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The Nike Collegiate Soccer Experience is held on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2019.

With a variety of overnight and day camp options, field players and goalkeepers alike are able to find the best soccer training for their individual needs. Featuring a world class coaching staff, facilities, and athletic training staff, each player receives both individual and team training to help accelerate his soccer development. At the end of the session all campers receive a detailed evaluation of their performance. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you become the best soccer player possible.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Camp T-shirt
  • 10:1 camper to staff ratio
  • Top-notch coaching from college professionals
  • Air-conditioned dorms
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Camp Coaches

  • Brizendine Mikesmall

    Camp Director Mike Brizendine

    After serving 10 years as a college assistant soccer coach, including five at Virginia Tech, Mike Brizendine finally got his opportunity to be a head coach when former AD Jim Weaver promoted him to the head coach of the Tech men’s soccer program on June 11, 2009.

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  • Josh Dunn Headshot

    Coach Josh Dunn

    Josh Dunn was announced as an assistant coach on February 12, 2019, joining the Hokies' staff from North Florida where he had spent the last eight years

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  • Mcsorley Patricksmall

    Coach Patrick McSorley

    Patrick McSorely is in his ninth season as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech. Prior to coming to Blacksburg, McSorley spent six years at his alma mater, James Madison University.

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Camp Details

Our residential camps are a great opportunity for you to spend time with our coaching staff and to use the fabulous facilities at Virginia Tech. Players receive instruction from a variety of college coaches from the East Coast. Our camps are designed for players who want to improve their game for high school, club, and, looking to the future, college soccer. Senior college coaches cover many topics: principles of attacking and defending, combination play, pressure-cover-balance, flank play, counter attacking, zonal defending, finishing, and more. We break down the game and focus on individual topics for each session and then practice in small sided games.

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2019 Session Information

Dates: June 26 - 29 | July 17 - 20 | July 21 - 24

Our system of coaching gives players the chance to make better decisions while playing at a faster pace, reaching a new level of awareness and understanding of the game. We make camp competitive as the players push themselves. During the week players compete in small sided tournaments and evening games. Registration is limited to ages 10-18.

Our goalkeeping camps are run in conjunction with our residential camps. The structure of the goalkeeper camp offers a balance of specific goalkeeper training, training with the team, and playing in games. The goalkeepers start off the day with specific goalkeeper training. Focus is on the many facets of the game such as crosses, shot stopping, shot handling, breakaways, angle play, set pieces, and distribution. In the afternoon sessions, the goalkeepers are integrated into the field sessions when there is a finishing or crossing topic. Otherwise, the goalkeepers stay together for specific training. The final session of the day is games competition. The goalkeepers are placed on a team and received valuable game experience under the instruction from Coaches Kevin and Jesse. Registration is limited to ages 10-18.

Check-in at Cassell Coliseum: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
First camp meeting: 1:30 PM
First field session: 2:00 PM
First meal in camp: Dinner

Last field session/games: 9:00-10:45 AM
Closing ceremonies: 1:45-2:00 PM (at turf practice field)
Check-out at dormitory: 2:00-3:00 PM
Last meal in camp: Lunch

Is your camper under 10 years old? Open for all boys ages 5-10 years old, the camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 am to Noon. We strive to teach soccer skills in an instructional environment that is challenging and fun. Players with experience improve their skills and their understanding of the tactical aspects of the game. Players new to the game create a strong base of good habits for their future.


DIRECTIONS TO CAMP TO REACH THE CAMPUS FROM INTERSTATE 81 (SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND): I-81 to exit 118B, US 460 West towards Blacksburg. Make sure to follow signs to Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. Stay on US 460 West for approximately 8 miles. At the first traffic light, turn right onto campus at Southgate Drive. Follow Southgate to the second stoplight and turn left onto Spring Road. Follow Spring Rd. past the football stadium and turn left into the parking lot on your left. Cassell Coliseum, where you register for camp, is the last building on the right hand side of Spring Rd. You should see signs directing you to registration.

AIRPORT PICK-UP - Players requiring an airport pick up from the Roanoke Airport must contact us at least 2 weeks prior to camp. A cost of $20/way and a faxed airline itinerary is required. Phone:540-230-8942 Fax: 540-231-3613. Campers are asked to bring a check with them to camp for the transportation fee. Check can be made out to Virginia Tech Soccer.

