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Nike Soccer Camps is pleased to announce that the Nike Soccer Camp at Elmhurst College has been named one of North America’s Top 60 Summer Camps of 2017, according to FlightNetwork travel agency!

Is your dream to play in college? Or to be the best one out on the field? Take your game to the next level!

Highlights Include
  • Access to brand new turf fields
  • Daily classroom sessions covering college level tactics, systems of play, video instruction and match analysis
  • NIKE Sparq testing and training
  • Attend a professional soccer match on Saturday night and perform a match analysis (when available)
  • Nightly 11v11 matches
  • "Champions Breakfast" with current college players
  • Specialized goalkeeping program
  • All coaches are head coaches & first assistants from Divisions I, II, III and NAIA
  • NSCAA parent development seminar (included in tuition)
  • ACT Prep Class
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Camp Coaches

  • Coach Di Tomasso Nike Soccer Camps 2016

    Camp Director Dave Di Tomasso

    In 2004, Dave Di Tomasso became the head coach of Elmhurst College's brand new men's soccer team. Di Tomasso needed little time to turn the program into a winner, guiding the Bluejays to an impressive 12-7-1 record and a trip to the CCIW Tournament in its first year as a varsity sport.

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  • Tunis Nikesoccercamps

    Assign Position Matt Tunis

    Elmhurst College - Division III Matt Tunis is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Elmhurst men's soccer team. Tunis spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Alvernia

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  • Wes Lomnicki Nike Soccer Camps

    Assistant Coach Wes Lomnicki

    Elmhurst College - Division III Wes Lomnicki is entering his second season as an assistant coach with the Bluejays.  Lomnicki played collegiate soccer at the University of

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Camp Details

The most powerful, innovative, unique, and professional soccer camp on the market today, the Nike Boys Premier ID Camp at Elmhurst College will help guide your game to new heights.

This camp is for individuals and teams looking to be challenged in a highly competitive soccer environment, while being seen by top college coaches. Soccer success comes from being smarter and more efficient than the other team. Let us help show you the way!


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College Coaches Attending or Featured - We pride ourselves in having some of the top coaches in the region at our camp.  Each Coach is required to perform one of your field sessions and then support that session with their dynamic classroom session.  Some coaches pending and coaches who attended in 2017 include:

Marquette University Aurora University IYSA Head -  Caulbert Smith Robert Morris UIC Coaches Elgin Community College Rick Cea Loyola Coaches Northern Illinois Coaches Alvernia University Coaches

2018 Coaches TBA

Nike Premier ID Goalkeeping School

Keepers are trained by the best goalkeeper coaches around! Our goalkeeper staff has extensive experience, including playing professionally, ODP, academy, and regional experience and high level accreditations through the NSCAA and USSF. The Goalkeeping program emphasizes all facets of the position, including the tactics used as a goalkeeper. All keepers have two GK specific sessions per day and are in-goal for nightly matches for further evaluation. Soccer Specific Fitness Training Experience college lever training! Know what it takes to be a college or pro player. All sessions are state of the art and will challenge you each step of the way. ACT Preparation Class Guest speaker led classroom session devoted to helping players understand the importance of maximizing their ACT score. Also touching on helpful study habits and test taking methods. Parent Development Seminar Component It is imperative that the parents are educated on all the factors that go into being a student athlete and what it takes to be successful at the highest level.  Nike Premier ID Camp has developed a one of a kind program for the parent!  In a partnership with the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) upon check in and after the opening ceremony parents are invited, at NO ADDITIONAL COST, to attend a three hour educational event. 

Topics that will be presented and discussed include: 

  • Admissions Presentation and process given by Elmhurst College Staff 
  • Financial Aid Presentation by Elmhurst College Staff
  • Recruiting Process information provided by a National Recruiting Service 
  • Elite player qualifications moving forward / what to expect in the college game 
  • Club Soccer:  differences between regular, academy, and elite clubs Upon completion of the 3 hour class each parent will receive a Special Topics Diploma through the NSCAA!  
  • Refreshments will be served throughout the course. 

Classroom Training: These days players need to be “students of the game” and this requires them to learn in the classroom much like traditional academics. At Nike Premier ID Camp we understand what it takes to train the players mentally. This is what truly prepares them for college soccer and beyond! 

Players will learn: 

  • How to analyze a game from watching and on video through “Match Analysis Training.” 
  • Perform a match analysis at a professional soccer match 
  • Tactics of the game through theory and comprehension 
  • Video analysis 
  • Drawing of plays and formations using whiteboards Champion’s Breakfast 

This camp is a rare experience!  Current college players from the major programs being represented attend breakfast with our campers. They share their college soccer experiences both athletically and academically.  Breakfast is catered, and the experience includes a high level guest speaker from the soccer world!

