selections flourished under her leadership.
In addition to coaching Global Premier Soccer’s Almaden FC, she served as Nike Soccer’s US Sports Camps co-director from 2012-2017; Scheese also played a key role with Aptos Soccer Club's community outreach programs and initiatives during her tenure with the south Santa Cruz County organization.
Hailling from Torrance, California, Scheese attended Bishop Montgomery High School and led the girls' soccer team to a CIF championship in 1994. Two years later, she earned Most Valuable Defensive Player and All-Del Rey League First Team honors as a senior.
Scheese continued her athletic and academic career at UC San Diego; in addition to earning a degree in literature and minoring in critical gender studies, she received a departmental award for the best senior honors thesis in 2000. On the field, she led the Tritons to three NCAA Division III national titles and is a key reason why they posted a combined record of 72-7-3 throughout her college career..
While at UC Santa Cruz, Scheese earned a Ph.D. in literature in 2012 and taught several postcolonial literature, women's caribbean literature, rhetoric and composition courses for its writing department.
Men's Head Soccer Coach - Cal Maritime Mike Carvalho
Former Saint Patrick-Saint Vincent High School JV head coach, varsity assistant coach for the Bruins, and Cal Maritime women's soccer assistant coach Mike Carvalho became men's soccer's head coach in October, 2020.View Mike's Bio ⟩
The 2022-23 season is Carvalho's third leading Cal Maritime's men's soccer program.
Before he entered his first season as head coach, Carvalho noted the obstacles and challenges of developing a new program, which prepped him for this new role, and highlighted his experience working alongside Coach Scheese since the program's inaugural season in 2018.
"Emily has been a great mentor, she allowed me the opportunity to develop the women's program with her. From the beginning, she encouraged my participation in program planning and coaching; I still remember our first practice and how excited the players and coaches were to be part of the school's first women's soccer team.
Carvalho added, "My coaching philosophy includes a lot of knowledge, ideas and principles learned from Coach Scheese."
"I am excited to see Mike officially on staff as men's soccer's head coach," said Scheese. "He has already proven his dedication to the growth of our women's soccer program by his contributions of time, soccer knowledge, and I look forward to what the men's program will accomplish with a mentor that keeps each cadet at the forefront of why we coach here. I'm glad we will collaborate to see both teams improve and grow."
Carvalho has coached hundreds of players in youth and adult competitive soccer, working with over 30 club and high school teams while winning three state cups and several league championships. throughout his career.
"Players need to understand not only the roles and responsibilities of each position," explained Carvalho, "but how all the positions can work together to defend against opponent attacks and how to transition into an attack that creates scoring opportunities."
The Benecia resident added, "I want to develop a program where I can build on the talents and skills of our new and returning players by building a structured soccer program. I hope to accomplish this by implementing a methodology of predictive play, constant player communication on and off the field, and use the best practices in technical, tactical, and systemic soccer training. I believe every player needs to be a student of the game.
"As head coach, I am looking forward to leading this fine group of cadets and teaching our players a game I truly love and appreciate."
Carvalho, a Southern Illinois University-Carbondale alum, obtained all three United Soccer Coach Credentials — NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA Premier Diploma — in addition to a Master Coach Diploma, the highest United Soccer Coaches certification. Licensed by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a referee since 2007, he also completed coursework towards his Master's in Education at Chapman University.
Outside of his coaching duties and responsibilities, Carvalho manages the technology infrastructure team at AC Transit in Oakland.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: Bodnar Field
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared toward Player Development & High-Performance campers. Players will work on mastering the proper fundamentals, techniques and advancing their overall skills and knowledge of the game. A great opportunity for players to learn through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play. With a number of different camp options for all to enjoy!
Player Development is for campers of all skill levels. These camps are designed to maximize player participation and ensure each camper develops in all aspects of the game in a fun and engaging environment. Coaches will implement a wide range of technical, physical, and tactical activities with a focus on fun so campers get to improve with a smile on their faces.
High Performance is for campers looking to improve their game in a fun and fast-paced environment. These camps are designed so players leave the camp week more prepared for their club and high school seasons. Experienced coaches will provide campers with a fresh perspective and challenge them to develop technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of their game through a progressive curriculum.
*NOTE: If you believe your camper should be in a different skill level than the age requirement listed, please add a note at check-out and mention it to the camp director on day 1.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
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!*
*Please note: Campers must complete the CSUM release forms and bring them on the first day of camp. The forms can be found here and under the "View Camp Information" link in the parent portal.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the Cal Maritime coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch or snacks are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a water station available to fill up and stay hydrated
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
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
Ratio: Low camper-to-coach ratio
Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
Equipment Needed: All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
Facility: Bodnar Field
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
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Small gym bag/backpack
Nike Soccer Camp Balls can be purchased during registration. Players can choose between a size 4 or size 5 ball, which will be passed out on the first day of camp. Please note that it is not required to bring a soccer ball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.
If you have a group of 4 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. If you have a group of 8 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please fill out the Team Discount - Soccer form with the name of your group and the names of each camper enrolling in the camp and we will create a unique discount code for your group.
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.
NIKE SOCCER CAMP FAQ
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.
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Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- Equipment Needed All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
- 9:00am Check-in
- 9:00-9:30am Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00am Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30am Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00am Technical development
- 11:00-11:45am Full pressure activity
- 12:00-12:45pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 12:45-1:45pm Small-sided games
- 1:45-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 2:45pm Wrap up
- 3:00pm Campers depart
July 28, 2023: The fact that my daughter had a good time and wants to go back again is a huge indicator of how great it all was. Her highlight was scrimmaging.
July 29, 2023: My kids thoroughly enjoyed this camp. Came home happy, and they were sad about it only being a week long. Their happiness was the highlight.
July 29, 2023: My daughter got to play lots of soccer with a range of talent, experience a local college campus and met new friends.
August 3, 2023: Being on a college campus was a great experience for my child and scrimmaging.
July 28, 2023: My son had a great time and learned so much in just 1 week
It helped her to love the game more
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.