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Join San Diego State University head coach, Lev Kirshner, his outstanding staff, and www.soccerloco.com in providing a fun, great soccer experience that will increase one's knowledge of the game and individual development.

"The A.Z.T.E.C.S. Way". The Residential and Commuter camps are designed to indoctrinate each camper with the training and philosophies of the Aztec Soccer program. Sessions are taken directly from Aztec practice regimens incorporating technical and tactical, competitive exercises to fully develop each player’s potential.  The primary goal of our Youth Camp is to increase the camper’s love for soccer while increasing the individual’s skill and knowledge of the game.  This will be accomplished using fun exercises that are both challenging and competitive.

Aztec Soccer Camps are open to any and all male participants in the respective age range.  

The following universities are scheduled to coach and/or observe our Aztec Soccer Academy ID Camp:

San Diego State University - all staff

Point Loma Nazarene - assistant coach

UC Irvine - head coach

CSU, San Marcos - head coach

UCSD - assistant coach

The following universities are scheduled to coach and/or observe our Aztec Soccer Academy Residential/Commuter Camp:

San Diego State University - all staff

UC Irvine - Head Coach

Academy of the Arts - Assistant Coach

Occidental College - Assistant Coach 

CSU, Fullerton - Head Coach 

CSU, Monterey Bay - Associate Head Coach 

Highlights Include
  • All camps are staffed with college coaches and current collegiate players
  • Written evaluation for each camper (except ID camp)
  • Soccer camp T-shirt to each camper
  • Academy curriculum specifically designed with fun, competitive, and developmental soccer activities for youth ages 6-12
  • Academy curriculum specifically designed with college training methods for HS ages and older
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Lev Kirshner

    SDSU Men's Head Coach Entering his 17th season at the helm of the SDSU men's soccer program, Lev Kirshner has brought the Aztecs back into the national spotlight while leading the program into its 12th season as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.

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Camp Details


Our Residential and Commuter Camps are designed to indoctrinate every camper with the philosophies of the SDSU Soccer program.


The primary goal of our Youth Day Camp is to increase the camper’s love for the game while increasing one’s individual skill and knowledge of soccer. This passion will be accomplished through fun exercises that are technically challenging and competitive.


Full Day ID Camps are organized for all the elements of a player’s Individual Development (ID). Camp begins with an Aztec Soccer training session and then moves into varying competitive environments from small group tournaments to 11v11 games.

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2018 Session Information 


Our Residential and Commuter Camps are designed to indoctrinate every camper with the philosophies of collegiate training methods. This is accomplished through the tutelage of elite college coaches and current players organizing themed training sessions and competitive games at night.

CHECK IN: 1:30-3:30 PM at respective dormitory on Day 1
CHECK OUT: 12:00 PM on last day

*Linens are not provided. Campers must bring their own pillow, sheets, blanket, and towels. 

Residential/Commuter Camp Tentative Schedule

Opening Night

  • 1:30-3:30 PM           Check-in at respective dormitory
  • 4:00 PM                    Orientation
  • 5:00-7:00 PM           Training Session
  • 7:00 PM                    Session ends and Commuters released for the day
  • 8:00 PM                    Dinner (Residential Campers Only)
  • 10:30 PM                  Lights out

Second Day

  • 8:00 AM                  Wake-Up
  • 8:45-9:30 AM          Breakfast (Residential Campers Only)
  • 9:30-11:30 AM         Training Session
  • 12:00-1:00 PM         Lunch provided (all campers)
  • 2:30-4:30 PM          Small Sided Trounaments
  • 5:30-6:15 PM           Dinner (All Campers)
  • 6:45-9:00 PM          11v11 Matches
  • 9:30 PM                   Pizza (at camper's expense)
  • 10:30 PM                 Lights Out

Third Day 

  • 8:00 AM                  Wake-Up
  • 8:45-9:30 AM          Breakfast (Residential Campers Only)
  • 9:30-11:30 AM         Training Session
  • 12:00-1:00 PM         Lunch provided (all campers)
  • 2:30-4:30 PM          Small Sided Trounaments
  • 5:30-6:15 PM           Dinner (All Campers)
  • 6:45-9:00 PM          11v11 Matches
  • 9:30 PM                  Pizza (at camper's expense)
  • 10:30 PM                 Lights Out

Last Day

  • 8:45-9:30 AM          Breakfast (Residential Campers Only)
  • 9:30-11:30 AM         Field Session
  • 12:00 PM                 Check-Out


As for the youth camp (both full and half day), the primary goal is to increase the campers love for the game while enhancing the individual's skill and knowledge of soccer. This will be accomplished by using fun exercises that are both challenging and competitive.  Open to players 6-12. 


