Nike Boys Soccer Camp at Tiger Town
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The Nike Boys Soccer Camp returns to Tigertown in Lakeland, Florida for 2019, where campers improve their skills in a high-energy environment.
Over the years Tigertown has evolved into a complete training complex that includes the ballpark, additional fields, dorms, training facilities and a team clubhouse. Recently, the facility underwent a number of renovations to improve the housing for our campers. Coaches are dedicated to introducing soccer to young players “the right way” and to helping advanced players take the next step in their development.
- Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Six hours of daily instruction
- Evening activities
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Drew Stacey
Coach Drew Stacey has been the head men's soccer coach at Warner University since 2014 and was the 2018 South Region Coach of the Year. Stacey also led his team to be the South Regional Champions and gain a NCAA Divsion I tournament birth for 2018.View Drew's Bio & Soccer Tips ⟩
Stacey joined the Warner Royals family after serving as head coach as Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., since 2004. In 2013, he led his team to the Sun Conference tournament semifinals with a 9-8-2 overall record; their first tournament appearance in school history.
During his time with the Fire, Stacey compiled an overall record of 114-82-8 with four NCCAA South Region titles and one NCCAA II national championship in 2006. Stacey also led his teams to the NCCAA II National Championship game in 2009 and 2007 where they finished runner-up. He also holds a pair of fourth place finished in the NCCAA II national tournament.
Stacey began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Southeastern from 2002-2004.
He has coached 12 All-Americans, been named NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year twice, named Sun Conference Coach of the Year in 2012 and has been recognized as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Coach of the Year.
He holds a NSCAA National diploma and served for four years in the United States Marine Corps.
Stacey resides in Lakeland, Fla., with his wife, Becky, and son, Sebastian.
Soccer Tips by Drew:
At Nike Soccer Camps, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. By partnering with Nike, our title sponsor, and working with the country’s best coaches, we are able to offer an unforgettable growth experience no matter what your age or skill level. The camp includes soccer activities such as morning and afternoon training sessions, small and large group offensive and defensive tactics, and small-sided games.
Training sessions are developed around the modern game as players raise their skill levels through technique, tactics and fun. Train with players from around the world (grouped by ability and age) in competitive games, scrimmages and the favorite - “Camp Baller” competition for each age group. The camp features a striker and finishing session, available to all. We offer a nutrition and exercise clinic. Players have the opportunity to attend question and answer sessions with current college staff. Topics include college recruitment and how to get the process started!
2019 SESSION INFORMATION
Dates: June 16 - 20
Check-in: between 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18th at the Tigertown dorms.
Check-out: Graduation is the Tigertown Soccer Fields. Parents are invited! Check out is at 11:30 a.m. from the dorms.
Soccer balls may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $20. Campers are not required to bring a ball to camp, purchasing one is optional.
Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, supervision and evening activities.
Extended Day Campers 9am-9pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner, and evening activities.
Day Campers 9am-4pm: Professional coaching and instruction. Lunch is provided.
Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Campers train on grass practice fields
Dorm: Tigertown Dorms
Campers Per Room: 4
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. We do our best to grant roommate requests. Due to the large number of single rooms, not all requests will be able to be granted.
Bathrooms: shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: YES
Key Deposit: $25
Spending Money: $25, please do NOT bring a pre-written check
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up / Breakfast
- 9:00am Session topic of the day
- 10:30am Small sided games
- 12:00pm Lunch / rest
- 2:00pm Tactical sessions
- 4:00pm Dinner
- 6:00pm Games
- 8:30pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
He has really become more skilled just in a week
June 24, 2018: This was a much better experience overall for him than last year. It could be because he is more mature than last year or the different kids there this year, but he has really become more skilled just in a week. He loved the food and playing soccer all day long with friends.
— Taryn E. Parent
This is a camp that focuses on soccer and how to be a better player. Each year that my son has attended, he is challenged, assessed of his skill and has fun. Well worth the price, especially since the staff gets to know the kids and makes them feel comfortable and safe. - parent of camper
— Sharon C., Parent 2016
This was a well organized and supervised camp. My son learned new skills, made friends, and had a great time. This was his first time attending this camp and he plans on returning next year.
— Molly P., Parent 2016
I recommend Nike Soccer camp, Tiger town, for soccer players at all levels. My son and friends have attended this camp for a few years now. They have the best time! Not only do they get excellent soccer training, great camaraderie, skilled coaches...they also get their beds made everyday, gourmet food prepared by professional chefs. My mind is at ease knowing the camp takes extra measures in the safety of all campers. This is a plus when we've traveled five hours for our son to participate in the overnight camp.
— Vanessa M., Parent 2016
Well run camp!
We were very pleased to find such a well-run residential camp for our 15 year old son. It was difficult for us to find soccer camps for his age group that were residential. We were nervous about his staying there for a week; however, the oversight/supervision that was immediately evident as soon as we dropped him off put us at ease. Would absolutely send him again!
— Ben P., Parent 2015
Good Coaches to Players Ratio
The instruction, the ratio of coaches to players, and the other information provided, i.e. recruiting and nutrition was incredible.
— Logan P., Camper 2015
Nike soccer camp was awesome! The food was really good. The counselors and instructors were fun and cool. Great camp!
— Trey W., Camper 2015
Safe and challenging
The camp was fantastic. I learned foot skills as well and great scrimmage time. I always felt safe and challenged at the camp.
— Sean S., Camper 2015
Better player evaluation
More comprehensive player evaluation. No commentary was provided, no individual discussion regarding players overall performance, skills, etc.
— Roger W., Camper 2016
Campus was great and the coaches were excellent, the assistant coaches and the dorm monitors were great.
— Brian M., Camper 2015
Great Example for Sports & Life
I was very pleased with the intruction and moral character of the staff. They set a very good example for my child in sports and life.
— Patricia C., Parent 2015
It was a great experience for my son, the college head coach was there as well as the assistant coaches. My son was given great advise and he is looking forward to put to practice what he learned at camp.
— Lauren S., Parent 2015
Meet Players from Around the World
It will help you take your game to the next level because you get intense training and drills to help you give a better touch and improve vision and communication. It also helps you by playing and relating with players from around the world, since my first experience I've shared with Venezuelans, Colombians, Scottish, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and North American players.
— Ryan W., Camper 2014
Camp started Father's day
Didn't like camp starting on Father's Day
— Glenn D., Parent 2016
Enjoyed meeting new kids
We came down from New York to try a different camp. Nike always puts on a good camp, and this was no exception. My son and his two friends enjoyed meeting new kids and playing soccer with different group of kids. The kids love the camp and we are planning to come back next year.
— Bill M., Parent 2014
I recommend this camp for all ages, the instructors are very knowledgeable.
— Jared S., Camper 2014
Well organized, good instruction. The soccer training was sharp & the 3 on 3 was great.
— Mark M., Camper 2014