Our Camp Store will offer a variety of snacks, drinks and an option for campers to place pizza orders. We suggest campers bring extra spending money.

Our College Recruiting Seminars provides an opportunity for high school players to have all of their college questions answered. The seminar will cover topics such as the difference in college programs (Division 1, 2, 3, & NAIA), information on different conferences, NCAA rules and the stages of the recruiting process.

Each camper participating in the overnight camp will receive a room key with lanyard giving access into his dorm. A $100 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED DURING CHECK IN (cash or check) which will be returned after the key is turned back in at check-out.

All players will have three meals a day at our awarding winning dinning halls. "Restaurants & Institutions" magazine recently named Student Programs' Housing and Dining a winner of the Ivy Award, which honors the best food service operations and restaurants in the industry.

All overnight campers have the option to rent linens for a $15.00 fee. Linens include sheets, pillow case, towels, washcloth and small blanket. You will still need to bring a pillow and heavier blanket (if needed). Rental option is available during enrollment and the fee will be collected immediately.

(1) Pair molded soccer cleats
(1) Pair shin guards
(5) Pair shorts
(1) Pillow
(5) T-shirts
(1) Pillow case, Long student bed sheets
(8) Pair socks
(1) Blanket
(4) Towels/washcloths
(1) Laundry bag
(1) Alarm clock (optional)
(1) Small carrying bag
(1) Pair of sneakers or indoor soccer shoes
*Toiletry articles

NOTE: In case of lost luggage, campers that are traveling by airplane should pack a carry on bag containing at least all necessary medications, toiletry items, money, soccer shoes, soccer ball, shin guards, shorts, t-shirts and any other essential items. US Sports and Virginia Tech are not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. is highly recommended that each camper lock his room when he leaves. It is also the responsibility of the camper to keep track of his soccer ball.

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.

***Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities. This camp is owned, controlled and operated by Mike Brizendine and US Sports Camps, Inc. The word “Hokies”, or any other reference to Virginia Tech are by permission of the University, and do not indicate, express, or imply any fashion involvement of the University in the operation or control of the camp.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake Up
  • 7:15-8:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Day Campers arrive at Dorm
  • 9:00-11:00am Training session 1 (Technical Training)
  • 11:30-12:45pm Lunch
  • 1:30-3:30pm Training session 2 (Tactical Training)
  • 4:00-5:15pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8:00pm Evening Games
  • 8:15-8:30pm Camp meeting at turf practice field
  • 8:30pm Day Campers leave from meeting
  • 8:30-10:00pm Special Games, Pizza, Movies
  • 9:45-10:15pm In Rooms and Lights Out (10-11 yrs & 12-14 yrs)
  • 10:00-10:30pm In Rooms and Lights Out (15-16 yrs & 17-18 yrs)

Nike Soccer Camp Virginia Tech Feature

All fields used for the Collegiate Soccer Experience are located on Virginia Tech's Campus. With a wide variety of facilities Virginia Tech features some of the best playing surfaces in the country. All campers use the practice training fields (grass and field turf for all playing conditions) as well as have access to Rector Field House (indoor soccer complex).

All overnight campers stay on campus in the air-conditioned student dorms, conveniently located near all dining halls and soccer facilities. Roommate requests are not guaranteed.

The Collegiate Soccer Experience is pleased to offer some of the best dining in the country to our camp participants. Virginia Tech serves the best food in the nation, according to The Princeton Review’s "Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition”. The university’s Dining Services also received a No. 1 ranking for “Best Campus Food” in 2008 from the Princeton Review, and was honored with the prestigious Ivy Award from “Restaurants and Institutions” magazine. Virginia Tech's award winning dining facilities offer a wide variety of nutritious meals at the newly renovated D2, which features all you can eat dining.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.53 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Camp runs like a smooth oiled machine

    July 23, 2018: Camp runs like a smooth oiled machine. This is Hunter’s 4th year. Very good camp! He loves working with the coaches and the food is fantastic!