2018 SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in: between 11:30am-1:00pm on Friday at the Frick Center.

Check-out: between 4:00-4:30pm on Sunday from the fields.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Soccer Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility:  Grass & Turf fields

HOUSING

Dorm:   Will be assigned at check in.
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms:  shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $80 made to Elmhurst College Soccer
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital 2 miles from campus

TRAVEL

Nearest Airport:  Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway                                              
Transportation:  Not provided 

TEAM DISCOUNT

If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive 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

  • Friday, July 28th
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Check in
  • 1:00-1:45pm Opening Ceremony
  • 2:00-5:00pm Parent Special Topics Course
  • 2:00-4:00pm Players - Field Session 1
  • 4:30pm Dinner
  • 6:00-6:45pm Classroom Session 1
  • 7:00-9:00pm Field Session 2 - Match play
  • 9:30-10:45pm Evening Event
  • 11:00pm Lights Out
  • Saturday, July 29th
  • 7:00am Sunrise Soccer
  • 7:40am Champions Breakfast
  • 9:00am-11:00am Field Session 3
  • 11:30am Lunch
  • 1:15-2:00pm Classroom Session 2
  • 2:00-3:30pm Field Session 4
  • 4:00pm Dinner
  • 5:00-6:15pm Field Session 5 - Match play
  • 6:45-11:00pm Chicago Fire MLS Game (perform match analysis after game)
  • 11:00pm Lights Out
  • Sunday, July 30th
  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:15am Classroom Session 3 (Match analysis breakdown)
  • 9:15-11:00am Field Session 5
  • 11:30am Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45pm Classroom Session 4
  • 2:00-4:00pm Field Session 6 - Match play
  • 4:00-4:30pm Closing Ceremonies & check out

Elmhurst College Soccer Langhorst Field

Home to the Elmhurst football, soccer and track and field programs, Langhorst Field serves as the college's primary outdoor facility. Renovated in 2002, the field is surrounded by an all-weather rubberized track. In the summer of 2011, the field was resurfaced with state-of-the-art FieldTurf. Permanent lighting was also installed in 2011.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.80 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Helped me improve!

    It helped me improve my game and skills. It helped me improve my game and also taking it to the next level. I had the chance to be coached by college coaches and they help me improve my game. This camp helped me to be a better soccer player not just on the field but also off the field. I learned that nutrition is very important as well as getting a good ACT Score.

    — Elmhurst Premier ID Camper, 2016

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend

    I recommend this camp to anyone who really wants to go somewhere with their soccer career. Not only did I make lots of friends and have fun but I learned a lot and got a feeling of what it's like to be a college player.  

    — Elmhurst ID Camper, '16

    • 5/5.
    Came home full of enthusiasm

    Much thanks to you and your selected staff for your efforts and time with Ian.  Ian came home full of enthusiasm for the college game with a better idea of the work it will take on/off the field and in the classroom to get to that level.  We appreciate the written observation of his skills and tactical awareness and feel, as is often the case, a Coach's assessment is worth 100 of ours.  His experience was everything we could have expected and he will return when the next opportunity presents itself.

    — Parent of Elite 150 Camper '15

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    • 5/5.
    Great Experience

    Just wanted to tell you what a great experience my son, Adam Masters, had at camp over the weekend.  He felt like he learned a lot from the classroom sessions and that the goalie coaches were great.  Thanks for a well organized and productive weekend, along with some good old fun.

    — Parent of Elite 150 Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Big Thanks!

    I attended the Nike Elite 150 Soccer Camp you hosted at Elmhurst College.  I wanted to thank you for all you did to make the camp a great and fun experience. The combination of both field and classroom sessions was a new encounter for me.  The classroom sessions gave me new insight on tactical parts of the game that are harder to learn from just being on the pitch.  I also learned a great deal about the importance of both analyzing matches and the college recruiting process. Thanks once again for the great soccer experience.   I thought you did a great job of making the camp fun and tough at the same time.  Good luck on your upcoming season!

    — Elite 150 Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Direct Thanks!

    I am just writing to let you know that I enjoyed the camp very much. I think it was the most beneficial camp we've ever attended. I'm glad Alec and I were able to spend some time with current players, and look around campus some more.

    — Parent of Elite 150 Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    amazing coaching staff

    The quality of the coaching staff was amazing!

    — Elite 150 Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Improved skills

    It showed me, as a player, what I needed to improve upon. Showed the speed of the game at the next level and what needs to be done to improve one's game.

    — Elite 150 Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Soccer at the next level

    If you want to pursue soccer in college and beyond, this camp gives you an idea of what to expect.  

    — Elite 150 Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Improved my skills, found my weaknesses

    The camp was great.  The coaches and fellow players were very welcoming of me.  I learned a lot, improved my skills, found my weaknesses and made some friends.  The food was delicious.  I really enjoyed listening to the coaches and speakers.  I had loads of fun, learned a lot and grew as much, I'd gladly go again.

    — Elite 150 Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Instruction was clear and competition was high

    The camp was a very educational experience. It was nice to have an overview of how the college recruiting process is ran. The game analysis was enjoyable as well, and that aspect opened up a new way to view a match. The best, by far, was on the field. The instruction was clear, and the competition was high. I love this game and now I love it even more.

    — Elite 150 Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Didn't feel lost in the crowd

    The coaches & staff really gave me excellent individual instruction. I didn't feel like I was lost in the crowd & just another camper. I got one on one goal keeper advice & very helpful instruction on things that I needed to improve on. Will go again for sure!

    — Elite 150 Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Individual instruction was EXCELLENT

    Coaches were top notch. Individual instruction was EXCELLENT. I didn't feel like i was lost in the crowd of all the other kids.

    — Elite 150 Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend

    To soccer players everywhere, Nike soccer camps is one of the best ways to improve your skills and abilities. I highly recommend to attend one of these camps. You will not be disappointed

    — Elite 150 Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Good player to coach ratio

    This was a nice camp because of the relatively small number of attendees. The player to coach ration was very good so I was able to receive a lot of individual instruction. The coaching was great by the way! 

    — Elite 150 Camper '12

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Nike Boys Premier ID Camp at Elmhurst College

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Dave Di Tomasso, Camp Director
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
For players entering 9th grade and above
Overnight $480.00
Availability: Open

* 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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