Youth Day Camp Schedule

  • 9:30 AM-10:30 AM     Technical Warm-up and Skill Development Exercises
  • 10:30-10:45  AM         Water, Soccer Story Time, and Snacks 
  • 10:45-12:00 PM          Soccer Related Fun Games
  • 12:00-1:00 PM            Lunch provided
  • 1:00-1:45 PM              Technical Warm-up and Skill Development Exercises
  • 1:45-3:00 PM              Small Sided Games
  • 2:45-3:00 PM             Dismissal

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.  


Team Discount for Residential Camps: If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. If you have a team of 10 or more you are eligible for a $50 discount, 15 or more you are eligible for a $75 discount.

To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.

* Please note - one discount per camp registration only.

Pro-rates: If you cannot attend a camp session or part of the day, let us know! We are glad to help! Please call the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226.


Soccerloco is the Aztec Soccer Academy and Camper Preferred soccer apparel store. Gear up for camp! Visit https://www.soccerloco.com/


ATC are on staff along with our coaching staff members.

Nike Aztec Soccer Camp Facility

San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region.  Since it was founded in 1897, the university has grown to become a nationally ranked research university.  Campers stay in the dorms on campus, 2 per room, and train on the SDSU soccer turf playing fields.  

“THE A.Z.T.E.C.S. WAY”  

Our Team Philosophy is the foundation that shapes the culture of our squad and program as a whole.  This philosophy is necessary to form the proper characteristics for our soccer ambitions; the Pac-12 and NCAA National Championships. 



Concentrating on the minute details of a task (all tasks) will eliminate careless mistakes and creates an efficient, organized individual that will, ultimately, separate oneself from the masses.  Focus on the details of any undertaking and watch yourself flourish as others wade in mediocrity.


“Live life to its fullest because it’s the only one you have.”  This type of attitude instills a passion for survival and personal bliss.  Recognize how your energy and happiness creates a magnetism that people are drawn towards.


Place your ego aside for the good of our squad and Aztec Soccer.  No one is bigger than the program and the quicker this is realized the sooner we will become champions…TOGETHER!


When maximum effort becomes habit, there is no other result, but success.  Concurrently, when diligence compels you to complete arduous and tedious tasks, greatness will be at every turn.  Only you know when you are maximizing your effort, so be honest with yourself and give it your all.


Understand that commitment is a huge undertaking that necessitates sacrifice and perseverance.
It is not just about finishing, it is about doing the right things throughout the journey.  When a person embraces their obligation to fulfill a commitment(s) correctly, that individual will discover great gratification in every challenge they complete.


Once the above characteristics are actualized, success is certain.  Although success is relative to each individual, it cannot be disputed that when our A.Z.T.E.C. creed is followed, you will be a successful, proud member of our Aztec Soccer Family.


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.70 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Thanks for an awesome week!

    Great camp! The coaches were great. Loved how Lev Kirchner explained to the parents what would be taking place. All the coaches knew my son's name and were personable. Nice to see the kids get along. My son said, even the college boys were cool and fun to play with. Thanks for a great clinic. P.S. Lev your son was the best! 

    — Kathleen W., Parent 2018

    • 5/5.
    Amazing Coaches

    My son had a great time at soccer camp. All of the coaches were amazing. Very friendly, motivated and enthusiastic. My son can't wait to come back next year!

    — Georgina, Parent 2017

    • 4/5.
    Dedicated Coaches

    He was very happy with the dedication of the coaches on the techniques. And the experience of playing in a different evironment.

    — Pedro H., Parent 2017

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    • 5/5.
    Once in a lifetime experience!

    Without a doubt SDSU Players made a huge impression on our son, all players were personable with both kids and parents. Some of the best college players in the U.S. Teaching and Laughing with our son. An experience he'll never forget.

