Nike Girls Premier ID Camp at Elmhurst College
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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? Here's an opportunity to help take you to the next level!
- Opportunity to attend professional soccer women's match and perform a match analysis
- Access to brand new turf fields
- ACT Prep Class
- Daily classroom sessions covering college level tactics, systems of play, video instruction and match analysis
- 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)
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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.View Dave's Bio ⟩
Seven years later, the Bluejays' ascent up the ranks of college soccer has been nothing short of impressive. In 2009, Di Tomasso led Elmhurst to its first-ever CCIW Championship and its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bluejays finished the season with a 13-4-4 overall record and posted an undefeated conference record of 5-0-2.
n 2013 Coach Tomasso was named Coach of the Year after finishing 11-4-3, good for 2nd in the conference, with only 1 true senior on the field.
In 2010, Di Tomasso guided Elmhurst to a 10-8 overall record with Brehm, Warren, and McMahon all earning all-conference honors.
Di Tomasso has compiled a 76-48-13 record in seven seasons as the Bluejays' head coach. His teams have won 10 games or more in six of his seven seasons and have qualified for the CCIW Tournament four times. He has coached 26 all-conference players, six all-region honorees, and two CCIW Players of the Year.
Before taking the reigns of the men's team, Di Tomasso spent six seasons as the head coach of Elmhurst's women's soccer team. He continues to rank as the College's all-time winningest coach in women's soccer after compiling a 68-45-6 record in six seasons. Sixteen of Di Tomasso's players earned all-conference honors and Tasha Shepard became the first Elmhurst women's soccer player to earn All-America recognition.
Di Tomasso's overall collegiate coaching record stands at 144-93-19.
Di Tomasso, who also coached the men's golf team at Elmhurst, serves on the Illinois Olympic Development Program staff and runs multiple sessions of the Elmhurst College Soccer Academy each summer. He holds a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and a United States Soccer Federation "A" license. He was recently named the NSCAA Regional Director for Coaching Education. In addition, he'll also serve as an associate national staff coach.
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 AlverniaView Matt Tunis's Bio ⟩
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 University in Pennsylvania, helping the team win a pair of conference championships and make three conference tournament appearances. The 2012 squad went on to capture an ECAC South Region Championship.
Tunis began his collegiate soccer career at Ocean County College, before transferring to Alvernia and closing out his playing career.
Tunis holds an NSCAA Level 6 Diploma and a USSF "D" license. He currently coaches with the United Soccer Academy in Oak Brook.
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 ofView Wes Lomnicki's Bio ⟩
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 Wisconsin-Whitewater and was a part of a team that made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
- As a senior captain, he anchored a back line that allowed only 13 goals for the 2007 season, setting a school record for fewest goals allowed. He earned all-region honors as a senior.
- Lomnicki holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He is also a staff coach at Oak Brook Soccer Club.
Staff Megan George
Elmhurst College Current Elmhurst College Women’s Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Trainer Former Player at Lewis University 2011 Current Club Coach for Palatine Celtic PAWS GoalkeeperView Megan George's Bio ⟩
- Current Elmhurst College Women’s Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Trainer
- Former Player at Lewis University 2011
- Current Club Coach for Palatine Celtic
- PAWS Goalkeeper Academy
- USSF D License
Staff Monica Danek
Marian University Assistant Women’s Coach at Marian University Played 4 years at Lewis University Staff Coach for Illinois ODP Goalkeeper Coach for PAWS AcademyView Monica Danek's Bio ⟩
- Assistant Women’s Coach at Marian University
- Played 4 years at Lewis University
- Staff Coach for Illinois ODP
- Goalkeeper Coach for PAWS Academy
The most powerful, innovative, unique, and professional soccer camp in the game today, the Nike Girls Premier ID Camp will help guide you 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!Show Less See More Camp Details
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
- 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!
- 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
A unique experience to say the least! 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.
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: Grass & Turf fields
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: $60
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital 2 miles from campus
Nearest Airport: Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway
Transportation: Not provided
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.
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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 Camper '16
2014 Thank you!
"My daughter Shaina had nothing but good things to say about the camp. The part that I did observe at the end, I could tell that the staff was truly engaged with the girls. Thank you!"
— Parent of Camper
The Nike Elite 150 Camp at Elmhurst this past summer was an outstanding experience for our daughter. She got to work with some outstanding coaches from all levels of college coaching. They gave her great feedback and advice for pursuing her goal of playing college soccer. In our minds this camp was a key for building confidence and knowledge about soccer at a higher level. She came away from camp with a confident attitude that helped her as she approached the ODP Regional Tournament and Region II camp last July, and now the national training camp. That is a great group of coaches that work that Nike Camp at Elmhurst. I hope they continue to provide that experience for young ladies.
— Parent of Camper
I would like to thank you and all the staff for providing a fun and productive soccer experience for the girls! My daughter has sent me several updates about all the fantastic things she is learning at camp, I cannot wait to hear more. In addition, the parent course on Friday was very informative as we begin to navigate and evaluate college soccer opportunities in the next couple of years, very much appreciated!
— Parent of Camper
The camp focused on what I specifically needed to improve on. The staff was attentive and the classroom sessions really help you understand the game better.
— Elmhurst Camper
My daughter came home exhausted but excited. The camp was challenging, the coaching was great and she felt like she came away from the camp having learned a lot.
— Parent of Camper
Good mix of mental and physical components
I really enjoyed my experience at Elmhurst College. Coaches were very encouraging, informative, and interactive, both on the field and in the classroom. I thought it was a really good mix between the mental and physical aspects of the game, and a good mix between being challenged and having fun. I walked away feeling very accomplished.
— Elmhurst Camper