    — Krista P. Parent

    • 4/5.
    We'll be back next year

    July 5, 2018: My son learned about communicating with teammates and the importance of spacing. He loved the whole experience from the dining hall, to the workouts, to the awesome facilities!

    — Julie F. Parent

    • 3/5.
    Our son loved the high level of competition

    July 23, 2018: He couldn’t say he actually learned anything new but, it was nice to play with and against such high-level players and be with a knowledgeable coach who shared advice and gave input. Our son loved the high level of competition and was really impressed with the energy and knowledge of his assigned coach.

    — Robert S. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Best Time

    This was the first time my son has been on his own and it was 4 hours away from home. As a parent, I was worried how it would go. After seeing the campus and the security at the dorms and listening to the instructors I felt more at ease. Then speaking with my child nightly and knowing he was tired, ate 3 meals a day, and was showering, I knew he was in good hands and doing just fine. He said he had the best time of his life and the experience was amazing! He will be attending next year! Thank you all for providing a great life experience and memories for my son!

    — Amy W., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience

    I would like to see the camp take place for a longer period of time! 2.5-3 days is just not long enough when traveling from Cincinnati, OH. My son really enjoyed the experience and even though he is only going into 8th grade I think he gained an appreciation for what a great school Virginia Tech is but a cumulative 22 hours of driving in 4 days is too much. Thanks for the great experience!

    — Michael F., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    I cannot thank you enough for providing such a fantastic camp for my son! As a mom, you cannot put a price on safety and I THANK YOU for providing such a great environment! I loved the great organization and the ease of getting Will checked in and out. The experience was life-changing and I truly appreciate it! Also, I (and my son too) LOVED the Player Evaluation Card! It provided great and honest insight. It gave us a plan, so to speak, on where Will needs to work on certain skills. Thank you again for such a great camp! We will be back next year!!

    — Amanda A. Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Skills improve every year

    I have attended the camp for two consecutive years. Each year, I learn more and build on the skills I improved on from the previous year. Feedback is instant and constructive. Good pace and structure.

    — Kyle L., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.

    This is a great camp! My son has been to this camp five times and plans to come back next summer. Excellent positive coaching. Highly skilled players. Lots of fun. Food at Virginia Tech is excellent.

    — Lois A., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Best camp; will go back

    Best soccer camp by far my son has ever attended. For the first time with any soccer camp, he talked about going back next year even as we were going home.

    — Robert G., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Excellent level of competition

    My son, a rising senior, had an outstanding experience at the Nike Soccer Camp at Virginia Tech. The training, coaching enthusiasm, and level of competition were excellent. He is striving to have his best year yet, and feels the camp was an excellent addition to his summer program.

    — Jim M,, Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Excellent Experience

    Excellent experience. This was my son's second year attending the camp! He loved every minute. He has already said he'll do it again next summer. Thank you, Nike and the experienced coaching staff.

    — Selena P., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Attended the past three summers

    My two boys have enjoyed the camp for the past three summers and have recommended to friends and teammates. Always a great experience.

    — Larry C., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Best Training I've Experienced

    The training was excellent. Best I've experienced, and I've been to a lot of soccer camps.

    — Colin H., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Learned a Great Deal

    Fantastic camp for kids! Excellent coaches and a great opportunity to improve and expand upon current soccer skills. Highly recommend this Nike camp. Our son has attended the last 2 years and has learned a great deal.

    — Janette K., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    This camp was so much fun! It was a great experience to have with my friends since a couple of my teammates attended the camp with me. I also made some new friends that I hope to see again next year. My coach was a super soccer player and he did a great job helping me to be better too. I can't wait to go back next year.

    — Justin W., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Good as it Gets

    The facilities at Virginia Tech are as good as it gets. They get great players to come to the camp which makes it very enjoyable camp.

    — Owen C., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Big improvements

    We have seen a big improvement in our son's skills since attending camp. He had a great time and before the parents left they made it very clear that the staff was there for the children day or night and made sure the littler ones understood they could come and get them anytime for any reason- which made me and my son feel comfortable.

    — Gary S., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Had a blast

    This camp was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the air conditioned dorm was a plus. My son went with a group from his team and had a blast. We would definitely recommend this camp to other soccer players.