    — Chris A., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Improved confidence

    This is our second time attending the camp. It has helped my child improve dribbling techniques and confidence. We  love that the camp is held at a college campus and I'm very confident that this setting helps him view himself playing college soccer-which is our ultimate goal! 

    — Mike M., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Very Impressed

    I can't thank you and your staff of coaches enough for the wonderful session at SDSU. I expected it to be "nice" but I had no idea we would fall in love with the school and be so impressed with you and your assistant coaches. You were dynamic and engaging and informative. What was overwhelmingly obvious is how much you care about your players.  I thank the coaches for speaking to my son and complimenting him on his "composure on the ball" and giving him specific areas to work on (long balls, strength, and speed).

    — Susie M., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Coaches are great role models

    This was such a positive and encouraging experience for my child. The coaches were both skillful and acted as great role-models in terms of teaching kindness and good sportsmanship to the campers.

    — James H., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Very Helpful

    The coaching at this camp was very helpful. I would recommend this camp to any skillful player who wants to have a fun time but also wants to improve his soccer skills.

    — Alex W., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Loved everything from the coaching to the location

    What a great experience for my son! He enjoyed everything from the coaching to the location-even lunch-was awesome. Planning on coming back next year! 

    — Jennifer R., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Life as a Student-Athlete

    Thank you very much for the time spent with my son during the camp. He really enjoyed himself. I feel it opened his eyes to what college life for a student-athlete will be. He is very determined to make the needed corrections and will work hard to achieve his goals.

    — Paula N., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Keen to attend again next year

    Our son participated in the Nike soccer camp in San Diego from 11-14 July 2013. Both my son and I were very impressed by the excellent guidance of the coaches, the nice and competitive atmosphere and the variety between training for  (learning skills) and playing soccer (football in Europe). We are from The Netherlands and for our son being in San Diego and with so many other gifted players from the US was a nice experience. My son is keen to attend also next year the Nike soccer camp in San Diego. 

    — Robin J., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Huge confidence booster

    My son received exceptional training at this soccer camp.  He was able to stay in the dorms and bond with the other players.  He made new friends and gained valuable skills in the camp.  He also received some valuable feedback from the coaches and won "keeper of the week" which was a huge confidence booster for him.  Worth the money and time spent here.  We would have him do it again!

    — Don J., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Developed his awareness as a teammate

    Nike Aztec Soccer Academy did a great job of teaching our son new skills, developing his awareness as a teammate, and illustrating critical accomplishments (like good grades) for the path ahead.

    — Shauna S., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Made new friends and had a blast

    My son went to this camp not knowing anyone so I thought he might not have too much fun. On the contrary, he made a few friends and had a blast!! My husband got the full day camp and I'm glad he did. We will definitely recommend this camp to friends and family next year. Thank you for making my sons first "soccer camp" experience a fun one!! 

    — Mandy G., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Professional and informative

    The SDS Camp was challenging and well run. We came from Canada to attend and it was worth it. It was professional and informative and we will be back next summer.

    — Peter M., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Fun and entertaining

    The camp was fun and entertaining. I learned a lot throughout the week. I felt like staying in the dorm made me get to know my peers and bond on and off the field.

    — Sam W., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Expands the mind and ability

    It expands a player's mind and ability on the field, surely making the player even better in all aspects. The camp's safety and intension is very good. Personally I would come back next year if possible.

    — Bryce B., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Developed as a player

    This soccer camp was very intense and fast paced. I walked away from this camp with more knowledge on the sport then I can even imagine. I can tell I have developed more as a player from just attending this camp.

    — Sean B., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Very thankful

    Nike Soccer Camp at San Diego State was an experience that I have only lived once. I got to learn many things and Im really thankful for that. I would totally recommend it for any soccer player out there that wants to improve on the field.

    — Guillermo M., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Must do for the summer

    Great experience for beginners, intermediate or advanced players. Get to be on campus and get to be with SDSU players and coaches. A must do for the summer. 

    — Dominic P., Camper 2013


Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps San Diego State University

Lev Kirshner, Camp Director
5250 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, California 92182


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