    — Phil D., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    More 1-on-1

    for the younger camps U13----more 1 on 1 or very small group work. my sons report card did not match up with his skill except in 1 area and that made me listen more to what he was actually saying in regards to the attention to the boys by the coaching staff. I don't feel that there was enough focus on small group or individual or they would have been more accurate in their assessment of my son and his friend who had the same issue. I sent my son to this camp because my older son had 2 great experiences there. I am hesitant to send my younger son again with the cost of camp for 3 days. I know it has been better from my older and i expect that for all the boys.

    — James B., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Beyond anything I have experienced

    I would attend this camp again because the level of training is excellent and the level of the coaching is beyond anything else I have experienced. Thanks you for the great week.

    — Tom L., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Great conditions

    My son went with two friends, and they all really enjoyed everything about this camp. Also, they've done other camps in the past, and very much appreciated having air conditioned dorms, and excellent dining, in addition to the soccer experience itself.

    — Maggie S., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Needs better sleeping arrangement

    Same kids have been going together each year, but this year you put all three in the same room. Not very well thought out. Not done before. As parents, we had to rearrange everything. Paid all this money for one child to sleep on the floor? Not good. Everything else was great however and the kids, which is the most important issue, is they had fun. They had two different rooms last several years.

    — Jennifer S., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Made new friends

    Great tactical and technical training. Met lots of great coaches made new friends.

    — Nick O., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Very organized

    The camp was very organized, the boys were pushed and the campus experience is a bonus for boys who are looking at colleges and play soccer.

    — Patricia J., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    By far the biggest return

    My son has attended a lot of soccer camps but the Virginia Tech camp by far had the biggest return on investment. The experience and skills that my son gained at the camp completely outshined those of other camps. He will definitely be attending again.

    — Tamar C., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Helpful and engaged staff

    I felt quite safe leaving my child at Virginia Tech. The coach made a wonderful appeal as to the expectations of the campers during their stay at Virginia Tech. All of the staff were very helpful and engaged us as we registered.

    — Ingrid S., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the "college life"

    This was our first year at the VT camp. My son and his teammate came to the camp. They learned new tactical and technical moves they will take back to their team. They enjoyed the "college life" and the said the food was amazing! We enjoyed being able to watch their evening games. They will definitely return next year.

    — Tiffany B., Parent 2013

    • 5/5.
    Needs better evaluation

    More individual focus or smaller group focus. Actually work on items on your "report card" it's like a teacher giving a grade for something they never addressed all year.

    — Thomas B., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Too hot

    Option to use any indoor facilities, if available. The week my son was there (July 24-27) was brutally hot, nearly 100 degrees in the afternoon and much hotter on the artificial turf.

    — Cynthia W., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Absolutely the best coaching

    Best camp I've ever attended. I've even experienced ODP and UVA camp. VT camp was absolutely the best coaching I've seen. Wow!

    — Giorgi R., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Skill improvement; reccomend

    My son CJ had a wonderful experience at VA Tech camp. The coaches were very engaging, and helped him improve his game. We definitely recommend this camp!

    — Mary C., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Made my son start looking into colleges

    The camp showed my son what he needed to improve on to get a college to look at him, while also improving his soccer skills and showing him what it is like to live away from home. It made him start looking a schools to see what it takes to get a soccer scholarship. Before this camp we had to ask him to practice now he practice without us saying anything.

    — Sam G., Parent 2013

    • 5/5.
    Recommend to anyone

    Nike soccer camp was a great experience. The coaches and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful in perfecting my game. I would recommend this camp to anyone!!

    — Luis T., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Excellent program

    The Nike camp at VT is an excellent program. My son had fun, worked hard, learned some new techniques, and made several new friends. On the way home he asked if he could return next year! Thanks VT & Nike, for a great experience!

    — Omar S., Parent 2013

Nike Collegiate Soccer Experience at Virginia Tech

Mike Brizendine, Camp Director
309K Cassell Coliseum
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended Day 9am-9pm $560.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $660.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended Day 9am-9pm $560.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $660.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended Day 9am-9pm $560.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $660.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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